City of Yorkton News
June 10 to June 16, 2004


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Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

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

Date:  June 15, 2004 
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room 

Good Spirit REDA Board
The next meeting of the Good Spirit REDA Board will be held on:

Date:  June 15, 2004 
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Good Spirit REDA Boardroom

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

Date:  June 15, 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:  June 15, 2004 
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "B" - City Hall



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on June 14, 2004 at 5:00 p.m.

Please Note: Effective Monday, April 19, 2004 up to and including the August 9, 2004 meeting, Yorkton City Council Meetings will be held at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.




Smoke Free Yorkton 

Yorkton is Going Smoke Free!

  • July 1, 2004 all Public Places and Work Places in Yorkton are to be smoke free.
  • Support our local businesses as they make the transition to a Smoke-Free environment. 
  • A healthier community is better for everyone. 
    • Information packages have been sent out to the Food and Beverage businesses, if you require more information, please visit Smoke Free Yorkton or call 786-1708.



Gloria Hayden Community Centre
New Spring/Summer Hours

As of May 31, 2004 
and until August 30, 2004 
the Gloria Hayden Community Centre will be open Monday and Wednesday nights.

Our Spring/Summer Hours are now as follows: 

Monday:  8:30 am to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am to 10:00 pm

We are closed on Saturday/Sunday and all Stat holidays.

Please call the Gloria Hayden Centre at 786-1777 for available times or for information on programs.




Street Cracksealing

Notice from Public Works

City crews will continue cracksealing on various streets in the City, weather permitting. All motorists are advised to reduce speed and travel with caution in these areas.

City of Yorkton 
Public Works Dept.




Landfill Hours

The spring & summer landfill hours are as follows:


Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


Monday to Saturday  8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.

City Bylaw #16-1981 requires that all loads transported to the landfill be securely fastened so as not to allow debris to fall onto the highway, offences subject to a $100 fine.




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




Garden Plots for Rent 

For more information, contact Leisure Services at 786-1750.




Heritage Walking Tour

The City of Yorkton Municipal Advisory Sub-Commission 
invites you to take a self-guided walking tour 
of 31 historic dwellings and public buildings of Yorkton in the early 1900's.

One of these architecturally interesting dwellings built in 1911 was the home of pioneers, J.A.M. and Sadie Patrick. Located at 88 Fifth Avenue North, it is now "Patrick Place" -- a popular Bed and Breakfast operated by Gerry and Karen Muir.

The tour booklet is free and can be obtained at Leisure Services (City Hall) and Tourism Yorkton.




Garage Sales Signs 

Spring and Summer are the time of year for yard and garage sales. It is illegal to place signs of any type, including those for yard sales, on boulevards, lamp posts, sidewalks or other City property. Your best advertising is still your local newspaper. Garage Sale signs are to be placed on your own private property for location identification.

City of Yorkton Sign Regulations Bylaw #16/2003 states the following:

  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to a fence, pole, tree, or any object in a public street or place.
  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to or standing on the ground in any public street or place.

Signs in violation of this bylaw will be picked up at owner's expense.

Bylaw Control Dept.




Parks News

The Parks Branch is monitoring Armyworm activity. It initially appears that the cold weather in May might have taken a bite out of the Armyworms, as we have not experienced any Armyworm activity to date. If the worms froze, it may mean that the City of Yorkton could be free of Armyworms for several years.

Mosquito Control 
Mosquito control is well underway. Given the recent rain, we have expanded our larviciding program and many sites are being treated daily throughout the City. All sites will be marked with a Pest control sign.

Dandelion Control
The Parks Branch is also well underway with Dandelion control. Control areas throughout the City are marked with a pest control sign. Control of these and other weeds will be ongoing throughout the summer.

Boulevard Grass 
Residents are reminded that they are responsible for grass cutting on boulevards that front their property. It is recommended that lawns be cut at a minimum of 2 inches, as grass that is cut too short is more susceptible to drought and weed infestation.

If you notice anything requiring attention, or out of the ordinary in the parks and on the trail systems, please let us know by calling 786-1754. As always, your co-operation and patience is appreciated.



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