City of Yorkton News
April 28 to May 4, 2005


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Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

Parkland Agriplex Management Board 
The next meeting of the Parkland Agriplex Management Board will be held on:

Date:  May 3, 2005
Time: 5:00 p.m..
Location: Gallagher Centre Conference Room 

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

Date:  May 4, 2005
Time: 7:00 a.m..
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall 

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

Date:  May 5, 2005
Time: 3:00 p.m..
Location: Meeting Room "B" - City Hall 



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 Gravel Quotation


The work consists of the supply and delivery of the following approximate quantities:

  1. Crushed Gravel - 8,000 cubic yards

  2. Pit Run Gravel - 2,000 cubic yards

Specifications may be obtained from the Planning and Engineering Department at City Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Tender must be received by: 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Additional information is available in 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.




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 
Recyclable Material -  Fee to be determined on site by City Representative Vehicles one ton and smaller are exempt
Construction and Demolition Wastes
 -will accept clean wood (unpainted & untreated) - entrance fee per above
 -will accept mixed waste (concrete completely removed)  $5.00/yd3
 -will accept mixed waste (including any concrete)
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.

Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.


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.




Parks News

Tree Maintenance
City parks crews are performing tree maintenance over the next couple of weeks in and around Dalebrooke Drive and the backlane park space around Clarewood Crescent, Cedarwood Crescent, Canwood Crescent and Centennial Drive.

Residents are reminded that the elm tree-pruning ban is in effect from April 1st to August 31st. To ensure the most effective management of the potential risk for Dutch Elm Disease, pruning MUST NOT be undertaken during this time.

Weed Control 
City crews will be undertaking weed control on sport fields and parks. There are noxious weeds that must be controlled in accordance with The Noxious Weed Act. The City is committed to using an integrated pest management program that includes higher turf maintenance, aeration, fertilization, mechanical and manual controls, irrigation where applicable, and using herbicides where required. The herbicide used for broadleaf control is Par III and Roundup is used for non-selective control. These products required 4 to 6 hours of rain-free weather to be effective. Signs will be posted in areas that have been sprayed and residents are asked to stay off for 48 hours.

The City Parks Branch is establishing a contact list that will include people that would like to be informed if and when we are spraying in their area. If you would like to be contacted prior to spraying, please call the Parks Department 1t 786-1754 and we will keep you informed.

Crow Control 
The crow control program will be in place once again this spring. Control will take place from 4:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m., and will run until late May.

Dogs in Parks 
Residents are reminded that in accordance with the Animal Control Bylaw #3/2003, dogs are prohibited in the following areas: Kinsmen Century Field, all Public Playgrounds and Deer Park Municipal Golf Course. Leashed dogs are allowed in the Ravine Ecological Preserve.

As a dog owner you are responsible to clean up after your animal. Please help keep the City clean by picking up after your dog.

For your convenience, Dog Waste Disposal Bag dispensers are located in Logan Green and Patrick Park.




Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
Summer Hours 2005

May 2nd - June 30th, 2005

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 
10:30 am to 6:30 pm

10:30 am to 9:30 pm

Closed Saturday, Sundays and Stat Holidays

July 4 - September 16th, 2005

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 9:30 pm

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Stat Holidays

(Notice: Hours subject to change without notice)




City of Yorkton Archives

The City of Yorkton Archives is looking for local stories, photographs, documents, letters, etc relating to the history of Yorkton and district. Examples: wartime, the Spanish Influenza, barbershop groups, etc.

Write to: 
Box 400, City of Yorkton, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3 
or Phone 786-1792 
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