The timeline for constructing a permanent flood levee in the City of New Ulm was laid out during a public meeting on Monday. More than 2 dozen New Ulm residents attended the informational meeting detailing the different aspects of the $2-million project. The primary concern expressed by residents in attendance was whether affected property owners would be specially assessed for the levee, and how much they could be assessed for. Several residents voiced strong opposition to a special assessment. No decision has been made at this time on how the levee will be financed. The state will be paying for half of the project, with New Ulm likely to come up with a range of options for paying it’s $1-million share. Construction of the levee is set to begin July 16th of next year, with a completion date of October 20th. Meetings with affected landowners will take place beginning in January, with land acquisition negotiations set to begin in March.