Council Meeting Highlights - August 9, 2021

Council Chambers

Council highlights provide a snapshot of the progress made on City Programs, initiatives and on Council decision-making.

August 9, 2021 highlights

  • CORE Real Estate requested an exemption to the Noise Bylaw No. 21/99 for a Movie in Heritage Heights Park on August 18, 2021 from 8 – 9:30 p.m.. Yorkton Pride also had the same request for their event Drag Me Across Saskatchewan Charity Event on August 14, 2021 at the Kinsmen Arena Parking lot.
    Council granted both requests for exemptions to the Noise Bylaw for the events. Council also granted Administration the authority to approve extensions of up to one (1) hour for applicants wishing to go past the noise bylaw for concerts.

  • Council approved Administration to proceed with the Public Notification process for Discretionary Use Application No. DU03-2021 for 86 Seventh Avenue South. The application is for the expansion of an existing auto and minor recreation sales and rental use property in the C-1 City Centre Commercial Zoning District. There will be a public hearing on this matter at the August 30, 2021 Council Meeting, and Council will consider approving the Discretionary Use Application.

  • Council awarded the demolition of the structures at 110 Broadway St. East to Silverado Demolition Inc for $469,000.00. The demolition is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021. The City of Yorkton acquired the property through Tax Enforcement. Upon inspection of the neglected property it was determined that it was hazardous on many accounts including structural, mechanical, electrical, and did not meet architectural code compliance.
    The City previously tendered the property for sale, however there were no bidders and given the cost to fix the deficiencies and maintain the building, the decision to demolish and sell the bare land for a future development was made. Thus the demolition was the next logical progression.

  • Council discussed the Management letter received from it’s official auditors Baker Tilly LLP for the 2020 year. These letters are issued annually by the auditor to the Council, and identify deficiencies found. For 2020, the auditors had three (3) minor deficiencies which were easily corrected. The City of Yorkton has many control measures in place to ensure protocol is followed in managing the City’s resources and assets and the “clean” audit letter is a testament to how well these financial controls are managed.

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