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City of Yorkton News
August 24 to August 30, 2006


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Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 26/2006

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983 hereby gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No. 26/2006 to amend Section 9.0 of the R-1 General Residential District, Sub-Section 4.32 Fences and Section 2.0 Definitions of Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003.

This Zoning Amendment is applicable to the specific Subdivisions that are zoned R-1 General Residential. The purpose of this Amendment is to provide:

  •  greater lot depth and building area for existing housing renovation projects by reducing the front yard setback requirement from 6.0 metres to 4.5 metres where the offset exceeds 2.0 metres in the Southwest Subdivision; 
  • establish architectural controls for the Riverside Terrace Subdivision; 
  • reflect architectural controls as it pertains to fence requirements in the Riverside and Parkview Subdivisions; 
  • establish a minimum building area for living space in the Parkview Subdivision; 
  • provide definitions that describe the Southwest, Parkview, Riverside and Riverside Terrace Subdivisions.

The proposed Bylaw and Zoning Map may be inspected in the office of the Manager of Building Services, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday, September 8th, 2006. Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on September 11th, 2006 in the 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.

Cynthia Alcorn, A.Sc.T. 
Manager of Building Services 
(306) 786-1710 





Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on September 11, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Director of Planning and Engineering


Located on the Yellowhead Highway, Yorkton is a progressive community of approximately 17,000 people serving as a hub to the Parkland region. Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities and provides the quality of life of a smaller community. The City of Yorkton is seeking a key player for its management team, as the Director of Planning and Engineering, to evaluate, co-ordinate and implement a sound plan for the growth, development and renewal of our vibrant community. Reporting directly to the City Manager, Major Responsibilities Include: Responsible for the City's Municipal Planning Services, specifically the ongoing review and application of the Development Plan and Zoning Bylaw including the processes required for land use planning, sub-division approvals, development and zoning control; including overseeing the Building Inspection Division. Responsible for the Engineering Division, overseeing the planning and construction of the City infrastructure in accordance with good engineering practices. Acting as an Advisor to City Council, Administration, the Municipal Planning Commission and the Business Improvement District; Prepare reports, recommendations, policies and project proposals; Conduct research on development issues, carry out urban design projects and follow through on the Downtown Redevelopment Plan serving as a visionary in local and regional planning initiatives.

The preferred candidate will have a degree in Urban or Regional Planning or related profession; Five years municipal experience; Possess sound knowledge of the principals and practices of planning and be familiar with Provincial Legislation as well as municipal bylaws; Must possess strong communication/report writing and computer skills.
If this challenging position interests you, please submit a covering letter with a detailed resume and three references. This position shall remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.
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.




Job Opportunity
Journeyman Mechanic


Reporting to the Public Works Shop Foreman, this position is responsible for repair and maintenance of all industrial and automotive fleet equipment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Performs repair and preventative maintenance of all equipment in the Public Works Department under the supervision of the Shop Foreman. 
  • Assists Shop Foreman in the maintenance of the Public Works yard and buildings.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of and comply with all City of Yorkton Standard Operating Procedures, Policies and Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
  • Maintains open line of communication and good working relationships with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Complete work orders, time sheets and required reports promptly and accurately.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Grade 12 or GED equivalency.
  • Certified Journeyman Mechanic. Heavy Duty designation preferred.
  • Current First Aid and C.P.R certificates.
  • WHIMIS training. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver's license. Class 3 with air endorsement preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
  • Preference may be given to Employees who reside within the corporate limits of the City of Yorkton.
Salary will be paid as a Tradesman in accordance with the current Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 342.
Interested applicants may forward by 4:30 p.m. on August 25th, 2006 their resume, including three references and your reason for applying for this opportunity and the attributes you feel you possess to be successful in this position 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.




Job Opportunity
Facilities Labourer I


Reporting to the Parks and Arena Manager, the part-time Facilities Labourer I works from 20 - 40 hours per week and performs various duties related to the general operation of the various Leisure Services operated facilities. The focus of this position will involve, but not be limited to, the general operation and maintenance of the Kinsmen Arena. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Performing various preventative and reactive maintenance tasks on various facility operation systems. 
  • Monitoring facility operation systems and reporting situations requiring attention.
  • Operating and maintaining equipment. 
  • Requires the ability to maintain a positive and pleasant attitude while dealing with the users, general public and other staff. 
  • Performing basic caretaking functions. 
  • Maintaining ice at the Kinsmen Arena. 
  • Other duties as signed.
  • Preference may be given to those possessing a Level One Arena Operator's Certificate. 
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be a self-motivated individual. 
  • Be available to work shift work. 
  • Possess the ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Possess the ability to understand and comply with safety policies & procedures. 
  • Possess and maintain a valid class 5 drivers license. 
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance 
  • Possession of a valid recognized first aid certificate is an asset.
  • General handyman experience or experience working in the plumbing and carpentry trades would be an asset. 
  • Experience working in an ice arena environment is an asset.
$11.95 - $14.47 per hour.
Interested applicants may forward by 4:30 p.m. on August 25, 2006, their resume, including your reason for applying for this opportunity and the attributes you feel you possess to be successful in this position 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.




City Wide Registration Night

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Gallagher Centre Flexihall

Over 40 sport, culture and recreation groups will be in attendance 
promoting their activities and taking registrations for the upcoming year.

Please note that City Wide Registration will be ONE NIGHT ONLY this year.

For more information call Leisure Services at 786-1750




Lane / Intersection Closure Notice

Please be advised of an ongoing scheduled lane closure on Broadway Street West at Laurier Avenue. Eastbound traffic on Broadway will be reduced to one lane in this area and the intersection of Laurier Avenue and Broadway Street will be completely closed to traffic.

SaskTel will have contractors on site at this location performing construction on their facilities.

Please follow the traffic route signs posted and travel with caution in the construction area.

If you have any questions regarding this closure, please contact Rob Humphries at SaskTel at (306)777-3468.

City of Yorkton Planning & Engineering 786-1730




Construction Season!

The City of Yorkton is presently laying water pipe for the expansion of our new water treatment facility. The contractor will be working along the grid road located South of Maple Farm Equipment between Highway #10 and 16. Please slow down in this construction area and drive with extreme caution when passing all construction equipment. Have a safe and happy summer.





Hydrant Flow Testing

Hydrant flow testing will occur on August 24th and 25th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Residents and businesses could see discolored water in the areas around the Parkland Mall and Wal-Mart.




Yorkton Sanitary Landfill Information



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.
Carcasses  - Small $24.00
- Large $44.00 
Out-of-City Garbage $ 7.00/cu. yd.
Recyclable Material $ 7.50/cu. yd
- Fee to be determined on-site by City Representative
- Vehicles 1 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.
- Concrete/Brick Rubble (site designated by City):
Pieces smaller than 2 ft. x 2 ft. x 8 in. thick. $12.00/cu. yd.
Larger pieces $23.00/cu. yd.
- Any fill or excavated dirt that is removed from any work area must be kept free from other construction materials and must stay within the city Limits to a site that is approved by the City. The City will not charge nor will it pay for this material. No charge

(Includes Opening and Covering Fees) FEES
(minimum - 1 cu. yd. charged)
Within City Limits $40.00/cu. yd.
Outside City Limits $60.00/cu. yd.



Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-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.



City of Yorkton Cemetery Notice

The City of Yorkton will be completing a clean-up of the cemetery in accordance with

Bylaw # 1/2004 Section VIII, Subsection 2

'the caretaker will remove any stand, holder, vase or receptacle that is not physically attached to the monument or the base'

Flowers and all other memorials will be placed beside the storage shed at the south end of the cemetery for families to recover.

All flowers or memorials placed at the graveside must be physically attached to the monument, base or foundation.




Protective Services Commission

The City of Yorkton has made an amendment to Bylaw 10/2000 (the Traffic Bylaw). The amendment to Section 37.(1) will come into force and take effect on September 1, 2006 and is as follows:

No person shall pass a School Bus, that has its safety lights and stop arms in operation, from either direction; and shall stop at least five (5) metres from the front or rear of the school bus, and shall not proceed until the operation of the school bus safety lights and stops arms have been discontinued. This provision shall apply in all areas of the City, outside of designated school zones.

If you have any questions in this regard please contact the City Detachment of the R.C.M.P. at (306) 786-2400.




Fall Swimming Lessons 

Registration starts August 1, 2006 for all swim levels.

Sign up for everything from Parent / Tot to the National Lifeguard Service.

Visit the Gallagher Centre Water Park or phone 786-1740 for more information.




Gallagher Centre Water Park Shutdown

Please be advised that the Gallagher Centre Water Park will be closed from August 21st to September 10th due to annual maintenance. We will open again on September 11th. Thank you for your patience.