Snow emergencies will be announced on the City Website and Facebook Page, Police Department Facebook Page, and Code Red Notification System. Sign up for Code Red weather alerts, street closures, and other notifications at the Code Red link at the bottom of this page.
The City of Madelia will declare a snow emergency when there is an accumulation of three or more inches of snow on city streets.
No vehicles are to be parked on any city street during a snow emergency period (12 hours).
There will be no parking in the business district during a snow emergency between the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. or until the street has been cleared of snow.
Please do not push or move snow from your property to the public streets.
Any vehicle in violation of the Snow Removal Ordinance (§70.261) may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.
Sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 24 hours after the end of snowfall.
Properties non-compliant with this ordinance will be billed for the snow removal (Madelia City Ordinance 94.04.01).
The Compost Site will have new hours starting Saturday, November 9th:
Weekdays open 9 am – 4 pm
Saturdays open 11 am – 4 pm
The City of Madelia Water Department will be flushing water mains October 28th through November 4th. Due to the amount of sediment which coats the water mains over the winter months, the city flushes the mains to keep the mains open and flowing with the least amount of matter in the lines. The reason the mains are flushed on weekends rather than during the week is due to the fact that a significant amount of water is used during the week and the city wells cannot provide the water needed to operate industries, provide water to homes, have a reserve for fire protection and flush water mains all at the same time.
If you have discolored water, after the flushing has been completed in your area, run your tap water until the water is clear. The discolored water is iron buildup and is not harmful to individuals.
The Madelia Street Department is requesting no parking on streets on even days and no parking on avenues on odd days to assist with street cleanup this fall. This is voluntary but will assist in cleanup. All vehicles parked on the streets in Madelia must move every 24 hours by ordinance. All boats, trailers, and campers must be taken off the streets by October 1st. Thank you for your assistance.