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City of Yorkton News
November 1 to November 7, 2007  


There are no Public Notices at this time


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Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on November 19, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.


Job Opportunity
City Engineer

Job Opportunity

The City of Yorkton is seeking a key player for its management team.  Located on the Yellowhead Highway, Yorkton is a progressive community of approximately 15,000 people serving as a hub to the Parkland region.  Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities and provides the quality of life of a smaller community.

The City Engineer reports directly to the Manager of Engineering as well as the Director of Planning and Engineering.  The City Engineer provides the expertise required for project management for various new and replacement construction projects for the City which includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Streets and roads,
  • Water mains, sanitary and storm sewer mains,
  • Subdivision design and development,
  • Municipal buildings and facilities

The City Engineer assists with the efficient operations of all engineering functions for other departments of the City.  The City Engineer assists with the implementation of programs and policies, airport, transit and solid waste management, engineering design and construction functions (internal and consulted), current and long-range city planning and development, budget processes and staff selection, training and development.  The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  Consideration may be given to candidates who have an equivalent combination of municipal experience and education;
  • A high degree of personal initiative, good planning, and organizational skills;
  • Proven management experience with the ability to foster a participative team environment, promoting a productive workplace and excellent customer service;
  • Strong leadership characteristics and sound financial management skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills to effectively deal with all levels of staff, elected officials, government agencies, consultants and the general public.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.  For further information visit Employment.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references to:
City of Yorkton
Human Resources Department
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.



Job Opportunity
Recreation Attendant I

Is accepting applications for:

(2 positions)

The Gloria Hayden Community Centre is a leisure facility featuring: a 140m walking/jogging track, two regulation indoor courts capable of supporting racquetball, squash, and wallyball, and a gymnasium with a basketball court, a volleyball court and 3 badminton courts.

We are seeking an energetic individual with good public relations skills to work 15-20 hours per week of casual/part time shifts, including evenings and weekends at this diverse recreational facility. Reporting to the Recreation Attendant II, the successful candidate will work with minimal supervision while performing various duties relating to the general operation of this facility including: supervision of the facility, scheduling, evaluations, cash reporting, equipment set up and take down, general maintenance, and support services to community groups and organizations offering programs at the centre.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and computer experience. Must possess and maintain a Class V Driver’s License and RCMP security clearance.

To view the Job Description:  Recreation Attendant I

Please submit a detailed resume stating experience and education along with three references to the undersigned no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2007.

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

For further information, contact Darren Spelay at 786-1752.

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



Request for Tender
2007 Sanitary Landfill Pit Excavation
Tender must be received by: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8 , 2007

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
2007 Sanitary Landfill Pit Excavation
Department of Planning & Engineering
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3


Excavation of approximately 18,000 cubic meters of material for a refuse pit at the Sanitary Landfill.
Contract documents and specifications are available by contacting the undersigned between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. C.S.T. Monday to Friday.
Tenders must be completed on the forms provided and be accompanied by a Consent of Surety from a bona fide Surety Company AND a Bid Bond OR Certified Cheque payment in the amount of 10 percent (10%) of the Total Tendered Price, made payable to the City of Yorkton.

Specifications are available at: Planning & Engineering Department, 37 Third Avenue North, 2nd Floor

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, Manager of Engineering
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.



Riverside Terrace Subdivision

Riverside-Terrace-Subdivision Conceptual

Public Offering of Sale - Riverside Terrace Subdivision

The City of Yorkton Department of Planning and Engineering is pleased to introduce a new community to the City.  Riverside Terrace will be a unique community of medium to upper-scale single family residential homes combining a central neighbourhood park with passive and active recreational facilities, access to multi-use recreational pathways along both sides of Yorkton Creek, and easy access to shopping, schools and business services.  Yorkton Creek offers a particularly pleasant natural feature that provides a relaxing rest area from the day-to-day pressures of life. 

This subdivision is designed to provide opportunities for discerning homebuyers to be part of the environmentally responsible philosophy that will govern the neighbourhood character.  Riverside Terrace will introduce and encourage the use of environmentally friendly products and smart growth ideas.  With the co-operation of lot Purchasers, Riverside Terrace will help set the bar for how neighbourhoods can be shaped in a responsive and respectful way by being the first in Yorkton to have homes designed and constructed to meet energy efficiency standards.  To ensure that property values are protected, each lot purchaser will be required to agree to the Architectural Controls & Design Guidelines that will apply to all development within the Subdivision.  Copies of the Architectural Controls & Design Guidelines are available from the City of Yorkton Planning and Engineering Department.

The plan of subdivision has been submitted to the Province for registrations and lots are now available for sale.

Planning and Engineering Department
Office located on 2nd Floor, 37 Third Ave. North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Telephone 306-786-1709,   Fax 306-786-6880



Notice to Pedestrians & Motorists

When using the pedestrian crossing lights at any of the following intersections located at Broadway Street & Maple Avenue, Gladstone Avenue & Darlington Street, or Broadway Street & Alexandra Avenue, remember to wait a few seconds after pressing the crossing button and look up for the lights to begin flashing before starting to cross the intersection. Proceed with caution and use your own best judgment.

Remember to only start crossing the street when vehicles have come to a complete stop.



Public Skating

Sunday Nights
Starting October 7, 2007
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $2 per person

Public Skating:
Sunday Nights
Starting October 14, 2007
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors Skate:
Wednesday Afternoons
Starting October 17, 2007
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.



Drop-In Basketball

Monday Nights
Gloria Hayden Community Centre Gym
8:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.Cost is $3.00/person

For more information call the G.H.C.C. at 786-1776.



Co-Ed Adult Recreational Soccer

Starts January 10, 2007

Wednesday Nights
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Gallagher Centre Flexihall

Cost is $3.00/person

For more information call 786-1740.

Sponsored by:
City of Yorkton Leisure Services
Yorkton Soccer Association



Congratulatory Certificates

The City of Yorkton would like to recognize citizens of Yorkton who are celebrating a "milestone birthday" or Golden Anniversary or better, by sending a letter and congratulatory certificate.

If you, or someone you know, will be celebrating such an occasion, please contact City Hall at 786-1705.