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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting        Mon.      March 6        CANCELLED

Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting      Tues.      March 7          5:30-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                         Tues.     March 7          7 p.m.

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state of the city lunch

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 and 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
Wayzata High School

Wayzata High School Open House and Dedication Sunday, March 5, 2017

Wayzata High School will be hosting an open house and dedication ceremony March 5, 2017. Tours will be given of the new classroom wing, auditorium, cafeteria, and athletics additions from 2-3 p.m., followed by a formal celebration ceremony from 3-3:30 p.m.

The celebration ceremony will include choral, instrumental and theatre performances in the new auditorium.
Wayzata High School is located at 4955 Peony Lane North in Plymouth. For more information, call 763-745-6600.

Bushaway Road

Volunteer Planting Event at Bushaway Road

Great River Greening, the City of Wayzata, Cargill, and other partners are coordinating a major Earth Day and Arbor Day Community Event to plant more than 1,700 trees and perennials as part of the Bushaway Road Reconstruction by Hennepin County. This exciting event will engage 200 volunteers of all ages in landscaping a 2-mile stretch of the reconstructed Bushaway Road, a historic scenic roadway that is Wayzata’s eastern gateway to the Lake Minnetonka experience.
On Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., volunteers will gather to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting trees and perennials along Bushaway Road/Highway 101, to restore the landscape of the reconstructed stretch of this historic scenic roadway. Light breakfast, snack and lunch provided. All ages welcome, children must be supervised. Pre-registration is required, so sign up today!
Choose to Reuse

Green thinkers, unite! Check out the new Choose to Reuse website

Keep usable stuff out of the trash and obtain quality items without buying new with the Hennepin County Choose to Reuse website, The website is a gathering space for Twin Cities green thinkers that will help you make sustainable choices for everyday living.
Features of the Choose to Reuse website include:
  • A listing of more than 600 local places to sell, donate, buy, repair, rent, and share items.
  • A Google Maps function to locate reuse resources near your zip code.
  • “Spotlight on Reuse” articles that take a deep dive into reuse topics, such as cloth diapering and the negatives of fast fashion.
  • Local event highlights to keep you in the loop on area Fix-It Clinics, neighborhood garage sales, classes and more.
Choosing to reuse helps us live sustainably by reducing waste, protecting natural resources, conserving energy, preventing pollution, and saving money. With a click on a computer or smart phone, Hennepin County residents can easily learn more at the Choose to Reuse website:
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.
Wayzata Reads

Wayzata Reads

Author Talk: Thomas Maltman
Thursday, March 9, 7-8 p.m.
Wayzata City Hall

Join the community of Wayzata in reading Minnesota author Thomas Maltman’s Little Wolves.  At this event, Maltman will read from his novel, Little Wolves, which weaves together mythology, mystery, and murder on the Minnesota prairie during the 1980s. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wayzata Library.

Mediacom to Change Channel Lineup

Mediacom will be making changes to the Digital Ready TV Channel Lineup on or about Feb. 28, 2017. If your TV is not connected to a Mediacom digital box, please “auto program” or “channel rescan” your TV. For a current channel lineup, visit

Department Updates:


The Wayzata Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service for the month of February.


The department is completing background checks for multiple liquor licenses.
Police were called to the report of an unresponsive male in an apartment in the 300 block of Brown Road North in Long Lake. Despite extensive life saving efforts, the 54 year-old Long Lake resident was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death appears to be natural causes, but the case is under investigation by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Police were called to the report of an unresponsive male in an apartment in the 400 block of Dexter Drive in Long Lake.  The 63 year-old Brooklyn Park man was deceased upon officer’s arrival.  The cause of death was ruled as natural causes. 
An investigation involving the theft of narcotics from an assisted living facility led to the arrest this week of a 35 year-old woman who was a nurse at the facility.

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.  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 tentatively scheduled for the week of March 13.

Installation of the waterproofing, rebar, and formwork along the north side of the site (3-1-17)3-17).
Installation of the waterproofing, rebar and formwork along the north side of the site (3-1-17).

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.

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

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Save the Date 
Ice Out Party, April 1, 4-6p.m.

No April Fooling here...we are celebrating the unofficial end of summer---the ice out of Lake Minnetonka! Mark your calendars for fun at the Wayzata Bar & Grill’s Ice Out Party from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, April 1!

Live Music for March 9, 8-11 p.m.

Billy Johnson is back to play live! The Wayzata Bar & Grill is pleased to support local music every week. It’s always free and we have late-night Happy Hour!

new items

New Menu Items

Don't order your usual menu item...try something new!

Start your meal off with an appetizer-- Grass Fed Sliders--succulent grass fed beef with arugula, sautéed onions and a brie cheese spread.

Then try our new Classic Cuban sandwich based on an authentic Cuban recipe. Pork carnitas, ham, Swiss cheese on a pressed Cuban roll and served with a horseradish mustard sauce and house made pickles. YUM!!!

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wine of the month

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

March Wine of the Month: Light Horse

Our Winery of the Month for March is Light Horse. Stop in to pick up these great California wines from Jamieson Ranch Vineyards!
All Light Horse, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon Regular $13.99, SALE $9.99.

Upcoming Wine of the Month Tastings:
Stop in for our of FREE wine tastings with Light Horse!
March 3, 5-7 p.m.
March 17, 5-7 p.m.
March 31, 5-7 p.m.

March into Wayzata Wine & Spirits for great savings!

Jameson Liters
Regular $27.99 Sale $23.99
Blue Moon
Blue Moon 12pks
Regular $14.99 Sale $12.99
loon juice
Loon Juice 6pks
Regular $8.99 Sale $7.99
(Honeycrisp Apple, Ginger Mojito, Strawberry, and Tea Time)
Perrier Jouet Brut 750mL
Perrier Jouet Brut 750mL
Regular $49.99 Sale $29.99
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
Regular $13.99 Sale $10.99
Apothic Red
Regular $8.99 Sale $6.99

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Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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