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City of Yorkton News
December 15 to December 21, 2005


There are no Public Notices at this time.



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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on January 9, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Call for Representation 
City of Yorkton Commissions of Council - 2006

The City of Yorkton is inviting applications from people interested in serving on the various Commissions of Council for the year 2006. Appointments will be made in January to the following:
Development Appeals Board Economic Development Commission
Stimulate Economic Development activities in the City and area, and participate in Good Spirit REDA.
Leisure Services Commission (includes Deer Park Advisory)
Advise City Council on all matters pertaining to leisure services and required community services.
Municipal Planning Commission (includes Municipal Heritage Advisory, Public Transit and Airport Services)
Investigate and study land use, population, transportation and any matter that affects the development of the municipality.
Yorkton Local Library Board and Parkland Regional Library Board
Participate in planning and programs relating to the Library.
Yorkton Housing Corporation
Develop, maintain and operate self-contained housing units for the accommodation of low-income seniors on a not for profit basis.
Protective Services Commission 
Advise City Council on matters regarding safety and protection of people and property in the municipality. 

Please provide a brief letter of application by December 19th, 2005 to the undersigned at Box 400, Yorkton, Sask. S3N 2W3. The application should include a brief description of experience, qualifications and reasons for applying. If you require any information, please call the Mayor's office at 786-1701.

City of Yorkton




Business Improvement District (BID)
Management Board Members

The City of Yorkton is advertising for interested persons who wish to be appointed to the Business Improvement District Management Board for 2006. Persons to be appointed shall be property owners or business operators in the District or a nominee of a corporation, which operates a business in the district.

For additional information, please contact the City Clerk's office at 786-1708.




Request for Tender
2005 Renovations: Yorkton Anavets Building

Tender must be received by: 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Please send sealed (quotation, tender, proposal) clearly marked:
2005 Renovations: Yorkton Anavets Building
Department of Planning & Engineering
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3

Details of Tender:

Sealed tenders, marked "2005 Renovations: Yorkton Anavets Building" will be received at the office of the Director of Planning and Engineering until 2:00 P.M. C.S.T. on Wednesday, December 21st, 2005. 

The work consists of the removal of various building components, and the supply, repair, and/or installation of various items. Interested parties should contact the Planning & Engineering Department for a complete tender package.

Tenders must be on the forms provided and be accompanied by the required Security Deposit, Consent of Surety, Performance Assurance, Liability Insurance, and Business License, with all made payable to the City of Yorkton. 

The City of Yorkton reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, and the lowest tender will not necessarily be accepted. 

Tenders shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) 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.

Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to:

Jeffrey Humble, Director of Planning & Engineering 
Phone: (306)786-1730 
Fax: (306)786-6880 

The City reserves the right to reject any or all quotations. 
Lowest or any quotation not necessarily accepted




City of Yorkton - Gallagher Centre 
Maintenance / Caretaker - Contract Position

The City of Yorkton is seeking a highly motivated and responsible individual as Gallagher Centre Maintenance / Caretaker under a contract position. Reporting to the Gallagher Centre Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance / Caretaker performs various duties relating to the general operation of the Gallagher Centre leisure complex which includes a number of buildings and leisure facilities.

Visit Employment for more details.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references no later than Friday, December 30, 2005 to: 
City of Yorkton Human Resources Department 
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan 
S3N 2W3 
Fax: (306) 786-6880

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




Request for Auxiliary Fire Fighter 

The City of Yorkton Fire Department 
invites applications for the position of 
Auxiliary Fire Fighter

The City of Yorkton Fire Department is recruiting Auxiliary Fire Fighters. Operating as a composite department, Auxiliary Fire Fighters provide support services. If you are interested in a new challenge and in expanding your learning, these positions provide for an energizing team building opportunity.

Visit Employment for more details.

If you have a passion for working in high charged environments, please submit a detailed resume to: 

Director of Human Resources 
City of Yorkton 
Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3

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




Christmas Break Kids Convention

An opportunity for children to participate in recreational activities over the Christmas break. A variety of sports, games and crafts with a seasonal theme.

December 27 - 30, 2005 Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
8:00am to NOON; 1:00pm to 5:00pm (lunch hour will be supervised if required) 
$50.00/participant for the week Only 25 registrations will be taken

To register call the G.H.C.C. at 786-1776.




Extra Service and Holiday Hours

Merry Christmas
We are happy to announce and additional Dial-A-Bus 
will be providing service to passengers on 
Friday, December 16th To Saturday, December 24th From10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Dial-A-Bus Holiday Hours
Saturday, December 24th: 9 am to 3 pm

Monday, December 26th: No Service

Tuesday, December 27th: Service Resumes 
Monday, January 2nd: Service Resumes




Sanitary Landfill Holiday Hours


Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
 Saturday: 9:00 am to 4 pm




Sarcan Recycling Depot
Hours of Operation

Sarcan Recycling Depot 
144 Ball Road 782-4213

Hours of Operation 
Effective November 1, 2005

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Closed every Friday between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. for staff meeting.

The Sarcan Recycling Depot will be closed for Christmas 
beginning December 23rd and will re-open on January 2, 2006.




Need a Christmas Suggestion?

The City of Yorkton has published the following book for your enjoyment:

The Whiskey Man
An account of the Balmoral Hotel/ Bronfman saga from its early days up to the hotel's demise by fire in 1985. The research focused on finding more local details, in particular, more on the life and times of Harry Bronfman's sojourn in Yorkton, the involvement of his brothers Abe and Sam in the community's life and the role the Bronfman family played from 1915 to the mid 1920s during Prohibition years in Saskatchewan. Purchase this book for $10.00 at City Hall, Leisure Services, at Tourism Yorkton, Western Development Museum and Frameworks on Broadway.