Thank you to our Public Works crew who have plowed the streets this winter! Snow removal is more than just jumping in a plow truck when the first flakes begin to fall. Learn how the Windsor Heights Public Works crew gets ready and what goes into plowing your streets every year in this video.
Winter Car Kit
Is your car winter ready? It's never too late to add a winter weather kit to your car in case you are ever stranded on the road. Polk County Emergency Management recommends keeping the following items in your car.

  • Flashlights with extra batteries
  • Maps
  • First aid kit with pocket knife
  • Necessary medications
  • Tire repair kit
  • Flares
  • Several blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Extra newspapers for insulation
  • Plastic bags (for sanitation)
  • Matches
  • Extra set of mittens, socks, and a wool cap
  • Rain gear and extra clothes
  • Small sack of sand for generating traction under wheels
  • Small shovel
  • Small tools (pliers, wrench, screwdriver)
  • Booster cables
  • Set of tire chains or traction mats
  • Cards, games, and puzzles
  • Brightly colored cloth to use as a flag
  • Granola bars, canned fruit and nuts
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Bottled water
The City of Windsor Heights recently accepted a Best Development Award from 1000 Friends of Iowa in the Transportation / Complete Streets category for the University Ave Reconstruction project. The nonprofit held a virtual awards ceremony and presented eight awards to both private and public organizations. 1000 Friends of Iowa is a statewide, membership-based nonprofit focused on engaging local residents around responsible and equitable land use, and addressing the impacts of irresponsible land use.
Compost It! Carts
Even though we are still in the thick of winter, spring is on the horizon. Compost It! yard waste cart stickers are available to renew or purchase new through Metro Waste Authority (MWA). This year, MWA will be distributing the carts and stickers instead of the City. If you have any questions about the program, or would like to order your first cart, please contact MWA at 515-244-0021. Click the button below to renew your sticker or order bags/stickers online. The 2022 yard waste season starts April 8 and goes through November 26 in Windsor Heights.
Metro Waste Authority's Curb It! calendar magnets are in! These magnets show trash and recycling weeks. They are free for residents and are at the City Hall front desk. City Hall is open Monday-Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm and is located at 1145 66th St, Suite 1.
City Council Meetings Move to Zoom
Due to concerns over COVID, Windsor Heights City Council meetings are switching from in person back to Zoom. City Council meetings are the first and third Monday of the month. However, the next Council meeting will be on Tuesday, February 8th at 6 pm.

Meeting ID: 827 0380 8640
Phone: 312-626-6799
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
Use your Des Moines library card to check out an Iowa Adventure Pass to the Blank Park Zoo, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and the Science Center of Iowa. The Adventure Pass allows free entrance to these venues for two adults and two children. Cardholders may reserve a pass to each venue once a year. Reservations can be made online at the button below.
Have your next event at the Windsor Heights Community Center! Windsor Heights residents receive a 25% discount off of the rental fee. This signature facility can seat over 200 people. Since opening in 2010, the facility has hosted wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate meetings, and countless other events.
Have a question for the City? Or need to report a pothole or other issues in Windsor Heights? Send us a text! TextWH is a non-emergency service. Always call 911 in the event of an emergency.

Text a question or concern to (855) 637-9442. If asking a question, you'll get a response with a link to the City's website with more information. If that doesn't answer your question, send a message to City staff who will contact you during normal business hours.
Check out the City Council Recap! This is a brief highlight of action taken by the City Council.
Prefer a Printed Newsletter?
Residents have the option to receive a 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 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

  • February 8 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • February 21 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • March 7 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • March 21 — City Council Meeting via Zoom

City Council meetings are at 6 pm via Zoom
Phone Numbers

City Hall 515-279-3662
Police Department 515-222-3321
Police Admin/Records 515-277-4453
Building Inspections 515-333-4161 (Safe Building Iowa)
Fire Department 515-279-9450
Public Works Department 515-645-6825
Community Events Center 515-645-6819