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.
70th Street Patching Project in progress
The Contractor will continue working on street patching on 70th Street between Colby Avenue and Hickman Road.  This segment of 70th Street will remain closed to through 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. We have coordinated with the schools regarding the bus stops. The bus stops for the West Des Moines School District will be moved from the 70th Street pick up locations to 73rd Street. 
Yappy Hour September 7th Canceled
Unfortunately, Yappy Hour is canceled tonight due to the rain. We are considering a rain date but it is undetermined at this time. Keep watch for updates. See you next Friday, September 14th. On September 14th, 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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