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City buildings are currently closed to the public due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in Polk County. City staff is still working at this time and is available to help you over the phone at 515-279-3662. You can also access the same services online at windsorheights.org. Click on the button below to watch a video that shows you what you can do on our website.
There are several locations in and near Windsor Heights where you can get a COVID-19 test. Locations vary on cost and how long it takes to get the test results back. Here is a list of testing options in the metro.
The Des Moines Public Library will have reduced in person services until at least December 14th. Click the button below to see what services are available at the different locations.
We've put together a list of some frequently asked questions about the road construction projects in Windsor Heights. Learn why some projects won't be finished this year, what will happen this winter, and more by clicking the button below.
Our weekly road construction meetings will wrap up for the season over the next couple of weeks as we move into the winter. But there's still time to join us weekly via Zoom on Fridays at 2 PM. We will be providing project updates and residents will have a chance to ask questions. Then these updates will be posted on windsorheights.org as well as our social media.


Zoom Meeting Information

Meeting ID: 893 2738 0827
Passcode: 974983
Phone: 312 626 6799 
As the weather gets colder and we start to see more snow, don't forget these important snow removal reminders.
  • Do not park on the street when it snows and 24 hours after the snowfall ends (City Code 60.10.10). Failure to do so may result in a $25 citation (City Code 60.11.03).
  • Don't push snow from your property into the street.
  • Clear sidewalks within 48 hours after snowfall ends
BCycle
The Des Moines Street Collective is hoping to expand electric assist bike rental stations to the west suburbs, including Windsor Heights. You'll find these stations currently at several locations in Des Moines.

The City of Clive is planning on installing BCycle stations at two locations along the Walnut Creek / Clive Greenbelt Trail and there is also a possible location in Water Works Park in Des Moines. The Collective is looking to install a BCycle station in Windsor Heights at Colby Park directly north of the butterfly gardens. 

At the 12/7 City Council meeting, Council members will hear the Street Collective's proposal to install a 10 dock BCycle station in Colby Park that will be outfitted with electric assist bicycles and classic bikes. These BCycles will be available for the public to rent to use for recreational or transportation purposes. 

If approved by the Council, the BCycle stations will be funded by a mix of rental fees, advertisements, and annual support from the City.
Lights in the Heights
From the Windsor Heights Foundation:

To celebrate the New Year, the Windsor Heights Foundation (WHF) is asking for donations in the special amount of $20.21 or even $200.21. Your gift also has the power to brighten all of Windsor Heights. If you donate a minimum of $20.21 before December 28th, WHF will deliver a luminary kit to your door for you to help Light the Heights on New Year's Eve. A gift of $20.21 will provide you with a kit of ten lights. $50.21 will provide you with a kit of 25 luminaries. A $200.21 donation will allow you to provide luminaries for up to nine of your neighbors.

To make your donation, visit windsorheightsfoundation.org or make a check payable to the Windsor Heights Foundation and send it to:
Bankers Trust
c/o Brook Wake
7000 University Ave
Windsor Heights, IA 50324

Please contact the foundation with any questions by clicking the button below and look for more information on their Facebook page.
City of Windsor Heights buildings will be closed on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th in observation of Christmas. City buildings will also close on Friday, January 1st for New Year's Day.
Since Christmas falls on a Friday this year, trash/recycling collection will be pushed back one day to Saturday, December 26th. You will have the chance to dispose of Christmas trees during winter yard waste collection, which will occur on Saturday, January 2nd and Friday, January 8th. Winter collection is the last chance to dispose of any remaining yard waste until the spring. 2020 bag and cart stickers can be used during winter collection.

New Year's Day will also impact trash/recycling pickup. During that week, pickup will be pushed back one day to Saturday, January 2nd.
Not sure if your holiday shopping packaging materials are recyclable? Metro Waste Authority can help! Check out this video they made on what you can and can't recycle.
The Community Center and Pavilion are all available to rent online and are abiding by the current restrictions set by the governor. The Dog Park and playground remain open. The outdoor restrooms are closed and the water fountains are turned off for the winter.
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

  • December 2 — Virtual Celebrate Windsor Heights
  • December 7 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • December 21 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • December 24 & 25 — City Buildings Closed
  • December 31 — Light the Heights
  • January 1, 2021 — City Building Closed

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