Breezy Point: Council agrees to replace playground
In its regular meeting on Monday, March 1, the Breezy Point City Council agreed to replace the existing playground equipment at the City Hall Park.
In its regular meeting Monday, March 1, the Breezy Point City Council agreed to replace the existing playground equipment at the City Hall Park.
The city budgeted funds in 2020 and 2021 to either replace the equipment or expand the city’s disc golf course, but the Park and Recreation Committee recently voted unanimously to recommend replacing the playground equipment as much of it is more than 20 years old, receives a lot of use and is very visible to the public.
The cost of the playground equipment is not to exceed $140,000.
The council also discussed its proposed short-term rental ordinance. After a policy was drafted by the city’s short-term rental task force, that committee then recommended public hearings take place regarding the ordinance.
The council also expressed unanimous interest and then agreed to call for the city to host a series of public meetings - proposed for May 3, July 6 and Sept. 7 - to allow for as much public input as possible.
In other action Monday, the council:
Heard a request from Realtor Kari Asuncion asking the city to enter into a listing agreement for a city-owned lot adjacent to Weavers Point Road. Since the city typically sends out a request for bids when it has an interest in selling city property, the council agreed to allow staff to research and reconsider the city policy.
Agreed to accept the high bid of $55,001 for the sale of the city’s CAT 135H motor road grader.
Agreed to purchase a new boiler to replace a now-defective boiler that provides in-floor heat to the police garage, evidence garage and fire hall. The council accepted a bid from Gilman Heating and Air for $6,720.
Learned that in February, the Breezy Point Police Department responded to 113 incidents, a decrease of 17 from February 2020. Among the incidents were two crashes and 27 traffic stops.
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