In its Monday, July 1, meeting, the Breezy Point City Council unanimously approved a resolution acknowledging the receipt of 10 bids for various road improvement projects.

The bids are for paving sanitary sewer projects for Whitebirch Drive, Papago Circle, Suffolk Drive and Suffolk Circle.

The lowest bid reviewed came in at $905,651.35.

“Back in February, we had an estimate of project costs valuated at $1.3 million, so coming in at almost $400,000 less is phenomenal,” council member Michael Moroni said.

A hearing on the project will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at city hall. At that time, all property owners affected by the projects can provide their thoughts on the assessment before further action is taken.

In other action, the council:

  • Approved a finalized agreement with the police union, effective Jan. 1, 2020, until Dec. 31, 2022. The union had already signed the contract.
  • Accepted the resignation of Officer Elisha Dwyer, who left the department for “family reasons,” and agreed to approve the hiring of Dan Sathre. Sathre had previously worked for the Breezy Point Police Department beginning in 2002, and was the first paramedic the department hired.
  • Adopted a sexual assault investigation policy, in accordance with a new state law requiring such.

In June, the Breezy Point Police Department responded to 176 incidents, an increase of 11 from June 2018. Among the incidents were four traffic arrests, two crashes, three thefts and one fire.

Mayor Tom Lillihei was not in attendance. Moroni served as acting mayor in his place.