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City of Yorkton News
December 16 to December 22, 2004


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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




Public Notice 
Notice of Meetings

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

Date:  December 21, 2004  44 - 4th Ave. N. (Smith St. entrance)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: 44 - 4th Ave. N. (Smith St. entrance)

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

Date:  December 21, 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:  December 21, 2004
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "B" - City Hall



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on January 10, 2005 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




Job Opportunity
Waterworks Operator

Applications are invited for the position of Waterworks Operator.

Reporting to the Waterworks Foreman, the Waterworks Operator is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants and associated appurtenances. The operator performs skilled work to control treatment processes along with detailed sampling, monitoring and analysis of water and wastewater and processing streams.

This work consists of rotational, non-standard hours, which consists of shift work, nights, evenings and weekends and includes stand-by and callouts.

The Water Works Operator salary is based as per collective agreement with CUPE Local 342.

The ideal candidate will possess: 

  • Minimum of Grade 12 or Equivalency as determined by Saskatchewan Education with Trade and Secondary Education Equivalencies considered. 
  • Experience in water/wastewater treatment field and boiler operation, with preference given for a combination of training and experience in an appropriate trade. 
  • Skill and knowledge related to millwright, plumbing, pipefitting, welding, carpentry and electricity. 
  • Possess or ability to obtain the appropriate Environmental Operator Certification. 
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labour. 
  • Demonstrate mechanical and computer aptitude. 
  • Obtain and maintain appropriate SCBA, Fireman's Boiler Certification, First Aid & CPR Certificates. 
  • Possess and maintain a Valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Drivers License. 
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package. 

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by January 7, 2005.

For further information please visit Employment.




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




Season's Greetings From
Mayor Phil DeVos 

To Residents of Yorkton

I want to thank each of you for your input into our community over the past year. Christmas is that time of year when we try to take time out to be with family and friends and to give to those in need. Wouldn't it be nice to have that feeling year round?

Together we can make our City and our world a better place, and it starts right here at home. 

On behalf of the hard-working men and women of the City of Yorkton, and members of City Council and myself:

Have a Merry Christmas 
And a Very Safe and Happy New Year!

Mayor Phil DeVos, Council and All Employees of the City of Yorkton




 Notice Regarding Snow Clearing

Notice Regarding Snow Clearing 
From City Streets, Lanes and Private Driveways

The City wishes to Advise Residents of the Following Operational Procedure:

  • While clearing snow from residential streets, equipment operators employ the use of the grader gate to prevent the snow leaving the plow from entering driveways.

  • At times some snow may overflow the grader gate, especially during heavy snowfall, therefore, a certain amount may remain in the driveway following street clearing. 

  • The City will not return to clear any overflow snow unless the driveway was completely missed. 

  • Also, the City employs the use of an angle plow to clear snow from the lanes. This plow is not equipped with a snow gate, therefore anyone abutting a City lane will receive the snow from that portion of the lane. The clearing of driveways off lanes shall be the resident's responsibility. 

  • During periods of heavy snowfall, the City would advise residents to utilize their driveways whenever possible to help eliminate the problem of clearing snow around vehicles parked on the street.

Thank you for your co-operation in this regard.

Public Works and Engineering Department




Aquatic Centre News

Swimming Lessons 
Aquaquest Levels 1-4 start January 8, 2005. 
Lessons available once a week Saturdays 
or twice a week Mondays and Wednesdays

Register in person at the Aquatic Centre office on the second floor of City Hall. 
Phone 786-1744 for more information.




Christmas Break Public Skating
At the Kinsmen Arena

December 30th 
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

December 31st 
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

January 1st 
NOON to 5:00 p.m. 
FREE Sleigh Rides & Hot Chocolate

For more information call 786-1750.




Looking for a Unique Christmas Gift?

Give the Gift of Active Living this holiday season. Gift Certificates are available for the following city facilities:

Deer Park Municipal Golf Course
 - Sand, water and multiple tee areas make it challenging and fun for all ages and skill levels! 
 - Gift certificates are available for one round, several rounds, or use for membership purchases.
Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
 - Featuring a 140 m walking/jogging track, two regulation indoor racquetball/squash courts, and a gymnasium. 
 - Have you visited the centre yet? Take a tour, you'll be impressed!
Kinsmen Arena
 - Indoor Arena
 - Weekly Public Skating
 - Brush up on your skating skills over the Christmas Season!

For further information on any of these facilities, or programs offered, contact 
Leisure Services at 786-1750.




New Year's Eve Dance

Celebrate Saskatchewan
2005 New Year's Eve Dance
Friday, December 31, 2004 
Yorkton Legion Hall 
Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Music by Saddles & Steel 
Must be 19 years of age or older to attend

Tickets $5.00/person 
Available at: Leisure Services - City Hall 
K.W. Men's Wear

For more information call 786-1750.