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City of Yorkton News
September 7 to September 13, 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:  September 13, 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:  September 14, 2006
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall 

Leisure Services Commission 
The next meeting of the Leisure Services Commission will be held on:

Date:  September 12, 2006
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall



Public Notice 
Notice of Call for Nominations

LGEA [subsection 45(1)]


Municipal Elections

Public Notice is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the offices 

Positions Available 
for Office 

Number to be 

Mayor:   City of Yorkton 1
Councillor:  City of Yorkton  6

will be received by Bonnie Schenher,
Associate Returning Officer,
commencing on August 30, 2006
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2006
at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall,
37 Third Avenue North, Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Nomination Form - Mayor
Nomination Form - Councillor

Nomination Forms may also be obtained from:
City Clerk’s Office, City Hall 
37 Third Avenue North 

Dated this 30th day of August, 2006.





Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on September 11, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Director of Planning and Engineering


Located on the Yellowhead Highway, Yorkton is a progressive community of approximately 17,000 people serving as a hub to the Parkland region. Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities and provides the quality of life of a smaller community. 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.

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. This position shall remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.
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.




Job Opportunity
Facilities Labourer III


Reporting to the Parks and Arena Manager, the Facilities Labourer III performs various duties related to the general operation of the various Leisure Services operated facilities. The focus of this position will involve, but not be limited to, the general operation and maintenance of the Kinsmen Arena. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Performing various preventative and reactive maintenance tasks on various facility operation systems. 
  • Monitoring facility operation systems and reporting situations requiring attention.
  • Operating and maintaining equipment. 
  • Requires the ability to maintain a positive and pleasant attitude while dealing with the users, general public and other staff.
  • Performing basic caretaking functions.
  • Maintaining ice at the Kinsmen Arena.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Preference may be given to those possessing a Level One Arena Operator's Certificate. 
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Be a self-motivated individual. 
  • Be available to work shift work. 
  • Possess the ability to work with limited supervision. 
  • Possess the ability to understand and comply with safety policies & procedures.
  • Possess and maintain a valid class 5 drivers license.
  • Possess and maintain RCMP security clearance 
  • Possession of a valid recognized first aid certificate is an asset.
  • General handyman experience or experience working in the plumbing and carpentry trades would be an asset.
  • Experience working in an ice arena environment is an asset.
$13.65 - $16.53 per hour
Interested applicants may forward by 4:30 p.m. on September 15, 2006, their resume along with 3 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.




Interested in Aquatics 

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding part-time job? 
The Gallagher Centre Water Park is looking for part-time lifeguards, swim lesson instructors, and aquacize leaders. 
Lifeguards will require Standard First Aid, CPR C, Bronze Cross or NLS. 
Certification courses are available.

Call the Gallagher Centre Water Park at 786-1740 for more information.

Please submit a resume to: 
Human Resources Dept. 
City of Yorkton 
Box 400 
Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3 
Fax: 786-6880 




Grand Opening of the 
Gallagher Centre

455 Broadway Street West - Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Opening Ceremonies
2:00 p.m. - Flexi-Hall

Free Swimming
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.;3:30 to 5:00 p.m.; & 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
~ Advance Passes Required ~
Passes available at the Gallagher Centre Information Kiosk, Leisure Services at
City Hall and the Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Free Skating
1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

~ Gallagher Centre tours will take place throughout the afternoon ~

Free Bouncers & Face Painting
1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Grand Opening Cabaret with Trooper
Opening Band - Third Degree Birnz
8:00 p.m. ~ Curling Rink
~ Advance Tickets Required ~ $25.00 ~
~ Must be 19 or over to attend ~
~ Tickets available through Ticketmaster at the Gallagher Centre ~

For more information call 786-1740
Gallagher Centre




Lane / Intersection Closure Notice

Please be advised of an ongoing scheduled lane closure on Broadway Street West at Laurier Avenue. Eastbound traffic on Broadway will be reduced to one lane in this area and the intersection of Laurier Avenue and Broadway Street will be completely closed to traffic.

SaskTel will have contractors on site at this location performing construction on their facilities.

Please follow the traffic route signs posted and travel with caution in the construction area.

If you have any questions regarding this closure, please contact Rob Humphries at SaskTel at (306)777-3468.

City of Yorkton Planning & Engineering 786-1730




Construction Season!

The City of Yorkton is presently laying water pipe for the expansion of our new water treatment facility. The contractor will be working along the grid road located South of Maple Farm Equipment between Highway #10 and 16. Please slow down in this construction area and drive with extreme caution when passing all construction equipment. Have a safe and happy summer.





Temporary Street Closure Notice

Please be advised of a scheduled street closure on Third Avenue North between Smith Street and Broadway Street East during the Painted Hand Casino's Annual Great Race and Ping Pong Ball Drop on Saturday, September 9, 2006.

Locations and times for the closure are as follows:

  • Smith Street to Terry's Pawn & Bargain Shop
  • Smith Street to Alley Entrance on Third Avenue
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We apologize for any inconveniences as a result of this closure.

City of Yorkton 
Planning & Engineering




Yorkton Sanitary Landfill
Hours of Operation



Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.




For Sale: Motor Grader

1986 Caterpillar 140G Motor Grader Serial #72V09924
3306 engine, 14.00 R24 tires, High ROPS cab, accumulators, 
air dryer, 14 ft moldboard, driveway snow gate, 17,826 hrs.

This unit is well maintained as per a preventative maintenance schedule. Service history is available upon request. $62,500 o.b.o. (minimum reserve price applying).

For more information or to view please call Trent, Theo or John at the City of Yorkton, (306) 786-1760.




Protective Services Commission

The City of Yorkton has made an amendment to Bylaw 10/2000 (the Traffic Bylaw). The amendment to Section 37.(1) will come into force and take effect on September 1, 2006 and is as follows:

No person shall pass a School Bus, that has its safety lights and stop arms in operation, from either direction; and shall stop at least five (5) metres from the front or rear of the school bus, and shall not proceed until the operation of the school bus safety lights and stops arms have been discontinued. This provision shall apply in all areas of the City, outside of designated school zones.

If you have any questions in this regard please contact the City Detachment of the R.C.M.P. at (306) 786-2400.




Gallagher Centre Water Park Shutdown

Please be advised that the Gallagher Centre Water Park will be closed from August 21st to September 10th due to annual maintenance. We will open again on September 11th. Thank you for your patience.