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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

City Hall Offices Closed for Holiday              Mon.           Feb. 20        Closed All Day
Wayzata City Council Meeting                       Tues.           Feb. 21             7 p.m.

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Presidents Day

Presidents’ Day—City Hall Closed

City Hall will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Register for the State of the City Address

You are invited to attend the State of the City luncheon on Wednesday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (program starts at noon) at the Wayzata Country Club. Mayor Ken Willcox will share updates on various projects and happenings in Wayzata including the new parking structure plus... updates from Kathy Coward from the Lake Minnetonka Conservancy. The event is co-hosted by the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce and the Wayzata Rotary. To register for the luncheon, go to the Wayzata Chamber’s website at
maple sugaring

Learn How To Tap Maple Trees

Spring is in the air and the temperatures are just right to start tapping maple trees! The Parks and Trails Board invites you to participate in the Fifth Annual Maple Tree Tapping event in the Wayzata Big Woods and Shaver Park. Learn how to tap trees and collect the sap for boiling into maple syrup. Individuals and families interested in this fun outdoor activity will gather in the Big Woods and Shaver Park this weekend. Registration is at The event is sponsored by the Parks and Trails Board.

Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:00p.m. in the BIG WOODS PRESERVE
-the 1200 block of Wayzata Blvd.-north side just east of Colonial Square.

act out for kids

Act Out for Kids: Wizards, Witches and Ghosts!

Saturday, Feb 18, 1-2:30 p.m.

Wayzata Library, 620 Rice Street E.
Guthema Roba, librarian at Golden Valley Library and mystic poet, will lead basic mindfulness meditation blended with poetry and music. Learn how to practice and cultivate positive energy such as kindness, love, gratitude and compassion; how to work with whatever arises in daily life; how to be mindful and present with everything you do.


Homestead applications can be filed online

After moving in to your new home, you can apply for homestead online, anytime and anywhere, via the Hennepin County website.  If you qualify, you may receive a market value exclusion, which can reduce your property taxes in the following year.
Qualifying for homestead

  • You may qualify for the homestead tax reduction if you own and occupy your home as your primary residence. Some relatives of the owner may qualify if they live in the owner’s house.
  • Applications should be filed when you move into a home you own, or a relative owns, by December 1.
  • The deadline to submit the application is December 15.
Apply online
  • Sign into the Hennepin County online service at, via computer, smart phone, or tablet.
  • Complete the homestead application.
  • You can track the status of your application.
  • To protect private information, this application uses a secure server and applicant registration with email, login and password protection.
  • Information will not be shared with outside parties.
  • Your application will automatically be sent to the appropriate homestead office.

For more information, and to apply visit
For assistance please email or contact them directly at 612-348-3046.

Department Updates:

Building Inspections

The Landing
Insulation continues on the 2nd and 3rd floors while a substantial amount of drywall is completed on the 4th floor of the condominiums. In the restaurant, kitchen equipment and ceiling finishes are being installed. Exterior siding continues around the east side moving to the south.
Bellecour Restaurant
Temporary occupancy was issued last week to allow for staff training.

Public Works

Mill Street Parking Structure

Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) and their subcontractors continue work on the Mill Street Parking Structure project. The installation of the retaining wall, along the east and north side of the ramp continues, along with the process of removing the soil, working platform. The installation of formwork between these posts, which supports both tie-backs and the concrete fascia is nearing completion. A&P will now begin the installation of the concrete fascia of the retaining wall, beginning on the northeast corner of the site. Additionally, A&P will recommence the installation of footings and columns along both the center and north edge of the site.

Installation of the wood lagging and tiebacks along the north side of the site (2-15-17).
Installation of the wood lagging and tiebacks along the north side of the site (2-15-17).
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Seasonal Employment

The Public Works Department is hiring for Seasonal Workers in the Parks Department. Go to for more details and application.

Klapprich Skating Rink

Due to the forecasted warmer temperatures, the Klapprich Park skating rink continues to be closed until further notice. The Public Works Department will continue to monitor the weather to determine when and if the rink can be reopened.

Tree Trimming 

This week, the Public Works Department performed selective tree trimming to prevent damage to vehicles, City snow removal equipment, etc. in several areas throughout the City.

Seasonal Road Restrictions

The City of Wayzata follows MnDOT's schedule for imposing and removing spring road weight limit restrictions.  MnDOT has announced that the starting date for Spring Load Restrictions will be Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:01 AM.  Therefore, Wayzata’s Seasonal Road Restrictions will also go into effect beginning Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:01 AM.  Additional information can be found by calling MnDOT at 651-747-2253 or by visiting the MnDOT website.  A map indicating Wayzata’s restrictions can be found below.

Seasonal Road Restrictions

2017 Pond Maintenance Project – Glenbrook Ponding Area

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the Wayzata City Council awarded a contract to Meyer Contracting, Inc. to perform the City’s 2017 Glenbrook Pond Maintenance project.  The project proposes to remove accumulated sediment from the storm water basins, known locally as the Glenbrook Ponds.  The ponds were originally constructed in 1993-94 by the City of Wayzata and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) and are located between Wayzata Blvd and Highway 12.  The project is proposed to begin in late-February, with a final completion date in May.  A map highlighting the ponding area to be maintained can be found below.

2017 Pond Maintenance project – Glenbrook Ponds
2017 Pond Maintenance project - Glenbrook Ponds

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Since our move to 747 Mill Street back on April 28, 2011, the Wayzata Bar & Grill’s single day sales record was during James J. Hill Days on Sept. 8, 2014, with $21,870.00 in sales. The second highest sales day was at this year’s Chilly Open, Feb. 11, 2017 with $19,062.00. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Wayzata Bar & Grill during this year's Chilly Open! All profits pour back into the community and keep property taxes low in Wayzata.

Live Music February 23, 8-11 p.m.

Join us for live music with Mark Stary & Brian Johnson!
No cover charge! Late night happy hour 9-11 p.m.

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

New to the Shop!

Check out these new products hitting our store shelves this week!
New Spirits
Japanese Whisky
Nikka, Iwai Tradition, Iwai
New Beer
Fulton Barrel-Aged Patience 750mL
Fuller's ESB 4pk
New Wines
True Myth Cabernet
19Crimes Dark Red
wine tasting

Free Wine Tasting!

February Wine of the Month Tasting: Evolution Wines
February 23, 5-7p.m.
Stop in for taste of Sokol Blosser’s Evolution wines! These wines are from the Dundee region in Oregon. Pick them up all February long during the featured wine of the month pricing.

February Sale Pricing
Evolution White:  $14.99, sale $11.99
Evolution Red:  $16.99, sale $12.99
Evolution Pinot Noir:  $17.99, sale $14.99
Evolution Sparkling:  $14.99, sale $11.99

Stop in for special savings on these wines and spirits listed below:

Monnet VSOP
Monnet Cognac VSOP
Regular $39.99 Sale $35.99
Villa Maria Sauv Blanc
Villa Maria Sauv. Blanc
Reg. $13.99 Sale $9.99
Mulderbosch Sauv. Blanc
Regular $18.99 Sale $12.99
Marques Sauv Blanc
Marques Riscal Sauv. Blanc
Reg. $12.99 Sale $8.99
Ferrari Carano Merlot
Ferrari Carano Merlot
Reg. $27.99 Sale $19.99
Tecnico Tequila
Tecnico Blanco Reg. 22.99 Sale $19.99
Tecnico Reposado Reg. $25.99 Sale $22.99
Tecnico Anejo Reg. $28.99 Sale $24.99

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Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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