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City of Yorkton News
December 9 to December 15, 2004


Past articles can be found in the Archives.




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  




Public Notice 
Property Standards Bylaw

Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Yorkton intends to consider giving second and third reading to Bylaw No. 26/2004, known as the "Property Standards Bylaw", a bylaw to regulate property standards within the City of Yorkton, at the Council Meeting of Monday, January 10, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 37 Third Avenue North.

For Further information please view the bylaw or contact the Building Services Department at 786-1700




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




Holiday Hours
City of Yorkton Sanitary Landfill

December 24th - Open 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Closed - December 25th, 26th and 27th, Re-opens Tuesday December 28th

Closed - January 1st and 2nd, Re-opens Monday January 3rd




Holiday Hours

Friday, December 24th - 8 AM TO 4:30 PM

Saturday, December 25th - NO SERVICE

Saturday, January 1st - NO SERVICE




City of Yorkton 
Service Award Recipients 

Congratulations to the following City of Yorkton staff who received a Service Award at the City of Yorkton's Annual Christmas Party & Appreciation Dinner held on December 4, 2004

5 Years  Sharon Jacob 
Glen Senchuk 
Randy Dzuba 
Darren Spelay
10 Years  Shawn Frankfurt 
Lonnie Kaal
15 Years  Ken Witow 
Richard Ivanochko
20 Years Connie Bucsis 
Allan Salyn 
Michael Buchholzer
25 Years  John Krawetz 
Peter Macek 
Theodore Trotz

Thank You for your dedicated service!




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.