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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Wine on Wayzata Bay         Friday                          June 23           6:30-9:30 p.m.

Wayzata Art Experience     Saturday & Sunday   June 24-25

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Wayzata Art Experience

It’s the Wayzata Art Experience Weekend! There are many fun and exciting events planned on Saturday and Sunday– visit for more information. Lake Street will close today (Friday) at 3 p.m. from Broadway Ave. to Minnetonka Ave. and the Municipal parking lot for event preparations.


Nocturnal Adaptation

Monday, June 26, 1-1:45 p.m.
This program takes place at Wayzata City Hall Community Room. For families. Discover the amazing adaptions of nocturnal animals and how they survive at night. Note: Animals will not be available if heat index reaches 95 degrees outdoors and 100 degrees indoors.
Sponsor: Friends of Hennepin County Library. Collaborator: Minnesota Zoo.

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.


Photography Contest

Don’t forget your camera at the Wayzata Art Experience!

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.

Lake Effect Conservancy

The Lake Effect Conservancy Board presented a new fundraising campaign video this week. The City's Lake Effect Project page has a link to view the Wayzata Lake Effect Board Walk Campaign.

Night to Unite

It’s not too early to start planning your Night to Unite Party!
Each year on the first Tuesday night in August, the City of Wayzata hosts “Night to Unite,” a summer evening dedicated to celebrating and strengthening the commitment to a safe community. For Wayzata residents, this is an opportunity to put together a neighborhood celebration, gather with neighbors and friends and get to know one another, play some games with the kids, enjoy a few hot-off-the-grill favorites, and encourage crime prevention.
Neighborhoods are asked to register their block party so representatives from the Police and Fire Departments, as well as elected officials, city staff, and McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog can stop by to visit the parties that evening from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. for community building. If you are hosting a block party, go to and fill out the registration form by July 21.

Department Updates:


Wayzata Police responded Wednesday afternoon to a two car accident at the 1000 block of East Wayzata Boulevard. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and two people were transported to the hospital.
The accident under investigation by the Wayzata Police Department with assistance from the Minnesota State Patrol, who are providing accident reconstruction services in relation to the incident.

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 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. Weather permitting, the roadway will reopen by Monday, June 26.

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 1, 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.  Next week, they will begin the excavation and pouring 70 yards of concrete for the tower’s footing. The Contractor will notify the City as to the specific day they will start the concrete pour. The contractor has been given approval to start the concrete pour at 6:00 am and is allowed to work until 8:00 pm.  Once they start the concrete pour, it will take approximately 15 hours to complete.

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.

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 has begun the repainting of crosswalks, stop bars, turn arrows, and parking stalls. This work has begun on Lake Street, in preparation for the Wayzata Art Experience.
Barry Avenue South is scheduled to be closed Thursday, June 29th only, to allow Q3 Contracting to complete asphalt removal and replacement, to finalize job as part of gas main replacement work that was completed late fall of 2016.

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 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

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Wine On Wayzata Bay

We will be serving up food tonight at the Wine on Wayzata Bay event. We hope to see you there!
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Wayzata Art Experience

Enjoy walking around the Wayzata Art Experience with a refreshing glass of wine or ice cold craft beer. Our booth will be in the Municipal parking lot at Lake Street and Broadway.


Live Music for Thursday, June 29, 8-11 p.m.

Mark Stary and Brian Johnson perform a wide variety of cover favorites in Country, Pop, Rock, Blues, and Oldies. No cover charge and we have late-night Happy Hour!

Zima at the Muni!

Zima is back, but not for long. You can order Zima at the Wayzata Bar & Grill and Wayzata Wine & Spirits have them on store shelves to take home. Stop in and enjoy a blast from the past, while supplies last.
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Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Wine on Wayzata Bay Tonight

We're pleased to be a presenting sponsor at this year's event.  We'll be sampling over 100 bottles of wine from area wine merchants and suppliers. We'll see you there tonight!

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Join and Enter to Win!

Only ONE WEEK LEFT to 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.

Upcoming Tastings

Stop in to our FREE tasting!

June 24, 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.”

Stop in for 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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