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City of Yorkton News
April 24 to April 30, 2003


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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.




Gravel Quotation

The departments of Public Works and Engineering invite Quotations on the supply and delivery of gravel. Sealed quotations clearly marked "Gravel Quotations" will be received by the Director of Public Works and Engineering, up to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 29th, 2003.

Additional information and specifications of this quotation can be found in
  Tenders and Proposals.




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.




Landfill Hours

The spring & summer landfill hours are as follows:


Monday to Friday:
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


Monday to Saturday  8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.

City Bylaw #16-1981 requires that all loads transported to the landfill be securely fastened so as not to allow debris to fall onto the highway, offences subject to a $100 fine.




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 Yorkton Housing Corporation Board will be held on:

Date:  May 1, 2003
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Location: Independent Manor Lounge

The next meeting of the Parkland Agriplex Management Broad will be held on: 

Date:  May 5, 2003 
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Agriplex Conference Room 



Reminder: Bicycles are Vehicles 

 The City of Yorkton would like to remind you that bicycles are vehicles.

  • All bicycles in the City of Yorkton require a one-time license for a cost of $5.00.
  • The license is valid for as long as the bicycle remains the property of the registered owner.
  • Unlicensed bicycles may be impounded and are subject to a $25.00 fine.

Bicycle Licenses can be purchased at: Yorkton Fire Hall located at 9 Smith Street East. Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - noon and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Saturday - Sunday: noon - 8 p.m.




Garage Sales

Spring and Summer are the time of year for yard and garage sales. It is illegal to place signs of any type, including those for yard sales, on boulevards, lamp posts, sidewalks or other City property. Your best advertising is still your local newspaper. Garage Sale signs are to be placed on your own private property for location identification.

City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw #9/96 states the following:

No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to a fence, pole, tree, or any object in a public street or place.

No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to or standing on the ground in any public street or place.

Signs in violation of this bylaw will be picked up at owner's expense.

For more information please call the Bylaw Control Department at 786-1725.