City of Yorkton News
March 4 to March 10, 2004


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Public Notice 
Smoke Free Public Places Meeting


You are invited to attend a public meeting 
with respect to a Smoke Free Yorkton.

The Council of the City of Yorkton has given 1st reading to Bylaw No. 38/2003—The Smoke Free Public Places and Work Places Bylaw.

Members of the Public and/or Business Community have been invited to make a presentation at this meeting. These presentations will be followed by a question and answer period. Council will be in attendance to hear the presentations.

Please consider this your invitation to attend this important meeting.

Smoke Free Public Places Meeting

Date: March 9, 2004
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Parkland Agriplex Convention Centre
 CITY OF YORKTON Protective Services Commission



Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

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

Date:  March 11, 2004 
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room "B", City Hall



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: 

20 Deerwood Crescent 
Lot: 9 
Blk: 32 
Plan: 63Y00274

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, 08 March 2004 in City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 7:00 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 
Phone: 786-1722 




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on March 8, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity


Leisure Services Parks Department Seasonal Labourers

The Parks Department is seeking interested individuals who would like to work in the Parks Department. Several positions may exist in the casual/seasonal area with employment commencing in early spring and may continue until fall. Positions may be open in sport field maintenance, grass cutting and horticultural areas.

Individuals with experience in landscaping, parks maintenance in sport fields or playground equipment areas, grass cutting and operation/maintenance of mowing equipment, operation of farm type equipment and general maintenance practices are all considered to be an asset for the positions. Applicants with courses related to Pesticide Applicators License, Playground Inspectors Certificate, Turf maintenance related courses, sport field maintenance training and WHIMIS and OH & S training are also considered to be an asset for the job.

Additional information on this position is available in Employment.




City Cemetery Plots Still Available 

The City of Yorkton Cemetery has a good selection of plots for sale throughout the cemetery. A program to buy back unused plots has been underway for the past year and the inventory of available plots is ever increasing. 

If you are looking to purchase a plot, please call Leisure Services at 786-1750.




New Residential Lot Draw

The City of Yorkton is pleased to offer for sale a selection of thirty-four new fully serviced lots located in Riverside Grove, north of the intersection of Darlington St. East and Morrison Drive.

In accordance with Policy 10.180 these lots are being offered to the public by draw. Any interested party may participate on the payment of a $1,000.00 fully refundable deposit.

Applications for participation, accompanied by the required deposit, will be accepted at City Hall until 4:30 pm Tuesday March 16, 2004 in the office of the undersigned. Draw to take place Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 7:30 pm in the Lobby of City Hall. For more information, area maps and lists please contact the undersigned.

William N. Hawkins
Manager of Building Inspections and Property 
City of Yorkton 
37 - 3rd Ave. North 
Yorkton, SK 
(306) 786-1723




Easter Break Kids Convention

An opportunity for children to participate in recreational activities over the Easter break. A variety of sports, games and crafts with a seasonal theme.

April 12 - 16, 2004 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
8:00am to NOON; 1:00pm to 5:00pm
(lunch hour will be supervised if required)

$50.00/participant for the week

To register call the G.H.C.C. at 786-1777. Only 25 registrations will be taken.




City Archives

The City of Yorkton 
Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission 
is seeking archival items such as:


Please write to: 
BOX 400 
S3N 2W3

Phone: (306) 782-1792 

ON SALE: THE WHISKEY MAN --The Bronfman/Balmoral Hotel story 
Available at City Hall, Tourism Yorkton, Frameworks on Broadway and the Western Development Museum.


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