City of Yorkton News
October 11 to October 17, 2007  

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Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

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

Date: October 16, 2007
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room “A” – City Hall

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

Date: October 16, 2007
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room “B” – City Hall


Public Notice
Street Name Change

The City of Yorkton is in the process of renaming Crescent Avenue between Broadway Street E. and York Road E. to Sully Avenue.  Any resident with questions or comments should address such in writing to:

Cynthia Alcorn
Planning & Engineering
P.O. Box 400
Yorkton, SK   S3N 2W3

Inquiries must be received before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12/07.



Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on October 15, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.


2007 Water Main Flushing Program

The Public Works Department will commence a water main flushing program on Sunday,
October 14, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.   Flushing is required to remove the rust and sediment that has accumulated in the water mains.  City crews will be flushing the mains from approximately 8:00 p.m. through to 6:00 a.m. for four or five nights until completed.  Flushing will begin in Weinmaster Park and southwest areas of the City on the first evening and move towards City centre thereafter.

During flushing, the water will contain a considerable amount of rust and sediment, and may be discolored for several hours.  The system pressure will fluctuate during the flushing period.  Both the sediment and the low pressure can cause problems in the operation of plumbing fixtures, especially air conditioning, refrigeration equipment, and water softeners.  Doing laundry is not recommended, as the discolored water will stain clothing.  For this reason, it is advisable not to use water if it is discolored unless it is absolutely necessary to do so.

Residents who live in the areas being flushed should collect containers of water beforehand for drinking and cooking, before the flushing program starts.  Residents should use as little water as possible, and should avoid drawing water into their homes.  It's best not to use your washing machine or dishwasher until the watercolor returns to normal.

If further information is required, please contact the Public Works Department at 786-1760 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.



Equipment For Sale
By Public Works Department

For sale by “Sealed Bid”:

  1. 1978 John Deere 950 Tractor, Serial # 1003994, 27 hp diesel, 3 point hitch, 540 PTO, 4326 hrs.  Service records available.  $6000.00 obo

For more information or to view, contact John at the Public Works Department at 786-1760.  Sealed bids marked “John Deere Tractor” will be accepted by the Public Works Department, 85 York Road East until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12th, 2007.

The City of Yorkton reserves the right to accept or decline any offers and to remove this unit from sale at any time.



Attention Pesticide Applicators

The Parks Branch of the City of Yorkton Leisure Services Department is establishing a contact list of local pesticide applicators to work within the City of Yorkton Pest Control Program.

If you are interested, please submit the proper applicators license and related information to the City of Yorkton at the Parks Branch at 263 Myrtle Ave.  For more information, please contact 786-1754.  The City of Yorkton is seeking applicators with the Structural Applicators license. 



Sanitary Landfill
Cars  $ 2.00
¼ and ½ Ton Trucks, Utility Trailers, Sport Utility, Vans $ 6.00
One Ton Trucks, Tandem Trailers, Cube Vans  $14.00
Two and Three Ton Trucks, Tandem Trucks  $26.00
Semi-Trailer Trucks, Fifth Wheel Trailers  $37.00
Contaminated Soil (within City Limits)
Contaminated Soil (outside City Limits) $30.00/yd.3
Small Carcasses 
Large Carcasses  $44.00 
Recyclable Material - Volume to be determined on site
- Fee to be determined on-site by City Representative
- Vehicles One tonne and smaller are exempt
Construction and Demolition Wastes
- will accept clean wood (unpainted and untreated)  entrance fee only 
- will accept mixed Waste (concrete completely removed) $ 6.00/yd.3
- Mixed Waste (including any concrete) $25.00/yd.3
Out-of-City Garbage
$ 7.00/ yd.3
Asbestos - Contact the City for Rates and Arrangements


October 1 to April 30
Monday to Friday   9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
               Saturday  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

No person or persons shall operate any vehicle transporting wastes or other debris of any kind along or over any highway, street, lane, vacant lot, park or public place in the City of Yorkton unless the load is completely enclosed with a securely fastened cover as to prohibit any part of the load on the said vehicle finding its way to the roadway or adjacent premises. 


Walking Tours

The City of Yorkton Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission invites you to take the following two Self-Guided Walking Tours:

    • The Cemetery Walking Tour ($3.00 for the book)
    • The Heritage Property Walking Tour (Free)

Books available at City Hall, Tourism, Western Development Museum and Frameworks on Broadway.



Bid Yorkton

Is your organization trying to plan or bid on a special event in Yorkton?
Don’t know where to start?

The City of Yorkton and Tourism Yorkton have designed a package that will include all the information you need to plan or bid on an event, big or small.
The package includes information on:

  • Accommodations
  • Convention Facilities
  • Food Services
  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
  • Transportation

The Bid Yorkton Package will come with standard information and can be tailored to fit your specific needs.

The Bid Yorkton Package is available to all groups, clubs and organizations planning to host an event in the City of Yorkton.

For more information contact Tourism Yorkton at 783-8707.



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


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