One of the highlights of a relatively brief agenda for the New Ulm City Council this (TUE) evening will be a discussion on raising the city’s liquor license fees. Under the proposal, annual on-sale liquor licenses in New Ulm would increase by $750. On-sale 3.2 beer and wine licenses would see a $50 hike as well, along with off-sale 3.2 beer. Many of the fees have not been increased since the 1990s. A public hearing on the matter will be held November 1st prior to any increases being approved. In other business, the council will hear a presentation from the Executive Director of Region 9, will hold the second reading of a new ordinance dealing with the Minnesota Electrical Act, will consider accepting a Department of Traffic Safety grant for more than $21,000, and will approve temporary liquor licenses for the upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations in downtown New Ulm on October 1st and 8th. Today’s New Ulm City Council meeting begins at 5pm at city hall.