The salary of the mayor, city council and public utility commission will remain unchanged. The New Ulm City Council reviewed salaries amounts Tuesday and chose to maintain the current figures. The last changes to these salaries were effective Jan. 1, 2013. Currently, salaries are $10,500 for the mayor, $8,000 for councilors and $6,000 for commissioners. Aluminum Hermann the German monument signs will be placed next to the Willkommen signs at the entrance to New Ulm. The Hermann sign contains the message “New Ulm Strong,” the tagline for the city during the COVID-19 pandemic. The council authorized the purchase of a trained canine from McDonough Police K-9 for $17,500. Last year, the New Ulm police department retired the city’s former police dog due to medical issues.