City of Yorkton News
December 30 to January 5, 2005


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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 the C-1 corridor on 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 January 7th, 2005. Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday January 10, 2005 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
Notice of Meetings

Municipal Planning Commission 
The next meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission will be held on:

Date:  January 5, 2005
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall

Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission 
The next meeting of the Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission will be held on:

Date:  January 6, 2005
Time: 3:00 p.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




City Hall Schedule
Christmas and New Years

Friday, December 24, 2004 - closed at 3:00 p.m. 
Monday, December 27, 2004 - closed all day 
Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - closed all day 
Monday, January 3, 2005 - closed all day  




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.




Job Opportunity
Temporary Relief Bus Driver

Applications are invited for the position of Temporary Relief Bus Driver

This is a temporary position required for the City Transit System. It consists of a 10 - 12 week term, and then will be on an "as needed" basis. Duties to begin on or about February 1, 2005. For further information, contact Fran Brimacombe at 786-1734.

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Possess and maintain a Valid Saskatchewan Class 4 Driver's License 
  • Provide a Driver's Abstract 
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by January 14, 2005 to: Engineering Department 
City of Yorkton 
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan 
S3N 2W3 
Fax: (306) 786-6880

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




Holiday Hours
City of Yorkton Sanitary Landfill

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




New Transit Fare Rates 
Effective January 1, 2005

Transit Bylaw No. 29/2002

Adults/Seniors  Students (under 16)
CASH  $ 1.75  $ 1.00
$30.00 $15.00 
(monthly - available at City Hall)
$35.00 $20.00

Children under 5 FREE (must be accompanied by Adult)




 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.




Celebrate Saskatchewan 
2005 Kick-Off Events

2005 Kick-Off Events
New Year's Eve Dance 
December 31, 2004 
8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. 
Yorkton Legion Hall - 380 Broadway Street West 
Music by "Saddles & Steel" 
Yorkton Historical Display 
Rides Home Provided 
Cost is $5.00/person Tickets available at Leisure Services - City Hall & K.W. Men's Wear 
Must be 19 years or older to attend

New Year's Day Bell Ringing 
January 1, 2005 
Western Development Museum

New Year's Day Skating Party 
January 1, 2005 
NOON - 5:00 p.m. 
Kinsmen Arena FREE Public Skating, Sleigh Rides & Hot Chocolate

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