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City of Yorkton News
November 4 to November 10, 2004


Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 25/2004

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983 hereby gives notice of its intention to consider Proposed Bylaw No. 25/2004 to amend Zoning Bylaw No.14/2003 on the following property:

Lot 26, Block 61, Registered Plan No. 91Y01736, known civically as 395 Riverview Road shall be rezoned from IN - Institutional to C4 - Neighbourhood Commercial as outlined in bold on the map below.

The proposed bylaw zoning amendment will allow for the conversion of the current vacant building into a main floor commercial apartment, with the commercial use intended for a financial securities office.

The proposed bylaw zoning amendment may be inspected in the office of the Junior Planner, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday November 12th, 2004.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, November 15th, 2004 in City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00pm. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

Jillian Savage 
Junior Planner 
Phone: (306) 786-1724 




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on November 15, 2004 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunities
Waterworks Foreman


The City of Yorkton is recruiting for two Waterworks Foreman positions, one at our Water Pollution Control Plant and the other at our Water Treatment Plant. Reporting to the Waterworks Manager, the Waterworks Foreman's responsibility is to provide front line technical support and primary supervision for the Water Treatment Plant and Pollution Control Plant.

The Waterworks Foreman will supervise analytical laboratory work for operations, process and quality control, co-ordinates the mainline flushing program with the Sewer and Water Foreman, manage the bio-solids application, oversees personnel administration, budget preparation, control and reporting systems.

The Water Works Foreman is responsible for hiring, training, performance and follow-up within a unionized environment. Must be able to meet the objectives and policies as set by the City. The position is also given great latitude for creative and innovative opportunities. The ideal candidate will possess: 

  • A diploma in Civil Engineering or Water Science Technology or equivalent. 
  • Possess or be able to obtain Saskatchewan Environment Certification in: Wastewater Treatment Class 4, Water Treatment Class 3, Water Distribution Class 3, Wastewater Collection Class 3. 
  • Obtain Fireman's Certification 
  • Candidates must demonstrate a working knowledge of; analytical lab equipment, procedures, quality control, computer spreadsheet and word processing programs, as well as, excellent verbal, written and supervisory skills. 
  • A high degree of personal initiative, good planning and organizational skills. 
  • Five years experience with at least two years at the supervisory level demonstrating a thorough knowledge of water and wastewater. 
  • Eligibility for membership in SASTT. 
  • A team player fostering positive communication with staff, contractors and citizens. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver's license. 
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by November 15, 2004

For additional information please visit Employment.




Job Opportunity
Casual Arena Labourer

Job Opportunity Leisure Services is seeking applications for a 
(Term Position)

Term Position will commence November 22nd, 2004 to April 15th, 2005.

This Casual 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.

The successful applicant will:

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Be a self-motivated individual. 
  • Be available to work shift work, weekends and evenings
  • Possess the ability to work with limited supervision. 
  • Possess the ability to understand and comply with safety policies & procedures.
  • Possess & maintain a valid class 5 driver license. 
  • Possession of a valid recognized first aid certificate is an asset. 
  • Experience working in an ice arena environment is an asset. 
  • Possess & maintain RCMP security clearance. 

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by November 15, 2004

For additional information please visit Employment.




Aquatic Centre News

Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR-C Course 
November 20 and 21, 9am to 5pm 
Cost: $95 
Register now by calling 786-1744 or stop by the Aquatic Office, 2nd Floor City Hall.




Drop-in Volleyball

Adult co-ed drop-in volleyball 
Mondays at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
8:30 to 10:30 pm
Starting October 25, 2004

Please call the Gloria Hayden Community Centre at 786-1777 for further information.




Queen Street Construction

Construction is in progress for the installation of a pipeline along Queen Street from Highway # 10 South to Gladstone Avenue South. This pipeline is required for our new Water Treatment Plant Expansion. Please take extra caution when traveling in this area and obey all flagmen. Estimated time of completion is mid- November.

For more information please call Public Works at 786-1760.

The City regrets any inconvenience and thanks you for your cooperation.




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.




Celebrate Saskatchewan 2005

Celebrate Saskatchewan 2005

Saskatchewan will be celebrating its 100th Birthday in 2005. 
The Celebrate Saskatchewan Sub-Commission has several items for sale with 
our Centennial logo:

License Plates $5.00 
Lapel Pins $2.00 
T-Shirts $15.00 GST Included

To purchase, please visit Leisure Services at City Hall or call 786-1750.