The New Ulm City Council approved three different Conditional Use Permits during its first meeting of the New Year on Tuesday. One of the permits allows the New Ulm Public Utilities Commission to build a 250,000 gallon water tower in Nehls Park on Summit Avenue. The new tower will replace the aging water tower just down the road at Hermann Heights Park, and the approval of the Conditional Use Permit was the last step needed prior to the PUC seeking bids for the project. The Council also approved a permit for an apartment and two sleeping rooms at the Grand Center for Arts and Culture to provide accommodations for traveling artists who perform at downtown New Ulm venue. A permit for New Ulm Steel and Recycling to build an 8-foot high fence on its property on 19th South Street was also approved. The fence will reportedly be installed in phases.