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City of Yorkton News
August 28 to September 3, 2003


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Public Notice 
Call For Nominations

LGEA [subsection 45(1)]

Municipal & School Division Elections

Public Notice is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the offices of:

Positions Available for Office

# to be 


City of Yorkton  


City of Yorkton 

Board Member: York School Division No. 36   
  • Yorkton - City at Large
  • Rural
    • Sub-division No. 1
      (Theodore, Springside, Willowbrook, Jedburgh & area) 
    • Sub-division No. 2  
      (Ebenezer, Rhein, Stornoway & area)
    • Sub-division No. 3 
      (Saltcoats, Bredenbury, Calder, MacNutt, Wroxton & area)
Board Member: Yorkton Roman Catholic Separate 
School Division No. 86 

will be received by Laurie-Anne Rusnak, Returning Officer,
 commencing on August 27, 2003
 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and
 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2003
 at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall,
 37 Third Avenue North, Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Nomination Forms may be obtained from: 
City Clerk's Office, City Hall 
37 Third Avenue North 


Dated this 27th day of August, 2003. 




Public Notice
Debt Limit Bulletin

Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Yorkton intends to apply to the Provincial Municipal Board for a long-term debt limit of $25,000,000 with the provision that general debt excluding the utility and land operations does not exceed $15,000,000. This matter will be considered initially at the Council Meeting of Monday, September 8, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 37 Third Avenue North.

Anyone wishing to make representation to Council with respect to this matter should notify the City Clerk's office at 786-1717 by Wednesday, September 3rd, 2003 at 12:00 noon.

For further information call the Director of Finance at 786-1721 or visit our Public Notices Section to view the additional information and the memo presented to City Council. 




Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 35/2003

The City of Yorkton gives public notice for the reading and adoption of Bylaw No.35/03 for the September 8th, 2003 Council meeting at 7:00pm in Council Chambers. This Bylaw proposes the closure of the lane situated between Thompson Avenue and McLeod Drive in the Yellowhead Commercial Subdivision. The property is more specifically identified as Plan 99YO7581 Block 12, Lots 1 and 2.

Additional information can be found in Public Notices




Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

The next meeting of the Muicipal Planning Commission will be held on:

Date:  September 3, 2003
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A", City Hall



City Wide Registration Night 

 Wednesday, September 3, 2003 
6:00pm to 9:00pm 
Parkland Agriplex Curling Rink

Over 30 sport, culture and recreation groups will be in attendance promoting their activities and taking registrations for the upcoming year. 

Please note that City Wide Registration will be ONE NIGHT ONLY this year.

For more information call Leisure Services at 786-1750




Tender for Janitorial Services

Sealed tenders will be received for the provision of Janitorial Services as noted below:

Location:  Yorkton City Hall/R.C.M.P. Detachment 
Contract Period: Three Years: October 1, 2003 - September 30, 2006
Closing Date: 2:00 p.m. Thursday September 11, 2003 
Site Inspection: 5:00 p.m. Monday September 8, 2003

Tender packages may be picked up at the Leisure Services Office, 2nd floor of City Hall, located at 37-3rd Avenue North, Yorkton, Sk.




Water Discolouration

Due to numerous water projects and street repairs presently being undertaken by the City, residents may notice some water discoloration at various times and locations. The City of Yorkton regrets any inconvenience this may cause.




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on September 8, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.



Books Available

The City of Yorkton has published several works for your enjoyment.
 More information can be found in Books Available.  




Head Lifeguard


The Parkland Agriplex Aquatic Centre requires a self-motivated individual to fill the role of full-time Head Lifeguard. Primary responsibilities involve administration, staff training and supervision.

Applicants are to submit their resume complete with three references and phone numbers no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2003.

Additional information on this and other positions 
can be found in Employment.




Kinsmen Arena Concession Worker

Part Time Kinsmen Arena Concession Worker 

The concession worker will be responsible for operating the concession at the Kinsmen Arena under the supervision of the Concession Manager.

Please submit a resume and cover letter stating qualifications, experience and references to the following, no later than August 29th, 2003.

Additional information is available in Employment.




Aquatic Centre News

The Parkland Agriplex Aquatic Center is closed for maintenance. Registrations will be taken between 8 am-12 pm, 1- 4:30 pm. The Aquatic Center reopens on Monday, September 8, with regular public swimming. See you in September!

Call 786-1744 for more information on all Aquatic Center programs.




City Parks News

The City mosquito control program is still ongoing and there are still mosquitoes out there. There is not a lot of standing water in and around the City of Yorkton and we are currently treating about five sites. Residents are urged to check their backyards and if there are larvae present in the water, dump the water. Remember, mosquitoes can hatch within days.

City back lanes are becoming encroached with hedges and over hanging branches. In most cases, the City of Yorkton does not own any trees in the back lane and residents are responsible for maintaining back lane trees. Access to the back lane must be provided to allow for refuse removal, emergency services and allowing residents access to back lanes without damaging their equipment. In cases where back lanes are not accessible, residents may be issued clean up orders. Check your back lane property and see if there is encroachment on the right of way. There are several companies registered with the City of Yorkton that can help with the maintenance of the trees if you are unable to maintain them yourself. If you have any questions on the issue, please feel free to call the Parks Department.

The Heritage Heights tennis courts have been resurfaced and the courts have been designated for tennis use only. This means that skate boarders and hockey players can no longer use the facility for that purpose. Sports, other than tennis, may seriously degrade the surface. The tennis courts are operated as a co-op with users signing out a key and ensuring that the facility is locked after use. Full refund of the key is awarded after each season. With a 'tennis only' facility, the life of the surfacing could last 2-4 years longer. Call Amber at the Gloria Hayden Center & 786-1777 for access to a key and be a member of the Heritage Heights Tennis Co-op. There are plans to have a hard surface hockey/blade facility by next year at the Park. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.




Yorkton Fire Protective Services 
Home Surveys

Yorkton Fire Protective Services will be continuing with Home Dwelling Safety Surveys. Anyone who would like to know more about what is involved or would like to book a home survey, please call 786-1795 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.