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City of Yorkton News
January 5 to January 11, 2006



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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission 

The next meeting of the Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission will be held on:

Date:  January 12, 2006
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall



Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 3/2006

The Council of the City of Yorkton gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No. 3/2006 to authorize the closing of the following street:

Firstly: "All of Riverside Terrace as shown on Reg'd Plan No. 00Y10405, in the City of Yorkton, Saskatchewan."

The area is more specifically shown by the shaded area on the map below.

The proposed Bylaw No. 3/2006 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 am and 4:00 pm, all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday, January 20, 2006.

This road closure is required as part of the newly revised Riverside Terrace Proposed Plan of Subdivision. The new subdivision is designed to include a 3 acre park with a circular roadway providing access to 27 lots.

Any person wishing to make oral or written representations to City Council may do so at the meeting to be held on Monday, January 23rd, 2006 at 5:00 pm in City Hall Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the public hearing in respect to this Bylaw is in session

City of Yorkton
Jeffrey Humble, PPS, MCIP
Director of Planning and Engineering
Phone: (306) 786-1727




Public Notice
Discretionary Use Application 

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 74 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983 hereby gives notice of its intention to consider a Discretionary Use Application for:

257 Third Avenue North 
Lot 78, Block 10, Plan No. 00Y00270

The Discretionary Use, which is being applied for is to allow for the development of a Daycare at this location.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday, January 9, 2006 in 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 
Manager of Building Services 
Telephone: (306) 786-1710 




Next Council Meeting

Happy New Year!

The next council meeting will be held on January 9, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Business Improvement District (BID)
Management Board Members

The City of Yorkton is advertising for interested persons who wish to be appointed to the Business Improvement District Management Board for 2006. Persons to be appointed shall be property owners or business operators in the District or a nominee of a corporation, which operates a business in the district.

For additional information, please contact the City Clerk's office at 786-1708.




Attention: Dog Owners
Re: 2006 Dog Licenses

Vaccinations and Licenses: 

Dogs in the City of Yorkton are required to have up-to-date vaccinations and licenses each year.

Pursuant to Section 3(1) of the City of Yorkton Animal Control Bylaw, it is mandatory for any person who keeps, possesses, harbors or has charge of or control over any dog to obtain a license and place it's tag on the dog's collar. For previous license holders, you must obtain a new license for the upcoming year between October 1st and January 31st. For new dog owners, you must obtain a license as soon as you come into possession of the dog.

Annual license fee rates are follows:
Male - $20.00 Female - $20.00 Spayed or emasculated - $10.00
Pups between the age of 0 and 12 months who have not yet been 
spayed or emasculated - $10.00
Dog Licenses may be purchased at the following locations:
Fire Hall Companion Animal Hospital

9 Smith St. East
Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - noon 
                     and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m
Saturday - Sunday: noon - 8 p.m. 

308 Broadway St. West
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

SPCA Animal Management Services & Pet Clinic
79 Seventh Ave. South
Monday - Saturday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Thursday: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Highway #52
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Noah's Ark Pets and Supplies
383 Parkview Road
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

When applying for a license, the applicant must provide a certificate from a Veterinary Surgeon indicating that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies within two (2) years of the date of application for the license.

Bylaw Control Dept.




Proposals are Invited for a Community Grant Writer
and Cemetery Reclamation Assistant

The City of Yorkton invites proposals for a Community Grant Writer to assist in a proactive approach to endeavor to obtain new funding opportunities for the City of Yorkton and non-profit organizations as approved by the City.

The candidate must be knowledgeable in grant research and writing and familiar with Federal, Provincial, Public and Private agencies, services and programs. The Community Grant Writer will coordinate grant applications for non-profit groups and prepare project proposals for various funding agencies and community groups. Candidates must possess excellent PR, written and oral communication skills. The City of Yorkton seeks to contract the services of a Community Grant Writer on a fee-for-service basis. This position would also be responsible for assisting our Leisure Services Department with their cemetery reclamation project.

If you are interested in providing professional grant application writing for the City of Yorkton, we invite you to take on this challenging position and would appreciate your detailed proposal in this regard.

Please submit your proposal complete with three references to:
City of Yorkton Human Resources Department 
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan 
S3N 2W3 
Fax: (306) 786-6880

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




Request for Auxiliary Fire Fighter 

The City of Yorkton Fire Department 
invites applications for the position of 
Auxiliary Fire Fighter

The City of Yorkton Fire Department is recruiting Auxiliary Fire Fighters. Operating as a composite department, Auxiliary Fire Fighters provide support services. If you are interested in a new challenge and in expanding your learning, these positions provide for an energizing team building opportunity.

Visit Employment for more details.

If you have a passion for working in high charged environments, please submit a detailed resume to: 

Director of Human Resources 
City of Yorkton 
Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




Request for Tender
Yorkton Airport Terminal Cleaning Contract

NAME OF TENDER: Yorkton Airport Terminal Cleaning Contract 
TENDER MUST BE RECEIVED BY: 2:00 p.m. on January 10, 2006

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
Yorkton Airport Terminal Cleaning Contract
Department of Planning and Engineering
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3 

Details of Tender:

The City of Yorkton requires a contractor to provide cleaning services at the Yorkton Municipal Airport Terminal Building. The proposed hours required are as follows:
  • March 1 to October 31 - 3 hours per week 
  • November 1 to February 28 - 1 hours per week 
  • Any additional hours of preapproved work will be paid at the tendered hourly rate 

The City will pay for supplies, however the contractor is required to do all purchasing necessary within the regular hours of the contract.

Prices quoted shall be on an hourly basis. The City is proposing a three-year term for the contract. A formal contract will be awarded to the lowest evaluated bid for the contractors proposed term.

A draft contract agreement is available from the Planning and Engineering Department located at City Hall, 37 Third Avenue North, 2nd Floor. 

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.

Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to: 

Fran Brimacombe, Engineering 
Phone: (306)786-1730 
Fax: (306)786-6880 

The City reserves the right to reject any or all quotations. 
Lowest or any quotation not necessarily accepted.





New History Book 

The City of Yorkton is pleased to announce the 
launch of our new history book, 

Windows On Our History

The book, written by Terri Lefebvre Prince 
chronicles Yorkton's history from pre-colonization to present day.

Windows On Our History will be available for sale at Frameworks and City Hall beginning December 22nd for the holiday season.

Book Price is $35.00 (GST Included)

For more information call 
Terri Lefebvre Prince, Heritage Researcher 
at 786-1722 or e-mail: