Administrative Assistant Position Opening

The City of Viroqua is seeking an organized and highly motivated individual with excellent communications skills to fill a part-time position in the administrative offices of our new City Hall.

Key duties of this position include, but are not limited to:  General clerical duties such as filing, scanning, supply ordering, answering phones, greeting customers, posting agendas, assisting with various projects and mailings.  Assisting with election related duties, permits, registrations, website updates and scheduling.  Assist office staff as needed with possible additional responsibilities to be determined. Other duties as assigned.  Position reports to City Clerk.

Qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, with 2-3 years prior administrative experience and accounting/bookkeeping experience preferred
  • Proficient in Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook, WordPress and PowerPoint.
  • Proactive, accurate, organized and detail-oriented person with above average communication and writing skills.
  • Must like to interact with public and have good conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work with angry or difficult customers.
  • Ability to multi-task with excellent time management skills

This position has frequent contact with the general public/customers, and involves mostly sitting and computer work.  Frequent use of phone and computer, occasional use of fax, copier and printer. 

This is a part-time 28 hour/week non-union position.   The flexible work schedule would be within the normal city business hours of 7:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.  The City of Viroqua offers compensation starting between $12.00 to $14.00 per hour depending on experience.  There is a one-year probationary period.

Applicants should submit a resume and a completed City of Viroqua Application for Employment form by Wednesday, December 8, 2021 to: 

Lori Polhamus, City Clerk
City of Viroqua
202 N Main St
Viroqua WI, 54665
(608) 637-7154 x11

Hazardous Sidewalk Markings and Replacements

Hazardous Sidewalk Repair Deadline Extended 1 Month

 This is a reminder that if the hazards were marked for replacement, and have not been remedied, the City contractor will perform the repair. Due to scheduling, the City contractor, Fowler and Hammer, will not be here until August. As such, the deadline for replacement is now July 30th, 2021. After July 30th, 2021, Fowler and Hammer will be authorized to begin replacements on any sidewalk not repaired.

Hazards were recently re-marked. If you feel that the hazards were re-marked incorrectly, please contact me to discuss. Hazards marked for replacement are identified with an “x”. A white “x” means the City will perform the repair, an orange “x” means the property owner is responsible for the replacement.

Sidewalk replacement will be $8.70/square foot for 4” concrete and $9.55/square foot for 6” concrete. The cost includes removal, replacement, any need base material, black dirt and re-seeding (where applicable). Cost for the repair will be entered on the 2021 tax roll, as a special charge on your property taxes pursuant to Viroqua Municipal Code §12.04.060 and Wis. Stat. § 66.0907. If you do not want the cost of repairs entered as a special charge, you also have an option of paying the bill to City Hall. An invoice for the replacement at your property will be sent to you.

If you choose to remedy the hazard yourself or through a contractor you hire, the repair must comply with the ADA requirements. Concrete replacements must be a six-bag mix at a sidewalk thickness of 4 inches and 6 inches for driveways. Base material shall be sand, gravel, or screenings at six inches thick and must be tamped thoroughly to insure stability. Cracks may be filled using high quality crack filler suitable for concrete repair.

If you have any further questions, please contact Sarah Grainger at 637-7154 ext. 20 or

City Hall is open with some restrictions

City Hall is open for business.  However with the increase in the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the rise in Vernon County we will be requiring a new mask policy effective August 11th.  We will have a notice on the door daily on the requirement of masks by the public to enter the building based on the new CDC guidelines.  If the County is in the red high status or orange substantial status masks are required of everyone to enter.  If we are in the yellow status of moderate, masks are encouraged of all unvaccinated patrons.

Not quite ready to visit City Hall?

Public Meetings: All public meetings will continue to be held virtually until further notice.  Agendas are posted on this website.  

General City Business Residents may still conduct all normal business via phone, email, standard mail, and/or City Hall drop boxes.  For questions, please contact:  Jodie Olson, Deputy City Clerk/Treasurer  608-637-7154 ext.17

For questions regarding building inspections or permits, please contact:  Chad Woodard, Building Inspector GEC  608-697-0493

Viroqua Municipal Utilities Utility bill payments can be sealed, labeled with name/contact info, and placed in a drop box at City Hall.  Cash payments made without exact change will be added as an amount due or a credit.  Customers can also submit their payments by mail or set up online bill payment by visiting the City website.  For questions, please contact:  Sarah Kemp, Utility Billing Clerk  608-637-7186 ext.19