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March 19 to March 25, 2009

 


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Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

Leisure Services Committee

The next meeting of the Leisure Services Committee will be held on:

Date:  March 24, 2009
Time:  5:00 p.m
Location:  Meeting Room “B” – City Hall

 

 

 
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

 

 

 
Notice of Public Meeting
Re: Orkney 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 Orkney No. 244 as shown on the map below and described as follows:

  • All those portions of the SE ¼ of Section 27 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the SW ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 26 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the SW ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 25 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NE ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 22 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of Section 23 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All those portions of Section 24 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All those portions of Section 13 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NW ¼ of Section 8 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying north of the CNR railroad in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NE ¼ of Section 8 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the SE ¼ of Section 8 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying north of the CNR railroad in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NW ¼ and NE ¼ of Section 9 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NW ¼ of Section 10 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NW ¼, NE ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 12 in Twp. 26, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All those portions of the NW ¼ and NE ¼ of Section 27 in Twp. 25, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All of those portions of the NW ¼ and NE ¼ of Section 26 in Twp. 25, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244
  • All those portions of the NE ¼ of Section 25 in Twp. 25, Rge. 4 W2M lying in the R.M. of Orkney No. 244

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 8th day of April 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 23, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 
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
Four Summer Programmers

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR
FOUR FULL TIME SUMMER CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORT PROGRAMMER POSITIONS

The programmers will be responsible for development of the Summer Programs within the City of Yorkton. You will be responsible for planning, marketing, implementing and evaluating the Summer Program for children and youth 6-12 years of age.

Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to those with Recreation/Leisure training and/or related experience;
  • Program delivery knowledge or experience;
  • Must maintain and possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license and own transportation;
  • Excellent Written and verbal communication skills;
  • Valid CPR and First Aid preferred;
  • Knowledge of computers would be an asset
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance

Please submit a resume and cover letter stating qualifications, experience and references to:

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

Application Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2009

For further information call Darren Spelay, Community Program Co-ordinator at
786-1750.

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

 

 

 
Request for Tender
Riverside Meadows Phase II

Sealed bids clearly marked "City of Yorkton, Riverside Meadows Subdivision Development – Phase II" will be received at the City of Yorkton, Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North, Yorkton, SK  S3N 2W3 up to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2009.

The work involves the grading of streets, lanes and lots along with the installation of water mains, sanitary sewer mains, storm sewer mains and sewer and water services for approximately 75 single family and 23 multi-family lots.

Contract Documents may be examined at the City of Yorkton.

Contract Documents will be available for pickup by interested General Contractors at the City of Yorkton on or after Thursday, March 12, 2009.

Technical inquiries by bidders are to be directed to Fran Brimacombe at (306) 786-1734 or e-mail at .

Bids must be accompanied by the specified Bid Bond and Consent of Surety payable to the City of Yorkton.

The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted.

Contact:  Fran Brimacombe
City of Yorkton 
P.O. Box 400   
37 Third Avenue North  
Yorkton, SK  S3N 2W3 
Tel:  (306) 786-1734      
Fax:  (306) 786-6880
E-mail: 

 

 

 
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.

 

 

 
Request for Tender - Queen St. WTP
Process & Building Mechanical

Sealed bids clearly marked "City of Yorkton, Queen Street WTP, Contract 4:  Process & Building Mechanical" will be received up to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2009 and should be sent to:

Associated Engineering
1 - 2225 Northridge Dr.
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 6X6

The work involves the construction of process and building mechanical work for the Queen Street Water Treatment Plant.

Contract Documents may be examined at the Associated Engineering offices located in Saskatoon and Regina and the Construction Association.

Contract Documents will be available for pickup by interested General Contractors at the offices of Associated Engineering in Saskatoon on or after Thursday, March 12, 2009 upon deposit of $100.00 per set, GST included. Deposits will be refunded only to those General Contractors submitting bona fide bids.  An electronic copy (PDF) of the Contract Documents is available at no charge.

Technical inquiries by bidders are to be directed to Shengtao Weng, P.Eng., via e-mail at wengs@ae.ca.

Bids must be accompanied by the specified Bid Bond and Consent of Surety Company payable to the City of Yorkton.

The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted.

Owner Address
Box 400
37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3
Engineer Address
1 - 2225 Northridge Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7L 6X6

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

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

Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to:

Shengtao Weng, P.Eng., Associated Engineering
Ph: (306)653-2137 ext. 222
Fx: (306)242-4904
E-mail: wengs@ae.ca

 

 

 
Easter Break Kids Convention

April 13 to 17, 2009
8:00am to NOON; 1:00pm to 5:00pm
(lunch hour will be supervised if required)
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Ages 6 - 12
Fun, games, sports, arts & crafts
Snacks will be provided

Cost is $50.00 / participant
Pre-registration ONLY
maximum 25 children

For more information or to register call 786-1776

 

 

 
Co-Ed Drop-In Recreational Water Polo

Tuesday Nights
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Gallagher Centre Water Park
Regular pool admission applies
All ages welcome
Participants need to be able to tread water

For more information call 786-1740