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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Bushaway Road Planting                                  Sat.   April 22   8:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.

Spring Book Sale                      Sat.-Sun.  April 22-23  9 a.m.-4 p.m. & Noon-4 p.m.

Local Board of Appeal & Equalization Meeting        Mon.    April 24        7:30 a.m.
Housing & Redevelopment Authority                      Thurs.     April 27       7:30 a.m.

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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.
thank you volunteers!

Thank You Volunteers!

April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week. From our commissions, authorities and boards, to our advisory groups, and committees, we thank you for your hard work!
summer programs

Summer Rec Programs Kick-Off BBQ

Come celebrate the start of summer recreation programming! The Wayzata Parks and Trails Board is hosting a Summer Programs Kick-Off BBQ on May 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bell Courts. Come watch bocce ball and pickle ball demonstrations. Learn about youth and adult summer program opportunities including yoga, tennis, archery, and more. Also, there will be free food from McCormick’s Beachside.
For more details on summer programming, call 952-401-6800 or look for classes and register at
paint brushes

Register for Summer Programming in Wayzata Parks

Combine your love for Wayzata's parks with painting with this creative class offering-- perfect for the whole family!

Painting at the Parks
Each week the class will meet at a different Wayzata park to paint the beauty of nature. Each participant can use the medium of their choice. Students will select their subject matter, from a small object to a landscape and the instructor will help guide their work. All artistic levels are welcome.

To register for this class or other classes, go to or call 952-401-6800 for details.
library program

Portraits and Conversations

Wed, April 26th 2-5 p.m.
Art activities and conversation games for all ages. 
Help us create a community portrait of Wayzata!
Come in to have your portrait drawn in Chinese ink and brushes by artist Mike Hoyt! Portraits will be done on a first come first serve basis during the three hour session. 
Sponsored by the Friends of Wayzata Library­­

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

Department Updates:


A 35 year-old Hopkins woman was charged with eight felony counts of narcotics possession and theft for her involvement in stealing narcotics from an assisted living facility in Wayzata. The woman was a nurse on staff.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 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

Met Council Sewer Project – Shoreline Drive
Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) and their contractor, S.M. Hentges, have begun their work on Shoreline Drive.  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 was closed completely 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.  This week the contractor will begin pavement removal and barrier installation, adjacent to the Dakota Rail trail.  The trail will remain open for the duration of the project.  Next week, the contractor will begin installation of the new gravity sewer.  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, has begun work on 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 continues planting along the Bushaway Road corridor. 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. Due to some rain delays, the final deck pour is tentatively scheduled for the week of April 24th. Parking and access on Mill Street may be restricted during this work. During late April and early May, the contractor will be installing the storm water retention system and installing the precast wall panels around the perimeter of the structure. These activities will restrict parking and access along Mill Street, during this work. Below is a tentative schedule of activities and anticipated areas of impact. 
  • April 24            Storm Sewer installation      Parking Lane closure on Broadway Ave
  • April 25-26       Storm Sewer installation      West half of Mill Street closed
  • April 27-May 1  Storm Sewer installation      East half of Mill Street closed
  • May 3-7            Precast Panel installation     East third of Mill Street closed
  • May 8-11          Precast Panel installation     Middle third of Mill Street closed
  • May 12-17        Precast Panel installation     West third of Mill Street closed
The upper level of parking is anticipated to be available for use in mid-to-late June.
Mill Street Parking Structure Progress
Mill Street Parking Structure Progress (4-19-17)
Mill Street Parking Structure progress, view from Wayzata library (4-19-17)
Mill Street Parking Structure progress, view from Wayzata Library (4-19-17)

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.

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 around the week of April 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.

Hydrant Flushing began April 16

The Wayzata Utility Department began 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. 
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
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.
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Wayzata Bar & Grill

Text Club

Have you joined our text club? Don’t forget to sign up so you don’t miss out on the next text club offer!
Text MUNI to 57711 to sign up.

Live Music for April 27, 8-11 p.m.

Mark Stary and Brian Johnson perform a wide variety of cover favorites in Country, Pop, Rock, Blues, and Oldies.

dessert menu

New Dessert Menu

Save room for dessert! Try one of our new dessert items like our key lime cheesecake, grandmother’s carrot cake, or the ultimate chocolate cake! Share with a friend or just enjoy a slice yourself! YUM!

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Upcoming Tastings

Saturday, April 22, 3-5pm, Stop in for a sample of Los Osuna Tequila from Mexico.

Next week tasting sneak peek:
Elk Cove Winery Tasting, April 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
wine tasting

Save the Date: Buy the Glass Tasting

May 24, 5-7p.m.

This is a great opportunity to try several top shelf wines plus you get to keep the glass. Cost is $5.
Bouchaine Pinot Noir
Reg. $29.99, Sale $19.99

Save big on your favorite wine and spirits!

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
kinky liquor
Kinky Liquor ( Pink, Gold and Blue) 375 mL
Reg. $9.99, Sale $5.99
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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