4/6 Council Meeting on Zoom
Because of the community spread of COVID-19, the April 6th City Council Meeting will be conducted online through Zoom. Councilmembers, city staff, and residents will connect remotely through this teleconferencing platform. This meeting will be recorded through the platform, and will be posted to the City’s website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts later in the week.

Residents can join the meeting on their computer, smartphone, tablet, or regular phone. You don’t need to create a Zoom account to participate. Simply click the Zoom meeting link below and enter the Meeting ID and Password when asked. If you are calling in by phone, use the phone number below. You will also be asked to enter the Meeting ID and Password.

We request that participants join the meeting at 5:45 pm to allow time for everyone to join. The City Council meeting will begin at its regular time of 6 pm.

Residents will be muted during the meeting to allow City Councilmembers the chance to talk uninterrupted. Residents will be unmuted during the public forum and public comment portions of the meeting.

April 6th, City Council Meeting Zoom Information
Meeting ID: 614 750 448
Password: 077553
Phone number: 13126266799,,614750448# US (Chicago)
Colby Park Playground & Dog Park Closed
The Colby Park playground and the Windsor Heights Dog Park are closed in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Colby Park and the trail will remain open. COVID-19 can live on hard surfaces for an undetermined amount of time. If you are using Colby Park or the trail, please use caution and practice social distancing.
Support Local and Small Businesses
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’s website:  https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
Applicants can monitor the status of their applications online after submission.
For questions, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email  disastercustomerservice@sba.gov .
City Services Online
Even though City buildings are closed to the public, there are plenty of City services you can use through our website  windsorheights.org

If you are getting your first yard waste cart, download the form on windsorheights.org and mail it along with a check for $185 to City Hall at 1145 66th St, Suite 1, Windsor Heights, IA 50324. You can also email the form to  wtucker@windsorheights.org  and call 515-279-3662 to pay with a credit card. Bags can be purchased at Hy-Vee.

The first pickup day will be Friday, April 10th.
New Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
The City has partnered with Metro Waste Authority to bring a Hazardous Waste Disposal Program to Windsor Heights. 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.

Residents can sign up to have these items picked up from their house. If a resident chooses to sign up for the Hazardous Waste Program, the cost is $25 for two 12-gallon bins and one large bag. Container deliveries and pick-ups occur on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

For more information or to sign up, click the link below or call 515.244.0021.
Community Center Closed Through 4/13
The Windsor Heights Community Center is closed until 4/13 because of COVID-19. Rentals scheduled between April 14th and May 15th have the option of canceling their events and receiving a full refund or rescheduling. The City Council will discuss whether or not to extend this closure and optional cancellation period at the 4/6 City Council meeting.

Physical tours of the facility are also canceled until further notice. If you would like to see the facility, there is a video tour on our website.
Spring/Summer Construction on Schedule
Construction on University Ave, 69th St, Allison Ave, College Dr and the PCC patching project are scheduled to begin as planned in April or May. Check out this video to see the changes coming to University Ave.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the 4/18 stream cleanup has been postponed. We will announce the new date at a later time.
Spring/Summer Events
The following events are still scheduled to occur , but we will keep you updated on changes or cancellations on  windsorheights.org , by email,  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
City Wide Garage Sale
The City Wide Garage Sale will be on May 16th. If you would like to participate, please email wtucker@windsorheights.org by May 1st to be included in the City Wide Garage Sale Map, which will be shared on the City's website, social media accounts, and newsletter.
Spring Clean-Up is a free opportunity to get rid of unwanted trash that won’t fit in your garbage cart or may require a large item sticker. Examples include a couch, desk, lamp or chair.
Storytime in the Park
Storytime in the Park will be every Tuesday in June and July at 10 am.

We are still looking for volunteers who will be responsible for reading a book and coming up with a craft idea. The City will purchase all necessary craft supplies. Please email Whitney Tucker if you would like to volunteer.
City Council Meetings
Recordings of City Council Meetings are now available to view on windsorheights.org as well as the City's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts.

The March 2nd meeting will be the last to be streamed on Facebook Live.
Prefer a Printed Newsletter?
We are giving our residents the option to receive their City newsletter in printed form. If you would like to (or know a neighbor who would) please email your name and address to Communications/Recreation Coordinator Whitney Tucker at wtucker@windsorheights.org or call 515-645-6819. Residents have to opt in to receive the newsletter in printed form, they will not automatically be mailed to every resident.
Save the Date

  • April 6 — City Council Meeting, Zoom at 6 pm
  • April 20 — City Council Meeting, City Council Chamber at 6 pm
  • May 4 — City Council Meeting, City Council Chamber at 6 pm
  • May 14 — Movies in the Park
  • May 16 — City Wide Garage Sale
  • May 18 — City Council Meeting, City Council Chamber at 6 pm
  • June 1 — City Council Meeting, City Council Chamber at 6 pm
  • June 2 — Storytime in the Park
  • June 6 - City Wide Trash Pick Up
  • June 9 — Storytime in the Park
  • June 11 — Movies in the Park
  • June 16 — Storytime in the Park
  • June 15 — City Council Meeting, City Council Chamber at 6 pm
  • June 23 — Storytime in the Park
  • June 30 — Storytime in the Park
  • July 1 — Des Moines Public Library Access Begins
  • July 7 — Storytime in the Park
  • July 14 — Storytime in the Park
  • July 21 — Storytime in the Park
  • July 28 — Storytime in the Park
  • August 6 — Movies in the Park
  • October 22 — Movies in the Park

The City Council Chambers are located at 1133 66th Street
Phone Numbers

City Hall 515-279-3662
Police Department 515-286-3632
Police Admin/Records 515-277-4453
Police Investigations 515-277-4455
Building Inspections 515-333-4161 (Safe Building)
Fire Department 515-279-9450
Public Works Department 515-645-6825
Community Events Center 515-645-6819
Animal Control 515-286-3632