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City of Yorkton News
July 22 to July 28, 2004



Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice 
Discretionary Use Application

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 74 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983 hereby gives notice of its intention to consider a Discretionary Use Application for: 

328 Second Avenue North 
Lot 63 Blk 3 Plan 00Y00270

The Discretionary Use, which is being applied for is to allow for the development of a Residential Care Home in this location.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, August 9th in City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 p.m. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing in respect to this application is in session.

Cynthia Alcorn 
Development Officer 
Tel. (306) 786-1722 




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on August 9, 2004 at 5:00 p.m.




Request For Financing Proposals

The city of Yorkton is requesting proposals from qualified financial institutions to provide the City of Yorkton with financing options to borrow $7,000,000 over 15 years for the construction of a new multipurpose Family Leisure Centre.

Please refer to Tenders and Proposals for further details if you are interested in submitting a proposal or call: Lonnie Kaal, Director of Finance at 786-1721.




Large Format 
Aerial Photo Maps for Sale

The Planning and Engineering Department has eight aerial photo maps of the City of Yorkton available for sale to interested parties. The photo was taken August 14, 2003 and they show the City from a 1:4,000 scale. They are mounted on foam backing and are approximately 43 inches x 76 inches (3 feet x 6 feet). Cost of each photo is $50.00 (plus GST) to be paid at time of receipt and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. 

If you are interested in obtaining a copy or wish to see them, please call or visit our office at City Hall, 37 Third Avenue North, 2nd Floor, 786-1730.




Heritage Property Highlight:
Yorkton Court House

The Yorkton Court House was erected 1919-1920 and is located at 29 Darlington Street. It was designated as a Provincial Heritage Property on February 15, 1988 and was featured on a $1 Canadian stamp issued in February, 1994.





Yorkton in Bloom 2004

For the past eight years the Yorkton In Bloom Committee has promoted the Local Grounds Competition. This is an exciting program that focuses on beautification of the city. This initiative was designed to involve the citizens of Yorkton in the challenge of improving the visual appeal of our city, and to compete for local awards. 

Categories for the 2004 Local Grounds Competition are as follows 
Best Home Grounds (Front Yard) 
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard) 
Best Mobile Home Grounds 
Best Vegetable Garden 
Best Apartment Garden 
Best Senior Housing Unit 
Best Senior Housing Complex 
Best Industrial Grounds 
Best Institutional Grounds 
Best Commercial Grounds 
Most Improved Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Grounds 
Best Residential Street, Avenue, Crescent, Bay, etc.

The Committee is sponsoring a Golden Bloom Award. 
Individuals 75 years and older may enter the following categories 

Best Home Grounds (Front Yard) 
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard) 
Best Mobile Home Grounds 
Best Vegetable Garden 
Best Apartment Garden 
Best Senior Housing Unit 

Deadline for entries is Friday July 23, 2004 at 4:30 p.m.
Judging will take place from July 26 - 28, 2004
To register contact Leisure Services at 786-1750 





Party in the Park 2004

The Annual Park Parties are outdoor celebrations to promote the vast benefits of park spaces in the City of Yorkton. These parties are family events that also showcase some great local talent. This year's parties will take place on the following dates:

July 28  Weinmaster Park
August 4 Silver Heights Park
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each evening

We are currently looking for entertainers for these events. If you have a talent you would like to showcase or would like more information, call 786-1752. Come out, bring your lawn chair, buy a hot dog and enjoy the concert!




Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Hours of Operation

Effective July 12, 2004, the Gloria Hayden Community Centre Summer hours will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Closed Saturday, Sunday and all Stat holidays.

For available times or information on programs, clinics and events, please call 786-1777. 





Summer Cultural Arts and Physical Activity Experiences 
Sports, games, crafts, special guests, field trips and more

July 5 - August 13, 2004

Ages 6 - 8 
Tuesday to Friday 
9:00am to NOON

Ages 9 - 11 
Monday to Thursday 
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Columbia School & Gloria Hayden Community Centre

$2.00 daily drop-in fee or $30.00 for a summer pass

For more information contact our summer programmers 
Andrea, Garrett, Cassia and Rae at 
786-1707 or 786-1750