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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting                  Mon.         Feb. 27             7 p.m.

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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 Effect 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
Ask the Mayor

Watch the latest Ask the Mayor

Watch the Ask the Mayor February edition and get the latest details on all things Wayzata with Mayor Willcox! Hear about the summer parks programs, how you can protect your ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer and get updates on city projects with the city manager.
whs speech team

Wayzata High School Speech Team

Wayzata Library, 620 Rice Street E.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 27– Original Oratory & Extemporaneous Speaking

Wednesday, Mar. 1 – Oral Interpretation
Wednesday, Mar. 8 – Informative & Great Speeches

Join us for speeches performed by the Wayzata High School Speech Team!  This is a unique experience for members of the public to attend these performances. Don’t miss it!
kids read aloud book club

Kids Read Aloud Book Club

Mondays, March 6-27, 4-5 p.m.
Wayzata Library, 620 Rice Street E.
Grades 1-5. Join other kids to talk about a great book. No pre-reading required! We will share and discuss a book and enjoy activities. Lending copies will be available during book club. Registration not required.
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 observe 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 this weekend. The event is sponsored by the Parks and Trails Board.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:00p.m. in the BIG WOODS PRESERVE
-the 1200 block of Wayzata Blvd.-north side just east of Colonial Square.

Department Updates:


The Planning Commission will be meeting on Monday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m. The agenda includes review of the Gardner Place subdivision application at 350 Gardner St. E., and the City's telecommunications tower at Wayzata West Middle School.

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, north, and west sides of the ramp continues.  The installation of formwork between these posts, which supports both tie-backs and the concrete fascia is nearing completion.  A&P has now begun the installation of the waterproofing and formwork for the concrete fascia of the retaining wall, beginning on the northeast corner of the site.  Additionally, A&P is installing footings and columns along both the center and north edge of the site. The first deck pour is scheduled for mid-March.

Installation of the wood lagging and waterproofing along the north side of the site (2-23-17).
Installation of the wood lagging and waterproofing along the north side of the site (2-23-17).
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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.

2017 Pond Maintenance Project – Glenbrook Ponding Area

Meyer Contracting, Inc. has been hired by the City of Wayzata to perform the 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.  Because of the warmer temperatures and the early onset of seasonal road restrictions, the contractor will not be starting this work until April, at the earliest.

Klapprich Skating Rink

The Klapprich Park skating rink has been closed for the season.

Seasonal Road Restrictions

Wayzata’s Seasonal Road Restrictions went into effect on 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 seasonal road restrictions can be found below.

2017 Seasonal Road Restrictions
2017 Seasonal Road Restriction Map

Well #3 Maintenance

The City has hired E.H. Renner and Sons to perform the maintenance of Well #3, located in Klapprich Park.  This project primarily consists of the inspection, rehabilitation, and preventative maintenance of the well pump and motor, and casing pipe.

Well #3 Maintenance
Well #3 Maintenance

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Welcome Jenny Rovolis
We would like to welcome Jenny Rovolis who has been promoted to Bar Manager at the Wayzata Bar & Grill. Jenny has been with the City of Wayzata since September 2012. Jenny brings enthusiasm and energy to our team and we feel her knowledge, experience and dedication will be invaluable assets to the liquor operation as well as the community of Wayzata. She has already established a positive rapport with our guests and staff and we look forward to watching her grow in her new career. We are excited to have her on board and look forward to her contributions moving into 2017 and beyond.
live music

Live Music for March 2, 8-11 p.m.

Join us for live music with Tommy Reycraft!
No cover charge! Late night happy hour 9-11 p.m.


New Menu Items

Wayzata Bar & Grill just rolled out new menu items! Stop in and try a new appetizer, salad, sandwich, or entree today.

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Uppercut Cabernet Sauv.
Reg. $24.99  Sale $17.99

Check out what's on sale this week! While supplies last.

Anew Pinot
Anew Pinot Grigio
Reg. $24.99 Sale $17.99
wine tasting

Free Wine Tasting!

Free Wine Tasting!
February 24, 5-7p.m.
Check out the award-winning cold-climate wines from our friends at Parley Lake! Stop in and we will pour you a sample.

NEW products in store:

Svedka Blue Raspberry
Svedka Blue Rasberry liters $13.99
Blue Chair Bay Key Lime Rum Cream
750 ML $18.99
Fleur du Mer Rose
Fleur du Mer Rose
Domaine Lafond Tavel Rose 91 Points
A by Acacia Rose

Text WWS to 57711

Join our free text club to receive exclusive offers from Wayzata Wine & Spirits!
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Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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