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Council OKs building a dog park

Kraft parking restrictions

August 23, 2012
The Journal

Kraft parking restrictions

By Josh Moniz

Staff Writer

NEW ULM - The New Ulm City Council authorized the City of New Ulm to proceed with seeking to build a dog park in New Ulm.

The long-sought park has been a big item on the New Ulm Park and Recreation Department's list of project for years. The final location of the dog park has not yet been established because Park and Recreation has been working with dog park enthusiasts to pick the best location. The final site will have to come before the Council for final approval before building.

The proposed park will be funded entirely by money raised by the supporters of the park. The design will call for two fenced off areas: one for large dogs and one for small dogs. The care of the park will be on the dog park users.

The Council also approved restricting parking on the east side of Bridge Street at the entrance of the Kraft building.

The affected area will now be a no parking zone, similar to the other side of the street. A Kraft representative requested the change because several parked cars limited the line-of-sight for exiting vehicles, resulting in several close calls.

Finally, the Council approved a $1,400 request from the New Ulm Arts and Collections Advisory Board to apply for grant for a new cataloguing system.

The system will help create an efficient system for every piece of art or memorabilia in the City of New Ulm's various collections, including the Fred Johnson Collection. The software is expected to cost $2,800 and the Board needed funds up front to apply for a Prairie Lake Regional Art Council grant.

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