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City Council Recap

The City Council Recap is a brief highlight of the Windsor Heights City Council meetings. The recap is not minutes of the Council meeting. Minutes are considered and approved at the subsequent Council meeting. 

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The Windsor Heights City Council meets on the first and third Monday of the month at 6 pm. The Council meetings normally take place in the City Council Chambers at 1133 66th Street, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be conducted via Zoom until further notice.

Zoom Meeting Information

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88251263290?pwd=Y3Nuc1NwMTRzZVdzdElVQUwvd2ppZz09 

Meeting ID: 882 5126 3290

Passcode: 084772

Phone: 1 312 626 6799 

11/16/20 City Council Meeting Recap

Action Taken:

  • Approved 2021 Committee Appointments
  • Approved an intergovernmental public funds transfer agreement between the City and the Iowa Department of Human Services
  • Approved a resolution setting a public hearing on changes to the post construction stormwater control ordinance
  • Approved the TIF Debt Certification Report
  • Approved the Urban Renewal Report
  • Approved pay requests for the College Drive Improvements Project, the 2020 Streets Improvements Project (Allison and 69th), and the 2020 PCC Patching Project

11/2/20 City Council Meeting Recap

Action Taken:

  • Appointed member and alternate member to the Polk County 911 Service Board
  • Appointed member and alternate member to the Polk County Emergency Management Commission
  • Appointed commissioner and alternate commissioner to the Des Moines Regional Transit Authority
  • Appointed member and alternate member to the Metropolitan Planning Commission
  • Approved Watershed Management Coordinator funding
  • Approved Pay Request No. 6 – University Avenue Project

10/19/20 City Council Meeting Recap 

Action Taken:

  • Approved non-union public safety job descriptions
  • Approved transmission repair for public works Truck #6
  • Approved pay request #6 for the 69th and Allison streets project
  • Approved pay request #6 for the College Drive street project
  • Held a strategic goal setting work session

10/5/20 City Council Meeting Recap

Action Taken

  • Adopted Ordinance No. 20-08 – Removing the requirement that landlords use rental property signage provided solely by the City
  • Approved the Annual Street Finance Report
  • Approved a resolution to receive and file the 2020 Windsor Heights Master Parks Plan
  • Approved pay requests for the following projects: 2020 PCC Patching, University Avenue, and North Walnut Creek Bank Stabilization

9/21/20 City Council Meeting Recap

Action Taken

  • Held a public hearing on Ordinance No. 20-08 – relating to rental signage requirements
  • Approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 20-08
  • Special guest Kathy Sheller, MetroNet Government Affairs Director gave a presentation on MetroNet fiber to the home service
    • Offers symmetrical speeds – same speed for download and upload
    • Dedicated fiber – no sharing access from a node with neighbors reducing latency and buffering
    • Redundant service with multiple fiber rings around the City for limited downtime in the event of a line failure
    • Will have a communications plan to share with the City and residents during the build out – no antennas or structures to be built in the City – will follow existing overhead and underground utility services
  • Approved an agreement with MetroNet to serve the City
  • Approved the consent agenda including approving minor date changes real estate sale at the corner of 63rd and University 
  • Sent flood mitigation actions back to the public works committee for further review
  • Denied a traffic analysis on 69th Street between Hickman Rd and Washington Ave
  • Approved a resolution supporting the United Way of Central Iowa’s 21-day Equity Challenge 
  • Sent public-private partnership discussion on a Walnut Creek Bank stabilization project back to the Public Works Committee

9/8/20 City Council Meeting Recap

Action Taken:

  • The City Council welcomed new City Administrator Dennis Durham to the City. 
  • United Way of Central Iowa’s presented information on their 21 Day Equity Challenge and the City Council agreed to be a partner on this initiative. 
  • The Council approved liquor/beer permits for Kathmandu Restaurant and Maria Groceries.
  •  Ordinance No. 20-07 was passed.  defining surfaces allowed for parking on private property and prohibitions on parking vehicles for the purpose of sale.
  • The Council voted to retire the Economic Development Grant Program.
  • A public hearing was set for September 21st for the first reading of Ordinance No. 20-08, which amends the City Code to remove rental property signage requirements. 
  • The Council passed a resolution requesting additions to the 73rd Street corridor design including the addition of a turn lane at Clive Learning Academy, adding improvements for bicycle safety at 73rd and University, adding sidewalk crossing improvements between College and Washington, and adding radar speed signs in both directions. As a reminder, this project is still in the design phase and does not have a start date. 
  • The Council passed a resolution that requests reimbursement for COVID-19 expenses from the Iowa COVID-19 Government Relief Fund. 
  • The Council passed a resolution purchasing flood insurance for the Community Event Center.
  • The Council passed a resolution to allow the City Engineer to negotiate an appropriate winter stopping point for work on 69th Street and College Avenue to resume again in the spring of 2021.
  • The Council approved pay requests for the following street projects
    • 2020 PCC Patching
    • College Drive Improvements
    • 69th Street
    • Allison Avenue
    • University Avenue