City of Yorkton News
June 16 to June 22, 2005


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Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

Yorkton Public Library Board
The next meeting of the Yorkton Public Library Board will be held on:

Date:  June 22, 2005
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room

Protective Services Commission 
The next meeting of the Protective Services Commission will be held on:

Date:  June 21, 2005
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall

Leisure Services Commission 
The next meeting of the Leisure Services Commission will be held on:

Date:  June 21, 2005
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "B" - City Hall



Notice of Intention to Alter the Boundaries 
of The City of Yorkton

Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Yorkton intends to alter the boundaries of the City in accordance with The Cities Act
The proposed alteration involves adding to the City of Yorkton the NW of 25-25-4-W2nd and withdrawing from the R.M. of Orkney #244, as shown on the map below.

The reason for the proposed alteration is at the request of the owner to allow for development and to access City water and sewer services. Any person may file a written objection to the proposed alteration at the office of the City Clerk on or before July 21, 2005. If an objection is received, the Council will hold a Public Meeting to hear all persons who wish to make representations relevant to the proposed alteration.

Dated at Yorkton, Saskatchewan this 14th day of June 2005.

Laurie-Anne Rusnak, 
City Clerk/Director of Human Resources




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on July 11, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




You Choose
Yorkton's Greatest Citizens

Nominate Yorkton's greatest citizens for the 
City of Yorkton's 
2005 Awards of Merit

What makes a citizen great? Someone who makes our city a better place to live! They contribute their time and energy in a way that sets them apart, whether volunteering, going the extra mile, or general heroism each and every day.

Adults and youth-18 years and under may be nominated. All names must be submitted by June 30th.

The form is easy to complete and is available at City Hall, 2nd Floor - Mayor's Office. Or, you may wish to download a form.

Please call 786-1701 if you require additional information.

Help us recognize those individuals whose 
dedication and hard work 
improves the quality of life for all Yorkton citizens!!




Tax Title Properties
For Sale By Tender

The City of Yorkton offers for sale the following properties located in the municipality of Yorkton:
  1. 311 Betts Avenue 
    Lot 78, Block 2, Plan 00Y00270
    Zoning: R1 - General Residential 
    Lot Size - 50 x 113.2 sq. ft.
    Land and buildings as is.
  2. 54 Tupper Avenue 
    Lot 47, Block B, Plan 42488 and Lot 61, Block B, Plan 101785901 
    Zoning: R5 - Mixed Density Residential 
    Lot Size - 37.5 x 143 sq. ft. 
    Land and buildings as is, house currently not suitable for habitation.

Tenders will be accepted by the Building Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 37 Third Avenue North, P. O. Box 400, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3 and must be received by 12:00 Noon on Friday, July 8, 2005.

Each tender shall be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked "Property Tender" and clearly indicate the address of the property. This must be accompanied by a certified cheque to the City of Yorkton for 10% of the amount of the tender, which will be returned to the unsuccessful bidders.

Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

The successful bidder will have thirty (30) days to provide the balance of cash to complete the purchase.

Inspections of these properties will be held on the following dates:

311 Betts Avenue - Tuesday, June 21/05 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon 
54 Tupper Avenue - Tuesday, June 21/05 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dated this 13th day of June, 2005.

Cynthia Alcorn, 
Manager of Building Services 
Phone: (306) 786-1710 
Fax: (306) 786-6880



Invitation to Tender 2005 Concrete curb, Gutter & Sidewalk Program

Sealed tenders, clearly marked "2005 Curb, Gutter & Sidewalk Program" will be received at the office of the City Director of Planning and Engineering until 2:00 p.m., C.S.T., on Thursday, June 23, 2005.

Contract Documents and Specifications are available by contacting the undersigned between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. C.S.T. Monday to Friday.

Tenders must be on the forms provided and be accompanied by a Consent of Surety from a bona fide Surety Company AND a Bid Bond OR Certified Cheque in the amount of 10 percent (10%) of the Total Tendered Price, made payable to the City of Yorkton.

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.

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

Jeff Humble, PPS, MCIP
Director of Planning & Engineering
P.O. Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3
Phone: (306) 786-1730
Fax: (306) 786-6880



Request For Proposal
Employee Family Assistance Program

The City of Yorkton currently participates in a comprehensive Employee Family Assistance Program. We are requesting proposals from fully credited, professionally qualified Counsellors with experience in Employee Family Assistance Program counselling for quotations on this program. For detailed information please visit Tenders.

If your firm is interested and qualified to perform this service, please submit your proposal to the attention of the HR Review Committee, City of Yorkton, P.O. Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3. Email:

Proposals must be received at our office no later than July 5th, 2005.




Cenotaph Proposals

The City of Yorkton invites proposals for the restoration of the Cenotaph located at Darlington Street and Second Avenue North.

The scope of the work would include cleaning, re-mortaring, repairs where necessary, and optional work with granite plates.

A more detailed description of the work is available at the Engineering Department at City Hall.

Proposals should be submitted by June 24, 2005 to:

City of Yorkton, 
P.O. Box 400, 
S3N 2W3





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: 




Aquatic Centre News

Aquatic Staff Inservice 

Tuesday, June 21st 
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Comfort Inn and Suites 
Open to all staff, and any other individuals who may be
interested in lifeguarding and instructing. 
If you are not currently a staff member, but are interested in attending, please contact Michael at 786-1745.

SCUBA Lessons 

June 27th to July 3rd 
Class times are flexible.

Three Courses Available:  

Open Water Certification ($219) 
Advanced Open Water Certification ($169)
Rescue Diver ($179) 

Registrations are now being taken in the Aquatic Centre office.

Summer Swim Session

July 11th to 22nd 
Monday to Friday for two weeks. 
Classes in Aquatots to Aquaquest 4 are now open for registrations. 
Register through the mail or by visiting the Aquatic Centre office on the second floor of City Hall during office hours.

Call the Aquatic Office at 786-1744 if you require additional information.




City of Yorkton Archives

The CITY OF YORKTON ARCHIVES is seeking photos, letters, and other documents relating to the history of Yorkton property, 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:  


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