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City of Yorkton News
April 13 to April 19, 2006



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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 Opportunity
Part-Time Kiosk Attendant - Gallagher Centre

Applications are Invited for 
The Position of Part-Time Kiosk Attendant
Leisure Services Department - Gallagher Centre  

Reporting directly to the Kiosk Supervisor.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Processes general admission, memberships, program registration, Ticket Master, lottery centre and receives customers entering the Leisure Facility accurately in accordance with City of Yorkton policies and procedures. 
  • Provides program and service information including schedules and program descriptions. 
  • Performs general office functions such as filing and word processing as required. 
  • Handles telephone and reception duties including: public inquiries and requests, complaint calls, bookings, and general information while maintaining excellent customer service. 
  • Completes other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.
  • One year related cash handling experience in customer service environment.
  • Knowledge of accepted procedures for handling cash, balancing transactions, and completing revenue collection reports. 
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices. 
  • Possess computer skills.
  • Must possess good interpersonal communications and public relation skills.
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Provincial driver's license. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
$9.90 per hour
Hours of Work:
Shift work, evening and weekend work is involved
Interested applicants may forward their resume, including three references and telephone number, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 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.




Downtown Lighting Construction

Construction will be commencing for the Downtown Lighting Project on Broadway Street, Smith Street and the downtown avenues. This includes removal of existing poles and installation of new streetlights. Accommodations will be made for temporary street lighting during construction. Motorists should be aware of traffic restrictions that may exist while these areas are under construction and travel with caution.

Planning & Engineering 




City Transit  

Please be advised that City Transit
be operating on
April 14th, Good Friday.

Service will resume as normal 
on Saturday, April 15th.




Yorkton Sanitary Landfill Fees

Cars  $ 2.00
and Ton Trucks, Utility Trailers, Sport Utility, Vans $ 6.00
1 Ton Trucks, Tandem Trailers, Cube Vans  $14.00
2 and 3 Ton Trucks, Tandem Trucks  $26.00
Semi-Trailer Trucks, Fifth Wheel Trailers  $37.00
Petroleum Contaminated Soil (within City Limits)
$20.00/cu. yd.
Petroleum Contaminated Soil (outside City Limits) $30.00/cu. yd.
Small Carcasses 
Large Carcasses  $44.00 
Recyclable Material
$ 7.50/cu. yd
- Fee to be determined on-site by City Representative
- Vehicles One tonne and smaller are exempt
Construction Demolition Wastes
- Clean Wood (unpainted and untreated)  entrance fee only 
- Mixed Waste (without concrete) $ 6.00/cu. yd.
- Mixed Waste (with concrete) $25.00/cu. yd.
Out-of-City Garbage
$ 7.00/cu. yd.
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. 



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.




Parks News 

Back Lane-Pruning Program: 
City Crews are continuing the back lane-pruning program. The program has progressed north of Broadway and crews are currently pruning back lanes from Bailey Drive to Reaman Avenue and will continue east and north from there. The program is intended to maintain the right of way so that the alley is accessible to vehicles.

Elm Pruning Ban: 
Elm pruning ban is on from April 1st to August 31st. Pruning of elm trees is prohibited during this time. Pruning of Siberian elm hedges is permitted throughout the spring and summer in cases where the hedge is under inch thick. Also, storage of elm wood is not permitted. If you have elm wood, it must be burned or buried immediately. The city landfill has designated sites for the disposal of elm wood.

Pest/Weed Control Program: 
The Parks Branch will be implementing a pest and weed control program again this spring. The weed control program is typically done on sport fields and the intent is to control broad leaf weeds. Additional weed control is being done along fence lines and around buildings. The City of Yorkton has cut back on the use of herbicides by 35% over the last five years. The City of Yorkton is obligated by the Noxious Weed Act to control the spread of noxious weeds.

Over the past three years, about 550 crows have been removed from City limits and less than 100 crows were removed last year. The program is looking to remove another 100 crows from City limits. The crow's nesting habits have been interrupted and they are moving to other areas outside of the City.

The mosquito control program is once again under way. Crews have been out and they are finding larvae. Mosquitoes only use about 25% of the standing water, so although there is water, there may not be larvae present.

All pest control areas have been signed appropriately with the pest control activity. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Parks Branch at 786-1754. Your co-operation is appreciated.




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.




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




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




Gallagher Centre Water Park 
Toonie Swim

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

All admissions $2.00

For more information call 786-1740