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Snow Ordinance In Effect

Madrid’s snow ordinance is in effect again from 9:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019  through noon Monday, February 18, 2019.

PARKING: Vehicles shall NOT be parked or left standing on any part of a public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area during times when snow removal operations are in progress and before such operations have resulted in the removal or clearance of snow or ice from streets. Snow removal operations will begin when there is an accumulation of at least ONE INCH of snow.

SIDEWALKS: Property owners will remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If a property owner fails to remove snow, ice or accumulations with 24 hours from end of snow event, the City may do so and assess the costs against the property owner.

DUMPING OF SNOW: It is unlawful for any person to throw, push or place any snow from private property, sidewalks or driveway into the street. Snow must remain on your property.

2020 Census Jobs Available

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Library winter weather closings

Please be sure to check the website or Facebook page to see if the library is closed during times of inclement weather.  If the library does close due to weather, no fines will be charged.  Thank you.

Board & Committee Members Needed!

The City of Madrid is currently looking for volunteers to sit on our Park, Labor Day, and SAM Center Boards and Commission.  Volunteers for the SAM (Senior Associates) Center should be age 40 and over to sit on the board.

If interested, please complete the contact form below:

Planning & ZoningParkBoard of AdjustmentLabor DaySAM Center-40 and over

Fire Extinguisher Program

Fire extinguisher’s for Madrid residents in need, compliments of Madrid’s amazing volunteer fire department (while supplies last)!

Bulk Water Salesman Closed for the Season

Madrid’s bulk water salesman, located at 3rd St & Hwy 17, will be closed for the season on November 6, 2018.  Look for it to reopen sometime in the Spring.

 

Online Payment Options

The City of Madrid now offers our utility billing customers two new options for paying bills.   You can pay your utility bill online, with a debit card, credit card, or an electronic check (echeck),  through our PAY BILLS ONLINE  link or you can sign up to have your utility bill automatically debited from your checking account on the 15th of every month.

To be automatically debited on the 15th of every month, please complete the ACH Enrollment Form and return to City Hall with a voided check.

Madrid MADTAP Notification System

MADTAP is the City of Madrid’s way of getting information out to the community in a quick, informative manner using your cell phone and text messaging capabilities.  You can signup for MADTAP notifications by completing the registration link below:

Registering your name and cell phone number will allow you to receive relevant City of  Madrid news. You will be notified of important information via text alerts.

Once you’ve signed up, you can receive several different types of notices from the City of Madrid. Types of notices include general releases, weather notices, Labor Day notices, emergency notices with the possibility of adding others as the city deems necessary. These notifications could include, but are not limited to text alerts from the City of Madrid for time-sensitive notifications such as parking restrictions during snow events, mosquito spraying and boil orders.

Alliant Energy Meter Replacement

Begining October 1, 2018, Alliant Energy will be contracting with CCI to upgrade all Madrid utility meters to smart meters as a part of a broader three-year project to improve their distribution system.

The contractor will have approximately 70 personnel swapping out the meters. All contractor personnel will be wearing shirts with “CCI Contractor for Alliant Energy” and will be driving CCI/Alliant branded vehicles.

If you have any questions, please contact Alliant Energy.

New Utility Rates as of July 1, 2018

Effective with the July 1st billing, the City Council approved a rate increase for both water and sewer.  State codes require that water and sewer utilities be self-sustaining and all revenue must be adequate for normal maintenance, repairs, and supplies.  Our old rates were not self-sustaining for either the water plant or the sewer plant. The rate increases are as follows:

 Water Service (WA): $13.75 for the first 1,000 gallons of water used and $5.57 per thousand gallons used thereafter.

Sewer Service (SW): $12.81 for the first 1,000 gallons of water used and $4.41 per thousand gallons of used thereafter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact City Hall with your concerns.