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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

City Hall Offices Closed for Holiday              Fri.        April 14           Closed all day

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting      Mon.      April 17             7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting   Tues.      April 18            5-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                      Tues.     April 18              7 p.m.
Parks & Trails Board Meeting                      Wed.      April 19              6 p.m.
Strategic Planning Session                         Thursday-Friday             April 20-21

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Some bunny told us that there is an egg-cellent event at Klapprich Park on Saturday, April 15th!
egg hunt

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 17 – 21, 2017

Statewide Tornado Drills are Thursday, April 20
During the week, the Department of Public Safety and the National Weather Service will be promoting severe weather safety and emergency preparedness information in the media.  In addition, statewide tornado drills will be held Thursday, April 20 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. 
This is the perfect time for families, communities, schools, and local businesses to review and talk about their emergency plans and how they can prepare for the upcoming severe weather season.
Specific information about these topics, including factsheets, checklists, data and other resources, is provided on the HSEM Weather Safety  and National Weather Service, Chanhassen websites.
Contact HSEM for comments, questions or support at
enviromental edu grants

Apply for Environmental Education Grants

Organizations interested in working with their audiences to learn about and take action to protect the environment can apply now for grants through the Green Partners environmental education program.

Previous grantees can receive up to $20,000 while organizations new to the program can receive up to $8,000. In January 2017, the Wayzata Community Sailing Center received $5,000 to engage 600 youth in recycling, composting organics, and protecting water and natural areas through outdoor education.

Non-profit organizations, community and youth groups, schools, congregations, park districts and community education programs can apply for projects that inspire residents to reduce waste, recycle, reduce hazardous waste, conserve energy, protect pollinators, and improve our air and water quality. The deadline to apply is May 5. Learn more and apply.

Information meetings
Learn more about the program and get feedback on project ideas at an upcoming information meeting. Meetings will be held:
  • Tuesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. at the North Regional Library in Minneapolis
  • Tuesday, April 18 at 4 p.m. at the Golden Valley Library
For more information or to RSVP to an information meeting, contact Patience Caso at or 612-348-9352.
Bushaway Road

Last Week to Register to 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


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:


A window on a vehicle parked in the 700 block of Lake Street was broken out and a purse that was on the front seat was stolen.  The case is under investigation.
Monday night’s snowfall contributed to four motor vehicle crashes over a 90 minute period of time.   
Severe Weather Awareness Week begins Monday.  We will be conducting a drill for staff at city hall on Thursday, April 20th.  We offer the following advice surrounding outdoor warning siren activation.  When you hear outdoor warning sirens, “Get inside, and get information.”  Turn on a TV or radio and learn what the threat might be.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with drop-off locations at the Wayzata Fire Department and Long Lake City Hall.  Residents are encouraged to collect old and unused prescription medications and dispose of them at one of these locations.
drug takeback

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. Due to the construction project, please check with MetroTransit for detour route changes online at

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.
Mill Street Parking Structure progress (4-13-17)
Mill Street Parking Structure progress (4/13/17)

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.

Hydrant Flushing to begin April 16

The Wayzata Utility Department will begin flushing water mains and fire hydrants from Sunday evening, April 16th through Thursday, April 27th, weather permitting.  The utility department will complete all flushing in the evening and night hours starting at 10:00 pm and stop the following morning at 6:00 am to alleviate discolored water issues this process has caused residents and commercial businesses during the day.  Traffic volumes and safety during the day have also become a concern which will be considerably less. The purpose of this process is to remove any particulate matter that may have built up in the water mains over the year and also to ensure that all fire hydrants on the water system are operating properly in the event of a fire.  As this flushing process may cause your water to become discolored, residents are advised to be observant while washing clothes until after the flushing has been completed.  If discolored water is present, run the cold water faucets only until the water clears. The list and map of areas below is a general guideline as to where we will be flushing each evening. For additional information, contact Wayzata Public Works at 952-404-5363. 
Sunday Evening-April 16th
Area bordered by Barry Ave. N., East to Central Ave., N., North  of Wayzata Boulevard to the Luce Line.
Monday Evening-April 17th
Area around Wayzata Medical Center, along County Rd 101 N., Shadyway Rd., Harmony Circle, Rosswood Ln. & East to Pondridge Circle.
Tuesday Evening-April 18th
Waycliffe & Gleason Lake areas.  Along Wayzata Blvd., between Central Ave N., and 101 S., County Rd 15, Hunters Glen, Gleahaven and North Frontage Rd.
Wednesday Evening-April 19th
South Frontage Rd., Holdridge area, Bushaway Rd., North of LaSalle St.
Thursday Evening-April 20th
Area bordered by Barry Ave. S., East to Circle A Dr. S., from Wayzata Boulevard to Lake Street, Grace Pointe Court & Grove Lane.
Sunday Evening-April 23rd
Huntington, Central Ave. S., LaSalle St., Bushaway South of LaSalle St., Eastman Lane and Locust Hills
Monday Evening-April 24th
Ridgeview Drive, Margaret Circle, Far Hill, Villa Apartments and Edgewood Ave S.
Tuesday Evening-April 25th
Wayzata Blvd from Public Works, East to Edgewood Ave S., South to Lake St. and Westwood
Wednesday Evening-April 26th
Grove Lane Court, Peavey Lane, Peavey Rd, Highcroft Area, Bovey Rd and Ferndale Woods Area.
Thursday Evening-April 27th
Ferndale Rd S., Ferndale Rd W., Harrington Rd and Ramsey Rd.

hydrant flushing map
2017 Wayzata Hydrant Flushing Map

Hennepin County Pedestrian Ramp Replacement

This month, Hennepin County will replace and upgrade the pedestrian ramps at the intersection of Central Avenue and Wayzata Boulevard.  This project is part of the county’s ADA Sidewalk Accessibility Plan (  This work is expected to occur either the week of April 17 or 24 and last approximately one week.  There may be occasional lane closures on both roads and pedestrian access at the intersection may be limited during the work.  However, the city and county are working diligently to keep access open as much as possible and complete the work as quickly as possible.  For additional information, please see or contact Zach Rothstein at (612) 919-9759.

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.

Seasonal Road Restrictions

Wayzata’s Seasonal Road Restrictions will be lifted on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 12:01am.

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.

Street Sweeping

The street department has been taking 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 begin to be swept now that seasonal road restrictions have been lifted.
closed easter

Wayzata Bar & Grill

We will be closed on Easter Sunday, so that everyone here can enjoy the holiday with friends and family. We will be open our normal hours on Saturday and Monday though!

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

Shane Martin is back to perform live! Stop and have a listen. As always, no cover charge.

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.


Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Upcoming Tastings

Mother Nature can’t dampen these springtime flavors!
Rain. Snow. Cold. It just doesn’t matter. Despite Mother Nature’s never-ending quest to extend winter, Wayzata Wine & Spirits is celebrating spring!

Check out this tasting schedule featuring exquisite springtime flavors and varietals:

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

Stock up your Easter basket with your favorites!

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
Anew Pinot Grigio
Reg. $11.99, Sale $6.99


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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