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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting       Mon.        June 5             7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting     Tues.        June 6            5-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                        Tues.        June 6            7 p.m.

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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!

music in the park

Music in the Park

Save the dates for the new Sunday Music in the Park concert series 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.

June 11 - The Luke Westermeyer Group (family-friendly, danceable music)
June 18 - Below Zero (jazz musicians from the MacPhail Center for Music)
August 6 - Blue Groove (bluegrass band)
August 13 - Ars Nova Brass Quintet (pop, Dixie, classical and more by members of the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra

Don’t forget to bring a chair or a picnic blanket!

lifeguard on duty

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.

fire vs police

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!

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.

Department Updates:


The Wayzata Fire Department responded to 20 calls for service during the month of May.

Planning and Building

The Planning Commission will meet on Monday, June 5th 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 a fire at an apartment in the 400 block of Rice Street.  A male was found deceased inside. The case is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall’s Office.
Officers responded to a welfare check at an apartment in the 1800 block of May Street in Long Lake. A 79 year-old Long Lake woman was found deceased inside. The death did not appear to be suspicious in nature.  The case is under investigation.
More than $11 million in funding for Safety improvements on Highway 12 at County Roads 90 and 92 was included in the bonding bill that passed last week. This was accomplished in large part due to the hard work of the Highway 12 Safety Coalition.

Public Works

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 nearly completed the installation of the gravity sewer, while the crew on County Road 15, near the ramps to Highway 12, has completed the installation of the forcemain section of the project.  The contractor is tentatively planning to begin the reconstruction of the roadway, next week.  Tentatively, the contractor is planning to repave shoulders on County Road 15 beginning June 5.  Shoreline Drive and the off ramp from County Road 15 are anticipated to be paved the weeks of June 19 and June 26, respectively.  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

Mill Street Parking Structure

Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) continues to make good progress on the Mill Street Parking Structure project. Last week, A&P and their subcontractors began the installation of the lights, railing on the north retaining wall, and installation of the entry portals on Mill Street. This week, the contractor began site work around the ramp including concrete curb on Mill Street, sidewalk and retaining walls on Broadway, and will soon be landscaping above the north retaining wall.  Milling and overlaying of the pavement on Mill Street is likely to occur next week. The concrete and paving work will require a full closure of Mill Street, next week.  The upper level of parking is anticipated to be available for use in mid-June.
Mill Street Parking Structure (5-31-17)
Mill Street Parking Structure (5-31-17)

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 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. 

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.)

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 Wayzata
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

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Gull Dam Sampling Night

Join us on Thursday, June 8th from 4-7pm as we welcome Gull Dam Brewing to the Wayzata Bar & Grill! We will have Gull Dam Brewing’s IPA available on draft all day for $5 and they will have samples of at least 3 of their other beers.

Gull Dam I.P.A. IPA – American, West Coast Style
West coast style I.P.A. with just the right blend of hops and citrus to refresh the flavorful soul.
6.9% ABV
65 IBU
Gull Dam Brewing Co
Nisswa, MN
gull dam sampling night
shane martin

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

Shane Martin is back to perform live at the Wayzata Bar & Grill. As always, no cover charge!


New on draft - Ballast Point Sculpin.

We had great success with Dogfish Head from the East Coast being as it is regarded as one of the best craft beers in America. We felt it would only be fair to bring in a West Coast representative, but only if it had the pedigree that could match Dogfish. Ballast Point has that pedigree and you owe it to yourself to stop in and see why this beer is so revered in the beer drinking community!
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Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Join and Enter to Win!

Join our text club for a chance to win a $50 gift card!
When you join our free text club, you’ll get the latest on new sales, limited/rare items, events and tastings. We send out 1 to 2 messages per week.
Text WWS to 57711, and reply yes to join! Winner will be notified via text on 7/1!
No purchase necessary. Must be 21 or older to join.

wine on wayzata bay

Wine on Wayzata Bay

Join Wayzata Wine & Spirits on Friday, June 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. for the Wine on Wayzata Bay event at the Wayzata Yacht Club, sponsored by Wayzata Wine & Spirits. Choose from more than 100 wines to sample! Try food from area lake restaurants including the Wayzata Bar & Grill. To purchase tickets and for more information, go to

cayman Jack

Upcoming Tastings

Stop in to our FREE tasting!

June 3, Noon-3p.m., Join us for a tasting of Cayman Jack! This is a great way to try the product and ask questions. Stop by and try a sample!


June Wine of the Month

Our June Wine of the Month is Milou Rouge, Blanc,and Rosé. All three wines regularly $12.99, will be on sale $9.99.


June Beer of the Month

Stop in and pick up a 12 pack of Surly #MERICA! or XTRA-CITRA PALE ALE.
On sale for $14.99 during the month of June.

Stock up for your next gathering!


Folonari Pinot Grigio
Sale $6.99


Cavit Pinot Grigio
1.5 LTR
Sale $10.99


Jack Daniels
Sale $24.99


Siltstone Pinot Noir

Sale $12.99

pinot noir

Presqu'ile Pinot Noir
Sale $24.99

Bacardi Rum

Bacardi Rum 1.75
Sale $19.99


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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