New Ulm City Council Recap 03 Jul 13

The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday approved the final permit needed for M-R Paving to take over the management of the city’s compost and burn site. The approval of a Conditional Use Permit for the site finalized the agreement, with the only concern brought up during Tuesday’s meeting being how the operation would affect the nearby city trap range. New Ulm Park and Rec Director Tom Schmitz told the council that there should be no conflicts between the 2 operations, and discussions on erecting a fence have been held. Residents will still be able to drop of yard waste free of charge at the compost site. M-R will then sell the compost, along with other products. The lease will save the city around $30,000 annually, and bring in rental income. In other business Tuesday, the city council approved tax incentives and permits on 4 new apartment complexes being constructed in New Ulm. One in the downtown area will seek residents over 55 years of age, upscale apartments are being built on the south end of town, a complex on Sunset Avenue will target Martin Luther College grads and WELS retirees, and an assisted living facility is being built behind the old K-Mart building.