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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

City Hall Offices Closed for Holiday             Monday           Jan. 2               Closed
Wayzata City Council Meeting                      Tuesday           Jan. 3               7 p.m.
Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting     Wednesday     Jan. 4               7 p.m.

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Happy New Year!

City offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, in observance for New Year’s Day. We wish you a safe, healthy and Happy New Year!

Randy’s Environmental Services collection for residential customers will be on Monday, January 2nd.

Compost Site Permit Change

New in 2017! The City combined the permits for beach parking and the compost site. What this means is Wayzata residents can now use their beach parking permit to park in the spots closest to the beach and use the permit for access into the compost site at Wayzata Public Works.
Residents must bring a driver’s license and license plate numbers to City Hall to obtain an annual permit. For more information about Beach Parking & Compost Site Permits, contact City Hall at 952-404-5300.

Christmas Tree Pick Up

Wayzata Public Works will start the week of January 3 curbside 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.
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Technology Help at the 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

Save the Date: Wayzata Reads Discussion

Wayzata Reads, a reading and sharing experience for the whole community, is slated for March 9, 7-8 p.m., in the Community Room at Wayzata City Hall. This year’s read is Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman. Visit for more information.

Registration Underway for Chilly Open

Cinema & Skates
Friday, Feb. 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Wayzata Beach & Wayzata Bay
free non-ticketed event

Golf Tournament
Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka
Click Here to Register

Since 1984, thousands of hearty Minnesotans head to Lake Minnetonka for this unique frozen golf event to celebrate our "chilly" winter season! Three 9+ hole golf courses are carved out on the ice. Hundreds of golfers come from all around with their golf clubs and hockey sticks to putt with tennis balls all around Wayzata Bay!

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 slip
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.

Building Inspections

Mill Street Parking Structure
Inspections for footings, foundation and columns have started on the southeast side of the structure.
Building Permits
A new home building permit will be issued for 320 Ferndale Rd. S. this coming week.

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.


Initial interviews for the part-time records clerk position are scheduled for January 4th.  Second interviews will likely take place the following week with an anticipated start in the first half of February. 
A 53 year-old Plymouth woman was arrested for criminal damage to property and DWI.  She reportedly broke a window at her ex-husband’s residence with a hammer and then left the scene in her vehicle.  She was located a short time later and stopped.  She was intoxicated and was bleeding from a laceration to her hand.  She was arrested for DWI and Criminal Damage to Property.  She was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment to the laceration and then to Hennepin County Jail.

Public Works

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.  Concrete trucks will be making deliveries regularly as footing construction continues.  Finally, Veit will be 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.  The current loading zone on Broadway Avenue will be used to stage trucks.

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


Miscellaneous Public Works
Randy’s Environmental Services will be servicing our residential customers on 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 Bar & Grill

Rock in the New Year
Join us on New Year's Eve for some great live music and some great beer! Mark Stary and Brian Johnson are in the house, starting at 8pm! No cover charge!
happy new year

Happy New Year!
We are closed New Year’s Day so our staff can enjoy the holiday with their families. We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support! Have a Happy New Year!
Free Live Music
Thursday, Jan. 5, 8-11pm
Join us for live music with Dan Israel! No cover charge and late night happy hour.

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Cheers to 2017!
Looking for something special to ring in 2017? Stop in to Wayzata Wine & Spirits and our staff will help you find the perfect bottle to toast in the New Year! We are open until 10p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
January Wine of the Month: Zuccardi
Take a trip to Argentina with our wine of the month, Zuccardi!

The combination of multiple microclimates in their vineyards - Piedra Infinita, Canal Uco, Los Membrillos, Vista Flores, San Pablo, Santa Rosa combined with varying altitudes, types of soil and the care of the vineyard, results in multiple terroirs. Zuccardi uses their knowledge to interpret each faithfully and express the essence of their origin and the unique and perfect combination of climate, soil, altitude and human interaction.
The wine range featured for our wine of the month include:
  • Serie A - The Argentine Series which reveals the richness of the soil and microclimate.
  • Q - The range stems from the practice of marking the wine with a 'Q' for Quality.
Several varietals are on sale.
Zuccardi A Malbec:  $16.99, sale $13.99
Zuccardi A Torrontes:  $16.99, sale $13.99
Zuccardi A Cabernet Sauvignon:  $16.99, sale $13.99
Zuccardi Q Malbec:  $25.99, sale $21.99
Insight beer
January Beer of the Month: Insight Brewing
A Minneapolis local craft brewery winning beer geek praise and awards!
We're stocking Devil's Companion, Lambton Dragon, Hell Chicken, Sunken City, Dankbot, and Troll Way for our January promotion.
Devil's Companion and Lambton Dragon 4pks Reg. $7.99, Sale $5.99
Hell Chicken, Sunken City, Dankbot, and Troll Way 4pks Reg. $9.99, Sale, $7.99
spirit of the month
January Spirit of the Month: Blysk Vodka
Blysk Vodka is distilled at one of the most traditional distilleries in Poland dating back to 1827. Distilled six times, Blysk has a smooth taste and finish.
Blysk Vodka 750ml Reg. 17.99, Sale $12.99


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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