Council reads Chammy ordinance 18 Jul 12

The New Ulm City Council held the first reading of a new ordinance that allows animals that have remained in New Ulm with the same owner for six months prior to January 1 to stay until their death. This ordinance was written in regards to a situation with Chammy the horse earlier this yaer. Chammy was subject to eviction due to City Code violations. An outpouring of local support prompted the council to allow the horse to stay while a new ordinance was being drafted. However, Chammy and any other animal that would qualify are allowed to stay only if the owners are granted the necessary permit by the council. The City will establish the details of the permit in the coming weeks.