Read 2022 City Council Recap

City Council Recap


The City Council Recap is a brief highlight of the Windsor Heights City Council meetings. The recap is not minutes of the Council meeting. Minutes are considered and approved at the subsequent Council meeting. 

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Windsor Heights City Council meetings will return to an in-person format starting on Monday, March 21, 2022, in the City Council Chambers at 1133 66th St at 6 pm. 

6/20/22 City Council Meeting Recap

  • Approved the installation of DART Art Shelters
  • Approved the 68th Street Project Design Services Contract
  • Approved Ordinance No. 22-04 - An Ordinance Amending Chapter 105.02 of the Code of Ordinances Related to Solid Waste Control and Recycling Definitions
  • Approved Ordinance No. 22-05 - An Ordinance Amending Chapter 105.05 of the Code of Ordinances Related to Open Burning
  • Approved Ordinance No. 22-06 - An Ordinance Amending Chapter 307.2.2 of the Code of Ordinances Related to Businesses that Sell Fire Pits, Chimineas, Sky Lanterns, and other Outdoor Recreational Devices
  • Approved Letter to the Iowa Public Information Board
  • Approved Inclusive Restroom Signage

6/6/22 City Council Meeting Recap

  • Public Safety Director Chad McCluskey Presented Life Saving Awards
  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 22-04 - An Ordinance Amending Chapter 105.02 of the Code of Ordinances Related to Solid Waste Control and Recycling Definitions 
  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 22-05 - An Ordinance Amending Chapter 105.05 of the Code of Ordinances Related to Open Burning
  • First Reading of Ordinance No. 22-06 - An Ordinance Amending Chapter 307.2.2 of the Code of Ordinances Related to Businesses that Sell Fire Pits, Chimineas, Sky Lanterns, and other Outdoor Recreational Devices
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022 - 31 - A Resolution Approving Fiscal Year 2022 Year End Balance Transfers For the City of Windsor Heights, IA
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022 - 31 - A Resolution Approving Fiscal Year 2022 Balance Transfers for the City of Windsor Heights, IA

5/16/22 City Council Meeting Recap

  • Mayor Jones Proclaimed June 19, 2022 as Juneteenth National Freedom Day
  • Set Public Hearings for June 6th on Ordinance Amendments Relating to Fire Pits and Outdoor Recreational Devices
  • Approved a 28E Agreement for the City to Join the Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan (IGHCP)
  • Approved Part-Time Fire and Paid On Call Firefighter/EMT Wages 
  • Approved the Placement of Signs for A Refugee Fact Walk at Colby Park for the Month of June 

5/2/22 City Council Meeting Recap

  • Approved Nominations to the Ad Hoc Parks Projects Committee
  • Approved Trail Lighting Project Change Order #1
  • Approved Professional Services Agreement for 2023 HMA Overlay Project
  • Approved Design Contract for PCC Patching Project
  • Approved Purchase of Road Salt

4/18/22 City Council Meeting Recap

  • Approved Waste Collection Day Change from Friday to Monday to Begin this Summer
  • Approved a Proposal from Bolton & Menk for a Complete Review and Update of the City's Zoning Code
  • Approved a Proposal from Bolton & Menk for the Provision of Professional Planning Services for the City 
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-26 -  A Resolution Authorizing the City of Windsor Heights to Submit an Application for Funding from the Community Project Funding Program for the Partial Funding of the Reconstruction of 73rd Street
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-27 - A Resolution Authorizing an Application for Section 130 Funding for the At-Grade Rail Crossing on 73rd Street
  • Approved Repairs to the Public Works End Loader not to Exceed $20,000
  • Council came to the Consensus not to Pursue a Shared Services Agreement with the City of Clive  

4/4/22 City Council Meeting Recap 

  • Held a Public Hearing on the FY 2022-2023 Capital Improvements Plan
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-24 - A Resolution Adopting the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Capital Improvements Plan 
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-25 - A Resolution Waiving fees for the Pavilion for Walnut Creek Church
  • Voted to Support the Windsor Heights Foundation Independence Day Celebration by Providing City Staff for Fireworks
  • Approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University for Facilitation Services (Strategic Visioning)

3/21/22 City Council Meeting Recap

  • Held a Public Hearing on the Annual City of Windsor Heights Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023
  • Approved the the Annual City of Windsor Heights Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023
  • Approved a Resolution of Appreciation Commending Sara K. Walker for Her Years of Service to the City of Windsor Heights
  • Heard a Presentation from Greg Edwards of Catch Des Moines
  • Approved a Site Plan for Clive Learning Academy
  • Approved a 28E Agreement between the City of Windsor Heights and Polk County Related to certain City-Issued Prosecutions
  • Approved the Job Description for a Deputy City Clerk
  • Discussed the Fall Festival and 4th of July Events
  • Approved Police Department Fleet Vehicle Purchase with Upfitting and Equipment 

3/7/22 City Council Meeting Recap

  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-17 - A Resolution Setting the Maximum Property Tax for Certain Levies for FY23 Budget
  • Approved a Site Plan for the Aldi Project
  • Approved Vacating Easements for the Aldi Project
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-19 - A Resolution Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of a Fifth Supplemental Indenture of Trust for the Benefit of ChildServe, Inc. and its Subsidiaries
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-20 - A Resolution Approving a Notice of Intent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the City's Desire to Enroll in the Community Rating System (CRS)
  • Approved a Trail Lighting Project for the I-235 Underpass

2/21/22 City Council Meeting Recap 

  • Approved Ordinance No. 22-02 - Related to Animal Trapping
  • Approved Ordinance No. 22-03 - Related to Animal Trapping
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-13 - A Resolution Setting a Public Hearing on Maximum Tax Dollars for Certain Levies for the FY23 Budget
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-14 - A Resolution Setting a Public Hearing for a Site Plan Review for Clive Learning Academy
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-15 - A Resolution Setting a Public Hearing to Vacate Easements for the Aldi Project
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-16 - A Resolution Setting a Public Hearing for a Site Plan Review for the Aldi Project
  • Approved Governing Body Rules of Procedure
  • Approved AFSCME Contract between the City and Public Works Employees
  • Approved Recommended Lawsuit Settlement   

2/8/22 City Council Meeting Recap 

  • Received FY 23 Budget presentation with the draft CIP and public comment 
  • Discussed and tabled changes to the Governing Body Rules of Procedure 
  • Approved committee structures and appointments 
  • Denied site management services bids 
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-10 - A Resolution authorizing an application to the Wellmark Foundation for a Large Match Grant 
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-11 - A Resolution Authorizing an application to Prairie Meadows for a Community Betterment Grant 
  • Discussed next steps for the Flood Reduction and Resiliency Analysis

1/18/22 City Council Meeting Recap 

  • Held a public hearing on Ordinance No. 22-01 – An Ordinance Correcting a Scrivener’s Error in the Code of Ordinances for the City of Windsor Heights
  • Adopted Ordinance No. 22-01
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-03 - A Resolution of support for the new Des Moines International Airport Terminal Project
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-04 - A Resolution authorizing the City of Windsor Heights, Iowa to submit an application for funding from the Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG) to the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the partial funding of the construction of 73rd Street Phase 1 and further approving the application which obligates the City of Windsor Heights to matching funds for the construction of said project
  • Approved Amendment to the Watershed Management Authority to cost share an outreach coordinator position
  • Approved Council 2022 Goals and Objectives
  • Approved Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force 28E
  • Approved Resolution No.  2022-05 - A Resolution setting the time and place for a public hearing on Ordinance No. 2022-02 - An Ordinance amending Chapter 55 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Windsor Heights related to animal trapping
  • Approved Resolution No.  2022-06 - A Resolution setting the time and place for a public hearing on Ordinance No. 2022-03 - An Ordinance amending Chapter 40 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Windsor Heights related to animal trapping
  • Approved policy and procedure for CEC refund requests
  • Approved Citibot subscription
  • Approved Resolution No. 2022-07 - a resolution authorizing an application to the Water Infrastructure Fund through the Iowa Finance Authority