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City of Yorkton News
October 28 to November 3, 2004


Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

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

Date:  November 4, 2004
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room "B" - City Hall



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 




Public Consultation Notice
Downtown Redevelopment Planning Charrette

Please note correction to the time - the viewing will begin at 1:00 p.m.

October 28, 29 and 30th, 2004 after 5:00pm 
At the TRAVELODGE YORKTON (345 Broadway Street West) 

Community Input Needed

The City of Yorkton is pleased to invite you to the Downtown Redevelopment Planning Charrette public viewing and feedback area being held on October 28, 29 and 30 of 2004 after 5:00pm. "Charrette" is an architectural term for a collaborative planning process that produces tangible results. The full three-day Charrette will be an engaging design effort between all stakeholders of the redevelopment plan and is offering opportunities for public viewing and feedback. The Charrette will harness the talents of all its participants and, together we will create buildable plans for the future.

With assistance from the Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation and our consultant team of Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram, the Downtown Redevelopment Planning Charrette will focus primarily on generating implementation plans for the downtown Study Area and includes addressing issues such as traffic and circulation patterns, park and greenspace, housing, commercial space and streetscaping. The charrette will build on the extensive work that was done by the City's Planning and Engineering Department, the Downtown Steering Committee, the Municipal Planning Commission, public focus groups and local and provincial agencies in the past year. You are invited to spend time viewing and critiquing design options for pedestrians, mixed land uses, building footprints, building architecture and site plans within the Study Area.

The Charrette public viewing area will be held on October 28, 29 and 30 at the Travelodge Yorkton (345 Broadway Street West) in the Regency Conference Room. The doors open at 1:00pm.

We believe that the time has come for us as a community to take a sincere and committed look into revitalizing and redeveloping Downtown Yorkton. The City of Yorkton needs you to share in this important endeavor.

For more information please contact: 
Jillian Savage, Junior Planner at the City of Yorkton. 
Phone: (306) 786-1724




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on November 1, 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

Swimming Lessons at the Travelodge Pool 
Session II starts November 3rd 
Aquaquest Levels 1 - 4 and Aquatots each $35

Register now by calling 786-1744 or stop by the second floor of 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.




Monster Mash 2004

Sunday, October 31, 2004 
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Agripavilion (behind the Parkland Agriplex)

We are looking for volunteers to help with the event as well as candy donations. If you are interested in donating candy, please drop it off at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre.

If you can help volunteer for this event or for further information please call the Boys and Girls Club of Yorkton at 783-2582 or the Gloria Hayden Community Centre at 786-1777




Parks News

Tree Pruning 
The Parks crews are performing the fall street and boulevard tree-pruning program. The areas from York Road to Smith Street and Myrtle to Dracup have been completed. Crews will be continuing the program concentrating to the south of Broadway and working westward from Myrtle. Tree pruning consists of removing low level branches and providing clear access to the streets. Motorists are asked to use caution when passing work crews.

Back Lane 
Pruning Residents are reminded that they are responsible for keeping back lanes clear of trees and shrubs that overhang onto the right of way of the lane. This is an excellent time of year to perform this service. Parks crews will be monitoring back lanes for accessibility.

Storage of Elm firewood 
Residents who are burning word as an alternate source of heat are reminded that it is illegal to store elm firewood or use elm wood for wood burning purposes. The elm bark beetle uses elm wood, as a place to over winter and storage of the wood is illegal. The landfill sight has a dump location where elm wood can be disposed of. Your co-operation in this matter is appreciated.




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.




Attention: Dog Owners
Re: 2005 Dog Licenses

Vaccinations and Licenses: 

Dogs in the City of Yorkton are required to have up-to-date vaccinations and licenses each year.

Pursuant to Section 3(1) of the City of Yorkton Bylaw No. 3/2003, it is mandatory for any person who keeps, possesses, harbors or has charge of or control over any dog to obtain a license before January 31st in each calendar year and place it's tag on the dog's collar.

Annual license fee rates are follows:
Male - $20.00 Female - $20.00 Spayed or emasculated - $10.00
Pups between the age of 0 and 12 months who have not yet been spayed or emasculated - $10.00
Dog Licenses will be on sale October 1, 2004 and may be purchased at the following locations:
Fire Hall Companion Animal Hospital

9 Smith St. East
Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - noon 
                    and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m
Saturday - Sunday: noon - 8 p.m. 

308 Broadway St. West
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

SPCA Animal Management Services & Pet Clinic
79 Seventh Ave. South
Monday - Saturday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Thursday: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Highway #52
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Noah's Ark Pets and Supplies
383 Parkview Road
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

When applying for a license, the applicant must provide a certificate from a Veterinary Surgeon indicating that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies within two (2) years of the date of application for the license.

Bylaw Control Dept.