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City of Yorkton News
June 11 to June 17, 2009

 




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Public Notice
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The City of Yorkton has engaged a contractor to install a 500 mm diameter water main along the western edge of the City.  Construction will start along Highway #10, cross Broadway Street West and proceed north along Sully Avenue to the Canola Crushing Plants.  The construction will start during the week of May 18th and continue for approximately 6 weeks.

Access to properties and traffic accommodation along the route may be restricted or limited at times.  However, providing access to businesses will be a priority.  The City apologizes for any inconveniences that the construction may cause.  See attached map for construction route.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Planning & Engineering Department at (306)786-1730.

 

 

 
Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on June 22, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 
Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

Protective Services Committee

The next meeting of the Protective Services Committee will be held on:
                                                                                   
Date:               June 16, 2009
Time:               7:00 a.m.
Location:         Meeting Room “A” – City Hall

 

 

 
Notice to the Public
City Facilities Closure

On Tuesday, June 23rd, the following City facilities will be closed at 2:45 p.m. in order for staff to attend an Educational Presentation:

City Hall
Parks Shop
Public Works

 

 

 
Sanitary Landfill
Current Hours of Operation

MAY 1 TO MAY 31
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

JUNE 1 TO AUGUST 31
Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

CLOSED SUNDAYS AND STATUTORY HOLIDAYS
Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.

City of Yorkton
Environmental Services
306-786-1774

 

 

 
Request for Tenders
2009 Arterial Improvements


Request for Tenders
2009 Arterial Improvements and Reservoir Decommission

Sealed Tenders marked "City of Yorkton, 2009 Arterial Reconstruction and Reservoir Decommission”  will be received at Associated Engineering (Sask.) Ltd. at: 1-2225 Northridge Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7L 6X6, no later than 2:00 P.M. Central Standard Time, Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

The major items of work are as follows:

Crescent Avenue Surfacing

  • Construct the asphalt pavement surfacing structure from the intersection of York Road to a point approx. 700 metres north of the intersection.
  • Surfacing will include preparing the existing subgrade, 310 mm sub-base, 150 mm base and 100 mm of asphalt concrete.

York Road Resurfacing

  • Resurface York Road from Novak Road to a point approx. 200 metres west of the intersection of Crescent Avenue (approx. 1000 metres in length)
  • Resurfacing will include milling the existing asphalt concrete, 150 mm base and 100 mm of asphalt concrete.

Bradbrooke Drive Reconstruction

  • Reconstruct Bradbrooke Drive from the roundabout at Winchester Street to a location approximately 350m west of the roundabout.
  • Removal and disposal of existing asphalt, surface structure, curbs, gutters and sidewalks.
  • Construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks and new surfacing structure 200 mm sub-base, 200 mm base, and 75 mm asphalt concrete.

Broadway Street Reconstruction

  • Reconstruct Broadway Street through the intersection of Dracup Avenue up to the intersection of Highway 9 (approx. 150m).
  • Removal and disposal of existing asphalt, surface structure, curbs, gutters and sidewalks.
  • Construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks and new surfacing structure 200 mm sub-base, 200 mm base, and 75 mm asphalt concrete.

Borden Street Reservoir Demolition

  • Demolition of the existing underground concrete reservoir at the intersection of Independent Street and Laurier Ave, and haul all concrete to the City disposal site located on Fourth Avenue North.

Tender documents may be obtained by bona fide bidders at Associated Engineering (Sask.) Ltd. on Monday, June 8, 2009.  A one hundred dollar ($100) refundable deposit will be required.  This deposit will be refunded if the tender documents and plans are returned in good order within ten (10) days of the tender closing date.  Tender documents may be examined at the City of Yorkton City Hall.

On Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m., an optional pre-tender meeting will be held at the City of Yorkton, City Hall, Meeting Room A, 37 - 3rd Ave. North, Yorkton, SK, S3N 2W3 for the purpose of responding to questions by bidders.

Technical inquiries by bidders are to be directed in writing to Jason Horner, P.Eng. at Associated Engineering, Fax (306) 242-4904.

Tenders must be accompanied by a bid security in the form of a Bid Bond or certified cheque in the amount of 10% of the tendered price, payable to the City of Yorkton and a Consent of Surety to furnish a Performance Bond and Labour and Materials Payment Bond each in the amount of 50% of the tendered price.

The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

Owner Address
Box 400
37 3rd Avenue North
Yorkton, SK S3N2W3

Engineer Address
1 - 2225 Northridge Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7L6X6

 

 

 
Request for Proposals
Waterloo Park Playground Equipment

PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: 4:00 p.m. on June 12, 2009

Please send sealed proposal clearly marked:
Waterloo Park Playground Equipment Removal
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3

DETAILS:

The City of Yorkton will be accepting proposals for the removal and clean-up of the existing playground structure, including concrete footings and any borders at Waterloo Park.

The proposed work shall be completed between June 15 and July 2, 2009 and will result in minimal damage to the turf and park area. 

The proposal shall include all costs, if any, associated with the removal of the equipment, where the equipment will be relocated to or disposed of and who will be performing the work.

Proposals shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for tender closing.

Proposals received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened.

CONTACT PERSON:

Enquiries regarding the procedure and particulars should be directed to:

Brian Dudar, Parks & Arena Manager
Phone: 786-1754 or 621-6771
Fax: 782-2606
E-mail:

The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.  Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted.

 

 

 
Request for Proposals
Jackson Park Playground Equipment

PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: 4:00 p.m. on June 12, 2009

Please send sealed proposal clearly marked:
Jackson Park Playground Equipment Removal
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3

DETAILS:

The City of Yorkton will be accepting proposals for the removal and clean-up of the existing playground structure, including concrete footings and any borders at Jackson Park located on 2nd Avenue North.

The proposed work shall be completed between June 15 and July 2, 2009 and will result in minimal damage to the turf and park area. 

The proposal shall include all costs, if any, associated with the removal of the equipment, where the equipment will be relocated to or disposed of and who will be performing the work.

Proposals shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for tender closing.

Proposals received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened.

CONTACT PERSON:

Enquiries regarding the procedure and particulars should be directed to:

Brian Dudar, Parks & Arena Manager
Phone: 786-1754 or 621-6771
Fax: 782-2606
E-mail:

The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.  Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted.

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Instructor/Lifeguard II

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR
ONE FULL TIME
INSTRUCTOR/LIFEGUARD II POSITION
GALLAGER CENTRE WATER PARK

Reporting directly to the Aquatic Programmer.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

This individual must be able to perform a variety of duties as follows: 

  • Perform lifeguard duties according to the National Lifesaving Society (NLS) standards.
    • Instruct life saving, water safety lessons and courses, as well as fitness programs as assigned.
    • Ensure lesson plans are completed, results recorded, and submitted.
  • Complete all basic janitorial daily tasks as assigned and report any deficiencies.
  • Complete incident/accident reports for submission.
  • Complete participant report cards.
  • Ability to work shift work and weekends as required.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of grade 12 education or equivalency
  • Bronze Cross
  • Standard First Aid/CPR-C or Aquatic Emergency Care
  • National Lifeguard Service Award
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • Minimum of one of the following:
    • LSI Trainer
    • NLS Instructor
    • AEC Instructor
    • Standard First Aid/CPR-C Instructor (Red Cross, Lifesaving Society)
    • WSI Instructor Trainer
    • AWSI Instructor Trainer
    • BOAT Instructor
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Pool Operator's Certificate is preferred
  • Physical fitness needs to be maintained
  • Basic understanding of pool operation
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance
  • Possess and maintain a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver's license

Salary: Will be $18.13-$19.46 per hour depending on qualifications in accordance with the City of Yorkton Out-of-Scope Salary Grid.

Hours of Work: Shift work, evening and weekend work is involved.  (40 hours per week).

Interested applicants may forward their resume including three references to:

Director of Human Resources
Box 400 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3
Fax: 786-6880; Email:

This position will remain open until filled.

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

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Instructor/Lifeguard I

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR
ONE FULL TIME
INSTRUCTOR/LIFEGUARD I POSITION
GALLAGER CENTRE WATER PARK

Reporting directly to the Aquatic Programmer.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

This individual must be able to perform a variety of duties as follows:

  • Perform lifeguard duties according to the National Lifesaving Society (NLS) standards.
    • Instruct life saving, water safety lessons and courses, as well as fitness programs as assigned.
    • Ensure lesson plans are completed, results recorded, and submitted.
  • Complete all basic janitorial daily tasks as assigned and report any deficiencies.
  • Complete incident/accident reports for submission.
  • Complete participant report cards.
  • Ability to work shift work and weekends as required;

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of grade 12 education or equivalency
  • Bronze Cross
  • Standard First Aid/CPR-C or Aquatic Emergency Care
  • National Lifeguard Service Award
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Physical fitness needs to be maintained
  • Basic understanding of pool operation
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance
  • Possess and maintain a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver's license

Salary: Will be $16.29 - $17.50 per hour depending on qualifications in accordance with the City of Yorkton Out-of-Scope Salary Grid.

Hours of Work: Shift work, evening and weekend work is involved. (40 hours per week).

Interested applicants may forward their resume including three references to:

Director of Human Resources
Box 400 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3
Fax: 786-6880; Email:

This position will remain open until filled.

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

 

 

 
Gloria Hayden Cultural Center
Summer Hours of Operation

The GHCC gymnasium & courts will be CLOSED for the remainder of the month of June. The Kinsmen Walking Track will remain OPEN the following hours:

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to NOON
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
CLOSED

Stat Holidays
CLOSED

The GHCC will be CLOSED
for the months of July & August 2009

For more information call the
Gloria Hayden Community Centre
at 786-1776

 

 

 
Party in the Park 2009

Spend an evening in the park listening to local entertainers, having a hot dog and a drink and just enjoying being outdoors.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Weinmaster Park – Morrison Drive
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Silver Heights Park – Sunset Drive
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you are a performer or entertainer and would like to get involved, give us a call at the Leisure Services office at 786-1750.

 

 

 
New Spray Park

Construction has started on a new spray park in Weinmaster.  For more information visit our website.