City News Bulletin
We understand that construction season causes an inconvenience and for that we apologize.  We are finalizing some projects, while the weather is favorable. Any questions, please contact City Hall at 515-279-3662.
City Council Meeting September 17th at 6:00 p.m.
The City Council meeting is on September 17th at 6:00 p.m. in council chambers at 1133 66th Street. Click here to view the agenda.
HMA Overlay Project
The Contractor will be paving Mott Avenue between 66th Street and 69th Street, School Street between 64th Street and 65th Street, 65th Street between School Street and Lamar Place and Lamar Place between 64th Street and 65th Street starting on Monday, September 17th.  Please follow traffic control signs to provide a safe work environment.  All work is weather dependent.
70th Street Patching Project in progress
The Contractor will be finishing up patching and surfacing grinding on 70 th Street between Colby Avenue and Hickman Road the week of September 17 th .  Please follow traffic control signs to provide a safe work environment.  

This segment of 70th Street will remain closed to traffic. Please find an alternate route. Residents can use their driveway, unless a street patch is located at their driveway entrance.  Please contact Bolton & Menk with any questions at 515-259-9190. All work is weather dependent. 
Yappy Hour Tonight!
Yappy Hour starts at 4:30 p.m., music will be provided by Rob Davis who performs current contemporary pop favorites.Vendor Sponsorships: American Trust Bank, Fetch! Pet Care and Puppyup.  Visit for more information on September 14th Yappy Hour.
63rd Street Construction
The Iowa Department of Transportation will be completing a resurfacing project on 63rd Street, between University and Hickman, with a start date of September 10, 2018. The contractor has 10 business days to complete the project once it is initiated. This project will result in 63rd Street being closed to through traffic during the project. This will be a "hard closure," with all streets along 63rd being closed. Residents will continue to have access to their property. This closure will also affect Cowles Montessori School, and no doubt the traffic in the area. Public Safety Staff has met with Cowles Elementary to ensure the most efficient traffic control during the process.

The contractor has been asked to erect a barricade at 64th and Del Matro detouring all northbound traffic on 64th to westbound Del Matro for the duration of the project. Residents and motorists are asked to have patience with each other and are reminded this should only be a 10-day project. While we understand the frustrations that accompany road construction, significant planning has gone into this project to help minimize the impact on those in the area.
Flood Update
On August 22nd, we were notified FEMA denied the Individual Assistance request filed by Governor Reynolds. The Governor has vowed to appeal the denial.
While awaiting the federal process to consider funding for recovery, city staff continues to work with Emergency Operation Center and other Metro Partners to provide necessary data for the process. This is an ongoing, long-term process which regularly requires additional information gathering on the part of staff. In addition,staff is working through an "After Action" report which will document response during the flash flooding. It will also include recovery efforts following the flash flooding to identify opportunities for improvement should another incident of this magnitude occur in the City of Windsor Heights.
City-Wide Storm Water Review
The number #1 goal from the strategic planning session was to review our storm water. Bolton and Menk will present their report of the storm water system infrastructure analysis on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the City Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. The city wide storm water report will provide a storm water management plan that models the existing storm water system and creates a priority list of recommended improvements that address any deficiencies in the existing storm sewer system.
Flood Mitigation Planning
Please stay tuned for more information and upcoming meetings on the flood mitigation planning process. Keep watch on our website, newsletters and social media for updates.
Save the date! City News Hour November 12th- University Avenue Redesign
The City would like to invite the public to an input and informational meeting to be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Community Event Center. City Engineers from Bolton & Menk will provide displays showing the layout of the proposed roadway and streetscape elements including street lighting, way-finding signage, monumentation and corridor entrance signage. This is the time for residents to come and ask questions about the project.  More details about the meeting will follow in upcoming newsletters.
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