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Environmental Committee

Environmental Services Department
Tel: (306) 828-2470
Fax (306) 786-6880

Purpose:

The purpose of the Environmental Committee is to advise and assist the Council with respect to all matters pertaining to water treatment, wastewater treatment and solid waste management within the City of Yorkton.

The objective is to be environmentally responsible and provide sustainable stewardship of our water, wastewater and solid waste in order to protect the environment. This includes, but is not limited to, reviewing solid waste management practices within the City of Yorkton and making recommendations to Council that will enable the City of Yorkton to achieve a Zero solid waste discharge to the landfill by 2026.

Authority:

Section 55 of The Cities Act provides for the establishment of Committees and the Council of the City of Yorkton deems it expedient and in the general interest of the community that an Environmental Committee be appointed.

Committee Member Eligibility:

In order to be appointed to a Committee of Council, individuals must qualify as electors meeting the following requirements:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • full age of 18 years;
  • resided in the municipality, or on land now in the municipality, for at least 3 months; or
  • is the owner of assessable land situated in the municipality, or of land now situated in the municipality, for at least 3 months; and
  • has resided in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months.

Individuals who do not meet all of the eligibility requirements may be appointed to the Committee subject to Council passing a resolution exempting them from the requirement.

Current Members:

The Environmental Committee currently comprises of nine members appointed by resolution of Council. Seven of these members are from the community at large, while the remaining two are members of Council.

The Director of Environmental Services shall be the City of Yorkton’s Administrative representative to the Committee to assist and provide direction on all matters relating to the mandate of the Committee and his or her department shall be responsible for implementing policy and the directives as approved by Council.

Members are appointed by City Council on an annual basis. Vacancies will be posted and advertised on the City Website as well as in weekly published City News ads. Individuals interested in membership may submit their application to the Mayor’s Office in person at City Hall, 37 Third Avenue North, 2nd Floor or by mail to the Mayor’s Office, City Hall, P.O. Box 400, Yorkton, SK, S3N 2W3.