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January 22 to January 28, 2009

 




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Public Notice of Intent to Apply
for Alteration of Municipal Boundaries

Pursuant to Section 43 of The Cities Act, the City of Yorkton hereby gives notice of its intention to apply for an alteration of its municipal boundaries to incorporate land currently under the jurisdiction of the Rural Municipality of Wallace No. 243 as shown on the attached map and described as follows:

Legal Description of Rural Municipality of Wallace No. 243 Lands in proposed Annexation Area.

• All those portions of the NW ¼ and the SW ¼ of Section 7 in Twp. 26, Rge. 3
  W2M lying in the R.M of Wallace No. 243
• All of Section 6 in Twp. 26, Rge. 3 W2M lying in the R.M of Wallace No. 243
• All of Section 31 in Twp. 25, Rge 3 W2M lying in the R.M of Wallace No. 243
• All those portions of the NW ¼ and SW ¼ of Section 5 in Twp. 26, Rge. 3
   W2M lying in the R.M of Wallace No. 243
• All those portions of the NW ¼ of Section 32 in Twp. 25, Rge. 3 W2M
   lying in the R.M of Wallace No. 243
• All those portions of the NW ¼ of Section 30 in Twp. 25, Rge. 3 W2M
   lying in the R.M of Wallace No. 243

The purpose of the proposed alteration is to provide sufficient lands within the City of Yorkton to accommodate continuing residential, commercial, industrial and institutional development, as well as to protect potential future areas of expansion from incompatible land uses developed to rural rather than urban design and engineering standards.

Any person who wishes to object to the proposed boundary alteration may file a written objection, within four weeks of the last publication of this notice, stating clearly the reason(s) for their opposition. This notice must be received be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 by the City Clerk of the City of Yorkton at the address below:

Bonnie Schenher, City Clerk
Box 400,
37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3

 View the complete proposal

The complete proposal can also be viewed at the City Hall 2nd Floor office of Roger Hunter, Director of Planning and Engineering between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday January 19th, 2009, through to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2009, Monday to Friday.

Dated at the City of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, this 13th day of January, 2009.

Bonnie Schenher
City Clerk
Phone: (306) 786-1717
Email:

 

 

 

 
Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on January 26, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 
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.

 

 

 
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.

 

 

 
Cross Country Ski Trails

Six kilometers of classic cross-country ski trails have been groomed at Deer Park Municipal Golf Course by volunteers from the Yorkton Cross Country Ski Club.

Trail Fees:
Individual $10.00/season
Family $15.00/season

For more information call Merlon at 782-5569 or 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

 

 

 
Women's Rec League

Basketball, Volleyball, Floor Hockey, Dodgeball, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee

Thursday Nights
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Gloria Hayden Community Centre
$3.00/person

Come on out and join in on the fun!

For more information e-mail: Womens.rec.league@hotmail.com

 

 

 
Gallagher Centre Water Park
Youth Swim Night

Friday, January 23, 2009
10:00 p.m. to Midnight

Ages 12 & up

Cost is $2.00/person
Door prizes, pizza, games & more

For more information call 786-1740

 

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