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City of Yorkton News
April 21 to April 27, 2005


Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

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

Date:  April 26, 2005
Time: 1:15 p.m..
Location: Independent Manor Lounge



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on May 2, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




Request for Tender:
Subdivision Shaping & Grading

Quotations are invited to shape and grade the Riverside Terrace Subdivision. The work shall include the following types of work along with approximate quantities of material to be excavated stockpiled, shaped and compacted:

  1. topsoil stripping and stockpiling 22,000 m3
  2. excavation, placement and compaction of clay-silt till 65,000 m3
  3. replacement of topsoil 3,000 m3

Qualified Contractors can obtain the complete tender forms by contacting the Planning and Engineering Department at (306)786-1730 from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Tenders must be received by: 2:00pm on May 3,2005.

For more information please visit Tenders and Proposals.




2005 Water Main Flushing Program

The Public Works Department will commence a water main flushing program on Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 6:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. Flushing is required to remove the rust and sediment that has accumulated in the water mains. City crews will be flushing the mains from approx. 8:00 P.M. through to 4:00 A.M. for four or five nights until completed. Flushing will begin in Weinmaster Park and southwest areas of the City on the first evening and move towards City centre thereafter.

During flushing, the water will contain a considerable amount of rust and sediment, and may be discolored for several hours. The system pressure will fluctuate during the flushing period. Both the sediment and the low pressure can cause problems in the operation of plumbing fixtures, especially air conditioning, refrigeration equipment, and water softeners. Doing laundry is not recommended, as the discolored water will stain clothing. For this reason, it is advisable not to use water if it is discolored unless it is absolutely necessary to do so.

Residents who live in the areas being flushed should collect containers of water beforehand for drinking and cooking, before the flushing program starts. Residents should use as little water as possible, and should avoid drawing water into their homes. It's best not to use your washing machine or dishwasher until the water color returns to normal.

If further information is required, please contact the Public Works and Engineering Departments at 786-1760 or 786-1730 between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.




Spring Clean-up Week

The week of Monday, May 2 to Saturday, May 7, 2005 has been declared by City Council to be "Spring Clean-Up Week".

Residents of the City of Yorkton are requested to clean their properties and improve the image and appeal of our community. To encourage participation, the City will waive the landfill entrance fee for residents of the City of Yorkton hauling in their own residential waste by car, half ton truck or utility trailer for this period.

Please note that concrete will not be accepted at the Sanitary Landfill.  Also, some household items are considered recyclable at the Kinsmen Recycling Center, operated by Saskatchewan Abilities Council. If you require more information, please contact Planning and Engineering at 786-1730.




Think Green!

A Centennial Project of the 
Canadian Federation of University Women / Yorkton Club

Celebrate a new century by 
creating a cleaner environment today.

Public recycle bins are located at the following locations:

  • Gloria Hayden Centre 
  • St. Alphonsus School 
  • St. Paul's School 
  • Sacred Heart High School 
  • St. Mary's School 
  • Dr. Brass School 
  • Painted Hand Casino 
  • West Broadway Mall 
  • Loaf n' Jug 
  • Co-op Food Centre 
  • Knights of Columbus Park 
  • Imperial Plaza 
  • Superstore

This is a joint project with: The City of Yorkton, The Kinsmen Recycling Centre and The Yorkton Centennial Committee

Rinse all food and beverage containers.

The following items can be recycled at the Kinsmen Recycling Centre or in any of the recycling bins. 

  • Paper
  • Cardboard 
  • Household Plastic* 
  • Tin Cans* 
  • Plastic Bags* 
  • Milk Containers * 

Starred (*) items to be bagged.

The following items can only be recycled at the Kinsmen Recycling Centre.

  • Glass Jars
  • Computers
  • Cell Phones
  • Printer Cartridges
  • Used Oil

Paint Recycling Day
May 14th
9 a.m. to Noon
Kinsmen Recycling Centre 
Paint and aerosol paint cans accepted.

The Kinsmen Recycling Centre is located next to SARCAN, 144 Ball Road. 
Phone: 782-4213




City of Yorkton
Sanitary Landfill

Cars       $2.00
Tons, Tons, Utility Trailers, Sport Utility, Vans $5.00
One Ton Trucks, Tandem Trailers, Cube Vans $12.00
Two Tons, Three Tons, Tandem Trucks $24.00
Semi-Trailer Trucks, Fifth Wheel Trailers
Contaminated Soil  $12.00/yd3
Small Carcasses  $24.00
Large Carcasses  $44.00
Out of City Garbage  $6.00/yd3
Asbestos - Contact the City for Rates and Arrangements

Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm 
Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.



No person or persons shall operate any vehicle transporting wastes or other debris of any kind along or over any highway, street, lane, vacant lot, park or public place in the City of Yorkton unless the load is completely enclosed with a securely fastened cover as to prohibit any part of the load on the said vehicle finding its way to the roadway or adjacent premises.



Concrete Disposal

Please be advised that the City of Yorkton is implementing a charge for the disposal of any concrete in the concrete disposal site on 4th Avenue North behind the Public Works Department Shop. This site is specifically for concrete disposal from properties located within City limits. This is the only site that the City will allow any disposal of concrete. Please also be advised that a Public Works Supervisor must be on hand to estimate the amount of concrete being disposed. Please contact the Public Works Department prior to any disposal. The hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The charges are as follows:

2' x 2' x 8" or smaller - $10/yd3 
larger than 2' x 2' x 8" - $20/yd3

Concrete that is too large for handling must be broken down prior to acceptance at the site.

The City of Yorkton will use the revenue collected from the acceptance of concrete to crush the material which will then be recycled.

Any unauthorized dumping of concrete on any city owned property without permission will result in a fine.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the Public Works Department at
786-1760, during the hours stated above.




Aquatic Centre News

Exercise in the water at the Comfort Inn -- Drop in fee is $4 per visit. 
9:00 - 10:00 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
1:00 - 2:00 pm Tuesday, Thursday 
8:00 - 9:00 pm Monday, Thursday 
No swimming ability is required. Focus is on cardiovascular work out.

Interested in Teaching or Leading Aquacize? Contact Michael 
at 786-1745.

Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR-C Course:
April 27th and 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Kinsmen Arena Blue Room 
$100 Registration Fee 
Register at the Aquatic Office on the second floor of City Hall

Call the Aquatic Office at 786-1744 if you require additional information.




City of Yorkton Archives

The City of Yorkton Archives is looking for photos of the Radar Base, old photos of Broadway Street, and any photos of the George Dulmage farmstead. 
Contact T. Prince, Heritage Researcher, City of Yorkton at 306-786-1792, or write to City of Yorkton Box 400, Yorkton, Sask. S3N 2W3.