The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday held a public hearing concerning more than $1.6-million worth of upcoming road work in the city. The Municipal State Aid Street improvements will involve the reconstruction of water and sewer lines and the roadway on Valley Street from 7th South to 12th South Streets. Residential homes in the affected area will be assessed $2,800 per-lot for the work. During the public hearing City Engineer Steve Koehler addressed concerns over heavy truck traffic taking a toll on Valley Street, saying that despite it being a truck route homes will be assessed the same as anywhere else in the city. A total of $461,000 of the project will be paid for through bonding. In other business Tuesday, the council accepted the resignation of Ward 2 New Ulm City Councilor Todd Olson due to a career move. The council will need to appoint a replacement for Olson to serve until the municipal elections this November. The winning candidate at that time will serve the remaining 2 years of Olson’s term. The council will discuss the process and timeline for appointing Olson’s replacement during it’s April 3rd meeting.