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City of Yorkton News
September 10 to September 16, 2009




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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on September 14, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 
Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

Protective Services Committee

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

Date:
  September 15, 2009
Time:
  7:00 a.m.
Location:
  Meeting Room "A" - City Hall

 

 

 
CIS University Hockey Action

CIS UNIVERSITY HOCKEY ACTION
IS COMING TO YORKTON!

Saturday September 12, 2009
FARRELL AGENCIES ARENA
7:30 PM GAME TIME

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN (U of S)
VS
UNIVERSITY OF REGINA (U of R)

ADULTS - $5.00
STUDENTS - $2.00
UNDER 12 - $FREE

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE GALLAGHER CENTRE KIOSK
GATE PROCEEDS IN SUPPORT OF YORKTON MINOR HOCKEY

Sponsored by City of Yorkton
 

 

 
Calling all Sculptors

If you are intrigued by challenging outdoor projects, read on:

Yorkton, (where good things happen), is happily gearing up for our next community work of art. A monumental sculpture, featuring people depicting the spirit of sport, will be mounted high atop the Gallagher Centre as an enduring legacy of our proud involvement in the upcoming Olympic torch run. In keeping with the green theme of the 2010 Olympics, we're asking for a green element to this sculpture as well!

We invite expressions of interest from provincial artists, with demonstrated ability and experience related to this concept.

Apply to:
Renaissance Yorkton
173 Roslyn Avenue
Yorkton, SK
S3N 1P2

with a summary of related experience and qualifications, plus photos of your work, on or before September 20, 2009. Please include all contact information. Your application will remain on file with us for future reference, unless you enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for its return.

Only those submissions of interest to the selection committee will be considered for future development. This project will commence with preliminary work and maquette completed by December 1, 2009, with installation expected in spring of 2010.
Funding available to the artist for this project from the province's Olympic Torch Relay Community Celebration Funding grant is $27,000, including all artist fees, equipment, quality-approved materials, installation, and maquette. The selected artist will also be responsible for self-insurance, and will provide a budget detailing all related aspects, including weather-protective surface treatment. For location of sculpture, please click here where pictures of the installation location are available.

Costs of advertising, promotion, documentation, public reception and recognition signage are the responsibility of the City of Yorkton.

Renaissance Yorkton, established in 2004, is a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to creating art in the heart of Yorkton.

Any site related questions can be directed to:

Darcy McLeod
Director of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Ph: (306) 786-1750
Email:

 

 

 
Public Works Department
Construction Notification

The following streets are tentatively scheduled for upgrades as follows:

  • Bradbrooke Drive reconstruction is scheduled to begin on August 17, 2009. Parking on Bradbrooke Drive will not be permitted during construction.  Traffic will be reduced to a single lane.  Expect delays.  Please note that heavy truck haul route is in effect on Independent Street from Franklin Avenue to Agricultural Avenue.  Drive with caution!

  • Broadway Street reconstruction (Hwy #9 to Dracup Avenue) is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2009.  Traffic will be reduced to a single lane.  Expect delays.

  • Sully Avenue construction is scheduled to begin on September 8, 2009.

  • York Road upgrades are scheduled to begin on September 14, 2009.

 

 

 
Request for Tender
Chain Link Fencing - JC Beach Ball Park

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Request for Tenders
Chain Link Fencing - JC Beach Ball Park

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
Chain link fencing – JC Beach Ball Park
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3
Tenders must be received by:
12:00 p.m. on Sept 11, 2009

DETAILS OF TENDER:

Supply & Install all posts, gates & fence: (details are for field dimensions, there are 2 fields so all footage and #’s are to be doubled)

Field Dimensions:

  • 400 lineal feet of 8’ chain link fence—2 in  x 9 ga in standard galvanized fabric
  • 400 lineal feet of 6’ chain link fence—2 in x 9 ga. In standard galvanized fabric
  • (1) 13.5’ by 6’ maintenance gate
  • (2) 5’ wide x 6’ high walk through gate
  • (1) 4’ wide x 6’ high walk through gate
  • terminal & corner posts—3.5 in x 11 ft .124 wall hd gal. Pipe
  • line posts 15/8 in. swedge end x 21 ft  .083 wall hd gal pipe

All posts placed in concrete.
All interested parties must contact the undersigned prior to any submissions of quotations. For more details, please contact the undersigned.

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.

Contact Person:

Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to:
Brian Dudar, Parks & Arena Manager
Phone: (306)621-6771
Fax: (306)782-2606
Email:

 

 

 
Sanitary Landfill
Hours of Operation

September 1 to September 30, 2009

Monday to Friday:
  8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday:
  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

CLOSED SUNDAYS AND STATUTORY HOLIDAYS

Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.

No person or persons shall operate any vehicle transporting wastes or other debris of any kind along or over any highway, street, lane, vacant lot, park or public place in the City of Yorkton unless the load is completely enclosed with a securely fastened cover as to prohibit any part of the load on the said vehicle finding its way to the roadway or adjacent premises.

 

 

 
Request for Tender
Chain Link Fencing - Jubilee Ball Park

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Request for Tenders
Chain Link Fencing - Jubilee Ball Park

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
Chain link fencing – Jubilee Ball Park
to:
Department of Leisure Services
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3
Tenders must be received by:
12:00 p.m. on Sept 11, 2009

DETAILS OF TENDER:

Supply & Install:

  • 500 lineal feet of 6’ chain link fence—2 in  x 9 ga in standard galvanized fabric
  • 45 lineal feet of 4’ chain link fence—2 in x 9 ga. In standard galvanized fabric
  • (1) 13.5’ by 6’ maintenance gate
  • (1) 5’ wide x 6’ high walk through gate
  • (1) 5’ wide x 4’ high walk through gate
  • terminal & corner posts—3.5 in x 11 ft .124 wall hd gal. Pipe
  • line posts 15/8 in. swedge end x 21 ft  .083 wall hd gal pipe

All posts placed in concrete.
Realignment of approximately 75 feet of homerun fence of which 45 feet of fencing is replaced and 75 feet of poles are realigned.  (existing poles can be re-used)

All interested parties must contact the undersigned prior to any submissions of quotations. For more details, please contact the undersigned.

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.

Contact Person:

Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to:
Brian Dudar, Parks & Arena Manager
Phone: (306)621-6771
Fax: (306)782-2606
Email:

 

 

 
Notice of Call for Nominations
Municipal and School Divisions Elections

 

 

 
Yorkton's Official Leisure Guide

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Click Here to get our new Leisure Guide in Adobe PDF format

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Building Inspector

Applications are invited for the position of
BUILDING INSPECTOR

The City of Yorkton has a Full Time Building Inspector position available for a dynamic and highly motivated individual.  Reporting directly to the Manager of Building Services this position provides services to residents and clients of the City of Yorkton in the areas of building bylaw and national building code application and enforcement, zoning bylaw application, and business license bylaw administration.

Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a Class 3 Building Official License as issued by Saskatchewan Corrections and Public Safety.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience.
  • Extensive construction background and expertise / knowledge would be an asset, preferably individuals should possess a Journeyman’s Carpentry designation or a diploma / certificate from a Technical college specializing in the Architectural or Civil Technologies.
  • The successful applicant must be knowledgeable, conversant and possess some demonstrated hands-on understanding of municipal operations as it relates to building code application and enforcement, zoning bylaw application and business license administration.
  • The skills for being highly organized and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively deal with all levels of staff, government agencies, consultants and the general public.
  • Extensive computer skills.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver’s License.
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  Interested applicants may forward their resume by Monday, September 21, 2009 complete with three references to:

Director of Human Resources
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3
Fax: 306-786-6880
Email:

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

 

 

 
Job Opportunity
Director of Planning and Engineering

Applications are invited for the position of
DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND ENGINEERING

The City of Yorkton is seeking a key player for its management team to positively enhance the major growth we are currently experiencing.  The Director of Planning and Engineering will lead our growing community through many interesting and challenging initiatives related to the implementation of a sound plan for growth and development.  Reporting directly to the City Manager, this position is responsible for the City’s Municipal Planning Services, specifically the ongoing review and application of the Development Plan and Zoning Bylaw.
 
SALARY: $75,129.60 - $89,752.00

If this challenging position interests you, please submit a covering letter with a detailed resume and three references to: 

Director of Human Resources
Box 400   
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3
Fax:  306-786-6880
Email: 

This position shall remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.

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