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Council to consider non-union employee wage increase, tax abatement for Frontier Labs

December 4, 2012
The Journal

NEW ULM - The New Ulm City Council will meet today at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

The Council will consider approving 2.4 percent general wage increase for non-unionized, full-time City employees with no change in benefits for 2013 and a 2.4 percent fee schedule increase for the City Attorney's Office for 2013.

Non-union employees have had their wages held back from similar wage increases for union City employees in the last few years due to budget constraints.

The Council will also receive a report on establishing a tax abatement for Frontier Labs and consider setting a Public Hearing for the program. Frontier Labs is seeking to build a new agricultural testing lab at 6 Somsen St. The tax abatement program is sought to finance improvements to the proposed facility. The City's share would cut $4,114 per year and Brown County's share would cut $2,654 per year. The program would also carry a Development Agreement to establish a yet-to-be-determined number of new jobs.



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