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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Dig It Day                                    Sunday     May 21      8:15 a.m.

Second Call Annual Meeting     Monday     May 22      6:30 p.m.

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Dig It Day--Date Changed

Due to the weather forecast, we are going to move the Dig It Day to Sunday, May 21 at 8:15a.m. People who were signed up were contacted about the change...however, if we did not hear from you about this date change, please confirm if you can attend by calling 612-270-3308. Don’t forget your gardening gloves and garden trowels.We hope to see you on Sunday!

Supporting the Wayzata Fire Department

Come show your support for the Wayzata Fire Department! 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.

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Memorial Day Commemorations

Join Mayor Ken Willcox and the Wayzata Legion in remembering the men and women who died while serving our country.
Mayor Willcox will be the speaker at the Wayzata Memorial Day commemorations at Summit Park Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. and Heritage Park at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29. There will be a brief program featuring Wayzata American Legion honor guard ceremony with rifle salute and taps at each location.
Summit Hill Cemetery is located at Wayzata Boulevard and Old Hwy. 12, Wayzata.
Heritage Park is located at the corner of Wayzata Boulevard and Central Avenue, Wayzata.
For more information, call the Wayzata American Legion at (952) 473-7678.

Department Updates:


After more than 30 years as a police officer, the last 23 of which with the Wayzata Police Department, Officer Bob Vanderheiden retired on Tuesday.  He is the first Wayzata police officer to retire in more than 13 years. Officer Vanderheiden enjoyed working in Wayzata and connected with many in the community.  We wished him well at an open house on Monday. Bob will be missed. A process is in progress to find Bob’s replacement. Photos from his retirement are on our Facebook and Twitter page.
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St. Bartholomew’s kindergarten class showed their appreciation Thursday to the Wayzata Police Department as part of National Police Week. The students presented gift bags and treats to the officers. Thank you St. Bart's for the treats and gifts! Photos are on our Facebook and Twitter page!
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Public Works

Mill Street Parking Structure

Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) continues to make good progress on the Mill Street Parking Structure project. This week, the contractor completed the installation of the precast wall panels around the perimeter of the structure. Next week, the contractor will begin the site work around the ramp including curb on Mill Street, sidewalk and retaining walls on Broadway, and landscaping above the north retaining wall.  The concrete work will require a closure of the west end of Mill Street, beginning May 24 or 25, as the contractor will be installing a new, raised crosswalk across Mill Street.  The upper level of parking is anticipated to be available for use in mid-to-late June.
Mill Street Parking Structure – Precast fascia panel completion (5-18-17)
Mill Street Parking Structure – Precast fascia panel completion (5-18-17)

Met Council Sewer Project – Shoreline Drive

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) and their contractor, S.M. Hentges, continue to make good progress on their work on Shoreline Drive.  The crew installing gravity sewer, beginning at Ferndale Road, has advanced to the Blake School while another crew continues pipe installation on County Road 15, near the ramps to Highway 12.  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.  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

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.

2017 Sanitary Sewer Lining

The City’s contractor, Lametti and Sons, Inc., began the cleaning and televising of the sewer mains on Central Avenue South, Circle Drive East, Glenbrook Road, Grand Avenue, Huntington Ave South, and Shady Lane, this week, in preparation for the lining of these pipes.  The lining of the existing sewer main with a Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) liner 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 throughout the City.  The contractor began lining on Glenbrook Road late this week. 

Wayzata Middle School Telecommunication Monopole

City staff and their consultant held a preconstruction meeting with the contractor, Structural Tower Services, on Wednesday, May 17th to discuss the upcoming installation of the new telecommunications tower.  Work is anticipated to begin on June 12, 2017.

2017 Street Improvement project

The Wayzata City Council awarded the 2017 Street Improvements project to Valley Paving, Inc. at their May 16th meeting.  The project includes 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 has not yet started this work.  Staff is awaiting an updated schedule.

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 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.

Now Hiring

The City of Wayzata is currently hiring a Public Service Worker in the Street Department. The deadline to apply is May 31 at 2:30 p.m. Go to  for application and job description.


Wayzata Bar & Grill

Live Music for Saturday, May 20, 8-11 p.m.

CJ Smith brings his unique acoustic style to Wayzata Bar & Grill. This up and coming MN musician never fails to put on an unforgettable performance. No cover charge.


Live Music for Thursday, May 25, 8-11 p.m.

Stop by the Wayzata Bar & Grill for live music with Mark Stary and Brian Johnson.

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Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Upcoming Tastings

Free Samples? You Betcha!
Joia, May 19, 4-7p.m., Classic drinks ready-to-go for your drinking pleasure. Stop in for a sample of Joia drinks!

Ace Cider, May 20, 3-6p.m., Join us for a tasting of Ace Cider!
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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!


Sociable Cider
4 pks
Sale $8.99


Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon
Sale $19.99


Titos Vodka
1.75 LTR
Sale $28.99


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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