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The City of Windsor Heights and Keep Windsor Heights Beautiful will be giving away 200 trees and shrubs to residents on Friday, November 6th, and Saturday, November 7th at Colby Park. These trees are saplings, which means that they are young and small. Residents will need to bring an ID or piece of mail to show proof of residency. Please click on the button below to learn about the different types of trees and shrubs that will be offered.
The restrooms and drinking fountains are now closed for the winter in Colby Park. They will reopen in early spring.
Dog Park Parking Reminder
As you know, parking directly adjacent to the Windsor Heights Dog Park is limited and residents along Center Street, west of 63rd, have expressed some frustration about parking violations in the neighborhood. The City of Windsor Heights encourages those visiting the dog park to utilize Colby Park (located in the 6900 block of School Street) as an alternative parking area. Colby Park is a beautiful facility with ample parking, restroom, and playground facilities, and the paved trail leads under Interstate 235 to the area of the Dog Park.

For those choosing to park along Center Street, west of 63rd, we ask that you extend courtesy to the residents of that area by not parking in a manner that blocks or partially blocks their driveways. We also ask that you keep your dogs on a leash in the area, and pick up any waste left by your dog. We are sure you can sympathize with those residents who live along Center Street in not wishing to clean up after dogs going to, and coming from, the dog park. The City of Windsor Heights appreciates everyone working together to minimize the impact of the dog park on residents along Center Street.
City of Windsor Heights buildings will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observation of Thanksgiving.

There will also not be a road construction meeting on Zoom on Friday the 27th because of City buildings being closed, but a written update will be posted on the City's website and social media on Wednesday the 25th.
Veterans Day on November 11th doesn't affect trash or recycling pickup. But later in the month, trash and recycling pickup will be pushed back one day due to Thanksgiving and will occur on Saturday, November 28th. The image above shows every holiday that affects trash/recycling pickup. When these holidays fall during the week, pickup will be pushed back one day.
The 2020 Compost It! season runs weekly on Fridays until November 28th. Then there is a break until winter collection, which will be January 1 and January 8, 2021. 2020 bags, bag stickers, and cart stickers can all be used during winter collection. 2021 cart stickers will be available to renew or purchase new online after winter collection ends. Learn more about yard waste pickup in Windsor Heights and order stickers by clicking the button below.
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
Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program
The Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program provides eligible households with up to $2,000 towards electric, natural gas, or water bills if they are at risk of disconnection due to an inability to pay due to COVID-19 related loss of income. This program is from the Iowa Finance Authority. 
A Thank You from Edye Beckerman, Executive Dir. of the Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of the Movies in the Park Committee, we would like to take a moment to thank a few very important people and businesses that helped make these events so successful.
Being able to share these classic movies with all of you on the big screen would not be possible without our Presenting Sponsor Bolton & Menk. They covered the licensing costs for the entire season for us and we cannot thank them enough for all that they do to help make Windsor Heights the amazing city it is.
The Good News Column
EMT/Firefighter Merseal returned to the shift after spending two weeks deployed with the Iowa DNR on a wildfire task force in Colorado. Merseal was part of a team tasked with working on fire breaks to control the wildfires in Colorado during the deployment.

The Keep Windsor Heights Beautiful group has planted five more chokeberry shrubs in the butterfly gardens down at the park. These shrubs will make it easier to maintain the gardens.
Work continues on Allison Ave, 69th St, College Dr, and University Ave. Click the button below to read our latest update on each project, including an updated timeline.
Have a question or concern about road construction in Windsor Heights? 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.

There will not be a meeting on Friday the 27th due to City buildings being closed for the holiday, but a written update will be posted on the City's website and social media on Wednesday the 25th.

Zoom Meeting Information

Meeting ID: 893 2738 0827
Passcode: 974983
Phone: 312 626 6799 
The Community Center, Pavilion, and Baseball Field are all available to rent online. The Pavilion, Dog Park, playground and outdoor restrooms remain open in Colby Park as well.
City Council Meetings
Recordings of City Council Meetings are now available to view on as well as the City's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, City Council Meetings will be conducted via Zoom. Zoom meeting information will be posted on 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 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
  • November 6 — Weekly Road Construction Meeting Via Zoom
  • November 13 — Weekly Road Construction Meeting Via Zoom
  • November 16 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • November 20 — Weekly Road Construction Meeting Via Zoom
  • November 26 & 27 - City Buildings Closed in Observation of Thanksgiving
  • November 28 — Last Day of Yard Waste Pickup
  • November 16 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • December 2 — Virtual Celebrate Windsor Heights
  • December 7 — City Council Meeting via Zoom
  • December 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