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All of the people who spoke out at the public meeting oppose new sidewalks in Windsor Heights. A survey on the city's website says that nearly 70% of the community opposes sidewalks. Comment?
Windsor Heights resident, Darren Skeries has lived on 64th Street for some 40 years. The past few years have been filled with a growing frustration. Comment?
The issue is impacting thousands of customers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights, where power was lost around 3:45 a.m. At the height of the outage, MidAmerican says more than 7,000 customers were without electricity. Comment?
"We have a fire station not even a block away and when they pulled out onto the apron to respond here they could actually see smoke coming through the trees," said Mike Whitsell with the West Des Moines Police Department. Flames were shooting through the roof and because of the size of the fire crews from Norwalk, Clive, and Windsor Heights were called in to keep the fire from spreading. Comment?
The Clive and Windsor Heights fire departments want to merge. Among the top reasons for the move; saving money and staying fully staffed. Comment?
"I think it will be interesting. This will be the first time the public gets to see what we've been working on," said Clive Fire Chief Rick Roe. Comment?
It's not set in stone - in fact, a public hearing will be held in both cities, with both city council's making the final call in the coming months. The fire departments are simply acting as "fact-finders" in this process, providing information to the public and to city officials on what a merger would look like, or what the departments would do otherwise to beef up staffing and speed up response times. Comment?
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