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September 13 to September 19, 2007  

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Public Notice
Notice of Meeting
Protective Services Commission
The next meeting of the Protective Services Commission will be held on:
September 18, 2007
7:00 a.m.
Meeting Room “A” – City Hall


Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on September 24, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.


Request For Tender
HMI Upgrade
Name of Tender: HMI Upgrade Tender
Tender must be received by: 2:00 p.m. on October 2, 2007

Please send sealed tender clearly marked:
City of Yorkton, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Human-Machine Interface Upgrade

Department of Environment
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan    S3N 2W3

Details of Tender:

The work involves replacing the HMI including software, PC hardware, communications equipment, and application programming.

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: 

Michael Buchholzer, A.Sc.T.
Phone: 786-1774
Fax: 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 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



Recycling in Yorkton
The City of Yorkton
Solid Waste Management Committee
Recycling in Yorkton
Recycle Symbol
  • Non-refillable, ready to serve beverage containers made of metal, plastic, or glass.
  • Paint
  • Milk Containers
  • Electronic Equipment including TV’s, desk top computers, notebook computers, and monitors
  • Paper products such as flyers, bags, cardboard, plastic bags, etc.
  • Batteries, scrap metal and household appliances properly decommissioned.

For information on your solid waste needs call:
Saskatchewan Abilities Council – 782-2463
Ottenbreit Waste Systems Ltd – 783-3867
Ottenbreit Sanitation Services 2002 Ltd – 783-6995
City of Yorkton Landfill – 786-7499
SARCAN Recycling – 782-4213
Prairie Harvest Employment (Blue Box Program) – 786-1840



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.



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.



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.



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.