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City of Yorkton News
August 18 to August 24, 2005


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Public Notice
Sale/Lease of Property

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 101 of The Cities Act, 2003 and in accordance with Bylaw No. 8/2003 hereby gives public notice of its intention to sell and lease the following properties for less than market value:

To Sell:
Lot 4, Block 12, Registered Plan No. 82Y04242, known civically as 362 Gladstone Avenue for $1.00 to a non-profit organization that will provide needed services to the community and subject to a new facility being constructed on the property.


To Lease: 
Parcel E, Registered Plan No. C.H. 1649, known civically as 150 Independent Street (formerly known and operated as Anderson Lodge) for $1.00 per annum to the Sunrise Health Region.

The sale and lease of these properties will be considered by City Council at the Council Meeting of Monday, September 12, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall at 37 Third Avenue North. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall or calling 786-1717.




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.




Part-Time Kiosk Cashier Receptionist 
Leisure Services Department - Gallagher Centre

Reporting directly to the Program Supervisor.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processes general admission, memberships, program registration, Ticket Master, lottery centre, and receives customers entering leisure facility accurately in accordance with City of Yorkton policies and procedures. 
  • Provides program and service information including schedules and program descriptions.
  • Performs general office functions such as filing, and word processing as required.
  • Handles telephone and reception duties including: public inquiries and requests, complaint calls, bookings, and general information while maintaining excellent customer service. 
  • Completes other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.


  • One year related cash handling experience in customer service environment. · Knowledge of accepted procedures for handling cash, balancing transactions, and completing revenue collection reports. 
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices. 
  • Possess computer skills.
  • Must possess good interpersonal communications and public relation skills.
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

Salary:                            $9.68 per hour

Hours of Work:              Shift work, evening and weekend work is involved

Interested applicants may forward their resume, including three references and telephone number, no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, August 26, 2005 to: 

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

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




Public Forum for Downtown and West Broadway
Redevelopment Plan

Public Forum

The Downtown Steering Group and the City of Yorkton Planning and Engineering Department would like to welcome the public to an Open House viewing of the Downtown and West Broadway Corridor Redevelopment Plan. The Plan presents a multi-million dollar strategy for revitalizing the Downtown and West Broadway Corridor by focusing on redevelopment themes related to urban design, pedestrian and vehicular accessibility, economic development, housing, and social activities and events. Residents, business owners and organizations are encouraged to view the Plan on display at the following times and location:

Location: Former Hurst's On Broadway, 19 Broadway Street East 
Date: Wednesday, August 24 & Thursday, August 25, 2005 
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Coffee & doughnuts to be provided


The Redevelopment Plan began in the fall of 2003 after the adoption of the Development Plan and Zoning Bylaw. The formulation of the Redevelopment Plan involved extensive public consultation, including a Questionnaire Survey, Focus Group Sessions, and a three-day Planning Design Charrette. In the spring of 2004 the Downtown Steering Committee was established consisting of 25 key stakeholder organizations. The role of the Committee has been to establish a Redevelopment Strategy based upon the Vision of the public.

The Plan area illustrated below includes the entire Downtown and West Broadway Corridor, extending from Highway 9 to Highway 10. Plan concepts for public viewing include a streetscaping scheme, themed "gateways", a Downtown park, a commercial business centre themed as a "farmer's market", façade restorations, roadway realignments, themed banners and signage, and more.

Adoption and Implementation

A "preliminary draft" of the Plan has been approved in principle by the Downtown Steering Committee and has been presented to the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC). The final draft will be presented to the MPC in early September prior to submission to Council at the September 26, 2005 meeting for adoption and budgetary consideration.

Questions or Comments

Colour copies of the Plan will be made available in September for $50.00 per copy. If you have any questions or comments, or would like a copy of the Plan please contact the City of Yorkton:

Jeffrey Humble, PPS, MCIP 
Director of Planning and Engineering 
City of Yorkton 
37 3rd Avenue North 
Yorkton, SK 
S3N 2X6 
Tel. (306)786-1727 




Notice to Bidders

Quotations are invited for the 
following projects:

  1. CPR Park/Livingstone St. Extension 
  2. Roundabout Installation at Gladstone Avenue and Bradbrooke Drive 
  3. Gallagher Center Parking Area


Sealed Tenders will be received at the office of the undersigned, until 2:00 p.m. CST on Friday, August 19, 2005 and will be opened in public immediately thereafter.

The Work comprises of municipal roadway and infrastructure construction including: 

  •  Interlocking paving stone 
  • Stamped concrete 
  • Curb, gutter and medians 
  • Asphalt milling and paving

Copies of the Bid Documents can be obtained from the Planning and Engineering Department, City Hall, 37 Third Avenue North, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3 Phone: (306) 786-1730 upon receipt of a $100.00 refundable deposit by cheque, made payable to the City of Yorkton. Deposits will be refunded if the Bid Documents are returned in good condition within (7) days of Closing Bids.

Bids must be accompanied by Bid Security in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the Bid Price, payable to City of Yorkton. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

Tenders will be opened at the office of the undersigned: 
Mr. Jeffrey Humble, 
Director of Engineering and Planning 
City of Yorkton 
37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3

Inquiries regarding this project may be directed to: 
Mr. Jeffrey Humble, 
Director of Planning & Engineering 
Phone: (306) 786-1730 
Fax:(306) 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.




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: