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May 18 to May 24, 2006



There are no Public Notices at this time.



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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on May 29, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Waterworks Foreman

Applications are invited for the position of 
Waterworks Foreman

Reporting to the Waterworks Manager, the Waterworks Foreman's responsibility is to provide front line technical support and primary supervision for the Water Treatment Plant and Pollution Control Plant. The Waterworks Foreman will supervise analytical laboratory work for operations, process and quality control, co-ordinates the mainline flushing program with the Sewer and Water Foreman, manage the bio-solids application, oversees personnel administration, budget preparation, control and reporting systems and landfill operations.

The Water Works Foreman is responsible for hiring, training, performance and follow-up within a unionized environment. Must be able to meet the objectives and policies as set by the City. The position is also given great latitude for creative and innovative opportunities. The ideal candidate will possess: 

  • A diploma in Civil Engineering or Water Science Technology or equivalent.
  • Possess or be able to obtain Saskatchewan Environment Certification in: Wastewater Treatment Class 4, Water Treatment Class 3, Water Distribution Class 3, Wastewater Collection Class 3. 
  • Obtain Fireman's Certification 
  • Candidates must demonstrate a working knowledge of; analytical lab equipment, procedures, quality control, computer spreadsheet and word processing programs, as well as, excellent verbal, written and supervisory skills. 
  • A high degree of personal initiative, good planning and organizational skills.
  • Five years experience with at least two years at the supervisory level demonstrating a thorough knowledge of water and wastewater. 
  • Eligibility for membership in SASTT. 
  • A team player fostering positive communication with staff, contractors and citizens. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver's license. 
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package. For further information and a complete job description visit Employment.
Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by June 2, 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.



Job Opportunity
Temporary Probationary Fire Fighters

Job Opportunity Applications are invited for the position of 

Reporting to the Fire Chief and Deputies the Temporary Probationary Fire Fighters shall be used to augment Full-Time Fire Fighting Staff on an as needed basis for vacation, sick leave, disability leave, training leave or any other approved absences.

Applicants must be able to: 
  • carry out a wide variety of duties under the supervision of senior fire fighting staff; 
  • maintain an extensive knowledge of fire operations, apparatus, equipment and methods used in combating, extinguishing and preventing fires; 
  • comply with all City policies, procedures and OH & S safety regulations and work cooperatively in a team environment; 
  • be able to perform shift work and be available for call back duties.
  • Grade 12 or GED equivalency; 
  • As a minimum Level 1 - 1001 I.F.S.A.C. Fire Fighter certification, with preference given to those who have graduated from a recognized Fire College or have equivalent IFSAC/NFPA certification. 
  • CPR and First Aid Certificates; 
  • Must possess and maintain valid Class 5 driver's license, preference will be given to those who have Air Brakes Endorsement; 
  • Must be in good physical fitness, pass a physical fitness evaluation and maintain a high standard of physical conditioning being able to perform physical fire fighting duties under adverse conditions; 
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP Security Clearance; 
  • 18 years of age; 
  • Provide a medical certificate signifying that no disabling conditions exist which may prohibit effective and efficient job performance, or jeopardize the health and safety of co-workers; 
  • Must meet the Canadian Vision Standard for Fire Fighters; 
  • Successfully complete Fire Department job related skill testing; 
  • Consideration may be given to candidates who reside within the corporate limits of the City of Yorkton.
In accordance with the current Fire Fighters Collective Agreement $14.19 per hour for 2004.
Interested applicants may forward a detailed resume complete with three references 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.




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.



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.




City of Yorkton Skate Park
Location Meeting 

The City of Yorkton will be holding a meeting for skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX riders on the following date to discuss the location of the City of Yorkton Skate Park:

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 
6:00 p.m. 
City Hall, Council Chambers

A meeting for public input will be held at a later date.

Skate Park Layout Concept

Proposed Skate Park Locations List

Map of Proposed Skate Park Locations
For more information call 
Darren Spelay at Leisure Services at 786-1750 
or email: 



Street Closure Notice

Please be advised of a scheduled street closure on York Road from Victoria Avenue to Myrtle Avenue on Sunday, May 28th, from 6 AM to 4 PM.

C.N. will be performing crossing maintenance in this area, weather permitting.

Please follow the outlet routes designated and avoid travel in this area during construction.

We apologize for any inconveniences.

City of Yorkton 
Public Works Department 




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.




Request for Tender
Crushing of Recycled Concrete & Asphalt  

Name of Tender:
Tender must be received by: 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23th, 2006

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
Crushing of Recycled Concrete & Asphalt Tender
Department of Planning & Engineering
City of Yorkton
Box 400Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3

Details of Tender:
Quotations are invited for the crushing of the City's recycled concrete and asphalt. The work shall include the crushing and stockpiling of the following approximate quantities of reclaimed materials:

PART A - Approximately 5,200 cubic meters of recycled concrete
PART B - Approximately 2,000 cubic meters of recycled asphalt

Contractors should note that each part shall be treated as a separate quotation. All quantities on the Schedule of Prices are approximate and the City reserves the right to adjust quantities at the time of placing order. To receive the complete tender package, please contact Trent Mandzuk, Public Works Manager at (306)786-1760.

Specifications are available at: City of Yorkton, Public Works Department, 85 York Road East, Yorkton, SK 

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.

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

Trent Mandzuk, Public Works Manager
Phone: 786-1760
Fax: 783-5933

The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders. 
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.




Gallagher Centre Water Park
Innertube Water Polo

Tuesday Nights 
May 2nd to June 27th 
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Gallagher Centre Water Park

Adults $6.00 
Youth $4.00

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.




Bicycle Licenses 

You can obtain a "one-time" license from the 
Fire Hall at 9 Smith Street East
Monday to Sunday - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Cost is $5.00 per bicycle
This license will help identify owners of bicycle(s)
recovered due to loss or theft.

Did you know...
every person riding a bicycle shall wear a CSA approved bicycle helmet.