NU City Council Preview 03 Jul 12

The New Ulm City Council will consider giving itself a raise during today’s (TUE) council meeting at city hall. The salary-adjustment proposal for city councilors and the mayor of New Ulm was proposed by City Manager Brian Gramentz. Under the plan, each councilor would get an additional $2,000 pay each year, for a total of $8,000 per-councilor annually. The mayor’s salary would increase by $3,900, to $10,500 per-year. The proposal would add nearly $14,000 to the city’s budget, and would go into effect January 1st. The last time an adjustment to those salaries was made was 2007, and 1999 before that. In other business Tuesday, the council will consider awarding the contract for the Minnesota River Flood Levee Project, and will consider a Job Opportunity Building Zone agreement with SpecSys Incorporated, which would use the subsidy to help purchase and use the former Caterpillar building on North Broadway. Today’s New Ulm City Council meeting starts at 5pm at city hall.