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Election Absentee Information

You can request an absentee ballot, register to vote and see what is on the ballot by going to myvotewi.gov or send an email to City Clerk Lori Polhamus at lpolhamus@viroqua-wisconsin.com and remember to include a copy of your photo id and your mailing information.

In person absentee does not start until March 23rd. We will be limiting access to City Hall starting on Tuesday, March 17th so you will need to call for an appointment to either Jodie or Lori at 608-637-7154 Ext 17 or 11 starting March 23rd.


Thank you –

Lori Polhamus

City Clerk

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View Announcement Southwest Sanitation Automation in 2020

Starting February 1st, Southwest Sanitation will be using an automated process for garbage & recycling.  By this time, each household will be receiving two totes, one for garbage and one for recycling.  Please see letter below with explanation:

Automated Collection Handout-City of Viroqua

Southwest Sanitation 2020 Garbage & Recycling Schedule

For a video on how automation works please visit: 

View Announcement 2020 Garbage & Recycling Fee Increase

The monthly residential rate for Garbage & Recycling will be increasing from $10.05/month to $11.50/month in 2020.  Please see attached letter of explanation for the fee increase.

GarbageRecyclingFee Increase 2020

View Announcement North Side Infrastructure Improvements


We are back in action, including road closures and water shutoffs.

Construction has been on hold for the last couple of weeks but three crews have returned to continue with the project.

A utility crew has been installing the last of the sewer and water main on Railroad Avenue. They should be completing the watermain installation by tomorrow and will then be crossing railroad to install a water service to the County salt shed. As such, Railroad Avenue just north of the Salt Shed (and Bark Park) and south of Cty BB is planned to be closed tomorrow. If they run into some difficulties today, Railroad Avenue will not be closed until Monday. This closure should only last a morning. The same crew is expected to start construction of the watermain behind the hotel and county buildings on the south side of the new business park area next week. This means the Erlandson Building will be without water for at least the morning, one day next week. The shutoff is tentatively planned for Tuesday, December 10th. We will provide 48-hours notice with a confirmed shutoff time when plans are confirmed. No other building is expected to have the water shut off, however, anytime construction is in your area you should be prepared for an emergency shutoff. In particular, the Sheriff building should have a contingency plan this same day.   

The grading crew came out earlier in the week, but stopped working due to wet conditions. They are planning to return next week to continue the site grading work.

A second utility crew completed the watermain construction along HWY 14. They are now working on a storm sewer culvert and will then jump to sanitary sewer in the future Viroqua Business Park site.

These crews plan on working until Dec. 20th after which time they will be done until early 2020.

Please contact me if you have questions or need additional accommodations. Sarah Grainger, City Engineer at 608-637-7154 ext. 20 or sgrainger@viroqua-wisconsin.com.

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.

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