City of Yorkton News
December 6 to December 12, 2007  

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Public Notice
Commissions of Council - 2008

The City of Yorkton is inviting applications from people interested in serving on the various Commissions of Council for the year 2008.  Appointments will be made early in January to the following:

  • Development Appeals Board
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Leisure Services Commission (includes Ravine Ecological Preserve Sub-Commission, Arts Sub-Commission, and Deer Park Advisory)
  • Municipal Planning Commission (includes Municipal Heritage Advisory, Public Transit and Airport Services)
  • Protective Services Commission
  • Solid Waste Management Committee
  • Yorkton Local Library Board and Parkland Regional Library Board
  • Yorkton Housing Corporation

Please provide a brief letter of application by December 31st, 2007 to the undersigned at Box 400, Yorkton, Sask. S3N 2W3.  The application should include a brief description of experience, qualifications and reasons for applying.  If you require any information, please call 786-1701.

City of Yorkton



Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on December 17, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.


Job Opportunity
Journeyman Mechanic


Reporting to the Public Works Shop Foreman, this position is responsible for repair and maintenance of all industrial and automotive fleet equipment.


  • Perform repairs and preventative maintenance of all City Fleet equipment including heavy duty construction equipment, heavy and light trucks, transit buses, fire trucks and small engines;
  • Performs Highway Traffic Board safety inspections and related repairs;
  • Assists in determining and ordering parts and materials necessary for repair of equipment;
  • Provide guidance to staff in areas of maintenance and repair;
  • Assist fleet committee with short and long range planning for repair or replacement of City fleet equipment
  • Follows all O.H.S. Regulations, company safety policies and standard operating procedures;
  • Completes work orders, time sheets and other reports promptly and accurately;
  • Must be available for occasional after hours emergency circumstances;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned


  • Grade 12 or equivalent;
  • Heavy Duty, Agricultural, Truck and Transport or Automotive Journeyman’s Mechanic Certificate;
  • First Aid Certificate and C.P.R. Certificate;
  • WHMIS training required;
  • Willing to obtain OHS Level I and II;
  • Must possess and maintain R.C.M.P. security clearance;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid class 5 drivers’ license and ability to obtain class 3 with Air Endorsement. 

Salary will be paid as a Tradesman in accordance with the current CUPE Local 342 Agreement.

Interested applicants may forward by December 7th, 2007 their resume including three references and your reason for applying for this opportunity and the attributes you feel you possess to be successful in this position to:

Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 400 – 37 Third Avenue North
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, SK   S3N 2W3

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.



Invitation to Bid

Sealed bids marked "Bid for City of Yorkton, Water System Expansion, Queen Street Water Treatment Plant – Contract 2:  Superstructure" will be received at the office of Associated Engineering, 199 Leonard St. North, Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 5X5 up to 2:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday, December 13, 2007.

The work consists of the construction of a water treatment plant superstructure on top of an existing concrete substructure. Contract Documents may be examined at the offices of   Associated Engineering in Regina and Saskatoon.

Contract Documents will be available for pickup by interested General Contractors at the offices of Associated Engineering, 199 Leonard Street North, Regina, Saskatchewan  S4N 5X5 and 1 – 2225 Northridge Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  S7L 6X6 on or after Friday, November 9, 2007 upon deposit of $200 per set, GST included. Deposits will be refunded only to those General Contractors who submit a qualified bid.

Technical inquiries by bidders are to be directed to Lorne Gifford at (306) 653-2137 ext: 248 or by cell (306) 260-1271.

Bids must be accompanied by the specified Bid Bond and Consent of Surety Company payable to the City of Yorkton.

Bids will remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for tender closing. Bids received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened. The City reserves the right to reject any or all quotations. The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted.

This project is partially funded by the Government of Canada and Saskatchewan through the Canada Saskatchewan Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund.

City of Yorkton
c/o Associated Engineering
1 – 2225 Northridge Drive
Saskatoon, SK  S7L 6X6



Parking During Winter Season

In consideration of upcoming winter weather and conditions, and to enable City snowplow crews to clear the streets properly, the City of Yorkton Bylaw Dept. will be enforcing Traffic Bylaw #10/2000, Sec. 45(P) which reads:

“No person shall park a vehicle on any public highway (street) for more than twenty four (24 hours).”

and Sec.21(1) reads:

“No person shall place or leave any cord or cable across or upon any public highway, sidewalk or boulevard.”

Your co-operation in ensuring that vehicles are parked on private property will help us keep our city streets clean and safe.

Bylaw Dept.



Vehicles For Sale

The City of Yorkton Parks Department has 2 fleet trucks for sale:

  • 93 Ford F150 XL
    4.9 L 6 cylinder
    135,732 km
  • 87 Dodge D150
    Slant 6
    161,322 km

Both vehicles were used in the 2007 Parks operation and can be viewed at the Parks Department at 263 Myrtle Avenue.  Asking Price: $500 each OBO

Offers will be taken up until December 7, 2007.  Please contact Brian Dudar at the Parks Department at 621-6771.



Attention: Snowmobile Operators

snowmobile In accordance with The Snowmobile Act, the Council of the City of Yorkton advises that operation of snowmobiles within the corporate boundaries of the City of Yorkton is
whether licensed or not on any street, lane, avenue, highway, boulevard, park, playground, public reserve or vacant land either owned or leased and controlled by the City of Yorkton.

Bylaw No. 20/95 allows for the operation of licensed snowmobiles on DESIGNATED SIGNED ROUTES solely for the purpose of entering and exiting the corporate boundaries of the City of Yorkton for fuel, food and shelter only.  Route maps are available at City Hall or can be viewed at City Maps.

The City Detachment of the R.C.M.P. have been asked to enforce
Bylaw No. 20/95 effective immediately.

Bylaw Dept.



Gallagher Centre Water Park
Program Times

Leisure Swim

Monday to Thursday:
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  FAMILY SWIM 
* all children must be accompanied by an adult
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.     

Pre-School (0-2years)
Child (3-14 years)  
Youth (15-17 years)  
Adult (18+ years)   
Family (immediate)    
Aquacize Drop-in 

Program times subject to change.
For more information on Water Park programs,
please call 786-1740.



Co-Ed Adult Rec Soccer

Wednesday Nights
Gallagher Centre Flexihall
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Starts October 10, 2007
Cost is $3.00/person

For more information call the
Gallagher Centre Information Kiosk at 786-1740.



Public Skating


Sunday Nights
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Admission:  $2 per person 


Public Skating:
Sunday Nights
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors Skate:
Wednesday Afternoons
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.


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