City of Yorkton News
September 25 to October 1, 2003


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Notice of Intention to Alter the Boundaries 
of the City of Yorkton

Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Yorkton intends to alter the boundaries of the City in accordance with The Cities Act. The proposed alteration involves adding to the City of Yorkton the NW of 25-25-4-W2nd and withdrawing from the R.M. of Orkney #244, as shown on the map.

The reason for the proposed alteration is at the request of the owner to allow for development and to access City water and sewer services. Any person may file a written objection to the proposed alteration at the office of the City Clerk on or before October 22, 2003. If an objection is received, the Council will hold a Public Meeting to hear all persons who wish to make representations relevant to the proposed alteration.

Dated at Yorkton, Saskatchewan this 18th day of September 2003.

Laurie-Anne Rusnak,
City Clerk/Director of Human Resources




Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

The next meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission will be held on:
Date:  October 1, 2003
Time: 7:00 a.m. 
Location: Meeting Room "A", City Hall

The next meeting of the Yorkton Housing Corporation Board will be held on:

Date:  September 30, 2003
Time: 1:15 p.m. 
Location: Independent Manor Lounge



Yorkton Fire & Protective Services
Free Pancake Breakfast

Yorkton Fire & Protective Services is holding a 
Free Pancake Breakfast

Thursday, October 9th 
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (approx.) 
Fire Hall (9 Smith Street E.)

Fire Department staff will be conducting various 
demonstrations during the morning.

Watch for further details next week!




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on October 6, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.



Parks Department News

City Garden Plots: 
For those people who have garden plots in the Tupper & Yorkdale city plot areas, all garden produce must be cleared by October 1st as the plots are slated for tilling after the end of September. There is a compost pile at the Yorkdale garden plot site where plot renters can dispose of their garden material. The Parks Department would like to thank all the renters for their co-operation.

Weed Control: 
Fall time is an excellent time for weed control. City crews will be out on weed control typically on sports fields over the next couple of weeks. Areas will be posted. Trail pathways in Parks will be tilled where possible as opposed to being sprayed. Tilling of trails will make the trails a bit soft. Thanks for your co-operation with the program.

Tree Pruning:
City crews will be out and about with the ongoing low-level tree-pruning program. Low-level tree pruning consists of removing any adventitious branches and removing branches overhanging the sidewalks. High-level pruning is done through contract work. Elm trees can be pruned from now until mid April. Also, remember to take a look at your back lane and make sure the hedge or over hanging trees are not encroaching onto the back lane. If the trees/hedge are on your property and overhanging the back lane, they are your responsibility.




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.




Books Available

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




Public Skating - Kinsmen Arena 

Public Skating

Starts Monday, October 6th 
Runs every Monday from 7:15pm - 8:45pm

Senior/Pre-school Skating
Kinsmen Arena

Starts Wednesday, October 1st. 
Runs every Wednesday from 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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These programs are FREE OF CHARGE compliments of 
the Painted Hand Community Development Corporation.





Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Hours of Operation

Effective September 15, 2003

Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 10:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

We are open on all stat holidays from 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 
Closed Christmas & Boxing Day




Artifacts Sought

The City of Yorkton 
Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission 
is seeking:


Please Phone 786-1792 
Or Mail To: 
City of Yorkton Leisure Services 
Box 400 Yorkton, SK. 
S3N 2W3 
Attention: Heritage Researcher, Therese Lefebvre Prince.


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