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September 14 to September 20, 2006



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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

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

Date:  September 19, 2006
Time: 7:00 a.m.
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 25, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




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




Elm Pruning Ban

Provincial regulations prohibit pruning elm trees from April 1st to August 31st. Fresh wounds attract elm bark beetles, increasing the likelihood of infection especially during this time of year when the beetles are most active. The ban is now lifted and elm trees can be pruned. Proper pruning is key to keeping elm trees healthy and resistant to insects and diseases including Dutch Elm disease.

For further information, please contact the Parks Branch at 786-1754.




Request for Tender
2006 Supply of Granular Material

Name of Tender: 2006 Supply of Granular Material 
Tender must be received by: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21 , 2006

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
2006 Supply of Granular Material
Department of Planning & Engineering 
City of Yorkton 
Box 400 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3

Details of Tender:
The City is requesting the supply and delivery of: 
   -1,000 cubic yards of crushed gravel 
   -1,000 cubic yards of bedding sand 

Specifications are available at the Department of Planning & Engineering, 37 Third Avenue North, 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: 

Mr. Fran Brimacombe, Engineering Assistant
Phone: 786-1730
Fax: 786-6880

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




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.