AnnouncementsLink for Committee of the Whole Public Meeting 6/23/2020 View Announcement Sidewalk Hazard Program 2020
Viroqua City Council voted to continue with the sidewalk hazard program this year for the SW quadrant, with one exception, that all tax assessments will not be applied until 2021. This provides an additional year before the bill is applied on to the tax roll. Everyone with a sidewalk hazard will receive a notice and have time to remedy the hazard on their own accord if they so choose. If the City contractor repairs the hazard, the property owner can choose to pay the bill by the due date listed on the invoice from the City or, after that date, it will automatically be paid through tax assessment over 1-4 years (depending on the amount) starting with the 2021 taxes.
Safe-Step is currently surveying hazards and putting orange numbers on the sidewalk hazards in the SW quadrant of the City.View Announcement Committee of the Whole – Public Discussion View Announcement Update on City parks, playgrounds & facilities
All City of Viroqua park shelters, restrooms, and playground equipment remain closed. The only exception is Park Bowl’s baseball shelter and the bathroom in the Recreation building are open.View Announcement Parks & Recreation Dept. Update 6/18/2020
6/18/20 Viroqua Parks & Recreation Update
On Tuesday, June 16 the Viroqua City Council voted to open select activities based on several factors, safety being the utmost priority. The U12 and U14 Baseball and Softball programs were among those programs that were approved to continue with enhanced safety protocols. Those programs participate in the Coulee Region Sports League with teams from several other neighboring counties.
On Wednesday, June 17, multiple communities and organizations located in La Crosse County cancelled their programs and participation in the Coulee Region Sports League. This decision was made as a result of the current increased risk for the transmission of COVID-19 throughout La Crosse County and subsequent recommendations by the La Crosse County Health Department.
As a result of these cancellations and the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission in La Crosse County, the Viroqua U12 and U14 Baseball and Softball programs will not be playing baseball or softball in La Crosse County and will not be participating in the Coulee Region Sports League for the 2020 season. Instead, the Viroqua Park and Rec Department will keep those programs local and begin by offering softball and baseball instruction. If the risk for COVID-19 transmission in Vernon County remains low, the Park an Rec Department will look to organize games with other local programs – so long as the risk status in their area remains acceptable as well. The Park and Rec Department will continue to monitor the Coulee COVID-19 Compass and work with local Health Departments to ensure that all programs continue to operate under safe conditions. We thank parents and families for their patience as the Park and Rec Department seeks to find the appropriate program offerings during these challenging and rapidly-changing times.
Families may continue to sign up online for these programs along with tennis, cheer, and golf instruction. All programs will take place with enhanced safety measures as recommended by the CDC and local Health Departments.