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City of Yorkton News
October 26 to November 1, 2006


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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

  Yorkton Housing Corporation Board

The next meeting of the Yorkton Housing Corporation Board will be held on:

October 31, 2006
1:15 p.m.
Independent Manor Lounge



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on October 30, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
RCMP Clerk-Steno

Job Opportunity 

Reporting directly to the S/Sgt. of the Yorkton Municipal R.C.M.P. Detachment. This is a full-time position. The ideal candidate is required to perform independent clerical work in the police department, which is relatively complex in nature. The employee will be responsible for maintaining police files, typing various reports and other correspondence. This position involves substantial contact with the public. The employee must be familiar with a wide range of policies and procedures to adequately assist the general public

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to confidentiality regulations and procedures.
  • Answer and direct incoming inquires either by phone or in person. 
  • Be able to provide or obtain information professionally and accurately. 
  • Ability to operate R.C.M.P. radio system and maintain appropriate log.
  • Maintain files in several complex computer systems. 
  • Responsible for typing letters, memorandums and legal documents. 
  • Ability to transcribe tapes from a Dictaphone. 
  • Maintain administrative and policy files. 
  • Ability to work various shifts, weekends and statutory holidays.
  • Willingness to undergo and successfully pass an enhanced reliability security clearance.
  • Successful completion from a recognized secretarial or educational facility. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Strong public relations and interpersonal skills to deal with the general public complaints and inquires.
  • Proficient use of and have a broad knowledge of computer applications, and the ability to accurately input extensive data.
  • Significant experience in performing general clerical duties, including word processing systems.
  • A high level of confidentiality is required in this position. Must be willing to take an Oath of Confidentiality.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver's license.
The salary range for this position is $28,392.00 - $34,382.40 per annum. 
For further information and a complete job description visit Employment.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by Thursday, November 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 selected for an interview will be contacted.




Road Closure
Gladstone Ave. South and Queen Street

The City of Yorkton is presently laying water pipe for the expansion of our new water treatment facility.  The contractor will be working along Queen Street completing waterline connections to existing pipelines.  To facilitate this work, this street corner will be closed for the next 6-7 days.  Please use Allanbrooke Drive for City access and slow down in any construction area.

Public Works Department





Notice Temporary Street Lane Closures 

Please be advised of the tentatively scheduled street lane closures during the building demolitions at 24 & 32 Broadway Street East and 9 Livingstone Street. Eastbound traffic on Broadway will be reduced to one lane in this area and the parking lane on the north side of Livingstone will be closed in this immediate area.

Tentative start date for these closures is October 23rd and will continue as necessary until work is complete.

Please be aware of the barricaded areas closed as a result of the construction and travel with caution in these areas.

City of Yorkton 
Planning & Engineering 




Provincial Disaster
Assistance Program (PDAP) 

If you had Uninsured Property Damage due to the Flash Flood that occurred on August 10th, 2006 in the City of Yorkton you may be eligible for assistance under the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program.

You may pick up the Claim Form and information package on the main floor of City Hall located at 37 Third Avenue North. These forms are then to be returned to City Hall for submission to the Provincial Government. For further information, please call 786-1735 or 786-1730.

Please note deadline for submission to PDAP is November 15th, 2006.




Request for Tender
2007 Underbody Plow Truck

Name of Tender:
Tender must be received by: 2:00 on November 9th, 2006

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
2007 Underbody Plow Truck
Department of Planning & Engineering 
City of Yorkton 
Box 400 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3

Details of Tender:
This tender is intended for Aftermarket suppliers capable of providing underbody plow attachments, electronic salt spreader and pre-wet attachments, controls, and U-style gravel boxes.  Interested parties will provide a heavy duty tandem truck chassis, complete with box, hoist, underbody plow and spreader attachment.  Truck suppliers will be contacted by eligible Aftermarket suppliers.

Specifications are available at: Public Works Department, 85 York Road East

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: 

John Oranchuk (Shop Foreman) or Trent Mandzuk (Director of Public Works)
Phone: 786-1760
Fax: 783-5933

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




2007 Dog Licenses

Vaccinations and Licenses: 

Dogs in the City of Yorkton are required to have up-to-date vaccinations and licenses each year.

Pursuant to Section 3(1) of the City of Yorkton Animal Control Bylaw, it is mandatory for any person who keeps, possesses, harbors or has charge of or control over any dog to obtain a license and place it's tag on the dog's collar. For previous license holders, you must obtain a new license for the upcoming year between October 1st and January 31st. For new dog owners, you must obtain a license as soon as you come into possession of the dog.

Annual license fee rates are follows:
Male - $20.00 Female - $20.00 Spayed or emasculated - $10.00
Pups between the age of 0 and 12 months who have not yet been spayed or emasculated - $10.00
Dog Licenses may be purchased at the following locations:
Fire Hall Companion Animal Hospital

9 Smith St. East
Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - noon 
                    and 4 p.m. - 8 p.m
Saturday - Sunday: noon - 8 p.m. 

308 Broadway St. West
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

SPCA Animal Management Services & Pet Clinic
79 Seventh Ave. South
Monday - Saturday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Thursday: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Highway #52
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Noah's Ark Pets and Supplies Paw Prints Pet Styling
383 Parkview Road
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

204 Tupper Avenue
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

When applying for a license, the applicant must provide a certificate from a Veterinary Surgeon indicating that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies within two (2) years of the date of application for the license.

Bylaw Control Dept.




Halloween Toonie Swim 

Tuesday, October 31st 
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
Gallagher Centre WaterPark

All admissions $2.00 
For more information call 786-1740.




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.




Monster Mash 2006 

Tuesday, October 31st 
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Agripavilion (behind the Gallagher Centre)

Face Painting Door Prizes
Entertainment Bouncers
Haunted House Candy
Games  Tots Area

For more information call 783-2582

Sponsored by: 
Boys & Girls Club of Yorkton Inc. 
City of Yorkton Leisure Services 
Zone 4 Sports Council




Public Skating 

Public Skating:
Sunday Nights 
Starting Sunday, October 1, 2006 
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person or $5 per family

Public Skating: 
Sunday Nights 
Starting October 15, 2006 
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors Skate: 
Wednesday Afternoons 
Starting October 18, 2006 
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

All programs at Kinsmen Arena are FREE of CHARGE. 
For more information call Leisure Services at 786-1750.




Drop-In Sports

Drop-In Sports at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre 
starts October 16, 2006

Monday Nights 
8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Wednesday Nights 
9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Cost is $3.00/person For more information call the G.H.C.C. at 786-1776.




City of Yorkton Archives

The CITY OF YORKTON ARCHIVES is always seeking photographs, postcards, documents, family histories, old letters, calendars, maps and small artifacts related to the history of Yorkton and immediate area.

Call 786-1722 or write to: 

Heritage Researcher, City of Yorkton 
Box 400 
Yorkton, SK 
S3N 2W3