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City of Yorkton News
May 27 to June 2, 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

Municipal Planning Commission 
The next meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission will be held on:

Date:  June 2, 2004 
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - 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.




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 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.




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.




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.




Parks News

Over the next couple of months, the Pest Control crew will be implementing their plan to control the tent caterpillar, spider mites, and weeds. All control areas will be signed where possible.

The Parks Branch will be relocating monuments in the old section of the City Cemetery. Monuments will be moved to the head or the foot of each plot. This will allow for ease of maintenance in the Cemetery.

Please direct any inquiries on any of the above issues to the Parks Branch of the Leisure Services Department at 786-1754.