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City of Yorkton News
August 11 to August 17, 2005


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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

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

Date:  Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Time: 5:00 p.m..
Location: Gallagher Centre Seniors Room



Public Notice
Discretionary Use Application

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 74 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983 hereby gives notice of its intention to consider a Discretionary Use Application for:

6 Elmwood Place 
Lot 13, Block 7, Plan No. 76Y07074

The Discretionary Use, which is being applied for is to allow for the development of a Bed & Breakfast Home at this location.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, September 12, 2005 in City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 p.m. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

Candice Lee 
Junior Planner 
Telephone: (306) 786-1730 




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on September 12, 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.




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: 




Request for Tender 
54 Tupper Avenue

Sealed tenders, clearly marked "54 Tupper Avenue" will be received at the office of the Building Services Department until 12:00 p.m. C.S.T. on Friday, August 19, 2005.

This is a single family dwelling and attached accessory building on a 37.5' x 143' lot for sale. Dwelling unit requires extensive renovation. Property will be sold "as is". All associated expenses are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

A certified cheque made payable to the City of Yorkton for 10% of the bid price shall accompany the tender. Deposits will be returned to the unsuccessful tenders.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

Tenders will be opened at the office of the undersigned: 
Ms. Cynthia Alcorn, Manager of Building Services 
City of Yorkton 
37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan 
S3N 2W3

Tenders shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for fifteen, (15) calendar days following the date specified for tender closing.

Tenders received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened.




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: