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City of Yorkton News
October 13 to October 19, 2005


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Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

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

Date:  October 18, 2005
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Location: Independent Manor Lounge

Good Spirit REDA Board 
The next meeting of the Good Spirit REDA Board will be held on:

Date:  October 18, 2005
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Travelodge

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

Date:  October 18, 2005
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall 

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

Date:  October 18, 2005
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "B" - City Hall



Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 26/2005

The Council of the City of Yorkton gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No. 26/2005 to authorize the closing of the following street:

Firstly: "All that portion of Second Avenue bounded on the North by the North Boundary of the NE Sec.35 -Twp.25- Rge.4-W.2nd Mer., and on the South by a line drawn from the Southwesterly corner of Lot 27, Block 7, to the Southeasterly corner of Block C, all shown on Reg'd Plan No. 7023."

Secondly: "All that portion of Broadway Street being a unnamed street, on Plan 7023 bounded on the North by the North Boundary of the NE Sec.35 -Twp.25- Rge.4-W.2nd Mer., on the East by the West boundary of Block C, Reg'd Plan No. 7023 and on the Southwesterly by the Northeast boundary of Parcel K, Reg'd Plan No. 67Y10100, all in the City of Yorkton, Saskatchewan."

The area is more specifically shown by the shaded area on the map below.

The proposed Bylaw No. 26/2005 may be inspected in the office of the Director of Planning and Engineering, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday, 14 October 2005.

This road closure is required as part of the CPR Park expansion and Livingstone Street extension to Broadway Street, and to proceed with registering the Proposed Plan of Subdivision of Lot's 24, 25, 26, and 27, Block 7, Block C, Second Avenue and part of Livingstone Street and Broadway Street Reg'd Plan No. 7023 and of Block A, Reg'd Plan No. AH2765 NE.1/4 Section 35 -Twp.25 -Rge.4 - W.2nd Mer.

Any person wishing to make oral or written representations to City Council may do so at the meeting to be held on Monday, 17, October 2005 at 5:00 pm in City Hall Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the public hearing in respect to this Bylaw is in session

Jeffrey Humble, PPS, MCIP 
Phone: 786-1727 
Director of Planning and Engineering 




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on October 17, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Waterworks Operator

Applications are invited for the position of Waterworks operator

Reporting to the Waterworks Foreman, the Waterworks Operator is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants and associated appurtenances. The operator performs skilled work to control treatment processes along with detailed sampling, monitoring and analysis of water and wastewater and processing streams.

This work consists of rotational, non-standard hours, which consists of shift work, nights, evenings and weekends and includes stand-by and callouts.

The Waterworks Operator salary is based as per collective agreement with CUPE Local 342.

The ideal candidate will possess: 

  • Minimum of Grade 12 or Equivalency as determined by Saskatchewan Education with Trade and Secondary Education Equivalencies considered. 
  • Experience in water/wastewater treatment field and boiler operation, with preference given for a combination of training and experience in an appropriate trade. 
  • Skill and knowledge related to millwright, plumbing, pipefitting, welding, carpentry and electricity. 
  • Possess or ability to obtain the appropriate Environmental Operator Certification. 
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labour. 
  • Demonstrate mechanical and computer aptitude. 
  • Obtain and maintain appropriate SCBA, Fireman's Boiler Certification, First Aid & CPR Certificates. 
  • Possess and maintain a Valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Drivers License. 
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package. For further information and a complete job description visit Employment.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by October 21, 2005 to:

Director of Human Resources 
City of Yorkton - Box 400 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3 
Fax: 306-786-6880 

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




Water Main Flushing

The Public Works Department will commence a water main flushing program on Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 8:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. Flushing is required to remove the rust and sediment that has accumulated in the water mains during the low flows experienced in the winter months. City crews will be flushing the mains from 8:00 P.M. through to 6:00 A.M. for four or five nights until completed. Flushing will begin in Weinmaster Park and southwest areas of the City on the first evening and move towards City centre thereafter.

During flushing, the water will contain a considerable amount of rust and sediment, and may be discolored for several hours. The system pressure will fluctuate during the flushing period. Both the sediment and the low pressure can cause problems in the operation of plumbing fixtures, especially air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Doing laundry is not recommended, as the discolored water will stain clothing. For this reason, it is advisable not to use water if it is discolored unless it is absolutely necessary to do so.

Residents who live in the areas being flushed should collect containers of water beforehand for drinking and cooking, before the flushing program starts. Residents should use as little water as possible, and should avoid drawing water into their homes. It's best not to use your washing machine or dishwasher until the water color returns to normal.

If further information is required, please contact the Public Works at 786-1760 or Planning and Engineering Departments at 786-1730 between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.




Gallagher Water Park
Thank You!

The Gallagher Water Park would like to thank the staff at the Comfort Inn and Suites for allowing the City of Yorkton to use their hotel pool for swim lessons and aquacize while the Water Park was being built. Their smiling faces and helpful approach to our invasion of their facility is greatly appreciated.




Traffic Alert!
BradBrooke Drive / Gladstone Avenue

Construction is continuing on the Gladstone Avenue/Bradbrooke Drive intersection. Traffic is restricted in this area; please observe the posted detours and travel with caution.

Thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Department of Planning & Engineering




Recovery of Unused Prearranged Burial Lots

The Leisure Services Department is seeking your assistance in locating the purchaser or next-of-kin for unused prearranged lots purchased prior to 1950 in the City of Yorkton Cemetery. If you are listed below, or are able to provide current contact information regarding these plots, please contact our office prior to October 31, 2005.




Purchase Date


Next of Kin

2 66 C2  1920  Merallan Kuschner
2 68 A2 & D2 1921  V.R. Smith
2 69 A & D 1922 Mrs. Lucy 
2 91 C 1903  Peter Hailmann 
2 95 D 1927 Mrs. John Gavel
9 79 A 1926 Mrs. Lightbody   
9 81 A & D 1927 F.C. Christie
9 83 A & D 1929 Mrs. Capling 
9 88 A & D 1930 Mrs. R. Sinclair L. Foster Sinclair 
9 89 A & D 1930 Mrs. T.K. Foster Miss B. Seeman
9 90 A 1929 Mrs. B.F. Patrick William Patrick
9 92 A & D 1926 Mrs. Kihlman
9 94 C & D 1930 Ed McPhee Ruth Bates 
9 95 D 1929 Mrs. T.J. Wilson
9 97 D 1929 O. Thompson 
9 98 D 1925 W.H. Burke

In accordance with section 52 of The Cemeteries Act 1999 , the City of Yorkton may apply to the provincial registrar for a declaration that the interment rights in a lot have been abandoned. The registrar may declare the interment rights to be abandoned if the registrar is satisfied that:

•  The lot has not been used for interment purposes

•  The City has not heard from the buyer or the buyers personal representative, for 20 years

•  Reasonable efforts have been made to locate the buyer or the buyers personal representative have failed.

If you have any questions, or comments, please contact Malena Tutte, Project Coordinator at 786-1768, or drop by the Leisure Services Department at City Hall.