2018 Winterfest on Porter

The Eighth Annual “Winterfest on Porter” will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oconto Legion Golf Club. Events include the “Northwoods Chili Cook-Off”, free outdoor games and a free rafffle.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, volunteer or donor for Winterfest, or if you have any questions, please contact John Bostedt at (929)834-7706 or ocontoparks@cityofoconto.com. See you at Winterfest!!!

2018 Candlelight Walk at Copper Culture State Park – January 20, 2018

The 2018 Candlelight Walk at Copper Culture State Park will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Warming fires, cookies and hot chocolate will be provided near the pavilion to warm you up after you walk!  If you have any questions, or would like to help with set-up and/or clean-up, please call (920)834-7706.

Hope to see you there!!

Job Posting – Police Chief

Job Announcement

City of Oconto Police Chief

Police Chief – Oconto, WI (pop. 4,536) located on the Oconto River 30 minutes north of Green Bay is seeking an innovative law enforcement professional with strong leadership and interpersonal skills to lead the Police Department. The Chief and 9 full-time officers staff the Oconto Police Department. Ideal candidates would have an Associate’s Degree and ten years of progressive law enforcement experience or a combination of education and experience. Minimum requirements include a high school diploma with ten years of experience in police work, including competence in budget administration and personnel management, a valid Wis. Drivers license, and certification by the Wis. Training and Standards Board. A thorough background check, psychological test, drug screen, and medical exam will be required.  Salary will depend on qualifications and include an excellent benefit package. The application packet should include a letter of interest, resume and salary requirements, and received before 4:00 PM on February 16, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact admin@cityofoconto.com or 920-834-7711.

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

Oconto City Hall

Attn: Sara Perrizo

1210 Main St.

Oconto, WI 54153

The City of Oconto is an equal employment opportunity employer (EOE) and does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability or genetic information.

Job Posting – Children’s Librarian

Job Post: Children’s Librarian at Farnsworth Public Library

Farnsworth Public Library is looking for a Children’s Librarian to begin in February, 2018. We are located in Oconto, WI (population 4,513) with a service population of 9,747.  The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, publicizing, and conducting a dynamic schedule of one-time and ongoing classes and events for children and teens.  These events include but are not limited to a weekly Preschool Storytime, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, and the annual Summer Reading Program.  Attendance at community outreach events and local school events (fairs, festivals, Family Night, etc.) will occasionally be required.

The Children’s Librarian will work at the children’s/teen floor and the reference desk.

Duties on the children’s/teen floor include but are not limited to:

  • reader’s advisory
  • providing reference help; listening to and interpreting patron requests for materials and information
  • assisting patrons at public computers or with their own devices
  • shelving library items
  • Reference duties include but are not limited to:
  • reader’s advisory
  • providing reference help; listening to and interpreting patron requests for materials and information
  • assisting patrons at public computers or with their own devices
  • creating library cards

The Children’s Librarian may assist the Library Director with administrative duties (such as payroll and accounts payable), and public relations duties (such as creating posters and submitting events to local media outlets). The CL will work with the Library Director and the Friends of Farnsworth Public Library to budget for and purchase materials, and supplies.  The CL will assist with collection development and materials selection, especially as relates to children’s materials.

The Children’s Librarian will have excellent customer service skills, a strong desire to welcome people to the Library and help them use it, and enthusiasm for promoting the Library’s resources and events. All staff members are expected to support a positive, welcoming, clean, and safe environment throughout the building and grounds in accordance with library policies.  Strong computer skills are essential.  The CL will operate PCs, printers, copiers, tablets, smart phones, and electronic reading devices.  Competent use of digital materials (especially Microsoft Office, online email systems, online card catalogs, and databases), and the ability to teach their use to others, is essential.

The Children’s Librarian may supervise aides or volunteers. Reports to the Director.  There is a six-month probation period and annual performance reviews.

The CL must be able to carry heavy books, bend and stretch, push a book cart, use stairs, and reach all shelves with or without the aid of a step-stool. Must be able to work 32-34 hours a week, including every other Saturday during the school year.  Evenings may occasionally be required.

Qualifications include a high school diploma and a minimum of two years of experience working with children in a library or educational setting.

Hiring is subject to a background records check.

Hourly wage commensurate with experience and relevant qualifications, certifications, or degrees. Paid vacation, sick time, holidays, and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System. Medical insurance available.

Applications must include

  • a typed cover letter
  • a typed resume
  • the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references
  • a completed City of Oconto Employment Application, available at http://cityofoconto.com/Employment.html

Submit to Kristin Laufenberg, Library Director, Farnsworth Public Library, 715 Main Street, Oconto, WI. This position will remain open until filled.

Snow Removal


Under City Ordinance No. 986 and Section 6-2-7 it shall be duty of the owners and/or the occupants of any lot or parcel of land in the City of Oconto to remove, or cause to be removed, the snow and ice from any and all sidewalks.

The owner or occupant will have forty-eight hours to remove any snow or ice after the cessation of any fall of snow.

The Superintendent of Public Works or his designee shall remove or cause the snow to be removed from any and all sidewalks that may be neglected by the owner or occupant and a fee shall be assessed against the owner or occupant for the cost and expense of moving such snow. The minimum cost for the removal will be $75.00

Jeremy Wusterbarth
Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities

City of Oconto
Snow Plowing and Removal

Under City Ordinance Chapter 2 Section 6-2-11 (Unlawful Dumping on Streets.) It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited, dump, sort, scatter or leave any snow or ice in any public street, sidewalk, and alley or upon any public property of another without the express permission of the owner of occupant thereof.

Citations will be issued for any person violating the above said ordinance.

Garbage & Recycling Holiday Schedules

Garbage Pick-Up
City of Oconto
Week of December 24

All residents that normally have Monday garbage pick-up will be picked up on Wednesday, December 27th. All residents that normally have Tuesday garbage pick-up will be picked up Thursday, December 28th.

Garbage & Recycling Pick-Up
Week of January 1

All residents that normally have Monday garbage pick-up will be picked up on Wednesday, January 3rd. All residents that normally have Tuesday garbage pick-up will stay the same.

All residents that normally have Wednesday recycling pick-up will be picked up on Friday, January 5th. All residents that normally have Thursday recycling pick-up will stay the same.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 920-834-7725 or email jeremy@cityofoconto.com.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!