The New Ulm City Council will hold a public hearing this (TUE) evening on proposed utility, street and alley improvements for 2012. A total of $3.1-million worth of projects have been proposed, with the city expecting to issue $2.3-million in bonds for the work. In other business this evening, the council is expected to declare the Ward 2 seat formerly held by Todd Olson vacant following Olson’s resignation from the council last month. Interviews for the seat will be conducted prior to the council’s April 17th meeting, at which time a new councilor will be appointed. The seat will then appear on the November ballot for the remaining 2 years of Olson’s term. The council meeting starts at 5pm at New Ulm City Hall. At 7pm the council is holding a public hearing on the proposed $2-million permanent flood levee for New Ulm. Following the hearing the council will consider calling for the preparation of plans and specifications for the project.