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April 4, 2020 Council Packet

April 4, 2020 Council Packet

April 4, 2020 Council Agenda

April 4, 2020 Council Agenda

Madrid Parks Public Announcement

Mayor Tom Brown, in collaboration with Superintendent Brian Horn, issued the following public notice on 4/1/20. In our effort to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and encourage social distancing all playground equipment, shelters, and restrooms at Madrid City Parks and at Madrid Elementary School are CLOSED until further notice. 

Caution tape will be utilized to identify the restricted areas at all affected locations. Park visitors are asked to adhere to all closure notices and current social distancing recommendations. Please communicate this to your children to ensure their understanding and to reinforce the importance of these closures to ensure their safety and the safety of others.

City Brush Dump


To Madrid Residents:

It has come to our attention that people are utilizing the City’s tree and brush dump for their personal garbage. This dump is only for tree limbs, leaves, grass clippings and organic yard waste.

Public Works employees just returned from the city dump and discovered someone had dropped of part of a car fender and a large load of dirt at the site.

Unfortunately, if we find items that do not belong in the dump, we will be forced to permanently close it and residents will need to find other means to dispose of their yard waste.

Please be mindful of what you are leaving.

Thank you!

Instructions to login to Zoom for April 4, 2020 City Council Meeting

Mayor Brown is inviting the public to attend the April 4, 2020 Council meeting via Zoom meeting.

Topic: Madrid City Council Meeting 4/4/20

Time: Apr 4, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting Link to Join by Video

Meeting ID: 792 841 658

Password: 010480

Join Zoom Meeting by Phone at any of the following numbers. You will need to enter the meeting ID when prompted to do so, it is 792 841 658#

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Madrid Police Contact Numbers:

Emergency – 911

Dispatch (Primary) – 515-433-0527

Police Department – 515-795-3113

Police Cell Phone – 515-795-6166



Officer was called to the 700 Block of West 1st Street.  A neighbor called and stated that kids were stealing Christmas lights from a house up the road.  Officer arrived and found nobody in the area and found no damage to any property.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference a possible scam.  A guy came to his house on
Sunday reference seal coating his driveway.  He stated that he was very pushy and then could not find anything online on his company and thought it might be a scam.  No company had a vendor’s license to go door to door in the City.

Officer received a report of a dog running on Southern Prairie Drive.  Officer could not get close to the animal without it running off.  Officer received a call later in the day that the animal was caught in the 900 Block of South Kennedy Avenue.  Officer passed the information to the owner who went direct and picked up the animal.

Officer responded to the 200 block of Southern Prairie Dr.  Boone County dispatch received a message from the Veterans Crisis Hotline that a subject was possibly suicidal.  Officer made contact with the subject.  Subject was well and assured he was not a self-harm risk.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference a civil issue after a landlord served the tenants with eviction papers.

Officer responded to the 600 block of south Greene for a vehicle unlock.  Vehicle was unlocked. 


Officer did a records check, on a Madrid resident for a Federal Agent.

Officer was called to the 200 Block of East North Street for a dog running at large.  Officer picked up the animal and attempted to locate the owner but was unable to.  Officer held the animal in the City impound for a short period of time until the owner came and picked up the animal.

Officer was dispatched to the 400 Block of Fairview Drive.  The owners of the home came back to find their garage door open.  Officer cleared the house and found nobody inside.  A secondary search, with the owner’s present, found nothing missing or disturbed.

Officer responded to a burglary alarm at the Madrid Elementary School.  Open door located.  Officer cleared the building.  No subjects located.  Nothing appeared damaged or out of place.  Key holder responded and secured building and locked up.


Officer forwarded paperwork to an Iowa State Patrol Officer reference a property arrangement.

Officer performed a background check, for a Federal Investigator, reference a Madrid resident.

Officer was dispatched to call a Madrid resident, reference a harassing text message that he received from an unknown number.  Officer called the number and left a message giving them a warning not to send any further text messages.

Officer was called reference a suspicious person at Dollar General.  Subject checked out OK.


Officer assisted Madrid Fire/Rescue, on a medical call in the 600 Block of South Washington Street.  Patient had fallen and needed assistance getting up.

Officer located a dog running at large on East 9th Street.  Officer located the owner who assisted in catching the dog.

Officer responded to the Meadow Estates reference suspicious activity at a trailer there. Officer checked the area and determined everything to be OK.


Officer received a complaint from a Madrid resident reference a flat tire on his vehicle.  The owner stated that it was from the Madrid Laundromat building that was partially torn down.  Officer contacted the owner and informed him that he would be officially served, for his dangerous building. Officer has been dealing with the owner along with the company hired to tear it down for several weeks. The Officer removed several nails and roofing material off of the roadway also.

Officer followed up with a family member, of the owner of a downtown business, that was spoke to about an unsafe building, in the 200 Block of South State Street.  Owner was out of town till the middle of next week.  Officer requested a call as soon as he returned so that a meeting could be set up to share information on the process of the repairs.


Officer spoke with a man reference a welfare check on his grandson. The grandson returned home a short time later and was ok.

Officer responded to East 8th Street reference someone driving a stock car on the roadway. The officer identified the owner and spoke with him bluntly about the ramifications if it occurred again.


Madrid resident called about an ongoing case with the police department.

Madrid resident was concerned with some children crossing the road, mother came and got children before officer could talk with them.


2019 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is now available online.

Every year, the Iowa DNR requires the City of Madrid to confirm that the annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) has been distributed to customers.

The report will NOT be mailed, but residents can find the 2019 CCR Report on the main page of our website,  by clicking this link or you can request a copy by stopping at City Hall.

Spring Open Burning Dates

The Madrid City Council has approved open burning from April 4, 2020 through May 26, 2020.  All fires must be extinguished by sundown.  Burning is for organic yard waste, leaves, and tree limbs only and only in small and controllable burn piles or barrels.  BURNS CANNOT BE PERFORMED ON ANY CITY STREETS OR ALLEYS.


Service Line Backup Information

If you have experienced service line backup issues AFTER electric utility boring by Alliant Energy, Michels or I-80, please read the following information:

If you have a water or sewer backup issue, please contact City Hall at (515)795-3930 so we can determine if the water or sewer main is flowing properly.  If the main is clear and flowing properly, YOU will need to contact a plumber, let them know what is going on and ask them to camera the line.  PLEASE, FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL CONCERNED, DO NOT ALLOW THE PLUMBER TO AUGER THE LINE UNTIL IT HAS BEEN VIDEOED.

If a camera cannot be used and an auger or rod is to be used, please use caution.  If your rod or auger goes more than 25 feet – PLEASE STOP.  The newly bored electric lines may be in your service line.  Please contact Alliant Energy Construction Coordinator Michael Eilderts at (515) 268-3455.

The City of Madrid is only responsible for the water and sewer mains.  The water and sewer laterals (service lines) are the homeowner’s responsibility.

If it is determined to be a true service line issue, your plumber will be able to repair your line for you.

The City of Madrid is not responsible for any service lines backup issues!

2020 Census is starting

Residents of Madrid started receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census this week.  Please take a few minutes to complete the census online using the login credentials supplied by  It doesn’t take long and it is required by all citizens under federal law.