Madrid Community Endowment Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

Madrid Community Endowment Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications for 2019

The Madrid Community Endowment Fund Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Grant Applications for 2019 are now being accepted.  The MCEF Board has determined the amount that is available for grants in 2019 is $6,200.  Application forms can be found at  The deadline for Grant applications is April 30, 2019.  The Grants will be awarded at the Madrid Historical Museum on Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 PM.

Grants from the Endowment Fund may be made to organizations as described in Section 501(C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and units of government and which are consistent with the purposes and mission of MCEF.  As of December 31, 2018, the fund balance was $129,515.  MCEF is authorized to make awards up to 5% of fund balance.  The principal is never touched so the funds keep growing and your gift will keep on giving forever.

Since the MCEF’s inception in 2004 through the awards of 2018, MCEF has been able to make over $68,000 in Grants to the local community.  The purpose of the Madrid Community Endowment Fund is to assist in providing resources for a broad range of existing and future charitable needs throughout the Madrid, Iowa area.  The “Madrid, Iowa Area” shall be defined as the area encompassed by the 50156 area zip code.  The Madrid Community Endowment Fund is an affiliate fund of the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation, which administers our fund and over 500 others.

Thank you for your past support and donations and we hope you will consider additional support of the endowment fund in the future.  Donations can be sent to Madrid Community Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 1, Madrid, IA 50156 or on-line at

If you have any questions about the application form or eligibility, please call Ray Ortmann, 515-291-3577.

Madrid Fire Department Seeking Volunteers

The Madrid Volunteer Fire Department is seeking two applicants to fill their ranks.  If you are interested, please contact Fire Chief Scott Maddux at or by completing the “Contact Us” form at the bottom of the Fire Department page under the Public Safety Tab on this website.

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.

City Council Minutes – April 1, 2019

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Madrid City Council
Regular Meeting
April 1, 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, Marvin Ostrander, Chuck Rigby and Lane Shaver. Steve Burich was absent.

Other City Officials Present: City Clerk Mary Jo Reese, Public Works Director Scott Church, Public Safety Director Rick Tasler, Library Director Angie Strong, Fire Chief Scott Maddux, Rescue Captain Randy Pecenka, Park and Recreation Board Chairperson Jolynne Carlson and Labor Day Board Chairperson, Lacey Ortiz.

Motion by Councilperson Samples, second by Councilperson Ostrander to approve the agenda for April 1, 2019

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Rigby to open a public hearing regarding the proposed SRF Loan environmental review. No one was present at the meeting who wished to comment on the review information, and no correspondence was received at City Hall concerning the matter. Motion by Councilperson Shaver, seconded by Councilperson Rigby to close the public hearing.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Shaver to open a public hearing regarding the proposed 2019 GO Bond Issue. There was no correspondence received at City Hall regarding the matter and no one was present at the City Council meeting who wished to discuss the bond issue. Motion by Councilperson Rigby, seconded by Councilperson Burich to close the public hearing.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

No Councilperson wished to declare a conflict of interest with any item on the agenda.

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Ostrander to approve the City Council meeting minutes of March 18, 2019.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Samples to approve the claims of March 4, 2019 in the amount of $104,175.99

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Rachel Mann and Sara Behn of the Boone County Hospital Foundation asked the Council’s permission to use the grass area at the Johnson Family Trailhead near the High Trestle Trail for the upcoming Trestle Hustle 2019 Duathlon on June 15, 2019.

Travis Risvold, president of the Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce reported The MAC banquet will be held Friday, April 6th at Snus Hill Winery. He also advised “Food Truck Thursday” will be starting, MAC will pay the fees for the vendors. The city-wide garage sale sponsored by MAC will take place on May 4, 2019. Persons wishing to participate can sign up at the Wilcox Printing office.

Motion by Councilperson Samples, second by Councilperson Ostrander to set a public hearing on the City of Madrid Public Improvements project. The public hearing will be held on May 6th, at 5:30 at City Hall.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

The Council considered a letter of resignation submitted by Mike Fischer. His last day of employment will be April 26th after 26 years of service. Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Samples to accept the resignation of Mike Fischer.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, second by Councilperson Rigby to approve a request to hire a full-time public works employee. This person would be hired to care for the parks, as Andy Tiernan will be going to streets full time. Church plans to advertise for the position in May.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, second by Councilperson Shaver to allow Church to hire a part-time summer employee.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Samples, second by Councilperson Rigby to set the date for the bid opening for the elementary school project for April 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Final plans will be issued to bidders on April 9, 2019.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Church ask the Council to approve an expenditure in the amount of $8,148 to Precision Concrete Cutting. The company will grind down and repair the sidewalks owned by the City to make them ADA compliant. Church stated this will not be a permanent fix, but will save the city money for the short term. Motion by Councilperson Rigby, second by Councilperson Samples to approve the expense.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Church reported on a meeting held recently with residents of the Reddish Addition concerning the water lines in their development. The City owns the water main that runs past the addition, however the water lines are privately owned. He stated the City will not be taking over the lines, however he offered to help with any repairs, which would then be paid for by the Reddish Addition residents.

Church also advised the public works employees will be attending a conference in Des Moines on April 4th where they will be attending various workshops and seminars. Church hopes to open the public restrooms and water salesman for the summer as soon as the weather warms.

Lacey Ortiz of the Labor Day Commission reported their last meeting was attended by a balloon artist. The commission is considering hiring him to entertain at the Labor Day Celebration. Chuck
Rigby addressed the commission and announced the band; Cold Filtered will perform on Friday night of the celebration and is being sponsored by Dalton Concrete. The Commission is accepting nominations for Grand Marshall of the parade. Nominations can be dropped off at City Hall. The commission is also seeking sponsors to aid in the cost entertainment expenses for the older children during the celebration. The Labor Day meeting scheduled for April 16th has been rescheduled for April 17th and the meeting for May 7th has been rescheduled for May 8th.

Library Director Angie Strong thanked Lane Shaver for providing signage for the recent book sale held at the library. She also thanked the numerous volunteers who helped organize the event which raised over $600 for the library. She reported that she and Steph Fogarty will be attending a conference called “Kids Matter” and hopes to learn new programming ideas to implement at the library. The week of April 7-13 is National Library Week with the theme being, “Libraries equal strong communities.” Several events are being planned during the week. Upcoming events include Early Out video game day, Chess Club, Pinterest Party, Family Board Game Night and movie night with the movie “Aquaman”. Friends of the Library also has door prizes that will be given away.

Jolynne Carlson of the Park Board reported baseball and soccer have started practices. The board is planning a fundraiser called “Egg my House”. For a fee, the board will place Easter eggs in the yards of the homes of participants that can then be found in the morning by their children.

Randy Pecenka of Madrid Fire and Rescue demonstrated the new Lucas device that was recently obtained by the department through a grant program. The device, valued at $16,000 performs CPR rather than having it performed manually. The Lucas device can only be used by trained EMT’s or paramedics.

Fire Chief Scott Maddux requested that City Attorney John Flynn update a document that covers the legal requirements for doing a training burn of a structure. The department currently has such a document; however, they would like to have it updated. The department plans to burn a vacant house on Zookspur Road and will delay the burn until Flynn has completed the document update.

Maddux reported there have been 14 rescue calls and 1 fire call during the last two-week period. Maddux advised he is enforcing the HIPPA and drug and alcohol policies within the fire and rescue departments. Two wireless headsets have been installed in two of the fire vehicles. The department has also received two new sets of fire gear. The next business meeting for the department will be Wednesday April 3rd at 7:00 at the fire station. Pecenka advised the Council of the need to think about replacing some of the fire vehicles due to their age. Councilperson Shaver complimented Maddux for his handling of the department and advised that he make a list prioritizing the needs of the department and bring the list to the City Council for review.

Police Chief Rick Tasler reported the TAC10 system has been installed and they are currently waiting for passwords to access the system. Tasler is currently working on junk vehicle removal. Councilperson Samples reminded the public that all ordinance complaints need to go to Chief Tasler for handling.

Motion by Councilperson Rigby, second by Councilperson Shaver to approve the first reading of Ordinance #491, “An Ordinance Amending the code of Ordinances of the City of Madrid, Iowa, 2018, by amending Provisions Pertaining to the Policy and Administration of Ordinances. Title III, Chapter 3” and to set the public hearing for April 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Samples, second by Councilperson Ostrander to approve the appointment of Denise Moore to the Board of Adjustments Commission. Councilperson Rigby asked if Moore had attended any meetings before deciding to apply for the position. There has not been a board of adjustments in several years.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

The Council considered the appointment of Nancy Christenson to the Board of Adjustments. Mayor Brown felt there may be a conflict with Iowa Code Chapter 21, as she is the spouse of Denise Moore who was just appointed to the commission. As he foresees only three people being on the commission in the near future, he is concerned that any dialog between Christensen and Moore may constitute a conflict with the open meetings law. Christensen stressed that she is applying for Board of Adjustments, as there are currently not enough volunteers to conduct a meeting. Her wish is to become a member of Planning and Zoning. Mayor Brown asked to table the appointment until the next City Council meeting.

Motion by Councilperson Samples, seconded by Councilperson Rigby to approve the appointment of Don Lincoln to the Board of Adjustments Commission.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

The Council considered Ordinance # 492. Councilperson Rigby feels the Ordinance should be amended to allow residents from outside of the City of Madrid to fill the Planning and Zoning Board if there are not enough volunteers from within the city limits. Attorney John Flynn stated Iowa Chapter 414 does not prohibit the addition of members from outside the city limits. Councilperson Samples also feels the membership should be extended to areas outside the city limits if the membership cannot be filled with city residents. Lacey Ortiz recommended allowing residency requirements to allow members from the school district. Nancy Christensen feels Planning and Zoning and Board of Adjustments are different from other boards and commissions as the other boards were designed for social matters. She asked that if the Council decides to appoint members to P and Z from outside the city limits, that they limit the number of people from those areas who can participate on the commission. Christensen asked that the Council consider passing the Ordinance as it stands and amending it later in order that the Planning and Zoning Commission can conduct business in the meantime. Motion by Councilperson Ostrander, seconded by Councilperson Samples to approve the 3rd reading of Ordinance # 492.

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

Mayor Brown asked to table the matter of Ordinance #492 until the next City Council Meeting on April 15, 2019. All Councilmembers agreed they would like to see an addition to the ordinance that would allow members on the Planning and Zoning Commission who reside either in the County of Boone, or the Madrid School district if enough qualified volunteers cannot be obtained from within the city limits.

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Ostrander to approve Resolution # 25-18-19, “Resolution Setting the Dates for Open Burning Within the City of Madrid.”

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Rigby to approve a residential tax abatement request for the property at 511 South Walnut Street.

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Motion by Councilperson Samples, second by Councilperson Rigby to approve the first reading of Ordinance #490, “An Ordinance Granting ITC, MIDWEST LLC, the right to acquire, construct, erect, maintain and operate in the City of Madrid, Ia.” The Council discussed whether the lines being installed go above or below ground. Motion by Councilperson Samples, seconded by Councilperson Rigby to approve the first reading of Ordinance #490, which also set the date for a public hearing for April 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.”

Ayes: All Present                                                                 Motion Carried

Attorney John Flynn reminded Councilmembers to review the information in the Council Packets so that errors or necessary changes can be caught early on in the approval process.

Don Lincoln of 1672 334th Road reported the Madrid Pacers Car Club will be holding a “Cruise Madrid Night”. The first couple laps will be dedicated to the memory of Gene Morning. Lincoln asked the Council to decide what stipulations they may have for the restoration of the antique store building. Lincoln advised he agrees with the decision to allow people from outside of the city limits to be members of the planning and zoning commission.

Rick Tasler advised he will he will hold his fundraiser,” Kickfest” on June 8th at the Flat Tire Lounge. Money raised will be donated to pay the Saturday or Sunday band for the Madrid Labor Day Celebration.

Kurt Kruse of 805 South Union Street advised the Council of the passing of Don Carlson, husband of former Park Board member Dualla Carlson. Mayor Brown called for a moment of silence to honor Carlson.

Kruse asked that the consider placing a stop sign on North Main Street between Edgewood Park and the ball fields on the east side of the road. He would like a mobile stop sign that can be placed at the location during times the ball fields are being used. Kruse also questioned the status of his application for the Senior Activities Commission. Mayor Brown advised the application had been received.

The Council reviewed correspondence received from Bankers Trust regarding a Service Transition Letter.

The request is to transfer the bond business to United Missouri Bank. The City of Madrid Financial Advisor Nate Summers from D.A. Davidson recommended not transferring to UMB, as another bank has lower rates. Mayor Brown asked that Summers attend the next council meeting to advise of the changes.

Councilperson Shaver commented he is happy with the direction the city taking in several areas. He has received many compliments about improvements being made within the city.

Rigby commented on the process of ordinance approval. He is happy with the way the citizens are stepping up to help clean up the community.

Mayor Brown commented on the removal of the Pizza Palace on Highway 17. He advised the antique store building owned by the City of Madrid has been shown to potential buyers. He hopes to have a bid for the property soon.

Motion by Councilperson Shaver, second by Councilperson Samples to close the City Council meeting at 8:00 p.m.

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.***

Library Minutes April 9, 2019 – draft

April 2019 minutes -draft


Minutes of the Madrid Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting:

April 9, 2019

Meeting called to order by President, Kelli Wolf at 5:30 p.m.


Roll: Pam Allen, yes.  Denise Hiveley, yes.  Alice Sharp, absent.  Kelli Wolf, yes.  Dave Evans, yes.

Director, Angie Strong, yes.

Absent: Alice Sharp


Approval of Agenda:   [Additions or corrections- Under Director’s Report – Adventure Pass]

On a motion by Pam, 2nd by Dave, agenda approved with the addition.

Roll: Pam; yes. Dave; yes. Denise; yes. Alice; absent. Kelli; yes.  Motion carried; all ayes.


Approval of Minutes:  Board Meeting minutes of March 12, 2019

Corrections: none

On a motion by Denise, 2nd by Dave, minutes of the March 12, 2019 meeting were approved as read.

Roll: Pam; yes. Dave; yes. Denise; yes. Alice; absent. Kelli; yes.  Motion carried; all ayes.


Approval of Bills:

Special notes if any on claims: none.

On a motion by Pam, 2nd by Dave, bills are approved as presented.

Roll: Pam; yes. Dave; yes. Denise; yes. Alice; absent. Kelli; yes.  Motion carried; all ayes


Financial Report:

Detailed account is available upon request.




$             136.77  Fines/Fees

$               21.00  Fax Revenue

$             105.05  Copy Revenue

$                3.70   Mag/Books sold

$                 0.00  Misc.

$              75.00  Meeting Room    

$             341.52  Total for month

$          2,842.20  Total year to date



Trust Fund Receipts:



$         00.00  Total for the month

$     4,620.16  Total year to date



Library Donations:

$       150.00  Chapter ID P.E.O. – donation


$       150.00  Total for month

$     1,581.00 Total year to date



Circulation Report for the month of March


Items loaned in Mar. 2019             1,455                 Average daily circulation   56

Items loaned in Mar. 2018             1,816                Open Access Items          147

Items loaned last month (Feb)       1,475                 Access Plus Items             20

Internet Use: Public Access Computers – 712 & Wireless users – 1,189

Bridges Checkouts:  audiobooks-82 eBooks-111 streaming video-0 magazines-8

[Open access: all patrons not in our tax locale: ex. Dallas County, Polk County, and other towns.

Access Plus: items requested from our library sent to other libraries.  Both of these programs are partly reimbursed by state funding programs.]



Public Concerns:

            In order to give equal time to everyone, each person to address the Board will have a maximum time of 15 minutes each.  This guideline is used only if there has not been an official request to appear before the board prior to a meeting.

            None to report



Correspondence and Communications:


  1. None to report



Unfinished Business:


  1. Angie presented a bid for the meeting floor from Heritage Interiors, the company who installed the carpet a few years ago. The board would like to get two more bids before the next meeting and then make a decision.


  1. Angie has not received any correspondence about county funding yet. She will stay on top of it and let the board and council know when she receives any information.



New Business:


  1. Robin Brown has decided to leave her position at the library, her last day will be April 12. Since she only works 4.5 hours a week, Angie and Steph discussed having other employees fill in those hours.  Angie is hopeful that this will happen, if not, then she will post the open position.


  1. The exterior lights in front of the library are not working, and there are some issues with the roofs above the bump outs. Angie will work with the Public Works Director Scott Church to see what can be done and how much it will be.  She will report back at the next meeting about those issues.


  1. The city clerk has asked that the board give pre-approval to pay the library’s credit card in order to not be charged interest. Angie will still put anything paid with the credit card on the monthly claims sheet, but it will be already be paid.  Some bills are already set up this way such as the gas and electric bill.

On a motion by Pam, 2nd by Denise, to allow pre-approval of payment of the library’s credit card.

Roll: Pam; yes. Dave; yes. Denise; yes. Alice; absent. Kelli; yes. Motion carried; all ayes



Director’s Report:


Angie has gone back and forth on what to spend with Direct State Aid money, since she has discovered that the library has received the Lowrey Trust Grant for Summer Reading, Angie will not have to use Direct State Aid for that this year.  So Angie has decided to partner with the Friends group to offer what’s called an Adventure Pass for patrons.   Patrons can get free passes to area attractions by using a valid adult Library card and a valid photo ID.  Any adult library patron may borrow a pass to enjoy an educational day of family fun.  Direct State Aid money will pay for the platform fee for the ticket software and patron authentication and for the Blank Park Zoo membership.  The Friends will pay for the Science Center membership.  At the next meeting Angie will demonstrate the program for the trustees which will count towards continuing education for accreditation.


The Lowrey Foundation has generously awarded the library $1,500 for this year’s Summer Reading Program.  Madrid Community Chest has also generously given the library $1,100 for summer programming.  This amount is much more than the requested $600.  Amy has also written a grant to the Hopkins Grove United Methodist Church Trust in hopes of upgrading the library circulation computer.  The library will also be applying to the Madrid Community Endowment Fund to upgrade two of the public access computers as well.  Finally, Angie will use the last of Direct State Aid funds to purchase one more public access computer.


Once again this year, Judy Grant has generously donated the Iowa award books (High School Award, Teen Award, Children’s Choice Award and Goldfinch).  Angie is in the process of getting those books ready for check out.


The library has been asked by the Madrid Register News to have a monthly book review in the paper to highlight books of interest.  Angie wrote the first review which will be included in the paper during National Library Week.  Angie will ask the book discussion group and staff if anyone is interested in writing a review in the coming months.


Every year the library has several forms to fill out to in order to stay accredited and receive Direct State Aid.  Angie let the board know that one such form called Enrich Iowa has already been filled out and returned to the State Library.


The kindergarteners will tour the library the first week of May.  All three classes will learn about the library, Steph will also talk about the Summer Reading Program as well.


The Friends of the Madrid Library Spring Book Sale was held on Saturday, March 30 from 8 am to 2 pm.   This year the sale netted a profit of $621.50.  Last year was $441.30.  The fall sale will be held the weekend before Labor Day.


National Library Week is in full swing.  This year’s theme is Libraries=Strong Communities.  Several regular library programs are planned during this week and are listed in the next section.  The Teddy Bear Picnic for Pages for All Ages is Tuesday and Wednesday and are the final story times until summer.


Upcoming programs include:

  • Adult Pinterest Party (seed starting) on Thursday April 11 at 7 pm.
  • Family Board Game Night on April 12 from 7 to 9 pm.
  • April Movie Night on Saturday, April 13 at 7 pm. We will be showing Aquaman.
  • Adult Book Discussion on April 15 at 7 pm. We will be discussing The Life and Time of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson.
  • Adult Coloring on Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm.
  • Teen After Hours on Friday April 19 from 7 to 10 pm.
  • Early out space program on Wednesday, April 24 at 2:30 pm.
  • Pinterest Party, May 2 at 7 pm.
  • Early out Lego Crew on Wednesday, May 8th at 2:30 pm.
  • May Movie Night on Saturday, May 11 at 7 pm featuring Lego Movie 2.
  • Chess Club, Monday, May 13 at 6 pm.


Board Comments:  None


Items to be discussed at the next board meeting: County funding, flooring, Adventure Pass demonstration, exterior issues


Next Council meeting to attend:  April 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm with board member Kelli to attend.


Adjourn Meeting

On a motion by Pam, 2nd by Dave, meeting adjourned at 6:15 pm

Roll: Pam; yes. Dave; yes. Denise; yes. Alice; absent. Kelli; yes. Motion carried; all ayes


Next regular Board meeting will be: Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Angie Strong, Director



These are draft minutes and have not been approved by the board.

MPD Blotter April 8 – April 14, 2019


Madrid Police Contact Numbers:

Emergency – 911

Dispatch (Primary) – 515-433-0527

Police Department – 515-795-3113

Police Cell Phone – 515-795-6166


Officer was called to a suspicious vehicle parked downtown.  Vehicle had no plates and the ignition was tampered with.  Officer also noticed an open container in the vehicle.  Officer will attempt to locate the vehicle’s owner.  Officer spoke to the boyfriend of the truck later in the day.  Officer asked him to move it to a legal parking area in which he immediately did.  Officer answered questions about the registration process for the newly purchased vehicle.

Officer followed up on a complaint of two junk vehicles on a property in the 400 Block of East 2nd Street.  Officer contacted a family member in Woodward who stated that they will get both vehicles put in the garage or removed asap.

Officer met with an insurance agent, who requested a copy of a past accident report.  Officer made copies of the paperwork and provided him with them, after the applicable fee was paid.

Officer received a complaint of a dog barking in the 100 Block of South Dalander St. Complainant stated that something better be done about it or else he was taking it to the next level.  Officer spoke to the owner of the dog and she admitted that the dog was barking while her and her kids were outside playing with the dog, nothing more.  Dog was inside upon the officer’s arrival.

Officer received a complaint from the same subject as above, about a carpet installer working in the street in the 400 Block of East 2nd Street. Officer spoke to the worker and asked him to move to the Church parking lot to cut the piece of carpet, in which he did without issue.

Officer received a request for a past accident report from an insurance company.  Officer made copies and mailed the request back to the requesting party.

Officer stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of N. Kennedy Ave.  The driver, Mason Powers of Marshalltown, was subsequently arrested for a valid warrant reference probation violation and transported to jail.

Officer followed up with a subject regarding information from a past report of harassment.



Officer received a parking complaint in the 300 Block of East 6th Street.  A vehicle was blocking a subject’s driveway.  A family member of the owner was contacted and got word to the owner, who moved the vehicle.

Officer served two owners’, of three vehicles, in the County Line Road Trailer Park, with junk vehicle ordinance violations.

Officer served the owner of a junk vehicle in Veteran’s Square, a notice to remove it.

Officer served the owner of a junk vehicle, in the 200 Block of South State Street, a notice to remove it.

Officer mailed the owner of a junk vehicle, in the 100 Block of North Locust, a notice to remove the vehicle.  The owner lives in another city.

Officer served the owner of (2) junk vehicle’s, in the 200 Block of East 6th Street, a notice to have them removed.

Officer received a request for a house watch from a Madrid resident

Officer collected four insufficient checks for the Market of Madrid and closed a case initiated by the business.

Officer received a complaint about (2) dogs running at large on East 9th Street.  Officer spoke to the owner, who was just moving in.  They are putting up a dog run once they are fully moved in so there won’t be an issue going forward.

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

Officer received a call reference an ongoing dispute between several juveniles and a parent of one of the juveniles confronting another at a residence regarding the dispute.  Officer advised both parties involved.



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

Officer met with a Madrid resident who turned in a lost/found children’s watch.

Officer received a request for a house watch by a Madrid resident.

Officer assisted with an exchange of information, after being called to Wilcox Printing, for a very minor accident, when a delivery truck struck a parked vehicle.



Officer was dispatched to Casey’s for a gas drive off.  Officer made contact with the Manager who stated that it happened yesterday and gave him the name of the suspect that they believe did it accidently.  Officer went to the subject’s house, and left a business card, after he found them not home.

Officer spoke to a Madrid resident reference issues that they are having with their juvenile child, along with issues with other children and her child.

Officer received a report of a lost dog that got away from its owner.  Officer received a call from a city employee later in the day, that had saw the dog on West 4th Street.  Officer immediately called the owner who went to try and catch him.

Officer finger printed a Madrid resident for a background check for a suppressor purchase.

Officer mailed a junk vehicle violation notice, to a Madrid resident, for an infraction in the 400 of East 9th.

Officer stopped at a residence in the 600 Block of South Main, reference a junk vehicle.  Officer left a business card with contact info, when he found nobody home.

Officer mailed a junk vehicle violation notice, to a Madrid resident, in the 100 Block of East 6th Street.

Officer noted a vehicle leaving city limits northbound at nearly 90 mph in the 55 zone. Officer was able to catch up to the vehicle near Luther and made a traffic stop. The driver was issued a court summons for speeding.



Officer performed a traffic stop, while running radar on Highway 210, and warned a Madrid resident for speeding.

Officer responded to a report of suspicious activity on East 1st Street. Everything checked ok.



Officers responded to the 800 block of E. 8th Street reference a downed power line causing electrical service issues throughout the city. The outage was caused by a subject cutting down a tree, it falling the wrong direction and striking the lines. Officers worked with the owners of the property, the electric company, and other emergency services to remedy the issue as quickly as safely possible.



Officer responded to the 600 block of Maverick Lane for a verbal domestic situation.  Officer did a stand-by so one of the residents could move out without fear of assault.


April 15, 2019 Council Packet

April 15, 2019 Council Packet

April 15, 2019 Council Agenda

April 15, 2019 Council Agenda

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!