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City of Yorkton News
March 27 to April 2, 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




Public Skating

Kinsmen Arena

The last night for PUBLIC SKATING at the Kinsmen Arena is Monday, March 31st.

The last day for SENIOR AND PRE-SCHOOL SKATING at the Kinsmen Arena is Wednesday, March 26th.

The City of Yorkton Leisure Services would like to thank the Painted Hand Casino Community Development Corporation for sponsoring this year's skating programs at the Kinsmen Arena.




Next Council Meeting

The Next council meeting will be held on April 7, 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





Parks Department News

The Parks Department will be conducting pest control in areas of the City of Yorkton over the next couple of months. Gopher control at JC Beach will continue again this year. Other areas being targeted are Highway # 9 and York Road, Yorkton Tourism and in and around the welcome sign at Queen Street and # 10 highway. The product being used is ROZOL. Last year the program had excellent results. Areas under treatment will be placarded.

Hay contracts are being accepted for haying of some of the areas within the City of Yorkton. There are three areas being looked at-Queen street from Highway # 9 to # 10, Gladstone/Queen Street junction behind apartment block and area around the Welcome to Yorkton sign at the Queen Street and Highway # 10 junction. Interested persons can submit a proposal stating parcels and amount of tender. Please contact the Parks division for more information. Proposals will be accepted until April 18, 2003.

The Spring season is upon us and the skateboard parks will be open. Users are reminded that bikes are not allowed at the skateboards parks. There has been a fair amount of vandalism at the parks and if this type of action continues, decisions will be made on the viability of these parks and whether or not they will be kept open. Do your part to help keep these parks open.

Street low-level pruning on boulevard trees is ongoing in the next couple of weeks to months. The area of pruning will include streets from Collacott to Smith Street. Low-level pruning includes the removal of low-lying branches, branches overhanging streets and the removal of water sprouts. Also, American Elm pruning will take place on Maple Avenue up until April 11, 2003. The American Elm pruning ban starts on April 13th and continues until July 31, 2003.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please feel free to call Brian Dudar, Parks Supervisor at the City of Yorkton Parks Department at 786-1754.




Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

The next meeting of the Municipal Planning Committee will be held on:

Date:  April 2, 2003
Time: 7:00 a.m. 
Location: Meeting Room "A", City Hall



Job Opportunity
Summer Programmers


4 (four) - Full Time Summer Culture, Recreation and Sport Programmer Positions

The programmers will be responsible for development of the Summer Programs within the City of Yorkton. You will be responsible for planning, marketing, implementing and evaluating the Summer Program for children and youth 6 -11 years of age.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 31, 2003.

Additional information is available in Employment.




Job Opportunity
Summer Program Assistant

1 (one) - Full Time Summer Program Assistant Position

The Summer Program Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the planning, promoting, implementation and evaluation of summer leisure programs for the City of Yorkton. Primary responsibilities will be the operation of special events and providing facilitation and support services to community groups and organizations currently offering programs and services to the city.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 31, 2003

Additional information is available in Employment.




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