City of Yorkton News
May 7 to May 13, 2009



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Next Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be held on May 11, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.



Job Opportunity
Director of H. R. - Maternity Leave
Applications are invited for A Director of Human Resources, Maternity Leave August 2009 to December 2010

The City of Yorkton is an affordable, progressive community experiencing excellent growth!  We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated Human Resources Professional for a maternity leave.  This position will provide strategic leadership and guidance in all areas of employee and labour relations.  If you would like the opportunity to be instrumental in developing a positive work culture and working closely with a management team in providing new opportunities for employees we encourage you to consider joining our team.

  • Build and maintains positive working relationships with Unions and Out-of-Scope employees;
  • Provides advice, guidance and support to the Management Team in all areas including succession planning, employee recognition, performance management, discipline, and conflict resolution;
  • Works with employee focus groups to review and create positive, progressive HR policies and ensures compliance with labour legislation, policies and collective agreements;
  • Investigates and participates in grievance resolution and arbitration hearings if necessary;
  • Assists with compensation, job evaluations, benefits and internal equity issues;
  • Responsible for research and analysis including compensation surveys and document preparation for collective bargaining;
  • Administers the HRIS database for municipal employees;
  • Responsible for recruitment and retention initiatives and strategies, employee orientation, overseeing the Benefit Program, WCB Claims, Return-to-Work and accommodation programs and working with OHS Committees;
  • Facilitate and coordinate ongoing training and development opportunities for employees.


  • Possess a degree with a specialty in HR, an HR diploma or equivalent education and experience with at least 5 years of HR generalist experience;
  • Preference given to those candidates possessing Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation;
  • Excellent Interpersonal and problem solving skills;
  • Work in collaboration, strong communication and team building skills;
  • Experience in use of HRIS, job evaluations and Web-based tools;
  • A valid class 5 Saskatchewan driver’s license;
  • RCMP security clearance.

Yorkton is located in the heart of the parkland and provides a great quality of life providing comfort and affordability that are second to none.  The City has a comprehensive Benefit Program and has Big City amenities with many opportunities for community involvement and youth participation.  The City prides itself on leadership development and in providing ongoing professional development for its employees.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity and wish to apply for this position, please submit your resume complete with three references by Friday, May 8, 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.



Our Lakes Need Your Help


Please do your part to fight algae, buy phosphorus-free products

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Gloria Hayden Centre Summer Hours

May 4 to June 30, 2009

Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

Stat Holidays

The GHCC will be CLOSED for the months of July & August 2009

For more information call the
Gloria Hayden Community Centre
at 786-1776.



Notice to Residents
Spring Clean-up Week

The week of Monday, May 4 to Saturday, May 9, 2009 has been declared by City Council to be "Spring Clean-Up Week".

Residents of the City of Yorkton are requested to clean their properties and improve the image and appeal of our community.  To encourage participation, the City will waive the landfill entrance fee for residential waste (excluding recyclables) for cars, half ton trucks and single axle utility trailers for this period.

Current Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday    9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday     9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday to Friday   8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday    8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Please enter not later than 15 minutes before closing to allow for material handling.

City of Yorkton
Environmental Services



Youth Swim Night

Friday, May 22, 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.



Request for Tenders
Sidewalk Replacement Tender

Sealed bids clearly marked "City of Yorkton, Sidewalk Replacement Tender" will be received up to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2009 and should be sent to:

Department of Public Works
City of Yorkton
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3

This Tender is for the demolition, supply and installation of 800 square meters of sidewalk.
Tenders shall remain open for acceptance by the City and irrevocable for thirty (30) calendar days following the date specified for tender closing.
Tenders received after the date and time specified for closing will be marked late and be returned unopened.

Enquiries regarding the tendering procedure and particulars should be directed to:

Trent Mandzuk - Director of Public Works
Phone: 306-786-1760
Fax: 306-783-5933

The city reserves the right to reject and or all tenders.  Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.



Job Opportunity
Seasonal Labourer III - Roads & Streets
Applications are invited for A Seasonal Labourer III - Roads & Streets/Concrete Division

The City of Yorkton is a great place to work and if you enjoy a busy and challenging work environment, we encourage you to apply for of the Seasonal Labourer III position with the Roads and Streets/Concrete Division for the Public Works Department.   

This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Public Works / Roads and Streets Foreman.

  • Perform skilled labour duties on concrete construction projects including sidewalks, curbs and gutters and other related projects that the City of Yorkton may be required to undertake.
  • Periodic operation of equipment and trucks used in the efficient performance of assigned duties.
  • Perform daily equipment checks and minor maintenance as required.
  • Completes work orders, time sheets, and required reports promptly and accurately.
  • Maintain working knowledge of all City of Yorkton Standard Operating Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
  • Maintains open line of communication with Supervisors and Co-workers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Grade XII Education or GED Equivalency
  • Current C.P.R. and First Aid Certificates
  • Most possess and maintain valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Several years’ knowledge of general construction operations with relevant experience in placement and finishing of concrete.
  • Must be able to perform physical labour duties.
  • Must possess and maintain RCMP Security clearance.

Salary will be in paid in accordance with Local 342 CUPE Collective Agreement.

Interested applicants may forward their resume, complete with three references, by 4:00pm Tuesday, May 12, 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.


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