The Annex Road project will begin on May 1, 2017, and will last approximately 25 days.
Celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree! Come to Jensen Park between 9 am and 12 pm on April 29, 2017, to receive a free tree. Available trees include sugar maple, red oak, aronia berry and highbush cranberry.
The Trees for Kids event was supported locally by MAC and the Madrid Park Board, and the program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Bureau, MidAmerican Energy, Black Hills Energy, Alliant Energy, Iowa Bankers Association, Trees Forever, Iowa Tree Farm Committee, and the Iowa Woodland Owners Association.
The Boone County Landfill Yard Waste Processing Facility will accept residential yard waste free from April 15 until May 31, 2017. This includes grass clippings, leaves, weeds, brush, branches, limbs, small trees, and plant/vegetable waste (not food waste) from regular yard maintenance.
Restrictions apply when you bring a load. Hours of drop off are listed here. Call the Boone County Landfill at 433-0591 for more information about restrictions–you must meet certain standards when dropping off a load or you will need to pay a fee.
Madrid fire hydrants will be flushed from April 17 until April 28, 2017, during weekdays from 7:00 am until 3:30 pm (and some late evenings). Don’t be concerned with water spilling onto the street.
Also, this can cause water to be cloudy in Madrid homes. It is still safe to drink, although you may want to wait to wash laundry until evening.
Fire hydrant flushing is necessary to maintain water quality, and it allows fire hydrants to be tested as well. Please contact Madrid City Hall at 795-3930 with questions or concerns.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is mapping elevations within Iowa, and FEMA will use the updated maps to determine flood plain designations throughout town. The paving and construction of the canal throughout town has greatly improved drainage of local areas yet many citizens are still required to pay flood insurance as FEMA’s flood plain map for the area has not been updated. FEMA is scheduled to survey Madrid in the first half of 2018. Individual properties can be surveyed prior to 2018 at the homeowner’s expense to contest the flood designation status; the survey cost starts at approximately $750 for a survey and then results would be submitted to FEMA for possible map adjustment.
LilyPad Learning Center and Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 school year in Madrid. FREE 4 year old preschool and tuition-based 3 year old preschool. Scholarships for 3 year old preschool are available. Transportation will be provided when needed. Call 515-597-3100 to sign up or ask questions.
The Madrid Fire Department will hold a Fire Fighter 1 class in Madrid. Three to four vehicles are needed for live fire training and for JAWS training. Do you have an old vehicle you don’t need on your property? Consider donating it for the training. To begin, contact Public Safety Director Rick Tasler at 795-3113. The donation can be used as a 2017 tax write off.
The Madrid Flower Shop has a new owner! The business has been purchased by Jacquelyn Heidebrink, a 2014 graduate of Madrid High School. Come check out recent improvements, services, and products offered at the grand opening on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A drawing for prizes will be held.
Consider joining the Madrid Booster Club (MBC) as a board member! The MBC helps promote and serve Madrid’s student athletes. Learn more at MBC Recruitment Night on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Madrid High School Commons. You will hear about
- recent changes
- time commitment
- future plans
Food and refreshments will be provided.