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City of Yorkton News
March 9 to March 15, 2006



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Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 9/2006

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. 9/2006 to amend the Zoning Bylaw Map (Schedule Z-1) of Zoning Bylaw 14/2003. This Amendment will allow for the zoning of NW Section 25-25-4-2, which was recently annexed into City limits, to C-3 Highway Commercial. This amendment to the Zoning Map will be applied to the entire Section illustrated below.

The purpose of this Amendment is to allow for the future development of this area of the City in conformance with the land use and zoning requirements of the C-3 Highway Commercial District.

The proposed bylaw 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 9:00am and 4:00pm, all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday March 10, 2006. Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on March 13, 2006 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 pm. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

Jeffrey Humble 
Director of Planning and Engineering 
Phone: (306) 786-1727 




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on March 13, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunities
 Summer Programmers 

4 - Full Time Summer Culture, Recreation and Sport Programmer Positions

The programmers will be responsible for development of the Summer Programs within the City of Yorkton. You will be responsible for planning, marketing, implementing and evaluating the Summer Program for children and youth 6 -11 years of age.

  • Preference will be given to those with Recreation/Leisure training and/or related experience; 
  • Program delivery knowledge or experience; 
  • Must maintain and possess a valid Class 5 driver's license and own transportation;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Valid CPR and First Aid preferred;
  • Knowledge of computers would be an asset
$9.90 per hour (35 hours per week)

Interested applicants may forward by 4:30 p.m. on March 31, 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 

For further information call Darren Spelay, Community Program Co-ordinator at 786-1750.

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




Request For Proposal
Out-of-Scope Salary Review 

Qualified Human Resource Consultants are invited to submit a proposal to the Cities of Yorkton and Swift Current for the provision of consulting services. The successful consultant will review, evaluate and make recommendations regarding Out-of-Scope Salaries for the two cities. Detailed copies of proposal specifications are available from:
Directors of Human Resources at:

City of Yorkton 
37-3rd Ave. N. Box 400
Yorkton, SK, S3N 2W3
Telephone: (306) 786-1717
Fax: (306) 786-6880
City of Swift Current

Telephone: (306) 778-2786
Fax: (306) 778-2194

Both communities are just over 15,000 people and serve the needs of diverse and thriving communities. Due to their similar sizes, the respective communities have joined together to undertake a review of their out-of-scope salaries. The focus of the review is to ensure that both cities provide fair and competitive compensation in a changing labour market to retain staff and provide for succession planning.

Sealed proposals will be received up to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2006 by the City of Yorkton to the address listed above. The Cities of Yorkton and Swift Current reserve the right to reject any or all proposals.

In order to view the complete proposal, refer to Tenders.




Building Season is Fast Approaching!

The City of Yorkton has a large inventory of residential lots available and offers a cash back incentive on certain infill lots. For more information, please call 786-1710 or stop by Building Services located on the second floor of City Hall.

Remember that building permits are required for all construction projects over 100 sq. ft. Although exemptions may apply regarding the requirement for building permits for the replacement of siding, windows and doors, the building owner is NOT exempt from conforming with all applicable codes and regulations concerned with the alteration to the building.

All queries regarding any building project may be made to Building Services at 786-1710.




City of Yorkton Cemetery 

Effective March 13, 2006 Leisure Services will be selling plots in Block 24 (south east corner) of the City of Yorkton Cemetery.

Plots will be sold on a first come, first served basis, in accordance with City of Yorkton Cemetery Bylaw #1/2004. All purchases must be paid in full.

For more information contact Leisure Services at 786-1750.




WIN your Season Pass!

Purchase your 2006 season pass by April 12, 2006 and have your name entered for a chance to win your season pass back! (to a maximum value of $735.00)

Restrictions apply as follow: 

  • Season Pass must be purchased at Leisure Services (City Hall), and be paid in full by 4:30 p.m. April 12, 2006. 
  • Not valid for Dial-a-Bid Season Pass purchases.
  • For Adult Couple and Family Season Passes, ONLY the adult names will be entered into the draw. 
  • Winner may choose cash or credit. Credit voucher valid on golf fees only.
  • Draw will be made on April 13, 2006 with the winner to be notified by telephone.
  • Cash, Cheque, VISA and Mastercard accepted.

 Please visit Deer Park Golf Course for Fee Costs and course information. 




Easter Break Kids Convention

April 17 - 21, 2005 
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 30 children

For more information or to register call 

Sponsored by: 
City of Yorkton Leisure Services Boys & Girls Club of Yorkton




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, Sask. S3N 2W3

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