New Ulm Eminent Domain 21 May 12

The New Ulm City Council will discuss the possible need to enact eminent domain proceedings on property for the Minnesota River Flood Levy during a special meeting this (MON) evening. The proposal before the council would authorize the approval of property value and the acquisition of the property through eminent domain if required in order to complete the project. There have reportedly been some problems acquiring signatures from mortgage holders along the levy route for securing easements, requiring the need for possible eminent domain. The $2-million levy is set to be constructed on the south end of New Ulm this year still. The city will pay for approximately half of the cost. Today’s special New Ulm City Council meeting begins at 6pm at city hall.