City News Bulletin
 
We understand that construction season causes an inconvenience and for that we apologize.  We are finalizing some projects, while the weather is favorable. Any questions, please contact City Hall at 515-279-3662
City offices closed September 3, 2018
All City of Windsor Heights buildings will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018, in observance of Labor Day. There will be a delay in the pick-up for garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection for this week. All collections will happen on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
All City buildings will reopen for business on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
City Council Meeting on September 4, 2018
The City Council meeting is on September 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in council chambers at 1133 66th Street. To view the agenda, click here.
70th Street Patching Project in progress
The Contractor will continue working on street patching on 70th Street between Colby Avenue and Hickman Road.  This segment of 70th Street will remain closed to through traffic. Please find an alternate route. Residents can use their driveway, unless a street patch is located at their driveway entrance.  Please contact Bolton & Menk with any questions at 515-259-9190. All work is weather dependent. We have coordinated with the schools regarding the bus stops. 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. It will also include recovery efforts 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 of September 10, 2018. The contractor has 10 business days to complete the project once it is initiated. This project will result in 63rd Street being closed to through traffic during the project. This will be a "hard closure," with all streets along 63rd being closed. Residents will continue to have access to their property. This closure will also affect Cowles Montessori School, 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. The contractor has been asked to erect a barricade at 64th and Del Matro detouring all northbound traffic on 64th to westbound Del Matro for the duration of the project. Residents and motorists are asked to have patience with each other and are reminded this should only be a 10-day project. While we understand the frustrations that accompany road construction, significant planning has gone into this project to help minimize the impact on those in the area.
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,Bark Avenue West, Puppyup and Windsor Heights Foundation. 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, Fetch! Pet Care, Puppyup and Windsor Heights Foundation. 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, Windsor Heights Foundation 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, Windsor Heights Foundation 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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