City of Yorkton News
April 12 to April 18, 2007  

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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: April 19, 2007
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Community pARTners Gallery

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

Date: April 17, 2007
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Meeting Room “A” – City Hall



Public Notice
Assessment Roll

Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to subsection 187(1) of The Cities Act, the assessment roll for the City of Yorkton for the year 2007 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following days:  April 10 to May 9, 2007.

Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment or classification to the Board of Revision is required to file his or her appeal with:  The Assessor, City of Yorkton, P.O. Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3 by the 9th day of May, 2007.

For further information please contact, Kim Durdin, City Assessment Co-ordinator at 786-1736.




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on April 16, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.




Job Opportunity
Waterworks Foreman

Yorkton is seeking a key player for its Environmental Services Management Team.  If you are interested in a high quality of life and a low cost of living, then Yorkton will appeal to you.  Located on the Yellowhead Highway, Yorkton is a vibrant and progressive community of approximately 16,000 people serving as a hub to the beautiful Parkland region.  Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities and provides the quality of life of a smaller community.

Reporting to the Director of Environmental Services, the Water Works Foreman’s responsibility is to provide front line technical support and primary supervision for the Water Treatment Plant, Pollution Control Plant and Landfill. 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 April 20, 2007 at which time the review of resumes will begin, however the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

City of Yorkton Human Resources Department
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Sk.  S3N 2W3
Email:     Fax:  306-786-6880

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




Request for Tender
Airport Superintendent Contract

Tender must be received by 4:00 p.m. C.S.T on Tuesday April 17, 2007.

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:

Airport Superintendent Contract
Department of Planning and Engineering
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3

Details of Tender:

The City of Yorkton requires a contactor to provide the labour and superintendence necessary to maintain and operate airport facilities and also to ensure that the airside surfaces are safe and free from debris or conditions that could pose a hazard to operating aircraft.  The Contractor shall be responsible for the safe operation of Airport equipment fleet.

The proposed hours required are as follows:

Summer Term – 208 hours
Winter Term  –  500 hours

Prices quoted shall be on an hourly basis.  The City is proposing a three-year term for the contract.  A formal contract will be awarded to the lowest evaluated bid for the contractors proposed term.  The City reserves the right to reject any or all quotations.  The lowest or any quotation not necessarily accepted.

Specifications are available at:

Planning & Engineering, City of Yorkton, P.O. Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North, 2nd Floor, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3


  • 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 returned unopened.

Contact Person:

Inquiries regarding  the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to:

Mr. Fran Brimacombe
Engineering Assistant
Phone:  (306) 786-1730
Fax: (306) 786-6880

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




Arena Ice Available for Rent
Kinsmen Arena -- Farrel Agencies Arena

April 2nd - 19th, 2007
Please call the Scheduling Office at 786-1777 or 786-1740
for rates, times and availability.




Pedestrian Signals


Please be advised that the pedestrian signals at this intersection are currently down, but will be fixed as soon as possible. Please use caution when attempting to cross at this location.

Please remember that when crossing at a pedestrian signal, wait a few seconds after pressing the crossing button and look up for the lights to begin flashing before starting to cross the road. Proceed with caution and use your own best judgment. Remember to only start crossing the street when vehicles have come to a complete stop.




Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR-C

April 25 – 26, 2007
Wednesday  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday     8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Gallagher Centre
Cost is $110.00

For more information or to register call 786-1740.   




Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Birthday Parties
Please call 786-1776 for
rates and bookings.

Kinsmen Walking Track
Winter Hours

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
NOON to 5:00 p.m.

Stat Holidays
NOON to 5:00 p.m.

$1 per visit or monthly pass for $15




by Candace Savage

Presentation by Candace Savage
Saskatoon author, naturalist, environmentalist

Friday, April 20, 2007
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rotary Club of Yorkton Programming Room
Everyone is welcome.   Admission is free.

Sponsored by the Saskatchewan Writers Guild and the Yorkton Public Library




Deer Park Municipal Golf Course
WIN your Season Pass!

Purchase your 2007 season pass by April 17, 2007 and have your name entered for a chance to win your season pass back! (to a maximum value of $772.00)

Restrictions apply as follow:

  • Season Pass must be purchased at Leisure Service (City Hall), and be paid in full by 4:30 p.m. April 17, 2007.
  • Not valid for CTV Auction Season Pass purchases.
  • For Family Season Passes, ONLY the adult names will be entered into the draw.
  • Winner may choose cash or credit. Credit voucher valid on golf fees only.
  • Draw will be made on April 18, 2007 on the CTV news at Noon.
  • Cash, Cheque, VISA and MasterCard accepted.

Please visit Deer Park for more information.


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