In its Monday, Nov. 2, meeting the Breezy Point City Council unanimously voted to give the mayor and council members a pay increase of $50 per month.

Previously, the mayor made $300 per month while council members earned $250 per month - the lowest in Crow Wing County among similarly sized cities. The increase brings their pay in line with that of the governing bodies of Pequot Lakes and Nisswa.

The council also adopted an updated fee schedule for 2021, but decided to forgo charging a fee to use the disc golf course for tournaments.

“We don’t charge for use of the parks,” Mayor Tom Lillelhei said. “We only charge for use of the pavilion. At the disc golf course, we don’t have any pavilions yet.”

Changes made to the fee schedule include a decrease in liquor license fees and an increase to golf cart fees.

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In other action Monday, the council:

  • Voted to conduct a special meeting to canvass election results at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

  • Approved liquor licenses for the coming year for the Commander, JJ’s, Breezy Point Resort, Antlers, Deacon’s Lodge, Pelican Square and Billy’s Bar & Grill.

  • Agreed to submit a request for proposals for road improvements to Buschmann Road, Akerson Road, Nelson Road and Wild Acres.

  • Finalized approved usages of CARES Act funds totaling $187,432.25.

In October, the Breezy Point Police Department responded to 163 incidents - a decrease of 25 from October 2019. Among the incidents were five crashes, one fire and one traffic arrest.

Dan Determan may be reached at 218-855-5879 or dan.determan@pineandlakes.com. Follow him on Facebook and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@PEJ_Dan.