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City of Yorkton News
August 4 to August 10, 2005


There are no public notices at this time.



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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on August 8, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




The City of Yorkton Invites
Applications for City Manager

Yorkton offers a wonderful lifestyle in the parkland area of Saskatchewan and with the retirement of its City Manager, our progressive community is now looking for a qualified candidate. 
The City of Yorkton is a dynamic prairie city approaching 20,000 people. It is located on the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway No. 16, serving the third largest trading area in Saskatchewan. 
Reporting to Mayor and Council the City Manager will provide vision and leadership for administering, planning, directing and controlling all municipal operations. The City Manager will act as key advisor and liaison to Council. 
The City Manager will lead and inspire a positive workforce that takes pride in its responsiveness and service excellence. 
The preferred candidate will have solid leadership experiences, including academic credentials reflecting the executive nature of the position. The candidate will be knowledgeable of municipal and managerial best practices. The leadership approach the city is looking for is proactive, collaborative, regional and inspiring. 
The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
 If you are interested in continuing to build the City of Yorkton and you meet the qualifications, please submit resume by August 12, 2005 in confidence to:

Mayor Phil De Vos                       Phone: (306) 786-1701 
City of Yorkton 
P.O. Box 400 
Yorkton, SK 
S3N 2W3 
ATTENTION: City Manager Position

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




Employment Opportunity
Equipment Operator

City of Yorkton applications are invited for the position of equipment operator - Streets and Roads Division

Reporting directly to the Streets and Roads Foreman.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates motor grader and other equipment as necessary, on all major City of Yorkton projects. 
  • Must possess ability to competently operate patrol in order to meet final grades on all new and existing roadways, back lanes, ditches and landscaping projects. 
  • Performs daily equipment checks and minor maintenance as required. 
  • Completes work orders, time sheets, and required reports promptly and accurately. 
  • Maintain working knowledge of all City of Yorkton Standard Operating Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. 
  • Maintains open line of communication with Supervisors and Co-workers. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Preferred Grade 12 or GED equivalency. 
  • Current C.P.R. and First Aid Certificates 
  • Must possess and maintain valid Class 3A Driver's Licence and an excellent safety record.
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
  • Must have minimum of 5 years experience in performing all aspects of finishing patrol operations. 
  • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision. 
  • Be mechanically inclined. Any related education or experience in equipment operation or maintenance would be considered an asset. 
  • Consideration may be given to Employees who reside within the corporate limits of the City of Yorkton.

Salary will be paid as an "Operator A" in accordance with the current CUPE Agreement.

Interested applicants may forward by 4:30 p.m. on August 11, 2005, their resume, including your reason for applying for this opportunity and the attributes you feel you possess to be successful in this position to:

Director of Human Resources 
Box 400 - 37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3 
Fax: 786-6880 




Celebrate Saskatchewan 2005


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

Lapel Pins  $2.00
Historical Note Cards  $5.00
Canvas Shopping Bags  $5.00
Baby Bibs  $5.00
License Plates  $5.00
T-Shirts  $15.00
Golf Shirts  $30.00

GST Included

To purchase please visit the following locations: 
  • City Hall 

  • Nova Promotional Products 

  • The Frameworks 

  • Tourism Yorkton 





Yorkton Public Library
Summer Storytime


10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 
July 13 - August 17, 2005

Ages - 3 years and up 
(younger children must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver)

Location: Rotary Multi-Purpose Room at the Yorkton Public Library

Pre-registration is suggested. 
Everyone is welcome! 
Program is free of charge.

For more information or to register please call 783-3523 during library hours.




Residential Fire
Safety Survey

Fires are likely to start in many places in the home including the kitchen, living room, bedroom and storage areas such as the attic, basement, workroom or storeroom. Causes of fire include overheated or overloaded electrical wiring, cigarette ashes, sparks from the fire place, unattended outdoor fires and barbeques, appliances in poor repair and unattended cooking in the kitchen.

One of the best ways to prevent fire in the home is to do a home survey specifically looking for the fire hazards or preparing for emergency measures in case of a fire.

A fire crew will come by your home and provide you with a fire safety survey that includes checking your smoke alarms and batteries, identifying kitchen and cooking hazards, fireplace, bedroom, electrical, garage and storage safety, general household fire safety and fire escape planning and to identify common slip, trip and fall hazards in the home.

The Yorkton Fire Department is now offering a Residential Fire Safety Survey for homeowners FREE. On-duty Firefighters will be visiting neighborhoods Monday to Thursday between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. each week. Residents may also call 786-1795 to make an appointment.

Residential fire safety relies on education. Until we take education seriously, we will continue to have unnecessary fire losses. Call today.





Summer Cultural Arts and Physical Activity Experiences 
Sports, games, crafts, special guests, field trips and more

July 4 - August 19, 2005

Ages 6 - 8 
Tuesday to Friday 
9:00am to NOON

Ages 9 - 11 
"Sea Turtles" 
Monday to Thursday 
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
Gallagher Centre Flexihall

$2.00 daily drop-in fee or $40.00 for a summer pass

For more information contact our summer programmers 
Andrea, Jana, Nicole or Stefanie at: 




Building Permits

Please note, that pursuant to City of Yorkton Bylaw No. 28/2002, all persons in the City of Yorkton intending to construct, erect, place, alter, repair, renovate, demolish, relocate, remove, or change occupancy of any building within the City of Yorkton are required to apply to the Building Services Office of the City of Yorkton and pay such fee as is described in Bylaw 28/2002.

Value of Construction Permit Fee
First $100,000.00 $5.00/$1,000.00
Balance Over $100,000.00 $4.00/$1,000.00
Demolition Or Removal Permits $25.00
Minimum Permit Fee $25.00
For Work Commenced Prior to Issuance of Permit  2 x Calculated Permit Fee

For additional information phone 786-1722.




City of Yorkton Archives

The CITY OF YORKTON ARCHIVES is seeking photos, letters, and other documents relating to the history of Yorkton proper, and the immediate surrounding area. Examples: photos of railway history, arrival of groups of immigrants, the radar base, York Lake, sports groups, Ukrainian dancing, Bobby Burns events, Barber Shop concerts, stage performances, children and youth at play, the rain, hail and wind storm of Monday, August 27, 1978, etc.

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