*** JOB OPENING ***MCHD currently has an opening for a Patrol Superintendent (Road Maintenance Foreman). The deadline to apply is Friday, June 17, 2022. Click here to view the job posting: Patrol Superintendent
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: maps.google.com/maps/ms. 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 13 employees (click on the link under the person's name if you would like to send him/her an e-mail):
1. Jeremy C. Weso, Highway Commissioner;
2. Vacant, Patrol Superintendent;
3. Margaret Tomow, Administrative Assistant;
4. Two Highway Maintenance Specialists:
• Richard "Rick" Wilber (STH 47 route);
• Allen Washinawatok (STH 55 route);
5. Five Maintenance Technicians:
• Slade King (Legend Lake - North route)
• John Eggert (Keshena route)
• Francis "Frankie" Reiter (South Branch route)
• Andy Gracia (VV-West, West Branch, and Middle Village route)
• Craig Grignon Sr. (Neopit-Zoar route)
6. Doreen "Corky" Gauthier, Shop Clerk;
7. Pat Roberts, Mechanic; and
8. Adrian Feather, Facilities and Highway Maintenance Technician.
The following flowchart shows how the department is organized:
Department Policies, FAQs and Other Information
- Snow Removal and Ice Control Policy
- Snow FAQ
- Snow Plow Route (County/Reservation Wide)
- Snow Plow Route - Neopit
- Snow Plow Route - Legend Lake
- Menominee County/Reservation Road Safety Audit
- Access (Driveway) Permits Policy
- Fillable Access Permit Application
- WCHA Utility Access Policy
Highway operators are in high demand right now. What people in this field most enjoy about the work is the variety: in winter, there is ample opportunity to jump in a plow truck and remove snow and ice; in spring, you're pulling in the shoulders, mowing, clearing culverts, and removing trees; in summer, you're performing route and seal work, grading roads, replacing culverts, and finishing mowing work; and in the fall, you're scrambling to finish what you couldn't from the spring and summer time before the snow begins to fall. If you like working outdoors, appreciate the comaraderie of working with a team, and enjoy operating heavy equipment, a career in Highway as an operator is the ideal career for you. What you will need is this:
- A Commercial Drivers License - Either a Class A or B
- Experience working in a highway or public works department, or a closely related field (e.g., laborer, operator, etc.)
- A fondness for cold, wet, hot, humid, woodticks, mosquitos, the occasional heavy object, sporadic long days and weekend work, and mud.
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
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|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.
|Safety Commission (Inactive)|