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Posted on: August 8, 2020

Review Park Plan

Park Plan draft public comment

City of Windsor Heights residents — your opinion is important to us!  Help the City decide what’s next for our parks and trails system by reviewing a draft of our Park Plan and letting us know what you think. 

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Learn more & review the Park Plan here... City News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

8/7/20 Road Project Update

2020 road projects

69th Street Project

For the week of August 10th, the Contractor will begin grading the roadway for paving and installing subdrain on the west side of road. Once subdrain is installed, rock will be installed. Paving is anticipated to occur the week of Augus...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Ordinance No.20-06

ORDINANCE NO.  20-06 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE CITY OF WINDSOR HEIGHTS, IOWA, BY AMENDING CITY CODE 60.10.07 TO REMOVE SUBSECTION 21 RELATED TO UNIMPROVED SURFACES AND REMOVING PRIVATE PROPERTY LANGUAGE FROM SU...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Reminder: City Building Summer Hours

2020 Summer Hours

Starting Friday, May 29th, City Hall and the Public Safety Building will begin summer hours and will close at 3 PM on Fridays. City buildings are open Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 4:30 PM and Fridays 8 AM - 3 PM.

City of Windsor Heights buildings are closed to...

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City News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

8/17 Public Hearing

8-17-20_Public-Hearing

Notice is Hereby Given: That at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, August 17, 2020, the City Council will hold a public hearing on the question of the following amendments via Zoom:

Public Hearing on amendments to City Code Chapter 174.08 “to further define s...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Commercial Tax Abatement

commercial tax abatement

The City of Windsor Heights has approved a sliding scale commercial tax abatement program that applies to new commercial property construction or remodeling projects.  The basics of the program can be found at http://ow.ly/IoC150ANEvL.

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City News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Public Input Needed on 73rd St Design

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73rd St is currently in the design phase. The Windsor Heights City Council would like to hear our residents’ opinions on the design. We will not be holding an in person public meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but residents can participate v...

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Click here to view the design and comment... City News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Work at University Ave and 70th Street Begins 8/6/20.

8-6-20-construction

Westbound traffic is back open on University Ave. Work at University Ave and 70th Street will begin 8/6. This work will close the north half of the intersection of University Ave and 70th Street for two months. Please drive with caution. All businesses re...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

City Council Passes Mask Resolution

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At the August 3rd City Council meeting, Windsor Heights City Council members voted unanimously to approve a resolution on face masks. This resolution states that the Council supports the use of face masks while people are in public settings – bo...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Windsor Heights Community Center Closure Extended

CEC closed 8-18-20

At the 8/3/20 City Council meeting, the Windsor Heights City Council voted to extend the closure of the Community Center through 8/18/20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The outdoor Pavilion is available to rent. The Dog Park, Colby Park Playground and outdo...

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City News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

7/31/20 Road Projects Update

2020 road projects twitter

69th Street Project

For the week of August 3rd, the Contractor will finish the storm sewer installation on Phase 1 and begin grading the roadway for paving. Paving is anticipated to occur the week of August 17th. It is likely that residents can get in thei...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

7/24/20 Road Project Update

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69th Street Project

For the week of July 27th, the Contractor will finish installing storm sewer installation on Phase 1. Grading of the roadway is anticipated to begin the week of August 3rd with paving occurring the week of August 10th. It is anticipated...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

City Services Online

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City of Windsor Heights buildings are closed to the public due to rising COVID-19 cases in Polk County (on 7/8/20 for City Hall and 7/14/20 for Public Safety). Check out this video to learn about several city services you can access on windsorhei...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Stormwater Best Management Program

storm water best management program

Are you planning to buy a rain barrel or put some native plants in your garden? The City of Windsor Heights may reimburse 75% of a project like those for soil quality restoration (up to $1,000 per property).

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Announcing the New City Administrator of Windsor Heights

Dennis-Durham

At the July 20th meeting, the Windsor Heights City Council is scheduled to act on the city administrator employment agreement with Dennis Durham. Following two interview sessions with prospective candidates, Mr. Durhams was the Council’s unanimo...

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City News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

University Ave Route Update

7-14-20-construction

Starting Thursday, July 16th at 5:00 AM, University Avenue between 70th Street and 73rd Street will be open for east bound traffic only. All westbound traffic traveling between 70th Street and 73rd Street will need to follow the posted detour. The detour ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

All City Buildings Now Closed to the Public

7-13 city buildings closed

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Polk County, the Windsor Heights Public Safety building has decided to close to the public starting Tuesday, July 14th. City Hall remains closed to the public as well until further notice.

You can reach City Hall at 51...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Storytime in the Park Canceled

canceled storytime in the park summer 2020

After monitoring the continued rise in COVID-19 cases, the City of Windsor Heights has decided to cancel Storytime in the Park for the summer. We know this is a fun event for many families, but the City feels it is our responsibility to ensure the safety ...

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City News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Des Moines Public Library Access July 1st

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Effective July 1, 2020, all Windsor Heights residents have the opportunity to be full-access patrons of the Des Moines Public Library.Library Benefits* Access to the catalog and the 500,000+ books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks offered for checkout. A dedicat...

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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Order Yard Waste Bags & Cart Stickers Online

order yard waste stickers online

You can now order yard waste cart stickers, large trash item stickers and yard waste bag stickers online. They will be mailed to your home.

Yard Waste Carts

  • Order a new yard waste cart sticker here. Create an account, then click on the yard waste tab. The s...
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City News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

City Building Summer Hours

2020 Summer Hours

Starting Friday, May 29th, City Hall and the Public Safety Building will begin summer hours and will close at 3 PM on Fridays. City buildings are open Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 4:30 PM and Fridays 8 AM - 3 PM.

City News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Bike Safety Rules

Bike safety rules

As the weather gets nicer this weekend, taking a ride on your bike is a great way to get out and get some exercise. But make sure you remember these important safety rules.

1. Protect your head and always wear a helmet.

2. Obey all traffic laws and lights a...

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City News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

No Wipes in the Pipes

No wipes in the pipes

The only thing that should go down your toilet is toilet paper. Some “flushable” wipes claim that they are safe to flush. But they will clog your sanitary sewer line. That leads to expensive repairs.

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City News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Spring/Summer Construction to Continue As Planned

University Ave

Construction on University Ave, 69th St, Allison Ave, College Dr and the PCC patching project are scheduled to begin as planned in April and May.

Check out this video below to see the changes coming to University Ave. Click here to read updates on each pro...

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City News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Pandemic-Impacted Iowa Small Businesses Can Apply for Low-Interest Support Loans

COVID-19 virus

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans. 

Applications can be made via the SBA&rsqu...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

New Hazardous Waste Program

paint cans and trash

Hazardous Waste includes items that are flammable or corrosive; they do not belong in the regular trash and shouldn’t be poured down the drain. The City has partnered with Metro Waste Authority to offer houseside hazardous waste collection.

Many ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

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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