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Volunteers Needed for the Senior Activities Commission

The City of Madrid is currently taking applications from individuals who are interested in sitting on our Senior Activities Commission.  If you are interested, please complete the form below by November 30, 2019 or contact Mary Jo Reese, City Clerk at (515)795-3930 regarding your interest.  Appointments will be made at the December 7, 2019 Council Meeting.

The City of Madrid thanks you for your interest and your time!

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Madrid Snow Ordinance Review

With the changing of the season’s and the advent of colder weather, the City of Madrid would like to remind all residents of our community’s snow ordinance.  When snow is forecast and the snow ordinance is in effect – please remove your vehicles from the streets to facilitate snow removal.

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.

Hello Madrid Elementary Families

As road construction west of the school comes to a close, we want to thank you for your flexibility.  We have been notified by the City that the road will open on Thursday, October 31 at 10:00 am.  To continue with smooth drop off and pick up, we want to put together a plan that will maintain safety for all students and ensure efficient drop off and dismissal.  A few items to share:

A Change in Release times

  • Car Riders and Bus Riders will be dismissed at 3:00.
  • Walkers will be dismissed at 3:10.

Water Street will CONTINUE to be One Way from 7:30am-8:30am and 2:30pm-3:30pm

Thanks to City support, Water Street will be a one-way road from West 21st Street to Highway 210 from 7:30am-8:30am and 2:30pm-3:30pm.  The one way will continue to run from north to south.  Car riders will be dismissed on the east side of the building. We ask that you continue to use Water Street when picking up and dropping off students, as car riders.  We are asking that there is no drop off or pick up at the west side of the building.

Bus Loading Area
The bus loading area will be at the south side of Main Street with the buses loading at the cutout that is next to the building. Signs will be posted in this area. There will be no parking and no drop off in this area.  The buses need access to transport students and shuttles before school, during school and after school.  Buses also need an area to park for junior high sporting events. Bus students will be dismissed out the west side of the building.

Dropping off Students in the Mornings

Drop off in the mornings will be on the east side of the building.  Students should not be dropped off before 7:55am, unless eating breakfast, which begins at 7:50am.  Since Water Street will be one way from 7:30am-8:30am, families will approach the playground and building on Water Street from the north using 21st Street or 22nd Street so they are heading south on Water Street and their passenger door is to the playground and school for drop off.

  • Students not eating breakfast should be dropped off at the east gate of the playground.
  • Students eating breakfast should be dropped off at the main office door to go up to the cafeteria. We encourage students to be in their classrooms at 8:10.

Picking Students Up After School

If your child is a car rider and you are meeting your child after school for pick up, plan to meet them on the east side of the school. Water Street will be one way from 2:30-3:30pm.  It will be very helpful and probably quicker to park one to two blocks away.  Some preferred roads would be State Street from 22nd Street to 2nd Street; Union Street from 22nd Street to 2nd Street; and North Market Street.

Crosswalk supervision will continue to be on the east side of the school. The supervision will be at the corner of Water Street and Highway 210, and at the mid-block crossing on Water Street.  Both wheeled stop signs will be used in their normal locations on Highway 210. Walkers will be allowed to exit the building using both the east and west exits.

Finally, if you meet your students on the grounds, we are asking that you meet them in the grassy area to the southeast of the building. If the grassy area is muddy or snowy, we ask that you would still meet on the east side on the sidewalk, where supervision is located.

Thank you!

Thank you for your flexibility and continued support with drop off and dismissal. Safety is of the utmost concern and we believe our plan will keep all students safe. We will communicate any adjustments with a letter home and through an Infinite Campus message.

Jana Surratt, Elementary Principal
Brian Horn, Superintendent
Rick Tasler, Madrid Chief of Police
Tom Brown, Mayor of Madrid

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.

 

Greater Love Ministries Holiday Schedule

With the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons fast approaching, Greater Love Ministries has announced the schedule for your shopping plans.  For eligible families, a holiday food basket will be prepared upon request.  Please call (515)795-3913 for details for food assistance.

Thanksgiving (Signup Dates are November 1st through November 15th)
Monday – Friday  9:00 to 10:00 A.M.
Wednesday 4:00 to 5:30 P.M.

Food Distribution – Wednesday, November 20th
9:00 to 11:00 A.M.
4:00 to 5:30 P.M.

Christmas (Signup dates are November 1st through November 15th)
Monday – Friday  9:00 to 10:00 A.M.
Wednesday 4:00 to 5:30 P.M.

Food Distribution – Wednesday, December 18th
9:00 to 11:00 A.M.
4:00 to 5:30 P.M.

Christmas Shopping day at Greater Love is Wednesday, December 18th
Monday – Friday  9:00 to 11:00 A.M.
Wednesday 4:00 to 5:30 P.M.

Selections of new clothing, toys and other miscellaneous gift items will be display for ALL Madrid area residents to choose for your Christmas gifts.  All items are given at no charge – two shopping bags (provided by Greater Love Ministries) per customer.

GLM will be closed December 19, 2019 through January 1, 2020.

City of Madrid 2019 Independent Audit Report

City of Madrid 2019 Independent Audit Report

Volunteers Needed for the Labor Day Commission

The City of Madrid is currently taking applications from individuals who are interested in sitting on our Labor Day Commission.  If you are interested, please complete the form below by October 1, 2019 or contact Mary Jo Reese, City Clerk at (515)795-3930 regarding your interest.  Appointments will be made at the October 6, 2019 Council Meeting.

The City of Madrid thanks you for your interest and your time!

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Online Payment PSA

***PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***

When paying your City of Madrid Utility bill online, PLEASE ONLY use the payment options offered through our website at madridiowa.org or through your financial institution.

It has come to our attention that when using different search engines to search for the City of Madrid there is a website, www.doxo.com, that presents itself as affiliated with the City of Madrid and allows you to make a payment online.  This facility has no link with the City of Madrid and should not be used.

We have attached a screenshot to provide you with some perspective with regards to the bogus website.

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