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City of Yorkton News
July 2 to July 8, 2009


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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on July 13, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.



Notice to Residents
Scale Implementation at Sanitary Landfill

The City of Yorkton scale system at the Sanitary Landfill will soon be operational.  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. 

Efforts should be made to separate and properly dispose of 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



Notice to the Public
New Water Mains

Please be advised that the City of Yorkton is planning to replace water mains in front of the hospital and running Westbound to Allanbrooke Drive.  Construction will begin on Monday, June 29th and is expected to last approximately 2 weeks.  Traffic will be reduced to two-way traffic on the south side of Bradbrooke Drive.  Expect delays and drive with caution. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Public Works at 786-1760.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Public Works Dept.



Public Notice
Proposed Bylaw No. 20/2009

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. 20/2009, which is an amendment to City of Yorkton Zoning Bylaw No. 14/2003 to reduce the minimum rear yard setback requirements for Two, Three and Four Unit dwellings, Rowhouses and Townhouses from 7.5m to 6.0m. The proposed reduction in minimum rear yard setbacks is intended to allow for larger multi-unit dwellings and more building design flexibility, especially on irregular-shaped lots. The proposed 6.0m setback would be equal to the current setback for single detached dwellings.

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 July 10, 2009.

Any person may make oral or written representation to City Council at its meeting to be held on Monday July 13, 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 July 9, 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.

Michael Eger  
Phone: (306) 786-1730



Notice to Residents
Fire Truck Testing / Flushing
Fire Truck Testing / Flushing, Commissioning of North Industrial Water Supply Mail

The City of Yorkton would like to inform its residents that the Fire Department will be conducting a test with their fire truck on Saturday, July 4th which may cause some discoloration in the water.

The City of Yorkton will also embark on filling a 500 mm water line for the north industrial water supply main beginning Saturday, July 4th.   This procedure is expected to take between 5 and 7 days. Discolored water may occur throughout the city during this process.

We apologize for any inconvenience as a result of these procedures.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Waterworks Department at 786-1771.



Gallagher Centre Water Park
Summer Schedule

Leisure Swim

Monday to Saturday: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Family Swim


1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
*Parents must accompany children!


Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Arthritis Aquacize

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lane Swim

Monday to Friday: 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Pre-School (0-2years) FREE
Child (3-14 years) $3.50
Youth (15-17 years) $4.50
Adult (18+ years) $6.50
Family (immediate) $16.50
Aquacize Drop-in $6.50

Program times subject to change.
For more information on Water Park Programs, please call 786-1740.



Party in the Park 2009

Spend an evening in the park listening to local entertainers, having a hot dog and a drink and just enjoying being outdoors.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Weinmaster Park – Morrison Drive
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Silver Heights Park – Sunset Drive
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you are a performer or entertainer and would like to get involved, give us a call at the Leisure Services office at 786-1750.



S-CAPE 2009

Summer Cultural Arts and Physical Activity Experiences
Sports, games, crafts, special guests, field trips and more

July 2 – August 14, 2009

For Children Ages 6 – 12

Earth Explorers
Ages 6 - 8
Tuesday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to NOON

World Travelers
Ages 9 – 12
Monday to Thursday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Gloria Hayden Community Centre
Gallagher Centre Flexihall

$2.00 drop-in fee per session or $50.00 for a summer pass

For more information contact our summer programmers
Carrie, Kacey, Lindsay or Sarah at:



Thank You
City Centre Park Grand Opening