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Memorial Day

City Hall will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday.  Additionally, the Memorial Day Holiday means no trash, recycling or organics pick-up until Tuesday for Randy’s Monday residential customers. Randy’s asks that you have trash out by 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!
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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.
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City Docks

Lake Minnetonka boaters can pull up to the docks by the historic Wayzata Depot or the docks located off Lake Street and Broadway and city dock staff will assist boaters by tying up boats to the docks. City dock staff hours are Thursdays and Fridays 3-9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., and holidays 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., starting May 26 until September 10. No overnight mooring is permitted at either location.

Watercraft Inspections during the Boating Season

Remember to inspect your boat for harmful aquatic invasive species.  Agencies such as the LMCD and the MN DNR will inspect watercraft in Wayzata Bay for violations. Remember to Clean, Drain and Dispose. For more details on preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, go to

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Thank You Volunteers!!

A special thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and talent to the City so far this year! Volunteers helped beautify our city with the Bushaway Landscape Planting and the 8th annual Dig It Day. Also, thanks to the adopt a garden volunteers who continue to maintain their assigned city gardens. Thanks to the Wayzata High School Football Team for spending a Saturday morning pulling buckthorn from the Big Woods. Thank you to the Arden Mills volunteers who cleared some of the invasive garlic mustard plants from the Big Woods.
A big thanks goes to Lynn McCarthy, Wayzata’s Volunteer Coordinator, who oversaw a tremendous volunteer schedule in April and May. More thanks goes to the newsletter delivery team, Nancy and Jerry Johnson; the administrative helpers at Public Works, Deeby Kadrie, Karen Hoglund and Barb Colvano; and the speakers and activity facilitators at the Boardwalk Apartments; and our volunteer event photographer, Joel Papa. Many thanks go to all of the Volunteer Committee team leaders: Jan Himan, Pat Broyles, Joel Papa, Deeby Kadrie, Merrily Borg Babcock, and Beth Davis. Thank you!!!

Photos from the 2017 Dig It Day are on the City's Facebook page. Thanks for coming out on the rainy day and planting the flowers!
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Summer Programming Starting Soon!

Many classes for the Wayzata Summer Recreation and Program start in June. Check out all the class offerings for kids, teens and adults at or call 952-401-6800 for details. Register for a class today!

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Music in the Park

Save the dates for the new Sunday Music in the Park programs in June and August, sponsored by the Parks and Trails Board. The free music events will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Klapprich Park. A perfect setting for a picnic while you enjoy the music.

The series kicks off on June 11 with Luke Westermeyer and his group of Wayzata High School students and graduates playing jazz and family-friendly music. Other programs will feature: Below Zero, a jazz and fusion group from the MacPhail Center for Music on June 18; Blue Groove, a bluegrass band on August 6; and Ars Nova Brass Quintet from the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra on August 13. Don’t forget to bring a chair or a picnic blanket!


Ride the Trolley Starting June 13

The Lake Minnetonka Trolley is back in Wayzata! During the 2017 season, the trolley will run on the hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting on June 13 until August 31. There are 16 stops marked with the LMT signs throughout our community. A map of the route is online at and paper copies at City Hall and various locations in Wayzata.
In addition, the Wayzata Bar & Grill and the Wayzata Wine & Spirits is sponsoring the trolley to run during the month of July for concerts featured at the Wayzata Depot. This special route will assist people from the east to west end along Lake Street from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights in July.
Questions? Email or call the company that operates the trolley, Renee’s Limousines, at (763) 551-1919.

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Wayzata Beach Lifeguards on duty starting June 10

Wayzata Beach will have lifeguards on duty beginning June 10 through August 13 from noon to 6 p.m. daily, weather permitting. All public parks are closed for access between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. Parking permits are needed at the beach for some parking spaces. Beach parking permits are free to residents and are available at City Hall. Permits also allow residents into the compost site at Public Works. Residents must provide name, address, and license plates numbers registered at their Wayzata address to obtain a permit. A number of non-permit parking spaces are available at the back of the lot and along streets.

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Fire vs. Police Softball Game

The Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition invites you to the annual Anchor Bank Cup on Thursday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Klapprich Field. Come watch the Wayzata Police Department take on the Wayzata Fire Department in a charity softball game. The winning team of the Anchor Bank Cup gets $501. Second place winner gets $499. The departments play for the Second Call and the Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition.   The public is encouraged to attend and cheer them on. Join us to see who wins bragging rights for this year!

Classic Cars

Residents from the Boardwalk were taken for a ride around town in classic cars. These classics range from 1919 to 1921. Thanks to our volunteers who coordinated the event and for taking the photos to share on the city's Facebook page.


Department Updates:


A Wayzata woman was arrested for DWI after being stopped for an equipment violation.  She had two unbelted children in the car.  This was her third alcohol related offense.
Officers respond to an assault in the 200 block of Grove Lane.  A 31 year-old Minnetonka man was arrested for domestic assault.   
The department is investigating two vulnerable adult and two child protection cases that were reported this week.

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 installation of the precast wall panels around the perimeter of the structure. This week, the contractor began preparations for the installation of 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, May 30, 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 (5-24-17)
Mill Street Parking Structure (5-24-17)

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 and County Road 15.  The crew that began at Ferndale Road, has installed over 2000 feet of the planned 3000 feet of gravity sewer, while the crew on County Road 15, near the ramps to Highway 12, is nearing completion of the forcemain section of the project. The contractor is tentatively planning to begin the reconstruction of the roadway, next week. The marked detour takes eastbound motorists to Central Avenue, via Highway 12. 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

2017 Sanitary Sewer Lining

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

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.

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

Special Event Permits

Staff has processed to following Special Event permits to be held in June and early-July. (Staff is aware of a few more events that will require a permit but application has not yet been made)
        DATE OF EVENT             NAME OF EVENT
  • June 1   Thursday         Smile Network Gala at the Wayzata Brew Works
  • June 3   Saturday          Wai Nani Surf & Paddle at the Wayzata Beach
  • June 16 Friday              Armed Forces Fishing Celebration at the Wayzata Depot
  • June 17 Saturday          Celebration of Colombia Gala on West Ferndale
  • June 17 Saturday          Faster than the Pastor at St. Bart’s Catholic Church
  • June 23 Friday              Wine on Wayzata Bay at the Wayzata Yacht Club
  • June 24-25 Sat & Sun   Wayzata Art Experience on Lake Street Downtown
  • June 29 Thursday         Mary Solberg Art Exhibit at the Wayzata Brew Works
  • July 4    Tuesday           Flying Pancake Breakfast at the Wayzata Depot
  • July 4    Tuesday           Wayzata Kiddie Parade in Broadway North Neighborhood
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Wayzata Bar & Grill

Happy Memorial Day!

We are open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Memorial Day.

Live Music for Thursday, June 1, 8-11 p.m.

Come to the Wayzata Bar & Grill for live music with Sam Kuusisto!


Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Open Memorial Day

Stop in for savings! We are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Memorial Day.

Upcoming Tastings

Stop in to our FREE tastings!

Surly Tasting, May 26, 3-6p.m., Who doesn’t like free beer? Stop in to the Wayzata Wine & Spirits for a tasting of Surly!

Deep Eddy Vodka Tasting, May 26, 4-7p.m., Come by the shop for a sample of Deep Eddy Vodka!

Milou Wine Tasting, May 27, 3-6p.m., Stop in for a taste of Milou wines. We will be pouring red, white and rosé, Averean pinot noir, and  “the Emily.”

Stock up for your Memorial Day weekend gathering!


12 pks
Sale $11.99


Cavit Pinot Grigio
1.5 LTR
Sale $10.99


Jack Daniels
Sale $24.99


La Crema Rose


pinot noir

La Crema Sonoma Pinot Noir


La Crema Sonoma Chardonnay


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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