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City of Yorkton News
May 1 to May 7, 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.




Public Notice
Discretionary Use

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 74 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983 hereby gives notice of its intention to consider a Discretionary Use Application for 374 Gladstone South.

The Discretionary Use, which is being applied for, is to allow for the development of a Church in this location.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, May 12, 2003 in City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 7:00 p.m. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the public hearing in respect to this Application is in session.

Jeffrey Humble, PPS, MCIP 
Manager of Community Planning




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 May 12, 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 Parkland Agriplex Management Broad  will be held on:

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

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

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



Aquatic Centre News 

There is still time to register for swimming lessons before summer! The next set of lessons starts on May 5, running on Monday and Wednesdays, and will be finished just in time for a summer spent at the lake. It is important to be safe in and around water, and swimming lessons will give your child the knowledge to be safe this summer. Every level is available, including Aqua Tots. Register early to ensure that you have a place in these lessons!

For more information on these or other Aquatic Centre programs, call 786-1744




Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Summer Hours of Operation

 (May 1, 2003 TO September 2003)

8:30am TO 5:00pm

8:30am TO 10:00pm






Request for Quotation 

The City of Yorkton Department of Leisure Services-Parks Department invites you to provide a quotation for: Trail Construction-Ravine Ecological Preserve 

Your quotation must be received by 4:30 pm, May 16, 2003.  Please send quotation to the City of Yorkton, Department of Leisure Services.

 For more information, please visit Tenders and Proposals 




Parks Department News

Residential Property Cleanup 
The Leisure Services Department - Parks Division is asking all residents to assist with garbage pick up within and around your property and adjoining properties. Every spring, once the snow disappears, the accumulation of garbage within the City becomes unsightly and if we all pitch in with the cleanup, the task is less daunting for City crews.

Our Parks Department will begin a City wide cleanup, but if residents can help out by cleaning the garbage that has accumulated on boulevards, back lanes, parks that adjoin your properties or ditches, the job will be done a lot quicker and our City will be much more aesthetically pleasing. Please help us with the cleanup and do your part……your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

Crow Eradication Program 
The Department is anticipating the program to be underway by the end of April. We are currently meeting with officials to get the proper authorization and documentation on the program. Residents are reminded that they are not authorized to discharge firearms in the City limits for whatever reason. Your cooperation and patience is appreciated.

Sport Field use 
Enthusiastic ball and soccer teams are asked to stay off the diamonds until authorized so that early spring use does not impact the maintenance schedule. Some diamonds still have snow on them and others are still in the winter mode. We have not had an opportunity to do any spring maintenance on them. Please check with Amber Harvey at 786-1777 or with the Parks office at 786-1754. Unauthorized use may delay start times. Again, your cooperation is appreciated!