NU City Council Sets Public Hearing 21 Sep 11

The New Ulm City Council discussed possible increases to the city’s liquor license fees during it’s meeting on Tuesday, and voted to hold a public hearing on the matter during it’s regular meeting on November 1st. New Ulm City Councilor Todd Olson and other councilors agreed that the proposals needed more review, and urged those with input on the matter to attend the public hearing. On-sale liquor license fees would be increased by $750, going up to $3,000 annually. On-sale 3.2 beer and wine licenses would be upped by $50, to $250 a year each, and the cost of an off-sale beer license would double with a $50 increase. In other business Tuesday, the Council accepted a Department of Public Safety “Toward Zero Deaths” grant for $21,700 to cover the overtime and dispatch costs of increased traffic enforcement campaigns.