Breezy Point City Council member Scott Willer issued his resignation to the council Friday, Nov. 8, after more than 13 years on the council.
Willer’s wife, Vicki, who previously worked for the city of Breezy Point, is the city administrator in Sauk Centre, and Willer closed the sale on his Breezy Point home Nov. 8 to move to Sauk Centre and be with his family.
Willer was on the city council for 10 years, then off the council for around six years when he was an active member of the parks and recreation committee. He was then re-elected to the council for a four-year term in 2010.
He said highlights of his council career include building the public safety building and the playground.
“I’m extremely proud of the park system. I worked very hard to build that playground,” Willer said, adding he’ll drive back to Breezy Point as the new fishing boardwalk is built to see how things are going.
“My proudest thing is doing the parks for the kids. Whenever I drive by the playground and see it full of kids, which is most of the time in the summer, you realize you did a good thing,” he said.
While he’s proud of accomplishments in the parks department, Willer said what he’ll miss the most is his career as a bus driver for the Pequot Lakes School District. He’s been driving a school bus there for 21 years.
“That’s going to be the hardest part is leaving my kids, because they become kind of like an extended family,” he said.
Willer currently has an apartment in the city where he’ll live until the end of the month. His resignation from the council was effective Nov. 8.
Breezy Point City Hall is accepting letters of interest for anyone who is interested in joining the council.
Willer said his wife moved to Sauk Centre eight years ago, and the two have been going back and forth on weekends since then. He’s looking forward to rejoining his family.
“I’m looking forward to a new start,” he said.