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City of Yorkton News
April 10 to April 16, 2003


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Tax Assessment

Pursuant to subsection 187(1) of The Cities Act, notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the City of Yorkton for the year 2003 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following days: March 20 to April 21, 2003.

Pursuant to subsection 184(2) the City of Yorkton passed Bylaw 17/2003 dispensing with the preparation of assessment notices on those properties whose assessment has not changed in 2003.

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 Assessor, City of Yorkton, P.O. Box 400, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3 by the 21st day of April 2003.

Dated this 20th day of March 2003




Building Permits

Please note, that pursuant to City of Yorkton Bylaw No. 28/2002, all persons in the City of Yorkton intending to construct, erect, place, alter, repair, renovate, demolish, relocate, remove, or change occupancy of any building within the City of Yorkton are required to apply to the Building Services Office of the City of Yorkton and pay such fee as is described in Bylaw 28/2002.

Value of Construction            Permit Fee
First $100,000.00 $5.00/$1,000.00
Balance Over $100,000.00 $4.00/$1,000.00
Demolition Or Removal Permits $25.00
Minimum Permit Fee $25.00
For Work Commenced Prior to Issuance of Permit 2 x Calculated Permit Fee

For additional information phone 766-1723.




Aquatic Centre News

The pool is a great place to spend time during a school break. The Parkland Aquatic Center offers extra swim times during the Easter break. In addition to the regular swim times, there is public swimming during the following times:

Monday, April 21, 2-4pm 
Tuesday, April 22, 4-6pm 
Wednesday, April 23, 2-4pm 
Thursday, April 24, 2-4pm

The Parkland Agriplex Pool is also offering leadership courses. If you want to become an instructor or lifeguard, call today to register for the courses and become certified by summer!!

For more information on Aquatic Centre events, call 786-1744.




Water Main Flushing


The Public Works Department will commence the annual water main flushing program on Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 6:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. Flushing is required to remove the rust and sediment that has accumulated in the water mains during the low flows experienced in the winter months. City crews will be flushing the mains on April 28th from 8:00 P.M. through to 4:00 A.M. for four or five nights until completed. Flushing will begin in Weinmaster Park and southwest areas of the City on the first evening and move towards City centre thereafter.

During flushing, the water will contain a considerable amount of rust and sediment, and may be discoloured for several hours. The system pressure will fluctuate during the flushing period. Both the sediment and the low pressure can cause problems in the operation of plumbing fixtures, especially air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Doing laundry is not recommended, as the discoloured water will stain clothing. For this reason, it is advisable not to use water if it is discolored unless it is absolutely necessary to do so.

Residents who live in the areas being flushed should collect containers of water beforehand for drinking and cooking, before the flushing program starts. Residents should use as little water as possible, and should avoid drawing water into their homes. It's best not to use your washing machine or dishwasher until the water colour returns to normal.

If further information is required, please contact the Public Works and Engineering Departments at 786-1760 or 786-1730 between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.




Next Council Meeting

The Next council meeting will be held on April 28, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.



Deer Park Municipal Golf Course
2003 Fees

  Base Fee GST Total

Junior (under 14)

119.35 0.00 119.35
Junior (over 14) 119.35 8.35 127.70
Student 232.38 16.27 248.65
Adult  628.04 43.96 672.00
Restricted Adult 502.43 35.17 537.60
Senior  577.80  40.45 618.25
Family 1315.75 92.10 1407.85
Green Fees       
Adult 9 Hole 15.42 1.08 16.50
Adult 18 Hole 26.17 1.83 28.00
Junior 9 Hole 9.35 0.65 10.00
Junior 18 Hole 12.62 0.88 13.50
11 for 10 Pak (9 Hole) 154.21 10.79 165.00
11 for 10 Pak (Combo) 207.94  14.56 222.50
6 for 5 Pak (18 Hole) 130.85 9.15 140.00
Corporate Rounds      
50 Rounds 1156.54 80.96 1237.50
75 Rounds 1638.44 114.69 1753.13
100 Rounds 2056.07 143.93 2200.00
125 Rounds 2409.47 168.66 2578.13
Club Storage & Cleaning 62.62 4.38 67.00
Club Storage 41.12 2.88 44.00
Junior Storage 28.04 1.96 30.00
Yearly Range Pass 257.01 17.99 275.00
Yearly Pull Cart 72.90 5.10 78.00
Yearly Power Cart 607.48 42.52 650.00





Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

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

Date:  April 15, 2003
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A", City Hall

The next meeting of the Economic Development Commission will be held on:

Date:  April 15, 2003 
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Good Spirit REDA Boardroom 23-D Smith Street W. 

The next meeting of the Yorkton Public Libary Board will be held on: 

Date:  April 15, 2003 
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room 



Kids Convention

April 21 - 25, 2003
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




Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Birthday Parties 
Please call 786-1777 for 
rates and bookings.

Walking/Jogging Track 
Open 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
Noon to 5 p.m. weekends 
$1 per visit or monthly pass for $15