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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Board of Adjustment Opening

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The City of Windsor Heights is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Board of Adjustment. The major responsibilities of this board include hearing and deciding:

  • Appeals in the enforcement of the zoning ordinance
  • Requests for variances from the terms of the zo...
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City News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Snow Removal Prep

How Windsor Heights Prepares for Snow Video

Thank you to our Public Works crew who will be busy plowing the streets today, overnight, and tomorrow! Learn how the Windsor Heights Public Works crew gets ready and what goes into plowing your streets every year in this video http://ow.ly/BOsI50Htcoz.

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Sister Cities Commission

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The City of Windsor Heights is seeking a volunteer to represent the City as a member of the Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission. The Commission fosters cultural exchanges with five communities (Kofu, Japan; Saint-Etienne, France; Shijiazhuang, Chi...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Trash Pickup on Friday

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As a reminder, trash/recycling pickup will occur as normal on Friday the 21st.

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City News
Posted on: January 7, 2022

MWA Compost It Calendar

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Never mix up a recycling week again! The 2022 Curb It! calendar from Metro Waste Authority is available online. Recycling days for Windsor Heights are the black lid weeks. City Hall will have magnets of these calendars available for residents to pick up i...

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City News
Posted on: January 6, 2022

January Newsletter Available

January 2022 Newsletter

Check out some helpful winter tips and meet our new City Councilmembers in the January City of Windsor Heights Newsletter.

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Preventing Frozen Pipes

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When temperatures drop, the risk of your pipes freezing jumps. That's because water expands as it freezes and this expansion can break metal or plastic pipes. This could cause thousands of dollars in property damage. But here are some simple step...

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City News
Posted on: December 19, 2021

Pet License Registration Now Open

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Remember to license your pet for 2022 online or by mail. All dogs and cats are required to be licensed in the City of Windsor Heights on an annual basis from the first day of January each year. Applications made on or after April 1 are delinquent and the ...

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City News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

University Avenue Project Named Winner of 2021 Best Development Award

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The organization 1000 Friends of Iowa announced this week that Windsor Heights’ Reconstruction of University Avenue Project was named the winner of its 2021 Best Development Award for the Transportation/Complete Streets category. The group state...

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City News
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Thank You Windsor Wonderland Sponsors & Volunteers!

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Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy Windsor Wonderland! We greatly appreciate all the volunteers who make the event so much fun for families. And thank you to our fantastic sponsors for making this event possible!  

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City News
Posted on: November 30, 2021

History in the Heights

1956 University Ave

Check out this old photo we found of University Ave from 1956 and scroll down for what the street looks like today!

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City News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

MidAmerican Energy Pole & Overhead Electrical Replacement Project

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*MidAmerican Energy project update - MidAmerican Energy is replacing approximately two miles of overhead electric lines and utility poles in Windsor Heights and Des Moines. The work in Windsor Heights is primarily located on the east side of town between ...

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City News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Getting Faster Help in an Emergency

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The Windsor Heights Police and Fire Departments are now dispatched by Westcom Communications. This change helps crews respond faster to emergency calls.

What is Westcom? 

Westcom is a “public safety answering point,” also known ...

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City News
Posted on: January 19, 2022

1/18/22 City Council Recap

City Council Recap

The 1/18/22 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Report a Pothole

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Everyone hates potholes. Help us fill them faster by letting us know where they are. You can use TextWH, our interactive texting service, to report a pothole or other concerns by texting 855-637-9442. Or visit https://www.windsorheights.org/reque...

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