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June 23 to June 29, 2005


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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

Yorkton Housing Corporation Board 
The next meeting of the Yorkton Housing Corporation Board will be held on:

Date:  June 28, 2005
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Location: Independent Manor Lounge



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




Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 21/2005

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983 hereby gives notice of its intention to consider Proposed Bylaw No. 21/2005 to amend Zoning Bylaw No.14/2003 on the following property:

Lot 5 & 6, Block 48, Registered Plan No. 66Y09711, known civically as 550 Parkview Road shall be rezoned from IN - Institutional to R1 - General Residential as outlined in bold on the map below.

The proposed bylaw zoning amendment will allow for the conversion of the current vacant building into a residential dwelling.

The proposed bylaw zoning amendment may be inspected in the office of the Junior Planner, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday, July 8th, 2005.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, July 11th, 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 
Phone: (306) 786-1730 
Fax: (306) 786-6880 




Notice of Intention to Designate 
Municipal Heritage Property

The Heritage Property Act, R.S.S., 1978, c. H-2.2 as amended

Notice is hereby given that not less than thirty (30) days from the date of service of this notice, the Council of the City of Yorkton, intends to pass a bylaw pursuant to the provisions of The Heritage Property Act, to designate as Municipal Heritage Property the following real property known as:

ANAVETS Building 
43/45 Broadway Street East

Legally described as: 
Lot 26; Block 3; Parcel No. 146715172; ISC Plan No. PL101740159 
Lot 27; Block 3; Parcel No. 146715183; ISC Plan No. PL101740159 
Lot 31; Block 3; Parcel No. 151993491; ISC Plan No. PL101740148

And located: 
Within the corporate boundaries of the City of Yorkton.

The reasons for designation are as follows: 

  1. The conjoined buildings were constructed in 1909 and 1915 for entrepreneur, Franklin S. Collacott, who had inherited the hardware business from his father, Thomas Henry Collacott. The Collacotts were father and son entrepreneurs and the buildings are representative of settlers who came to Yorkton as thinkers, as men willing to risk everything to establish a business in a brand new town. 
  2. The property constructed in 1915 re-opened as a hardware store following the fire of the brick building erected by Thomas in 1902. The conjoined buildings have housed numerous stores over the years. The buildings represented places of rendezvous for towns and rural people. While it is no longer a commercial centre, the structure is still used as a meeting place. 
  3. These conjoined building form part of the last remaining group of the more elaborate buildings left in the downtown core. 
  4. The heritage value lies in the character-defining elements such as the two attractive street facades that make them unique in the City of Yorkton. There is the original brick exterior, the roofline with ornate features, and the large interior rooms that give it an atmosphere of an old-time store. These sufficient historic features that have survived the evolution of time to make it a place that should be preserved.

Any person wishing to object to the proposed designation must provide written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, July 11, 2005 in City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 p.m. Written submissions will be considered when the public hearing in respect to this Notice of Intention to Designate is in session.

Dated this 14th day of June 2005.

Jeffrey Humble, Director of Planning and Engineering 
City of Yorkton 
Tel: (306) 786-1730 
Fax: (306) 786-6880 




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



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.




Yorkton in Bloom 2005

For the past nine years the Yorkton In Bloom Committee has promoted the Local Grounds Competition. This is an exciting program that focuses on beautification of the city. This initiative was designed to involve the citizens of Yorkton in the challenge of improving the visual appeal of our city, and to compete for local awards.

Categories for the 2005 Local Grounds Competition are as follows 
Best Home Grounds (Front Yard) 
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard) 
Best Mobile Home Grounds 
Best Vegetable Garden 
Best Apartment Garden 
Best Senior Housing Unit 
Best Senior Housing Complex 
Best Industrial Grounds 
Best Institutional Grounds 
Best Commercial Grounds 
Most Improved Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Grounds 
Best Residential Street, Avenue, Crescent, Bay, etc.

The Committee is sponsoring a Golden Bloom Award. 
Individuals 75 years and older may enter the following categories 

Best Home Grounds (Front Yard) 
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard) 
Best Mobile Home Grounds 
Best Vegetable Garden Best 
Apartment Garden 
Best Senior Housing Unit

Please note that the Yorkton Celebrate Saskatchewan Sub-Commission and the Yorkton & District Horticultural Society have designated the marigold and any yellow, gold or orange flowers as Yorkton's Centennial flowers for 2005. Participants are encouraged to plant these flowers as part of this year's competition.

Deadline for entries is Friday July 22, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. Judging will take place from July 25 - 27, 2005

Presentation of Awards at the Silver Heights Park Party on August 3, 2005

To register contact Leisure Services at 786-1750





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: 




Water Treatment Project Expansion 
Happening in Logan Green

The first phase of the Water Treatment Plant Expansion has started! A reservoir will be located off of Queen Street in the area marked off by an orange snow fence. This snow fence will contain the construction site for a new reservoir that will be 82 x 51 metres long and approximately 4 metres high. This reservoir will hold approximately 4 million gallons of water. 

The City of Yorkton has designed the reservoir to blend in with the natural ground elevation, which was difficult to do in light of the high water table. The reservoir will extend approximately 1 metre above the existing ground level but will be gently sloped so that it appears natural. 

Two access roads from Queen Street will be used for the construction of the reservoir to ensure that the residents around Logan Crescent are disrupted as little as possible.