2021 Road Construction Projects

Road construction is about to resume in Windsor Heights. Find out what you can expect this spring by clicking the button below.
Want the latest information on road construction in Windsor Heights delivered straight to your inbox? The City will be sending weekly email updates when projects resume. Click the buttons below to sign up for the street that you would like to get email updates on. If you would like to receive an email update for multiple streets or all of the projects, please sign up for each individual street.
The FY22 budget was approved at the 3/15 City Council meeting. We've created an FAQ to breakdown the numbers and answer common questions.

Have a question for the City? Or need to report a pothole or other issues in Windsor Heights? Send us a text! We are excited to launch our new texting service TextWH! This is a non-emergency service. Always call 911 in the event of an emergency.

How does it work?
Just text your question or concern to (855) 637-9442. If you're asking a question, you'll get a response with a link to our website with more information. If that doesn't answer your question, you'll then be able to send a message to City staff who will contact you during normal business hours.

You can also report a concern by texting (855) 637-9442. You'll be able to send images as well. This is a quick and convenient way to let the City know about issues in our community.

Do I need to sign up?
You don't need to sign up or register. Just make sure to save (855) 637-9442 in your contacts so you can text the City when you need to next time.

How is this different from text and email alerts?
TextWH is different from our email and text alerts. This is an opportunity for residents to contact the City with a question or concern by texting (855) 637-9442.

Our email and text alerts are sent directly to residents, but you must sign up to receive these alerts. They are only sent during snow parking bans or other breaking news events.
Alerts from the City of Windsor Heights are sent for snow parking bans, road closures, water main breaks, and other breaking news. Unlike TextWH, our new interactive texting service described above, you do need to sign up to receive these alerts. Click the button below to sign up.
Yard waste collection starts next week! The 2021 Compost It! season runs weekly on Fridays from April 9th through November 27th. City Hall is currently closed to the public, but you can purchase your sticker online and we will mail it to you. If this is your first year, your new cart will also be dropped off at your home.
Yard waste bags and bag stickers can also be purchased online. Metro Waste Authority will ship these to your home. If you need these sooner, click the button below to see a list of retailers who sell bags and stickers. Please call the retailer first to double-check that they have them in stock. Windsor Heights residents can purchase these in other cities, they don't have to be purchased within city limits.
Metro Waste Authority manages the Compost It! program. This year they have hired ASI as their hauler. That means that you will see ASI trucks picking up your yard waste, but nothing regarding the way you use the program is changing, including carts, stickers, and bags; just the trucks that pick it up. 
The first street sweeping of the year is scheduled for the first full week of April, which is next week. Please don't park on the street if you can help it. Street sweeping is part of our Citywide Stormwater Management Plan because it helps keep road grit, dirt, leaves, and other debris from getting in the storm sewer.
Help DART Plan for the Future of Transit
If you could change public transit in Windsor Heights to fit your life better, what changes would you make? Would you like to see the service run longer? Do you wish wait times between buses were shorter? Do you wish you could travel via public transit in smaller vehicles, or that you could order a trip on DART using an app on your phone?
DART needs feedback from both riders and residents as it updates its long-range transit plans. Click the button below to take a survey and let DART know your thoughts.
WHFFA Easter Bunny Parade
This year, to help ensure pandemic-related caution, instead of an Easter Egg Hunt at Colby Park, the Windsor Heights Firefighters Association (WHFFA) will be driving around the community with a special guest — The Easter Bunny! The fun starts at 9:00 am Saturday, April 3, 2021. Click the button below to view a map of the expected route and times for each zone.
Volunteers are needed to help clean North Walnut Creek near the Hickman Road bridge on Saturday, April 17th from 9:30 am to noon. The backup rain date is Saturday the 24th. Please meet in the DNR parking lot. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring gloves if you have them.

Click the link below to email Public Works Director Dalton Jacobus to let him know you'll be there. RSVP's are appreciated, but not required.
The Windsor Heights Police Department will participate in the National Rx Drug Take Back Day later this month. This is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

On Saturday, April 24th from 10 am – 2 pm you can drop off patient medicine from a pharmacy, store, hospital, or doctor's office at the Windsor Heights Public Safety Building located at 1133 66th St. No needles, inhalers, compressed air, or street/illicit drugs will be accepted.
The City Wide Garage Sale will be on Saturday, June 5th. This is a designated date for residents to host garage sales from their Windsor Heights homes. If you would like to participate, please email your name and address to wtucker@windsorheights.org.
The City Wide Cleanup Day will take place on Saturday, June 12th. This is a chance for residents to get rid of any unwanted items that won't fit in their trash cart. Click the button below for more information on what you can and can't set on your curb.
Old tires can be disposed of on June 12th and 13th at the Colby Park parking lot from 8 am to 4 pm. 

What's Accepted
  • Residential passenger tires
  • Truck tires
  • 5 tires per household disposal limit

What's Not Accepted
  • Scrap tires generated by any business
  • Large semi-trailer tires
  • Farm or tractor tires
  • Solid tires such as lawnmower, forklift, or golf cart
  • Tires containing hazardous chemicals
Soil Quality Restoration Projects
The City of Windsor Heights may help you pay for part your yard project if it helps improve surface water quality or reduce surface runoff.

What type of projects are covered?
  • Soil quality restoration
  • Rain barrels
  • Native planting
  • Rain gardens
  • Tillage
  • Aeration
  • Compost
  • Bio-retention cells
  • Other - please contact the City to see if your project qualifies

Why is the City doing this?
The City of Windsor Heights is dedicated to smart stormwater management. The City aims to increase both water quality and water quantity through the implementation of stormwater best management practices (BMP’s). Stormwater is water from rain, snowmelt, and surface drainage that runs off impervious surfaces such as paved surfaces, roofs, and compacted lawns. Stormwater can collect sediment, litter, contaminants, and other pollutants. As part of the metro-wide #RainCampaign, the City Council approved reimbursements for soil quality restoration projects to be covered under this program.

How do I apply?
Learn how you can get reimbursed for stormwater best management projects by clicking the button below.
The Community Center and Pavilion are all available to rent online. The Dog Park and playground remain open. The outdoor restrooms and tennis courts are now open.
City Council Meetings
Recordings of City Council Meetings are now available to view on windsorheights.org as well as the City's YouTube account.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, City Council Meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Zoom meeting information will be posted on windsorheights.org and on social media.

Zoom Meeting Information
Meeting ID: 882 5126 3290
Passcode: 084772
Phone: 1 312 626 6799

Check out the City Council Recap! This is a brief highlight of the City Council meetings. The recap is not minutes of the Council meeting. Minutes are considered and approved at the subsequent Council meeting.
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 5 — City Council Meeting Via Zoom
  • April 17 — Stream Cleanup
  • April 19 — City Council Meeting Via Zoom
  • April 24 — Rx Drug Take Back Day
  • May 3 — City Council Meeting Via Zoom
  • May 17 — City Council Meeting Via Zoom
  • June 5 — City-Wide Garage Sale
  • June 7 — City Council Meeting Via Zoom
  • June 12 — City-Wide Cleanup
  • June 12 & 13 — Tire Drop-Off
  • June 21 — City Council Meeting Via Zoom

City Council meetings will be conducted on Zoom until further notice
Phone Numbers

City Hall 515-279-3662
Police Department 515-286-3632
Police Admin/Records 515-277-4453
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