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City of Yorkton News
April 17 to April 23, 2003


Tax Assessment



Remember,  past articles can be found in the Archives.




Spring Clean-up Week

The week of Monday, May 5 to Saturday, May 10, 2003 has been declared by City Council to be "Spring Clean-Up Week".

Residents of the City of Yorkton are requested to clean their properties and improve the image and appeal of our community.

To encourage participation, the City will waive the landfill entrance fee for residential waste (excluding tire disposal) for cars, half-ton trucks and utility trailers for this period.




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




Garden Plots for Rent

The City of Yorkton has garden plots available for rent in the Logan Green area and behind Tupper Avenue. The plots are approximately 25 feet wide x 100 feet long and rent for $35.00 which includes spring and fall rototilling by the City of Yorkton.

For further information or to rent a plot contact Leisure Services at 786-1750.




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





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




Parks Department News

Crow Eradication Program
The Department of Leisure Services will be undertaking a two-pronged approach for the crow eradication program announced last week by City Council.

Initially, the program will allow for the removal of nests within the City. Target areas for nest removals will be parks, cemeteries and City of Yorkton owned trees. At this point, private locations such as back alleys and private trees will not be part of the City's nest control program. However, homeowners can participate on their own by removing the nests on their own property.

The Department of Leisure Services is in the process of meeting with the R.C.M.P. to solidify the process as well as the individuals that will participate in the extermination of crows. We are expecting to have our control program in place by the end of April. This may begin sooner if possible. Under no circumstances is anybody allowed to use firearms of any kind to exterminate crows without prior approval from the City and the R.C.M.P.

We thank those people who have informed the City of the locations of crows, however, this information is no longer required as crows move throughout the community as well as in from outside the community. A city-wide sweep of crow removal will be part of the control program.

We expect the program to continue throughout the summer months as well as be part of our pest control program for the coming years. Therefore we ask residents to be patient with the program and allow the Department to take the necessary steps so that it is done properly and safely with as little intrusion as possible.

Further clarification can be directed to Brian Dudar & the Parks Department at 786-1754.

Elm Tree Pruning
An Elm tree pruning ban is on from now until the end of July. It is illegal to prune trees during this time. If you need clarification on the pruning ban or on American elm trees in general, please call Brian at the above number.

Please Stay off of Sport Fields
Enthusiastic outdoor sport users are asked to stay off of the ball diamonds and sport fields to give them a chance to dry. Using them when they are wet will only delay the official start times. Again, your patience is needed and greatly appreciated.