City of Yorkton News
June 17 to June 23, 2004


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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on July 12, 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.



Tender For Janitorial Services 

Sealed tenders will be received for the provision of Janitorial Services as noted below:

Location:   Parks Shop - 263 Myrtle Avenue
Details:  2 hours per day ( Monday to Friday) - cleaning to be done prior to 7:00 am or after 5:00 pm - duties include cleaning of offices, washrooms, coffee area - other cleaning for facility negotiated extra
Contract Period:  July 5, 2004 to October 1, 2004 (re-negotiate contract on October 4, 2004 for winter months)
Closing Date:  3:00 p.m. June 29th, 2004
Tender can be dropped off to:
  • Facilities Supervisor
  • City of Yorkton Leisure Services
  • 2nd floor at City Hall
  • 37 - 3rd Avenue North
  • Yorkton, SK
Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to: 
  • Mike Thorley 
  • Phone: 786-1763 
  • Fax: 786-6880 
  • E-mail:
The City reserves the right to reject any or all quotations. Lowest or any quotation not necessarily accepted.



Final Public Open House 
on Transportation Study

Wardrop Engineering has been hired by the City of Yorkton to update the 1987 Yorkton Transportation Study, which has served to guide the development of Yorkton's transportation infrastructure for the past 16 years. A final "draft" of the Study has been completed and will provide the City with a framework to plan necessary improvements to the City's transportation infrastructure to a population of 25,000. In addition to providing a detailed analysis of traffic volumes and patterns, the Study addresses future roadways and intersections, pedestrian traffic, parking, city transit, and other transportation related issues.

The City of Yorkton will be hosting a Final Public Open House to provide the public an opportunity to review the plan before it is finalized. Citizens are encouraged to attend to review and comment on the findings of Wardrop Engineering.

The Open House is scheduled as follows: 

June 29, 2004 
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery 
49 Smith Street East 
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM 
Refreshments to be provided




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.




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!




Equipment For Sale 

The City of Yorkton - Public Works Department has for sale the following street cleaning equipment:

1984 ELGIN - model Pelican, 11447 hrs, approximately 2100 hrs on rebuilt engine. Machine SN. S - S5645D, John Deere 4 cylinder diesel engine, includes misc. new and used parts.

1989 FMC - model V4000 SP, 6793 hrs, machine SN 1F9VM4L17LP041035, Detroit V8 diesel engine, includes misc. new and used parts.

Both units are subject to a reserve bid of $4,500.00 and will be sold with no warranty 
in "as is" condition.

Units can be viewed and test driven by appointment by calling:
Rick Kozey - Shop Foreman & 786-1760 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (weekdays).

Sealed envelopes labeled "Sweeper Bid" will be received at the Public Works Department up to 2:00 p.m. (C.S.T.) on Friday, June 25th, 2004.

Any questions in regards to the above should be forwarded to Rick Kozey & 786-1760 during normal working hours.




Job Opportunity

City of Yorkton 
Leisure Services 

is seeking applications for a 

This Seasonal position will involve, but not be limited to, the general operation and maintenance of the Kinsmen Arena. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Customer Service functions 
  • Monitoring facility operation systems and reporting situations requiring attention.
  • Operating and maintaining equipment. 
  • Performing basic caretaking functions. 
  • Maintaining ice at the Kinsmen Arena.

Deadline for Applications will be Wednesday June 30th, 2004 at 3:00 p.m.

Please visit Employment for more information.





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


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