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City of Yorkton News
January 15 to January 21, 2009


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Public Notice
Notice of Meetings

Yorkton Public Library Board

The next meeting of the Yorkton Public Library Board will be held on:

January 16, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Community pARTners Gallery

Protective Services Committee

The next meeting of the Protective Services Committee will be held on:

January 20, 2009
7:00 a.m.
Meeting Room “A” – City Hall

Leisure Services Committee

The next meeting of the Leisure Services Committee will be held on:

January 20, 2009
5:00 p.m.
Meeting Room “A” – City Hall


Public Notice of Intent to Apply
for Alteration of Municipal Boundaries

Pursuant to Section 43 of The Cities Act, the City of Yorkton hereby gives 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 attached map 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.

Any person who wishes to object to the proposed boundary alteration may file a written objection, within four weeks of the last publication of this notice, stating clearly the reason(s) for their opposition. This notice must be received be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 by the City Clerk of the City of Yorkton at the address below:

Bonnie Schenher, City Clerk
Box 400,
37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 2W3

View the complete proposal

The complete proposal can also be viewed at the City Hall 2nd Floor office of Roger Hunter, Director of Planning and Engineering between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday January 19th, 2009, through to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2009, Monday to Friday.

Dated at the City of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, this 13th day of January, 2009.

Bonnie Schenher
City Clerk
Phone: (306) 786-1717




Public Notice
Sanitary Landfill Tipping Fees

In order to update the current operations at the sanitary landfill, the City of Yorkton will be implementing a scale system.  Vehicles entering the landfill will be weighed and charged based on the weight of refuse brought in for disposal with payment required prior to departure.  Fill material that may be accepted, at the City’s discretion, will also require fees to cover the cost of stockpiling this material.

Operations and rate structures have not been finalized and scheduled completion date is spring of 2009. Contractors, businesses, and municipalities should expect an increase in rates for their disposal and separate any recyclable refuse whenever possible.  Concrete or asphalt will continue to be accepted at the City Public Works Yard at 85 York Road East.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Environmental Services Department at 786-1774.



Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on January 26, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.



Job Opportunity
City Engineer


The City of Yorkton has a Full Time City Engineer position available for a dynamic, highly motivated individual.  Our City is undergoing major growth resulting in many interesting and challenging initiatives. Located on the Yellowhead Highway, Yorkton is a progressive community of approximately 15,000 people serving as a hub to the Parkland region.  Due to its large trading area, Yorkton has many larger city amenities and provides the quality of life of a smaller community.

Reporting directly to the Manager of Engineering the City Engineer will have a strong understanding of the municipal engineering environment and provide leadership at both the strategic and technical levels on municipal infrastructure projects including but not limited to the following: 

  • Streets and roads,
  • Water mains, sanitary and storm sewer mains,
  • Subdivision design and development,
  • Municipal buildings and facilities

You will lead proposal development, supervising the advancement of projects through the concept, design and construction phases.  As an experienced project manager you will have the responsibility for generating and maintaining project planning documentation including schedules, budgets, cost control processes and work procedures.  The City Engineer assists with the implementation of policies and procedures, manages operations such as the municipal airport and transit contracts, current and long-range city planning and development, budget processes and staff selection, training and development. 

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  Consideration may be given to candidates who have an equivalent combination of municipal experience and education;
  • Registration with APEGS;
  • A high degree of personal initiative, good planning, and organizational skills;
  • Proven management experience with the ability to foster a participative team environment, promoting a productive workplace and excellent customer service;
  • Strong leadership characteristics and sound financial management skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills to effectively deal with all levels of staff, elected officials, government agencies, consultants and the general public;
  • A valid class 5 Saskatchewan driver’s license;
  • RCMP security clearance.

The City offers an attractive salary and benefits package. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. For further information visit our web site at: Please submit a detailed resume complete with three references to:
Director of Human Resources
City of Yorkton
Box 400, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, S3N 2W3
Fax: (306) 786-6880

The City of Yorkton wishes to thank all prospective applicants; however only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted.



Scuba Diving and
Snorkelling Clinics

Scuba Diving Clinic
January 16-18, 2009
Starts Friday at 6:00 p.m.
Gallagher Centre Water Park
Instructor: Kevin Bowes
Cost $259.00 includes everything
Call 786-1740 to register.

Snorkelling Clinic
Sunday, January 18, 2009
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Gallagher Centre Water Park
Instructor: Kevin Bowes
Cost : $20 per person
Call 786-1740 to register.



Cross Country Ski Trails

Six kilometers of classic cross-country ski trails have been groomed at Deer Park Municipal Golf Course by volunteers from the Yorkton Cross Country Ski Club.

Trail Fees:
Individual $10.00/season
Family $15.00/season

For more information call Merlon at 782-5569 or Leisure Services at 786-1750.



Drop-In Badminton

Wednesday Nights
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Gloria Hayden Community Centre Gym

Cost is $3.00/person

For more information call 786-1776



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

Come on out and join in on the fun!

For more information e-mail: