Noise ordinance variance, Ridgeway bonding on NU Council agenda tonight

NEW ULM – Issuing bonds for a housing project by HADC Ridgeway is on the agenda of the City Council today.

A public hearing on the project will precede the vote to approve the bonds. The project will be financed by the City’s Economic Development Authority.

The City and EDA previously allowed HADC Ridgeway to finance and then refinance in 2006 through the same process. The current project is a pass-through bond financing, and the City does not bear any responsibility for cost of issuance or repayment.

Other agenda items include:

Scheduling a public hearing for a noise variance requests. The variance will allow construction activities to occur during the night on the city tower located at the New Ulm Country Club’s golf course.

Authorizing the Wild River Academy youth group to overnight camp at Riverside Park on Thursday, June 19. The youth group will be attending the 1st Minnesota River Congress at Turner Hall. The group will arrive by canoe and will continue on its journey by canoe the following day.

Leasing of hangar space at the Municipal Airport. The lease agreement would be with the Minnesota DNR and would begin July 1, and end June 30, 2019.

Appointments to fill vacancies on two committees. The first is the appointment of Wendi Ringhofer to the Human Rights Commission to fill the unexpired term vacated by Beth Burrows. The second is the appointment of Sean Fingland to the Public Utilities Commission to fill the unexpired term vacated by Norman Melville.

The council meets at 5 p.m. at city hall.

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