NU City Council Talks Horse 06 Jun 12

The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday voted to let a horse stay at it’s home in the city, for now, but City Attorney Hugh Nierengarten informed the council that city code will need to be changed to allow the animal to stay long-term. Charles and Roberta Hintz had recently been informed that their horse Chammy would need to be moved from their property on South Payne Street because city codes were violated. Over 1,200 New Ulm residents signed a petition asking that Chammy be allowed to stay. Issues with manure pick-up are being addressed as well. In other business on Tuesday, the Council approved the plans and specifications for a $2-million flood levee along the river on the south end of town, and set a bid-opening date for July 3rd. The council also approved a Highway 14 Detour Agreement with Brown County that allows the construction of a roundabout on the west end of town to begin in preparation for a new Menards store.