NEW ULM – New Ulm City Council has approved an application to rezone the 2010 S. Broadway property as a service business district.
The Planning Commission had previously recommended approving Christopher and Laura Williams’ request to change the zoning of the business district limited to the service business district (B-2).
By reclassifying the property, a plumbing company could operate from the location. Williams operated a plumbing business from a residential home under a home business license.
The city classifies the house on this property as a legal non-conforming use property. Community development director David Schnobrich said the house was built in 1957, more than a decade before the city’s zoning code was established.
The property was originally zoned as a Service Business District (B-2) but was changed to a Limited Business District (B-1) in 2012. In approving this change, council returned the property to its original zoning classification.
The council unanimously approved the rezoning motion and asking the city attorney to prepare an order for this purpose.
A resolution was approved by the council for an MN / DOT aviation grant. The grant would be used for the reconstruction of the hangar pavement at New Ulm Municipal Airport. The council had previously approved the project. The federal grant of $ 297,847 has already been approved. The MN / DOT grant is the state companion of the federal grant and amounts to $ 49,767.04. The city is responsible for $ 21,328.73 of the cost.
The board went into a closed session to discuss the bargaining strategy with local union groups AFSCME # 1204 and LELS # 150 and discuss a study on pay and classification.