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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Music in the Park                                                    Sun. June 18         4:30-5:30 p.m.

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting              Mon. June 19         7 p.m.

Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting            Tues. June 20        5-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                               Tues. June 20        7 p.m.
Parks & Trails Board Meeting                                Wed. June 21        6 p.m.
Housing & Redevelopment Authority Meeting    Thurs. June 22      7:30 a.m.

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Father's Day is Sunday! Find that perfect gift for dad in Wayzata while supporting local businesses! Happy Father’s Day!
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Fire vs. Police Softball Game

The annual Anchor Bank Cup was held on Thursday night where the Wayzata Police Department battled the Wayzata Fire Department in a charity softball game. The Wayzata Police Department pulled off a win, 23-19. The WPD won $501 that they will donate to the Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition. The WFD received $499 that they will donate to the WFD's Second Call fund. Thank you to Anchor Bank for sponsoring this event.
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Music in the Park

Join us for the Music in the Park concert series 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 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.


Summer Park Programming

Many classes for the Wayzata Summer Recreation and Program are still available. Check out all the class offerings for kids, teens and adults at or call 952-401-6800 for details.

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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 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:

Planning & Building

The Hotel Landing- 925 Lake Street
The Hotel Landing is holding a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 16. The hotel has 92 luxury rooms and suites, two-story restaurant ninetwentyfive, featuring seating for 285 people; a Nordic-style spa, full-service fitness area, upscale meeting and banquet facilities, and bridal suites.
The Planning Commission has a meeting on Monday, June 19. The agenda for the meeting includes review of the following development applications:

  • Holiday Station stores is proposing to add a dynamic/digital wall sign on the south building elevation at 1325 Wayzata Blvd. The proposal requires a variance
  • Buell Consulting, on behalf of T-Mobile Central, is proposing to install wireless telecommunications equipment on the roof of the building at 800 Wayzata Blvd E. The proposal requires a conditional use permit.


A 52 year-old resident of Long Lake Assisted Living facility was reported missing.  The case is under investigation.
The department responded to 11 reported motor vehicle accidents and eight medical emergencies during the week.
Interviews for the vacant police officer position will take place next week.

Public Works

Mill Street Parking Structure

Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) continues to make good progress on the Mill Street Parking Structure project. The upper level of the parking ramp, as well as the on street parking on Mill Street, opened for public use late Friday afternoon. This will make approximately 160 new stalls on the upper level and 30 parking stalls on the north side of Mill Street available to the public. Landscaping above the north retaining wall will continue for the next several weeks, as well as the construction of the two (2) entry portals on Mill Street.  Installation of the wood screening around the perimeter of the building will begin next week and continue for several weeks. The entire parking ramp is scheduled to open in early July.
Mill Street Parking Structure (6-15-17) – Upper level now open
Mill Street Parking Structure (6-15-17) – Upper level now open

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 construction area extends from Willow Drive to Wolf Pointe Trail.
Beginning Monday, June 12, County Road 112 between Cemetery Road and Wolf Pointe Trail was closed to traffic.  The purpose of the closure was to replace culverts at the creek crossing and complete various utility improvements in the area.  Weather permitting, this segment of roadway is anticipated to be reopened by June 17.
Beginning June 19, County Road 112 will be closed at Long Lake Creek, between Brown Road and Lake Street.  Weather permitting, this closure is planned for one week.  Local streets will be open, yet not marked as an official detour.

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.  The contractor has begun the reconstruction of the roadway so, Shoreline Drive and the off ramp from County Road 15 are anticipated to begin being paved the week of June 19.  Paving and striping of the roadway will continue into the week of June 26.  Shoreline Drive and the ramps to/from County Rd. 15 will remain closed until all work is complete.  Motorists are asked to continue to use the detour and stay out of the construction zone until the road opens.  This project is anticipated to be completed, and the roadway reopened to traffic, by July 3, 2017.  For more information on the project and to sign up to receive project updates, visit the project website at
Shoreline Drive – Paving preparation
Shoreline Drive – Paving preparation

Wayzata Middle School Telecommunication Monopole

The contractor, Structural Tower Services began work on June 13, 2017. This week they installed silt fence and began the construction of the new driveway to the tower site. Next week, they will begin the excavation for the tower’s footing.

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 Sanitary Sewer Lining

The City’s contractor, Lametti and Sons, Inc., has completed the installation of the Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) liner sewer mains on Central Avenue South, Circle Drive East, Glenbrook Road, Huntington Ave South, and Shady Lane. They continue to work in the area adjacent to Grand Avenue.

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.

Wayzata Blvd/Superior Blvd Intersection

At the June 6, 2017 Wayzata City Council meeting, the Council reviewed two options for the realignment of the Wayzata Blvd/Superior Blvd intersection.  Ultimately, the Council recommended moving forward with the design of Option 2, by a 3-2 vote. This option will realign Superior Blvd to line up with Benton Avenue.  Staff and their consultant will be working on design with the intent to present plans to the Council again in late fall/early winter. A picture of the concept drawing of Option 2 can be seen below.

Proposed realignment of Wayzata Blvd/Superior Blvd intersection
Proposed realignment of Wayzata Blvd/Superior Blvd intersection

Municipal Parking Lot (behind CoV)

The Public Works Department has posted additional “No Parking” signs in the Municipal Parking Lot behind CoV, to address vehicles that have been parking illegally.  Vehicles have been parking in unstriped areas. The City is required to maintain a minimum drive lane width of 20 feet to ensure fire and police accessibility.

Miscellaneous Public Works

The Street Department will soon begin the repainting of crosswalks, stop bars, turn arrows, and parking stalls. This work will begin on Lake Street, next week, in preparation for the Wayzata Art Experience.

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 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        Saturday        Wayzata Brew Works – Beer Run on the Dakota Trail
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
July 23         Sunday           Wayzata Legion Ribfest
July 28         Friday            *Wounded Warriors Bike Ride between Mound & Wayzata

*No Special Event Permit Required

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Father's Day is June 18!

We love dads!  Heck, we've got a lot of dads who work here!  On Sunday, bring your dad (and the family) in for a Father's Day meal.  Hint:  Dads love burgers and beer, and hate having to get all dressed up!  From our dads to yours, Happy Father's Day!


Live Music for Thursday, June 22, 8-11 p.m.

Tommy Reycraft is back to play live! No cover charge and we have late-night Happy Hour!

Liven Up Your Wednesday!

Wayzata Wednesdays celebrates all the shopping, food and drink specials around town. Stop in Wednesday and check out our happy hour and late night happy hour specials.
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Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Father's Day Gifts

Surprise dear old dad with one of his favorite wines, beers or spirits! And if Dad likes cigars, we've got a great collection!
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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

We're pleased to be a presenting sponsor at this year's event on June 23!  Tickets are available now, just visit the website We'll be sampling over 100 bottles of wine from area wine merchants and suppliers. It's a great night of fun and benefits the Wayzata Community Sailing Center.


Upcoming Tastings

June 16, 3-6pm, 612 Brewery samples will be flowing. Stop in for a taste.

June 17, 12-3pm, Stop by for a taste from Tattersall! We'll have several samples from this local Minneapolis distillery.


Stop in for these great savings!


Franciscan Napa Chardonnay
Sale $14.99


Beringer Napa Chardonnay
Sale $10.99


Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauv
Sale $9.99


Santa Cristina Toscana Red
Sale $10.99


14 Hands Red Blend
Sale $7.99


Columbia Crest Cab. Sauv.
Sale $8.99


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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