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City Departments Information

Inspection  | Public Works/Utilities  | Municipal Court  | City Attorney  | City Assessor
Park & Rec  | Fire  | Police  | Library | Airport

City Clerk/Treasurer

The City Clerk/Treasurer performs a variety of administrative duties including maintaining official records, collecting taxes, conducting elections, keeping city accounting books and overseeing the operation of the City Clerk/Treasurer’s office. The City Clerk/Treasurer attends City Council and Finance/Personnel Committee meetings and maintains the official minutes of those proceedings.
City Hall - 202 North Main Street, Viroqua WI 54665

Personnel
 
Phone
Fax
E-Mail
CITY CLERK/TREASURER LORI POLHAMUS 608-637-7154 x11 608-637-3108 cityhall@mwt.net
DEPUTY CITY CLERK/TREASURER JODIE OLIVER 608-637-7154 x17 608-637-3108 depclerk@mwt.net
CITY ADMINISTRATOR JOHN SEVERSON 608-637-3251 x18 608-637-3108 cityadmin@mwt.net

 

Inspection Department

The Inspection Department provides citizens, businesses, and residents with permits needed for building or remodeling. The department inspects buildings, plumbing, heating and ventilation, air conditioning and electrical work on commercial and residential buildings. It ensures that state and local building codes are being followed. The Building Inspector has office hours on Monday from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM and can be contacted via cell phone at other times.

Personnel
 
Phone
Fax
E-Mail
BUILDING INSPECTOR
WAYNE HAUGRUD
608-637-3108
608-606-1025 (cell)
608-637-3108
building@mwt.net

 

Public Works/Utilities

The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the City’s infrastructure, including storm sewers, sanitary sewers and water mains, wells, water towers and the waste water treatment plant. Public Works also maintains all of the City’s public streets and alleys and supporting infrastructure including street lights, sidewalks and street trees. Public Works is also responsible for collection of household waste, recyclables, brush, leaves (in season) and snow removal.

Personnel
 
Phone
Fax
E-Mail
PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT STEVE CLARK 608-637-3755 608-637-3108 streetsupt@mwt.net
OPERATOR/FOREMAN GREG MARSH608-637-8294 608-637-3108 utilsuper@mwt.net
UTILITIES CLERK NANCY BEKKEDAL608-637-7186 x13 608-637-3108 utclerk@mwt.net
UTILITIES BILLING CLERKKATHY VOLDEN608-637-7186 x19 608-637-3108 utbill@mwt.net

 

PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES

Municipal Court

The Hidden Valleys Municipal Court processes traffic citations, including first time OWI, and ordinance violations issued in the Cities of Viroqua and Westby, and the Villages of La Farge and Coon Valley.

Personnel
 
Phone
Fax
MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE BRIAN EKERN
Contact Court Clerk
 
MUNICIPAL COURT PROSECUTER PHILIP STITTLEBERG
608-625-2185 (Office)
 
COURT CLERK CINDY JEFSON
608-637-8231
608-637-2131

 

City Attorney

The City Attorney provides legal advice and legal services to the City, represents the City in all legal matters, and prosecutes all ordinance violations.

Personnel
 
Phone
Fax
E-Mail
CITY ATTORNEYDAVID JENKINS 608-637-3774 608-637-3562 dljinx@hotmail.com

 

City Assessor

The City Assessor is responsible for assessing the fair market value of all residential and commercial property within the City of Viroqua.

Personnel
 
Phone
Fax
E-Mail
CITY ASSESSOR CHIMNEY ROCK APPRAISAL
715-926-3199

 

Park & Recreation

The Park and Recreation Department provides a variety of recreational programs for youth and adults.  The department also maintains all city parks and oversees use of the parks by the public.

Personnel
 
Phone
E-Mail
P&R DIRECTORDANIEL STALSBERG
608-637-7183
viroquarec@mwt.net

 

Fire Department

The Viroqua Area Fire Department provides comprehensive programs focused on fire inspection and prevention, public education, and emergency response while providing the highest quality of emergency management for medical, fire, hazardous material, and other disaster type emergencies. The department operates with a full-time chief and a crew of about 30 volunteer fire fighters.  The department serves the City of Viroqua and the Towns of Viroqua, Jefferson and Franklin.

Personnel
 
Phone
Fax
FIRE CHIEF
STEVEN SKREDE
608-637-3118
 
ADM. ASSISTANT POLICE/FIRE
PHYLLIS KIRKING
608-637-2121
637-2131

 

Police Department

The Viroqua Police Department provides safety and security services 24/7 for Viroqua residents and visitors. The department is committed to community education by offering a number of community-based crime prevention programs including D.A.R.E.

Personnel
 
Phone
Fax
E-Mail
POLICE CHIEF DARON JEFSON
608-637-2121
608-637-2131
vpd@mwt.net
ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF TODD SIMONSON
608-637-2121
608-637-2131
vpd@mwt.net
POLICE DISPATCHER ANNETTE OLSON
608-637-2121
608-637-2131
vpd@mwt.net
ADM. ASSISTANT POLICE/FIRE PHYLLIS KIRKING
608-637-2121
608-637-2131
vpd@mwt.net

 

POLICE OFFICERS

Library

Serving the Viroqua area since 1898, the McIntosh Memorial Library offers six public internet computers and is a member of the Winding Rivers Library System.  Our library participates in WRLSWEB, the on-line shared card catalog, which allows patrons to search for and receive materials from libraries in our seven county region. We offer children's programming for kids ages 2 – 18, which includes: story times, book clubs, and special events. 

Website: http://www.wrlsweb.org/viroqua/

Personnel
 
Phone
Fax
E-Mail
LIBRARY DIRECTOR TRINA ERICKSON 608-637-7151 608-637-8608 t.erickson@wrlsweb.org

 

LIBRARY EMPLOYEES

Viroqua Municipal Airport

The Viroqua Municipal Airport, FAA Identifier Y51, is located on the north end of Viroqua at an elevation of 1292 feet.  Runway 11/29 is 3,346 feet long and is paved and lighted.  GPS based instrument approach is available.  Runway 2/20 is a 2,555 foot grass runway.  The terminal building is accessible 24/7 to pilots.  Hospitality services are available within walking distance.  A new fuel facility is scheduled to be completed in 2005.

Personnel
 
Phone
Fax
E-Mail
AIRPORT MANAGER MIKE SKILDUM
608-675-3694
608-637-3108
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