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City of Yorkton News
April 6 to April 12, 2006



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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:  April 12, 2006
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room 

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

Date:  April 13, 2006
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall



Public Notice
Property Assessment Roll

Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to subsection 187(1) of The Cities Act, the assessment roll for the City of Yorkton for the year 2006 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following days: March 31, 2006 to May 1, 2006.

Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment or classification to the Board of Revision is required to file his or her appeal with: The Assessor, City of Yorkton, P.O. Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3 by the 1st day of May, 2006.

For further information, please contact Kim Durdin, City Assessment Co-ordinator at 786-1736.




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on April 24, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunities
Two (2) R.C.M.P. Clerk-Stenos

Applications are Invited for Two (2) R.C.M.P. Clerk-Stenos 
at the Yorkton Municipal R.C.M.P. Detachment. 

Reporting directly to the S/Sgt. of the Yorkton Municipal R.C.M.P. Detachment. These are full-time positions. The ideal candidates are required to perform independent clerical work in the police department, which is relatively complex in nature. These employees will be responsible for maintaining police files, typing various reports and other correspondence. This position involves substantial contact with the public. The employee must be familiar with a wide range of policies and procedures to adequately assist the general public.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to confidentiality regulations and procedures. 
  • Answer and direct incoming inquires either by phone or in person. 
  • Be able to provide or obtain information professionally and accurately. 
  • Ability to operate R.C.M.P. radio system and maintain appropriate log. 
  • Maintain files in several complex computer systems. 
  • Responsible for typing letters, memorandums and legal documents. 
  • Ability to transcribe tapes from a Dictaphone. 
  • Maintain administrative and policy files. 
  • Ability to work various shifts, weekends and statutory holidays.
  • Willingness to undergo and successfully pass an enhanced reliability security clearance. 
  • Successful completion from a recognized secretarial or educational facility. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 
  • Strong public relations and interpersonal skills to deal with the general public complaints and inquires. 
  • Proficient use of and have a broad knowledge of computer applications, and the ability to accurately input extensive data. 
  • Significant experience in performing general clerical duties, including word processing systems. 
  • A high level of confidentiality is required in this position. Must be willing to take an Oath of Confidentiality. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver's license.
The salary range for this position is $28,392.00 - $34,382.40 per annum.

For further information and a complete job description visit Employment.

Please complete a detailed resume complete with three references by Wednesday, April 12, 2006 to:: 

Director of Human Resources 
Box 400 - 37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3 
Fax: 786-6880 

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




Concrete Disposal

Please be advised that the City of Yorkton will be implementing new rates for the disposal of concrete material effective April 1, 2006 as per Bylaw #6/2006. The City will accept concrete at the designated concrete disposal site on 4th Avenue North behind the Public Works Department Shop. This site is specifically for concrete disposal from properties located within City limits. This is the only site that the City will allow any disposal of concrete. Please also be advised that a Public Works Supervisor must be on hand to estimate the amount of concrete being disposed. Please contact the Public Works Department prior to any disposal. The hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The charges are as follows:

Pieces 2' x 2' x 8" thick or smaller - $12/yd3 
Larger than dimension stated above - $23/yd3

Concrete that is too large for handling must be broken down prior to acceptance at the site.

The City of Yorkton will use the revenue collected from the acceptance of concrete to crush and recycle the material.

Any unauthorized dumping of concrete on city owned property without permission will result in a fine.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Public Works Department at 786-1760, during the business hours noted above.




Request For Tender:
Supply of Playground Structure

Name of Tender: Supply of Playground Structure
Tender Must be Received by: 4:00 p.m. on April 13, 2006

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:

Supply of Playground Structure
Department of Leisure Services 
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3

Details of Tender:
The City of Yorkton, Parks & Arena Division is seeking a supplier for a playground structure. The age intention is above 5 years; however, the structure may accommodate play components for younger children. The design will include a creative and unique structure that will provide a positive entertaining play opportunity for the age group. 

Project Information:

  • Budget $ 65,000 includes taxes, freight and installation.
  • The City of Yorkton will supply workers for installation, if needed.
  • Supplier to install detailed design and costs associated to the supply and installation. 
  • Include product warranties and liability coverage of structure.
  • Include 3 references of other projects your company has been involved with.
    The structure will be CSA compliant and IPEMA certified.
  • The City of Yorkton will supply help with the installation and look after the fall protection for the area.

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.

Contact Person: Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to: 

Brian Dudar 
Phone: 786-1754
Fax: 782-2606

The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders. 
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.




Deer Park Junior Golf Lessons
Registration Night 

Deer Park Junior Golf Lessons 
Registration Night 
Wednesday April 19th 
Deer Park Clubhouse 6:30 - 8:30

Lesson Package: $60.00 per child includes: 
Four - 1 hour lessons 
Ten - 9 hole rounds of golf
Skills Competition
Rules and Etiquette lessons
T-shirt and bag tag

  • All Lessons taught by CPGA Certified Teaching Professionals 
  • Age Groups 6-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15 and over 15 
  • Junior equipment available on request 
  • Registration and Program information available from the following:
    • Deer Park Pro Shop at 786-1711 
    • Barry Rogers at 782-3147 
    • Ken Burton at 782-0017
  • Also available again this season will be a 3 day Junior Golf Camp
  • Dates in July to be announced
  • Price $150.00

Future Links is a joint initiative of the RCGA, CPGA and the SGA




Residential Land For Sale

Zone R-5 Mixed Density Residential, 155 & 159 Ontario Avenue may be purchased individually or together for development. These lots are part of the City's Cash Back Policy and are eligible for half of the purchase price when development is complete.

155 Ontario is 75' x 126'--$21,262 
159 Ontario is 37' x 126'--$10,489

For more information call 786-1710.




Heritage Heights Park

The City of Yorkton Leisure Services 
is looking for interested residents from Yorkton 
to provide input on the design of a new 
play structure at the Heritage Heights Park.

If you are interested, please contact Brian Dudar at the Parks Department 
at 786-1754. Proposals will be sent out shortly and expected reviews 
will take place in mid April.




Learn to Dance  

Dances include: foxtrot, waltz, rumba, cha cha, swing & jive

Thursday Nights 
May 4 - June 22, 2006 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Gallagher Centre - Convention Centre A

Instructor: Audrey Aamodt 
Cost is $50.00/participant 
Maximum class size is 10 couples. 
Individual registrations welcome.

To register call 786-1740.




Easter Break Water Park
Leisure Swims

April 17th - 21st: 
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Adults: $6.00 
Youth (ages 15-17): $4.00 
Child (ages 3-14): $3.00 
Preschool: Free

If you require additional information, contact the Water Park at 786-1740.




Easter Break Kids Convention

April 17 - 21, 2005 
8:00am to NOON; 1:00pm to 5:00pm 
(lunch hour will be supervised if required) 
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Ages 6 - 12 
Fun, games, sports, arts & crafts 
Snacks will be provided

Cost is $50.00 / participant 
Pre-registration ONLY 
maximum 30 children

For more information or to register call 

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