Yorktown Chamber

Monthly Meeting

March 15, 2022

Yorktown Fire Department


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: Ed Armantrout, Kristi Ingram, Jenny Hamilton, Amber Greene, Tyler Ewing, Sarah McCord, Kat Blankenbaker, Carly Acree-King, Ryan Gernard, Mary Ann Stroeh, Steve Stroeh, Greg Hinshaw, Pete Olson, Keith Gary, Mark Goodpaster, Chris Horner (YFD), David Boone (YFD).


QUESTION OF THE DAY:          Are you doing anything for spring break?


SECRETARY REPORT:               Approved as submitted,


TREASURER REPORT:              Approved as submitted.


SCHOOL REPORT:                     Dr. Greg Hinshaw – Gave an update on the boys’ basketball sectional championship and their regional game appearance. Announced that color guard had qualified for the semi-state. The new tennis court will have a ribbon cutting event on April 11. The high school will be having improvements made beginning in the spring of 2023. At this time, no COVID mandates are in place in the school buildings.


TOWN REPORT:                        Pete Olson – The town trash day pick up will be held on May 7th. The round-about work on River and Nebo Road will begin around May 30 and will take approximately 10 weeks.


CIVIC GREEN REPORT:             Kat Blankenbaker – Updated the group on sponsorships for 2022 concert series and shared flyers on the performers and dates of the concerts. If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Kat.


PROGRAM:                                Fire Chief, David Boone and Assistant Fire Chief, Chris Horner – Standards for becoming a fireman were discussed. The Yorktown Fire Department makes approximately 1200 calls per year with about 70% of them being for medical reasons. The biggest need for Yorktown Fire Department (YFD) is more volunteers. They currently have 35 volunteers and becoming fully staffed would require about 50 volunteers. About one-fourth of the volunteers are female. One of the bonuses of being a volunteer is free tuition at Ivy Tech Community College. The YFD does most of its training locally and training takes about six months to complete.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:                 The Community Foundation is now taking applications for the Yorktown Community Grants.


TIP OF THE DAY:                       Mark Goodpaster presented the tip


MEETING ADJOURNED:           Next meeting – April 19, 2022 – at LifeStream Services, Inc., 1701 Pilgrim Blvd., Yorktown