Habitat for Humanity Searches for Partner Family for 2021

Habitat for Humanity is recruiting applicants to become homeowners in Boone County. Family requirements include

  • Demonstrating current inadequate housing
  • Meeting income guidelines
  • Living in Boone County for a year or more
  • No current liens or outstanding judgements at the time of construction
  • Willingness to partner with the local Habitat for Humanity group to build a safe, simple, efficient home

While there is still a mortgage once the home is finished, it is typically below the standard market value. Effort from the receiving family is required while the home is built, but this effort helps reduce the final costs and helps keep mortgage costs low.  Pick up an application at 720 Story Street in Boone or online at heartofiowahabitat.org.

Spring Yard Waste Days

The Boone County Landfill Yard Waste Processing Facility will accept residential yard waste free from April 15 until May 31, 2019. 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.

Boone County Labor Employment Project

Where do Boone County employees reside? The Boone County Economic Growth Corporation is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development’s Regional Research Bureau to learn about the local labor force. Local businesses and residents may be contacted by a call from the 319 area code to participate in surveys about where they live, current and desired wages, current and desired benefits, education level and type of occupation. No personal information will be requested (name, social security number or date of birth).

Survey results will help inform local businesses of how to remain competitive in the labor market and also will help demonstrate what is needed to attract new industry to the area. Results will be available online at https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/laborshed. Questions may be directed to Kurt Phillips with the Boone County Economic Growth Corporation at 515-432-3342.

Volunteers Needed for Booth at Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair will be August 13-23, 2015. Sign up to volunteer at the Boone County Tourism Booth at the Fair. The Larson Agency and City State Bank have sign up sheets, and each shift is 4 hours long. The Madrid Action Committee (MAC) will provide shirts for volunteers. An informal instructional meeting will be held on Monday, August 10 at Snus Hill Winery from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Madrid Chamber of Commerce