Around Our Town

      Schools

 

Elementary Education

Holy Ghost-Immaculate Conception Catholic Grade School is dedicated to assisting parents in the development of each child’s God-given potential. Committed to the highest standards of excellence, we develop each child’s fullest potential spiritually, academically, artistically and physically through a partnership with the clergy, parents, and highly educated professionals following Grade Specific Catholic Education Curriculum to identify key religious education concepts for each grade level. Students enrolled in 4K – 3rd Grade attend the Dickeyville campus while 4th – 8th students attend the Kieler campus and have the opportunity to participate in school sponsored athletic events.

 

The village of Dickeyville is part of the Cuba City School District. Parents opting for the Public Education route are able to utilize the Stratton Bus service to transport the students from designated Dickeyville pick-up locations to Cuba City Elementary School. For more information see their website.

 

Secondary Education

Students choosing to continue the parochial education path into their high school years have the option to attend Wahlert Catholic High School located in Dubuque, IA. Transportation is the parent/student’s responsibility. If public school option is more to your liking, students from Dickeyville attend Cuba City High School and have the same transportation arrangement as the Grade School option with Stratton Bus. For more information see their respective websites.

 
      Churches

 

Holy Ghost Catholic Church was establish in the community with a meeting held in the Town Hall in June 1872. Construction of the initial church was completed and the first Mass was held in 1873. The current church was built in 1913 as the parish outgrew the original small frame building.

 

With over 300 families as members, the parish is a vibrant welcoming Catholic Faith community of people who are experiencing Christ in their lives through the Gospel, sacraments and life long faith. Our members are living their faith in worship and stewardship who serve God’s people to reveal the presence of Christ in our community. Individuals, couples, new and established families, empty-nesters and seniors find Holy Ghost Parish providing guidance and direction needed for their faith journey.

Villagers practicing other faiths have a short commute to nearby towns for worship such as Cuba City, WI; Dubuque, IA; Platteville, WI and Potosi, WI.

      Parks & Recreation

 

Dickeyville sports two community parks which feature; softball fields, horseshoe pitch, tennis courts, playground equipment and covered pavilions. Softball and Horseshoe leagues are available in the Summer and Fall.

Dickeyville Community Park (Ginter Park)

Baseball Field, Tennis Courts, 2 Large Shelters, Sand Volleyball Courts, Playground Equipment, Restrooms

Contact 608-568-3333 to reserve pavilions.

 

Kueper’s Park

Limited Softball Field, Playground Equipment, Lighted Horseshoe Courts, Shelter, Restrooms

Contact 608-568-3333 to reserve pavilions.

Other Recreation options in the surrounding area include:

  • Cole Acres (Cuba City) - Golf, Swimming

  • Birchwoof Golf Course (Jamestown) - 9 Hole Golf Course

  • O'Leary's Lake (Eagle Point Rd) - Fishing, Boating, Swimming, Camping

  • Kieler Nature Area (Kieler) - Furnished Log Cabin, Fish Pond, Swings, Basketball hoop, Group Nature Tours

 
      Community Center

 

The Dickeyville Community Center is a great example of our commitment to the community in action. This facility was converted from the former public grade school, which had been sitting unused until the village purchased the building from the school district. It was refurbished into the civic facility which hosts the Police Department offices, the Village Clerk's Office and the Brickl Memorial Library as well as several meeting rooms, a gymnasium and working kitchen which are available to rent.

Please call 608-568-3333 for rental reservations. The village charges a nominal fee for the use of the facilities. All civic and non-profit groups are not charged, but donations are accepted. Available for Rent:

  • Meeting Room A

    • accommodates 40-50 people - table & chairs included

    • meetings & small party gatherings

  • Gymnasium

    • accommodates up to 100+ people for larger gatherings - table & chairs included

    • if serving food the attached kitchen must also be rented

    • indoor Basketball court

    • indoor Volleyball court with net and poles/standards

Check the Calendar of Events for dates and times of these currently sponsored activities occurring at our Community Center:

  • AA Meetings (Meeting Room A)

  • Meal Site Lunches available to any Senior, 60 years or older (Gymnasium)

Meal Menu

 
      Fire & Rescue

 

The Dickeyville-Paris Fire Department and Rescue Squad was organized in 1952 to meet the specific needs of the people. The call went out and civic-minded men and women volunteered and committed to the accelerated training needs. The positive response continues yet today as our volunteers are dedicated to maintaining a state of readiness to meet the needs of the community. The department is supported by the Village of Dickeyville and Paris Township. The department relocated to the current building located on Splinter Avenue in 2005. All vehicles and fire-fighting apparatus are owned by the fire department.

 

Since its inception, the Dickeyville-Paris Fire & Rescue has handled thousands of calls. Though the stories of the calls are interesting, the most moving fact about the department is our members. The future will see growth and more bad situations made better because of the dedication and unselfish determination of our members. Are you interested in becoming a volunteer fire-fighter or EMT? Join the Dickeyville team. Call 608-568-3095 for more information.

Did you know you can drop-off your tattered, torn, and used country and state flags for disposal in the collection bin at the Fire Department building. This service is sponsored by the Dickeyvile VFW.

Businesses in Town

Dickeyville has a thriving economy revolving around small businesses offering a variety of  services for the community. There are two convenient shops, two banks, grocery store, flora shop, photographer, locker plant, two gas stations, service station, auto repair, veterinarian office, dog grooming, two beauty shops, lumber office, feed mill, two storage units, dentist, insurance and real estate office, used car lot, pest control, lawn service, chiropractor, plumbing and heating contractor, car wash, three eating establishments, four bars, two motels, cycle store (ATV & snowmobile), bowling lane and reception hall, call center, bike rack manufacturer, concrete contractor and numerous building contractors.

Brickl Memorial Library

Opened in 2006, the Brickl Memorial Library began when a community member donated the start-up funding and matched donations for the next five years. The book collection contains adult and youth fiction, financial, and self-help as well as every other category. There are magazines, DVDs, CDs and videocassettes available for checkout. Through the partnership with SWLS, the library is among a group of libraries in the five counties that rotate materials through the Inter-Library Loan System. Several programs and events are sponsored throughout the year.

      Points of Interest

 

Looking for places to see or things to do check out our What to Do page.

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2ND OPERATOR JOB DESCRIPTION

June 3, 2020

General Statement of the Job:

 

The operator performs duties as provided by the Director of Public Works in the departments of water, sewer and public works.  In the absence of the director the operator will assume responsibilities pertaining to part time and seasonal help as well as completing daily duties.  The operator needs to be able to work unsupervised while following safe work practices.  The operator needs to be pro-active and responsible to citizen concerns.  The operator is required to have a CDL driver’s license with the appropriate sub-grades, ability to obtain professional license in categories of Groundwater and Distribution in Water. The operator must have the ability to acquire certification in subcategories of Activated Sludge and Laboratory in Wastewater.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

1.         Regular checks at the water wells including but not limited to: reading the meter, calculating chemical addition dosages, mixing chemical, changing oil in motors, troubleshooting, repairing chemical feed pumps and lines, checking temperature levels, testing fluoride and chlorine residuals, and keeping well houses clean of debris. Paint when needed, identify potential problems with the well pumps, and be able to hook up the emergency generator.  The operator must have knowledge on how to properly take bacteria and fluoride samples that are required to be sent into the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene.  The operator must be able to take the annual required samples and send them to appropriate laboratories for analysis.

2.         Flush fire hydrants, record data, do repairs on fire hydrants if needed.  Paint hydrants when necessary.

3.         Exercise distribution and hydrant valves, record data.

4.         The ability to change water meters and test them once pulled, rebuild if necessary and record data.  The operator must have the training and knowledge to conduct cross-connection inspections and illegal sump pump inspections.  Read meters.

5.         Must be able to call Diggers Hotline for non-emergency and emergency locates.  Operator must be able to perform Digger’s Locates.

6.         The operator must be able to help or supervise in case of water main breaks or other water emergency.  The operator must be able to read water maps, so not to shut down areas that would not be affected by emergency situations.

7.         Be able to perform checks at the lift station including reading hour meters, listening for unusual pump noise, vibration checks, safely pulling pumps for inspection, doing minor repairs, periodically cleaning the station, check floats for proper operation, and being able to hookup and use the emergency generator.

8.         Duties at the wastewater plant include but are not limited to: being able to perform lab work, including previously mentioned testing along with Biochemical Oxygen Demand, Total Suspended Solids, settling tests and pH.  The operator must have the knowledge to run quality control samples to satisfy local, state and federal requirements.  The operator must have the knowledge and understanding on how to follow the Quality Assurance Document for the laboratory.  The operator must accumulate knowledge that will allow him/her to make decisions relating to waste treatment on a daily basis. The operator must physically be able to perform cleaning operations at the wastewater plant.   The operator must be able to haul bio solids and do soil sampling for bio solids sites.  Record data correctly and be aware as to not to over-apply solids to a site.

9.         The operator will be able to perform road work tasks including but not limited to:  painting curbs with a paint sprayer, being able to clean and service the paint sprayer, paint handicapped areas and cross-walks, be able to change road signs, etc. He/She should be able to operate equipment

needed in the process of asphalt repairs such as being able to drive a large dump truck to get product for patching and to safely use a chop saw. Be able to do duties in crack filling including loading asphalt into the tar heater, cleaning, routing cracks, and filling cracks. 

10        The operator will be able to winterize park restrooms as well as prepare them for seasonal operation, cut grass, trim grass and weeds. The operator must be able to care for the various planters and signs in the village, and have knowledge on the use a chain saw as to be able to do minor tree trimming.  The operator must be able to do general maintenance on the tractor. 

11.       The operator must do monthly checks on fire extinguishers and weekly checks on the first aid kits and emergency showers that are placed throughout village properties.

12.       Snow Plowing and Salting when necessary.

13.       Maintains parks and open space village properties, clean and maintain courts, fields, and right of ways.

14.       Inspects, washes and perform routine maintenance of park and other buildings.

15.       Performs minor unskilled or semi-skilled maintenance of open space structures such as restrooms, shelters, etc.

16.       Help plant lawn, trees shrubs and flowers.  Care for them after planting.

17.       Collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings, park grounds, and picks up litter.

18.       Pick up and dispose of dead animals.

19.       Opens, closes, lock and unlock facilities as needed.

20.       Installs and maintains nets for sports such as tennis, volleyball and basketball.

21.       Performs interior maintenance to buildings.

22.       Shovels snow and cleans off sidewalks on village properties.

23.       Responds to complaints regarding water quality, water leaks, evaluates situations.

24.       Pick up and haul yard waste.

25.       Clean equipment and tools after use.

26.       Weekend duty every other weekend.

27.       The operator must participate in the safety program that the village is currently enrolled in.  Qualification includes but are not limited to the following categories:  General Safety and Health Procedures, Bloodborne Pathogens, Confined Space Entry, Hazard Communication, Hazardous Energy Control and Personal Protective Equipment. 

28.       The operator must participate in in-house safety meetings.

29.       The operator must submit to random drug and alcohol testing and annual hearing tests.    

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITY

 

REPORTS TO:           The Director of Public Works and the pleasure of the Village Board.

 

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related to or a logical assignment to the position.

 

 

Approval:_________________________________________________________

Appointing Authority

 

Effective Date: _____________________________________________________

 

 

 

Signed and Dated by Employee: _______________________________________