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View Announcement City Fall Procedures – Leaf Vac Operations 2020


2020 City of Viroqua Fall Procedures-Final 

View Announcement Job Posting – Assistant Street Superintendent/Grader Operator, Street Department, Public Works

****The Operator Position has been withdrawn and replaced by this posting.****

The City of Viroqua is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a full-time position of Assistant Street Superintendent/Grader Operator for the Street Crew, Public Works Department.

This is a supervisory position that works closely with Street Superintendent to direct daily operations of the Street Department. This position will also be the lead grader and other heavy equipment operator. Key duties of this position include but are not limited to: planning and supervising the street crew daily operations, lead grader operator, heavy machinery operation, plowing and salting/sanding, forestry work, storm water infrastructure maintenance, brush and compost pick-up, general construction and street maintenance.  The employee will perform a variety of duties related to public works. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite for email, word documents and spreadsheet and working with Geographic Information System is an asset.

Qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license and hold a class B Commercial Driver’s license or obtain one within one month of start
  • Experience running a motor grader for snow removal and road grading
  • Be capable of operating a skid loader, end loader, tractor and dump truck with related implements, chain saw and mower tractor for public works operations
  • Supervisor experience or training
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and GIS

This position involves heavy lifting, climbing and exposure to extreme elements. This is an on-call position that periodically requires working after hours, weekends and holidays. Snow removal season is November 1st to April 15th. The employee is expected to be on-call throughout this time. Additionally, there is a required 15-minute response time to emergency call-outs or snow removal. The candidate may perform duties under stressful conditions. This position will require participation in the Commercial Driver’s License drug and alcohol testing program.

This is a full-time non-union position. The City of Viroqua offers compensation starting at $21.00-$23.75, depending on experience, plus a fringe benefits package. After successful completion of the one-year probationary period, it is expected hourly compensation will increase.

Applicants should submit a resume and a completed City of Viroqua Application for Employment form by Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm to: 

Sarah Grainger, DPW/City Engineer

City of Viroqua

202 North Main St.

Viroqua WI, 54665

(608) 637-7154 ext. 20



Application can be found on the City website www.viroqua-wisconsin.com or can be requested from the Viroqua City Hall by calling (608) 637-7186 ext. 17.

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View Announcement Sewer Smoke Testing

Viroqua Utilities will be conducting smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system October 12th, 13th and 14th. This study will involve the opening and entering of manholes in the streets and public utility easements. An important task of the testing will be to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system. The smoke will also reveal sources of where storm and other surface water enter the sewer system.                                                                                                                      

A special non-toxic smoke will be used in these tests. The smoke is manufactured for this purpose, leaves no residuals or stains, and has no effect on plant or animal life. The smoke has a distinctive, but not unpleasant, odor. Visibility and odor last only a few minutes, where there is adequate ventilation.

Because the plumbing appliances in your house or building are connected to the sanitary sewer system, some smoke may enter your home or place of business if the:

  • Vents connected to your building’s sewer pipes are inadequate, defective, or improperly installed.
  • Traps under sinks, tubs, basins, showers and other drains are dry, defective, improperly installed, or missing.
  • Pipes, connections and seals of the wastewater drain system in and under your buildings are damaged, defective, have plugs missing, or are improperly installed.

All residents are advised that if traces of this smoke or its odor enter your house or building, it is an indication that gases and odors from the sewer also may enter. These can be both unpleasant and dangerous, as well as a health risk to the occupants. Should smoke enter your home or business, you may contact a member of the smoke testing crew working in your area.

The crew member will be able to help and check with you as to where the smoke has entered your building. Location, identification, and correction of the source of smoke that enters your building is urgently advised. Your cooperation will be appreciated.

The information gained from this testing will be used to improve your sewer services and may reduce the eventual cost to utility customers.

Should you have any questions on this matter, please contact Greg Marsh, at 608-637-8294.

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