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City of Yorkton News
April 20 to April 26, 2006



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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:  April 25, 2006
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Location: Independent Manor Lounge 

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

Date:  April 25, 2006
Time: 7:00 a.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 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.




2006 Water Main Flushing Program

The Public Works Department will commence a water main flushing program on Sunday, April 30, 2006 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. City crews will be flushing the mains from approximately 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, refrigeration equipment, and water softeners. 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 Department at 786-1760 between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.




Request For Tender:
Kinsmen Arena Radiant Heat

Name of Tender: Kinsmen Arena Heat
Tender Must be Received by: 4:00 p.m. on April 27, 2006

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:

Kinsmen Arena Radiant Heat
Department of Leisure Services 
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3

Specifications are available at: Leisure Services, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 37 3rd Avenue North, Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Any questions must be sent to the contact person, via e-mail, no later than 1 week prior to the Tender Closing Date.

Tenders will not be considered if an on-site inspection has not been complete prior to tender being submitted.

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: 

Darcy McLeod, Director of Leisure Services
Phone: 786-1750
Fax: 786-6880

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




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 




Recycling Service Fee 

Effective June 1, 2006 the recycling service fee on your utility bill shall be increased from $2.00 to $4.00 per month for each residential unit in the City of Yorkton. $1.00 of this service fee increase is for the curbside recycling program. The additional $1.00 increase in the service fee will be used to offset the depressed paper market.

In order to receive your blue box for recycling, and to be put on the list for weekly pickup of recyclables, please call the Prairie Harvest Employment Program at 786-1840.

The City of Yorkton contracts with the Saskatchewan Abilities Council and the Prairie Harvest Employment Program for recycling services and looks forward to your increased participation in this program.




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. 



Spring Clean-Up Week

The week of Monday, May 1 to Saturday, May 6, 2006 has been declared by City Council to be "Spring Clean-Up Week".

Residents of the City of Yorkton are requested to clean their properties and improve the image and appeal of our community. To encourage participation, the City will waive the landfill entrance fee for residents of the City of Yorkton hauling in their own residential waste by car, half ton truck or utility trailer for this period.

Please note that concrete will not be accepted at the Sanitary Landfill. Please contact Public Works for additional information in this regard at 786-1760. Also, some household items are considered recyclable at Sarcan Recycling. If you require more information, please contact Planning and Engineering at 786-1730.




Street Closure 

Effective immediately:

  1. Second Avenue from Broadway to Livingstone is closed.

  2. Third Avenue at Livingstone to Second Avenue, the westbound lane will be closed.



Pothole Hotline

Pothole complaints can be directed to the Public Works Department's pothole repair hotline. Please call 786-1782 with the location of the area to be repaired.




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.




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