City of Yorkton News
October 25 to October 31, 2007  

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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting

Yorkton Housing Corporation Board
The next meeting of the Yorkton Housing Corporation Board will be held on:

Date: October 30, 2007
Time: 1:15 p.m.
Location: Independent Manor Lounge


Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on October 29, 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, October 26, 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.



Downtown Parking
Limited Free Parking:
A person may park a vehicle downtown on any block on any street (except where otherwise posted), once daily occupying only one (1) parking stall, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and once daily, occupying only one (1) parking stall between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for a maximum of 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon, Monday to Friday.

There is also free parking available in the parking lot located at the corner of Betts Ave. and Smith Street (west side).

Worry-Free Parking:
You may purchase a worry-free, full-day parking pass in the downtown core at a cost of: 
$10         1 month 
$20         3 months 
$30         6 months 
$50       12 months

Valid at all City of Yorkton permit parking lots which are located on First Ave. North (by Benno’s Fitness and the Bus Depot), corner of First Ave. & Smith St. (west side of Fire Hall); and Myrtle Ave. between Broadway & Smith St.

Parking Meter Rates:
1) Downtown Parking: Coin-operated meters are available for parking to a maximum of 15 minutes in certain "high demand" areas.
2) Public Parking lots: Coin-operated meters are offered for your convenience at the following rates: 
$0.10 25 minutes
$0.25 1 hour 
Maximum five-hour limit.
Parking Tickets:
For your convenience, there is a slot located in the front entrance of City Hall for the purpose of paying parking tickets, water bills, etc.

 For more information on municipal bylaws, call 786-1717.




Bill Payment Options
You can pay your water bill and property taxes at the bank.
No more line-ups, late appointments, or racing to beat business hours!!
  1. Register your 7-Digit Water Bill Account # and your 12-Digit Tax Bill Roll # with your Bank.
  2. When you receive your bill, pay it over the phone, through the PC, or at an automated teller machine.



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.

$2 per visit or a monthly pass for $30
(GST Included)



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.



Monster Mash 2007

Wednesday, October 31st
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(behind the Gallagher Centre)

Tots area
Haunted House
Treats and candy
Fortune Teller
Music provided by The Joe Show
Bouncers and much more fun

For more information call 783-2582.

Sponsored by:
Boys & Girls Club of Yorkton Inc.
City of Yorkton Leisure Services
Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District



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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