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City of Yorkton News
May 20 to May 26, 2004


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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: 
             62/64 Circlebrooke Drive 
             Lot 2 Blk 44 Plan 64Y00489

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, June 14th, 2004 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 





Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

Yorkton Housing Corporation Board 
The next meeting of the Yorkton Housing Corporation Board will be held on:

Date:  May 25, 2004 
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Location: Independent Manor Lounge



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.




Job Opportunity
Urban Planner

The City of Yorkton has an available position for a dynamic, highly motivated individual to evaluate, coordinate and assist with implementing a sound plan for growth, development and renewal of our vibrant community. This exciting position reports directly to the Director of Planning and Engineering and is responsible for the application of the Development Plan and Zoning Bylaw. 

Responsibilities include compiling and interpreting statistical data for planning studies, assisting in the formulation of Local Area Redevelopment Plans, and processing land development applications pertaining to sub-divisions, rezoning, discretionary uses, street closures, and site development. The position also includes the preparation of reports, recommendations, and design concepts to applicable boards or commissions as required by the Director. 

The preferred candidate will have a degree in Planning or a related profession, including municipal experience. Preference will also be given to candidates who are eligible for full membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners as well as APCPS. The candidate must possess sound knowledge of the practices and principles of planning and be familiar with Provincial Legislation as well as Municipal Bylaws. Candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as extensive knowledge of computers.

Please submit a detailed resume, complete with three references no later than May 28, 2004

Additional information is available in Employment.




Street Cracksealing

Notice from Public Works

City crews will begin cracksealing on various streets in the City. It is expected to take approximately five to six weeks to complete. 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.




Parks Department 
Request For Quotation


The City of Yorkton, Leisure Services Department, and Parks Branch is seeking a contractor to supply labor for the construction of a 2.5 km crusher reject trail at Logan Green. The trail construction is on the eastern half of Logan Green.

Deadline for quotations prices: Friday, May 28/2004

Additional information is available in Tenders and Proposals.




Garden Plots for Rent 

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




After School Racquetball

MONDAY - FRIDAY 3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m. 
$1.00 (Includes Equipment & Instruction) 

Call 786-1777 for more information.




Cemetery Naming 

The Leisure Services Commission is in the process of naming 
the City Cemetery located on King Street 
as well as the new cemetery on Gladstone Avenue South.

Please call Leisure Services at 786-1750 with your name suggestions.




Garage Sale 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.