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City of Yorkton News
April 15 to April 21, 2004


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Public Notice
Assessment Roll

Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to subsection 187(1) of The Cities Act, the assessment roll for the City of Yorkton for the year 2004 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: April 15, 2004 to May 17, 2004.

Pursuant to subsection 184(2) of The Cities Act, the City of Yorkton passed Bylaw 17/2003 dispensing with the preparation of assessment notices on those properties whose assessment has not changed in 2004.

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, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3 by the 17th day of May, 2004.

For further information contact, Kim Durdin, City Assessment Co-ordinator at 786-1736.




Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

Yorkton Public Library Board 
The next meeting of the Yorkton Public Library Board will be held on:

Date:  April 20, 2004 
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room

Good Spirit REDA Board 
The next meeting of the Good Spirit REDA Board will be held on:

Date:  April 20, 2004 
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Good Spirit REDA Boardroom

Protective Services Commission 
The next meeting of the Protective Services Commission will be held on:

Date:  April 20, 2004 
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A", City Hall

Leisure Services Commission
The next meeting of the Leisure Services Commission will be held on:

Date:  April 20, 2004
Time: 7:00 a.m. 
Location: Meeting Room "B", City Hall



Public Notice
Next Council Meeting

Effective Monday, April 19, 2004 up to and including the August 9, 2004 meeting, Yorkton City Council Meetings will be held at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.




2004 Water Main Flushing Program

The Public Works Department will commence a Water Main Flushing Program on Sunday, APRIL 25, 2004 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. City crews will be flushing the mains from approx. 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 discolored 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, refrigeration equipment, and water softeners. Doing laundry is not recommended, as the discolored 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 color returns to normal.

If further information is required, please contact the Public Works and Engineering Department at 786-1760 or 786-1730 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.




Parks News

Elm Tree-Pruning Ban/Dutch Elm Disease Program
The Elm Tree-Pruning Ban is now in effect and residents are reminded that it is illegal to prune trees from April 13 to July 31. Elm trees can be removed during this period but they cannot be pruned. Storage of elm firewood is also illegal. If firewood is transported from an infested area to a non-infested area, the chances of the disease starting is almost a sure thing. Elm wood cannot be transported or used for firewood. Please contact the Parks Department at 786-1754 for more information on the Dutch Elm Disease Program.

Skunk activity may be on the rise as the warm weather comes about. Residents are reminded that they are responsible for skunks on their property. Skunks will be attracted to properties that have cluttered areas that may provide some shelter. To minimize skunk activity in and around your yard, keep your yard clean. Close up doors and windows, keep garbage in bins and remove clutter. The City of Yorkton will be responsible for skunks on City properties.

Gopher Control Program
The Parks Department has a Gopher Control Program in the northeast section of the City. The program is scheduled to run until the end of April. The areas of control have been signed and residents should be aware that some animals might be visible near their hole. City workers do monitor the areas daily.

Crow Control Program
The Crow Control Program is underway and Control Officers will be out in the earlier mornings to control the numbers of crows within the City. Control hours are between 4:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. The program will run until the end of May at which time it will be evaluated.

Sports Fields
Sports fields are in the process of drying up and users are asked to stay off all City of Yorkton ball diamonds as they are still very wet. The red shale clay may look like it is dry but it is not. Using the fields will only delay actual start times. Your co-operation is appreciated.

City of Yorkton Clean Up
The Parks Department is looking for non-profit City of Yorkton groups that want to partner and clean up the city as part of a fundraiser. Spring cleanup is needed now and if groups are interested in cleanup as a fundraiser, please contact the Parks Department at 786-1754.




Downtown Parking 

Free Parking: Downtown for a maximum of 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon, Monday to Saturday (except where otherwise posted).
Worry-Free Parking: You may purchase a worry-free, full-day parking pass in the downtown core at a cost of: 
$10         1 month 
$20         3 months 
$30         6 months 
$50       12 months

Valid at all City of Yorkton parking lots found on: First Ave.; corner of First Ave. & Smith St.; corner of Third Ave. South & Livingstone St.; and Myrtle Ave.

Parking Meter Rates: Public Parking lots with coin-operated meters are offered for your convenience at the following rates: $0.10 25 minutes $0.25 1 hour Maximum five-hour limit. Including Saturday.
Parking Tickets: For your convenience, there is a slot located in the front entrance of City Hall for the purpose of paying parking tickets, water bills, etc.

 For more information on municipal bylaws, call 786-1717.




Deer Park 2004 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 (Monday to Friday) 502.43 35.17 537.60
Senior (65+) 577.80 40.45 618.25
Family 1315.75 92.10 1407.85
Green Fees
Adult 9 Hole 15.89 1.11 17.00
Adult 18 Hole 26.64 1.86 28.50
Junior 9 Hole 9.81 0.69 10.50
Junior 18 Hole 13.08 0.92 14.00
11 for 10 Pak (9 Hole) 158.88 11.22 170.00
11 for 10 Pak (Combo) 212.62 14.88 227.50
6 for 5 Pak (18 Hole) 133.18 9.32 142.50
Corporate Rounds
50 Rounds 1237.50 86.63 1324.13
75 Rounds 1753.13 122.72 1875.85
100 Rounds 2200.00 154.00 2354.00
125 Rounds 2578.13 180.47 2758.60
Gas Cart Storage 143.00 10.01 153.01
Electric Cart Storage 176.00 12.32 188.32
Club Storage & Cleaning 62.62 4.38 67.00
Club Storage 38.32 2.68 41.00
Junior Storage 28.04 1.96 30.00
Yearly Cart Rental 650.00





Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Walking/Jogging Track

The Kinsmen Walking Track at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre is a 140m rubberized indoor track that is convenient and removed from the elements for walkers and joggers. No bookings for the track are necessary and a variety of track passes are available. The hours of operation are:

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
Noon to 5:00 p.m. weekends
$1 per visit or monthly pass for $15

Birthday Parties

The Gloria Hayden Community Centre takes bookings for birthday parties. The gymnasium can be booked for games and activities and tables and chairs can be set up in a separate area for birthday presents and cake. 

Please call the Gloria Hayden Community Centre at 786-1777 for more information about birthday party bookings.




Thank You 

The Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission wishes to extend its thanks to Mr. Rob Kirkness for his dedication of many hours of personal time. The Dulmage Homestead and its historical significance to the development of Yorkton is now protected as Municipal Heritage because of his initiation of this project.