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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

State of the City Address                                  Wed.   March 15      11:30 a.m.- 1p.m.
Parks & Trails Board Meeting                           Wed.   March 15        6 p.m.

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state of the city lunch

Last Chance to Register for the State of the City Address

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 Please register at least 24 hours in advance.
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!
non reusable clothing linens
Non-reusable clothes and linens now accepted at Hennepin County Drop-Off Facilities
Got torn or dried-in stained clothing? Not a problem. Clothes and textiles that can’t be reused or donated now can be recycled. Hennepin County Drop-Off Facilities will take them, diverting recyclables from the garbage stream.
Reminder: If your used clothes can be reused, give them away, sell or donate them first.
Guidelines for recycling non-reusable clothing at the Hennepin County Drop-off Facilities:
What: Clothing, linens and other textiles no suitable for reuse, including:
  • Torn or dried-in stained clothing
  • Shoes or accessories
  • Bedding
  • Curtains
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Table clothes
  • Stuffed toys
Note: Items must be clean, dry and bagged in plastic bags.
More information can be found online at the Green Disposal Guide,


Let's Talk: #NOVERDOSE Drug Abuse Prevention

On Monday, March 20 at 7:00-8:30p.m., Wayzata High School, in partnership with Partners for Healthy Kids, Partners in Prevention, and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, will be hosting LET'S TALK: #NOverdose, Drug Abuse Prevention Town Hall Meeting in the auditorium at Wayzata HIgh School.

Join us as we welcome the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office as they launch their new drug abuse prevention campaign, #NOVERDOSE. Gain awareness of current illegal drug trends and learn how to help prevent usage that may lead to an overdose.

In addition to the clear dangers associated with heroin and opioid abuse, learn more about the barrage of other drug-related trends our kids are facing: synthetics, methamphetamine, hashish oil vaped in e-cigs and marijuana edibles with dangerous levels of THC.

Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek will moderate a panel discussion. This is an opportunity to hear from professionals on the front-line of drug prevention including a law enforcement officer, medical personnel, school district staff and parents, all engaged in this critical mission.

Town Hall Meeting
Monday, March 20, 2017
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Wayzata High School

Department Updates:

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Remember to change your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks this weekend.

Daylight saving time is a great time to remember to change your smoke alarm batteries after you set your clocks ahead. This small step is an easy one and it can help save lives.

Having working smoke alarms reduces the risk of dying in a fire in half. On average, three out of every five home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (38 percent) or no working smoke alarms (21 percent).

Stay safe with these additional safety tips:
  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • For the best protection, interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
    Test smoke alarms once a month by pushing the test button.
  • Smoke alarms with non-replaceable (long-life) batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps, warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away.
  • For smoke alarms that don't have non-replaceable (long-life) batteries, replace the batteries at least once a year. If the alarm chirps, replace only the battery.
  • Be sure the smoke alarm includes the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
  • Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.
  • Develop and practice a home escape plan with all members of the household.
Source: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)


Many background checks for Liquor license renewals continue to take place at this time.
Staff met with Wayzata Chamber of Commerce representatives to debrief on the 2017 Chilly Open.  Several complaints were received concerning pedestrians being denied access to Lake Minnetonka via Wayzata Beach by Chamber staff and volunteers.  Chamber Staff was advised that public access to the lake was discussed and required during the event.  Adjustments will be made for the 2018 application to prevent this situation from occurring again.  Overall, the event went smoothly and there were no other incidents to report.  
Officers responded to a serious injury crash on Broadway Avenue North.  A single vehicle jumped the curb and struck a tree.  The driver, a 46 year-old Wayzata woman, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.  Several passerbys assisted prior to first responders arriving.

Public Works

Mill Street Parking Structure

Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) continues to make good progress on the Mill Street Parking Structure project.    A&P has completed the installation of the waterproofing and rebar has been installed on about half of the retaining wall.  A&P has also poured three (3) sections of the concrete fascia of the retaining wall, with the decorative, architectural texture starting to appear on the northeast corner of the site.  Additionally, A&P is installing footings and columns along the north edge of the site and has begun forming the deck.  The first deck pour is scheduled for the week of March 20.

Installation of the rebar and formwork along the north side of the site. (3-8-17)
Installation of the rebar and formwork along the north side of the site. (3-8-17)
The deck begins to take shape and the concrete retaining wall makes its first appearance. (3-8-17)
The deck begins to take shape and the concrete retaining wall makes its first appearance. (3-8-17)

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
march madness

Wayzata Bar & Grill

March Madness starts next week!

Stop in and watch all the March Madness games with us. Cheer on your favorite team with our March Madness Basketball drink special, a 20oz Miller Lite for $4.
shane martin

Live Music for March 16, 8-11 p.m.

Shane Martin 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!

corned beef

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Muni

You don’t have to be Irish for a hearty Irish dinner. Come to the Wayzata Bar & Grill on St. Patrick’s Day for an all-day special Irish feast of Corned Beef and Cabbage with potatoes…pairs perfectly with a cold beer! We’ll also have Rueben Soup as our Soup of the Day. Yum!

Text MUNI to 57711

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we are hiring

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Know someone looking for a job? We’re hiring!

Wayzata Wine & Spirits is looking to add to our sales staff. We are looking for someone with a passion for wine, and great customer service. For more information and application, visit our website or the city’s website.

March into Wayzata Wine & Spirits for great savings!

Smirnoff vodka
Smirnoff Vodka 1.75L
Regular $21.00 Sale $17.99
Coors Light
Coors Light 24pks
Regular $19.99 Sale $16.99
loon juice
Loon Juice 6pks
Regular $8.99 Sale $7.99
(Honeycrisp Apple, Ginger Mojito, Strawberry, and Tea Time)
anew pinot grigio
Anew Pinot Grigio
Regular $11.99 Sale $6.99
Black Box 3L
Black Box 3L
Regular $22.99 Sale $16.99
Apothic Red
Regular $8.99 Sale $6.99

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Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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