July 21, 2015

Don't Forget: Meeting Tonight

Come meet your neighbors and learn about important issues impacting Woodland Heights Organization.


Meetings are held monthly; typically the third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Callanan Middle School cafeteria.

Don't Forget: Meeting Tonight

Come meet your neighbors and learn about important issues impacting Woodland Heights Organization.


Meetings are held monthly; typically the third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Callanan Middle School cafeteria.

Don't Forget: Meeting Tonight

Come meet your neighbors and learn about important issues impacting Woodland Heights Organization.


Meetings are held monthly; typically the third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Callanan Middle School cafeteria.

June 25, 2015

THE LEGO MOVIE TONIGHT .. AT CHAMBERLAIN PARK

Free movie TONIGHT in Chamberlain Park!!  The opportunity is part of the Free Flicks summer long series of outdoor movie showings throughout Des Moines.  Our movie is "The LEGO MOVIE."

The film will be shown on a 25-foot portable screen and will begin after sunset around 9:00 p.m.

It's FREE!  We recommend bringing blankets, lawn chairs and snacks.

We will be selling movie popcorn and water as well!

Please come out - enjoy a movie and meet your neighbors.

The Lego Movie is rated PG and will not be shown in event of rain.


June 16, 2015

Don't Forget: Meeting Tonight

Come meet your neighbors and learn about important issues impacting Woodland Heights Organization.


Meetings are held monthly; typically the third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Callanan Middle School cafeteria.

May 19, 2015

Don't Forget: Meeting Tonight

Come meet your neighbors and learn about important issues impacting Woodland Heights Organization.


Meetings are held monthly; typically the third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Callanan Middle School cafeteria.

April 24, 2015

Meeting Notes - April 21st

Woodland Heights Neighborhood Association
April 21, 2015 – Agenda – 7:00 p.m.

Callanan Middle School – 3010 Center Street

·         Call to order – 7:02 p.m. (13 in attendance)
·         School Bus / Parking Concerns
o   Department of Traffic (Jennifer McCoy; Mark Garret)/ Callanan Principal (Dawn Stahly) – Bus loop
o   Traffic congestion concerns on Center Street vs. the loop
·      Blocking view of students
·      Difficult to pass
·      Hard to back out of housing
o   Proposing new solution for buses and parent parking for 2015-2016 school year (removing parking restriction from South Side of Center – was only allowed after 5 p.m.)
o   Neighborhood Organization motioned to approve recommended changes & it was unanimously approved
·         Neighborhood Finance Corporation Representative
o   Wanted to share the opportunity to access funds to rehab your home
o   Up to $10,000 forgivable loan; want to stay in home for 5 years – encourage updates & neighborhood consistency
o   Every 10 years you can use $10,000; must be owner occupied
o   3.875 on a 30 year fix – current rate
·         NBSD: Sgt. Vince Valdez/ Lt. Larry Davey / Ed Leedom
o   Brought annual report for police department
o   May is recognition of police work – lots of activities planned; including a new fun run “Run with the Police” – May 16 (check out events on web page); family friendly, etc. All the money from the registrations goes to Special Olympics of Iowa.
o   SMART 911 – Emergency management website alert notification of what police / fire, etc. need to know – ahead of the emergency –  get on the site & add your information
o   Crime report – very light activity; a few burglaries, assaults/domestics 
o   Watching 24th and Rollins due to complaints and suspicious activity – made some arrests
o   24 and Rollins – fire, vacant – need to have it torn down (motion to have city council remove restriction of multiple year wait to have it torn down – need to send letter on behalf of WHO); other houses that have burned down; can we remove the others too
·      Motion unanimously passed
o   23 cases of car parking, litter debris; 7 of those on curb issues
o   Parking tickets – parking right of way & over sidewalk – slowed down
o   Impounded 4 cars
o   13 neighborhood rental inspections (2 were new to neighborhood); most are complying on first inspection (good thing)
·         New Business –
o   Eugene White – recently passed away; was nominated and won the Alice Rodine Award; Skip Moore and Doug McBride accepted the award.
o   Funeral is Saturday, April 26 – will be presenting the award to the family.
·         Adjournment – 8 p.m.