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City of Yorkton News
December 21 to December 27, 2006  

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Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 29/2006

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. 29/2006 to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 as follows and effecting the property listed in Schedule “A”.

  1. Amending Section 3.5 DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS: DISCRETIONARY USES subsections 3.5.4 and 3.5.5 

    The purpose of amendments 1 and 2 are to allow notification by personal
    service and to increase public awareness of discretionary uses.

  2. Amending Sections 10.1 LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (R-2) Subsection 10.1.2 Discretionary Uses, 11.1 MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (R-3) Subsection 11.1.2 Discretionary Uses,  13.1 MIXED DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (R-5) Subsection 13.1.2 Discretionary Uses.

    The purpose of Amendments 3, 4 and 5 is to allow the continued use of existing Residential Care Facilities located in the residential districts and to allow the  development of additional facilities if required.

  3. Amending Section19.1 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT (MI-1) Subsection 19.1.2 Discretionary Uses.

    The purpose of amendment 6 is to allow the continued use of existing Heavy Industry located in the MI-1 Zone and to allow development of additional Industrial plants if required.

  4. Amending the Zoning Map by changing the Zoning of the property  listed  in Schedule "A"  and shown on the appended map inside the Bold dashed lines from MI-1 Light Industrial to MI-2 Heavy Industrial.


Lot 1 Block 1 Plan 89Y07051     
Lots 2 ,3, 4 and 5 Block 1 Plan 89Y07051 
Parcels 152112440 and 152854218 in SW 10-26-4 W2
Parcels 152112406, 152112383 and 152112361 in SW 10-26-4 W2
Parcel 152198837 in SE 10-26-4 W2
Parcel 152854230 in SE  9-26-4 W2
Parcel 145520502 in SW 9-26-4 W

The purpose of Amendment 7 is to allow the continued use of Heavy Industrial Development in the area and to permit future Heavy Industrial development adjacent to Railways and Highway Access.

The proposed bylaw zoning amendment may be inspected in the office of the Director of Planning and Engineering, 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, January 5th, 2007.  Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on January 8th, 2007 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.    

Roger Hunter, MCIP
Director of Planning and Engineering




Public Notice
Commissions of Council - 2007

The City of Yorkton is inviting applications from people interested in serving on the various Commissions of Council for the year 2007.  Appointments will be made early in January to the following: 

  • Development Appeals Board
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Leisure Services Commission (includes Municipal Heritage Advisory, Arts Sub-Commission, and Deer Park Advisory)
  • Municipal Planning Commission (includes Public Transit and Airport Services)
  • Yorkton Local Library Board and Parkland Regional Library Board
  • Yorkton Housing Corporation
  • Protective Services Commission

Please provide a brief letter of application by December 31st, 2006 to the undersigned at Box 400, Yorkton, Sask. S3N 2W3.  The application should include a brief description of experience, qualifications and reasons for applying.  If you require any information, please call 786-1701.

City of Yorkton




Public Notice
Notice of Call for Nominations

LGEA [subsection 45(1)]


Christ the Teacher R.C.S.S.D. No. 212 By-Election

Public Notice is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the office of:

Positions Available for Office # to be Elected
Board Member: Christ the Teacher R.C.S.S.D. No. 212

will be received by Bonnie Schenher, Associate Returning Officer,
commencing on December 11, 2006
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2007
at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall,
37 Third Avenue North, Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Nomination Forms may be obtained from:
City Clerk’s Office, City Hall
37 Third Avenue North

2006 Christ the Teacher By-Election

Dated this 7th day of December, 2006.




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on January 8, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.




Holiday Hours


Friday, December 22nd
    Kinsmen Arena CLOSED


Saturday, December 23rd
    Kinsmen Arena CLOSED
    Sanitary Landfill closes at 2:00 p.m.
    Dial-a-Bus Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 24th
    Kinsmen Arena CLOSED
    Gloria Hayden CLOSED
    Water Park closes at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, December 25th
    City Hall CLOSED
    Kinsmen Arena CLOSED
    Gloria Hayden CLOSED
    Gallagher Centre CLOSED
    Sanitary Landfill CLOSED
    No Dial-a Bus Service

Tuesday, December 26th
    City Hall CLOSED
    Gloria Hayden CLOSED
    Sanitary Landfill CLOSED
    No Dial-a Bus Service

Sunday, December 31st
    Water Park closes at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, January 1st
    City Hall CLOSED
    Sanitary Landfill CLOSED
    No Dial-a Bus Service

Sanitary Landfill
Regular Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Water Park Schedules available at
Gallagher Centre Water Park

After Hours Emergency
Phone: 786-1799



"Green Sweep" Holiday Schedule
(Curbside Recycling)

Prairie Harvest Employment Program’s
“Green Sweep”
(Curbside Recycling)

Curbside Recycling will be cancelled from December 25 to 29, 2006 and on Monday, January 1, 2007. There will be an extra pick up day for the PINK area, (regular Monday pickup) on Friday, December 22, 2006. The Christmas season means increased volumes of recyclables especially cardboard. Curbside Recycling Systems CAN NOT accommodate large sizes and quantities of cardboard. Please consider making a trip to the Kinsmen Recycling Center or a community blue bin to deposit excessive quantities of recyclables. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation!

Thank you for participating in the “Green Sweep” program and helping to make Yorkton “a place where good things happen”.

If you do not have a blue container call 786-1840 to receive one.

Prairie Harvest Employment Program
wishes the community and people of Yorkton
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!




Festive Family Fun

at the Gallagher Centre

New Year’s Eve
Sunday, December 31, 2006

Toonie Swim at the WaterPark
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Public Skating
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information call 786-1740.




Gallagher Centre Water Park
Holiday Toonie Swims

December 24th
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

December 31st
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All Pool Admissions are only a TOONIE!

Please note that the Water Park will close at 5:00 p.m. on December 24th and 31st.

For more information call 786-1740.




Christmas Break
Kids Convention

An opportunity for children to
participate in recreational activities
over the Christmas break.
A variety of sports, games and crafts
with a seasonal theme.

December 27 - 29, 2006
January 2 – 5, 2007

Gloria Hayden Community Centre
8:00am to NOON; 1:00pm to 5:00pm
(lunch hour will be supervised if required)
$70.00/participant for the program

Only 25 registrations will be taken.
To register call the G.H.C.C. at 786-1776.




Cross Country Ski Trails

Six kilometers of classic cross country ski trails have been groomed at Deer Park Municipal Golf Course by volunteers from the Yorkton Cross Country Ski Club.

Trail Fees:
Payable at the trailhead at Deer Park

For more information call Merlon at 782-5569, or Leisure Services at 786-1750.




Attention: New Business Owners

Have you started a new business or are you opening a new business in Yorkton and haven't purchased your business license yet?

From November 1st until December 31st of this year only, we will waive the  $50.00 application fee if you apply for your business license now.   Don't delay!

You can call 786-1709 for further information,
or visit the Building Services Dept., 2nd Floor, City Hall.  




2007 Historical Calendar

Celebrating Yorkton’s 125 years of settlement.
Includes historic photos & anecdotes.

$10.00 including GST
Available at Frameworks on Broadway,
City Hall, Quick Print, & Tourism Yorkton