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Primetime to hold outdoor concert

The Breezy Point City Council unanimously approved a special use permit Monday night, Aug. 5, for Primetime restaurant to hold an outdoor concert featuring four bands at the base of the tubing hill in Breezy Point.

The concert will be from 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Bands will include Circle of Heat, John Wayne and the Pain, God Johnson and Aitus, and each band will play for two hours.

The council agreed no parking signs would be put up on Ski Chalet Drive and Terminal Road, and parking would not be allowed in the cemetery. Overflow parking would be allowed on Airport Road and Four Seasons Place.

Representing Primetime, Brian Martin told the council he expects to have around 300 people attend the concert. Breezy Point Police Chief Kevin Merschman said that with that many attendants, he doesn’t expect to need any extra police coverage that night.

Public safety

In July, the Breezy Point Police Department reported a total of 248 calls to service, including 58 traffic-related, one traffic arrest, 34 agency assists, 16 animal related, 11 thefts, eight accidents and 101 miscellaneous.

In other business Monday, the council:

• Agreed to an animal control contract with Animal Control Enforcement Services. The contract included an annual rate increase of $280.80. The service received a total of 41 animal calls in 2012, and responded to 25 that year. So far this year they’ve received 27 calls and responded to nine.

• Agreed to maintain its municipal tort liability with the League of Minnesota Cities.

• Agreed to purchase a new squad car for the police department. The department will replace a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria with a 2013 Police Interceptor all-wheel-drive sedan. The department budgeted $36,000 total for the purchase.