City of Yorkton News
September 6 to September 12, 2007  

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Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on September 10, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.


Job Opportunity
Gallagher Centre Maintenance Manager
Job Opportunity
Gallagher Centre Maintenance Manager

The City of Yorkton, a progressive community of approximately 15,000 people, located in the beautiful Parkland Region, is recruiting a Maintenance Manager for the Gallagher Centre, our newly renovated multi-purpose facility.  Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities while providing the quality of life of a smaller community.

Reporting to the General Manager the Maintenance Manager is responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of this multi-purpose facility.  This position will oversee all aspects of the plant operation, maintenance systems, capital projects, budget allocations and capital planning.  The Maintenance Manager is responsible for all maintenance staffing, ensuring that user requirements have been met, while providing customer satisfaction.  In the absence of the Gallagher Centre General Manager, the Maintenance Manager will be designated the acting Gallagher Centre General Manager and shall perform all duties and responsibilities in this capacity.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Journeyman experience or a related trade and supervisory experience;
  • Experience in facility operations, commercial or industrial building maintenance or construction;
  • An equivalent combination of education and experienced may be considered.
  • A high degree of personal initiative, good planning and organizational skills.
  • A team player fostering positive communication with staff, contractors and citizens.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver’s license.
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  For further information and a complete job description visit Employment.

Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references by Friday, September 7, 2007 to:

City of Yorkton Human Resources Department
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
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.



Street Closure
Smith Street Between 3rd and 4th Avenue
Yorkton City Council has approved the closure of Smith Street, between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue, from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday September 8th, 2007 to accommodate the Bed Races which are being held in conjunction with SunFlower.

The street closure does not affect the intersections of 3rd or 4th Avenues and Smith Street, however caution is recommended when traveling through those intersections.
Your co-operation is appreciated.



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 will be available for sale in July.

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



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.



Gallgher Centre Water Park
Program Times
Leisure Swims

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. 
*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)         FREE
Child (3-14 years)                $3.00
Youth (15-17 years)             $4.00
Adult (18+ years)                 $6.00
Family (immediate)             $15.00
Aquacize Drop-in                 $6.00

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



Beginner Pilates
10 week program featuring STOTT PILATES
introductory matwork exercises.
These exercises focus on core stability including pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilization.

Join STOTT PILATES to help you gain
strength, flexibility and endurance
without risking injury or adding bulk.

Monday Nights
September 24 – December 3, 2007
(10 classes)

Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre
Instructor: Staci Wyatt
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost is $60.00

To register call 786-1740.



Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Hours of Operation
Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Hours of Operation
Effective Monday, September 17, 2007

Monday – Friday
8:30 am to 10:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday
NOON to 5:00 pm

We are open on all stat holidays from
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

For more information call the GHCC at 786-1776.



Yorkton Sanitary Landfill Hours and Fees
Cars  $ 2.00
¼ and ½ Ton Trucks, Utility Trailers, Sport Utility, Vans $ 6.00
1 Ton Trucks, Tandem Trailers, Cube Vans  $14.00
2 and 3 Ton Trucks, Tandem Trucks  $26.00
Semi-Trailer Trucks, Fifth Wheel Trailers  $37.00
Petroleum Contaminated Soil (within City Limits)
$20.00/cu. yd.
Petroleum Contaminated Soil (outside City Limits) $30.00/cu. yd.
Small Carcasses 
Large Carcasses  $44.00 
Recyclable Material
$ 7.50/cu. yd
- Fee to be determined on-site by City Representative
- Vehicles One tonne and smaller are exempt
Construction Demolition Wastes
- Clean Wood (unpainted and untreated)  entrance fee only 
- Mixed Waste (without concrete) $ 6.00/cu. yd.
- Mixed Waste (with concrete) $25.00/cu. yd.
Out-of-City Garbage
$ 7.00/cu. yd.
Asbestos - Contact the City for Rates and Arrangements


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


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