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City of Yorkton News
September 28 to October 4, 2006


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Public Notice 
Purchasing of Goods and Services Policy

Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Yorkton intends to consider adopting a new Purchasing of Goods and Services Policy No. 10.110. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that value for goods and services purchased is obtained, to establish limits on purchasing authority for the various departments and to provide accountability in this process.

Any person wishing to make oral or written representations to City Council may do so at the Council meeting to be held on Monday, October 16, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 37 Third Avenue North.

In order to view the draft policy or for further information, please call the Director of Finance, Lonnie Kaal at 786-1721




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on October 16, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.




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 




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




Request for Quotation
Janitorial Services

Name of Quotation: Janitorial Services City Hall / R.C.M.P / Postal Boxes
Quotation must be received by: 4:00 p.m. on October 6 , 2006

Please send sealed Quotation clearly marked:
Department of Leisure Services 
City of Yorkton 
Box 400 
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3

Details of Quotation:
Proposal specifications are available at Leisure Services, 2nd floor, City Hall, 37 - 3rd Avenue North, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Any questions must be sent to the contact person, via-email to , no later than 1 week prior to the quotation closing date.

Quotations will not be considered if an on-site inspection has not been completed prior to quotation being submitted.

Quotations shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for Quotation closing.

Quotations received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened.

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

Dennis Woroschuk, Facilities Manager 
Phone: 621-5320 
Fax: 786-6880 

The City reserves the right to reject any or all quotations. 
Lowest or any quotation not necessarily accepted.





City of Yorkton
Vision and Mission Statement

The City of Yorkton 
is a growing, dynamic, regional centre, 
where good things happen.

Working with our community, our committed and skilled 
Staff make Yorkton the friendliest, safest and most 
desirable city in which to live and grow.




Yorkton Sanitary Landfill
Fall and Winter Hours of Operation

The fall and winter landfill hours are as follows:


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


Monday to Friday:  
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


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




Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Hours of Operation

Starting Monday September 18th, 2006

Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 10:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday
NOON to 5:00 pm

We are open on all stat holidays from 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The GHCC will be CLOSED from 
December 24th to 26th, 2006

For more information call the GHCC at 786-1776




Downtown Parking 

Limited Free Parking:
A person may park a vehicle downtown on any block on any street (except where otherwise posted), once daily occupying only one (1) parking stall, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and once daily, occupying only one (1) parking stall between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for a maximum of 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon, Monday to Friday.

There is also free parking available in the parking lot located at the corner of Betts Ave. and Smith Street (west side).

Worry-Free Parking:
You may purchase a worry-free, full-day parking pass in the downtown core at a cost of: 
$10         1 month 
$20         3 months 
$30         6 months 
$50       12 months

Valid at all City of Yorkton parking lots which are located at the corner of First Ave. & Smith St. (east side); corner of First Ave. & Smith St. (west side of Fire Hall); and Myrtle Ave. between Broadway & Smith St.

Parking Meter Rates:
1) Downtown Parking: Coin-operated meters are available for parking to a maximum of 15 minutes in certain "high demand" areas.
2) Public Parking lots: Coin-operated meters are offered for your convenience at the following rates: 
$0.10 25 minutes
$0.25 1 hour 
Maximum five-hour limit.
Parking Tickets:
For your convenience, there is a slot located in the front entrance of City Hall for the purpose of paying parking tickets, water bills, etc.

 For more information on municipal bylaws, call 786-1717.




Notice to Dog Owners

Dog ownership has many benefits, but with ownership also comes responsibility. The City of Yorkton understands the joys pet ownership can bring, but must also ensure that the rights of all citizens are not infringed upon by irresponsible pet owners.

Please make every effort to observe the following bylaw requirement: 

  1. Clean up after your pet. 
    • If a dog defecates on any public or private property within the City of Yorkton other than the property of its owner, the owner of the animal shall cause the defecation to be removed immediately. Please carry a plastic bag at all times when you take your pet for a walk. 
    • Any person owning a dog and occupying a property in the City of Yorkton shall remove any and all dog defecation from the said property on a daily basis and shall dispose of the defecation in a sanitary manner.

Thank you for being a responsible pet owner.