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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting     Mon.   May 15      7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting   Tues.   May 16      6-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                    Tues.   May 16      7 p.m.
Parks & Trails Board Meeting                      Wed.   May 17      6 p.m.

Dig It Day                                                    Sat.      May 20      8:15 a.m.

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Mother's Day is quickly approaching! Find that perfect gift for mom in Wayzata while supporting local businesses! Happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Mother's Day
farmers market

Wayzata Farmers Market Kicks Off Thursday!

Spring crops are growing in and it’s time to get your asparagus and rhubarb at the Wayzata Farmers Market!

The Wayzata Farmers Market season will run on Thursdays 1:30-5:30p.m. from May 18 through October 26. The market will start the season at the location on the sidewalk at The Promenade, 301 Promenade Avenue. Once the Mill Street Parking Ramp opens, the market will move to the city’s municipal parking lot, at the corner of Broadway and Lake Street. The market will be the first pop-up park as part of the Lake Effect Park Project.

For information on the Wayzata Farmers Market and to find out what is at the market each week, visit their Facebook page.

Dig it day

Dig It Day Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed for the annual Dig It Day on the morning of Saturday, May 20. To sign up to volunteer, contact Pat Broyles by calling 612-270-3308 or email
sr care

Senior and Caregiver Program
Resources to Maintain Senior Independence

Monday, May 15th 1-2 p.m.

at the Wayzata Public Library

Seniors can encounter many challenges to their independence. In addition to its many rewards, caregiving for a loved one can also present difficulties. Learn various approaches and services that can help support seniors to continue living at home. Sponsor: Friends of Wayzata Library. Collaborator: Senior Community Services

Department Updates:


Supporting the Wayzata Fire Department
Wayzata’s Second Call Fire Department was formed in 1934 as a way to help morally, as well as financially, assist the Fire Department. Today, the money donated from this organization is used primarily for unbudgeted fire equipment.
The public is invited to attend this year’s Annual Second Call meeting, which will take place on Monday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wayzata Fire Station. Fire Chief Kevin Klapprich and all volunteer firefighters will be there to greet attendees and answer questions.
The contribution levels remain the same: a $1,000 one-time payment to become a lifetime member, $100 per year for a family membership, $25 per year for an individual membership, and $50 for a business membership.
The Fire Department most recently purchased a new radio system for Boat 11 with funds from Second Call. A few of the major purchases in the past include both of the department’s Fire Boats, A.E.D.s (Heartstarts), Thermal Imaging Equipment, and a Lucas C.P.R. Machine.

If you are already a member, we thank you. If you are interested in joining and would like more information, please call 952-404-5337. The Wayzata Fire Department thanks you for your continued support.

Planning & Building

The Planning Commission will meet on Monday, May 15th to review the following agenda items:
  • Nolan Properties Group, LLC has submitted a development application for the property at 1330 Wayzata Blvd E. The applicant is proposing to tear down the existing fast food restaurant and construct a new 4,500 square foot commercial building. The development application includes design review, conditional use permits, and variances.


Officers responded to the report of a tree that had fallen onto the patio of a local restaurant.  A woman was struck by the large tree and injured.  Many bystanders assisted in getting the tree off of the woman.  She was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 
Prescription Drug Take Back Day was a success in Wayzata and Long Lake.  In the four hour collection period, the department collected 120 pounds of unused and unwanted prescription drugs.  These have all been incinerated and are no longer a threat to anyone.
May 15th marks the start of National Police Week.  Chief Risvold will represent the department at the Hennepin County Officer’s Memorial Ceremony at Minneapolis city hall on Monday, where the names of all officers killed in the line of duty in Hennepin County, including Wayzata Sgt. James Anderson, will be read.
After 23 years with the Wayzata Police Department and more than 30 years in law enforcement, Officer Bob Vanderheiden will retire from the Wayzata Police Department next Tuesday, May 16th.  An open house will be held in his honor on Monday, May 15th from 4-6PM at Grizzly’s in Plymouth.  Officer Vanderheiden is a valuable member of our public safety family and he will be missed.  We thank him for his service and wish him well!

Public Works

Mill Street Parking Structure

Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) continues to make good progress on the Mill Street Parking Structure project. Last week, the contractor completed the majority of the installation of the storm water retention system and, this week, began 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.
  • May 13-17       Precast Panel installation     Middle third of Mill Street closed
  • May 18-20       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 (5-8-17)
Mill Street Parking Structure- Placing the precast fascia panels (5-8-17)

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.  The Dakota Rail trail will remain open for the duration of the project. One crew has begun installation of the new gravity sewer, beginning at Ferndale Road, while another crew has begun pipe installation on County Road 15. 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

2017 Street Improvement project

City staff has prepared plans and opened bids 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

Hennepin County is nearly finished with the replacement and upgrade of the pedestrian ramps at the intersection of Central Avenue and Wayzata Boulevard.  This project is part of the county’s ADA Sidewalk Accessibility Plan (  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.

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.

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.

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy has informed the City that tree trimming will begin soon in the City of Wayzata.  Customers have been or will be notified in advance.

happy mother's day!

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Happy Mother's Day!

Celebrate Mom at the Muni.


Live Music for May 18, 8-11 p.m.

Shane Martin is back to play live at the Wayzata Bar & Grill. As always, no cover charge and late night happy hour.

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Join our text club to receive exclusive offers from 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!

David’s Picks, May 12, 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.

612 Brewing, May 12, 4-6pm, Who doesn’t like free beer?612 Brewery samples will be flowing. Stop in for a taste.

Next week tasting sneak peek:
Joia, May 19, 4-7pm
Ace Cider, May 20, 3-6pm

domaine serene

Save the Date: Buy the Glass Domaine Serene Tasting

May 24, 5-7p.m.

This is a great opportunity to try Domaine Serene and other several top shelf wines plus you get to keep the glass. Cost is $10 to buy the glass. During this time you can save 20% off Domaine Serene wines.

Stop in for great savings!


Stella Artois
12 pks
Sale $13.99


LaMarca Prosecco
Sale $12.99


Hendricks Gin
Sale $23.99


Happy Mother's Day!


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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