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Fall Open Burning Dates

The Madrid City Council has approved open burning from September 15, 2018 through November 11, 2018.  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.

For those not interested in open burning, dump keys will be available for check-out at City Hall.

City Council Meeting Change -September 4, 2018

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers.

MPD Blotter August 13 to August 19, 2018


Madrid Police Contact Numbers:

Emergency – 911

Dispatch (Primary) – 515-433-0527

Police Department – 515-795-3113

Police Cell Phone – 515-795-6166


Officer assisted a Madrid business owner after she found an injured pheasant on the road, on her way into town for work.  The animal was too injured to be saved and needed to be euthanized.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference an on-going case.  Officer will be issuing a warrant in this case for a violation of a no contact order.

Officer spoke to a Madrid business owner reference a theft within her company.  The business owner stated that she would follow up if she wished to pursue criminal charges at a later date.

Officer attended a court hearing at the Boone County Courthouse.

Officer followed up with subjects from the court case and went over information learned today, moving forward.

Officer received a call to assist a parent regarding a juvenile whom was caught drinking alcohol earlier.  Officer spoke to the family and advised all parties.

Officer followed up with the other named juvenile and parents reference drinking underage and the consequences.

Officer was dispatched to a fight regarding two juveniles in the park.  Officer met with the victim and spoke to the parent whom wanted to handle the situation on their own and did not want to make a formal report.

Officer followed up with video evidence regarding a past case to be sent to the court.

Officer filed for a warrant regarding a past complaint of a violation of a no contact order.


Officer received a complaint from Greater Love reference a subject dumping a couch off at the business.  Officer watched the video and identified the vehicle and driver.  Officer left a business card on the subject’s door asking them to pick the couch back up.

Officer spoke to owners of property in the downtown area, with vehicles and a boat parked on City property.  Officer asked them to remove all property to get ready for the Labor Day Celebration.

Officer received a call from an Ankeny officer asking to relay a message to a Madrid resident.  The Officer had an elderly subject stopped that was having a medical issue and the officer needed the daughter notified.  Officer contacted the other officer on scene and turned the phone over to the family member to get all the necessary information.

Officer performed a vehicle unlock for a Madrid resident at 21st and Union Street.

Officer spoke to an out of town resident who called for an update on a case where the Madrid Police Department had recovered a stolen handgun.

Officer spoke to a staff member with the Boone Area Humane Society.  Information was exchanged about a city case along with a close to town, county case.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference ATV usage in town.


Officer filled a records request after receiving one from a Madrid resident.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident at the Police Department reference suspicious activity.

Officer was dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on 1st Street, just West of Highway 17.  A vehicle driven by Becky Bridges of Boone, rear-ended a vehicle driven by Kevin Lyons of Ogden, while sitting at the stop light.  Damage was reported on both vehicles.

Officer received a call of an abandoned bicycle in the 700 block of E. 2nd Street.  Officer was unable to locate the owner in the area and took possession of the bicycle for safe keeping.

Officer received a call of an erratic driver on Hwy 17.  Officer was unable to locate the vehicle in town.  The vehicle was located several miles outside of town by another agency and the driver warned for their infractions.


Officer completed a State accident report from an accident that occurred the day before.

Officer was called to the 500 Block of West 2nd Street for a lost/found dog.  Officer took the dog to the police department and located the owner.  The owner had the dog picked up and returned home.

Officer was dispatched to a subject riding an ATV on the roadway at 2nd and Cedar.  Officer located 2 subjects riding on private property and warned them to stay off the roadway.

Officer spoke to a subject on the phone reference a child custody agreement.  Officer notified the male that he needed to contact his attorney to draw up contempt paperwork on any violations.

Officer spoke with the head of Emergency Management and went over the new city policy for Emergency Management events.

Officer spoke with a subject reference a family dispute.

Officer spoke with a male reference harassment. Officer contacted the other half who agreed to stop the calls.


Officer received a call from Ankeny Police Department reference a hit and run in their City.  Officer was given information on a possible vehicle belonging to a business name.  Officer spoke to the owner of the business and confirmed that they have no vehicles for the business.  Officer relayed the information to the Ankeny Officer.

Officers met with city staff about a past case.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident on East 3rd Street reference crossing property lines with an ATV.  Owners stated that they would be more careful.

Officer collected a bad check for the City of Madrid.

Officer had dispatch pull (2) call for services for past cases for a Madrid resident.


Officer dealt with a mentally unstable individual with a knife harassing people and motorists near the tiger bowl.

Officer assisted medical at the Cedar’s.

Officer handled a dog at large complaint on South Market St.


Officers participated in annual firearms qualifications.

Officer did a welfare check on person in the 900 block of S. Kennedy Drive.  Officer contacted the person who advised they had just got off work and was tired.

Officer was requested by Polk County to do a welfare check on a person in the 200 block of S. Green St.  Officer made contact a subject was all right.

Officer received a complaint of an erratic driver East bound on Hwy 210 from Madrid.  Officer notified Boone Co. to broadcast.

Officer “cited” four girls with Ice Cream Tickets after observing them wearing helmets and other safety gear, signaling their turns and stopping completely to look both ways at stop signs.

Council Agenda – August 20, 2018

Council Agenda – August 20, 2018

2018 Labor Day Raffle Information

Ward III & At-Large Special Election

A special election on September 25, 2018 for the “To Fill Vacancy” Ward III and At-Large Council positions.  Anyone interested in running for these positions must complete an Affidavit of Candidacy and the Nomination Petition for the position of interest.  A minimum of ten (10) signatures is required on the Nomination Petition.  Completed paperwork must be delivered to the Boone County Auditor by 5:00 P.M. on August 31, 2018 – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Paperwork can be found at City Hall or by clicking the attached links:






*Cancelled* August 14, 2018 Park Board Meeting

The Park Board Meeting set for August 14, 2018 has been cancelled.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will be September 11, 2018.

MPD Blotter August 6 – August 12, 2018


Madrid Police Contact Numbers:

Emergency – 911

Dispatch (Primary) – 515-433-0527

Police Department – 515-795-3113

Police Cell Phone – 515-795-6166



Officer received a call of lost property on the trail and the trail head. An out of town subject lost an item on Saturday.  Officer will check and see if it can be located and call the subject back.  Officer did find the lost property in question.  Officer mailed it back to the subject.

Officer took a complaint of a violation of a no contact order.  Officer will attempt to get more information on the case due to it being a couple hours away and the victim not having up to date paperwork.

Officer received a complaint of a low hanging branch on a property, from a neighboring property, at County Line road and 1st Street.  Officer contacted the owner, whom stated that he would get the branch taken care of.

Officer followed up with high school staff on an on-going case.

Officer attended a court proceeding at the Boone County Courthouse.

Officer received information on a suspicious female who approached the mail carrier twice asking for information on a residence.

Officer spoke to the Boone Area Humane Society reference a welfare check on a dog.  Officer checked on the animals and reported back to the Humane Society that both dogs checked out fine.

Officer received a call of a suspicious person at Meadow Estates.  The subject was gone on officer’s arrival.

Officer received and worked on several requests for information from a subject.

Officer followed up with a previous case involving juveniles.


Officer was dispatched to an incomplete 911 call in the 300 Block of North State Street.  Upon the Officers arrival, everything was found to be OK.

Officer was dispatched to Continental Labs for an emergency medical call.  Officer arrived and assisted Madrid Fire/Rescue.  Officer transported the patient to the Madrid Clinic and waited for her to be seen and then gave her a ride back to work.

Officer was notified by a County resident of her two dogs getting loose.  She stated that they may come to town on the bike trail.

Officer received a call of a dog running loose in Edgewood Park.

Officer received a complaint of drivers going too fast coming into town Eastbound on Highway 210.  Officer ran radar and stopped vehicles for speed and warned the drivers to slow down.  Officers will be stopping vehicles for speed infractions in an effort to slow traffic down before the start of school.

Officer finger printed a Madrid resident for a job-related background check.

Officer received a call from a subject at the Polk City Manor.  He stated that he had been trying to get ahold of his family in Madrid for some time, with no call back.  Officer stopped and relayed a message, along with a phone number to call the subject back.

Officer responded to a medical call in the 800 block of South Cedar Street.

Officer received information regarding a broken window resulting from a juvenile playing ball near a building.  Officer spoke to the parent of the juvenile whom agreed to pay for replacing the broken glass.

Officer received a complaint of possible criminal mischief on the South side of town. Investigation is ongoing.


Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference a civil issue about getting a scooter back for a friend that was being stored at a residence in town.  Officer will follow up with the home owner and work out arrangements for pick-up.

Officer was dispatched to a careless driver Northbound on Highway 17.  The vehicle was out of the City limits before the Officer could get to the area.  A Boone County Deputy was advised and he was unable to locate the vehicle.

Officer followed up on a case dealing with a violation of a no contact order.  Officer spoke with the other half who admitted to violating the order.  Officer will do paperwork and send up for a warrant to be issued.


Officer responded to 900 block of S, Kennedy for a 7-year-old that pepper sprayed himself.

Officer spoke to a resident about a dispute and possible assault that took place on First Street.

Officer took possession of a lost ATM/Credit card that was found on the trail.

Officer spoke with a woman reference a pending protection/ no contact order.

Officer took a report of harassment/ assault. The victim did not wish to pursue charges however, he did want the officer to advise the suspect to stop contact with him.


Officer responded to 500 block of E. Third Street for a nuisance complaint.   Situation will be referred to the Chief to look into.

Officer stopped a vehicle that was dragging front bumper on the ground.  Driver was cited for Driving While Suspended.

Officer spoke to a resident about riding his ATV on the streets.

Officer responded to 300 block of N. Water Street to answer questions about a protective/custody order.


Officer responded to a medical call in the 300 block of N. Market St.  It was determined to be a false alarm regarding an emergency notification pendant.  Officer assisted with re-setting the system.

Officer responded to a burglary alarm in the 100 block of W. 2nd St.  It was determined to be a false alarm.

Officer spoke to a subject regarding a civil no contact order.

Officer stopped several children on bicycles whom were all wearing their helmets and stopped for a stop sign to look for traffic.  Officer wrote the children “Madrid Most Wanted” tickets good for a free ice cream at the Filling Station for demonstrating safe riding and wearing safety equipment.

Officer spoke with a male regarding a missing person.

Officer assisted a Boone County Deputy with serving a protection/ no contact order within the city limits.


Officer received several calls of cattle on/near Hwy 17 in the area of the Hindu Temple.  Officer notified Boone Co. and they notified the appropriate agency.

Officer did a welfare check on some minors in the 300 block of N. Water Street.

Officer spoke to a resident that was wanting an update on a case.

Volunteers Needed for Boone County Booth at Iowa State Fair

Volunteers are needed to represent Madrid at the Boone County Convention & Visitors (CVB) Booth at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.  Each volunteer will receive a free ticket into the Iowa State Fair.  Shifts are from 9:00AM to 1:00PM, 1:00PM to 5:00PM, 5:00PM to 9:00PM each day of the Fair.  Sign-up sheets are located at Madrid City Hall and the Larson Agency.  If you have any questions, please contact Don Lincoln at (515) 795-2775.



Special City Council Minutes-July 26, 2018

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Madrid City Council
Special Meeting
July 26, 2018
5:30 p.m.

The City Council meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. with Mayor Kurt Kruse presiding. The meeting was held in the Community Room due to the number of people expected to attend.

Present at Roll Call: Nate Samples, Val Chapman, Eric Ohrt, Dave Cook and Lane Shaver.

Other City Officials Present: City Clerk MaryJo Reese, Deputy City Clerk Deb Biegger, Public Safety Director Rick Tasler, Police Officers John Mackey and Bryan Olmstead, and City Attorney John Jordan

Councilperson Shaver stated he does not recognize Councilperson Chapman as a member as the Council and read a copy of her resignation letter. He demanded that Chapman be removed from the table. John Jordan asked several questions of the Mayor and the Council to determine if the resignation of Val Chapman was acted upon by the Mayor. He concluded that the resignation of Val Chapman was recognized as valid as the Mayor did accept her resignation. Val Chapman left the meeting at this time. Motion by Councilperson Ohrt to amend the agenda by striking item 5.) “Motion to Request Sheriff fill in for police Services and Supervise Department.” from the agenda. Seconded by Councilperson Cook.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Mayor Kruse asked for a motion to terminate the contract of Police Chief Rick Tasler. Jordan explained the protocol for voting on the matter requires a simple majority of the council vote. In the case of a tie, the Mayor cannot break the tie. Tasler stated his contract says there must be a 4-1 vote by the Council, however Tasler advised he does not have a copy of that contract for review by the city attorney. Councilperson Shaver read from the termination document and corresponding responses to some of the bullet points contained within the letter. He asked that the matter be tabled until further investigation can be done. Motion by Councilperson Ohrt, seconded by Councilperson Samples to table the termination of Rick Tasler. No vote was taken on this motion. Motion made by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Cook to not accept the termination letter prepared for Rick Tasler.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

John Jordan stated the status of Rick Tasler’s contract remains unchanged at this time.

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Cook to adjourn the meeting at 5:52 p.m.