Breezy Point: City receives residents' petition to 'detach'

The city of Breezy Point received a petition from some residents on Ossawinnamakee Road to detach from the city and become a part of Ideal Township.


In its Monday, May 3, meeting, the Breezy Point City Council discussed a new request from some residents on Ossawinnamakee Road to detach from the city and become a part of Ideal Township.

The council adopted a resolution denouncing the request.

“Monday of last week, without any heads-up, I received a new petition to detach from the city for the parcels on the north side of Lake Ossawinnamakee. They added some additional parcels … and made some technical corrections so people knew what they were signing,” City Administrator Patrick Wussow said. “I spoke to the state about this for a good half-hour… the point is we need to get this to a hearing.

“This is residential land in the city of Breezy Point. When the city was created, this was part of Breezy Point. It was never Ideal Township. City staff would like to get to a hearing so we can present this to a judge rather than worrying about minute details.”

In February, the council decided against approving one neighborhood's request to detach from the city and become part of Ideal Township in part due to errors in a petition they were given with 61 signatures on it.


In other action May 3, the council:

  • Approved the purchase of new playground fall protection material from Midwest Playscapes, with costs not to exceed $8,480. New playground equipment is scheduled to be installed Tuesday, June 1.

  • Approved a feasibility study for a potential community center to be completed by Widseth engineering firm for an estimated $38,500.

“This course of action does not mean we are getting (a community center) next year,” council member Michael Moroni said. “This is a long-term project, but this is a great step forward and I am excited to at least take this step.”

  • Agreed to classify 15 tax-forfeited parcels in Breezy Point as “non-conservation” parcels, allowing Crow Wing County to sell the parcels in a future public auction.

In April, the Breezy Point Police Department responded to 152 incidents, an increase of 48 from April 2020. Among the incidents were two crashes, two thefts, three fires and a traffic arrest.
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Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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