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City of Yorkton News
June 8 to June 14, 2006



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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

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

Date:  June 13, 2006
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall



Public Notice
Sale of Property

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 101 of The Cities Act, and in accordance with Bylaw No. 8/2003 hereby gives public notice of its intention to consider selling the following property for the best price offered which may be for less than market value:

To Sell:  

Lot 18 & 19, Block 3, Registered Plan No. 99Y11400 known civically as 32 Myrtle Avenue. Approximate size is 3914.7 m2 to be used for commercial development.
Sealed quotations, clearly marked are to be received no later than 4:30 p.m., June 8, 2006 to: 

Department of Planning & Engineering 
37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan 
S2N 2W3 
Attention: Fran Brimacombe

The sale of this property will be considered by City Council at the Council Meeting of Monday, June 12, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall at 37 Third Avenue North. Further information may be obtained by contacting Fran Brimacombe at 786-1734 or the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall or by calling 786-1717.




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on June 12, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Waterworks Operator


Reporting to the Waterworks Foreman, the Waterworks Operator is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants and associated appurtenances. The operator performs skilled work to control treatment processes along with detailed sampling, monitoring and analysis of water and wastewater and processing streams.

This work consists of rotational, non-standard hours, which consists of shift work, nights, evenings and weekends and includes stand-by and callouts.

The Water Works Operator salary is based as per collective agreement with CUPE Local 342.

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Minimum of Grade 12 or Equivalency as determined by Saskatchewan Education with Trade and Secondary Education Equivalencies considered.
  • Experience in water/wastewater treatment field and boiler operation, with preference given for a combination of training and experience in an appropriate trade.
  • Skill and knowledge related to millwright, plumbing, pipefitting, welding, carpentry and electricity.
  • Possess or ability to obtain the appropriate Environmental Operator Certification. Ability to perform strenuous physical labour.
  • Demonstrate mechanical and computer aptitude.
  • Obtain and maintain appropriate SCBA, Fireman's Boiler Certification, First Aid & CPR Certificates. 
  • Possess and maintain a Valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Drivers License. 
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by 4:30 p.m. on June 13, 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.




Sanitary Landfill
Summer Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation
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.




Notice to Dog Owners


Dog ownership has many benefits, but with ownership also comes responsibility. The City of Yorkton understands the joys pet ownership can bring. Please ensure that you clean up after your pet.

Please make every effort to observe the following bylaw requirement: Clean up after your pet: " If a dog defecates on any public or private property within the City of Yorkton other than the property of its owner, the owner of the animal shall cause the defecation to be removed immediately. This includes all city property (ie. sidewalks, parks, as well as your neighbour's lawn). Please carry a plastic bag at all times when you take your pet for a walk. " Any person owning a dog and occupying a property in the City of Yorkton shall remove any and all dog defecation from the said property on a daily basis and shall dispose of the defecation in a sanitary manner.

Thank you for being a responsible pet owner.




Gallagher Centre Water Park 
Program Times

Leisure Swim

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Family Swim

Sunday: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
*Parents must accompany children!


Pre-School (0-2years)  FREE
Child (3-14 years)  $3.00
Youth (15-17 years)  $4.00
Adult (18+ years)  $6.00
Family (immediate)  $15.00 
Aquacize Drop-in  $6.00

Program times subject to change. 
For more information on Water Park Programs, 
please call 786-1740.




Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Summer Hours of Operation 

 (May 1, 2006 TO September 15, 2006)

NOON to 7:00 p.m.

NOON to 9:00 p.m.

NOON to 5:00 p.m.



The Kinsmen Walking Track will open at 8:30 a.m. Monday to Friday throughout the summer months.

For more information call 786-1776.




S-CAPE 2006

Summer Cultural Arts and Physical Activity Experiences 
Sports, games, crafts, special guests, field trips and more

July 4 - August 18, 2006

For children ages 6 - 11

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday to Thursday 
9:00 a.m. to NOON 
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fridays 9:00 a.m. to NOON

Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
Gallagher Centre Flexihall

$2.00 daily drop-in fee or $40.00 for a summer pass

For more information contact our summer programmers 
Bret, Cole Jana, or Stefanie at: 




New History Book

Windows On Our History 
is for sale at 
City Hall, Tourism Yorkton, 
Frameworks on Broadway, 
and the Western Development Museum.

Price is $35.00 (GST Included)

Or, mail orders are also accepted. 
Add $10.00 postage and handling. 
Total $45.00 payable to the City of Yorkton 
Box 400 Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3

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




Garage Sales Signs

Spring and Summer are the time of year for yard and garage sales. It is illegal to place signs of any type, including those for yard sales, on boulevards, lamp posts, sidewalks or other City property. Your best advertising is still your local newspaper. Garage Sale signs are to be placed on your own private property for location identification.

City of Yorkton Sign Regulations Bylaw #16/2003 states the following:

  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to a fence, pole, tree, or any object in a public street or place.
  • No advertisement shall be permitted which is attached to or standing on the ground in any public street or place.

Signs in violation of this bylaw will be picked up at owner's expense.

Bylaw Control Dept.




Yorkton in Bloom 2006

For the past ten years the Yorkton In Bloom Committee has promoted the Local Grounds Competition. This is an exciting program that focuses on beautification of the city. This initiative was designed to involve the citizens of Yorkton in the challenge of improving the visual appeal of our city, and to compete for local awards.

Categories for the 2006 Local Grounds Competition are as follows 
Best Home Grounds (Front Yard) 
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard) 
Best Mobile Home Grounds 
Best Vegetable Garden 
Best Apartment Garden 
Best Senior Housing Unit 
Best Senior Housing Complex 
Best Senior Housing Deck/Balcony
Best Industrial Grounds 
Best Institutional Grounds 
Best Commercial Grounds 
Most Improved Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Grounds 
Best Residential Street, Avenue, Crescent, Bay, etc.

The Committee is sponsoring a Golden Bloom Award. 
Individuals 75 years and older may enter the following categories 

Best Home Grounds (Front Yard) 
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard) 
Best Mobile Home Grounds 
Best Vegetable Garden Best 
Apartment Garden 
Best Senior Housing Unit

The Yorkton & District Horticultural Society will be hosting a Yard & Garden Tour on Friday, August 4, 2006 of the winning entries. The public is welcome to take part in the tour.

Deadline for entries is Friday July 21, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. 
Judging will take place from July 24 - 26, 2006

Presentation of Awards at the Silver Heights Park Party 
on August 2, 2006

To register contact Leisure Services at 786-1750.