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April 2, 2019 Spring Election Information

The April 2nd Non-partisan spring election and referendum will be held for all Wards in the City of Viroqua at the Church of Christ, 825 Nelson Parkway.  Listed below are sample ballots for each ward.  The odd numbered wards for City Council are up for election at this time.  In person absentee is available 7:30-4:30 M-F starting March 11, 2019 until Friday, March 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm. at City Hall.

Type D Notice of polling hours April 2, 2019

Ballot-Ward 1 

Ballot-Ward 3

Ballot-Ward 5

Ballot-Ward 7

Ballot-Ward 9

Ballot-Wards 2,4,6,8

Wards 36X48

View Announcement Spill at WWTF

In the early morning of February 18th, 2019, at the Viroqua wastewater treatment facility, a component of the anaerobic digester clogged resulting in a spill from the digester. The clog coincided with problems with the control system of the digester leading to the alarm system not responding in time to notify staff before the spill.

It is estimated roughly 2,000 gallons overflowed onto the ground. Much of it was retained on the asphalt surface by large snow piles. This snow and liquid was removed from the asphalt area and returned to the treatment system. Some of the spill left the asphalt area and went down the bank toward the intermittent stream, an unnamed tributary to the Springville Branch of the Bad Axe River. This part of the spill was mostly retained by a silt fence on the bank of the stream where it was cleaned up. Some of the spill did reach the stream, estimated at less than 100 gallons.

The City of Viroqua is committed to protecting the environment and providing a high level of wastewater treatment services. The City has already made adjustments to the control system to ensure sufficient notification of staff before a possible spill from the digester. In addition, a plan of action is in place to prevent overflows if plugging was to reoccur.

View Announcement Viroqua Election Polling Location Change

The polling location for the February 19, 2019 and April 2, 2019 Elections is moving.  Our new polling location for these elections will be at the Church of Christ located at 825 Nelson Parkway in Viroqua.  The church is located next to the Armory where the former location for voting was held.  Signs will be out to direct voters.  The entrance is located at the back of the church.  Polling hours are 7:00 am until 8:00 pm that day.  Any questions can be directed to City Hall.

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 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.

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