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Pony Express Riders – Saturday, April 20, 2019

On April 20 more than 300 riders on horseback from across the state of Iowa will deliver donations to Easterseals Iowa Camp Sunnyside. In its 50-year history the group has donated more than $10 million to support Easterseals Iowa and Camp Sunnyside. The community is invited to welcome the riders into Camp Sunnyside at 3 p.m

Construction is taking place on the 2nd Avenue overpass west of Camp Sunnyside. You will not be able to access the 66th Avenue exit and entrance ramps during this time. Instead you will need to access Camp Sunnyside from the East on 66th Avenue.

Rider’s will be heading into Madrid around 10:30 AM from the North side of town stopping at Councilman Shaver’s house for a luncheon before leaving and heading to Camp Sunnyside.

MBDA’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt-Saturday, April 20

MBDA’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Edgewood Park.

This event is free to the community for kids ages 0-8! The Easter Bunny will be there starting at 12:30 to take pictures with your kids so bring your cameras!

There will be prize winning eggs for each age group so we suggest you open your eggs at the park!  Egg recycling tubs will be available on site.

**Parents are responsible for checking all items acquired from the event for allergens, and/or choking hazards. By attending and participating in this event, you are absolving MBDA and it’s members of any responsibility in the event you or a child is injured or harmed inadvertently.***

Fire Department Training Burn Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Madrid Volunteer Fire Department, along with the Slater and Woodward Fire Departments will be participating in a practice/training burn around the area of the City Brush dump.  Please do not be alarmed and the fire department request that you please not drive in the area of the burn as it will be full of firefighters and quite congested.  Thank you!

City Job Vacancies

The City of Madrid has two open positions available.  You can find the job descriptions for the two positions listed below and click here for an Application for Employment

Full-Time Park Maintenance Worker (open until 5:00pm May 10, 2019)

Part-Time Seasonal Public Works Utility Worker (open until 5:00pm May 3, 2019) This part-time position will start May 13, 2019 and end September 13, 2019 and will be compensated at rate of $12.50 per hour.

Egg My Yard just in time for Easter!!

Hire Madrid Parks & Recreation to save yourself a little time and sleep 😴 this Easter! Let us egg your yard! 🥚😯

Volunteers 🐰 will work in the early morning hours leaving eggs for your littles to find. Plastic eggs filled with treats can be laid out for very small children or hidden 🌳🌷 for your older kids.

Message Jasmine Drake on Facebook or text (515) 520-3117 by April 13 to place your order.

A Baker’s Dozen $10
Two Dozen $20
Four Dozen $35

Spring Open Burning Dates

The Madrid City Council has approved open burning from April 2, 2019 through May 26, 2019.  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 to our organic waste dump will be available for check-out at City Hall.

Draft ATV,Snowmobile,Golf Cart,Off-Road Utility Vehicle Ordinance

Please take a few minutes to review the following draft ordinance that would replace the current ordinances related to off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, and golf carts. Please forward any comments to Mayor Brown at mayor@madridiowa.org by March 25, 2019. Mayor Brown wishes to thank all of the citizens and council members who have worked on this initiative over the last several weeks.

Draft ATV, Snowmobile, Golf Cart, Off-Road Utility Vehicle Ordinance

Bi-Annual Hydrant Flushing

The Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants beginning April 15, 2019 through April 26, 2019 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and some late evenings, Monday through Friday.  This is part of our bi-annual water distribution system flushing program designed to ensure water quality and to check for proper operation of our fire hydrants.  Customers may experience periodic discoloration in their water during these dates, however, do not be alarmed.  The water (although unsightly) is safe to drink.  We do ask that residents refrain from washing clothes (especially whites) during the specified dates and times, due to the potential of staining.  We would also request that citizens not park vehicles near, in front of, or across from fire hydrants during these dates.

If you have low water pressure or water discoloration for more than 24 hours or if you have any questions, please contact City Hall.

June 15, 2019 Trestle Hustle Duathlon on the High Trestle Trail

Warming Shelter Now Open

Madrid’s Community Room will be open from 10:00 a.m. on January 28, 2019 through 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2019 for the safety and convenience of our citizen’s to utilize as a warming space with the upcoming stretch of cold weather.

If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at (515)795-3930