Yorktown is a 100-year-old town (not a city) with a population of more than 10,000, located in Mt. Pleasant Township, in Delaware County, Indiana. Town, Township, county and state are all separate taxing units and provide different services to the taxpayer.
Yorktown website www.yorktownindiana.org/
Yorktown Community School Corp. website www.yorktown.k12.in.us/
Yorktown/Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Dept. website www.yorktownindiana.org/department/?fDD=5-0
Yorktown Public Library website www.yorktownlib.org/main/library-catalog/
Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce www.muncie.com
LifeStream Services (senior adult services provider) www.lifestreaminc.org
Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County www.cfmdin.org
The Town Council of Yorktown is comprised of seven members elected at-large from five council districts. They serve 4-year staggered terms. The Council serves as both the legislative and executive branches of local government.
The Town Council meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Monday monthly in the Town Court building behind Town Hall, 9800 W. Smith St.
Council Members include Richard Lee (president), Robert Ratchford (V.P.), Dan Flanagan, Bob Flanagan, Lon Fox, Rick Glaub and Laura Vise.
Clerk-Treasurer 759-4000 ext. 102
The Clerk-Treasurer, the elected chief fiscal officer of the Town, is responsible for the accounting, collection and disbursement of funds and all financial matters pertaining to the Town. The clerk is also responsible for maintaining permanent record of town actions, including ordinances, resolutions, permits, titles and minutes of the meetings for the Town Council. The Clerk-Treasurer issues and/or accepts fees for licenses, permits, fines and all invoices.
Beth Neff is the Clerk-Treasurer.
Town Manager 759-4003
The Town Manager is appointed by, and reports to, the Town Council for the proper administration of all of the affairs of the Town which the Town Council has the authority to control. The Town Manager prepares the agenda for the Town Council monthly meetings. The agenda report contains all pertinent background materials and possible avenues for action. The Town Manager is also responsible for implementing town policy and moving forward priorities established by the Town Council. The Town Manager is responsible for day-to-day operation of the town departments under his jurisdiction including: Police, Street, Water, Sewer, Parks, Planning and Zoning, and Administration. The Town Manager also prepares annual budgets for these Departments.
Pete Olson is the Town Manager.
New Construction: Building permits for the Town of Yorktown may be obtained from the Building Commissioner/Zoning Administrator. Upon application, detailed plans for the construction must be submitted to the Building Commissioner. Failure to obtain a building permit will result in fi nes, and a stop work order will be issued.
Additions and Remodeling: Any construction in excess of $1,000 requires a Building Permit from the Town of Yorktown. The fees shall be in accordance with the rate schedule established by ordinance. One and two family residential dwelling permits are issued solely by the Town of Yorktown. Commercial and Industrial building permits must be obtained from both the Town of Yorktown and the State of Indiana. Permits may be required for outdoor sheds, fences, or signs. Check with the Building Commissioner/Zoning Administrator.
The Building Commissioner may be reached at (765) 759-0142 to schedule an appointment.
Utility Permits (New Construction)
Application for water and/or sewer connections must be obtained at the same time, or before, a Building Permit is issued. Connection to the sewer service is mandatory if the structure is within 300 feet of an existing sanitary sewer. Connection fees are based on a rate schedule approved and adopted by the Town Council.
The Town of Yorktown maintains jurisdiction of its planning and zoning standards through the Yorktown Plan Commission and the Yorktown Board of Zoning Appeals. The Town Manager serves as the secretary to both of these bodies. The Zoning Administrator serves as the initial point of contact for re-zoning petitions, primary and final plat applications, street numbering, as well as applications for use or design variances from the Yorktown Zoning Ordinance.
To report a zoning violation, schedule an appointment and/or discuss an application, contact the zoning administrator at (765) 759-0142.
(For after-hour emergencies related to water, sewer, or street obstructions, call 747-7204)
The Town of Yorktown operates a municipal wastewater treatment plant and collection system, and municipal water distribution system. The wastewater treatment plant is a secondary treatment plant. In addition to serving residents within the Yorktown corporate limits, the wastewater treatment plant services customers of the Delaware County Regional Wastewater District on a contractual basis.
Alan Neff is the town’s certified Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.
The water distribution system is composed of two water towers, three deep limestone wells and approximately 21 miles of water mains. The town treats its public water with chlorine, phosphate, and fluoride. All town utilities are staffed and operated by fully licensed and certified personnel, exceeding the standard state and federal requirement in both the water and wastewater utilities.
Wayne Studebaker is the town’s Certified Water Operator.
Utility Billing office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Utility Services NOT provided by the Town
Gas: Vectren, 1-800-227-1376
Electric: AEP, 1-800-311-4634
Post Office: 759-5855 (downtown Yorktown) Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–Noon Saturday.
TOWN PUBLIC SERVICES
Police Department 759-7760/Emergency 911
The Yorktown Police Department (YPD) serves the Yorktown community on a 24-hour basis. The YPD is dispatched through the Delaware County Police Department, and when unable to reach police personnel at the town number (759-7760), persons should call the Delaware County Police Department (747-7878) to contact an officer. The offices of the Yorktown Police Department are located in the Yorktown Court and Police Building behind the Town Hall.
The YPD is composed of a town marshal, 10 full-time deputy marshals and 3 reserve deputies. The Town Council appoints the town marshal.
Police officers undergo continuing training through monthly staff meetings and outside seminars. Continuing training include accident investigations, drug investigations, child abuse, emergency vehicle operations, robbery investigations, and firearm qualifications. R. Todd St.John is the Town Marshal.
Field Operations 759-2203
The Yorktown Public Works Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of public infrastructure to ensure that all of our residents and visitors enjoy a healthy and safe environment. The town is committed to providing effi cient and effective, high quality services to the Town of Yorktown. The Department of Field Operations is responsible for maintaining infrastructure relating to wastewater collection, water distribution, storm water collection, streets and alleys and town parks.
Street Department/Park Department
The Street Department for the Town of Yorktown is responsible for the maintenance of streets, snow plowing, collection of limbs from storm damage only, and maintenance of the storm sewer systems. Tim Caldwell is the Street Superintendent.
Limb and Brush Collection
The Town of Yorktown will collect and dispose of limbs downed by storm damage only. This policy was necessitated by changes in environmental law restricting the Town’s ability to dispose of these materials. Debris from limbs not downed by storms, routine trimmings and tree removals are the responsibility of the property owner and should be disposed of properly.
Solid Waste Collection
The Town of Yorktown has privatized the solid waste collection process and contracts with a private firm to provide those services through a public bidding process. Residential pick-up is scheduled one time per week. The town’s solid waste hauler provides customers with up to two large totes in which to place their garbage. Garbage must be placed inside the totes in order to be picked-up. Please contact the utility office or town manager’s office to determine your scheduled day for pick-up or to request a tote. The town also schedules two yearly Curbside Community Clean-up weekends. On those weekends residents may dispose of larger trash items not normally picked up in the weekly collections by placing items at the curb without using the totes.
The Town of Yorktown provides once-a-week curbside recycling collection for the Town residents. The recycling contractor provides each customer with a specially marked bin for recycling, which is available from the Town Hall. The following items should be placed in your blue recycling bin: Plastics (soda, milk, detergent, shampoo and small mouth bottles with a #1 or #2 on the bottom); Glass (clear, brown, green and blue glass bottles and jars in which food products are packaged); Paper (newspaper, brown grocery sacks), Cans (aluminum and bi-metal beverage cans, steel food/tin cans, empty aerosol cans). Labels do not need to be removed but please rinse and fl atten when appropriate.
Leaf pick up dates are schedule in the Fall of each year. Leaves must be bagged in biodegradable yard waste bags. Collection dates for leaf collection will be announced.
Yorktown has four public parks: The Lions Club Park, 2400 S. Russ Street; Morrow’s Meadow, along Tiger Drive across from Yorktown Middle School; the Yorktown Sports Complex on the east side of County Road 600 W. just north of River Road, and Yorktown Memorial Plaza, downtown on the northeast corner of Smith and Broadway streets. Lions Club Park and Morrow’s Meadow are closed dusk to dawn unless there is a special event scheduled outside that time. The park board meets the second Monday at the Town Hall at 7 p.m.
Yorktown residents may register to vote at the Town Hall up to thirty (30) days prior to any election. Registration after that time must be done at the Delaware County Building. Information about precinct numbers and voting locations may be obtained by calling Delaware County Voter’s Registration, 747-7812.
Town/Township Fire Department 759-5836/Emergency 911
The Yorktown/Mt. Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) provides fire protection to all of Mt. Pleasant Township. The fire station is located at 8905 W. Smith St. The VFD has approximately 40 volunteer firefighters. The VFD is dispatched through 911. Response times to the furthest areas of the municipal limits are approximately 3.5 to 4.0 minutes. Firemen are summoned by portable radios and radios in private homes.
Yorktown Schools 759-2720
The Yorktown school system consists of two elementary schools, Yorktown Elementary, grades 3-5; Pleasant View Elementary, grades K-2; Yorktown Middle School, grades 6-8; and Yorktown High School, grades 9-12. The schools are located along Tiger Drive, between Highway 32 and River Road. The School Superintendent is Dr. Jennifer McCormick. The School Board meets the third Tuesday in the board room.
Yorktown High School 759-2550
Yorktown Middle School 759-2660
Yorktown Elementary 759-2770
PleasantView Elementary 759-2800
The Yorktown/Mt. Pleasant Township Community Library is located at 8920 W. Adaline St. Any resident of the Mt. Pleasant Twp. Taxing district, age 5 or older, with a current library card in good standing, has access to materials offered by the library as long as the rules and policies of the library are respected. Residents are required to show proof of identity and residence in the district when applying for a card.
The library is open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.
YORKTOWN COMMUNITY SERVICES
Yorktown Branch Banks
Chase, 9213 W. Smith St.
First Merchants Bank, 1501 N. Nebo Rd., Muncie
Mutual Federal Savings Bank, 2101 S. Tiger Dr.
Old National Bank, 8919 W. Adaline St.
Bradford Park Church, 6314 W. Penrod Rd
Compass Church – Yorktown, 8116 W Jackson St.
First Baptist Church, 10591 W. SR 32
Muncie Freewill Baptist Church, 6490 W. Cornbread Rd.
New Life Presbyterian Church, 8000 W. River Rd.
Old Fashioned United Baptist Church, 9211 W. Arch St.
University Christian Church, 2400 N. Nebo Rd.
Westside Church of Christ, 6600 W. Kilgore Ave.
Yorktown Christian Church, 10101 W. SR 32
Yorktown Church of God, 1800 S. Andrews Rd.
Yorktown Church of the Nazarene, 2409 S. Elm St.
Yorktown United Methodist Church, 2301 S. Broadway
St. Francis of Assisi, 1200 W. Riverside
St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 820 E. Charles St.
St. Mary Catholic Church, 2300 W. Jackson St.
The nearest synagogue is in Muncie. Temple Beth El, 525 W. Jackson St.
Family Hearing Care, 6770 W. Kilgore
Muncie Foot Clinic, 6110 W. Kilgore
Northside Endodontics, 1400 S. Pilgrim Blvd.
Yorktown Family Dentistry, 2001 S. Tiger Dr.
IU HealthBall Memorial Hospital Health & Diagnostics, 1420 S. Pilgrim Dr.
Yorktown Healthcare Pharmacy, 1420 S. Pilgrim Dr.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, located on University Avenue in Muncie, is the primary hospital serving the Yorktown area. Others in the immediate area are St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital and Community hospitals in Anderson and several in and around Indianapolis.
Assisted Living Facilities
Crowne Point Communities, 1400 S. Patriot Dr.
The Waters, 2000 Andrews Road
Pilgrim Place, 1700 S. Pilgrim Blvd.
A public golf course, The Players Club, is located at the intersection of Nebo and River roads.
A private golf course is located at the Elks Country Club on 500 West. Golf memberships may be obtained by becoming a member of the Elks Lodge.
Yorktown/Mt. Pleasant Twp. Historical Alliance
For information, call Becky Monroe, 759-6119.
Civic Clubs & Organizations
American Legion-7 p.m., first Monday at American Legion
Elks Lodge #245–7:30 p.m., first and third Monday
I.O.O.F Lodge #345–7:30 p.m. every Thursday evening
Yorktown Chamber of Commerce–8 a.m., third Tuesday at Church of Nazarene Fellowship Hall
Yorktown Kiwanis-7 a.m., every Wednesday at Osborn’s Country Kitchen
Boy Scouts of America
Girl Scouts of America
New InterUrban, 759-1121
Yorktown Fireworks Festival Celebration (around July 4th)
Yorktown Fall Festival
Yorktown Homecoming in the Fall
Christmas Luminary Festival in December