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City of Yorkton News
May 31 to June 6, 2007  

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Public Notice
City Hall New Summer Hours

Please be advised that summer hours for City Hall
will be as follows:

City Hall – Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
July 3rd to August 31, 2007




Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 9/2007

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983, hereby gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No. 9/2007 to authorize a contract zone on the following property:

Lot 32, Block 3, Registered Plan No. 99Y08572, known civically as 198 Myrtle Avenue shall be rezoned (under the Contract Zoning requirements as outlined in Section 82 of The Planning and Development Act, 1983)from C-1 – City Centre Commercial to R-5 – Mixed Density Residential as outlined in bold outline on the map below.

Proposed Bylaw 9/2007

The rezoning of the property via contract agreement will allow for the continued use of an existing single detached dwelling for residential purposes, and the replacement of the dwelling should it suffer damage in excess of 75% of the value of the dwelling above the basement.

The proposed bylaw zoning amendment may be inspected in the office of the Director of Planning and Engineering, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday June 15th, 2007.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday June 18th, 2007 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00pm. Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.   

Roger Hunter, MCIP PPS
Director of Planning and Engineering
Phone 786-1730 or




Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on June 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.




2007 Property Taxes

2007 Taxes will be assessed according to each property’s school support declaration on file as of June 1, 2007.  




Job Opportunity
Director of Human Resources

Applications are invited for a
Director of Human Resources

The City of Yorkton is an affordable, progressive community experiencing excellent growth!  We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated Human Resources Professional who will provide strategic leadership and guidance in all areas of employee and labour relations.  If you would like the opportunity to be instrumental in developing a positive work culture and working closely with a management team in providing new opportunities for employees we encourage you to consider joining our team.


  • Build and maintains positive working relationships with Unions and Out-of-Scope employees;
  • Provides advice, guidance and support to the Management Team in all areas including succession planning, employee recognition, performance management, discipline, and conflict resolution; 
  • Works with employee focus groups to review and create positive, progressive HR policies and ensures compliance with labour legislation, policies and collective agreements;
  • Investigates and participates in grievance resolution and arbitration hearings if necessary;
  • Assists with compensation, job evaluations, benefits and internal equity issues;
  • Responsible for research and analysis including compensation surveys and document preparation for collective bargaining;
  • Administers the HRIS database for municipal employees;
  • Responsible for recruitment and retention initiatives and strategies, employee orientation, overseeing the Benefit Program, WCB Claims, Return-to-Work and accommodation programs and working with OHS Committees;
  • Facilitate and coordinate ongoing training and development opportunities for employees.


  • Possess a degree with a specialty in HR, an HR diploma or equivalent education and experience with at least 5 years of HR generalist experience;
  • Preference given to those candidates possessing Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation;
  • Excellent Interpersonal and problem solving skills;
  • Work in collaboration, strong communication and team building skills;
  • Experience in use of HRIS, job evaluations and Web-based tools.

Yorkton is located in the heart of the parkland and provides a great quality of life providing comfort and affordability that are second to none.  The City has a comprehensive Benefit Program and has Big City amenities with many opportunities for community involvement and youth participation.  The City prides itself on leadership development and in providing ongoing professional development for its employees.

To apply for this position, please visit Employment or submit a resume complete with three references to:  City Manager, City of Yorkton, P.O. Box 400, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3 or E-mail:

If you  are looking for a challenging opportunity, please submit your resume complete with three references no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2007.

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




Smith Street Closure
May 31 and June 1, 2007

May 31st and June 1st, 2007

Please be advised of a scheduled street closure on Smith Street between Second and Third Avenue North from the center median to the north curb.  This closure will be in effect from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm on May 31st and June 1st during the Haunts of Yorkton Finale Event.

No parking will be allowed on the north side of Smith Street from Second to Third Avenue North on May 31st and June 1st.

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

City of Yorkton
Planning & Engineering




Yorkton in Bloom 2007

For the past 11 years the Yorkton In Bloom Committee has promoted the Local Grounds Competition.  This is an exciting program that focuses on beautification of the city.  This initiative was designed to involve the citizens of Yorkton in the challenge of improving the visual appeal of our city, and to compete for local awards.

Categories for the 2007 Local Grounds Competition are as follows
Best Home Grounds (Front Yard)
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard)
Best Mobile Home Grounds
Best Vegetable Garden
Best Apartment Garden
Best Senior Housing Unit
Best Senior Housing Complex
Best Senior Housing Deck/Balcony
Best Industrial Grounds
Best Institutional Grounds
Best Commercial Grounds
Most Improved Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Grounds
Best Residential Street, Avenue, Crescent, Bay, etc.

The Committee is sponsoring a Golden Bloom Award.
Individuals 75 years and older may enter the following categories
Best Home Grounds (Front Yard)
Best Home Grounds (Back Yard)
Best Mobile Home Grounds
Best Vegetable Garden
Best Apartment Garden
Best Senior Housing Unit

The Yorkton & District Horticultural Society will be hosting a Yard & Garden Tour on Friday, August 3, 2007 of the winning entries.  The public is welcome to take part in the tour.

The Yorkton 125 Committee has designated the dwarf sunflower and the sunflower as the Yorkton 125 flower for 2007.  Local residents and businesses are encouraged to plant these flowers in celebration of Yorkton’s 125 years of settlement in 2007.

Deadline for entries is Friday July 20, 2007 at 4:30 p.m.
Judging will take place from July 23 – 25, 2007

Presentation of Awards at the Silver Heights Park Party on August 1, 2007

To register contact Leisure Services at 786-1750




Equipment / Vehicles
for Sale by Public Works

  1. 1987 Bomag BW-90ADL twin vibratory smooth drum roller, Serial # 101460200464. Single cylinder Deutz diesel, 35” drums, front and rear spray bars, hydrostatic drive. 893 hrs. $5500.00 OBO
  2. 1991 International 4 Ton, Serial # 1HTSCNPP9MH375136. DT 360 diesel, Allision MT653 automatic, 2 speed rear, 11-22.5 tires, 5195hrs. C/W a 1967 Seagrave 9yd salt / sand spreader, self-contained hydraulics powered by a 20hp Honda V-twin. $ 20000.00 OBO

All are subject to a reserve value previously determined by the City of Yorkton.  If reserves are not met, acceptance of offer closest to the reserve bid may be considered.  For more information or to make an appointment to view the units please call John, Theo or Trent at the Public Works Dept. at (306) 786-1760.




Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Summer Hours of Operation

May & June 2007

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



The Kinsmen Walking Track
will open at 8:30 a.m.
Monday to Friday
throughout the summer months.

For more information call 786-1776.




Sanitary Landfill
Hours of Operation

City of Yorkton

Monday to Friday    8:00 am to 7:00 pm
              Saturday   8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Monday to Saturday   8:00 am to 6:00 pm

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




Boat Course

If you operate a boat, you need to have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. 

The Gallagher Centre Water Park is offering a BOAT Course
 Saturday, June 9, 2007
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gallagher Centre Youth Room
Cost: $65/participant

Please call the Gallagher Centre Water Park
at 786-1740 to register.