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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day               Sat.     April 29     10a.m.-2p.m.

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting     Mon.   May 1       7 p.m.

Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting  Tues.   May 2       5:30-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                     Tues.   May 2       7 p.m.

Hot Topics:

Got Drugs?

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
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

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
boating class

Register for Summer Programming in Wayzata Parks

Boating & Water Safety
Through successful completion, participants will receive their Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Youth Operator Permit. Recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard, approved by NASBLA and MN boating license agency.

Spots fill fast for this class! Register today!

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

Department Updates:

Building Inspections & Planning

Tyson Jenkins' last day with the City is Friday, April 28th. Retired Building Official, Don Johaneson, will be available on an interim basis through the month of May. All scheduling and building inquiries are directed to call the main inspections number at 952-404-5301.
Building Permits
Garrison Landing at 240 Minnetonka Ave S received their certificate of occupancy this week. Owners are scheduled to move in next week.

A building permit was issued at 641 Lake St. E, suite 632 to make way for L’More Chocolat. The scope of work includes an interior remodel and a new exterior look. L’More Chocolat will take up a portion of the old Maha! tenant space.

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Officers responded to the report of an unconscious female in the 300 block of Waycliffe North. Despite attempted lifesaving efforts, the 84 year-old Wayzata woman died at the scene.
Chief Risvold attended the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Conference in St. Cloud this week.
Officers will be staffed at the Wayzata Fire Department and Long Lake City Hall for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday April 29th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  All are encouraged to bring in their old, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs so that they can be properly disposed.

Public Works

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.  Shoreline Drive was closed completely in both directions between Ferndale Road and County Road 15 on April 17th. The marked detour will take eastbound motorists to Central Avenue, via Highway 12. A copy of the detour map can be found below.  Last week the contractor removed pavement and installed barrier adjacent to the Dakota Rail trail.  The trail will remain open for the duration of the project.  The contractor has begun installation of the new gravity sewer, beginning at Ferndale Road.  This work is anticipated to be completed by July 3, 2017.  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

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 very successful, volunteer planting event was held on Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day), with over 300 volunteers participating.  Thank you to everyone that participated!  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.      The final deck pour was completed on April 24th.  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. This work will be adjusted as weather permits.  Below is a tentative schedule of activities and anticipated areas of impact.
  • 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 (4-27-17)

2017 Sidewalk Inspections

The Street Department will be starting inspections of the City’s sidewalks.  If residents have specific areas of concern, please contact Public Works Superintendent, Jim Eibensteiner at 952-404-5368.

2017 Street Improvement project

City staff has prepared plans and will be opening bid on May 4th 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 begin toward the end of the week of April 24 and last approximately one week, weather permitting.  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 has been completed

The Wayzata Utility Department began flushing water mains and fire hydrants from Sunday evening, April 16 through Thursday, April 27, weather permitting.  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 the water to become slightly 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. For additional information, contact Wayzata Public Works at 952-404-5363. 

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 has not yet started this work.  Staff is awaiting an updated schedule.

Crosby Road Reconstruction in Minnetonka

The City of Minnetonka is reconstructing Crosby Road, from McGinty Road to just north of Ringer Road. This project will replace the deteriorating and aging watermain system and complete necessary sanitary sewer, storm sewer and roadway improvements. The City of Minnetonka is also adding a new trail along the east side of Crosby Road. Construction is expected to begin the week of April 24 and will continue through the summer. For more information and updates, visit the City of Minnetonka’s website at
now hiring

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Now Hiring

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


Live Music for May 4, 8-11 p.m.

Stop in for great live music with Simon. No cover charge and late night happy hour!


Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Upcoming Tastings

Join us today for Elk Cove Winery Tasting, April 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Stop in and we'll pour you a sample.

Tastings coming up in May....
Michael David Wines, New Belgium Brewing, 612 Brewing, Joia, Surly Brewing, and more!
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.
2010 Robert Craig Howell Mountain Cabernet
Reg. $89.99, Sale $69.99

Cellar Steals! Get them while they last!!!

2011 Far Nienete Oakville Cabernet
Reg. $164.99, Sale $114.99
2007 Terra Valentine Spring Mountain
2007 Terra Valentine Spring Mountain District Cabernet
Reg. $71.99, Sale $49.99
Col Solare Red
Reg. $90.99, Sale $69.99
2010 Perez Cruz Quelen Special Selection
Reg. $69.99, Sale $49.99
2008 Col D'orcia Brunello Di Montalcino
Reg. $59.99, Sale $39.99
2008 Rombauer Diamond Selection Cabernet
Reg. $64.99, Sale $44.99
Anew Pinot Grigio
Reg. $11.99, Sale $6.99
Tecnico Anejo Tequila
Reg. $28.99, Sale $24.99
Tecnico Blanco Tequila
Reg. $22.99, Sale $19.99
Tecnico Reposado Tequila
Reg. $25.99, Save $22.99

Buy Mom Something Special for Mother's Day DAY...

Albino Armani Pinot Grigio
Reg. $9.99, Sale $7.99
M. Chapoutier Belleruche Rose
Reg. $12.99, Sale $8.99
Sacha Lichine Rose
Reg. $12.99, Sale $8.99
Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc
Reg. $18.99, Sale $12.99


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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