The New Ulm City Council tabled a discussion about a fence on private property on Summit Avenue in violation of the 30 foot setback from the street. Homeowners Jason and Beth Vavra explained they received the wrong information about the height and setback easments for the fence when applying for a permit at the city hall. The fence stands 6 feet tall, and is not at least 30 feet back from the street. Building inspector Elwood Zable was not at Tuesday evening’s meeting. The approval of the fence with conditions was recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission, but councillors felt they would like to talk to Zable before making a decision on approving the fence. The Vavra’s already built the fence because they were told at city hall that the permit would most likely get approved and they could go ahead and start with construction.


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