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MPD Blotter October 14 – October 20, 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

10/14/19
Officer spoke to a Madrid resident, reference extra patrol on a family members house, due to health issues.

Officer performed a vehicle unlock in the 200 Block of South Cedar Street.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident, reference a vacation watch form, for an upcoming winter get away.

Officer returned a phone call and left a message, for a Madrid resident, who called reference two junk vehicles, on County Line Road.

Officer met with staff from Radar Tech, who certified all radar units in the patrol vehicles.

Officer responded to Meadow Estates for a fire set in the woods.  Officer was able to extinguish fire prior to Fire/EMS arrival.  No injuries or property damage occurred.

10/15/19

Officer received a call from a Madrid resident, requesting a call for service, that he made in 2017, reference someone in another state, stealing his identity.

Officer performed a funeral procession.

Officer was dispatched to an out of control juvenile at the 600 block of West North Street.  Officer assisted with settling the juvenile down and spoke to the mother about options for assistance.

Officer spoke to a guardian of a Madrid juvenile about sneaking out last night.  Officer received permission to speak to the juvenile at the high school and warned him for curfew.

Officer spoke to another group of parents reference their children sneaking out last night.

Officer was called to the 400 Block of West 1st Street, for an unwanted subject at a residence.  Dispatch called back and stated that the male had left after the caller contacted police.

10/16/19

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

Officer was called to the High School, for possible criminal mischief to a vehicle.  Officer located no damage to the vehicle.

Officer was called to the 300 Block of South State Street, for kids being unsafe playing on the bridge.  Officer gave all kids present a safety speech before he cleared.

Officer relayed a message to a Madrid resident, in the 200 Block of North Main Street, for the Dayton Police Department.

Officer responded to a report of juveniles fighting in front of the Public Library.  Juveniles were spoken to and their respective parents were contact.  Both children left to go home.

10/17/19

Officer assisted a Madrid resident, with picking up her daughters’ phone, that was located on a find your phone app, after it was brought home from school, by another student.

Officer was dispatched to 21st and North Kennedy Ave, for a vehicle on fire.  Fire was put out.

Officer was called to the 900 Block of South Kennedy Avenue, for an unwanted male subject there.  Officer spoke to all subjects and the female ended up giving the male a ride back home to Kelley.

Madrid resident stopped in the P.D to inform officer her husband had been drinking and she was worried about her safety, she was going to stay with a relative in another town. Officer followed her out of town to make sure no one was following.

Officer inspected 2 ATV’s for a Madrid resident, and signed off on DNR registration paperwork.

Officer responded to a noise complaint at Green St Apartments parking lot, subject advised they will keep it down and were going inside.

10/18/19

Officer received a call of a vehicle blocking an alley, West of Dalander, in the 100 Block.  Officer made contact with the owner, who immediately moved it.

Officer met with a subject who donated (2) nice bikes to children that need them.  If your child is in need of a bike, please contact Chief Tasler to arrange a meeting.

Officer was dispatched to call a subject, staying at Ledges Park, reference a transaction issue that occurred at the Market of Madrid.

Officer followed up with a victim of a past crime, reported in the City.  Officer also followed up with a Detective from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and exchanged information on the on-going case.  Officer emailed the County Attorney with the information learned to keep him up on the case.

Officer responded to N. Locust Street reference a domestic situation between mother and daughter. Officer referred the case to DHS for a follow up.

Officer responded to W. 2nd Street for a third-party report of a possible domestic situation between a woman and her foster child. Officer spoke with both parties involved and determined that an argument did occur, however things had settled down.

Officer responded to W. 1st Street for a report of an attempted abduction at the elementary playground. Upon arrival the Officer was informed by the reporting party that it was a false alarm.

Officer took a call of a reckless driver headed southbound out of town on 17. Officer referred the caller to Boone County Dispatch to notify the appropriate agencies.

Officer took a report of two bikes in a dumpster. Officer located the owner and got returned.

10/19/19

Officer responded to a domestic situation at the N. County Line Rd. trailer park. Officer determined that the couple was arguing over relationship problems and assisted them in talking through the issues.
 
 
10/20/19
Officer received a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of E. 22nd St.  Officer located subject and talked with him.

Officer spoke to a female that was looking for the person in the above-mentioned call.  Officer helped her locate him and both left town.

Officer received report of an intrusion alarm at the Madrid High School.  Set off accidentally by the custodian.

Officer discovered an alarm going off on the generator at the Madrid Fire Dept.  Officer contacted an MFD Officer who came and silenced the alarm.

Officer spoke to a resident about who to contact about checking carbon dioxide level in a house.

Officer took a report of a dog bite. Officer made arrangements with the Boone County Humane Society, Dallas County Hospital and the owner of the dog to resolve the incident.

Officer stopped a vehicle for failing to stop. The driver was found to have an instruction permit only without a licensed driver in the vehicle. Both the driver and passenger were juveniles and out past curfew. Officer cited both with curfew violation and the driver was cited with failure to obey a traffic control device and violating conditions of a graduated license.

Officer followed up with the respective parents form the previous entry’s traffic stop.

October 21, 2019 Council Packet

October 21, 2019 Council Packet

October 21, 2019 Council Agenda

October 21, 2019 Council Agenda

City Council Minutes – September 30, 2019 Special Meeting

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Madrid City Council
Special Meeting
September 30, 2019
5:30 p.m.

The City Council meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. with Mayor Tom Brown presiding.

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

Other City Officials Present: City Clerk Mary Jo Reese and Police Chief Rick Tasler

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, second by Councilperson Burich to approve the agenda for September 30, 2019.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Ostrander to open a public hearing regarding Resolution # 14-19-20A, “Resolution Regarding Proposal to Vacate Abandoned Street and Convey Real Estate.”

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

Jason Springer explained the land in question was previously platted for development when he purchased it. Even though Mid-Iowa Development Group officially owns the land, the Boone County Auditor requested that paperwork be filed by the City of Madrid to vacate the land previously platted. No other persons wished to speak at the hearing concerning the matter. Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Burich to close the public hearing.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Ostrander to approve payment of an invoice to Xenia Rural Water in the amount of $7,410. Water is being purchased from Xenia due to a break in the water line of the Madrid water system.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Ostrander to approve expenses associated with the city shed upgrade. Mafco will receive $32,480 to insulate, replace doors, and add concrete to the east portion of the city shed.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Burich to approve Resolution # 14-19-20A. “Resolution Regarding Proposal to Vacate Abandoned Street and Convey Real Estate.”

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

The Council considered Resolution # 15-19-20 – “Resolution Regarding Proposal to Grant an Easement for Ingress and Egress to Mid-Iowa Development Group, Inc.” The resolution would allow for a temporary easement of two areas of city owned property off Highway 210. The areas would be used for access to “Tiger Run” by construction vehicles, and would expire in seven years. Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Burich to approve the resolution.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Burich, seconded by Councilperson Ostrander to approve the final preliminary plat for “Tiger Run as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. A possible access to Highway 210 from Tiger Run was discussed. It was decided the access is not a possibility. Duane Lombard of 622 Kingman Boulevard stated he feels St. Malachy’s church would sell Mid-Iowa

Development enough land to make another access to Highway 210 from Tiger Run. Councilperson Shaver was concerned with accessibility to the new development by emergency vehicles. Mayor Brown stated he understands the desire to have an access to 210, he believes cul-de-sacs promote a family environment, and there are few opportunities for expansion and growth in Madrid at this time.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                             Motion Carried

City Council Minutes – September 23, 2019 Special Meeting

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Madrid City Council
Special Meeting
September 23, 2019
5:30 p.m.

The City Council meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. with Mayor Pro Tem Lane Shaver presiding.

Present at Roll Call: Steve Burich, Marvin Ostrander, Chuck Rigby and Lane Shaver. Tom Brown and Nathan Samples were absent

Other City Officials Present: City Clerk Mary Jo Reese and Police Officer Chad Koch.

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, second by Councilperson Ostrander to approve the agenda for September 23, 2019 with the deletion of #4.) Request for Approval – Resolution # 15-19-20- Access Road Easement. This item is tabled until the Special City Council Meeting scheduled for August 30, 2019.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby                                           Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Burich to approve Resolution # 14-19-20, “ Resolution Regarding Proposal to Vacate Abandoned Street and Convey Real Estate.” The resolution sets a public hearing on the matter for 5:30 p.m. for September 30, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby                                           Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Shaver to close the special City Council Meeting at 5:32 p.m.

City Council Minutes – September 16, 2019

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Madrid City Council
Regular Meeting
September 16, 2019
5:30 p.m.

The City Council meeting was called to order at 5:30 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 and Police Chief Rick Tasler.

Mayor Brown asked for a moment of silence in memory of Ed Pecenka, former Madrid Fire Chief, who passed away recently.

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Ostrander to approve the agenda for September 16, 2019
Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                     Motion Carried

No Councilmembers declared a conflict of interest.

Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Shaver to approve the City Council meeting minutes of September 7, 2019, and the Library meeting minutes of August 13, 2019 by consent agenda.
Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                     Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Rigby to approve the claims for September 16, 2019 in the amount of $48,197.34.
Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                     Motion Carried

Jennifer Ackerson and Jacob Grimsled of Mi-Tech, and Joe Loonan Jr. of Alliant Energy approached the Council to request approval for an underground electric line easement on five locations of city owned property. The town of Madrid is getting a complete rebuild of electric lines in 2020. Mi-Tech is contacting area residents where easement agreements are needed on private property. All residents will be receiving a letter explaining the basics of the rebuild project. Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Burich to approve the easement agreements.
Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                     Motion Carried

Taylor Johnson of Bowman and Miller, the City of Madrid’s auditing firm, reported results of the audit conducted for fiscal year 18-19. He explained fund balances at the end of June, 2019 compared to June 30, 2018. He also explained revenues and expenses for each fund compared to June 2018. Johnson explained comments he made in the audit which involved separation of duties, minor deficiencies in payroll and budget amendments, required roll call votes noted in meeting minutes, and timeliness of publishing meeting minutes, and the need to update the depository amount for City State Bank by resolution. Johnson also noted the city is required to have a disaster recovery plan and encourages the city to develop one by the end of the year. The audit will be approved by Council vote at the meeting on October 5, 2019.

Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, seconded by Councilperson Shaver to approve an expenditure request in the amount of $3,775 to Kruck Plumbing for a heater to be placed at the city shed.
Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                     Motion Carried

The Council considered a request to approve an expenditure in the amount of $32,840 to Mafco for improvements to the city shed. Councilperson Rigby stated he would like to see a breakdown of those charges before the Council votes on the issue. The matter was tabled until the next City Council meeting on October 5, 2019.

The Council also considered a proposal from J & D Computers for an upgrade to the Fire Department computer system which includes new equipment, software and connection to the City of Madrid server. The estimate including labor will be around $2,500.
Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                         Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Burich to approve a change of ownership for Casey’s General Store in connection with their liquor permit.
Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                         Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Shaver to approve an expanded carryout wine permit for Casey’s General Store.
Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                         Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Burich to approve the payment of sign-up fees for the City of Madrid internet service to Huxley Communications.
Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                         Motion Carried

Reese explained the FY 19-20 Street Finance Report to the Council. Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Burich to approve Resolution # 11-19-20 approves the report and submission to the State of Iowa.
Ayes: Samples, Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                         Motion Carried

Mayor Brown commented he has had conversations with an individual who may be interested in restoring the Anheiser building owned by the City of Madrid on West 2nd Street.

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Rigby to adjourn the City Council Meeting at 7:23 p.m.

October 16, 2019 Agenda

October 16, 2019 Board of Adjustment Agenda

MPD Blotter October 7 – October 12, 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

10/07/19

Officer spoke to the Public Works Director reference damage in Edgewood Park over the weekend again.  Staff continues to find garbage cans turned over and spread about along with damage to grass and property from vehicles driving where they are not supposed to.  Officer will be installing trail cams in different locations in the Park.  Anyone found to be doing damage to any City property will be criminally charged and trespassed from the property.

Officer served an owner of two junk vehicles on County Line Road.

Officer performed a vehicle unlock in the 500 Block of Milwaukee Street.

Officer spoke to a victim of a past theft/fraud case, and asked for additional information, request by the Assistant Boone County Attorney.

Officer assisted a subject that his vehicle had broken down at Casey’s.  Officer gave the subject a ride to where he was going, in the City.

Officer spoke to a past Madrid resident, reference a case back in February of this year.  Subject requested a copy of the report.

Officer dispatched to 107 Jonathan Drive for a mother having trouble with out of control child, mother was given options and child was warned,

Officer performed traffic stop at 6th St and Kennedy.  Driver was given a verbal warning for a driving infraction.

Officer observed a group of juveniles sitting in the street on Green Street. They were advised to all go home.

 

10/08/19

Officer was called to the 300 Block of East 22nd Street, for a cat that was out of control, inside a residence.  Subject had just rescued the animal and it was not taking well.  Officer was able to catch the animal and place it in a pet carrier, so the owner could return it.

Officer was called to the 500 Block of West 5th Street, for a found dog.  Officer kept the animal all day and then called the Humane Society to get picked up, after he was not claimed.  Animal was too big to go into the City pens.  Officer located a chip in the dog, but after checking 4 different data-bases, no owner registration could be located.

Officer received information on a found knife on the bike trail.  Officer recovered the item and took it to the Police Department for safe keeping.

Officer was called to Edgewood Park for a really loud motorcycle, driving fast.  Caller stated it was out last night as well.  Officer was unable to locate it, but will keep an eye out.  While at the park, the Officer spoke to a group of kids, reference the on-going damage at the park and warned them of consequences for anyone that is caught doing damage.

Officers were contacted by dispatch, who reported that a stabbing victim was down at a Des Moines Hospital being treated for his wound.  A Des Moines Officer was speaking to him and it was found out that he lived in Madrid and that the crime occurred here in the 300 Block of North Union Street.  Two Officers responded to the scene and a third to the hospital.  The victim would not cooperate with the Officer, and give any information on what occurred.

 

10/09/19

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident who received a scam phone call from a subject claiming to be with Social Security.  Subject did confirm some information to the caller.  Officer informed the subject to call his bank and credit card companies, to put a fraud watch on his accounts.

Officer assisted Madrid Fire/Rescue on a call in the 200 Block of South Cedar Street.  Owner called when her CO2 detector started going off.  Fire department found no trace of CO2 and found the detector was right on the line for replacement.  Officer provided the owner with a new CO2 detector to keep her and her small child safe.

Officer responded to 100 block of South Cedar Street for a residential smoke alarm.  Assisted Fire department.  False alarm.

 

10/10/19

Officer assisted a Madrid resident, after she accidently locked herself out of her residence, on West 2nd Street.  Officer was able to gain entry for the owner.

Officer responded to the 500 Block of East 6th Street for a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle.

 

10/11/19

Officer responded to the Historical museum for an alarm.

Officer unlocked a vehicle at Casey’s

Officer responded to a report of an erratic driver, unable to make a case.

 

10/12/19

Officer provided a funeral escort.

Officer received a complaint from a citizen regarding speeding on Highway 17 coming into town on the south end.  Officer ran radar in the area.  No speeding violations occurred.

Officer responded to the 400 block of Southern Prairie for a vehicle unlock.

Officer responded to the 600 block of Brodie Lane to perform a welfare check on a juvenile reportedly having a mental health crisis. Officer determined that the subject no longer lived a that residence and was currently living in Boone. Officer assisted Boone Police in locating the person.

Bulk Water Salesman Closed for the Season

Madrid’s bulk water salesman, located at 3rd St & Hwy 17, is closed for the season.  Look for it to reopen sometime in the Spring.