New Ulm City Council Preview 21 May 13

The New Ulm City Council will again be discussing the non-functioning Marktplatz Mall sign next to city hall during its meeting this (TUE) evening. The city had previously agreed to sell the sign to an unnamed downtown business after the mall’s lease on the sign expired, but the city’s claim to the sign is now being challenged by the owner of the south end of the mall, Randy Danielson. The council will consider authorizing the city attorney to seek litigation over the ownership of the sign during today’s meeting, which begins at 5pm at New Ulm City Hall. In other business, the council will consider a lease agreement with M-R Paving for managing the New Ulm’s compost and burn site. The city had discontinued filtering the compost in recent years due to costs, and leasing the site to M-R is expected to save New Ulm upwards of $36,000 annually. The council will also consider entering into an agreement with the DNR to develop an improved water access site at New Ulm’s Minnecon Park.