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City of Yorkton News
December 2 to December 8, 2004


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Public Notice 
Proposed Bylaw No. 27/2004

The Council of the City of Yorkton, pursuant to Section 25(1) and 102(1) of the Cities Act, hereby gives notice of its intention to consider the passing of Bylaw No. 27/2004 to establish a Business Improvement District (BID). The BID, which is illustrated in the map below, includes portions of the Highway Commercial (C-3) zoning district west of the number nine highway, the City Centre Commercial (C-1) zoning district, with the exception of Myrtle Avenue and York Road, and the Arterial Commercial (C-2) zoning district in its entirety.

The proposed Bylaw may be inspected in the office of the Director of Planning and Engineering, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, all holidays excepted, and up until 12:00 noon Friday December 10th, 2004. Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday December 13th, 2004 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00pm. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

Jeffrey Humble, PPS, MCIP 
Director of Planning and Engineering
Phone: 306.786.1727  




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on December 13, 2004 at 5:00 p.m.




Call for Representation
Commissions of Council - 2005

The City of Yorkton is inviting applications from people interested in serving on the various Commissions of Council for the year 2005. Appointments will be made in January to the following:

Development Appeals Board Economic Development Commission

stimulate Economic Development activities in the City and area.

Leisure Services Commission (includes Municipal Heritage Advisory and Deer Park Advisory)

advise City Council on all matters pertaining to leisure services and required community services.

Municipal Planning Commission (includes Public Transit and Airport Services)

investigate and study land use, population, transportation and any matter that affects the development of the municipality.

Yorkton Local Library Board and Parkland Regional Library Board 
Yorkton Housing Corporation

maintain and operate self-contained housing units for the accommodation of low-income seniors on a not for profit basis.

Protective Services Commission

advise City Council on matters regarding safety and protection of people and property in the municipality.

Youth Advisory Committee

(open to youth ages 16 - 20)

Please provide a brief letter of application by January 20th, 2005 to the undersigned at Box 400, Yorkton, Sask. S3N 2W3. The application should include a brief description of experience, qualifications and reasons for applying. If you require any information, please call 786-1701.

City of Yorkton




Request For Tender
Janitorial Services

Tourism Building Tenders must be received by 2:00 p.m. on December 6, 2004. Tenders shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for tender closing. Tenders received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and returned unopened.

Tenders must be received by 2:00 p.m. on December 6, 2004.

Please visit Tenders and Proposals for more information.




Queen Street Construction

Due to weather conditions, construction of the waterline on Queen Street has ended. The construction of the waterline will again commence in the early spring. We would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation.

Public Works Dept.




Business License Fees

Pursuant to the adoption of Business License Bylaw 24/2003 new fees for Business Licenses have been adopted.

A Business License shall not be issued nor considered valid without payment of fees as prescribed in Table 15.1.

Table 15.1

Type of License Application fee1 Document Processing Fee2 Annual Renewal Fee3 Pro-Rated Fee4  After September 1
Resident $50.00 $25.00 $25.00 N/A
Non Resident  $50.00 $25.00 $200.00 $100.00
Home Based Business $50.00 $25.00 $25.00 N/A
Home Occupation $50.00 $25.00 $25.00 N/A
Trade Shows $10.00per table for events four days or less
$20.00 per table for events five days or more
Transient Traders $200.00 for each two week period or portion thereof.
Direct Sellers As per Resident and Non Resident schedule.
Direct Sales Contractors As per Resident and Non Resident schedule.
Fish Pedlars As per Resident and Non Resident schedule.
Notes to Table 15.1
  1. Applied one time only at time application is received.
  2. Applies to: 
    each third party document required for consideration prior to issuance of license; any change of information; and license renewals if for any reason the license was canceled at any time by the license holder.
  3. Applied at time of application and each year during continued operation of the business.
  4. Applied as the Annual Renewal fee for all applications received after September 1, in application year only.

Application for license may be made at City Hall




Christmas Break Kids Convention

An opportunity for children ages 6 -12 to participate in 
recreational activities over the Christmas break. 
A variety of sports, games and crafts with a seasonal theme.

December 27 - 31, 2004 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
8:00am to NOON; 1:00pm to 5:00pm 
(lunch hour will be supervised if required)

$50.00/participant for the week 
Only 25 registrations will be taken

To register call the G.H.C.C. at 786-1777.




Public Skating - Kinsmen Arena

Public Skating:
Monday Nights 
7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors:
Wednesday Afternoons 
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All programs FREE of CHARGE courtesy of the Painted Hand Community Development Corporation.




Need a Christmas Suggestion?

Why not purchase the following book - published by the City of Yorkton: 

The Whiskey Man
Yorkton's Balmoral Hotel, a notable establishment since its erection in 1897, became more famous during the years when Harry Bronfman, of the Bronfman dynasty was the proprietor. We invite you to buy THE WHISKEY MAN and read about the hotel's colourful history, especially the years of liquor running during Prohibition in Saskatchewan. Purchase the book at: Yorkton Tourism, the Western Development Museum, City Hall Leisure Services, Frameworks on Broadway. 

Cost: $10.00, GST included. 
For mail orders, please send $13.00, which includes postage and handling to:
City of Yorkton Leisure Services
Box 400, Yorkton, Sask. S3N 2W3




Celebrate Saskatchewan 2005

Celebrate Saskatchewan 2005

Saskatchewan will be celebrating its 100th Birthday in 2005. 
The Celebrate Saskatchewan Sub-Commission has several items for sale with 
our Centennial logo:

License Plates $5.00 
Lapel Pins $2.00 
T-Shirts $15.00 GST Included

To purchase, please visit Leisure Services at City Hall or call 786-1750.