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City of Yorkton News
June 15 to June 21, 2006



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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

Yorkton Public Library Board 
The next meeting of the Yorkton Public Library Board will be held on:

Date:  June 20, 2006
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room



Public Notice
Long-term Debt Limit

Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Yorkton intends to apply to the Provincial Municipal Board for a long-term debt limit of $42,000,000 representing two times the City's annual revenues. This matter will be considered initially at the Council Meeting of Monday, July 17th, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 37 Third Avenue North.

Anyone wishing to make representation to Council with respect to this matter should notify the City Clerk's office at 786-1717 by Wednesday, July 12th 2006 at 12:00 noon.

For further information call the Director of Finance at 786-1721.




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on July 17, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Building Permits

Please note, that pursuant to City of Yorkton Bylaw No. 28/2002, all persons in the City of Yorkton intending to construct, erect, place, alter, repair, renovate, demolish, relocate, remove, or change occupancy of any building within the City of Yorkton are required to apply to the Building Services Office of the City of Yorkton and pay such fee as is described in Bylaw 28/2002.
Value of Construction         Permit Fee 
First $100,000.00 $5.00/$1,000.00
Balance Over $100,000.00 $4.00/$1,000.00
Demolition Or Removal Permits $25.00
Minimum Permit Fee $25.00
For Work Commenced Prior to Issuance of Permit  2 x Calculated Permit Fee

For additional information phone 786-1710.




Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Birthday Parties 
Please call 786-1776
 for rates and bookings.

Kinsmen Walking Track Summer Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday 

Closed on all stat holidays.

$1 per visit or monthly pass for $15




Gallagher Centre Water Park 
Father's Day Swim

Sunday, June 18, 2006 
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The first 50 fathers will get in 
FREE with any paid admission.

For more information call 786-1740.




Party In The Park 2006 

Party In The Park 2006 Spend an evening in the park listening to local entertainers, have a hot dog and a drink and just enjoy being outdoors.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 
Weinmaster Park

Wednesday, August 2, 2006 
Silver Heights Park

If you are a performer and would like to get involved, give us a call at the Leisure Services office at 786-1750.




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.




Bill Payment Options

Did You Know?...

You can pay your water bill and property taxes at the bank. No more line-ups, late appointments, or racing to beat business hours!!

  1. Register your 7-Digit Water Bill Account # and your 12-Digit Tax Bill Roll # with your Bank. 

  2. When you receive your bill, pay it over the phone, through the PC, or at an automated teller machine.




Having a 
Special Anniversary or a Milestone Birthday?

The City of Yorkton would like to recognize citizens of Yorkton who are celebrating a "milestone birthday" or Golden Anniversary or better, by sending a letter and congratulatory certificate.

If you, or someone you know, will be celebrating such an occasion, please 
contact City Hall at 786-1705.