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Wayzata Weekly

City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Heritage Preservation Board Meeting     Tues.          April 10           7 p.m.
City Hall Offices Closed for Holiday          Fri.              April 14           Closed all day

Hot Topics:

ask the mayor

Ask the Mayor

The April edition of the Ask the Mayor is now online OnDemand and rebroadcasting on WCTV. Hear from Lake Effect Conservancy Director Kathy Coward on the Lake Effect Park Project and City Manager Jeffrey Dahl on the latest city projects and upcoming items.

dig it day

Dig It Day Volunteers Needed

We are recruiting for Dig It Day volunteers. Dig It Day is Saturday, May 20 from 8:15-11am. Volunteers will meet at Public Works at 8:15 for instructions and will be out planting by 9am. Sign up at or email
garlic mustard

Garlic Mustard Pull Volunteers Needed

The Wayzata Volunteers are looking for a group to help with a Garlic Mustard pull in May. Email if your business or friends would like to participate in pulling this invasive plant from the Big Woods.
Bushaway Road

Volunteer for the Bushaway Road Planting

Don’t forget to register for the Volunteer Bushaway Road Planting Event. It is 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. All ages welcome, children must be supervised. Pre-registration is required, so sign up today!

clean up day

Spring Clean Up Day

The City of Wayzata will provide a curbside pick-up of household items, appliances and electronics for residential customers who pay for recycling, organics and garbage service on their monthly utility bills.  The pickup is scheduled for 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2016. Call Randy’s Environmental Services at 763-972-3335 before 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 to arrange for pick up and payment. For more information on fees and accepted items, pick up an information sheet at Wayzata City Hall or visit our website at

hydrant flushing

Hydrant Flushing

Starting April 16 through April 27, the Wayzata Utility Department will be flushing water mains and hydrants. The purpose is to remove any particulate matter that may have built up in the water mains over the year and ensure that all the fire hydrants are working properly. Visit for the daily flushing scheduled or call Wayzata Public Works at 952-404-5360 and choose option 2.

Register for Summer Programming in Wayzata Parks

Morning Yoga
Open and release your body and mind while enjoying a fun yoga workout in a beautiful location, Wayzata Beach.

To register for this class or other classes, go to or call 952-401-6800 for details.
spring book sale

Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Wayzata Library will hold their spring book sale on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Community Room at Wayzata City Hall. Most items will be a dollar or less; “better” books will be priced individually. Sunday is bag day--$5 a bag (except for “better” books). Sale includes books of all kinds as well as DVDs, CDs, videos, cassette tapes, and jigsaw puzzles.

Department Updates:

Building Inspections

Building Official Tyson Jenkins’s last day with the City of Wayzata will be on Friday, April 28th. He has accepted a Building Official position with the City of Plymouth.
The City is in the process of filling the vacancy. The Building Official position and application are online at


The Wayzata Fire Department responded to 28 calls for service for the month of March.


Officers from the department completed firearms qualifications and use of force training this week.
A crime alert was issued this week surrounding several reports of thefts from vehicles.
Officers made arrests this week for Possession of Controlled Substance (2), Burglary, and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle.
Officers arrested a 36 year-old Delano man for DWI after he crashed his vehicle into the center barrier wall on Highway 12 (bypass) at Brown Road at 2:31 AM Friday.
Officers responded to an unresponsive male on Highway 12 at Central Avenue.  The 18 year-old Wayzata man was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he later died.

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.  The contractor will begin planting some of the larger plant materials as early as next week.  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 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 third deck pour was completed on Wednesday, April 5th.  The final deck pour is tentatively scheduled for the week of April 17th.  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.  Once the deck is completed, the contractor will be installing the stormwater treatment facilities and, in early May, start the installation of the precast fascia of the building.
Third deck pour. (4-5-17)
Third deck pour. (4-5-17)

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.

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 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.

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, the floating transient docks at Broadway Avenue and the Depot, and the swimming dock at the beach were installed last Friday, March 31.

Doggie Park

The doggie park, located within the hockey boards at Klapprich Park, was opened for the season this week. 

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
Ice Out Winners

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Winners at the Ice Out Party

Congratulations to the grand prize winners at the Ice Out Party. These two will be kickin' it in style this summer with their new gear.
now hiring

Now Hiring

The Wayzata Bar & Grill is hiring Hosts and Food Runners. For more information and application, visit our website or the city’s website.


Live Music for April 13, 8-11 p.m.

Billy Johnson is back to perform live! Stop and have a listen. No cover charge.

New on Tap

It's official. Dogfish Head 60 Min IPA has been tapped and is now flowing at the Wayzata Bar & Grill. Stop down and see what the buzz is all about.

Dogfish Head

New Wine List

Red or White we have some new wines to choose from off of our Wine Menu!
wine list

Patio Open

With the warmer weather forecasted this weekend, we are opening up our patio. Come dine al fresco at the Wayzata Bar & Grill!


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!

Parley Lake Winery Tasting, April 7, 4:30-6:30p.m., Our good friends from Parley Lake Winery will be sampling their locally grown red and white wines. Stop by for a taste!

Lakes and Legends Beer Tasting, April 7, 4-7p.m., Join us for a Lakes and Legends beer tasting! This local brewery is a must try. Stop in and we’ll pour you a sample!

Elk Cove, April 8, 2-4 p.m., Our Winery of the Month for April is Elk Cove. Stop in for a sample of great wines from Elk Cove.

Next week tasting sneak peek:
French Wine Tasting, April 14, 4-7 p.m.
Elk Cove Wine Tasting, April 15, 2-4 p.m.
French Wine Tasting, April 15, 4-6 p.m.
Bouchaine Pinot Noir
Reg. $29.99, Sale $19.99

Spring into great savings!

Folonari Pinot Grigio
Reg. $8.99, Sale $6.99
Tecnico Anejo Tequilla
Reg. $28.99, Sale $24.99
Tecnico Blanco Tequilla
Reg. $22.99, Sale $19.99
Tecnico Reposado Tequilla
Reg. $25.99, Save $22.99
Smirnoff 1.75L
Reg. $21.99, Sale $17.99
Evolution White Blend
Reg. $14.99, Sale $11.99
Kaleidoscope Red Blend
Reg. $12.99, Sale $9.99
Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon
Reg. $29.99, Sale $23.99
Villa wine
Villa Maria Sauv. Blanc
Reg. $13.99, Sale $9.99
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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