Open Burning: - Sept 19th through Nov 15th. Burning may take place from sunrise to sunset. All fires must be extinguished at sunset. Citizens cannot burn on streets; sidewalks; or alleyways
Yard Waste ONLY
Fire Hydrant Flushing - Oct 19-30 from 8AM to 3PM - Mon-Fri (discolored water could occur)
City Concrete Bids - bids on 2 projects due back by end of business day Oct 23rd. Stop in to City Hall for details
Public Notice - Parking in front of City Hall is limited to 15 minutes
Public Notice - Construction Work in Madrid - Building permits are required for much of the construction work done on a home or garage in Madrid.
Permits are needed on sheds larger then 100 square feet.
The best rule of thumb..is contact the Safe Builder or City Hall.
Boone County Snow Ordinance
Effective Oct 11, 2010 Walters Sanitary Service will begin single source recycling.
Public Notice: Annual Dog and Cat Licenses at City Hall (proof of shots needed) $5.00 fee
Snow Removal: Boone County Snow Removal Ordinance - After a snowfall, snow removal starts between the hours of 7:30am to 4:00pm with paved roads first, followed by hard surfaces and gravel. When conditions deem necessary, crews will be out from 5:00am till dark. Paved roads will be sanded during regular working hours. Full Ordinance
Lawn Mowing Requirements: Maintaining Lawns and Weed Control The City of Madrid, in accordance with Ordinance #317 and the Municipal Code of Ordinances, Chapter 50 "Nuisance Abatement", has the authority to require property owners to maintain grass and weed growth to a maximum height of eight inches. This requirement applies to tenants and property owners alike and applies to both private property and public property referred to as "city parking" or" city terracing" maintained by the tenant or property owner. Tenants or property owners who do not maintain their properties as described will be sent a compliance request letter and afforded a five day time period to comply with the requirement. If compliance is not made, the city may abate the nuisance at a rate of $70.00 an hour with a two hour minimum charge or contract the work out to an independent contractor - which ever it prefers. Tenants and property owners will be sent a nuisance abatement letter just once a calendar year but will be obligated to maintain the property throughout the calendar year without future notices. Property maintenance and community beautification requires the efforts of everyone living within the community. If you know of a property that is not being mowed in accordance with these stipulations, please contact City Hall and we will take the steps necessary to obtain compliance. Todd D. Kilzer City Administrator/Clerk Public Works Director
Discharging of Grass/Weeds into the Street is Illegal
Boone County Weed Notice (Iowa Code 317): Each owner and each person in possession or control of any lands in Boone County shall cut, burn or otherwise destroy all noxious weeds.Contact Boone County's Weed Commissioner for complete details of the ordinance.
Group 1: Leafy Spruge, Hoary Cress, Sour Dock, Smooth Dock, Red Sorrel & Musk Thistle
Group 2: Canada Thistle, Russian Knapweed, Buckhorn Plantain & Wild Mustard
Group 3: Field Bindweed, Wild Carrot, Horsenettle, Perennial Sowthistle, Quackgrass, Puncturevine, Bull Thistle, Cocklebur, Wild Sunflower, Miltiflora Rose, Poison Hemlock, Velvetleaf, Tall Thistle & Teasel
Boone County Website: For addition Notices and Information http://www.co.boone.ia.us/