NEW ULM - The New Ulm City Council will consider a conditional use permit request allowing the use of the former Tauschek's Grocery at 526 S. Minnesota St. as a food cooperative.
The request by the New Ulm Community Market and Cooperative will amend an existing historic building Conditional Use Permit to allow the building to be used as a cooperative grocery store.
The city had previously issued a CUP to allow the operation of a quilt shop on the property.
The permit was approved by New Ulm Planning Commission at its Jan. 30 meeting.
In other business, the council will hear a report on the 2013 Archery Deer Hunt control program, make appointments to the Economic Development Authority and the Heritage Preservation Commission.
The council will also consider declaring a New Ulm Police Department Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun as property surplus, allowing former NUPD Cpl. Andrew Leif to purchase the weapon, which he had been assigned for the past eight years. Leif would provide payment for a new Smith & Wesson M&P .40 cal. handgun and a transfer fee.
The city will also approve accepting an Orion GPS Tracking System from the Eagan Police Department. The system would be used for covert, court-ordered tracking of criminal suspects.