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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting        Mon.          April 3          7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Workshop                     Tues.          April 4         5:00-5:30 p.m.
Local Board of Appeals and Equalization     Tues.          April 4          5:30-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                        Tues.          April 4          7 p.m.

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Klapprich Park

Wayzata makes an appearance during Final Four

If you are watching the Final Four this weekend, you might notice a familiar Wayzata Park making a cameo on the small screen. In February, a Coors Light Commercial was shot at Klapprich Park and Field’s skating rink.  We shared the link on our Facebook page to a recent Star Tribune article about the commercial shoot and it is generating a lot of likes, shares and commentary of old memories skating in the park as a kid.

Batson commemorative collage
On Thursday, Sue Batson Sorrentino presented a commemorative collage of photos to Beth Scott, manager of the Boardwalk. The pictures are of Sue's family's old homestead, Batson's Corner, on which the Boardwalk sits now. It includes a letter written in 1979 by the Batson's to the first Boardwalk residents. Photo taken by Joel Papa.

Local Board of Appeals and Equalization Meeting

The Wayzata Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Wayzata City Hall. The Wayzata Local Board of Appeal and Equalization hears appeals from property owners who disagree with the City Assessor’s Estimated Market Value of their property. The Board has the authority to decrease, sustain or increase the market value of a property.

If you believe that the estimated market value of your property is higher than comparable properties, your first step should be to contact the City Assessor, Southwest Assessing, at 763-473-3978 prior to the April 4 meeting.

If after discussion with the City Assessor you still feel you have information to support an appeal, you should attend the Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting on April 4. Remember that the property owner is responsible for presenting evidence to the Board as to why the market value as determined by the assessor is not fair and equitable.  Residents will be allowed three minutes to present their appeal to the Board. After the Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting, residents will be notified within three business days of the Board’s decision. More details on the appeal process can be found in the March Portal Newsletter.

Bushaway Road

Register for the Volunteer Bushaway Road Planting Event

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,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. A light breakfast, snack and lunch will be provided. All ages welcome, children must be supervised. Pre-registration is required, so sign up today!
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Wayzata Historical Society Spring History Program: How Did Wayzata Celebrate Winter 100 Years Ago?

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Wayzata Community Room
Did you know that 100 years ago, in 1917, Wayzata celebrated winter with its first Ice Carnival?   Entitled “Wayzata, A Sizzler” the carnival was held Saturday January 20 with a day full of activities for all.  First place in the toboggan contest went to the Boy Scouts.  Events included relay skating race, ski race, snow shoe race, and  a hockey game between Wayzata and Deephaven.  Marion Swaggert was crowned the Carnival Queen and the evening ended with a Snow Shoe Lantern contest and the formal opening of Wayzata’s first Toboggan slide.
But this is only one day.  Join us on Thursday, April 6, as Wayzata Historical Society looks at the many ways that Wayzata has celebrated winter.  Other activities included will be Ice Boating, Skating, Sledding, Ice Harvesting and stories of kids antics on the hills of Wayzata. 
As always, the program is followed with social time and snacks, as well as artifacts collected that speak to winter recreation of the time.

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Trees Transformed

Monday, April 3, 1-2:30 p.m.
Register online at or call 612-543-6150.

Grades 1-6. Transform a tree branch into a whimsical creature using your imagination, clay, paint and more, and learn about all of the amazing things our super-heroes trees do! Materials provided.

In collaboration with Three Rivers Park District. Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

family storytime

Family Storytime

Tuesdays, April 4 - 25, 10:30 a.m.
For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Registration not required.

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Baby Storytime

Tuesdays, April 4 - 25, 9:15 a.m.
For children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format designed especially for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Registration not required.

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Escape Room: Infection

Grades 6-12 Only!
Tues, April 4th, 3-4 p.m.
Wed, April 5th, 2-3 p.m.

Register for only one session at or call 612-543-6150.

The “virus” is spreading!  You and seven others are quarantined.  You have 60 minutes to solve puzzles and build the antidote to save our community.  Beware!  The “virus” is contagious and players may develop “symptoms”.

Lego Lab


Thursday, April 6, 1–2:30 p.m.
Register online at or call 612-543-6150.

K-grade 5. Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination. No experience necessary.

Sponsored by Friends of the Wayzata Library, Friends of the Plymouth Library, and Friends of the Ridgedale Library.

pickle ball

Register for Summer Programming in Wayzata Parks

Intro to Pickle Ball
Pickle ball is an easy-to-learn game for players of all ages and abilities, which can be fast-paced and competitive for experienced players. It combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Learn the basics of pickle ball and start to play! We will provide hands-on instruction during this 1-hour clinic.
To register for this class or look for other classes offered, go to or call 952-401-6800 for details.

Department Updates:


The Planning Commission has a meeting on Monday, April 3rd. The agenda includes review of a development application from Scott Cooper and Jeff Jaglo for an impervious surface variance for construction of a new house at 128 Broadway Ave N.

Public Works

Met Council Sewer Project – Shoreline Drive

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) and their contractor, S.M. Hentges, will be starting their work on April 17, 2017.  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.  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.  For more information on the project and to sign up to receive project updates, visit the project website at  This work is anticipated to be completed by July 3, 2017.

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

County Road 112 Reconstruction – Long Lake

Hennepin County, along with their contractor, Eureka Construction, will soon be starting the reconstruction of County Road 112 (Old Highway 12) through Long Lake.  This project will be completed in three (3) phases, as follows:

  • Phase 1 from Willow Drive to Wolf Pointe Trail – construction to begin in April 2017

  • Phase 2 from Wolf Pointe Trail to Wayzata Blvd/TH 12 – construction to begin in 2018

  • Phase 3 from County Road 6 to Willow Drive – construction to begin in 2019

Additionally, for more information on the project and to sign up to receive project updates, visit the project website at

Bushaway Road Landscaping

The City’s contractor, Hoffman & McNamara has begun preparation work on the Bushaway Road landscaping project.  The project involves the re-landscaping of the Bushaway Road corridor, from Wayzata Blvd to Grays Bay, following the reconstruction of the roadway by Hennepin County.  A volunteer planting event is currently scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day).  The overall project should be completed by mid-July.

Mill Street Parking Structure

Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) continues to make good progress on the Mill Street Parking Structure project.    A&P has nearly completed the installation of the concrete fascia of the retaining wall, with the decorative, architectural texture.  Additionally, A&P is installing footings and columns on the west end of the site and continues to form and pour the deck.  The second deck pour was completed on Wednesday, March 29.  Deck pours are tentatively scheduled each of the next two weeks.  Parking and access on Mill Street will be restricted during each of these deck pours.  The upper level of parking is anticipated to be available for use in mid-to-late June.

Second deck pour. (3-29-17)
Second deck pour. (3-29-17)

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.

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.

2017 Street Improvement project

City staff is preparing plans for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of several streets within Wayzata.  Currently, plans include the reconstruction of Glenbrook Road, with new concrete curb and gutter, and the resurfacing of Hillside Drive and Huntington Avenue (next to the Edina Realty building).  Work is anticipated to begin after the 4th of July.

Street Sweeping

The street department continues to take advantage of the warmer weather and has been sweeping the larger streets throughout town. By sweeping these areas early, we hope to minimize the amount of sand washed into our storm sewer by spring runoff.  Neighborhood streets will be swept once seasonal road restrictions are lifted.

City Docks

With the early ice-out this year, staff has scheduled the re-installation of the floating transient docks at Broadway Avenue and the Depot, and the swimming dock at the beach to be completed by early April.

Doggie Park

The doggie park, located within the hockey boards at Klapprich Park, was opened for the season this week.  The sail shade will be installed in the coming weeks.

Seasonal Road Restrictions

Wayzata’s Seasonal Road Restrictions are currently in effect.  A map indicating Wayzata’s seasonal road restrictions can be found on the City’s website at

Wayzata Bar & Grill

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

We are celebrating the unofficial start of summer ---the “Ice Out” of Lake Minnetonka! Get ready to prepare your taste buds for summer and enjoy a pint of Summer Shandy! Come and join the fun at the Wayzata Bar & Grill’s Ice Out Party on Saturday, April 1 from 4-6 p.m. The Leine's Team will be here and we have great gifts and giveaways, like a steel cooler, Adirondack chairs and a beach umbrella, to name just a few.
ice out party
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 22oz Miller Lite for $4.

Live Music for April 6, 8-11 p.m.

Dan Israel is back to perform live at the Wayzata Bar & Grill. No cover charge!

wine beer

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Upcoming Tastings
Stop in to our FREE tastings! There is no better way to learn more about the products we carry, ask questions and educate your palate!

Bauhaus Brewery Tasting, Friday, March 31, 4-7p.m., Help us welcome these Minneapolis brewers as they pour four of their German inspired beers.  Flavor forward, these brews will surprise and delight your palate.

Light Horse Wine Tasting, Friday, March 31, 5-7p.m., Stop in for a taste of these great California wines from Jamieson Ranch Vineyards!

Surly Tasting, April 1, 2-5p.m. Who doesn’t like free beer samples? Stop in to the Wayzata Wine & Spirits for a tasting of Surly!

David’s Picks Wine Tasting, April 1, 5-8pm, David from our staff has been checking out the inventory around the store and picking out wines you might not think to try. Stop by and he’ll pour you a free sample.

Next week tasting sneak peek:
Parley Lake Winery Tasting, April 7, 4:30-6:30p.m.
Lakes and Legends Beer Tasting, April 7, 4-7p.m.
Elk Cove
, April 8, 2-4 p.m.

Don't miss out on these great savings!


Special Savings!

Anew Pinot Grigio

88 pts Wine Spectator
Reg. 11.99
Sale 6.99

Beer of the Month
April Beer of the Month: Dogfish Head
From Delaware, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA (six-pack bottles or cans) and 90 Minute IPAs (six-pack bottle) will be hitting our store shelves. Dogfish Head will be available in the Wayzata Wine & Spirits in April. Stop in and pick up six-pack.
elk cove
April Wine of the Month: Elk Cove
Elk Cove hand crafts wines from sustainable vineyards in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Stop in and pick up a bottle during our featured sale during the month of April.
Elk Cove Pinot Noir:  reg. $31.99, sale $24.99
Elk Cove Pinot Gris:  reg. $19.99, sale $15.99
Elk Cove Rosé:  reg. $17.99, sale $14.99
Pike Road Pinot Noir: reg. $19.99, sale $16.99
Pike Road Pinot Gris:  reg. $15.99, sale $12.99


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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