New Ulm City Council Meeting 02 Apr 14

The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday received the results of the city’s 2013 survey of public services. A total of 300 surveys were sent out for the 3rd year of the survey, and 52% were returned. City Manager Brian Gramentz says the results were generally positive, with no ‘Poor’ or ‘Fair’ ratings. He says that New Ulm’s ratings on snow removal and police protection were down slightly from previous years. The city is reimbursed by the state for the cost of the survey, the results of which are used when planning annual budgets. In other business Tuesday, the city council approved of bringing New Ulm’s noise ordinance in line with state standards. The issue will now be sent to the planning and zoning commission for a public hearing on April 24th. The council also approved the plans and specifications for many of this year’s city construction projects, and approved a Conditional Use Permit allowing a CrossFit fitness center to operate out of the former Twin Rivers Archery location, which had been zoned for industrial use.