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March 5 to March 11, 2009

 


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Public Notice
Assessment Roll
Assessment Roll
Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to subsection 187(1) of The Cities Act, the assessment roll for the City of Yorkton for the year 2009 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following days: March 5 to May 4, 2009, inclusive.
Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment or classification to the Board of Revision is required to file his or her appeal with: The Secretary to the Board of Revision, City of Yorkton, P.O. Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3 on or before the 4th day of May, 2009.
For further information please contact, Kathy Ritchie, City Assessment Co-ordinator at 786-1736.
Lonnie Kaal – Assessor
City of Yorkton

 

 

 
Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 7/2009

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. 7/2009, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to rezone the property from IN – Institutional to R-3  - Medium Density Residential and to reduce the minimum rear yard from 7.5 m to 6.0 m, and permit an outdoor amenity area in the required front yard for 7 Alderwood Pl., as shown on Schedule ‘A’ to this Bylaw.

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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 March 6, 2009.

To view Bylaw No. 7/2009, visit our Public Notices.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday March 9, 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 March 5, 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
Roger Hunter, MCIP, PPS
Director of Planning and Engineering
Phone: (306) 786-1730
Email:

 

 

 
Notice of Public Meeting
Re: Wallace Annexation

The City of Yorkton, pursuant to Section 43 of The Cities Act, gave 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 map below and described as follows:

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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.

The City of Yorkton has received written notice of objection to the proposed boundary alteration.  Therefore, pursuant to Section 43 of The Cities Act, the City of Yorkton hereby gives notice that a public meeting regarding the proposed alteration of municipal boundaries will take place on the 24th day of March 2009 in Convention Room A & B, at the Gallagher Centre, 455 Broadway Street West, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 7:30 p.m.

Any person wishing to speak at the public meeting will be provided 5 minutes to present their information or views relevant to the proposed boundary alteration.

Bonnie Schenher
City Clerk

 

 

 
Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on March 9, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Full Time Custodian

Reporting directly to the General Manager, applications are invited for the position of Full Time Custodian at the Gallagher Center.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Daily cleaning.
  • Set up/tear down for all events held within the facility.
  • Responsible to ensure building has been secured at end of evening shift.
  • Act as security for facility from time to time.
  • Completes other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications:
  • Grade 12 or equivalency
  • 3 months experience
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and with minimum supervision.
  • Possess the ability to understand and comply with safety policies and procedures.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Driver’s license.
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
  • Possession of a current CPR and First Aid certificate is an asset.
Salary:

Will be paid as per the Out of Scope Salary Grid.

Hours of Work:

Shift work, evening and weekend work is involved.  (40 hours per week).

Interested applicants may forward by 4:30 p.m. on, March 9, 2009 their resume including three references to:

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

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

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Deputy Fire Chief

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF
DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF – TRAINING AND OPERATIONS

Working under the general supervision of the Fire Chief, the City of Yorkton Fire Protective Services invites applications for the position of Deputy Fire Chief – Training and Operations. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and implement training programs for a composite department including budget requirements.
  • Monitor, evaluate and up-grade training to ensure effective fire protective services.
  • Manage the development and implementation of departmental standard operating guidelines.
  • Instruct and conduct training exercises for both permanent and auxiliary fire fighters.
  • Maintain up-to-date employee training records.
  • Conduct daily crew Captain briefing to ensure routine daily tasks are understood and completed.
  • Be proactive and creative in identifying and assessing risk.
  • Assist with the development and managing of the overall Fire Department Operating and Capital Budgets.
  • Coordinate and maintain Fire Department vehicle and equipment maintenance schedules.
  • Liaise closely with D/C Prevention and Public Education regarding the deployment of fire fighting crews at/to various times and/or locations.
  • Act as Duty On-Call Chief Officer for a seven (7) day period on a rotating basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 diploma.
  • Must possess and maintain a Valid Class 5 Provincial driver’s license with an air brake endorsement.
  • 10 years Fire Fighting experience, including 5 years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must possess or obtain the following qualifications:

    NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter Certification Level II
    NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
    NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level II
    NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector & Plan Examiner Level II
    NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator Level III
    NFPA 1035 Public Fire & Life Safety Educator Level I and/or
          NFPA 1041 Fire Services Instructor Level I
    Incident Command System 300

  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Most possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
  • A complete and comprehensive knowledge of Fire Department activities, including fire prevention, public safety education, emergency measures experience, fire and emergency response with the ability to lead and direct emergency incidents is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with a Business Administration Degree/Certificate and/or Certificate in Fire Service Management.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  Interested applicants may forward their resume, complete with three references, by 4:30pm March 20th, 2009 to:

City of Yorkton        
Human Resources Department
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, SK   S3N 2W3
Email:
Fax:  (306)786-6880

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

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Deputy Fire Chief

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF
DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF – PREVENTION AND PUBLIC EDUCATION

Working under the general supervision of the Fire Chief, the City of Yorkton Fire Protective Services invites applications for the position of Deputy Fire Chief – Prevention and Public Education. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out Fire Inspections/Code Enforcement within the municipal boundaries as related to the National Building and Fire Codes, and the Municipal Bylaws.
  • Research, interpret, and provide information as it relates to the National Building and Fire Codes.
  • Provide public education and relations on behalf of the Department to the general public.
  • Carry out fire investigations and compile documentation and reports for the Fire Department and the Office of the Fire Commissioner.
  • Assist with the development and recommendations for the annual Fire Prevention Budget along with the overall Fire Department Operating and Capital Budgets.
  • Develop for approval, guidelines and procedures for Fire Prevention, Inspections, and Public Education as well as all other Department guidelines and procedures.
  • Schedule meetings and attendance for Public Education activities.
  • Liaise closely with D/C Training and Operations regarding the deployment of fire fighting crews at/to various times and/or locations.
  • Act as Duty On-Call Chief Officer for a seven (7) day period on a rotating basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 diploma.
  • Must possess and maintain a Valid Class 5 Provincial driver’s license with an air brake endorsement.
  • 10 years Fire Fighting experience, including 5 years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must possess or obtain the following qualifications:

    NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter Certification Level II
    NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
    NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level II
    NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector & Plan Examiner Level II
    NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator Level III
    NFPA 1035 Public Fire & Life Safety Educator Level I and/or
           NFPA 1041 Fire Services Instructor Level I
    Incident Command System 300

  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Most possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
  • A complete and comprehensive knowledge of Fire Department activities, including fire prevention, public safety education, emergency measures experience, fire and emergency response with the ability to lead and direct emergency incidents is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with a Business Administration Degree/Certificate and/or Certificate in Fire Service Management.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  Interested applicants may forward their resume, complete with three references, by 4:30pm February 27th, 2009 to:

City of Yorkton        
Human Resources Department
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, SK   S3N 2W3
Email:
Fax:  (306)786-6880

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

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Student Technical Assistant

Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association

The Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association (AWSA) has partnered with the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority (SWA) and the City of Yorkton to determine the impact of the City’s storm water and snowmelt runoff on the Assiniboine River Watershed.  This two year study will determine the associated risk to waters receiving runoff from small prairie urban communities and specifically focuses on assessing pollutants in Yorkton’s water runoff.  Funding for this position has been provided by Environment Canada’s ecoACTION program.  Refer to www.assiniboinewatershed.com for additional information.

This position shall assist in the monitoring, data testing, reporting, analysis and sample collection of water, storm water and wastewater (mainly in the City of Yorkton).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Involved in industrial/commercial/residential monitoring and laboratory analysis – water collection, testing (of pH, temperature, etc.), analysis, and component performance monitoring.
  • Help provide an awareness, training and experience in municipal environmental protection.
  • Spreadsheet creation and data entry, with working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and word processing; AutoCAD skills are an asset; as well as other operational programs.
  • Light carpentry duties, painting and other duties as assigned.
  • Will work with staff from AWSA, SWA and on a daily basis with some City of Yorkton staff.
  • 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

  • Successful completion of Secondary School and returning to or completed Post-Secondary education.
  • Preference will be given to those individuals interested in or pursuing Secondary Education in Environmental or Biological Sciences, or Engineering, Civil, Water.
  • Ability to undertake heavy strenuous physical labour, work with minimal supervision and work collectively with co-workers.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Mechanical and computer knowledge
  • First Aid and WHIMIS training an asset
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Provincial driver’s license
  • Possess and maintain RCMP Security Clearance

This four month position will commence May 1st with an opportunity to return next summer.  Hours of work:  Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Shifts including evenings and weekends may be required, with banking of overtime hours a possibility.

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2009.  Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references and a cover letter to:

The Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association (AWSA)
P.O. Box 400
Yorkton, SK
S3N 2W3
Email: a.hershmiller@assiniboinewatershed.com
Fax: (306) 786-6880

For more information about AWSA visit www.assiniboinewatershed.com

We wish to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted.

 

 

 
Co-Ed Drop-In Recreational Water Polo


Tuesday Nights
Starts March 3, 2009
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Gallagher Centre Water Park
Regular pool admission applies

For more information call 786-1740

 

 

 
Notice to Residents Regarding
Curbside Blue Box Recycling Program

The curbside blue box recycling service has a weekly schedule for pickups in all areas of the City.  However, services may be interrupted due to equipment breakdowns, inclement weather or statutory holidays.  When these interruptions occur, public announcements are made on each of the three local radio stations.  Residents can also contact the Blue Box Recycling Service phone number at 786-1840 to confirm services on that particular day.

In the event of service cancellation on your regular day of pickup, the schedule will remain as is and residents will have the following options:

  • Store recyclables until the next scheduled pickup day for the following week or
  • Drop off recyclable material at the Kinsmen Recycling Centre located at 144 Ball Road or at a Community Recycling Bin.

Community Recycling Bins are located at several convenient locations and are strictly intended for residential use.  These locations are:

  • Gloria Hayden Centre
  • St. Al’s School
  • St. Paul’s School
  • St. Mary’s School
  • Dr. Brass School
  • Columbia School
  • Yorkdale School
  • Sacred Heart High School
  • Regional High School
  • Casino (Third Avenue)
  • Casino (West Broadway)
  • Loaf n’ Jug
  • Co-op Food Centre
  • Imperial Park Plaza
  • Superstore
  • Parkland Mall
  • Prairie Harvest-72 Melrose Avenue

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support of our recycling programs.  If you do not already have a blue box and would like to request one, please contact the Blue Box Recycling Service at
786-1840.

 

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