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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Music in the Park                                        Sunday           June 11      4:30-5:30 p.m.

Wayzata Fire vs Police Softball Game      Thursday        June 15     6 p.m.

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Mill Street Parking Structure

Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) continues to make good progress on the Mill Street Parking Structure project. This week, significant site work around the ramp was completed, including concrete curb on Mill Street, sidewalk and retaining walls on Broadway, repaving of Mill Street. Landscaping above the north retaining wall will continue for the next several weeks. The upper level of the Mill Street Parking Ramp, as well as the on street parking on Mill Street, is anticipated to be available starting this Friday evening. This will open approximately 160 new stalls on the upper level and 30 parking stalls on the north side of Mill Street. The entire parking ramp is scheduled to open in early July. 
Mill Street Parking Structure (6-8-17) – Upper Level to Open on June 9, 2017
Mill Street Parking Structure (6-8-17) – Upper Level to Open on June 9, 2017

Wayzata Farmers Market Moving June 15

The Wayzata Farmers Market will be moving to the municipal lot at Broadway Avenue and Lake Street (near COV) on June 15. There will be fresh produce, fresh baked bread, coffee, honey, olive oils, fresh lamb, smoked cheeses, and lots more at the market. There are also lots of new vendors to check out next week at the new Lake Street location!

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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! Thank you to Anchor Bank for sponsoring this event.
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Music in the Park

The new Sunday Music in the Park concert series kicks off this Sunday! The free music events will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Klapprich Park in June and August.

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! The series is sponsored by the Parks and Trails Board.

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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.

Water Sampling & Analysis

Hennepin County monitors the beach by sampling and analyzing the water to make sure it is safe for swimming. You can view a public beach map showing openings and closings on the Hennepin County website.

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Ask the Mayor

Nothing better than summer in Wayzata! Watch the latest Ask the Mayor show to find out all about the events happening in June and July. Guests include Wayzata Wine & Spirits General Manager Kevin Castellano, Wayzata Chamber President Becky Pierson, Wayzata Fire Department Fire Chief Kevin Klapprich, and City Manager Jeffrey Dahl.


Summer Park Programming Starts June 12!

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!


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.


Live Show! Science Spectacular

Wednesday, June 14, 1-1:45 p.m.
For families. Kick off a summer of learning with Mad Science of Minnesota. This interactive, outdoor program will wow you will science experiments: a fountain of sticky soda, an avalanche of bubbles and more! Weather permitting, the program will take place outdoor in the Children’s Garden.
Sponsored by Friends of Wayzata Library. In collaboration with Mad Science of Minnesota and the City of Wayzata.
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Our Furry Friends: Therapy Animals

Saturday, June 17, 1-1:45 p.m.
All ages. Learn all about therapy animals: how they’re trained, what they do, and why they’re important. Sign up in advance for your child to read with a therapy animal for 15 minutes after the program.
Entering K-grade 5. To reserve a 15-minute time slot for your child to read with a therapy animal between 2-3:30 p.m., call the Wayzata Library at 612-543-6150 or stop in at the Service Desk.
Registration for Read with an Animal begins May 4. In collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.
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Wayzata Wednesdays

Wayzata Wednesdays is back! Stop by area businesses where you see the green Wayzata Wednesday logo on the sidewalks every Wednesday from now until August.
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Wayzata Art Experience

Join us June 24 & 25 for our annual summer celebration, Wayzata Art Experience!  Whether you’re looking to start an art collection or just want to buy yourself a gift – this art fair boasts over 100 fine artists from across the country that will display and sell their unique works of art along Lake Street. Art lovers of all ages will enjoy live music, amazing food, craft beer and wine, sailboat rides, artful garden landscapes, and more!  Also, make sure to mark your calendars for the Antique and Classic Boat Show, which will be at the Broadway Docks by CoV on Sunday, June 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Special thanks to our major sponsor - TCF Bank. For the full schedule of events, visit


Picture Wayzata Photography Contest

Don’t forget your camera when you head out around Wayzata. The Picture Wayzata Photo Contest is returning in July! Entries for the photo contest will be accepted July 17-September 17, 2017. New this year, all photos will be voted on by the public on Facebook to determine the winner of each category! Go to for more information.

Department Updates:


The annual Second Call meeting took place on May 22. Fire Chief Kevin Klapprich updated those in attendance on the history of the Second Call Department and on happenings in the Fire Department since the previous meeting. As of June 5, we raised $26,395 with 296 members for 2017.


Police activities year to date are up 9% over the same period in 2016. This in light of the fact that we’ve been working with one fewer officer since April due to Officer Vanderheiden’s retirement. Last year’s numbers were an all time high. 
A 62 year-old Orono man was arrested for DWI after a 911 caller reported the man staggering and getting into a vehicle in Long Lake. He was located and stopped by police.  His roadside breath test resulted in a BAC of .22. The time of the call was 10:07 AM.
A 34 year-old Spring Park man was arrested for DWI, Possession of a stolen vehicle, and Obstructing the Legal Process with Force. 

Public Works

County Road 112 Reconstruction – Long Lake
Hennepin County, along with their contractor, Eureka Construction, continue 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
Beginning Monday, June 12, Wayzata Boulevard between Cemetery Road and Wolf Pointe Trail will close to traffic. The purpose of the closures are to replace culverts at the creek crossing and complete various utility improvements in the area.  Weather permitting, the segment of roadway is anticipated to be closed for approximately a week.

Additionally, for more information on the project and to sign up to receive project updates, visit the project website at

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.  Pipe installation has been completed and the contractor is now working through the testing of the pipe. Additionally, the contractor has begun the reconstruction of the roadway. Shoreline Drive and the off ramp from County Road 15 are anticipated to be paved the week of June 26. This work is anticipated to be completed by July 3, 2017.  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. For more information on the project and to sign up to receive project updates, visit the project website at

Wayzata Middle School Telecommunication Monopole

Work is anticipated to begin on June 12, 2017.

2017 Sanitary Sewer Lining

The City’s contractor, Lametti and Sons, Inc., has nearly completed 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.  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.    

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 Street Improvement project

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.

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 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

Parks Improvements at Depot

The Public Works Department has completed the installation of two (2) new, portable restrooms at the Wayzata Depot site. The new restrooms are located on the west side of the Depot parking lot and are fully handicapped accessible. The Public Works crew did a wonderful job on constructing the new, lattice screening. This project was initiated by the Parks and Trails Board and approved by the City Council.
New handicapped accessible restrooms at the Depot
New handicapped accessible restrooms at the Depot

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Live Music for Thursday, June 15, 8-11 p.m.

Stop in for live music with Don Douglas.

As always, no cover charge!

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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.

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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


Upcoming Tastings

Stop in to our FREE tasting!

June 9, 4-6p.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 next gathering!


Anew Pinot Grigio
Sale $6.99


Cavit Pinot Grigio
1.5 LTR
Sale $10.99


Titos Vodka 1.75
Sale $28.99


Louis Martini Cab. Sauv.
90 points
Sale $12.99

sauv blanc

Stags Leap Sauv. Blanc
89 points
Sale $19.99


Caymus Cab. Sauv.
94 points
Sale $69.99


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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