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Mission Statement

All County, Town and Tribal Roads in Menominee County/Menominee Indian Reservation were posted on Friday, March 13, 2015. The weight limits are 6 tons per single axle, 10 tons per tandem axle, with a gross weight limit of 21 tons. Special permits are available only for emergency LP fuel deliveries, and emergency well and septic. Permits must be requested by the vendor. Click here to see a list of roads that are posted.
Job Announcement
We have one opening for a Highway Maintenance Technician (truck driver). The position requires a CDL and two years of experience in highway or street maintenance (or equivalent combination of education and experience). The position opened on Monday, March 16, 2015 and will close on Friday, March 20, 2015. Click here to review the posting and to download a copy of the County's application. Do not drop off your application at the Highway Department. HR - Postings

Menominee County Highway Department (MCHD) strives to provide the commuting public with a safe and efficient driving experience on all public access roads located within the County of Menominee and Menominee Indian Reservation. It accomplishes this through—
• Snow removal and ice control;
• Woody vegetation and brush control;
• Drainage installation and maintenance;
• Mowing and control of unwanted vegetation;
• Installation and maintenance of all traffic control devices (e.g. signs, guard rail, etc.);
• Litter control;
• Road resurfacing and repair;
• Ditching and shouldering; and
• Grading and graveling.

In addition, MCHD issues permits providing access to and/or construction within various rights-of-way managed by MCHD and owned by the State of Wisconsin, County of Menominee, Town of Menominee, and Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.

Description of Department

MCHD offices are located in Keshena, Wisconsin, approximately 1.5 miles north of the Shawano-Menominee County line on STH 47 and approximately 0.25 miles east on Chief Carron Road (at the intersection of Go Around Road, or BIA Route 85). Click on this link below to see a Google Map of our location: Our facilities include a 35,458 sq. foot building (includes administrative offices, shop, inventory, and equipment storage), a 7,200 sq. foot cold storage shed, and a 2,373 sq. foot salt storage shed.

MCHD consists of the following 12 employees (click on the link under the person's name if you would like to send him/her an e-mail):
Jeremy C. Weso, Highway Commissioner;
Steve Wilke, Patrol Superintendent (Legend Lake-South route);
Carolyn Warrington, Office Manager;
4. Two Highway Maintenance Specialists:
• Charlie "Roland" Summers (STH 47 route);
• Allen Washinawatok (STH 55 route);
5. Five Maintenance Technicians:
• Slade King (South Branch route)
• Kevin Marquette (Neopit & Zoar route)
• Andy Gracia (Legend Lake-North route)
• John Eggert (Keshena route)
• Rick Wilber (Middle Village & West Branch route)
Doreen "Corky" Gauthier, Shop Clerk; and
Pat Roberts, Mechanic.

The following flowchart shows how the department is organized:

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Concerns and Complaints

If you have any concerns or complaints you would like to pass along to us, please feel free to do so. Please call us at 715-799-3369 or send an e-mail to the Commissioner or the Patrol Superintendent.

About Our Logo

Our logo was created by a local Menominee artist, Mr. James A. Webster III, who transferred ownership of the copyright to the Menominee County Highway Department on April 17, 2003. The logo depicts the Sacred Hoop with the five clans of the Menominee Tribe and the seven generations represented by seven eagle feathers (w/ 5 clans also appearing inside the feathers).

Contact:  Jeremy C. Weso - Highway Commissioner
Phone: 715-799-3369
TTY: 771
Fax: 715-799-3789
Click here to email
Mailing Address:  W2703 Chief Carron
Keshena, WI 54135
Physical Address:  W2703 Chief Carron
Keshena, WI 54135
Hours:  Monday Through Friday
7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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