Washington Street Construction Project

Construction on Washington Street, from Superior Avenue to Arbutus Avenue will begin on Monday, September 12, 2016. Washington Street will be closed to through traffic (only open to residents and emergency vehicles) for the duration of the project, which is expected to be complete by the end of October. Please see the attached map for detour instructions. Questions may be directed to City Hall at (920)834-7711.


Job Opening – Patrol Officer

Oconto Police Department is currently taking applications for and immediate full-time police officer position and also to establish an eligibility list. All applicants must have a driver’s license, good driving record, be in good physical condition, have a High School diploma and a minimum of 60 college credits. Must have eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification. A Psychological profile, Medical Examination, Drug Screen and Physical fitness/agility screening will be conducted. Residency required to 15 miles from the city of Oconto within 18 months of hire. The City of Oconto offers an excellent benefits package. Interested candidates may submit resume along with a DJ-DE-330 application (found on the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Network) by September 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Applications may be emailed to policechief@cityofoconto.com or mailed to:

Oconto Police Department
Attn: Chief faith
1210 Main St
Oconto, WI 54153

Questions may be submitted via email or by calling (920)834-7700. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Oconto Youth Football Sign-Up

Sign-up for Oconto Youth Football will be on:

Tuesday, August 9

Thursday, August 11; and

Monday, August 15

from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Sign-up will take place at the blue football sheds located behind the softball field at Oconto High School.

Flag football sign-up is for boys and girls entering 1st through 3rd grad and tackle football sign-up is for 4th through 6th grade.  If we have enough sign-ups for each grade, each grade will have its own team for tackle football.

The cost is $20 for flag, $40 for tackle and $55 for families with more than one child playing.

If you have any questions, please contact Will Neering at 920-373-1146 or John Bostedt at 920-604-2521.

See you at sign-up!

Oconto Youth Football

Job Announcement – Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Job Announcement

Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Deputy Clerk/Treasurer – Oconto, WI (pop. 4,500), located on the Oconto River 30 minutes north of Green Bay, has a current opening for the position of Deputy Clerk/Treasurer. This position is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week.  Hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with occasional evening and early-morning hours required.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: preparation and processing of payroll, filing of monthly, quarterly and annual payroll reports, processing of new employee paperwork, preparation of monthly journal entries, review of daily ambulance runs, filing and follow-up of worker’s compensation claims, preparation of agendas and minutes; preparation of monthly and annual fuel reports, invoicing of fire calls, preparation of monthly sales tax reports, election administration duties, answering phone calls/inquiries, receipting and special projects and other duties as assigned. In the event of the temporary absence of the City Administrator, the Deputy Clerk/Treasurer performs the duties of the Administrator.

Minimum qualifications include at least three years of experience working in an office environment. Individual must have customer service experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong computer skills and be self-motivated. A working knowledge of municipal government, payroll, elections and/or a background in accounting are a plus. Experience with Workhorse and/or municipal accounting software is also a plus. Must be able to pass background check. Must have the ability to be bonded.

Compensation shall be dependent upon qualifications of the selected candidate. The City of Oconto offers an excellent benefits package.  Interested parties should complete an employment application (available at www.cityofoconto.com/Employment.html or at City Hall) and submit a resume along with qualifications and experience to:

City of Oconto

Sara J. Perrizo, City Administrator

1210 Main Street

Oconto, WI 54153

Qualifications, as well as questions, may also be submitted via email to admin@cityofoconto.com. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.  EOE

FREE Summer Sailing Classes at Breakwater Park!

International Youth Sailing of Oshkosh is presenting weekly summer sailing classes on Thursdays in June (23rd and 30th) and July (7th,14th and 21st) at the Oconto Breakwater Park. Classes run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and adults and youth are both welcome. Walk-ups are welcome, or to register in advance, email bestdaysailing@gmail.com.

Sailing classes are FREE thanks to our generous sponsors: Bond Foundation, City of Oconto, Oconto Sportsman’s Club, Oconto Lions Club and Hi-Seas Marina.