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June 17, 2019 Agenda Amendment

June 17, 2019 Agenda Amendment

June 17, 2019 Council Agenda

June 17, 2019 Council Agenda

June 17, 2019 Council Packet

June 17, 2019 Council Packet

City Council Minutes – May 20, 2019

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Madrid City Council
Regular Meeting
May 20, 2019
5:30 p.m.

The City Council meeting was called to order at 5:31 p.m. with Mayor Tom Brown presiding.

Present at Roll Call: Nate Samples, Steve Burich, Marvin Ostrander, Chuck Rigby and Lane Shaver.

Other City Officials Present: City Clerk Mary Jo Reese, Deputy City Clerk, Deb Biegger, Fire Chief Scott Maddux, Rescue Captain Randy Pecenka, Board of Adjustments member Randy Dalton, Labor Day Commission Chairperson Lacey Ortiz, and City Treasurer Don Fatka.

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Samples to approve the agenda for May 20, 2019.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Samples, seconded by Councilperson Ostrander to open a public hearing regarding Ordinance #488. There were no attendees present who wished to discuss the proposed ordinance. Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Burich to close the public hearing.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Samples to open a public hearing regarding Resolution # 28-18-19, “FY 18-19 Budget Amendment.” No comments were received regarding the resolution.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

No Councilpersons declared a conflict of interest.

Motion by Councilperson Burich, seconded by Councilperson Ostrander to approve the City Council meeting minutes of May 6, 2019, and the Library Meeting Minutes of April 9, 2019 by consent agenda.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Samples to approve the claims for May 20, 2019 in the amount of $591,689.64. Councilperson Shaver questioned the cost for garbage removal, Reese indicated that was a normal monthly charge which is reimbursed through billing of customers.

In the absence of Public Works Director, Scott Church, Reese reported he received 12 applications for the open public works position. He will be interviewing all twelve on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Mayor Brown advised the Council that Church had obtained two additional bids for the asphalt patching work as requested by the Council at the previous meeting. The other two bids were higher, and Manatt’s has completed the patching work.

Lacey Ortiz, Labor Day Commission chairperson reported the Labor Day Commission approved the addition of spin art and Army of the Southwest civil war recreators to the celebration. The commission is currently seeking nominations for grand marshal of the Labor Day parade.

Scott Maddux, Fire Chief, reported 13 rescue, and 3 fire calls since the last council meeting on May 3rd. The department will be holding a rescue and fire drill on May.

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Samples to waive the second reading, and approve the third reading of Ordinance #488, “An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Madrid, Iowa, 2018, by adopting the Terms of this Code of Ordinances which Establishes the Planning and Zoning Commission”

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

The Council was advised of the resignation of Planning and Zoning Board Member Paul Mills.

Zach Dalton, owner of 501 Milwaukee Street, approached the Council to ask consideration to rezone 505 Milwaukee Street from R1, Residential, to Commercial. The property is not large enough to accommodate a residential dwelling. Dalton would like to purchase the lot from Rodney Dalton, fence the lot and use it for parking for his business. He obtained the signatures of all six adjacent property owners approving the change in zoning. Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Burich to set the date for a public hearing on the matter for June 3rd, 2019 at 5:30 at Madrid City Hall.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Jason Springer approached the Council to ask that the Council consider rezoning of a tract of land he owns in Madrid, from R1 Residential to R4 Residential for the purpose of creating a new housing development, Tiger Run. Motion by Councilperson Samples, seconded by Councilperson Ostrander to set a public hearing on the matter for June 3rd, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Madrid City

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Samples, seconded by Councilperson Ostrander to approve Resolution #28-18-19,”Fy 18-19 Budget Resolution” City Clerk, Reese explained much of the changes in budget for this year involve the receipt of bond money which will be deposited in the City of Madrid account on May 30, 2019, and expenses already paid which are related to the upcoming street project.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

The Council set the date of June 8th at 8:00 for a work group session on updates to the City of Madrid Code of Ordinances.

Dualla Carlson of 304 N. Locust Street asked the Council if there are any updated plans to replace the cabin at Edgewood Park. The Council advised there are no plans at this time due to funding constraints.

Don Fatka of 2314 QF Lane approached the Council to advise of flood relief efforts for victims of the floods in southeast Iowa. He and his wife previously delivered a variety of needed supplies and gift cards to residents of the area and are planning a return trip with more supplies. Anyone wishing to donate may contact Don, or drop off items or cash at the E-Free Church on Monday May 27th. Interested persons may check the list of needed items on the Madrid, Iowa facebook page, or the City of Madrid website.

Councilperson Shaver reported he met recently with a group of citizens interested in forming a task force to negotiate obtaining high speed internet for the citizens of Madrid. They asked the Council to appoint a member to this taskforce. The City Clerk will develop a resolution appointing a person to the task force which will be presented at the Council Meeting on June 3rd, 2019.

Councilperson Rigby stated he was contacted concerning a tall grass ordinance issue. He met with the homeowner who was having mower problems and will resolve the matter shortly. He asked that citizens in Madrid help each other out in these types of circumstances instead of complaining.

Councilperson Ostrander commented he has received complaints about the condition of sidewalks in residential areas. He was advised sidewalks are the responsibility of the homeowner. Ostrander will also speak with Public Works Director Scott Church regarding the issue.

Councilperson Samples also fielded several complaints about tall grass.

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Burich to adjourn the City Council Meeting at 7:08 p.m.

June 13, 2019 Planning & Zoning Agenda

June 13, 2019 Planning & Zoning Agenda

MPD Blotter June 3 – June 9, 2019

MADRID POLICE BLOTTER

Madrid Police Contact Numbers:

Emergency – 911

Dispatch (Primary) – 515-433-0527

Police Department – 515-795-3113

Police Cell Phone – 515-795-6166

policedept@madridiowa.org

06/03/19

Officer performed a vehicle unlock in the 300 Block of S Kennedy Avenue.

Officer spoke to the owner of (2) junk vehicles served in the 500 Block of S Main Street.  Owner stated that one would be picked up by Teen Challenge this week and the other was going to be given to a family member.

Officer was dispatched to a medical call in the 500 Block of Milwaukee Street.

Officer picked up some equipment left at a medical call last night, at a Madrid residence.

Officer assisted a Madrid resident that had their mower stuck in a ditch.

Officer followed up with DHS, and performed an interview with a subject on an on-going case.

Officer responded to a Fire Alarm at the Madrid Home.  As the Officer arrived, he was notified by dispatch that it was a false alarm.

Officer received a call regarding a burglary.  Officer took a report from the subjects and will follow up with suspect information given.

 

06/04/19

Officer met with a Madrid resident, who shared information on a current situation, dealing with a divorce and possible future safety issues.

Officer assisted Polk County Sheriff’s Office with a two-vehicle accident South of town on Highway 17.

Officer received a complaint of a large junk pile on the county property on East 3rd Street.

Officer spoke to an owner of a junk vehicle on West 1st Street.  Officer will follow up with them next week.

Officer received a complaint of a careless driver on West 1st Street.

Officer performed a vehicle unlock in the 700 Block of East 2nd Street.

Officer responded to Newton Rd. and took possession of drug paraphernalia that was found.

Officer stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of S. Kennedy for a vehicle equipment not operating properly.  Officer advised the driver of the issue and was agreed to have it fixed.

 

06/05/19

Officer returned a set of lost/found motorcycle keys to their rightful owner.

Officer assisted a subject in the 200 block of S. Kennedy with a disabled vehicle in the roadway.  Officer had the vehicle towed to the owner’s residence at their request and provided traffic control.

Officer unlocked a vehicle for a subject.

Officer was dispatched along with Madrid Fire to a riding lawn mower on fire at a residence.  The fire was extinguished. The lawn mower was a total loss.

 

06/06/19

Officer filled (3) records requests sent by a Madrid resident.

Officer assisted DHS on an on-going case and forwarded them information.

Officer assisted Madrid Fire/Rescue on an emergency medical call in the 100 Block of South Water Street.

Officer assisted a family member from the above medical call, by following her home to drop the patient’s vehicle off, and giving them a ride back to a downtown business.

 

 6/7/19

Officer responded to 200 block of South State St for a reported assault.  Unfounded.

Officer responded to the 200 block of State Street for a medical assist.

Officer responded to E. 21st Street reference a child custody exchange issue.

Officer responded to Gerald street reference unwanted house guests.

Officer responded to S. Water street reference a civil property dispute.

 

06/08/19

Officer stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of S Ave. The driver was warned for improper lighting on the vehicle.

Officer assisted with a medical call on Newton Rd. 

Officer spoke to several subjects regarding a civil child custody dispute.

Officer responded to a downtown apartment building reference a suspicious item found in the hallway and a stolen welcome mat.

Officer responded to the high school for an alarm, found to be false.

 

06/09/19

Officer responded to Madrid High School for an alarm

Officer unlocked a vehicle at St. Malachy Church.

Officer followed up on the theft from last night.

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Summer Elementary Road Closures

The City of Madrid will begin the Madrid Elementary Street Reconstruction Project next week.  Beginning Sunday, June 9th at 9:00pm Main Street between Hwy 210 and E 21st Street will be closed and E 21st Street from the intersection of Main to Water Street will be closed to through traffic.  Local traffic only!  We appreciate your patience while we improve the roads around the school!

June 3, 2019 Council Agenda

June 3, 2019 Council Agenda

June 3, 2019 Council Packet

June 3, 2019 Council Packet