The City of Augusta is run by a council/mayoral form of government with five council members and a mayor. The members are elected to two-year terms. Augusta has a full community police force with four full-time and four part-time officers. Emergency medical services and fire protection are provided by the 55 volunteer member Augusta-Bridge Creek Fire & Rescue. All emergency personnel are dispatched through the countywide Eau Claire Emergency Communications Center. In addition to regular city services, Augusta provides a public library and a senior citizens center. Augusta has a fire rating of 7.
Augusta is located on U.S. Highway 12, which runs east-west, and on State Trunk Highway 27, which runs in a north-south direction. The City is 10 miles north of Interstate 94, the main transportation route between Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The Chippewa Valley Regional Airport is located 25 miles from Augusta in Eau Claire and meets the following specifications:
Elevation: 913 ft
Lights: HIRL, MASLR
Fuel: Jet A and 100LL
Surface: Concrete, 320,000 lbs pavement strength
Runways: (2) 8100’x150' and 5,000’x100'
NavAids: ILS, NDB, REIL, PAPI/VASI, ASOS, VOR
Aircraft tie-down/hangar facilities and aircraft repair are available. Mesaba- Northwest Airlink connects Eau Claire with Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport with several scheduled daily flights and downline connections to Northwest Airlines. Heartland Aviation offers jet charter service and rental cars are available on site.
Union Pacific Transportation Company services the Eau Claire area.
Person, Package and Cargo
Eau Claire County is serviced by a wide variety of express carriers. There are several trucking companies in the area, and overnight freight service is available to many areas including Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul.