MPD Blotter June 29 – July 5, 2020

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

06/29/20

Officer spoke to a Story County deputy and exchanged information on a past search warrant and sent him information to try and assist him with recovering a stolen ATV.

Officer dispatched to 917 S Kennedy for a report of dogs barking constantly inside the home, Officer was unable to reach anyone in the home.

Officer observed Madrid resident lighting fireworks resident was informed of proper time for fireworks within the city limits of Madrid.

06/30/20

Officer was notified of a possible hazard downtown.  Officer passed the information onto the Public Works Director so the issue could be taken care of.

Officer was dispatched to 917 South Kennedy to make contact with a victim that had his storage unit broken into.  Officer followed him to his unit across the street and found the lock had been cut off.  One box was missing it appeared in the dust but the owner stated nothing of any value.  Officer found another unit appeared that someone tried to cut the lock off.  Officer notified the owner of the crime.

Officer performed a civil standby in the 300 block of N. Market St.

Officer performed a traffic stop by the Evangelical Free Church for unsafe passing.

Officer was dispatched to 917 S Kennedy for reports of a barking dog inside the residence. Officer advised neighbors to call when occupants are home so we can have a discussion.

07/01/20

Officer spoke to a Boone County deputy and a subject living at 22nd and North Locust.  He was picked up and brought back into town after an issue in the County.  Officer contacted the landlord and left a message for him about the subject and issues.

Officer was dispatched to the 200 block of North Kennedy Avenue for a civil dispute between neighbors on the property line.  Officer spoke to both land owners who came to an agreement between themselves.

Officer performed a vehicle unlock in the 600 block of Maverick Street.

Officer received a complaint from a Madrid resident in the 500 block of Milwaukee Street of an unwanted subject leaving property outside the window of his juvenile daughter.  Officer called the subject’s phone and gave him a trespass warning for the property.

Officer received a call reference a child out at Edgewood Park saying some inappropriate comments to other children there.  Officer made contact with the kids and gave them a safety speech on playing nice together and everyone getting along. 

7/2/20

Officer responded to a house on W. 22nd Street for a civil standby. Officer assisted the gentleman in fixing his car and getting on the road.

Officer responded to Edgewood Park for a juvenile making suicidal threats. Officer contacted his mother who advised they would seek assistance from his counselor.  

7/3/20

Officer responded to Gerald St. to speak with a male reference questions about a recently sold vehicle.

Officer attempted to perform a welfare check on a male but determined that he now lives in Boone. Boone police were notified and checked on him.

Officer took a report of a stolen bike at Casey’s.

Officer spoke with a Dallas County resident about an ex-boyfriend seen around her house and her concerns about him. Officer offered recommendations as to how to handle any incidents there.

07/04/20

Officer received several fireworks complaints

Officer received a tip about a wanted person residing in Madrid – Unable to locate person

Burglar alarm at Casey’s – was an employee going to work and accidentally set it off.

Officer dispatched for a reckless driver.  The driver was found parked and he checked out ok.

Officer assisted a young couple with installing a car seat.

7/5/20

Officer responded to Casey’s for a subject acting suspiciously. The man was reportedly armed with a firearm and very paranoid, stating that someone has been chasing him since California. The man left when staff there called for police and was last seen headed South. It was determined that the man was reported missing two days ago from his home in California. The officer notified the reporting agency in CA and neighboring counties of his presence here.

Officer dispatched to a burglar alarm at the high school.  A student accidentally tugged on the door setting off alarm.

July 6, 2020 Council Packet

July 6, 2020 Council Packet

Madrid City Council Meeting
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July 6, 2020 Council Agenda

July 6, 2020 Council Agenda

Madrid City Council Meeting

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MPD Blotter June 22 – June 28, 2020

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

06/22/20

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference a mail scam that he received.   No personal information was exchanged so the material was just thrown away.

Officer received a call from a Perry resident reference issues with her mother.  Officer informed them that since she lived in Perry any information would have to be received from that department.

Officer returned a call to a Madrid resident reference a civil issue dealing with his son and property.  Subject will call back later in the week for a civil stand-by.

Officer returned a call to a subject reference being finger printed for a job-related background check.  Subject came to the office for this service.

06/23/20

Officer assisted Madrid Rescue/Boone Co. Ambulance with a medical call in the 900 block of S. Kennedy.

Officer was dispatched to 917 S Kennedy for a suspicious person outside the residence, owners of the residence gave chase but could not catch suspect.

Officer was informed of possible solicitation without permit in the city, unable to locate anyone.

06/24/20

Officer was dispatched to a suspicious male at Edgewood Park.  Subject was gone upon the officer’s arrival but was able to identify the subject by the description given.

Officer took a report of a stolen vehicle on Southern Prairie Drive.

Officer assisted Madrid Fire/Rescue on an emergency medical call in the 800 block of South State Street.

Officer received a request from an insurance company for a past accident report.  Officer sent a copy of it after receiving payment.

Officer received a call of a subject entering a residence on West 8th Street.  The residence is in the County so they were informed to contact the Sheriff’s Office.  Officer made contact with a possible suspect at Edgewood Park and spoke to him until deputies arrived.  The subject was released to his mother.

Officer received a call of the same individual from the last call, yelling at a female out the window after he was picked up.  Officer explained that he was worked up from the last call.  Caller requested extra patrol due to being scared of the subject.

Officer performed a traffic stop after a vehicle stopped on Highway 17, to allow bikes to cross, almost causing a multiple car accident.  Officer warned the out of town driver of the infraction.  Officer then sat on the trail and yelled at several other cars to proceed after attempting to stop to allow bikes to cross.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident that has a storage unit in town, after he found his lock had been tampered with.  No entry had been made.  Officer will give the area extra patrol.

Officer responded to a civil dispute, everything turned out to be fine.

Officer received a call of possible water main break.  Officer observed some water on the road but not enough to equate to a water main break.

Officer assisted with a medical call on 9th St.

Officer received notice from DMPD the stolen truck from last night had been recovered in their jurisdiction.

6/25/20

Officer assisted a Madrid woman and her children after they got stranded on the bike trail just outside of town.

Officer responded to the city parking at the trail head for a vehicle unlock.

Officer received a complaint of fireworks being shot off every evening on the north side of town.

Officer received a complaint of a resident disputing the sale of a motorcycle.  Officer advised the issue was of civil nature and referred the resident to appropriate resources.

Officer responded to the 1800 block of 330th for a business alarm, outside the city limits.  Officer was requested by Boone County dispatch for mutual aid for BCSO.

Officer responded to the area of 100 block of North Water Street for a gas leak caused by construction workers.  Officer assisted in evacuating the area and kept scene clear until the issue was fixed.

Officer responded to the 100 Block of North Water for a gas leak.  Officer evacuated residents on the block and maintained perimeter until issue was resolved.

Officer responded to the Madrid Elementary School for a report of children on the roof.  Officer gained access to the roof.  No children were located.

6/26/20

Officer assisted with a vehicle unlock on W. 1st Street.

Officer responded to Dollar General for a shoplifting report.

6/27/20

Officer assisted with a medical call on Fairview Dr.

Officer unlocked a vehicle.

Officer responded to a parking complaint at 6th and State.

Officer responded to the 700 block of West 7th for fireworks.  City ordinance was explained to resident.

Officer responded to the 200 Block of West 7th Street, for a report of loud music.  Officer made contact and the music was turned off.

Officer responded to the 700 Block of E Second for a medical call.  Officer rendered first aid until EMS arrived.

6/28/20

Officer assisted with medical call at the Madrid gravel pits.

Officer picked up wanted subject from Dallas County.

Officer received a call from a subject who wasn’t sure where she was but had just hit a young deer, she wanted someone to look at the deer and possibly dispatch the animal, officer checked local area and could not find female or the deer.

Boone County Landfill Property Demolition Requirements

NOTICE FROM THE BOONE COUNTY LANDFILL

BOONE COUNTY LANDFILL DEMOLITION REQUIREMENTS FOR HANDLING ASBESTOS:

There seems to be an abundance of buildings, including mobile homes, being torn down lately and Boone County residents are not following the rules for the Boone County Landfill regarding their disposal. Today there are very strict regulations in the handling of asbestos containing material, which can be found in demolition debris.

The Boone County Landfill is regulated by many different entities, some of which are the Iowa DNR, the EPA and OSHA.  These regulations ensure the health and well-being of our employees and our customers which is foremost in our minds.

With these demolitions, we most often see asbestos containing material in slate roofing or siding, pipe wrap, old floor and ceiling tiles, in addition to other items.

The Boone County Landfill (BCL) REQUIRES documentation from a person properly trained AND certified in asbestos removal that there either was no asbestos in the demolition debris or that all asbestos containing materials have been properly removed from the demolished property debris before we accept any buildings (including mobile homes) that have been torn down, regardless of whether it’s commercial or residential.

All facility demolitions require the submission of a demolition notification form to the DNR – even if no asbestos is found.

If a building has been torn down and no asbestos testing has been done on it, the entire building will have to be brought in as asbestos containing material.  The fees for asbestos containing material brought to the Boone County Landfill ARE THREE TIMES that of regular garbage because of the special handling involved.

You may have heard that a family demolishing their own house to rebuild or remodel is exempt.  That may be true for Iowa DNR regulations, but it is not true for other applications and it is a Boone County Landfill requirement to have it tested for asbestos and have written proof it has been taken care of properly.

Check our site on the www.boonecounty.iowa.gov or give us a call at (515) 433-0591 for further regulations on the handling of asbestos.

MPD Blotter June 15 – June 21, 2020

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

 

06/15/20

Officer was dispatched to a careless driver northbound into town on Highway 17.  Caller stated that it was a road rage incident that led to one driver punching the window of another and the man almost being run over.  Officer stopped the vehicle and detained the subject until Polk County Deputies could arrive and handle the case because it occurred in their jurisdiction.

Officer received a call from a subject wanting to report a case from 15 years ago.  The caller called back later and stated that she had a mental episode and did not need to speak with police.

06/16/20

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference a stolen welcome flag.  It was described as having ice cream logos on it. This is the 2nd flag that the owner had stolen in 2 years, and the thief took the time to unscrew the mount to steal it.  If located, please return to the Madrid Police Department.

Officer was dispatched to East 6th and Washington for a company that hit a gas line while it was digging.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference a civil stand-by while he retrieved his property from a family members residence.

Officer received a call of a vender trying to sell Kirby Vacuum Cleaners without a permit.  Officer made contact with the subject at 22nd and North Water and asked him to leave the City until his business received the proper permit.

Officer responded to multiple reports of a reckless driver heading northbound on Hwy 17 in to Madrid.  Request was mutual aid from Polk County.  Officer located and stopped the suspect vehicle.  Polk County Sheriff’s Officer came and issued citations and impounded the vehicle.

Officer assisted Madrid Fire/Rescue on an emergency medical call on Edgewood Lane.

06/17/20

Officer worked on paperwork on a past case and an officer sent up paperwork for three warrants on a subject.

Officer did a welfare check in the 100 block of Peterson Parkway.  Everything checked out OK. Subject was just having phone issues.

Officer returned a phone call to a Madrid resident needing information on the finger printing process for a job-related background check.

Officer spoke to a DCI agent and shared information on an on-going case.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference a possible fraud case.  She stated that she was out of town but would stop in and share some information when she returned.  Officer spoke to the victim, who had someone try and withdraw funds from her PayPal account. No money was lost in the transaction.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference a tree trimming company starting at 6:20am, behind their house.  They had already spoken to the boss and the work was done, so there should not be any other issues. 

Officer was dispatched to a lost child in the City.  Officer spoke to the parent and located the child and gave the child a ride home.

Officer responded to the 100 Block of Jonathan Drive for a report of unruly children.  Officer spoke with the parent regarding possible resources for the children.

06/18/20

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

Officer met with a city street department employee, who turned in a lost/found phone.  It can be claimed at the Madrid Police Department.

Officer responded to Meadow Estates reference a child welfare case there. Officer made contact with all parties involved and found one of the children’s guardians to be in need of mental help. Officer was able to get their spouse home from work and a grandparent to the residence as well. Officer will follow up and refer them to DHS.  

06/19/20

Officer gave traffic control at a gas leak, at 1st and Water after a company accidently hit a gas line.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference semi parking on his own property.

Officer sent information to an Army recruiter after receiving a request of information form.

Officer unlocked a vehicle.

Officer assisted with a medical call at the Meadow Estates.

Officer responded to a 911 hang-up call. Later determined to be a resident of the Madrid Home that has dementia. He checked out OK.

Officer assisted with a medical call on North Locust.

06/20/20

Officer responded to the Madrid Home for a public assist.  Officer helped a resident with car troubles.

Officer responded to a report of a possible alcohol party with underage attendees. Officer found that everyone was of age.

Officer assisted with a medical call on South Water St.

Officer responded to a neighbor dispute at the N. County Line trailer park.

Officer responded to the police department reference a female in distress found walking along the Highway near the 210 boat ramp. Officer assisted her in contacting her boyfriend to come and get her.

6/21/20

Officer responded to the 500 block of South Main Street reference a family dispute. Police charged a Joel Jeffries with a simple assault and released him with a court date. 

Online Library Summer Reading Program Presenter

Madrid Public Library Presents: Dragons: Return of the Ice Princess!!!  by  the Science Tellers
Watch at your own convenience!  Just click here https://vimeo.com/421330198/de94ac01b0

This link will be available until August 31.

MPD Blotter June 8 – June 14, 2020

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

 

06/08/20

Officer responded to the 500 block of West Eighth for a civil complaint.  Officer met with resident and explained why the issue was civil and suggested they contact an attorney.

Officer spoke to a property manager, who advised that they served a family in one of their units, and that the subjects were supposed to be out on Friday but were still there.  Officer will give the area extra patrol until they serve the civil paperwork for eviction.

06/09/20

Officer received a call from an out of town subject, asking questions about a no contact order with his wife.  Officer informed him that he needed to contact the clerk of court where he is from or contact his attorney, to receive information on this topic.

Officer responded to the area of Subway for a subject riding an ATV carelessly on public streets.  Officers located and spoke with the driver.  Driver was issued warnings for driving behaviors.

06/10/20

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident who lives at Meadow Estates.  She stated that a neighbor informed her of a suspicious female that was around her home over the weekend.  Officer advised her to make sure that people call the Police when these things occur.

Officer responded to the 500 block of west North Street for a report of fireworks being set off.  Officer checked the area.  Unable to locate and fireworks.

Officer responded to the 600 block of East North street for a cat stuck in a tree.  Officer was able to safely get the animal down from the tree.

06/11/20

Officer was dispatched to call a Madrid resident back.  The caller was just wanting follow up information reference a past call for service.

Officer spoke to a Madrid mother reference an on-going DHS case and shared information on a subject involved.

Officer performed a vehicle unlock in the 200 Block of West 21st Street.

Officer spoke to a subject about a possible stolen vehicle.  Crime occurred in Dallas County so dispatch informed her to contact that agency for report.

Officer assisted Dallas County with locating a missing person.

Officer responded to S. Water Street reference unusual activity by a person there.

Officer received a report of a vehicle following another motorist too closely.

06/12/20

Officer was called to a minor accident at the Casey’s Parking Lot. Mary Carpenter of Madrid was pulling her truck and trailer into the gas pumps.  She then backed up and struck a truck driven by Troy Simmer of Madrid.  No damage was reported to the trailer and an estimated $1000 damage was done to the truck. No injuries were reported.

Officer was dispatched to 21st and North Water Street, for a company that hit a gas line.  Officer stayed on scene till Black Hills Energy arrived on scene to fix the break.

Officer received a request for a past accident report from an insurance company.  Officer scanned and emailed the information after receiving payment.

Officer unlocked a vehicle at Casey’s.

Officer checked the welfare of a woman that hadn’t been heard from since Tuesday, she was OK.

06/13/20

Officer responded to the area of Dollar General for a report of unsafe equipment left at a work are by construction workers.  Officer arrived on scene.  Equipment had been removed prior to arrival.  No unsafe equipment found.

Officer responded to the bike trail parking lot for a vehicle unlock.  Officer was able to unlock vehicle successfully.

Officer checked on an Aliant substation after they had received an alarm. It was determined that two 6-year olds were playing nearby and set it off.

06/14/20

Officer unlocked a car on W. 7th Street.

Officer assisted a male with getting in contact with an emergency key holder for a local business.

 

City Council Minutes – June 6, 2020

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Madrid City Council
Regular Meeting
June 6, 2020
10:00 a.m.

The City Council meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m. with Mayor Tom Brown presiding. Mayor Brown conducted the meeting via Zoom as face to face meetings cannot be held due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Present at Roll Call: Steve Burich, Marvin Ostrander, Chuck Rigby and Lane Shaver. Nate Samples was absent due to an automobile accident.

Other City Officials Present: City Clerk Mary Jo Reese and Public Works Director Scott Church, Police Chief Rick Tasler, Fire Chief Randy Pecenka, Library Director Angie Strong and Madrid Senior Activities Committee member Martha Furness.

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Rigby to approve the agenda for June 6, 2020.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Shaver to approve the City Council meeting minutes of May 18, 2020 and the Board of Adjustments meeting minutes of May 28, 2020 by consent agenda.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                           Motion Carried

No Councilperson wished to declare a conflict of interest.

Motion by Councilperson Burich, second by Councilperson Ostrander to approve the claims for June 6, 2020 in the amount of $ 253,439.41.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Don Lincoln, president of Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce approached the Council to consider waiving the vendor fees for the food trucks they bring to town for their event on Thursday nights during the summer. The Food Truck Thursday event was held at Jensen Park last year. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic that event was cancelled this year, and food trucks previously scheduled are being allowed to set up near Market of Madrid. The events are not being held at the park to comply with social distancing requirements. Lincoln feels the trucks provide a service by providing an additional food source without leaving town. MAC did not pay any fees for the food trucks last year due to indecision on the part of the Council. Mayor Brown clarified that MAC is allowed to have food trucks come into town as long as they follow the city ordinances. The former president of MAC stated during a Council meeting that they would be willing to pay the vendor fees for those food trucks, however no permits were applied for and no fees were collected. Mayor Brown shared a screen shot of the permanent food establishments as supplied by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals website. Helga’s food truck near the Flat Tire Lounge is classified as a restaurant and not required to pay a food truck fee. MAC has not made a final decision about continuing the food truck program. MAC intends to speak with other restaurants in the city to ask how they feel about the situation. Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Burich to waive the vendor fees for food trucks associated with Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce events. Councilperson Shaver asked where MAC intends to place the food trucks as currently parks are closed. Lincoln stated the trucks will utilize the parking lot at Madrid Automotive for the Thursday night events. MAC will consider moving the trucks back to Jensen Park once they are open, however a serious conversation will be held concerning social distancing and Covid-19 requirements. Councilperson Ostrander stated he supports local business and also supports the food trucks. Councilperson Shaver is concerned with not collecting local option sales tax from the vendors and does not feel the vendor fees should be waived. City Clerk Mary Jo Reese advised the Council a donation is made each year to MAC from local option sales tax collected by the City. She feels it is counterproductive to give MAC a donation each year and them force them to pay back a portion of that donation in the form of food truck fees. Councilperson Rigby pointed out that there is a clause in the City ordinances that allows the Council to waive fees for civic groups fundraising events.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander             Nays: Rigby, Shaver                      Motion Failed

Lincoln explained the fees for the first two food trucks this year have been paid.  He addressed a recent article published in the Madrid Register News that shows MAC members and the status of their business’s due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Council reviewed information supplied by City Engineer Perry Gjersvik that shows the estimated cost to repair County Line Road and West 8th Street. The City of Madrid owned half of each street, with Boone County being the owner of the other portion. The cost to resurface County Line Road is estimated at $286,709. Two options were provided to rehabilitate West 8th Street. The first option is to resurface the street with an estimate of $235,748 or a full depth restructure for $482,793. The information will be used in discussions with Boone County concerning who is responsible for the repairs of the two streets.

The Council was asked to approve a contract with InRoads to resurface an area of North Market and West 21st Streets which are in poor condition and damaged further by the current road construction project around the elementary school. The cost for the repairs will be $23,800. Motion by Councilperson Rigby, second by Councilperson Ostrander to approve the contract.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

The Council reviewed an informational letter being mailed to all residents of Fairview Drive outlining the time line for the street resurfacing project. The project is scheduled to begin on June 15th, and continue into August.

Public Works Director advised the water main replacement project along Highway 210 is essentially complete. Only seeding and patchwork remains. Work is commencing on the second phase of the elementary school project. North Water Street is currently closed due to construction. Church stated Absolute Concrete plans to complete that project by the middle of August.

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Burich to approve a contract amount with Golf Cars of Iowa. The company would supply golf cards for use during the Madrid Labor Day event for a cost of $2,000. Councilperson Shaver stated the anticipated contract will be by Golf Cars of Iowa in the event the Labor Day Celebration is not held due to Covid-19. Approval of the amount does not approve the contract itself.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

The Council considered a request to approve an expenditure of $10,000 for a company to provide a fireworks display for the Madrid Labor Day Celebration. Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Ostrander to approve the amount with the understanding that the contract will not take place if the Madrid Labor Day Celebration is canceled.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Don Lincoln, insurance agent for EMC insurance stated he will need information regarding the Labor Day celebration by July 15th in order to obtain the necessary insurance for the event. Lincoln also heads the Labor Day car show. He stated a decision has not been made whether or not to hold that event due to the difficulty in complying with social distancing.

Library Director Angie Strong shared the new logo recently developed for the library. She also pointed out a link to the summer ready program. She stated changes were made to the ready program due to Covid-19 requirements. The library is currently supplying “Take, Make and Do” project packets for families. This program continues through the end of July. Packets can be picked up at the Library. Iowa State University extension is also supplying some packets as well. Other events have been rescheduled for a later date.  Currently only ten people are allowed into the library at one time and they are required to social distance. Hand sanitizer is supplied, masks are being worn by staff members and recommended for visitors. All returned library materials must be placed in the outside drop box. Only 4 computers are available, and people can only visit once per day. Any items touched by visitors will be quarantined. There are no toys and no seating available. Curbside service is still available. The meeting room is not available for rental. Strong advised the “Little Free Food Pantry will be installed on June 10th. The library recently was the recipient of a grant from Madrid Community Endowment in the amount of $1,088 for two new lounge chairs.

Mayor Brown recommended the appointment of Beth Frettim to the Madrid park board. Motion by councilperson Rigby, second by Councilperson Burich to approve the appointment.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Shaver to approve the change of employment status for police officer Neal Cooley. Cooley currently works part-time for the department. Police Chief Rick Tasler would like to change his status to full time employment. Having another full-time officer would allow for police coverage during overnight hours, provide support for Madrid Schools and provide coverage for vacation time for other department personnel.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Tasler stated the department was recently granted a COPS grant in the amount of $125,000 to fund an additional full-time police officer. The grant funds will be paid to the City over a period of three years and cover wages and benefits for that officer. The grant was written by Simmering-Cory for a fee of $700.Tasler updated the Council about recent cases handled by the department.

Fire Chief Randy Pecenka reported long time Fire Department member Curt Maddux has retired. He read from a letter addressed to the Council from Maddux. Pecenka asked the Council to consider using funds from the Fire Building Fund to purchase new fire equipment and update the current facility. He is currently working to draft a letter to those who donated to the building fund asking their permission to re-direct those funds. The department is in need of a new fire truck. Mayor Brown asked Pecenka to develop a written proposal that can  be shared with the Council and the public. Reese suggested he also speak with the city attorney regarding legal ramifications of the proposal.

The Mayor recommended the appointment of Stacey Bannor to the Board of Adjustments Commission. Motion by Councilperson Burich, second by Councilperson Shaver to approve the appointment.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Mayor Brown asked that the application period for Board of Adjustments, Park Board, Senior Activities Committee and Labor Day Committee be re-opened and remain open until June 30.

Lori Moran and Cathy Titus joined the meeting to ask permission to close a portion of West 2nd Street between Walnut and Dalander for 2 to 3 hours on either June 14th or June 28th for a neighborhood ice cream social. Scott Church stated the public works department would drop of barricades for the closure. Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Rigby to allow the street closure.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, second by Councilperson Ostrander to approve Resolution #45-19-20. The resolution allows for the assessing of a mosquito spraying fee on water billings for the months of July, August and September.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Reese asked the Council to decide if they would like to develop a “Request for Proposal” for garbage service. Walter’s Sanitary currently holds the contract for garbage collection which expires September 1, 2020. Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Shaver to approve the development of an RFP for garbage disposal. Ostrander and Shaver were also appointed to a committee which would develop that RFP.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Burich to approve Resolution # 46-19-20, “Resolution Authorizing the Call of Outstanding Bonds, Approving and Authorizing a Loan Agreement and Providing for the Issuance and Securing the Payment of Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020.” The resolution allows for the refinancing of the 2013B Sewer Revenue Bond. The term of the bond will stay the same, however a lower rate will realize a savings of around $28,000.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Shaver to approve resolution # 47-19-20, “Resolution Amending the Rate for Water Utility.” The rate for water will increase by 10% starting with the July 30, 2020 billing. The increase is necessary due to the rise in costs, and maintenance of the water plant facility. The water fund is currently in a deficit.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, second by Councilperson Burich to approve Resolution # 48-19-20, “Resolution Amending the Rate for Sewer Utility.” The sewer portion of billing will also increase 10%.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Mayor Brown shared statistics concerning Covid-19 testing and Boone County’s testing results. He initiated a discussion about removing restrictions for the playgrounds and shelters.  These decisions do not affect school playgrounds which are controlled by the Madrid School system. Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Ostrander to re-open playgrounds, shelters, community room and Senior Activities building while following guidelines and restrictions as mandated by the Governor of Iowa. Mayor Brown asked for input from the public regarding this matter. Mike Dooley asked if the City of Madrid could do sentinel testing. He feels it would be helpful to have those test results before making a decision about re-opening. Mayor Brown defined sentinel testing as random testing of a certain percentage of people to determine a result. He stated he does not know of anywhere that is doing sentinel testing. Becky Roorda thinks outdoor spaces and indoor spaces should be treated differently. She feels it makes sense to restrict the number of people allowed in the community room. Mayor Brown stated that even it the Council votes to re-open those facilities, he could close them again if there was a resurgence of Covid-19 cases. Don Lincoln questions how cleanliness would be maintained at city owned facilities including playgrounds, shelters and restrooms. Currently restrooms at all city facilities are closed. Stacy Luckinbill expressed concern with not opening playgrounds, as she feels those people who wish to utilize those facilities will use the playgrounds in nearby towns, bringing possible infections back to Madrid. She also questioned how sanitary situations would be handled at restrooms. Church stated Cintas cleans all park facilities once a week. Chief Pecenka stated there have not been any recent Covid-19 cases that were handled during rescue calls. Councilperson Rigby asked Church if he has the staff to clean all restroom and playgrounds every day. He does not feel that burden should be placed on City staff. Councilperson Shaver stated there should be a difference between how outside and inside facilities are handled. Motion by councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Burich to reopen the Community Room following CDC guidelines. Councilperson Rigby asked what the process would be to clean and sanitize the community room. Reese stated it is not the responsibility of the custodial worker to sanitize the facility.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Burich stated the Community room needs to be monitored for cleaning and return of deposit. Angie Strong stated they have no problems with cleaning when they rent out the meeting room at the library. Councilperson Shaver requested to table the reopening of playgrounds, shelters, community room and senior center until fees for cleaning could be reviewed and sanitizing procedures can be discussed. Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Burich to re-open the Community room for public use following the governors’ proclamation guidelines. Councilperson Shaver requested to table the re-opening of the Community Room and Councilperson Ostrander withdrew his motion to re-open the facility.

Mayor Brown advised the closing of sale for the Anheuser Busch building. The abstract has not been found.

Mayor Brown recommended the appointment of Travis Risvold to the Senior Citizens Commission. Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, seconded by Councilperson Rigby to approve the appointment.

Ayes: Burich, Ostrander, Rigby, Shaver                                          Motion Carried

Martha Furness, Senior Activities Committee member advised they plan to continue with their previous idea of sending “May baskets” to all seniors in town with information regarding local services. She stated she has currently taken on the sanitizing responsibilities at the Senior Center. She is concerned with people using the center without informing the City Clerk or herself.

Don Lincoln with Friends of the Trail committee advised they are installing a canopy over one of the tables at the trailhead. He thanked the public works department for removing stumps in the area where the new coal mine display will be installed below Jensen Park on the trail.

Mayor Brown thanked Rick Tasler and Mary Jo Reese for work on obtaining the C.O.P.S. grant. He is currently working with Alliant Energy to obtain a map of poles that will be replaced or removed within the city. He stated there has been a request to continue City Council meeting on a Zoom platform. He will check into that possibility as well as a cost estimate.

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Rigby at 1:07 p.m.

Temporary Road Closure – Dalander St/Hwy 210

The intersection of Dalander St and Hwy 210 (across from the Madrid Home) will be closed for repair Monday, June 15 through Thursday, June 18.  Access to homes and driveways will not be impaired, only the intersection will be closed. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall.