School Bond Vote Passes

Madrid residents demonstrated their commitment to our schools by supporting the bond to fund facility improvements including paving of the parking lots and and playground improvements. The vote passed with 72.5% of the 357 voters supporting the measure. A minimum of 60% approval was needed to pass.

$10,000 Donated for “Welcome to Madrid” Signs

Jim Welder, executor of the estate of Beverly Marchant presented a check for $10,000 to go toward the purchase of one “Welcome to Madrid” sign that was commissioned to be put along Highway 17.

Edgewood Park Closed After Nov. 1

Edgewood will be closed for the winter beginning November 1.

Tumblebooks at the Madrid Public Library

TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books that teach children to read in a way they will enjoy. The Tumblebook collection can be accessed from anywhere from a link on the Madrid Public Library website or directly from the Library’s computers. The site is easy for children to navigate, and children can even listen to stories in French or Spanish.

Iowa By Trail App for HTT is Available

Check out the Iowa By Trail app!

The app will help with all your needs relating to trails in Iowa, including the High Trestle Trail. For example, the mapping feature allows you to chose your course on a trail using the GPS function. You can use it to travel to the trail or to find the nearest trailhead when you are using the trail. The app also lets you track how far you have traveled.

The app also includes social media integration, an indicator that shows you the next point of interest along the trail, and a news section to keep you informed about the trails.

The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) worked with the West Des Moines company, Shift Interactive to develop the app. More features are still being added.

Tax Abatement on Development in Madrid

The City of Madrid offers a five-year tax abatement on residential development and five years on commercial businesses. Contact City Hall for more information: