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City of Yorkton News
February 9 to February 15, 2006



There are no Public Notices at this time.


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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on February 20, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Facilities Labourer - Water Park (Part-Time) 

Reporting to the Pool Maintenance Supervisor, the Facilities Labourer performs various duties related to the general operation and maintenance of the Gallagher Centre Water Park. The focus of this position will involve customer service functions, facility maintenance, and equipment maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Performing various preventative and reactive and routine maintenance tasks on various facility operation systems.
  • Monitoring facility operation systems and reporting situations requiring attention. Operating and maintaining equipment.
  • Must maintain a good working knowledge of all City Standard operating procedures and The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. 
  • Requires the ability to maintain a positive and pleasant attitude while dealing with the users, general public and other staff.
  • Must be able to work shift work, holidays and weekends on a rotating basis with limited supervision. 
  • Performing basic caretaking functions.
  • Grade XII Education 
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Pool Operator's Certificate.
  • Experience in water treatment is an asset. 
  • Self motivated with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Possess or be willing to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification. 
  • General handyman experience or experience working in the plumbing and carpentry trades would be an asset. 
  • Preference may be given to employees who reside within the corporate limits of the City of Yorkton.
  • Possess and maintain a valid class 5 drivers license.
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
$11.95 - $14.47 per hour. (Minimum of 20 hours per week)

DEADLINE: Interested applicants may forward by 4:30 p.m. on February 17, 2006, their resume, along with three references, 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.




Job Opportunity
Seasonal Parks foreman 

Reporting to the Parks & Arena Manager the Seasonal Parks Foreman shall assist in the coordination, supervision and safe, effective and efficient maintenance of all City Parks, outdoor recreation facilities, urban forestry, pest control horticultural services and the city cemetery for a period of approximately 9 months (March to November) annually.

Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Hires seasonal, casual and summer staff. 
  • Develops, assigns and schedules staff and equipment for all grass cutting operations and assists with the overall operations of the Parks Division. 
  • Identifies and implements staff training, work procedures and safety measures and is responsible for disciplinary action and performance feedback. 
  • Ensure staff have proper training prior to operating equipment. 
  • Supervises all employees and oversees contractors to ensure compliance with the OH&S Act and Regulations. 
  • Responsible for monitoring expenses and revenues and providing recommendations for budget revisions and purchases for Parks Division equipment and facilities. 
  • Assists with the preparation of proposals for the design and development of new park facilities and capital improvements. 
  • Responsible for tendering all equipment requirements and ensures all purchases are completed in accordance with City policies. 
  • Ensures that all policies and agreements are adhered to and consistently applied. 
  • Responsible for inventory of tools and equipment.
  • Grade XII education. 
  • A certificate from a recognized Horticultural Program or related post-secondary education will be considered an asset. 
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of grounds maintenance with preference given to a candidate possessing experience with turf irrigation systems.
  • Demonstrated strong managerial, communication and human relation skills. 
  • Experience in equipment maintenance, equipment operations and be mechanically inclined.
  • Arena facility maintenance and a working knowledge of or certification in the Playground Safety Institute Program considered an asset. 
  • Must possess or be able to obtain Pest Control Application certification. 
  • Experience with working in a unionized environment and the ability to interpret the Collective Agreement. 
  • Possess and maintain R.C.M.P. security clearance and a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver's licence.

DEADLINE Applicants are to submit their resumes complete with three references and telephone number, no later than 4:30 p.m. February 17, 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.




Snowmobile Regulations 
Bylaw No. 8/2000

1. No person shall drive or operate a snowmobile whether it is licensed or not on any of the following:
street, lane, avenue, highway, boulevard, park or playground within the corporate limits of the City of Yorkton.
2. Operation of licensed snowmobiles shall be permitted in accordance with Bylaw No. 8/2000 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on the routes designated in Schedule "A" of this bylaw <see below>.
Any person who contravenes any provisions of this bylaw may face fines and/or the snowmobile will be seized and impounded for a period of up to thirty (30) days.

To report an infraction of this bylaw you can contact the Yorkton RCMP City Detachment or the Bylaw Enforcement Office. For more information pertaining to this bylaw contact the Bylaw Enforcement Office at 786-1725.

Bylaw Control





Scrapbooking Workshop

Yorkton Public Library 

with Krista Penner of 
Moments to Remember

Wed. February 15, 2006
7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Location: Rotary Programming Room

Pre-registration required. 
Everyone is Welcome. Program is free.
For more information, please call 783-3523





Making Sweetheart Cookies

Attention: Children
Ages 5 12yrs.
Making Sweetheart Cookies
kids Crafts N/C
February 15,2006
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Yorkton Public Library
Ph: 7833523
Please Register




February Break Kids Convention

February 13 - 17, 2006 
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 25 children

For more information or to register call 786-1776.




February Break
Water Park Leisure Swims

February 13th - 17th: 
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.




Free Public Skating
Kinsmen Arena

Public Skating: 
Monday Nights 
7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors: 
Wednesday Afternoons 
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All programs FREE of CHARGE.




Public Skating 
Farrell Agencies Arena


Sunday Nights 
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Adults $3 
Children (6-17 years) $2