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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

City Hall Offices Closed for Holiday                       Friday         Dec. 23      Closed
City Hall Offices Closed for Holiday                       Monday      Dec. 26      Closed

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Merry Christmas!

City offices will be closed on Friday, December 23 for Christmas Eve and Monday, December 26 for Christmas Day. From all of us at the City of Wayzata, we wish you a safe, healthy, and Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays!
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Klapprich Ice Rink Opening for Season!
Good news!! Klapprich ice rink and warming house will open for the season officially on Thursday, December 22. The warming house and skating rink will be open with an attendant on duty, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and days when Wayzata public schools are not in session; when school resumes, the rink and warming house will be open weekdays from 3 to 10 p.m. Contact the City of Wayzata’s Parks Department at 952-404-5366 if you have any questions about Klapprich Park or the skating rink.

Finish Your Christmas Shopping List by Supporting Local Wayzata Businesses!

Shop, Eat and Enjoy Wayzata Wonderland! Be sure to shop, eat, enjoy Wayzata merchants this holiday season!

Mill Street Parking Structure

Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) and their subcontractors continue work on the Mill Street Parking Structure project.  Veit and A&P have finalized soil corrections along the south edge of the proposed ramp and have started forming the footings.  In fact, the first section of footing was poured last Friday.  Concrete trucks will be making deliveries regularly as footing construction continues. Finally, Veit will begin importing soil to the site to create a level working area for the work on the proposed retaining wall.  This work requires the delivery of a significant amount of fill material.  There will be approximately 50 trucks/day entering and exiting the site at Broadway Avenue and Mill Street once fill deliveries begin.  The current loading zone on Broadway Avenue will be used to stage trucks.

For details on the parking mitigation during the project, go to


Free Valet Service

Did you know that there is FREE valet service during the parking ramp construction? Conveniently located for those shopping or going out to eat at a restaurant off Lake Street.
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Ask the Mayor
Watch the Ask the Mayor December 2016 edition and get the latest on all things Wayzata with Mayor Willcox! Hear about the process for making ice at Klapprich skating rink (opening soon for the season), information about renewing your passport at Wayzata Motor Vehicle, and hear about some city project updates including a look ahead to what is coming in 2017.
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Technology Help at Wayzata Library

Technology Volunteer
Get one-on-one help with technology questions about computers, devices, and the internet.

  • Every Tuesday 4-5 p.m.
E-reader Clinics
Curious about accessing library resources and ebooks on your electronic devices? Here's your chance for some one-on-one help!
  • January 4th, 2-4 p.m.
  • January 9th, 6-8 p.m.
Senior Surf
Learn computer basics, how to navigate and search the Internet and how to access websites of interest to seniors. Get hands-on computer experience with help from representatives of the Senior LinkAge Line®. To register call 612-513-6150.
  • February 15th, 10 a.m.-noon

Department Updates:

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Renewals and Applications

Canoe, kayak and paddle board rack renewal applications for 2017 were mailed in November to current rack holders. Canoe, kayak and paddle board rack lottery applications are due before the close of business on the second Tuesday in January. For more information, visit or call Sharon at Wayzata City Hall 952-404-5306.

boat slips
Boat slip renewal applications for 2017 were also mailed in November to current slip holders. The deadline for boat slip renewal applications and boat slip lottery applications is the second Tuesday in January. The lottery drawing for the 2017 open boat slips will take place on the first Tuesday in February. Residents are strongly encouraged to submit their applications earlier than the advertised application deadline. Visit for more information about the application process and to obtain a boat slip lottery application. Call Sharon at 952-404-5306 with any questions.


Be a Hydrant Hero--Adopt A Hydrant!

In the event of a fire emergency during the winter, could firefighters find the hydrant near your home -- or does it get buried under a snow pile? By shoveling snow from your nearest hydrant, you help it remain visible and give firefighters faster access to the hydrant during an emergency, greatly decreasing response times. There is no need to notify the City about a hydrant you have a adopted because this is an informal, volunteer program. The Wayzata Fire Department, Police Department, City staff and elected officials thank you for helping to keep Wayzata safe!

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Motor Vehicle


Passport applicants are encouraged to apply for or renew U.S. passports well ahead of planned travel, as longer-than-average wait times are anticipated for passport processing in 2017. One of the biggest things you can do to help prepare for the coming surge in 2017 is to spread the word to apply early.


Passports are taking  6 weeks to process and receive. Schedule your passport appointment now if you have future travel plans! 

Please visit to schedule your passport appointment online and get the full list of availability, hours and instructions.

Any questions or concerns, please contact the Motor Vehicle Department directly at 952-404-5320.


Officers responded to 11 motor vehicle crashes and made two DWI arrests during the week.
A former Long Lake man was charged this week in Hennepin County District Court with two counts of 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct.  The crimes occurred over a three year period between 2000 and 2003.  The victim in the case was between 10 and 13 years old at the time.
The department is processing many dog licenses.  All dogs over the age of six months are required to be licensed through the city.  Dog license application forms are online available at The fee is $20 per dog for a one year license or $30 per dog for a two year license.  A current rabies certificate must be presented at the time of submission. 
Officers from the department say thank you to all who have wished us well this holiday season, either with kind words, an assortment of treats, or both.  A couple notable thank yous to the officers came this week in the form of donations to the Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition.  One donation was for $200.  The second donation was for $5,000!

Public Works

Miscellaneous Public Works
Randy’s Environmental Services will be servicing our residential customers on Monday, December 26th and Monday, January 2nd.
Garbage stickers for extra garbage over your level of service are available at City Hall for $3.00 each. Each sticker buys the equivalent of a 30 gallon garbage can.
Randy’s will also collect holiday lights and electrical cords again this year. Simply put them in your recycling cart.
Wayzata Public Works will start the week of January 3 curb side pick-up of Christmas trees and spruce tops. Before placing your tree at the curb, please remove all nails, screws, wires, tree stands, tinsel, plastic bags, glass, and metal decorations. Wreaths are not accepted. Fun fact: the trees are reused in the courses at the Chilly Open.


Wayzata Bar & Grill

Holiday Hours:
December 24:  11am-3pm
December 25:  Closed
Happy Holidays from all of us!
Need last minute gifts and stocking stuffers?
Gift cards to the rescue!
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Want a hometown New Year's Eve? 
Save the date for our annual bash with Mark Stary and Brian Johnson.  These guys have been rocking the Muni on NYE for a couple of years now! 8-11p.m.! No cover charge. Cheers, Wayzata!


Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Happy Holidays!  We appreciate your patronage!
Holiday Hours:
December 24:  9a.m.-4p.m.
December 25:  Closed
Holiday Wine Tasting, Sat. Dec. 24, 2-4p.m.
Piatelli!  Great wines from Argentina.


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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