City of Yorkton News
June 25 to July 1, 2009

 




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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on July 13, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 
Notice to Residents
Scale Implementation at Sanitary Landfill

The City of Yorkton scale system at the Sanitary Landfill will soon be operational.  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. 

Efforts should be made to separate and properly dispose of 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

 

 

 
Notice to the Public
Spring Cankerworm

The City of Yorkton Parks & Arena Branch has commenced spraying of city owned trees that are highly affected by the spring cankerworm.

Products to be used are as follows:

  • Carbaryl

  • Bacillus thuringiensis

  • Methoxychlor
  • The spring cankerworms emerge just as the leaves begin to appear
    and will feed on the foliage until mid-June.

    All areas that are going to be sprayed will be signed accordingly.

    For more information, please call our Parks & Arena Branch at 786-1780.

     

     

     
    Notice to the Public
    New Water Mains

    Please be advised that the City of Yorkton is planning to replace water mains in front of the hospital and running Westbound to Allanbrooke Drive.  Construction will begin on Monday, June 29th and is expected to last approximately 2 weeks.  Traffic will be reduced to two-way traffic on the south side of Bradbrooke Drive.  Expect delays and drive with caution. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Public Works at 786-1760.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Public Works Dept.

     

     

     
    Public Notice
    Proposed Bylaw No. 20/2009

    The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007 hereby gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No. 20/2009, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to reduce the minimum rear yard setback requirements for Two, Three and Four Unit dwellings, Rowhouses and Townhouses from 7.5m to 6.0m. The proposed reduction in minimum rear yard setbacks is intended to allow for larger multi-unit dwellings and more building design flexibility, especially on irregular-shaped lots. The proposed 6.0m setback would be equal to the current setback for single detached dwellings.

    The proposed zoning bylaw amendment may be inspected in the office of the Director of Planning and Engineering, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday July 10, 2009.

    Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday July 13, 2009 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 p.m. All submissions must be submitted in writing by 12:00 noon Thursday July 9, 2009 to Bonnie Schenher, City Clerk.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

    CITY OF YORKTON
    Michael Eger  
    Planner
    Phone: (306) 786-1730
    Email:

     

     

     
    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.

     

     

     
    Backyard BBQ's, Pits, and Open Air Fires

    <excerpted from Fire Prevention Bylaw 41/1996>

    1. Open-air fires shall not be set unless the following measures are taken to limit their spread:
      1. fires must be contained in a non-combustible receptacle constructed of cement, brick or sheet metal with a minimum 18-gauge thickness;
      2. a receptacle must be covered with a heavy gauge metal screen with openings not exceeding 13 millimetres; and
      3. the size of the fire box of any receptacle shall not exceed .61 cubic metres.
         
    2. The fuel for open-air fires may consist only of charcoal or cut, seasoned wood. The burning of the following material is prohibited:
      1. rubbish;
      2. garden & lawn refuse;
      3. manure;
      4. livestock or animal carcasses;
      5. any material classified as a dangerous good; and any material which when burned will generate black smoke or an offensive odour including insulation from electrical coring or equipment, asphalt roofing materials, hydrocarbons, plastics, rubber materials, creosoted wood or any similar material.
         
    3. Open-air fires must be reasonably supervised so as to prevent their spread.
       
    4. Open-air fires must not be set in windy conditions conducive to creating a running fire or a nuisance to another person.
       
    5. If smoke from an open-air fire causes an unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of another person's property, the fire must be extinguished immediately.
     

     

     
    S-CAPE 2009

    Summer Cultural Arts and Physical Activity Experiences
    Sports, games, crafts, special guests, field trips and more

    July 2 – August 14, 2009

    For Children Ages 6 – 12

    Earth Explorers
    Ages 6 - 8
    Tuesday to Friday
    9:00 a.m. to NOON

    World Travelers
    Ages 9 – 12
    Monday to Thursday
    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Locations
    Gloria Hayden Community Centre
    Gallagher Centre Flexihall

    Cost
    $2.00 drop-in fee per session or $50.00 for a summer pass

    For more information contact our summer programmers
    Carrie, Kacey, Lindsay or Sarah at:
    783-8009

     

     

     
    Job Opportunity
    Instructor/Lifeguard Positions

    APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE GALLAGHER CENTRE WATER PARK:

    ONE FULL TIME INSTRUCTOR/LIFEGUARD I POSITION:

    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;

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

    ONE FULL TIME INSTRUCTOR/LIFEGUARD II POSITION:

    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.

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

    FOR BOTH POSITIONS:

    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: 

    These positions will remain open until filled.  For further information, visit our website at www.yorkton.ca/employment.

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

     

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