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Council to consider extending levee completion date

November 6, 2012
The Journal

NEW ULM - The New Ulm City Council will meet today at City Hall at 4 p.m.

The Council will consider extending the completion date for the Minnesota River flood levee to Dec. 27 due to delivery delays on three sluice gates needed for the project. The change is not anticipated to increase the cost of the project.

The Council will review the annual Survey of Public Services and Performance Measurements report. The report was compiled from randomly selected residents, with the participants scoring the quality of City services on a scale of 1 to 5 points. The survey is used while drawing up next year's budget to determine which departments need improvements and which departments are sufficiently performing to expectations.

The Council will consider recommending that Brown County continue with the tax forfeiture of the Dacotah West Addition and the Minnesota River Valley Subdivision properties and potentially moving to a sale of property to recoup special assessments. Options on how the City can proceed after the forfeiture will be discussed at the meeting.

The Council will consider requests by Brad Finstad to get a Conditional Use Permit to operate a Frontier Labs agricultural laboratory at 6 Somsen Street and a request for tax abatement to assist in financing improvements to the site. The lab proposes to bring in four full-time employees and five to 10 part-time employees.



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