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City of Yorkton News
February 26 to March 4, 2009


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Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 7/2009

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. 7/2009, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to rezone the property from IN – Institutional to R-3  - Medium Density Residential and to reduce the minimum rear yard from 7.5 m to 6.0 m, and permit an outdoor amenity area in the required front yard for 7 Alderwood Pl., as shown on Schedule ‘A’ to this Bylaw.


The proposed zoning bylaw 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 March 6, 2009.

To view Bylaw No. 7/2009, visit our Public Notices.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday March 9, 2009 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 March 5, 2009 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



Notice of Public Meeting
Re: Wallace Annexation

The City of Yorkton, pursuant to Section 43 of The Cities Act, gave notice of its intention to apply for an alteration of its municipal boundaries to incorporate land currently under the jurisdiction of the Rural Municipality of Wallace No. 243 as shown on the map below and described as follows:


Legal Description of Rural Municipality of Wallace No. 243 Lands in proposed Annexation Area.

  • All those portions of the NW ¼ and the SW ¼ of Section 7 in Twp. 26, Rge. 3 W2M lying in the R.M of Wallace No. 243
  • All of Section 6 in Twp. 26, Rge. 3 W2M lying in the R.M of Wallace No. 243
  • All of Section 31 in Twp. 25, Rge 3 W2M lying in the R.M of Wallace No. 243
  • All those portions of the NW ¼ and SW ¼ of Section 5 in Twp. 26, Rge. 3 W2M lying in the R.M of Wallace No. 243
  • All those portions of the NW ¼ of Section 32 in Twp. 25, Rge. 3 W2M lying in the R.M of Wallace No. 243
  • All those portions of the NW ¼ of Section 30 in Twp. 25, Rge. 3 W2M lying in the R.M of Wallace No. 243

The purpose of the proposed alteration is to provide sufficient lands within the City of Yorkton to accommodate continuing residential, commercial, industrial and institutional development, as well as to protect potential future areas of expansion from incompatible land uses developed to rural rather than urban design and engineering standards.

The City of Yorkton has received written notice of objection to the proposed boundary alteration.  Therefore, pursuant to Section 43 of The Cities Act, the City of Yorkton hereby gives notice that a public meeting regarding the proposed alteration of municipal boundaries will take place on the 24th day of March 2009 in Convention Room A & B, at the Gallagher Centre, 455 Broadway Street West, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at 7:30 p.m.

Any person wishing to speak at the public meeting will be provided 5 minutes to present their information or views relevant to the proposed boundary alteration.

Bonnie Schenher
City Clerk



Public Notice
Notice of Meeting
Municipal Planning Commission

The next meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission will be held on:

Date: March 4, 2009
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room "A" - City Hall



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on March 9, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.



Job Opportunity
Deputy Fire Chief


Working under the general supervision of the Fire Chief, the City of Yorkton Fire Protective Services invites applications for the position of Deputy Fire Chief – Prevention and Public Education. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out Fire Inspections/Code Enforcement within the municipal boundaries as related to the National Building and Fire Codes, and the Municipal Bylaws.
  • Research, interpret, and provide information as it relates to the National Building and Fire Codes.
  • Provide public education and relations on behalf of the Department to the general public.
  • Carry out fire investigations and compile documentation and reports for the Fire Department and the Office of the Fire Commissioner.
  • Assist with the development and recommendations for the annual Fire Prevention Budget along with the overall Fire Department Operating and Capital Budgets.
  • Develop for approval, guidelines and procedures for Fire Prevention, Inspections, and Public Education as well as all other Department guidelines and procedures.
  • Schedule meetings and attendance for Public Education activities.
  • Liaise closely with D/C Training and Operations regarding the deployment of fire fighting crews at/to various times and/or locations.
  • Act as Duty On-Call Chief Officer for a seven (7) day period on a rotating basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 diploma.
  • Must possess and maintain a Valid Class 5 Provincial driver’s license with an air brake endorsement.
  • 10 years Fire Fighting experience, including 5 years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must possess or obtain the following qualifications:

    NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter Certification Level II
    NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator
    NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level II
    NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector & Plan Examiner Level II
    NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator Level III
    NFPA 1035 Public Fire & Life Safety Educator Level I and/or
           NFPA 1041 Fire Services Instructor Level I
    Incident Command System 300

  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Most possess and maintain RCMP security clearance.
  • A complete and comprehensive knowledge of Fire Department activities, including fire prevention, public safety education, emergency measures experience, fire and emergency response with the ability to lead and direct emergency incidents is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with a Business Administration Degree/Certificate and/or Certificate in Fire Service Management.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  Interested applicants may forward their resume, complete with three references, by 4:30pm February 27th, 2009 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
Student Technical Assistant

Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association

The Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association (AWSA) has partnered with the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority (SWA) and the City of Yorkton to determine the impact of the City’s storm water and snowmelt runoff on the Assiniboine River Watershed.  This two year study will determine the associated risk to waters receiving runoff from small prairie urban communities and specifically focuses on assessing pollutants in Yorkton’s water runoff.  Funding for this position has been provided by Environment Canada’s ecoACTION program.  Refer to for additional information.

This position shall assist in the monitoring, data testing, reporting, analysis and sample collection of water, storm water and wastewater (mainly in the City of Yorkton).


  • Involved in industrial/commercial/residential monitoring and laboratory analysis – water collection, testing (of pH, temperature, etc.), analysis, and component performance monitoring.
  • Help provide an awareness, training and experience in municipal environmental protection.
  • Spreadsheet creation and data entry, with working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and word processing; AutoCAD skills are an asset; as well as other operational programs.
  • Light carpentry duties, painting and other duties as assigned.
  • Will work with staff from AWSA, SWA and on a daily basis with some City of Yorkton staff.
  • Must comply with the OH&S Act and Regulations, and all Safety Policies and Standard Operating Procedures; use every reasonable precaution to avoid workplace incidents.


  • Successful completion of Secondary School and returning to or completed Post-Secondary education.
  • Preference will be given to those individuals interested in or pursuing Secondary Education in Environmental or Biological Sciences, or Engineering, Civil, Water.
  • Ability to undertake heavy strenuous physical labour, work with minimal supervision and work collectively with co-workers.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Mechanical and computer knowledge
  • First Aid and WHIMIS training an asset
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Provincial driver’s license
  • Possess and maintain RCMP Security Clearance

This four month position will commence May 1st with an opportunity to return next summer.  Hours of work:  Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Shifts including evenings and weekends may be required, with banking of overtime hours a possibility.

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2009.  Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references and a cover letter to:

The Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association (AWSA)
P.O. Box 400
Yorkton, SK
S3N 2W3
Fax: (306) 786-6880

For more information about AWSA visit

We wish to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted.



Open House

2009 Proposed Operating and Capital Budgets

The Public is invited to an Open House, which will be held in Convention Room A & B, at the Gallagher Centre from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009, for the purpose of providing information on the 2009 proposed Operating and Capital Budgets.

City Administration and Members of Council will be present to answer questions.  Coffee will be provided.



Youth Swim Night

Gallagher Centre Water Park
Youth Swim Night

Friday, February 27, 2009
10:00 p.m. to Midnight
Ages 12 & up

Cost is $2.00/person
Door prizes, pizza, games & more

For more information, call 786-1740.