The New Ulm City Council established a committee to determine the future of the downtown holiday garland. The committee will consist of citizens, city staff, city councilors and downtown business owners. The council also considered approving an initial assessment of the anchorage points on downtown Minnesota Street, which are used to hang the garland. The assessment would be conducted by Bolton and Menk and could cost up to $7000. The assessment would include a review of blue prints for the existing buildings, site visits of the building and the final findings and recommendations. The council decided to hold off on approving the assessment until it was determined if the downtown businesses wanted to participate.