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City Assessor is Reviewing Properties

2019 is a tax assessment re-evaluation year in the City of Viroqua.  This means our City Assessor, Barrett Brenner with Chimney Rock Appraisals out of Mondovi, WI will be in town evaluating properties throughout the City.  This involves the taking of pictures and measurements of the outside of homes to have an accurate description of each property within the City.  If you wish to speak to Barrett directly with questions, he can be reached at 715-926-3199.

View Announcement North Rusk Construction Project

9/3/2019 – North Rusk Avenue Construction Update

This week Gerke, the general contractor, will continue to work on water and sewer. We may also see Augelli, the concrete contractor, start curb and gutter and some driveway approaches.

Today Gerke is working on water and sewer services on Church between Rusk and Washington. That will continue tomorrow as well. There is a water shut off scheduled for Thursday. If you are impacted by this shut off a notice will be posted to your front door today. The work on Thursday will be in the intersection of Washington and Church.

As early as Friday, the water main will be installed on Washington between Church and Parkinson along the west side of the street. This means access to driveways will be restricted during construction hours.

Curb and gutter is tentatively scheduled this week for Rusk Avenue. Please note that you will not be able to walk on the concrete until it has cured for a number of hours and will not be able to drive on it for several days. You will be able to park on the street adjacent to the curb. We will be in contact with those who we know require additional assistance. Please contact me or Mike if you have any concerns.

Please contact Sarah Grainger, City Engineer at 608-637-7154 ext. 20 or sgrainger@viroqua-wisconsin.com with any questions.

If you know someone who would like to be added to the mailing list please also contact sgrainger@viroqua-wisconsin.com.

You can also go to the construction webpage at this link for more information.

View Announcement Chicken Permits Now Required

As of January 1, 2019 per City Ordinance 18OR003, anyone who owns, keeps or harbors chickens in the City of Viroqua must obtain a license prior to January 1st of each year or within 30 days of acquiring the chickens.  The license year runs from January 1st – December 31st each year and costs $25.00.  Applications can be obtained at City Hall or on the City website.  Copies of the ordinance and application are attached to this announcement also for your reference.

Chicken Permit Application

Ordinance 18OR003 – Owning, Keeping or harboring chickens

View Announcement Compost Pickup

Compost pickup is normally done on Fridays throughout the summer months.  Keys to the compost site are available at City Hall if you want to transport your own.  If they do not get around to the entire City they will go out on Monday to complete their route.

All compost MUST be in bags or containers not weighing more than 50 pounds and set out on the curb.

View Announcement Fall Hydrant Flushing – September 29, 2019 – October 4, 2019

The Viroqua Water Department will be conducting the Fall Hydrant Flushing Program beginning the week of September 29, 2019.  Hydrant flushing will start at 11:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. daily, from September 29, 2019 through October 4, 2019 during the overnight hours.  This notice is to inform our customers that this flushing activity may cause a decrease in water pressure which may cause a short term discoloration in the water.  This may also affect automatic flushing units and pressure sensitive equipment.  The Viroqua Utilities Department appreciates your cooperation with this Fall Hydrant Flushing Program.

Fall Hydrant Flushing Notice

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