City of Yorkton News
November 6 to November 12, 2008

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Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 39/2008

Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Yorkton intends to consider passage of Bylaw No. 39/2008, known as the Borrowing Bylaw, a bylaw to provide for the borrowing of $10,000,000 for the purpose of financing the construction of the Queen Street Water Treatment Plant, at the Council Meeting of Monday, November 17, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 37 Third Avenue North.

For further information, please visit visit Public Notices or call the Director of Finance, Lonnie Kaal at 786-1721.



Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on November 17, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.


Yorkton Recruits Economic Development / Marketing Coordinator

It comes as no surprise to all citizens and businesses of Yorkton that the City of Yorkton and its community is undergoing major growth resulting in many interesting and challenging initiatives related to both economic development and marketing strategies.  When the Province announced changes to the REDA program this summer, the City of Yorkton began recruiting for an Economic Development/Marketing Coordinator who is creative and forward-thinking in being able to visualize how decisions relating to the development of policy and program initiatives impact both the organization and the community it serves.  

Some of the responsibilities of the Economic Development/Marketing Coordinator will include:

  • Identifying, planning for and implementing strategic initiatives that will effectively position the City of Yorkton as a key and highly desired location for business and new development.
  • Provide current information to new prospective businesses seeking material and data about the City of Yorkton
  • Market research for the City of Yorkton
  • Manage the design and production of City’s promotional materials
  • Participate as a key figure in regional economic development
  • Maintain and cultivate close working relationships with senior provincial and federal elected and appointed officials, financial and educational institutions, community and business groups and organizations
  • Coordinate the preparation and administration of economic development plans, programs and strategies to retain our businesses and residents and to attract and maximize new business and residential opportunities to the community

At this time the City of Yorkton is pleased to announce that Faisal Anwar has accepted the position of Economic Development/Marketing Coordinator with an official start date of Wednesday, November 12, 2008. 

Faisal comes with a vast educational background including a Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Arts in Economics, Master of Business Administration and is currently completing his Thesis for his Master of Applied Environmental Studies in Local Economic Development.  Faisal also comes with a working background including responsibility for Market/Business Development & Expansion, Rural Economic and Social Development, Business Retention, Attraction and Trade/Investment Promotion.

Faisal is very excited to join the City of Yorkton team and is looking forward to become an active member of the community.

Please join us in welcoming Faisal Anwar and his family to the City of Yorkton.
For further information please call 786-1717.



Truck for Sale

1988 Dodge Half Ton for sale by sealed bid:

  • Vin #:1B7HDI4Y3J5715213
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Air, Tilt, Cruise, 318 Engine, 163460 kms.

Unit will be sold in “as is, where is condition” without warranty.
To view unit call the Public Works Dept. at 786-1760.

Bids will be accepted until Monday, November 10th 2008, 12:00 p.m. with the opening to commence at 1:00 p.m.  All bids must be clearly marked “Dodge Half Ton” and dropped off at the Public Works Department, 85 York Road East.



Introduction to Tree Pruning

Thursday, November 6, 2008
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre

Everyone is welcome to attend - session is FREE of charge.
For more information call Harry Kerr, Parks Department, at 786-1780.

Watch for other upcoming information sessions regarding landscaping, etc.



Ongoing Programs at the Yorkton Public Library

Wednesday afternoons
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Meeting room
With the Duplicate Bridge Club

Thursday afternoons
1:30 – 3:30 pm.
Local History Room

Thursday afternoons
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Meeting Room

Wednesday or Thursday mornings
10:30 – 11:15 am
Programming Room
For 3 – 5 year olds

Thursday mornings
10:30 – 11:00 am.
Meeting room
For parents and toddlers (under 36 mos.)

All programs are free of charge.
Everyone is welcome.
To register or for more information,
please contact the Library at 783-3523.



Public Skating


Sunday Nights
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $2.25 per person or $5.50 per family
(paid at the Securtek Information Kiosk)
For more information call 786-1740.


Public Skating:
Sunday Nights
Starting October 19, 2008
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pre-School & Seniors Skate:
Wednesday Afternoons
Starting October 15, 2008
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.



Business License Fees

Pursuant to the adoption of Business License Bylaw 8/2006, fees for Business Licenses are outlined below. A Business License shall not be issued nor considered valid without payment of the following fees:

Business License Fees

Application for license may be made at Building Services, City Hall.



Women's Rec League

Basketball, Volleyball, Floor Hockey,
Dodgeball, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee

Thursday Nights
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Begins November 6th

Come on out and join in on the fun!

For more information e-mail:



Notice to Property Owners

The City is undertaking a review of restricted accessibility in back lanes due to tree overgrowth.  Property owners should ensure that their trees are appropriately pruned and not obstructing public property.

As per the Urban Forestry Bylaw “Trees located on the premises of a taxpayer’s property, including back lane trees & shrubs, in both the residential or commercial zones of the City, are the responsibility of the homeowner.” 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the City of Yorkton Parks Department at 786-1780.  Thank you for your cooperation


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