City of Yorkton News
March 17 to March 23, 2010




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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on March 22, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.


 

 

 
Public Notice
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 2010 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during normal business days on the following dates:  March 17th to April 19th, 2010, inclusive.

A bylaw pursuant to section 184(2) of The Cities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required.

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 19th day of April, 2010.

For further information please contact Kathy Ritchie, Assessment & Taxation Manager at 786-1736.

Lonnie Kaal – Assessor
City of Yorkton

 

 

 
Notice to the Public
Sanitary Landfill Fee Changes

The following rate changes will be implemented at the Yorkton Sanitary Landfill effective March 8, 2010.  Applicable vehicles will be weighed via a scale system and charged accordingly. The designated site for the disposal of concrete and brick material will continue to be the Public Works Yard located at 85 York Road East.

As per Bylaw #10/2010, click here to see the Sanitary Landfill Fees.

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Request for Proposals
Building Assessment

Name of Proposal:  BUILDING ASSESSMENT
Proposals must be received before:    2:00 p.m. on March 31, 2010
Please send sealed Proposals clearly marked BUILDING ASSESSMENT to:

Department of Public Works
Attn:  Dennis Woroschuk
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3

Details of Proposal:
The City of Yorkton is requesting proposals from qualified proponents for the provision from the various engineering disciplines Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Architectural and Site Civil consulting services related to a complete building assessment.  All questions or inquiries concerning this tender must be sent to via e-mail no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the closing date.

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.

Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to:
Dennis Woroschuk, Facilities Manager
Telephone: 306-621-5320
Fax: 306-786-6880
Email:

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

 

 

 
Request for Proposals
2010 Loader Backhoe

Name of Proposal:  2010 LOADER BACKHOE
Proposal must be received by:  12:00 p.m.  on March 31, 2010
Please send sealed Proposal clearly marked 2010 LOADER BACKHOE to:

Department of Public Works
Attn. Johnathan Oranchuk
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3

Details of Proposal:
The City of Yorkton will be accepting Proposals for the supply of one new, fully mobile, four wheel drive, loader backhoe with attachments.
Specifications and forms are available at:

Department of Public Works
85 York Road East
Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Proposals shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for closing.
Proposals received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened.

Enquiries regarding the Proposal procedure and particulars should be directed to:
Johnathan Oranchuk, Fleet Operations Manager
Telephone:  306-786-1760
Fax: 306-783-5933
Email:

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

 

 

 
Request for Proposals
2010 Wheel Loader

Name of Proposal:  2010 WHEEL LOADER
Proposal must be received by:  12:00 p.m.  on March 31, 2010
Please send sealed Proposal clearly marked 2010 WHEEL LOADER to:

Department of Public Works
Attn. Johnathan Oranchuk
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3

Details of Proposal:
The City of Yorkton will be accepting Proposals for the supply of one new, fully mobile wheel loader with attachments.
Specifications and forms are available at:

Department of Public Works
85 York Road East
Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Proposals shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for closing.
Proposals received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened.

Enquiries regarding the Proposal procedure and particulars should be directed to:
Johnathan Oranchuk, Fleet Operations Manager
Telephone:  306-786-1760
Fax: 306-783-5933
Email:

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

 

 

 
Request for Quotations
Airport Superintendent

Name of Quotation:   QUOTATION FOR POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT
Quotations must be received before:  2:00 p.m. on March 30 , 2010
Please send sealed quotation clearly marked
Quotation for Position of Superintendent at the Yorkton Municipal Airport to:

Department of Planning and Engineering
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3

Details of Quotation:
The Yorkton Airport Authority is accepting sealed quotes from individuals interested in performing the duties of Superintendent.  The Superintendent is responsible for the operation of Airport equipment and performs snow clearing and runway checks.  The term is for a period of three (3) years, with the duties consisting of summer and winter services of approximately 208 hours and 500 hours respectively.

Specifications are available at: Airport Manager's office at the Planning and Engineering Dept at City Hall, 37 Third Ave North, Yorkton, SK between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Quotations shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for closing.
Quotations 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:
Fran Brimacombe, Manager of Engineering
Telephone:   306-786-1730
Fax: 306-786-6880
Email:

The City reserves the right to reject any or all quotations.  Lowest or any quotation not necessarily accepted.

 

 

 

Gallagher Centre Water Park

Looking to be a Swimming Instructor this summer?
The Gallagher Centre Water Park is running the Red Cross courses you need!
Assistant Water Safety Instructor
April 8th-April 11th, 2010
Cost: $218.50

Water Safety Instructor
May 28th-May 30th, 2010
Cost: $173.25

Seniors Only Afternoon Swim
Friday, March 19th, 2010
1:00pm-3:00pm
Receive 50% off a regular adult admission!
Enjoy a quiet relaxing afternoon soaking in the hot tub, bobbing in the wave pool and lazy river or lane swimming. Try our 2 different half hour trial aqua fitness classes designed for fitness fiends or arthritis sufferers! The pool is a beach style entry, so go as shallow or deep as you want! Come out and test the warm water and relaxing atmosphere!

Swimming Lessons
Beginning April 12th, 2010
A new set of Swimming Lessons begins on April 12th, 2010.  From Tots to Seniors, you can register.
Call 786-1740 for more information or to register.

 

 

 
Volunteer Opportunity Available

Chairperson, Solid Waste Management Committee

The City of Yorkton is seeking an individual to fulfill the volunteer position of Chairperson of the Solid Waste Management Committee.  To qualify as the Chair of this City Council appointed committee, one must meet the following requirements:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • Full age of eighteen (18) years;
  • Reside in the municipality, or on land now in the municipality, for at least three (3) months; or
  • Is the owner of assessable land situated in the municipality, or of land now situated in the municipality, for at least three (3) months; and
  • Has resided in Saskatchewan for at least six (6) months.

The Committee consists of volunteers that meet monthly to discuss the solid waste needs, requirements and concerns of the residents of Yorkton and make recommendations to Council that will enable the City of Yorkton to achieve a Zero solid waste discharge to the landfill by 2026.  As the Chair of this Committee, one should possess the following:

  • Committee experience, past or present
  • Broad community interest
  • Interest in solid waste management and recycling practices
  • Background or knowledge in the development of business plans
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Willingness to volunteer and advocate

If you are interested in pursuing this challenging role while participating on a committee that promotes environmentally friendly practices in our community, please submit your letter of application before March 26, 2010 to:

Solid Waste Management Committee
c/o City Hall
P.O. Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, SK   S3N 2W3


 

 

 
2010 Gate Valve Exercising Program

The Public Works Department will be commencing a water gate valve exercising program starting Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Gate valve exercising is required to ensure the smooth operation of these isolation valves. City crews will be operating the valves from approximately 7:00 a.m. through to 4:00 p.m. daily until March 26, 2010. They will be starting on the East side of the city, moving towards the West. Discolored water may occur during this time. The City apologizes for any inconvenience.

If further information is required, please contact the Public Works Department at 786-1760 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


 

 

 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Drop-In Family Gym Nights

Friday Nights
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $1.00/person
(Age 4 & under FREE)

This gym time is intended for families to participate in recreation together. Therefore, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Families will have access to the gymnasium & equipment.

Call 786-1776 for more details

 

 

 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Drop-In Youth Gym Nights

Thursday Nights
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
March 4, 11, 18 & 25
April 1, 8, 15 & 22

Cost: FREE!!

For youth age 12 and over
Snacks will be provided

Youth will have access to use the gymnasium and
equipment at no charge.

Call Gloria Hayden Community Centre at
786-1776 for more details.

 

 

 
Employment Opportunity
4 Positions

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR
4 - 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.

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

Human Resources Department
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3
Fax: (306) 786-6880
Email:

Application Deadline: Monday, April 5, 2010

For further information visit our website at www.yorkton.ca or 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.

 

 

 
Activities Exchange Program

The Activities Exchange Program is a project of Partners in Settlement and Integration in partnership with the City of Yorkton.  This project aims to support immigrant integration into the community through sports and recreation.

The project is open to newcomers to Canada who are living in the area and also to Canadians who would like to be a part of the integration process of newcomers to our area.  For more information please call 306-782-0023 or email psiyorkton@abilitiescouncil.sk.ca.

We are looking for hockey skates Size 9 and up.  If you have any skates that you would be willing to donate, please drop them off at the Leisure Services desk at City Hall, 37 3rd Avenue North.  Contact: Amber, Urban Youth Sport Coordinator at or call 306-828-2401.

Watch for these upcoming events:
Learn to Skate
The next Learn to Skate day is Sunday, March 21st
at the Kinsmen Arena.
Registration & Sizing 1:00 p.m.
Ice time 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
It’s free! Everyone welcome!
The Kinsmen Club will be volunteering their time as skate instructors and sizers.
We are taking donations for any skates that you are not using.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance
The Royal Canadian Legion, Partners in Settlement & Integration and the City of Yorkton invite you to a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance on:
Friday, March 19th

Dinner:  5-7 pm
Beef Stew with Buns, Salad, Potatoes, & Dessert

Dance: 7-11 pm
1 hour of Instruction will begin at 7pm
 (For styles including the waltz, Foxtrot & more!) 
 a Live Band will take over at 8pm

Cost: 12$ /person
Location: Royal Canadian Legion, 380 Broadway St. W

Women Only Self-Defence & Kickboxing Class
Saturday, April 10th, 17th and 24th
1:00 to 2:30 pm
Space is Limited!
Register Today!

For more information or to Register - Contact Christy at 782-0457 or Edith at 783-1067.


 

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