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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Des Moines Water Works in Windsor Heights Flushing Hydrants

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Des Moines Water Works is in Windsor Heights flushing hydrants today and through next week as part of routine maintenance. Your water may appear rusty. If that's the case, please run an exterior hose bib, a bathtub, or a faucet without a screen a...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

How Do I Get A Yard Waste Cart?

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Yard waste collection starts in about a month on 4/9. City Hall is currently closed to the public, but you can order your first cart, renew your cart, or purchase yard waste bags online.

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

WHFFA Easter Bunny Parade

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The Windsor Heights Firefighters Association presents The Easter Bunny Parade!  This year, to help ensure pandemic-related caution, instead of an Easter Egg Hunt at Colby Park, the WHFFA will be driving around the community with a special guest -...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Have a Question or Concern? Send Us a Text!

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Have a question for the City? Or need to report a pothole or other issues in Windsor Heights? Send us a text! Windsor Heights is excited to partner with CitiBot to offer our residents a new interactive texting service. This is a nonemergency service. Alwa...
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Posted on: March 4, 2021

March Newsletter Available

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Learn about a new interactive texting service, where to get rid of old tires, and more in the City of Windsor Heights March newsletter.

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Colby Park Restrooms & Tennis Court Open

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The restrooms and tennis court at Colby Park are now open! The drinking fountains are still off due to temps getting below freezing at night.

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Residential Scrap Tire Program

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The City of Windsor Heights is partnering with Metro Waste Authority for the 2021 Residential Scrap Tire Program. Old tires can be disposed of on June 12th and 13th at the Colby Park parking lot from 8 am to 4 pm.

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

3/1/21 City Council Recap

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The 3/1/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Sign Up for the City of Windsor Heights E-Newsletter

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Get the latest Windsor Heights news and updates delivered straight to your inbox! Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter here: http://ow.ly/K9QY50xvz1s.

Prefer a printed newsletter instead? Email Whitney Tucker at wtucker@windsorheights.org for more informat...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Celebrating 25 Years

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Congratulations to Craig Stoecker who recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with the Windsor Heights Public Works Department! 
"The amount of institutional knowledge that Craig has about Windsor Heights is incredible," said Public Wor...
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Posted on: February 23, 2021

City-Wide Garage Sale 6/5/21

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The City-Wide Garage Sale will be on Saturday, June 5th. This is a designated date for residents to host garage sales from their Windsor Heights homes. If you would like to participate, please email your name and address to wtucker@windsorheights.org.

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

City Wide Cleanup June 12th

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We've received a lot of questions about our annual spring cleanup. It is happening this year, but it will be in the summer on Saturday, June 12th!

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Public Hearing Proposed Fiscal Year City Property Tax Levy

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There will be a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year City property tax levy at the 3/1/21 City Council meeting. The meeting starts at 6 pm. The image below shows the location at 1133 66th street, but it will take place on Zoom due to the pandemic

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

2/15/21 City Council Recap

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The 2/15/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Who Do I Call?

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Don't know who to call if you have an issue with your water or if your trash/recycling wasn't picked up this week? Here's a list of resources for City of Windsor Heights residents that will come in handy.

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Preventing Frozen Pipes

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When the temperature drops, 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 ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

2022-2032 CIP

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Exciting things are coming to Windsor Heights! Check out the CIP, which outlines proposed projects over the next 10 years.

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

February Newsletter Available

February Newsletter

The City of Windsor Heights February newsletter is now available.

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Sign Up for Text or Email Alerts

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More snow is on its way Thursday! Sign up for the City of Windsor Heights text and email alerts to stay in the know when there is a snow parking ban, emergency, or important event in the City.

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

2/1/21 City Council Recap

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The 2/1/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

2020 Road Construction: What Happened & What's Next

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The City of Windsor Heights has faced worsening road conditions in recent years with limited resources to undertake repair and reconstruction projects. But in the spring of 2020, we took action and started four major reconstruction projects in one year. &...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

MWA Calendar Online

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Not sure when the next recycling pickup is? You can access the Metro Waste Authority calendar online.

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Spring Season Ball Field Rentals Online

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Ball field rentals for the spring season can now be made online. Reservations are accepted on a first come first serve basis.

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

January Newsletter Available

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The City of Windsor Heights January newsletter is now available.

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Pet License Registration Moves Online

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You can now register your pet online. All dogs and cats are required to be licensed in the City of Windsor Heights on an annual basis.

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Ordinance No. 20-09

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Ordinance No. 20-09 is effective 12/30/20 and amends City Code Chapter 161 to update post-construction stormwater management. This is a minor update to changes that were made in 2019 and provides better guidelines for stormwater management during large co...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

BCycle Station Coming to Colby Park

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A BCycle electric-assist bike rental station is coming to the City of Windsor Heights. This program is being hosted by the Des Moines Street Collective in collaboration with the City.

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Road Construction FAQ

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What will be done on my street this year? 

  • Allison Avenue: Everything except seeding and final site restoration
  • 69th Street: the road between School St and Mott Ave
  • College Drive: Everything east of the 7800 block
  • University Avenue: the whol...
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Posted on: November 20, 2020

City Buildings Closed to the Public

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Windsor Heights buildings will close to the public until further notice starting at 4:30 PM on 11/12/20. This includes City Hall and the Public Safety building. We'd like to remind residents that several City...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Emerald Ash Borer Tree Removal

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Our public works crew has been putting signs on trees that will be removed due to emerald ash borer in Windsor Heights. Residents who leave nearby will also receive a notification on their door. 

The notification states that "This tree is lik...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

ORDINANCE NO. 20-08

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The City of Windsor Heights will no longer require that signs advertising rental properties be from the City. Previously, City Code had required residents to pay a deposit and use signs provided by the City.  Ordinance no.20-08 was passed on Octo...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Park Plan Update

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At the 10/5 City Council meeting, the Councilmembers received and filed the Park Plan. This plan will help us determine the future of what our parks and trails will look like, what projects and amenities are important to our community, and how we&rsqu...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Mid-Project Update: University Ave FAQ & Winter Info

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Mid-Project Update: University Ave FAQ & Winter Info

What is being done to University Ave and how long will it take?

The majority of the work is expected to be completed in 2020, but some work will have to be done in 2021. The project is a complete reco...

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