NU City Council Approves Budget 21 Dec 11

The New Ulm City Council approved the city’s 2012 budget and tax levy with no further discussion on Tuesday. New Ulm’s budget for next year will be $21.5 million, and the city’s property tax levy will increase by only .95%. Several public hearings and council workshops were held on the budget prior to it’s approval Tuesday. In other business, the council agreed to set the annual fee for a Brewer’s Tap Room On-Sale Liquor License at $400. August Schell Brewing Company President Ted Marti says they will likely use the license around 3 times a year, including for Bockfest, a possible Oktoberfest event, and maybe a summer event. Marti did agree with the council that, theoretically, the license allows the brewery to sell on-sale beverages out of their tap room at any time. Also on Tuesday, the Council approved a 2.75% increase in non-union city employee wages, issued 2 Bed and Breakfast licenses for 2012, and designated 6 annual celebrations as “Community Events.”