City of Yorkton News
January 8 to January 14, 2009

 




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Public Notice
Sanitary Landfill Tipping Fees

In order to update the current operations at the sanitary landfill, the City of Yorkton will be implementing a scale system.  Vehicles entering the landfill will be weighed and charged based on the weight of refuse brought in for disposal with payment required prior to departure.  Fill material that may be accepted, at the City’s discretion, will also require fees to cover the cost of stockpiling this material.

Operations and rate structures have not been finalized and scheduled completion date is spring of 2009. Contractors, businesses, and municipalities should expect an increase in rates for their disposal and separate any recyclable refuse whenever possible.  Concrete or asphalt will continue to be accepted at the City Public Works Yard at 85 York Road East.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Environmental Services Department at 786-1774.

 

 

 
Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on January 12, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Auxiliary Fire Fighter

The City of Yorkton Fire Department
invites applications for the position of
Auxiliary Fire Fighter

The City of Yorkton Fire Department is looking for highly motivated persons, male or female, over the age of 18, residing in city limits to become part of our Auxiliary Fire Fighting force.  Operating as a composite department, Auxiliary Fire Fighters provide support services to the Full-Time Department.  If you are interested in a new challenge and in expanding your life skills, these positions provide for a stimulating team building opportunity. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
Under direct supervision, Auxiliary Fire Fighters assist in response, mitigation, and return to service of Fire Department apparatus and the facility.  Response to emergency incidents can include: fires; dangerous goods; rescue work; and other duties as assigned.  Personal and public safety is of paramount importance therefore successful candidates will be required to participate in regular and ongoing training and will receive protective clothing, a radio, and will be placed on an on-call rotation.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must be 18 years of age, in good physical and mental health and must successfully complete a physical fitness test.  RCMP security clearance and a valid Saskatchewan license and abstract are also required.  Preference will be given to those possessing current C.P.R., First Aid, and N.F.P.A. or related training / certification.

HOURS OF WORK:
On-call hours include Monday through Friday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., 24 hours on weekends and statutory holidays.  Wednesday evenings are designated for training from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  (These are not Full-time paid firefighting positions.)

If you have any questions please contact the Yorkton Fire Department at 786-1795 or submit a detailed resume to:
Director of Human Resources
City of Yorkton
Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3
Email:
Fax: (306) 786-6880

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted.

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Engineering Student / Technical Assistant

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF
ENGINEERING STUDENT – TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & ENGINEERING

This position shall provide the technical assistance for surveying and AutoCAD/GIS for capital projects and replacement and maintenance programs particularly relating to the Planning and Engineering Department working under the direction of the Engineering Assistant.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Provide assistance with surveying on various construction projects.
  • Provide assistance with AutoCAD/GIS for various projects.
  • Assist with maintenance of engineering plans and records.
  • Perform other related duties as requested and assist with the general operation of the Engineering office.
  • Must comply with the OH&S Act and Regulations, and all Safety Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Use every reasonable precaution to avoid workplace incidents.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain good relations with staff and the general public.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and perform duties with minimal supervision.
  • Currently enrolled in a recognized Technical Institute or University pursuing employment in an Engineering field.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Provincial driver’s license. 
  • Possess and maintain R.C.M.P. security clearance.
  • Other related skills:
    • Problem solving/decision making
    • Leadership
    • Initiative and innovation
    • Written communication

This position is intended to correspond with a 4-8 month work term for the 2009 school year.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references no later than 4:30pm January 14th, 2009 to:
Director of Human Resources
City of Yorkton
Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3
Email:
Fax: (306) 786-6880

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted.

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
City Engineer

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF
CITY ENGINEER

The City of Yorkton has a Full Time City Engineer position available for a dynamic, highly motivated individual.  Our City is undergoing major growth resulting in many interesting and challenging initiatives. Located on the Yellowhead Highway, Yorkton is a progressive community of approximately 15,000 people serving as a hub to the Parkland region.  Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities and provides the quality of life of a smaller community.

Reporting directly to the Manager of Engineering the City Engineer will have a strong understanding of the municipal engineering environment and provide leadership at both the strategic and technical levels on municipal infrastructure projects including but not limited to the following: 

  • Streets and roads,
  • Water mains, sanitary and storm sewer mains,
  • Subdivision design and development,
  • Municipal buildings and facilities

You will lead proposal development, supervising the advancement of projects through the concept, design and construction phases.  As an experienced project manager you will have the responsibility for generating and maintaining project planning documentation including schedules, budgets, cost control processes and work procedures.  The City Engineer assists with the implementation of policies and procedures, manages operations such as the municipal airport and transit contracts, current and long-range city planning and development, budget processes and staff selection, training and development. 

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  Consideration may be given to candidates who have an equivalent combination of municipal experience and education;
  • Registration with APEGS;
  • A high degree of personal initiative, good planning, and organizational skills;
  • Proven management experience with the ability to foster a participative team environment, promoting a productive workplace and excellent customer service;
  • Strong leadership characteristics and sound financial management skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills to effectively deal with all levels of staff, elected officials, government agencies, consultants and the general public;
  • A valid class 5 Saskatchewan driver’s license;
  • RCMP security clearance.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. For further information visit our web site at: www.yorkton.ca/employment/. Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references to:
Director of Human Resources
City of Yorkton
Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3
Email:
Fax: (306) 786-6880

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted.

 

 

 
Scuba Diving and
Snorkelling Clinics

Scuba Diving Clinic
January 16-18, 2009
Starts Friday at 6:00 p.m.
Gallagher Centre Water Park
Instructor: Kevin Bowes
Cost $259.00 includes everything
Call 786-1740 to register.

Snorkelling Clinic
Sunday, January 18, 2009
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Gallagher Centre Water Park
Instructor: Kevin Bowes
Cost : $20 per person
Call 786-1740 to register.

 

 

 
Ongoing Programs at the
Yorkton Public Library

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE
Wednesday afternoons
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Meeting room
With the Duplicate Bridge Club

STITCH & CHAT
Thursday afternoons
1:30 – 3:30 pm.
Local History Room

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB
Thursday afternoons
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Meeting Room

PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME
Wednesday or Thursday mornings
10:30 – 11:15 am
Programming Room
For 3 – 5 year olds

TODDLER TIME
Thursday mornings
10:30 – 11:00 am.
Meeting room
For parents and toddlers (under 36 months)

All programs are free of charge.  Everyone is welcome.
To register or for more information, please contact the Library at 783-3523.

 

 

 
Public Skating

FARRELL AGENCIES ARENA

Sunday Nights:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Admission:  $2.25 per person or $5.50 per family
<paid at the Securtek Information Kiosk>
For more information call 786-1740.

KINSMEN ARENA

Public Skating:
Sunday Nights
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors Skate:
Wednesday Afternoons
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All programs at Kinsmen Arena are FREE of CHARGE.
For more information call Leisure Services at 786-1750.

 

 

 
Outdoor Rinks and
Toboggan Hills

Outdoor Rinks

Knights of Columbus Park – Circlebrooke Drive
Heritage Heights Park - McBurney Drive
Silver Heights Park - Sunset Drive
Weinmaster Park - Morrison Drive
Appleton Park - Appleton Drive

Toboggan Hills

Deer Park Golf Course - Highway 52 West
Rodney Ridge - Roslyn Avenue
Knights of Columbus Park - Circlebrooke Drive
Weinmaster Park - Morrison Drive

For more information call Leisure Services at 786-1750.

 

 

 
Drop-In Badminton

Wednesday Nights
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Gloria Hayden Community Centre Gym

Cost is $3.00/person

For more information call 786-1776

 

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