City of Yorkton News
January 27 to February 2, 2005


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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:

2 Crestwood Crescent 
Lot 14 Block 51 Plan 66Y09711

The Discretionary Use, which is being applied for is to allow for the development of a Family Child Care Home in this location.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, February 7, 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.

Jillian Savage 
Junior Planner 
Telephone: (306) 786-1724 




Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

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

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



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on February 7 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Sewer and Water Foreman

Public Works and Engineering Sewer and Water Foreman

The City of Yorkton is seeking a Sewer and Water Foreman for its Public Works Department. This position will work under the direction of the Public Works Manager in conjunction with other Supervisors, Foreman and Management.

  • Advises the Public Works Manager of capital and operating budget programs and budget control. 
  • Responsible for advising of summer and permanent manpower requirements. 
  • Supervises the Water and Sewer construction and maintenance programs. 
  • Maintains necessary manpower and equipment to provide installation and repair of sewer mains, water mains, hydrants, valves and all appurtenances within the City limits. 
  • Maintains sewer infrastructure through an on-going sewer main flushing and camera program and investigates and repairs re-occurring problem areas. 
  • Responsible for supervising, hiring, performing disciplinary action, including documentation and follow-up, and performance feedback and development of in-scope employees. 
  • Ensures effective utilization of personnel and equipment through planning and coordination with the Department and other Administration. 
  • Ensures time sheets, work orders and reports are completed accurately and properly. 
  • Must comply with and ensure all staff have a good understanding and adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and follow all Occupational Health and Safety Policies as established by the City.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by Friday, January 28, 2005.

For more information on this position please visit Employment.




Job Opportunity
Scheduling coordinator

Department of Leisure Services Scheduling Coordinator

The City of Yorkton is offering an opportunity for an energetic, enthusiastic Scheduling Coordinator. Reporting to the Program Supervisor this successful candidate must possess strong public relation skills and maintain positive working relationships with the general public, volunteers and community groups.

  • Responsible for the coordination of activities and programs for all Indoor and Outdoor facilities and Neighborhood Parks and Open Spaces operated by the Department of Leisure Services and the Gallagher Centre utilizing CLASS Software.
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts including weekends. 
  • Responsible for daily scheduling, customer service functions, including administration and financial services. 
  • Develop and implement recording and tracking tools for all facility scheduling practices. 
  • Respond to requests from clients and the general public to ensure quality service and accountability through the preparation and administration of client agreements/contracts and group pre/post season meetings. 
  • Maintain accurate records including monthly invoicing. 
  • Track and record keys, alarm codes and other rental equipment. 
  • Assist the department with the implementation of various community events. 
  • Recruit, schedule and direct staff and equipment based on required tasks and events.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess a Diploma in Recreation, a related field or experience in municipal leisure facilities scheduling and programming. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid recognized First Aid/CPR certificate. Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Driver's License. Maintain RCMP Security Clearance.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by Friday, February 11, 2005.

For more information on this position please visit Employment.




February Break Kids Convention

February 14 - 18, 2005 
8:00am to NOON; 1:00pm to 5:00pm 
(lunch hour will be supervised if required) 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Ages 6 - 12 
Fun, games, sports, arts & crafts 
Snacks will be provided

Cost is $50.00 / participant 
Pre-registration ONLY 
Maximum 25 children

For more information or to register call 786-1777.




City of Yorkton Archive

The City of Yorkton Archive is always looking for donations of original photos, documents, family histories, small artifacts, club records, etc. for the permanent collection.

We are also writing a history book for 2005, and could use the following items for possible insertion in the book and for the archival collection: photos of Ukrainian dancers of Yorkton past and present, Scottish dancers, German Club events, Barbershop/ Sweet Adeline groups, Radar Base and events there, etc.

Write to: Heritage Researcher, City of Yorkton, Box 400, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3. Phone and leave a message at 306-782-1792, or e-mail to:




Sno-Sho 2005


February 4th, 5th & 6th, 2005

Sno Sho is back!

The Celebrate Saskatchewan Sub-Commission is bringing back the popular 
winter festival of the 1960's & 70's for the Centennial Year!

Winter carnival games, skating parties, snow & ice sculptures 
and many more activities are planned for this fun-filled weekend.

We are also encouraging local residents to build a snowman 
in their front yards to be judged for prizes that weekend.

For more information call Darren Spelay at Leisure Services, 
786-1752 or e-mail




 Notice Regarding Snow Clearing

Notice Regarding Snow Clearing 
From City Streets, Lanes and Private Driveways

The City wishes to Advise Residents of the Following Operational Procedure:

  • While clearing snow from residential streets, equipment operators employ the use of the grader gate to prevent the snow leaving the plow from entering driveways.

  • At times some snow may overflow the grader gate, especially during heavy snowfall, therefore, a certain amount may remain in the driveway following street clearing. 

  • The City will not return to clear any overflow snow unless the driveway was completely missed. 

  • Also, the City employs the use of an angle plow to clear snow from the lanes. This plow is not equipped with a snow gate, therefore anyone abutting a City lane will receive the snow from that portion of the lane. The clearing of driveways off lanes shall be the resident's responsibility. 

  • During periods of heavy snowfall, the City would advise residents to utilize their driveways whenever possible to help eliminate the problem of clearing snow around vehicles parked on the street.

Thank you for your co-operation in this regard.

Public Works and Engineering Department




Aquatic Centre News

Note: All courses will be moving from the Travelodge 
to the Comfort Inn effective February 1, 2005.

Swim Lesson Registrations: 
are still being taken for Aquaquest levels 1-4 that start on February 21.
Standard First Aid/CPR-C Courses:
Now taking registrations for a course on February 26th and 27th and one on March 9th and 10th. Cost is $100.

Register for the above through the mail 
or by dropping in at the Aquatic Office on the second floor of City Hall. 
Phone 786-1744 for more information.


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