In its Monday, Aug. 5, meeting, the Breezy Point City Council ordered improvements to the road and sanitary sewer on Whitebirch Drive, Papago Circle, Suffolk Circle and Suffolk Drive.

The council awarded the project to Northern Line Contracting at a bid price of $905,651.35 - the lowest of 10 bids received.

The council also approved an ordinance including apartments and rental units as conditional uses within the city’s commercial zone. The previous ordinance allowed them only in the resort commercial and multi-family residential districts.

In other action, the council:

  • Agreed to budget requests from the Initiative Foundation and the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation.
  • Accepted a letter of request from the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club for the city to provide sanitary sewer. No action has yet been taken on fulfilling the request.
  • Awarded Officer Joe Garcia and police intern Nate Peters with lifesaving awards.

In July, the Breezy Point Police Department responded to 244 incidents, an increase of 11 from the previous year. Among the incidents were seven traffic arrests, nine crashes and four thefts.

Following the regular meeting, the council moved into a closed session to conduct a performance review of City Administrator Patrick Wussow.