Micro-surfacing to Begin

 

Beginning Friday (8/17) or at the beginning of next week, several streets throughout the City will be undergoing micro-surfacing. Micro-surfacing is a protective seal coat which extends the life of pavement. It is a thin, tough layer of asphalt blended with finely crushed stone for traction. Micro-surfacing is a cost-effective method to renew and extend the life of roads and road surfaces.

 

Residents who may expect to be affected by this construction are those on Camelot Court from Sherwood Drive to Williams Street, Sherwood Drive from Dionne Lane to Camelot Court, Derek Lane, Dionne Lane, West Broadway from Rock Avenue to Hillyer Street, and on Williams Street from Abbey Lane to Congress Avenue. Residents who will be impacted by the micro-surfacing will receive a flyer on their door notifying them of the work being done.

 

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact Jodie Oliver at joliver@viroqua-wisconsin.com or 637-7154 ext. 17.

 

Job Posting – Street Auxiliary Worker

City of Viroqua Employment Application

Street Auxiliary Worker (Entry Level)

The City of Viroqua is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a full-time position of Street Auxiliary Worker (Entry Level).  This position is for the Street Crew of the Public Works Department.

Duties of this position include, but not limited to: mowing, plowing, shoveling, grading, loading, brush pick-up, general construction, chain saw operation, crack sealing and heavy machinery operation.  The employee will perform a variety of duties related to public works.

Qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Hold a class B Commercial Driver’s license or obtain one within 2 months of start
  • Capable of operating: skid loader, end loader, tractor and dump truck with related implements
  • Able to work alone, unattended and in a team
  • Must have good moral character with a willingness to learn and cooperate; must respond well to supervision.
  • Being mechanically inclined
  • Basic computer skills

This position involves heavy lifting (50 lbs), climbing and exposure to extreme elements. The chosen candidate will need to perform duties under stressful conditions. This position will require participation in the Commercial Driver’s License drug and alcohol testing program.

This is an on-call position that periodically requires working after hours, weekends and holidays. Snow removal season is November 1st to April 15th. The employee is expected to be on-call throughout this time. Additionally, there is a required 15 minutes response time to emergency call-outs or snow removal.

This is a full-time non-union entry level position. The City of Viroqua offers a starting wage of $17.54 plus a fringe benefits package.

Applicants should submit a resume and a completed City of Viroqua Application for Employment form by August 29th, 2018 at 4:30 pm to: 

Sarah Grainger, City Engineer

City of Viroqua

202 North Main St.

Viroqua WI, 54665

(608) 637-7186 ext. 20

Application forms can be requested from the Viroqua City Hall in person or by calling (608) 637-7186 ext. 17, Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

2017 Consumer Confidence Report

We are pleased to provide you with this year’s Annual Quality Water Report. We want to keep you informed about the excellent water and services we have delivered to you over the past year. Our goal is and always has been, to provide to you a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Our employees receive updated, professional training on a continuing basis so that we may better serve you.

At the present there are over 2,050 water customers on the system, consisting of more than 33 miles of pipe within the City, with additions yearly due to new growth in our City. There are two elevated tanks-located in the City Park and Industrial Park. We have had inquiries about chlorinating and although we are not required to chlorinate, we do so as an added protection to our customers. Chlorinating kills any bacteria that might enter our system. Another question frequently asked of our department is “do you fluoridate”? The answer is “no”. We’re pleased to report that our drinking water is safe and meets or exceeds federal and state requirements. This report shows our water quality and what it means.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Sarah Grainger, at 608-637-7186 x20. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our committee meetings. These are usually held in the early evening the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. An exact time and agenda is posted at City Hall, 202 North Main Street, Viroqua, WI 54665.

Viroqua Water Department routinely monitors for constituents in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. Our water system is tested weekly. This table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2017.

Additional copies may be obtained from Viroqua Utilities Department, City Hall 202 N Main St, or from our Website at http://viroqua-wisconsin.com/city-of-viroqua/departments/water-sewer/water-department.

Wastewater Outfall Extension Construction Update

Project Update – August 19th 

This week the contractor has completed all pipework to the Wastewater Treatment Facility. The next few weeks the contractor will work on restoration, seeding and mulching disturbed ground, and putting the finishing touches on the manholes and outfall structures. If there are any concerns, please speak to the project inspector Nick or call or email me at the contact information below.

The road detour route is no longer in place. All traffic is able to pass at slow speeds because the contractor will be continuing to work off of CTH B for the next few weeks. 

If you would like to receive email updates about the project please send an email to sgrainger@viroqua-wisconsin.com.  Information about the project is also available online at this link.