City of Yorkton News
October 2 to October 8, 2008

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Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 34/2008

The Council of the City of Yorkton pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007 hereby gives notice of its intention to pass Bylaw No. 34/2008, which reduces the side yard setback requirements for accessory buildings at 418 Broadway Street West.
The proposed bylaw zoning amendment may be inspected in the office of the Director of Planning and Engineering, City Hall by any person without payment of any fees between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., all holidays excepted and up until 12:00 noon Friday October 3, 2008.

To view Bylaw No. 34/2008, visit Public Notices.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday October 6, 2008 in the City Hall Council Chambers, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 5:00 p.m. All submissions must be submitted in writing by 12:00 noon Thursday October 2, 2008 to Bonnie Schenher, City Clerk.  Oral or written submissions will be considered when the Public Hearing, in respect to this application, is in session.

Roger Hunter, MCIP, PPS    
Director of Planning and Engineering
Phone: (306) 786-1730



Next Council Meeting
The next council meeting will be held on October 6, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.


New Hours of Operation

Effective October 14, 2008
City Hall – Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Public Works – Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



2008 Water Main Flushing

The  Public Works  Department  will commence a water main flushing program on Sunday, October 5, 2008 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.



Public Works Department
Equipment for Sale

1995 Caterpillar 938F Wheel Loader SN: 72V14005, 3116 Engine, 20.5R25 Tires, KAT quick attach, 3 yard bucket, 13500Hrs.
Asking $55000.00

1991 Caterpillar 140G VHP Motor Grader SN: 72V14005, 3306 Engine, 1400R-24 Tires, 14ft Moldboard, Blade Lift Accumulators, Rear Scarifier, 14000Hrs.
Asking $85000.00

1988 Dodge LE150 Half Ton, SN: 1B7HDI4Y3J5715213, 318 Engine, Automatic, Air, Tilt, Cruise, 163460Kms.
Asking $1200.00

1977 Ford F600 3-Ton, SN: F60BCX83730, 300-6 Cylinder Engine, 4-Speed Standard, Dump Box, 116458Kms.

All vehicles are in “AS IS, WHERE IS” condition. No warranty will be included with any of the vehicles and the purchaser will be notified of any known problems with the vehicle prior to purchase.  For further information, contact the Public Works Dept. at 786-1760.



Grain Bins for Sale

Sealed tenders, marked "Grain Bins-September 2008” will be received at the Public Works Department until 2:00 p.m., C.S.T., on Friday, October 3, 2008.  Four bins are available as detailed below:

  1. Butler Bin – 1,350 Bushel capacity with concrete floor
  2. Butler Bin – 2,700 Bushel capacity with concrete floor
  3. Butler Bin – 1,350 Bushel capacity with wood floor
  4. Butler Bin – 2,700 Bushel capacity with wood floor

            All bins will be sold “as is” and purchasers will be given 90 days from date of award to remove them from the existing site.
            Bids may be submitted for individual bins but each bid must correctly identify the bin with the numbers and details listed above.  G.S.T. is to be included but shown separately on your submission.  To book an appointment for viewing of these bins, please contact Theodore Trotz, Assistant Public Works Director at 306-786-1760.



Sanitary Landfill Winter Hours

October 1 to April 30

Monday to Friday  

9:00 am to 6:00 pm
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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. 



Attention: Residents in Weinmaster Park

Beginning September 29, 2008 the City of Yorkton will be charging the water mains in the Riverside Meadows subdivision and therefore, discolored water may appear during this process.

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.




FREE Court Week
Gloria Hayden Community Centre

October 4th to 10th, 2008 is

FREE Court Week
at the Gloria Hayden Community Centre

Come play racquetball, squash or wallyball at the G.H.C.C. FREE of charge from October 4th to 10th, 2008.

Some restrictions apply:

  • Free court usage will be available weeknights from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and NOON to 5:00 p.m. on the weekend.
  • Courts must be booked by calling 786-1776.
  • Maximum one hour booking per group per evening.
  • Equipment and protective eyewear included.

Please call 786-1776 for more information.



FREE Aquacize Week at the Water Park!

October 4th to 10th
is FREE Aquacize Week at the Water Park!

Attend ANY of our Aquacize Classes that week and don't pay a cent!
Tell your friends, tell your family, mark it on your calendar

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.   Saturdays

We also have Arthritis Aquacize
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Also offering:
Prenatal Aquacize  on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Men’s Water Jogging on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Call us at 786-1740 for more information!



Win Your Season Pass!

Purchase your 2008 season pass at the Gallagher Centre Waterpark or
Gloria Hayden Community Centre Courts by September 30, 2008
for a chance to win your season pass back.

Restrictions apply as follows:

  • Must be purchased at the Gallagher Centre Waterpark or the Gloria Hayden Community Centre in full by September 30, 2008.
  • For Child, Youth, Adult and Family Passes

Winner may choose cash or credit.  Credit voucher valid on admission fees only.
Draw will be made Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Cash, cheque, VISA and Mastercard accepted.

For details call 786-1750.



Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Hours of Operation

Starting Monday, September 15, 2008
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
NOON to 5:00 p.m.

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

For more information call
Leisure Services at 786-1750.


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