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City of Yorkton News
October 20 to October 26, 2005


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Public Notice
Sale of Land

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 101 of The Cities Act, 2003 and in accordance with Bylaw No. 8/2003 hereby gives public notice of its intention to sell the following properties for less than market value:

To Sell: Lot 1 and 2, Block 15, Registered Plan No. 99Y07581 known civically as 289 Peter Pond Road and 290 Hamilton Road to be used for the development of new commercial property.

The sale of this property will be considered by City Council at the Council Meeting of Monday, November 14, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall at 37 Third Avenue North. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall or calling 786-1717.




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:

127 Smith Street 
Lots 1-2, Plan No. 02Y01012 
C-1 City Centre Commercial District

The Discretionary Use, which is being applied for is to allow for the development of a "Building Materials Sales and Storage" yard. The Owner intends on utilizing this space to construct and store RTM homes.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, October 31st, 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.

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




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on October 31, 2005 at 5:00 p.m.




Request for Financing Proposals

The City of Yorkton is requesting proposals from qualified financial institutions to provide the City of Yorkton with financing options to borrow $5,000,000 over 15 years for the financing of the construction of a new multi-purpose family leisure centre.

Please call Lonnie Kaal, Director of Finance for further details if you are interested in submitting a proposal  at 786-1721.




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.




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




MonsterMash 2005

Monday, October 31st 
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Agripavilion (behind the Gallagher Centre)

Face Painting 
Haunted House 
Door Prizes

For more information call 783-2582.

Sponsored by: 
Boys & Girls Club of Yorkton Inc. 
City of Yorkton Leisure Services




Gallagher Water Park
Quick Facts


  • A speed swimming club and a synchronized swimming club now operate out of our pool. 
  • Swimmers are reminded to bring a lock for their locker in the change room. 
  • The main pool now has a diving board. 
  • Stay tuned for inner tube water polo announcements coming soon!

Phone 786-1740 if you need more information about the Water Park!




Free Public Skating
Kinsmen Arena

Public Skating: 
Monday Nights 
7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors: 
Wednesday Afternoons 
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All programs FREE of CHARGE.




Public Skating 
Farrell Agencies Arena


Sunday Nights 
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Adults $3 
Children (6-17 years) $2



Cemetery Fall Clean up
Flower Arrangements

All flower arrangements that are not in vases secured to monuments will be removed October 22, 2005. If you wish to retain your arrangement, please pick the arrangement up prior to October 22, 2005.

The removal of loose flower arrangements is necessary to facilitate winter snow removal.

Thank you for your co-operation.

City of Yorkton 
Leisure Services




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.