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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

7/15/2019 Update

Construction has started and we have another change of plan.  

The contractor has begun removing the asphalt on Rusk Avenue at the Broadway Street intersection and is moving south to Parkinson. This is a change from the last update. The block of Rusk from Linton to Broadway will not be impacted until later.

After the asphalt is removed the surface will still be drivable and driveways will be accessible until excavation occurs, which is expected Thursday. If you have a driveway on the west side of Rusk, between Broadway and Parkinson, your access will be impacted. In this situation you may be required to park on the side streets for some period of time. If you have accessibility needs please contact Sarah (contact info below) or talk to Mike on site, if you have not already.

It is expected that on Thursday, the contractor will begin installing watermain on Rusk between Broadway and Parkinson. If you live in or near this stretch, your water service will likely be disrupted. All of the affected properties will have a notice posted to the front door in the next day or two (for 48hr notice) and you also will be called by the City. The interruption should be short (1 hr or less) but construction is always variable so plan for a longer interruption. It is always good to store water when construction is in your area.

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 Weather Siren Testing

Community sirens will be tested April 1st through September on the first MONDAY of each month at 11 am.  If inclement weather is in the area, the test will be done the next good weather day.

2019 Weather Siren Press Release

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

The official start date for the pickup of compost will be April 1st.  However, with the nice weather we have had lately our crew may be occasionally going out.  Keys to the compost site are available at City Hall if you want to transport your own.  Going forward crews will be out normally on Fridays for pickup throughout the summer months.

All compost MUST be in bags or containers not weighing more than 50 pounds.

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