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City of Yorkton News
May 26 to June 1, 2005


Past articles can be found in the Archives.




Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

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

Date:  May 30, 2005
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Location: Independent Manor Lounge

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

Date:  June 2, 2005
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room "B" - City Hall

Municipal Planning Commission 
The next meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission will be held on:

Date:  June 1, 2005
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on May 30, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




Downtown Parking 

Free Parking: A person may park a vehicle downtown on any block on any street (except where otherwise posted), once daily occupying only one (1) parking stall, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and once daily, occupying only one (1) parking stall between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for a maximum of 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon, Monday to Friday.

There is also free parking available in the parking lot located at the corner of Betts Ave. and Smith Street (west side).

Worry-Free Parking: You may purchase a worry-free, full-day parking pass in the downtown core at a cost of: 
$10         1 month 
$20         3 months 
$30         6 months 
$50       12 months

Valid at all City of Yorkton parking lots which are located at the corner of First Ave. & Smith St. (east side); corner of First Ave. & Smith St. (west side of Fire Hall); Fifth Ave. between Broadway & Smith St. (west side); and Myrtle Ave. between Broadway & Smith St.

Parking Meter Rates: 1) Downtown Parking: Coin-operated meters are available for parking to a maximum of 15 minutes in certain "high demand" areas.
2) Public Parking lots: Coin-operated meters are offered for your convenience at the following rates: 
$0.10 25 minutes
$0.25 1 hour 
Maximum five-hour limit.
Parking Tickets: For your convenience, there is a slot located in the front entrance of City Hall for the purpose of paying parking tickets, water bills, etc.

 For more information on municipal bylaws, call 786-1717.




City of Yorkton
Sanitary Landfill

Cars     $2.00
Tons, Tons, Utility Trailers, Sport Utility, Vans $5.00
One Ton Trucks, Tandem Trailers, Cube Vans $12.00
Two Tons, Three Tons, Tandem Trucks $24.00
Semi-Trailer Trucks, Fifth Wheel Trailers
Contaminated Soil  $12.00/yd3
Small Carcasses  $24.00
Large Carcasses 
Recyclable Material -  Fee to be determined on site by City Representative Vehicles one ton and smaller are exempt
Construction and Demolition Wastes
 -will accept clean wood (unpainted & untreated) - entrance fee per above
 -will accept mixed waste (concrete completely removed)  $5.00/yd3
 -will accept mixed waste (including any concrete)
Out of City Garbage  $6.00/yd3
Asbestos - Contact the City for Rates and Arrangements

Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm 
Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.


No person or persons shall operate any vehicle transporting wastes or other debris of any kind along or over any highway, street, lane, vacant lot, park or public place in the City of Yorkton unless the load is completely enclosed with a securely fastened cover as to prohibit any part of the load on the said vehicle finding its way to the roadway or adjacent premises.



Garage Sale Signs 

Spring and Summer are the time of year for yard and garage sales. It is illegal to place signs of any type, including those for yard sales, on boulevards, lamp posts, sidewalks or other City property. Your best advertising is still your local newspaper. Garage Sale signs are to be placed on your own private property for location identification.

City of Yorkton Sign Regulations Bylaw #16/2003 states the following:

  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to a fence, pole, tree, or any object in a public street or place.
  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to or standing on the ground in any public street or place.

Signs in violation of this bylaw will be picked up at owner's expense.

Bylaw Control Dept.




Aquatic Centre News

Aquatic Staff Inservice 

Tuesday, May 31st 
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.




After School Racquetball

After School Racquetball 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre
3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m. 
$1.00 (Includes Equipment & Instruction) 

Call 786-1777 for more information.




Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
Summer Hours 2005

May 2nd - June 30th, 2005

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 
10:30 am to 6:30 pm

10:30 am to 9:30 pm

Closed Saturday, Sundays and Stat Holidays

July 4 - September 16th, 2005

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 9:30 pm

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Stat Holidays

(Notice: Hours subject to change without notice)




City of Yorkton Archives

The City of Yorkton Archives is looking for local stories, photographs, documents, letters, etc relating to the history of Yorkton and district. Examples: wartime, the Spanish Influenza, barbershop groups, harvest combine crews from Yorkton in the late 1940s working their way back from Texas, Oklahoma, the Dakotas, etc.

Write to: 
Box 400, City of Yorkton, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3 
or Phone 786-1792 
or e-mail: