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City of Yorkton News
May 4 to May 10, 2006



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Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

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

Date:  May 10, 2006
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Yorkton Public Library Meeting Room

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

Date:  May 11, 2006
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on May 15, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Director of Planning and Engineering

The City of Yorkton Invites Applications for a Director of Planning and Engineering

The City of Yorkton is seeking a key player for its management team, as the Director of Planning and Engineering, to evaluate, co-ordinate and implement a sound plan for the growth, development and renewal of our vibrant community. Reporting directly to the City Manager, MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Responsible for the City's Municipal Planning Services, specifically the ongoing review and application of the Development Plan and Zoning bylaw including the processes required for land use planning, sub-division approvals, development and zoning control; including overseeing the Building Inspection Division. Responsible for the Engineering Division, overseeing the planning and construction of the City infrastructure in accordance with good engineering practices. Acting as an Advisor to City Council, Administration, the Municipal Planning Commission and the Business Improvement District; Prepare reports, recommendations, policies and project proposals; Conduct research on development issues, carry out urban design projects and follow through on the Downtown Redevelopment Plan serving as a visionary in local and regional planning initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS: The preferred candidate will have a degree in Urban or Regional Planning or related profession; Five years municipal experience; Possess sound knowledge of the principals and practices of planning and be familiar with Provincial Legislation as well as municipal bylaws; Must possess strong communication/report writing and computer skills. If this challenging position interests you, please submit a covering letter with a detailed resume and three references no later than May 19, 2006 to: 

Director of Human Resources 
Box 400 - 37 Third Avenue North 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3 
Fax: 786-6880 
For further information visit Employment.

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




Proposals Invited
Grant Writer Position

Proposals are Invited for a Grant Writer Position

The City of Yorkton invites proposals for a Grant Writer to be proactive in researching and applying for new and existing funding opportunities for the City of Yorkton.

The Grant Writer will research, assess and write grant proposals for external funding sources, working in conjunction with the various departments of the City of Yorkton. You must have 2 - 5 years experience in grant research and writing and be familiar with Federal, Provincial, Public and Private agencies, services and programs. The Grant Writer must have a good understanding of Municipal Government including knowledge of the City of Yorkton operations. This position will be a key player in developing detailed plans of action for identifying external grant sources, maintaining detailed records of submissions, deadlines and follow-up and analysis. Candidates must possess excellent public relations, written and oral communication skills.

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, including remuneration requested in this regard.

Please submit your proposal complete with three references by Friday, May 19, 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 candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



Downtown Lighting Construction

Construction will be commencing for the Downtown Lighting Project on Broadway Street, Smith Street and the downtown avenues. This includes removal of existing poles and installation of new streetlights. Accommodations will be made for temporary street lighting during construction. Motorists should be aware of traffic restrictions that may exist while these areas are under construction and travel with caution.

Planning & Engineering 




Recycling Service Fee 

Effective June 1, 2006 the recycling service fee on your utility bill shall be increased from $2.00 to $4.00 per month for each residential unit in the City of Yorkton. $1.00 of this service fee increase is for the curbside recycling program. The additional $1.00 increase in the service fee will be used to offset the depressed paper market.

In order to receive your blue box for recycling, and to be put on the list for weekly pickup of recyclables, please call the Prairie Harvest Employment Program at 786-1840.

The City of Yorkton contracts with the Saskatchewan Abilities Council and the Prairie Harvest Employment Program for recycling services and looks forward to your increased participation in this program.




Yorkton Sanitary Landfill Fees

Cars  $ 2.00
and Ton Trucks, Utility Trailers, Sport Utility, Vans $ 6.00
1 Ton Trucks, Tandem Trailers, Cube Vans  $14.00
2 and 3 Ton Trucks, Tandem Trucks  $26.00
Semi-Trailer Trucks, Fifth Wheel Trailers  $37.00
Petroleum Contaminated Soil (within City Limits)
$20.00/cu. yd.
Petroleum Contaminated Soil (outside City Limits) $30.00/cu. yd.
Small Carcasses 
Large Carcasses  $44.00 
Recyclable Material
$ 7.50/cu. yd
- Fee to be determined on-site by City Representative
- Vehicles One tonne and smaller are exempt
Construction Demolition Wastes
- Clean Wood (unpainted and untreated)  entrance fee only 
- Mixed Waste (without concrete) $ 6.00/cu. yd.
- Mixed Waste (with concrete) $25.00/cu. yd.
Out-of-City Garbage
$ 7.00/cu. yd.
Asbestos - Contact the City for Rates and Arrangements


Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm 
             Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
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.

No person or persons shall operate any vehicle transporting wastes or other debris of any kind along or over any highway, street, lane, vacant lot, park or public place in the City of Yorkton unless the load is completely enclosed with a securely fastened cover as to prohibit any part of the load on the said vehicle finding its way to the roadway or adjacent premises. 



Spring Clean-Up Week

The week of Monday, May 1 to Saturday, May 6, 2006 has been declared by City Council to be "Spring Clean-Up Week".

Residents of the City of Yorkton are requested to clean their properties and improve the image and appeal of our community. To encourage participation, the City will waive the landfill entrance fee for residents of the City of Yorkton hauling in their own residential waste by car, half ton truck or utility trailer for this period.

Please note that concrete will not be accepted at the Sanitary Landfill. Please contact Public Works for additional information in this regard at 786-1760. Also, some household items are considered recyclable at Sarcan Recycling. If you require more information, please contact Planning and Engineering at 786-1730.




Street Closure 

Effective immediately:

  1. Second Avenue from Broadway to Livingstone is closed.

  2. Third Avenue at Livingstone to Second Avenue, the westbound lane will be closed.



Construction Alert

During mid-May (approximately), crews will begin the finishing touches on the roundabout at the corner of Gladstone Avenue and Bradbrooke Drive. Minor traffic restrictions can be expected.




Gallagher Centre Water Park
Bring a Buddy Swim

Monday, May 15, 2006 
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Pay for the first admission and the second admission of 
equal or less value gets in FREE!

For more information call 786-1740.




Gallagher Centre Water Park 
Victoria Day Leisure Swims

Monday, May 22, 2006
10:00 a.m. to NOON 
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Regular pool admission applies.
For more information 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.




Learn to Dance  

Dances include: foxtrot, waltz, rumba, cha cha, swing & jive

Thursday Nights 
May 4 - June 22, 2006 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Gallagher Centre - Convention Centre A

Instructor: Audrey Aamodt 
Cost is $50.00/participant 
Maximum class size is 10 couples. 
Individual registrations welcome.

To register call 786-1740.