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Posted on: October 26, 2021

City-School Election November 2nd

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The city/school election is on Tuesday, November 2nd. You can vote early at the Polk County Election Office. The Windsor Heights Community Center is the only polling location for Windsor Heights residents.

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

11/1/21 Windsor Heights City Council Meeting

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The 11/1 Windsor Heights City Council meeting will take place in the City Council Chambers at 1133 66th St at 6 pm.

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Possible Quorom of Windsor Heights City Council

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There will be a possible quorum of the Windsor Heights City Council during the Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce's Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 28th. This is not a city-run event and no city business will be conducted.

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

10/22/21 Road Construction Update

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Thank you to our residents and businesses for their patience during these four road construction projects! It's a lot for a town our size to take on this many projects at once. Thankfully, there are only a few final touches left. Check out our se...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Movies in the Park - Hocus Pocus

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Grab your coat and blanket for the next Movies in the Park! Join us in Colby Park for a free showing of Hocus Pocus at dusk (6:45 pm) on Friday, October 29th. Come a little early to grab free hot chocolate, apple cider, pizza, popcorn, and cookies!

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Tiny Tree Giveaway

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The City of Windsor Heights is partnering with the DNR and Keep Windsor Heights Beautiful to provide free trees and shrubs to residents. The giveaway will take place on November 11th and 12th from 4-6 pm in Colby Park.

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Report an Issue by Text

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Do you have a City-related issue that you would like to message into City staff? Send it in, and they will respond during regular business hours. Text “Hello” to (855) 637-9442 to send your message in. 

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

10/5/21 City Council Recap

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The 10/18/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions about the Proposed Aldi Project

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*Update* The Council approved the TIF rebate request at the 10/18 City Council meeting. The project will move on to the Planning & Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and then back to the Council for a final vote.  

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City News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

10/15/21 Road Construction Update

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We are in the final steps! Here's what you can expect next week for road construction in Windsor Heights.

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Beggar's Night 2021

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Calling all ghouls and goblins, all pirates and princesses! Trick or Treat in Windsor Heights is Saturday, October 30th from 6-8 pm. Here are some tips from the Windsor Heights Police Department on how to have a safe Beggar's Night.

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

10/8/21 Road Construction Update

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The big parts are done and we are down to the final touches. Here's what you can expect for road construction next week in Windsor Heights.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

October Newsletter Available

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Learn what events are in Windsor Heights this fall, when yard waste pickup ends this year, and more in the October City of Windsor Heights Newsletter.

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

10/5/21 City Council Recap

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The 10/5/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Keep Windsor Height Beautiful

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What a beautiful day! Some volunteers from Keep Windsor Heights Beautiful were out in Colby Park this morning pulling weeds and keeping the park in great shape. Thank you for going the extra mile for our community! 

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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.

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Posted on: October 2, 2021

Windsor Heights City Council to Consider Adding Aldi’s Grocery Store Project to Urban Renewal Plan

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On October 4, 2021, the Windsor Heights City Council will meet to consider adding a proposed project to build a new Aldi’s Grocery Store to the City’s Urban Renewal Plan. This is the first step required in the process to consider a request from Colby Trus...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

10/1/21 Road Construction Update

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We promise these road construction projects are almost done! Here's what you can expect for road construction next week in Windsor Heights 

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

New Utility Vehicle

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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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Posted on: September 24, 2021

9/24/21 Road Construction Update

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We promise these road construction projects are almost done! Here's what you can expect for road construction next week in Windsor Heights 

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

9/20/21 City Council Recap

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The 9/20/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Colby Park Updates

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Have you been down to Colby Park today? The public works crew finished spreading out two semi loads of mulch around the playground. This is part of routine upkeep efforts that are done every year.

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

9/17/21 Road Construction Update

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University Ave from 63rd ST - 69th ST will close Wednesday, September 22nd for pavement patching and joint repair work. Here's what else is planned for next week for all the road construction projects in Windsor Heights.

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City News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Saving Lives in Windsor Heights

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The City of Windsor Heights is grateful for the men and women in our police and fire departments! On September 7th, we had the honor of recognizing their life-saving achievements at the City Council meeting.

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Stormwater Best Management Practices Program

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Rain barrels, native planting, rain gardens, and more. The City of Windsor Heights may help pay for part of your yard project if it helps improve surface water quality or reduce surface runoff.

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

9/10/21 Road Construction Update

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University Ave is on track to be done next month! Here are your weekly road construction updates for all the projects in Windsor Heights.

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

9/7/21 City Council Recap

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The 9/7/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

9/3/21 Road Construction Update

9-3-21 Road Construction Update

We are getting closer to the end! Learn what's next for all the road construction projects in this week's update.

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Creating a New Look for Windsor Heights

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Have you seen the finishing touches going up along University Ave? As the construction project enters the final phases, crews are adding aesthetic features to the road. Check them out below! 

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City News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

September Newsletter Available

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The City of Windsor Heights September Newsletter is now available

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

8/27/21 Road Construction Update

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Learn what's next for all the road construction projects in this week's update.

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

How to Dispose of Hazardous Waste

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Many people don’t realize that common household cleaners, bug spray, and even some paints are hazardous waste and need to be disposed of with special care.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Firepits Prohibited

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As a reminder, open burning is not allowed in the City of Windsor Heights (City Code 105.05). That means that residents cannot have fire pits.  Outdoor chimenea fireplaces where there's a chimney or stack for the smoke to go through are ...
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Posted on: August 20, 2021

8/20/21 Road Construction Update

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Learn what's next for all the road construction projects in this week's update.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

8/16/21 City Council Recap

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The 8/16/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: August 16, 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: August 13, 2021

8/13/21 Road Construction Update

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It's exciting to see all the progress happening!  Learn what's next for all the road construction projects in this week's update.

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

What to do with Old Appliances

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You have a couple of options for disposing of appliances like a deep freeze, refrigerator, kitchen range, air conditioner, dehumidifier, water heater, furnace, washer/dryer, microwave, and more!
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Posted on: August 6, 2021

8/6/21 Road Construction Update

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Have you seen the new monument sign on University Ave?  Learn what's next for all the road construction projects in this week's update.

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

8/2/21 City Council Recap

City Council Recap

The 8/2/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

7/30/21 Road Construction Update

7-30-21 road construction update

Want to know what's next for road construction in Windsor Heights? Check out this week's update below.

As a reminder, businesses are open with access.

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Sign up for the Windsor Heights E-Newsletter

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Have you signed up for the Windsor Heights monthly newsletter? It's a great way to learn about what's going on in Windsor Heights! Sign up at the link below.

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

7/23/21 Road Construction Update

7-23-21 road construction update

Want to know what's next for road construction in Windsor Heights? Check out this week's update below.

As a reminder, businesses are open with access.

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Who Do I Call?

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

In the case of an emergency, always call 911.

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

7/19/21 City Council Recap

City Council Recap

The 7/19/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

7/16/21 Road Construction Update

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Want to know what's next for road construction in Windsor Heights? Check out this week's update below.

As a reminder, businesses are open with access.

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

7/9/21 Road Construction Update

7-9-21 road construction update

Want to know what's next for road construction in Windsor Heights? Check out this week's update below.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Glass & Cardboard Recycling Container in Colby Park

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Have you used the glass or cardboard recycling drop-offs? They're a convenient way to recycle extra cardboard and glass and are located on the west end of the Colby Park parking lot.

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

7/2/21 Road Construction Update

7-2-21 road construction update

Here's what happened this week and what you can expect for next week for road construction in Windsor Heights.

As a reminder, businesses are open with access.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

July Newsletter Available

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The City of Windsor Heights July Newsletter is now available

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

BCycle Station Now at Colby Park

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It's a great day for a bike ride! Have you checked out the new BCycle station at Colby Park yet?

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

6/25/21 Road Construction Update

6-25-21 Roads Update

Here's what happened this week and what you can expect for next week for road construction in Windsor Heights.

As a reminder, businesses are open with access.

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Large Trash Stickers

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If you're getting rid of something that's too big for your trash can, you need a large trash sticker. These can be purchased at City Hall, online, or at several retailers around the metro.

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

6/18/21 Road Construction Update

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Here's what happened this week and what you can expect for next week for road construction in Windsor Heights.

As a reminder, businesses are open with access.

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

6/11/21 Road Construction Update

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We are making progress! University is getting closer to reopening to through traffic on 6/11. Here's what happened this week and what you can expect for next week for road construction in Windsor Heights.

As a reminder, businesses are open with access.

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

6/7/21 City Council Recap

City Council Recap

The 6/7/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

6/4/21 Road Construction Update

6-4-21 road project update

We are making progress! University is getting closer to reopening to through traffic on 6/11. Here's what happened this week and what you can expect for next week for road construction in Windsor Heights.

As a reminder, businesses are open with access.

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

June Newsletter Available

6-2021 newsletter

Learn about everything happening this summer in Windsor Heights in the June newsletter.

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

5/28/21 Road Construction Update

5-28-21 Road Construction Update

University will reopen to through traffic on 6/11. We appreciate the community’s patience as we make strides in this project. Closing a road is never fun, but a necessary step to complete certain aspects of the project. Please be courteous of yo...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Purchase Yard Waste Cart & Bag Stickers Online

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Have you renewed your yard waste cart this year? The first day of collection is April 9th. Renew online and your sticker will be mailed to you!

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

5/21/21 Road Construction Update

5-21-21 road project update

The suggested detour for the University Ave closer is I-235. If you are driving through a residential street, please slow down and watch for pedestrians. 

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Please Remember to Pick up After Your Dog

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Did you know it's a violation of City Code to not pick up after your dog if they leave their mess in your neighbor's yard? Please remember to be courteous of your neighbors and bring a bag with you on your next walk.

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Mowing Reminders

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If you are out mowing your lawn later this week when the weather clears up, please don't blow grass clippings into the street. This and other debris can clog the storm sewers. Also, it is a violation of City Code for grass/weeds to be over 6 inch...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Hazardous Waste Disposal Program

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Hazardous waste, like paint and lawn chemicals, won't be picked up during the City Wide Cleanup on June 12th. But Metro Waste Authority has a hazardous waste disposal program and can pick these kinds of items up at your home. Learn more and sign up below.

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

5/17/21 City Council Recap

City Council Recap

The 5/17/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

5/14/21 Road Construction Update

5-14-21 road construction update

The 66th St intersection on University Ave will close on 5/17. As a reminder, University Ave is closed to through traffic until 6/11. All businesses are open with access. Here's everything you can expect for all road construction projects next week in Win...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

5/7/21 Road Construction Update

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As a reminder, University Ave will be closed to through traffic 5/10-6/11. All businesses will remain open with access. Here's everything you can expect for all road construction projects next week in Windsor Heights.

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

May Newsletter Available

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Concerts, cleanups, and more! Find out what's happening in Windsor Heights in the next couple of months in the May newsletter.

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

5/3/21 City Council Recap

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The 5/3/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

City Buildings Open to Public

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City of Windsor Heights buildings are now open to the public. Please follow current CDC guidelines when entering City buildings. If you are unable to come in, you can still access City services by calling 515-279-3662 or by visiting this website.

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

4/30/21 Road Construction Update

4-30-21 Road Construction Update

Learn about what happened this week and what's planned for next week for road construction in Windsor Heights.

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Work Zone Safety Signage Grant

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The Windsor Heights Public Works Department was awarded a grant for work zone safety signage through the Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at Iowa State University. This work zone safety signage package consists of the following items: &n...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

4/23/21 Road Construction Update

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Click on the links below to read about what's happening and what's to come on each street.

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

4/19/21 City Council Recap

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The 4/19/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

4/16/21 Road Construction Update

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Road construction is in full swing in Windsor Heights. Click on the links below to read about what's happening and what's to come on each street.

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

4/9/21 Road Construction Update

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Road construction projects have resumed in Windsor Heights. Click on the links below to read about what's happening and what's to come on each street.

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

4/5/21 City Council Recap

City Council Recap

The 4/5/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

4/2/21 Road Construction Update

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Road construction projects have resumed in Windsor Heights. Click on the links below to read about what's happening and what's to come on each street.

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

3/15/21 City Council Recap

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The 3/15/21 City Council Recap is now available.

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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 4, 2021

March Newsletter Available

March 2021 newsletter

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 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.

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

2/15/21 City Council Recap

City Council Recap

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

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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 2, 2021

2/1/21 City Council Recap

City Council Recap

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 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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