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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting          Mon.      March 20        Cancelled
Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting        Tues.     March 21       5:30-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                           Tues.     March 21          7 p.m.

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state of the city lunch

Watch the State of the City Address on WCTV

In case you missed it! Mayor Ken Willcox spoke on the current state and future of Wayzata during the annual State of the City address on March 15, 2017. Information on the Lake Effect Park Project was also presented by Lake Effect Conservancy’s Executive Director Kathy Coward.
You can watch rebroadcasts on Wayzata Community Television (WCTV) on Cable Channel SD 8 and HD 808 (digital channels 107.1 and 107.2) or view online OnDemand at
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!

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
parks program

Summer Fun in Wayzata!

The City of Wayzata and Minnetonka Community Ed are partnering again this summer to bring you great summer programs for adults, families and youth in many of Wayzata’s beautiful parks!
Look for classes online at:
Call 952-401-6800 for details.

Youth Programs:                                       Adult Programs:

Amazing Athletes                                         Bocce Ball

Archery                                                        Martial Arts

Beach Safety Day                                        Nordic Walking

Boating & Water Safety                                Pickle Ball

Summer Recreation                                     Tennis
T-Ball Skills                                                   Yoga
Tennis                                                           Painting in the Parks

Department Updates:

Building Inspections

The Landing
Bohland Development will start finishing the condominium units on the 4th floor next week. This will include wall and floor finishes, fixtures and millwork.
Baja Haus Restaurant
A final inspection has been completed and a certificate of occupancy was issued.

The Landing - Lake St E looking east
The Landing - Lake St E looking east
The Landing - Lake St N looking south
The Landing - Lake St N looking south


The Wayzata Fire Department welcomes new firefighters Travis Bunch and Zev Oman. They will be introduced at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 21.


The records department continues to process dozens of background checks for various city licenses and employment checks. This is an extremely busy time of year for these types of checks.
A vehicle valued at $10,000 was reported stolen from the Auto Center Bargain lot.
A vehicle running a red light collided with another vehicle.  Both then collided with a Wayzata squad car that was stopped for the red light. Two occupants of one of the vehicles were injured and transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The officer sustained minor injuries as well. 
Officers will be working overtime over the weekend surrounding the St. Patrick’s Day special events at McCormick’s.  The costs will be paid for by McCormick’s.

Public Works

Met Council Sewer Project – Shoreline Drive

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) and their contractor, S.M. Hentges, met earlier this week to discuss the final phase of the MCES sanitary sewer work in Wayzata.  During this final phase of work, the contractor will be installing a new gravity sewer main, within the off-ramp from County Road 15 and Shoreline Drive, to replace a deteriorating sewer forcemain.  This work is anticipated to begin on April 17, 2017 and be completed by July 3, 2017. Beginning on April 17th, Shoreline Drive will be completely closed in both directions between Ferndale Road and County Road 15.  The marked detour will take eastbound motorists to Central Avenue, via Highway 12.  A copy of the detour map can be found below.  Additionally, for more information on the project and to sign up to receive project updates, visit the project website at

Proposed Shoreline Drive detour route during MCES sewer project.
Proposed Shoreline Drive detour route during MCES sewer project

Wayzata Middle School Telecommunications Tower

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, the Wayzata City Council approved the construction of a new monopole telecommunication tower on the northwest side of the Wayzata Middle School property, at 149 Barry Avenue North.  Additionally, the Council awarded the construction of the project to Structural Tower Services, Inc. The construction of the project will begin after school lets out and is required to be completed by October 6, 2017. Once the monopole is complete, existing telecommunication companies will be required to relocate from Wayzata’s water tower to the new tower, as their leases expire.

Bushaway Road Landscaping

On February 21, 2017, the Wayzata City Council awarded the Bushaway Road Landscaping project to Hoffman & McNamara Company.  The project involved the re-landscaping of the Bushaway Road corridor, from Wayzata Blvd to Grays Bay, following the reconstruction of the roadway by Hennepin County.  The contractor will begin preparatory work in late-March in anticipation of a volunteer planting event, scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day).  The overall project should be completed by mid-July.

Seasonal Road Restrictions

Wayzata’s Seasonal Road Restrictions went into effect on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:01 AM
A map indicating Wayzata’s seasonal road restrictions can be found on the City’s website at

2017 Sanitary Sewer Lining

The City of Wayzata has contracted with Lametti and Sons, Inc. to perform maintenance on the several sewer mains throughout the City. The maintenance includes the lining of the existing sewer main with a Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) liner.  Sewer relining is a quick and economical process in lieu of replacing pipes by open excavation. This process prevents major traffic disruptions and health hazards from potential exposure to raw sewage.  The 2017 project proposes to line approximately 5,150 feet of sewer main in the following areas:  Central Avenue South, Circle Drive East, Glenbrook Road, Grand Avenue, Huntington Ave South, and Shady Lane.

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 more than half of the retaining wall.  A&P has also poured several 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 March 22.  On March 22, traffic access and parking will be limited to the west two-thirds of Mill Street.  The eastern one-third of the parking area and roadway, in front of the new ramp, will be closed to allow for the placement of a concrete pump truck.  This closure will last one day.  Deck pours will be scheduled approximately once a week for the next four (4) weeks.  Parking and access on Mill Street will be restricted during each of these deck pours.

Retaining wall progress and forming of the deck. (3-16-17)
Retaining wall progress and forming of the deck. (3-16-17)

2017 Pond Maintenance Project – Glenbrook Ponding Area

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.
corned beef

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Muni

Come to the Wayzata Bar & Grill on St. Patrick’s Day for a hearty all-day Irish feast special 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!
march madness

It's March Madness at the Muni!

We'll have all the games, the beer, the food, and the fun!
Cheer on your favorite team with our March Madness Basketball drink special, a 20oz Miller Lite for $4.
Ice out party

Save the Date 

Ice Out Party, April 1, 4-6p.m.
We are celebrating the unofficial start 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! Register to win prizes.

live music

Live Music for March 23, 8-11 p.m.

Join us as we welcome Don Douglas to play live at the Muni! No cover charge and we have late-night Happy Hour!

we are hiring

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

We're Hiring for Summer Now!

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!

Dewars Scotch 1.75L
Regular $39.99 Sale $33.99
Fulton 12pks
Regular $15.99 Sale $13.99
loon juice
Loon Juice 6pks
Regular $8.99 Sale $7.99
(Honeycrisp Apple, Ginger Mojito, Strawberry, and Tea Time)
Uppercut Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Regular $24.99 Sale $17.99
Kris Pinot Grigio
Regular $13.99 Sale $9.99
Dyamite Cabernet Sauvignon
Regular $10.99 Sale $7.99

St. Patrick's Day Sale

Stop in and save St. Patrick's Day on Guinness 8 pk cans. Reg. 13.79, Sale $10.99
Sale ends Saturday, March 18.

wine tasting

Free wine tasting!

Stop in for a taste of some great wines!

Saturday, March 18, 3-6pm, Libation Wine Tasting
Sample wines Milau Chard & Red Blend, Lechuza Garnacha, and Averaen Pinot Noir.


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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