Announcements

Job Opportunity – Police Officer

The Viroqua Police Department is accepting applications for position of Police Officer. The department will be taking applications for one full-time vacancy, and to establish an eligibility list. Application packets are available at the department.

Applicants must be able to perform all of the essential functions of a police officer as defined in the department’s job description.

Salary is $47,100 / year plus a benefit package.

Qualifications for position include but are not limited to: U.S. citizen; Driver’s license; Certified by Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards board; No felony convictions; No domestic abuse convictions.

Submit resume and completed DJ-LE330 by mail, in person or e-mail.  No faxed applications will be accepted.

Application packets must be received at the department no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19th.

The City of Viroqua is an equal opportunity employer

View Announcement 2018 – 2019 Street & Utility Reconstruction Project Income Survey

The City of Viroqua is conducting a survey of the residents on portions of Rusk Avenue, Washington Avenue and Church Street to obtain income information which will help the City decide whether to apply for grant funds to make improvements to the street and utilities along Rusk Avenue, Washington Avenue and Church Street. A survey will be sent to all households within the proposed project limits. If you receive a survey, please complete your survey and return it in the enclosed envelope before March 24th. If the City does not receive adequate survey responses, we will not be eligible to apply for grant assistance. Your participation in this survey is important, but voluntary.

The responses to individual surveys will be strictly confidential. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Grainger, City Engineer at 608/637-7154, Ext. 20.

View Announcement Sidewalk Hazards – Orange Paint

What do the orange and white painted X’s mean on my sidewalk?

In 2016, the City of Viroqua identified sidewalk hazards throughout the City. The Americana with Disabilities Act defines a ‘trip hazard’ as any vertical change of over 1/4 inch or more at any joint or crack. Last year the City hired a contractor called Safe Step to cut the concrete it in order to remove trip hazards. Those hazards that were not cut due to concrete type, thickness or size of cut needed were put on a replacement list.

This past week the City has begun marking these remaining panels with either orange or white X’s. An orange X means the replacement is at the cost of the homeowner and will be repaired by Augelli Concrete Excavating before the end of May. Once receiving the bill, homeowners have the option of paying the full bill or, if no payment is received by November 2017, the bill will be place on the property’s tax roll. A white X means that the replacement is the City’s responsibility and City crews will be repairing it this summer.

The City of Viroqua thanks you for your understanding and cooperation. If you have any further questions please contact me at 637-7154 ext. 20 or sgrainger@viroqua-wisconsin.com.

View Announcement City Hall Closed Monday, May 29, 2017

City Hall will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.  We will re-open on Tuesday, May 30th with regular hours of 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

 

View Announcement Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade

The City of Viroqua wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) was constructed in 1978. Treatment components have been modified and added in facility upgrades in 1994 and 2002. Even with these upgrades much of the original equipment is still in operation and in need of replacement or rehabilitation. Also a number of structures need to be modified to meet current building codes. The waterway downstream of the treatment plant outfall has exposed fractured bedrock characteristic of the region’s karst topography. In order to protect groundwater quality, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) is requiring the City to relocate the outfall approximately 2 miles downstream of the WWTF beyond the fractured bedrock area.

This major wastewater treatment facility upgrade and outfall relocation has a capital cost of 10.2 million dollars. The City has received $650,000 in grant funding (principal forgiveness) from the WDNR and is also expecting $2.05 million in grant funding from the USDA Rural Development. The remaining funding will come in the form of loan financing through the WDNR and USDA. Focus on Energy grants are also being pursued.

In addition to obtaining this funding, a sewer rate increase will be required. Charges for an average residential customer (using 400 cubic feet per month) will increase from $25.40 per month to $40.13 per month as of March 1, 2016. This increase puts Viroqua’s sewer rates closer in line to similar sized systems in the area such as Richland Center, Fennimore and Westby.

A public information session about the WWTF upgrades and rate increase will be held on Thursday February 18th at 6:30pm at the Vernon Memorial Medical Office Building Meeting rooms A and B at 407 S. Main St.


Viroqua Facilities Plan

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