City News Bulletin
 
We understand that construction season causes inconvenience and for that we apologize. Below are two projects, we are finalizing while the weather is favorable. Any questions, please contact City Hall at 515-279-3662
Intake Installation at 66th Street and Del Matro starting August 23rd
The intakes have been installed. Due to the afternoon rain, the street patch could not be installed. It is scheduled to be poured Saturday, August 25th and will be opened on Tuesday, August 28th. All work is weather dependent.

All residents will have access to their driveways, those along 66th Street near Del Matro Avenue may have limited access during the construction of the intakes. Please find alternate routes. All work is weather dependent.
The intakes have been installed. Due to the afternoon rain, the street patch could not be installed. It is scheduled to be poured Saturday, August 25th and will be opened on Tuesday, August 28th. All work is weather dependent.
All residents will have access to their driveways, those along 66th Street near Del Matro Avenue may have limited access during the construction of the intakes. Please find alternate routes. All work is weather dependent.
70th Street Patching Project starting August 27th
The patching project on 70th Street between Colby Avenue and Hickman Road will start Monday, August 27th. 70th Street will be closed from Colby Avenue to Hickman Road for up to 2 weeks for construction. Please find alternate routes. Those who have driveways on 70th Street will need to park on side streets during construction. All work is weather dependent. We have coordinated with the schools and bus. The bus stops for the West Des Moines School District will be moved from the 70th Street pick up locations to 73rd Street. 
Flood Update
On August 22nd, we were notified FEMA denied the Individual Assistance request filed by Governor Reynolds. The Governor has vowed to appeal the denial.
While awaiting the federal process to consider funding for recovery, city staff continues to work with Emergency Operation Center and other Metro Partners to provide necessary data for the process. This is an ongoing, long-term process which regularly requires additional information gathering on the part of staff. In addition,staff is working through an "After Action" report which will document response during the flash flooding as well as recovery following the flash flooding to identify opportunities for improvement should another incident of this magnitude occur in the City of Windsor Heights.
63rd Street Construction
The Iowa Department of Transportation will be completing a resurfacing project on 63rd Street between University and Hickman with a start date sometime between September 10 and October 13, 2018. This project will result in 63rd Street is closed to through traffic during the project. Once the project starts, the contract requires the project to be completed within 10-days (excluding weekends). The Iowa DOT has included Windsor Heights City Staff on planning meetings, and they will notify the City of their actual start date at least 10-days before the start of the project. Once that notification has been made, staff will push information out through various channels, so Windsor Heights residents are aware of the closure. This closure will also affect Cowles Elementary, and no doubt the traffic in the area. Public Safety Staff has met with Cowles Elementary to ensure the most efficient traffic control during the process. Residents are reminded this should only be a
10-day project, and while we understand the frustrations that accompany road construction, planning should help minimize the impact on residents. City staff will be attending a pre-construction meeting on August 27th and will be able to provide more information after that meeting.
SBA Disaster Assistance Available for Private Nonprofit Organizations
Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Iowa following President Trump's federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred June 6 - July 2, 2018, announced Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.
These low-interest federal disaster loans are available in Adair, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clay, Dallas, Delaware, Dickinson, Emmet, Floyd, Hamilton, Hancock, Howard, Humboldt, Kossuth, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Polk, Sioux, Story, Warren, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek and Wright counties.

"Private nonprofit organizations should contact Public Assistance Bureau Chief Katie Waters of the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department by calling (515) 725-3231 or emailing katie.waters@iowa.gov to obtain information about applicant briefings," said Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA's Disaster Field Operations Center-West. "At the briefings, private nonprofit representatives will need to provide information about their organization," continued Garfield. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will use that information to determine if the private nonprofit provides an "essential governmental service" and is a "critical facility" as defined by law. If so, FEMA may provide the private nonprofit with a Public Assistance grant for their eligible costs. If not, FEMA may refer the private nonprofit to SBA for disaster loan assistance.
SBA may lend private nonprofits up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

For certain private nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help with meeting working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid because of the disaster's impact. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the nonprofit suffered any property damage.

The interest rate is 2.5 percent with terms up to 30 years. The deadline to apply for property damage is Oct. 19, 2018. The deadline to apply for economic injury is May 20, 2019.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA's Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
Yappy Hour Schedule 
Yappy Hour is every Friday in September from 4:30-7:00 pm at the Windsor Heights Dog Park. Music Line-Up for Yappy Hour: 
September 7th: Music by Larry Berenguel   Vendor Sponsorships:  Heinz 57 Pet Rescue and Transport, Gracie's Place and Bark Avenue West. Visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/1874779006162179/ for more information on September 7th Yappy Hour. 
September 14th:  Music by Rob Davis   Vendor Sponsorships: American Trust Bank and Fetch! Pet Care. Visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/2569227633091303/ for more information on September 14th Yappy Hour. 
September 21st: Music by Denise Forney   Vendor Sponsorships:  Heinz 57 Pet Rescue and Transport, Gracie's Place and Bark Avenue West. Visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/2041982349450239/ for more information on September 21st Yappy Hour. 
September 28th: Music by Eddie Arndorfer  Vendor Sponsorships: American Trust Bank and Fetch!Pet Care. Visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/405911363266972/ for more information on September 28th Yappy Hour.
To volunteer at Yappy Hour, please fill out our  volunteer form   or e-mail Michele at  mdenkinger@windsorheights.org .
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