Downtown Street Closure Starts Monday, July 10

Beginning Monday, July 10, 2017, 2nd Street will be closed between Water and State Street for repairs. The project is expected to last until Friday, August 25.

Storm Damage Closes Madrid Post Office

The storm on Tuesday, May 17, 2017, caused extensive damage to the Madrid Post Office. According to the interview with USPS spokeswoman Stacy St. John by the Ames Tribune, high winds removed a portion of the roof, causing water damage to the interior. In addition, the glass front door shattered. The Madrid Post Office is closed until further notice.

Please be prepared for minor delays in mail delivery in Madrid. If you had a P.O. box in town, you have two choices:

  • you can still pick up your mail in town using the cluster box units that have been installed or
  •  you can continue using a P.O. box, but you will need to pick up your mail at the nearby post office in Woodward, located at 212 S. Main Street. It is open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday and from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. on Saturdays.

You can contact 1-800-ASK-USPS to find locations for other post offices.

MAC Madrid City-Wide Garage Sale Map

The 2017 sale will be held on May 6, 2017. The list and map of sales are now available. The map is available thanks to Wilcox Printing and Publishing, and the Madrid City-Wide Garage Sale is sponsored by the Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC).

Spring Yard Waste Days

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.

FEMA to Review Madrid Flood Plain Area in 2018

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 Registration

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.

Open Burn from March 25 to May 28

Burning is allowed during daylight hours in Madrid from March 25 until May 28, 2017.

Girls on the Run Comes to Madrid

The spring season for Girls on the Run is starting so sign up before March 6! Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program for girls in 3rd to 6th grade to encourage them to participate in physical activity. This ten-week program, which begins March 20, supports personal development, team building, and community connection. Each week, girls will meet at Madrid Elementary on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:30 pm and will participate in lessons, discussions and running games. A 5K will finish the season, and participants will have earned a shirt and water bottle. A fee is charged, but scholarships are available. More information and registration is available on the Girls on the Run website.

Madrid Selected for Iowa Small Town Poll

Madrid, Iowa, has been chosen as a participant in the Iowa Small Town Poll. In the past, this poll was administered every ten years, but distribution frequency has been increased to once every two years to better capture the ways rural life is changing.

250 Madrid households be invited to fill out the survey with 2016 topics ranging from population change, recession recovery, crime, to drinking water quality. The survey can be filled out online, and each participant is entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card (30 winners will be chosen). Paper surveys can be requested if needed.

David Peters, associate professor of sociology is coordinating this project at Iowa State. Learn more about the upcoming Iowa Small Town Poll here.

Christmas Extravaganza on December 5

The Madrid Christmas Extravaganza will be on Monday, December 5, 2016. The Lighted Parade will begin at 6:00 pm.
Lighted Parade Map

The Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) sponsors this event.