Breezy Point: Council approves preliminary budget, levy
The council also hosted its final scheduled public hearing regarding the city’s short-term rental policy.
In its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, the Breezy Point City Council unanimously approved the city’s preliminary levy for 2022.
If the preliminary levy does not change in December when the council approves the final levy, the city would operate with a total levy of $2,747,401, which is an increase of $254,570 from 2021.
In December, the council’s final levy cannot exceed that amount, but it can be decreased.
The council also hosted its final scheduled public hearing regarding the city’s short-term rental policy. Four residents spoke during the hearing, with some expressing concerns over conflicting language in the policy, as well as a potential grandfather clause for certain properties.
In other action Sept. 7, the council:
Agreed to a resolution revising the organization of city council committee and liaison positions, a move made necessary by the arrival of Tom Lillehei on the council. Lillehei now becomes the council’s liaison to the public works department and the planning commission, and will also serve on the city’s technology and roads committees.
Approved the purchase of a new air conditioner for city hall for $3,700.
Approved the purchase and installation of new identification lettering for the city’s public works building, costing the city just under $5,700.
Mayor Todd Roggenkamp attended the meeting remotely.
In August, the Breezy Point Police Department responded to 239 incidents, an increase of 34 from August 2020. Among the incidents were four traffic arrests, four crashes, three thefts and one fire.
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