City of Yorkton
City Council consists of a Mayor and six Councillors, elected for a term of four years beginning in 2016. To be eligible to run for Mayor or Councillor of Yorkton, a person must be a Canadian citizen, at least eighteen years of age, and have lived in the City of Yorkton for at least three months and in the Province of Saskatchewan for six months immediately preceding the day of the election. The only people not allowed to run for Office are judges of a court or an auditor or solicitor of a municipality.
The Province of Saskatchewan, through The Cities Act and, to a lesser extent, The Planning and Development Act, 2007 sets out the powers of municipal governments.
City Council has no powers regarding education, other than collecting taxes on behalf of the Public and Separate School Boards.
The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the City. The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City and is in charge of day-to-day City operations and employees.
City Council meetings commence on the second Monday of January in each calendar year at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, and on every third Monday thereafter. Should a scheduled date coincide with a statutory or civic holiday, the meeting will proceed on the next following business day. Please see the 2018 Council Meeting Calendar for specific meeting dates.
All decisions of Council are by majority vote.
The current Yorkton City Council was sworn in Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Shown left to right are:
Councillor Mitch Hippsley, Councillor Randy Goulden, Councillor Aaron Kienle, Mayor Bob Maloney, Councillor Quinn Haider, Councillor Ken Chyz and Councillor Darcy Zaharia.
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