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City Staff

City Administrator:
Mike Golat
715-839-6092 • Email Mike »

Assistant City Administrator:
Richard Downey
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City Clerk:
Cindy Bauer
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Director of Administrative Services:
Betsy Boley
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Finance Director:
Tina Nelson
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Fire Chief:
Mark Renderman
715-839-6090 • Email Mark »

Library Director:
Alyson Jones
715-839-5029 • Email Alyson »

Parks & Recreation Manager:
Debra Goldbach
715-839-5188 • Email Debra »

Planning Director / Zoning Administrator:
Taylor Greenwell
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Police Chief:
Kelly Bakken
715-839-6090 • Email Kelly »

Public Works Director & City Engineer:
David Walter, PE
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Building Inspector:
Matt Flatland
715-271-6691 • Email Matt »

Citizen Services:
Ann Lein
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Utility Billing:
Lori Pudlick
715-839-6092 • Email Lori »

Who do I call for an urgent after-hours Public Works need?

If you have an urgent Public Works need such as a sewer back-up, frozen water service, or something similar that requires an after-hours response, please call Altoona City Hall at 715-839-6092.  When the auto-attendant answers, please press 3 to contact the on-call Public Works Department personnel.  Thank you.

2022 Tax Information

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How do I report a street light outage?

Report a streetlight outage online »
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If your power is out, or you have an electric emergency, report it by calling the Xcel Energy Electric Outage number 1-800-895-1999. 

Who do I contact regarding building permits?

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When and where do I pay my property tax bill?

First half and entire year payments will be accepted no later than January 31 at one location:

  • Eau Claire County Treasurer's Office
    Suite 1250, 721 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire Get directions.

Second half payments will be accepted at one location:

  • Eau Claire County Treasurer's Office
    Suite 1250, 721 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire Get directions.

How did Altoona get its "Cinder City" nickname?

Altoona got its start in 1881 when the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway opened up a new terminal on land that would eventually become the City of Altoona.  At that time, the railroad utilized steam engines to power its locomotives.  The fuel to power the steam engines was from burning coal, wood or oil.  Cinders, small pieces of partly burned coal and wood, were the result of the burning process.  This is how Altoona became known as the "Cinder City!"

For more information about Altoona's history, please visit the Altoona Historical Society, Inc website!

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How do I connect with the City of Altoona on social media?

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Altoona is a Bird City Wisconsin! How do I create and enhance a backyard habitat for birds?

The City of Altoona is a Bird City Wisconsin.  We encourage you to create and/or enhance your backyard bird sanctuary!

How to Create a Bird-Friendly Yard >>

Creating a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard >>

Eco-landscaping: For the Birds >>

Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard >>

Who do I contact if I have a question on my water bill?

Learn about water utilities and how to make changes to your account »

How do I explore the Altoona Business Directory?

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