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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Heritage Preservation Board Meeting       Tues.      July 11       7 p.m.

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Strategic Plan

This past April, the Wayzata City Council met with City Staff to review and update the City’s strategic plan. This week at the Wayzata City Council meeting, the City Council approved the updated plan. The strategic direction for the City covers a four-year period until 2020. The plan outlines five key strategic initiatives including finance, community and city assets. For more information and to view a draft of the plan, please visit the City’s website at
celebrate asia

Celebrate India: From Traditional Folk Dance to Bollywood!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (4:00 PM – 6:30 PM)
Wayzata Library

For families. Celebrate India with traditional folk dances and music featuring performers from R.G.K Modern Indian Dance Academy. Led by Renu Kumar, performances will be at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. with an interactive Bollywood dance workshop, and henna and sari wrapping demonstrations. Join us outdoors for colorful storytelling that celebrates the joy and passion of Indian culture! Bring a blanket to sit on.

Sponsor: Friends of Wayzata Library. Collaborators: R.G.K. Modern Indian Dance Academy, City of Wayzata.
music by the lake

Wayzata's Music by the Lake

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy FREE outdoor concerts at 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Depot Park every Wednesday evening during the month of July. For the complete schedule, go to the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce’s website.

Trolley Service During July Concert Series

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, with a special route that will assist people from the east to west end along Lake Street from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. A map of the route can be found below.

trolley map
music man

Music Man Tribute

The Wayzata Historical Society will pay a tribute to Wayzata’s “Music Man,” Woody Budnick, on Thursday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at the Depot Park. Budnick was the high school bandleader for 38 years spanning the late 1940s through 1970s.  
There will be a brass ensemble playing a few tunes and lead us through the school’s 1960 rouser.  After the presentation of the highlights of Woody’s life and accomplishments, past students will be invited to share stories and memories. Display boards will show many decades of school activities. Refreshments will be provided. In the event of rain, the celebration will be held inside the Depot. The event is free and open to the public. Please bring a blanket or chair to sit on.

Photography Contest

The Picture Wayzata Photo Contest is returning! 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 the City's Facebook page to determine the winner of each category! Go to for more information.

Night to Unite Kickoff Luncheon

Registration Now Open

August 1, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wayzata Country Club (200 Wayzata Blvd W., Wayzata, MN 55391)

Neighborhoods throughout the Wayzata area have been gathering to celebrate Night to Unite for more than 30 years. Join us in kicking off this year's celebration. Wayzata Police Chief, Mike Risvold, will highlight some of the most significant, and sometimes bizarre, cases investigated within the last year. Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition will also present the Jim Fish Award.

To attend the lunch, register for the lunch by clicking the link below.


Night to Unite Block Party Sign Up

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.
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Department Updates:


The Wayzata Fire Department responded to 45 calls for service during the month of June.
Thank you to all the Mini-Olympics and Kiddie Parade participants!

Motor Vehicle

Limited Services July 20-24

There will be limited services at Wayzata Motor Vehicle on July 20-21 and for part of the day on July 24 because of a statewide technology change. Residents will be unable to complete motor vehicle transactions including vehicle registration, titles, tabs, and plates.
Wayzata Motor Vehicle, as well as all other DMV locations statewide, will be switching to a new technology system called MNLARS, starting on July 20 and will be completed by July 24. Wayzata Motor Vehicle will remain open during this time and will continue to provide all other services, including, ATV, boat and snowmobile registration with DNR transactions, driver's license duplicate transactions and passport processing.
MNLARS release scheduled for Monday, July 24th
What is MNLARS?

  • MNLARS is a multi-year initiative of driver and vehicle services to replace its 30-year-old legacy IT system.
  • MNLARS will replace the core functionality for DVS operations.  When finished, it will be an efficient, secure web-based system for driver’s license, ID card, vehicle registration, and ownership transactions.

Thursday, July 20

  • Closed for motor vehicle transactions
  • Open for passports and DNR transactions

Friday, July 21

  • Closed for motor vehicle transactions
  • Open for passports and DNR transactions

Monday, July 24

  • Open for motor vehicle transactions once inventory is validated
  • Open for passports and DNR transactions


Traffic remains constant. The department issued 90 citations and warnings in the past week.  Officers also responded to 13 medicals, five welfare checks, and four motor vehicle accidents.

Public Works

Mill Street Parking Structure

Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) continues to make good progress on the Mill Street Parking Structure project.  The contractor continues the installation of the wood screening around the exterior of the structure.  The lower lever of the parking garage was opened to the public on Friday, June 30.  Access to the lower level will be from the east entry, ONLY, as the contractor will continue work on the west entry and wood screening through mid-July. 
Mill Street Parking Structure (6-29-17) – Lower Level to open June 30
Mill Street Parking Structure (6-29-17) – Lower Level to opened June 30

Met Council Sewer Project – Shoreline Drive

The roadway was reopened to traffic on June 30, 2017.

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 on Glenbrook Road the week of July 17th.

Wayzata Middle School Telecommunication Monopole

The contractor, Structural Tower Services began work on June 13, 2017. Last week, they excavated and poured the tower footing.  They are now begin extending the necessary utilities to the site.  In approximately two (2) weeks, they will begin the erection of the tower.

2017 Sanitary Sewer Lining

The City’s contractor, Lametti and Sons, Inc., has completed the installation of the Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) liner in all areas of the project; Central Avenue South, Circle Drive East, Glenbrook Road, Huntington Ave South, and Shady Lane.  

Miscellaneous Public Works

The Street Department continues the repainting of crosswalks, stop bars, turn arrows, and parking stalls. 

County Road 112 Reconstruction – Long Lake

Hennepin County, along with their contractor, Eureka Construction, continues 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.
Additionally, for more information on the project and to sign up to receive project updates, visit the project website at

County Road 15 Mill and Overlay - Wayzata to Orono

Hennepin County, along with their contractor, Bituminous Roadways, will begin a project to mill and overlay County Road 15 from just east of Hillside Drive to the Arcola Bridge.  This work is anticipated to begin the week of July 10, with curb and drainage repairs.  The following week, they will begin milling and re-paving.  This work is proposed to be done under traffic.

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.

Special Event Permits

Staff has processed to following Special Event permits to be held in July. (Staff is aware of a few more events that will require a permit but application has not yet been made)

July 23         Sunday           Wayzata Legion Ribfest
July 28         Friday            *Wounded Warriors Bike Ride between Mound & Wayzata

*No Special Event Permit Required
happy hour

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Things are heating up outside…Come inside for a cold drink! Stop in for our Twice a Day Happy Hour!
3-6pm Monday-Friday and 9-11pm Monday-Saturday

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Sunday Sales

July 2, 2017 was our first day for Sunday liquor sales. In the six hours we were open, we made over $8,000 in sales.
now open sundays
Parley Lake Winery

Parley Lake Tasting

July 7, 4-6 p.m.,Our good friends from Parley Lake will be sampling their locally grown red and white wines. Stop in for a taste!
Hand Crafted from Minnesota cold hardy grape varietals, Parley Lake Winery makes crisp, clean, whites; unique roses; and luscious, silky reds. They have been growing acres of grapes on their estate for over a decade, such as Frontenac Blanc, Frontenac Gris, Marquette, and La Crescent. 
lakes and legends

Lakes & Legends Tasting

July 13, 5-7p.m., Join us for a Lakes and Legends beer tasting! This local brewery is a must try. Stop in and we’ll pour you a sample!
la crema

July Wine of the Month- La Crema

For the month of July, our Wine of the Month is La Crema! We are featuring 2 Chardonnays, 2 Pinot Noir and a Pinot Grigio. Come in and pick up a bottle at a great price!

Sonoma and Monterrey Chardonnay reg. $17.99 sale $14.99
Pinot Grigio reg. $18.99 sale $15.99
Sonoma and Monterrey Pinot Noir reg. $24.99 sale $19.99

La Crema Tasting

July 14, 5-7p.m., Stop in for samples of our Wine of the Month, La Crema! Come in and we’ll pour you a taste!


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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