The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday approved several resolutions related to the construction of a Menards store in New Ulm, and heard an update on the project’s timeline from company spokesperson Tyler Edwards. He informed the council that construction on the new store would get underway this spring, and take about a year to complete. The resolutions approved included zoning and annexation issues related to the construction of a Menards on the west end of New Ulm. Mn/DOT had previously ruled that a “roundabout” must be constructed on Highway 14 to accommodate the store as well. In other business, the council moved forward with plans to build a permanent flood levee in New Ulm by approving a conditional use permit for the planned work along the Minnesota River’s floodplain. The $1.9 million levee is expected to be completed by this fall, but still has several steps left in the approval process. The council also amended a city code to ban bicycles from sidewalks on Minnesota Street in the downtown area from 4th North to 2nd South Streets only. A total of 24 new signs to enforce the ban will be placed at all downtown access points. The council also approved the issuance of a “Brewer Taproom License” for the August Schell Brewery.