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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Boat Slip Renewal and Lottery Application Deadline   Tues.    Jan. 10    4:30 p.m.
Canoe/Kayak Rack Renewal and Lottery App. Deadline Tues. Jan. 10    4:30 p.m.

Heritage Preservation Board Meeting                            Tues.  Jan. 10      7 p.m.

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Welcome Incumbent Mayor and New Council Members
Mayor Ken Willcox and Councilors Dan Koch and Alex Plechash took the Oath of Office during the January 3 City Council meeting at City Hall. Rebroadcasts of the meeting airs on Wayzata Community Television for Mediacom Customers (Channels 808 HD and 8 SD or digital channels 107.2 HD and 107.1 SD). OnDemand recordings of the meetings are available on our website,

Bushaway Road Trail

Many residents may wonder why the new trail along Bushaway Road has not been plowed this year. The primary reason is that Hennepin County is not, technically, finished with their road improvements and have not officially turned maintenance responsibility over to the City of Wayzata. That being said, the City has spoken to Hennepin County and will begin winter maintenance on the trail between Wayzata Blvd. and McGinty Road/Eastman Lane. The trail south of McGinty Road/Eastman Lane will not be maintained, this season, as the cable railing along the causeway is not yet complete, and was recently damaged. The entire trail will be maintained during the winters, beginning next year. We appreciate the public’s patience and cooperation.
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Boat Slip Renewal and Lottery Applications

The deadline for boat slip renewal applications and boat slip lottery applications are due before 4:30 on January 10. The lottery drawing for the 2017 open boat slips will take place on the first Tuesday in February. 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.
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Canoe, Kayak and Paddle Board Rack Renewals and Lottery Applications 2017

Canoe, kayak and paddle board rack lottery applications are due before 4:30 on January 10. For more information, visit or call Sharon at Wayzata City Hall 952-404-5306.

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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 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.

Chilly Open Registration Underway

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!

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

Find out more about the event at

Department Updates:


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.


The Wayzata Fire Department had 17 total calls for service in the month of December and 295 calls for service for the year 2016.


The icy roads contributed to five crashes in 90 minutes in Wayzata on Thursday morning.
Officers responded to the report of an unconscious female at her residence.  Life saving efforts were unsuccessful and the 58 year-old Wayzata woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The case is under investigation.
Initial interviews were conducted for the part-time Records Clerk position.  Second interviews will take place next week.

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 continue the installation of footings and columns along the south edge of the ramp.  Over the holidays, the contractor delivered a significant amount of fill material to create a level working area for the work on the proposed retaining wall.  This retaining wall installation is anticipated to begin late this week and continue through February.  Concrete trucks will be making deliveries regularly as footing and retaining wall construction continues.

In the center of the photo, the backhoe and crane are preparing for retaining wall construction.   To the right of the photo, columns are starting to rise from the site along the south edge of the ramp. Photo Credit: Kevin Klapprich
In the center of the photo, the backhoe and crane are preparing for retaining wall construction. To the right of the photo, columns are starting to rise from the site along the south edge of the ramp. Photo Credit: Kevin Klapprich

Open to Business

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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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Wayzata Bar & Grill

Sunday Football Specials

Come watch the Wild Card games at the Wayzata Bar & Grill! Take advantage of our football specials running on Sunday. Try our chicken wings, one full pound of meaty chicken goodness, only 7 bucks. Bloody Mary's, only $3.50! Yum!
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Live Music January 12, 8-11p.m.

Modern Country Rock, High energy, vocal harmony, great songs & good times! Stop in to the Wayzata Bar & Grill for live music with Shane Martin! As always, no cover charge.

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Free Wine Tasting! 

Make it a New Year's Resolution to stop in to our FREE tastings.There is no better way to learn more about the products we carry, ask questions and educate your palate!
  • January 6, 5-7pm, Stop in for a taste of our Wine of the Month for January! Join us as we taste Zuccardi!

Call for Delivery

Why go out in the cold when we deliver? Give us a call 952-473-7191 to place your order.


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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