To the editor:
I am going to weigh into the issue of "Chammy" the horse. I agree with the two letters to the editor in Saturday's paper, that "Chammy" is part of the charm and tradition of New Ulm.
I have lived in New Ulm for over 60 years, and NOT once have I heard a negative remark on the horse and at times "horses" on the hill and the corral. Myself, I have always thought what a charming place to have as a neighbor. (I live about 12 blocks from there), and also "horse apples" do not smell that much. (I was raised on a farm). I agree with the young lady, Caitlyn Otto, who wrote in Saturday's paper that barking dogs and dogs defecating on other's property arc a much bigger nuisance than Chammy.
For the past 12-13 years I have volunteered at the Chamber of Commerce/Visitor's Center as a greeter, and also have always worked at least one weekend a year at the Chamber on Oktoberfest. I have talked to hundreds and probably thousands of visitors over the years, and have always heard from the visitor from all over the country and the world, what a beautiful and unique city New Ulm is, and yes, I have mentioned the "horse on the hill" more than once when I touted New Ulm and the many attractions that New Ulm and surrounding area have to offer and to visit.
I see no reason that Chammy cannot be "grandfathered" into the City of New Ulm.