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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Night to Unite                                                  Tues.               Aug. 1

Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting     Wed.               Aug. 2             5-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                        Wed.               Aug. 2             7 p.m.
Housing & Redevelopment Authority            Thurs.             Aug. 3            7:30 a.m.

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Night to Unite

August 1, 2017

Neighborhoods throughout the Wayzata area have been gathering to celebrate Night to Unite for more than 30 years.

The day starts with the Night to Unite luncheon at the Wayzata Country Club. You'll get to hear highlights of 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.

Register for the lunch by July 28 at

Then neighbors and friends will gather 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 will be visited by representatives from the Police and Fire Departments, as well as elected officials, city staff, and McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog for community building.
farmers market

Wayzata Farmers Market

Sweet corn is now in season! Stop by the Wayzata Farmers’ Market on August 3 for a free corn roast. At the Farmers’ Market, keep your eyes peeled for lots of fresh produce, tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, green beans, and much more. The market has something for everyone from local lamb meat, fresh roasted coffee beans, jams, fresh popped kettle corn, homemade soaps and lotions, to unique jewelry by local artists. 
Organix Solutions will also be at the market to answer questions about the organics program.
Check out the Wayzata Farmers Market on Lake Street in the municipal parking lot, Thursdays 1:30-5:30 p.m.!

STEM Saturdays

Saturdays thru August 12,  2-3 p.m.

Wayzata Library

Entering K-grade 5. Drop in and explore hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities with teen volunteers. Call ahead to find out what activities will be held at the library.

music in the park

Wayzata's Sunday Music in the Park

Blue Groove, an award-winning contemporary bluegrass band from Minneapolis, will perform on August 6 at the third Sunday Music in the Park program scheduled for Klapprich Park, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., sponsored by the Wayzata Parks and Trails Board. To learn more about this lively group of musicians that has performed at numerous Twin Cities venues, check out
On August 13, the final concert for the summer season will feature Ars Nova Brass Quintet, musicians from the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra who will play a wide range of music, including pop, classical, and Dixie.
Bring your own chairs or blankets to set up on the beautiful, shady hillside along the southeast corner of Klapprich Park, near the intersection of Wayzata Blvd. and Minnetonka Ave.

Department Updates:



Photography Contest Entries Now Accepted Thru September 17

Do you have any photos taken around Wayzata? If so, we are looking for your photos! You don't have to be a professional photographer--we are looking for everyday photos around Wayzata.

  1. Candid Community Moments (people and activities around Wayzata)
  2. City Snapshots (streetscapes, businesses, or any location around the city)
  3. View from Up High (fire up the drone camera...we are looking for aerial shots to get a different perspective from up high of Wayzata)
  4. Wild Wayzata (wildlife, nature and animals)
The Picture Wayzata Photo Contest will be accepting entries at After the contest closes for entries, photos from all four categories will be complied into four albums for voting on by the public on the City's Facebook page to determine the winner of each category!

Submit your photos at then tell your friends to vote for your photo on Facebook! First place winner of each of the four categories will win a gift card to the Wayzata Bar & Grill (and of course bragging rights).

Notify Me

The City of Wayzata is now offering a new email subscription list for notifications related to city ordinance changes. This list will provide information about proposed ordinance changes, similar to public notices that are posted in the newspaper.
If you would would like to sign up for this list, go to and click the notify me link.


The Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is coming up on Monday, August 7. Don’t forget to sign up to donate!
Sign-up online at and enter sponsor code 3327 or call Memorial Blood Centers at 1-888-448-3253.
battle of the badges


Plans continue to develop for Night to Unite on August 1st.  The day will begin with the Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition’s Night to Unite Luncheon at 11:30 at the Wayzata Country Club.  A preliminary schedule has been completed for the neighborhood visits later in the evening.  Three entourages will be out in the community from 5:30-8:10 PM.  A fourth entourage will head to Long Lake to meet with Long Lake Fire and make visits in that city.  Staging will take place at the Wayzata Fire Department beginning at 5:00. 
A planning meeting was held this week for the Beach Bash concerts on September 8th and 9th.  No major changes have been proposed.
Officers responded to five domestic related calls during the week, four of which involved a domestic assault.

Public Works/Engineering

Mill Street Parking Structure

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 9:00 AM on Thursday, August 10, 2017. The public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments and tours will be provided.

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).  Paving has been completed on Huntington Avenue (next to the Edina Realty building).  Glenbrook Road was milled this week and curb and gutter will be placed next week.

Wayzata Middle School Telecommunication Monopole

The new telecommunications tower was delivered on Monday, June 24.  Unfortunately, due to galvanizing issues, it was not erected.  This work is now scheduled for August 7th.

County Road 15 Mill and Overlay - Wayzata to Orono

Hennepin County, along with their contractor, Bituminous Roadways, has completed the mill and overlay of County Road 15 from just east of Hillside Drive to the Arcola Bridge. 

Special Event Permits

Staff has processed to following Special Event permits to be held in July, August and September.
(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
July 28              Friday              *Wounded Warriors Bike Ride between Mound & Wayzata
Aug 2 & 3         Wed-Thur          Wayzata Community Church Rummage Sale
Aug 5                Saturday           Tour de Tonka Bike Ride
Aug 16              Wednesday      Wayzata Historical Society 35th Anniversary at the Depot
Aug 27              Sunday             Fest of St. Bartholomew
Sept 8               Friday               JJ Hill Days along Lake St (Friday-Sunday)
Sept 10             Sunday             Wayzata Rotary Sun.   Motorsport Show-JJ Hill Days
Sept 15             Friday               The Gathering (St. Barts)
*No Special Event Permit Required

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, 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

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Now Hiring for the Fall

The Wayzata Bar & Grill is hiring Hosts. For more information and application, visit  our website or the city’s website.

Wayzata Wine & Spirits


Cidre de Rhuys Tasting

July 28, 4-7p.m., Stop in for a taste of Cidre de Rhuys! A genuine French hard cider produced in a very traditional way since 1928, now available in the US market.


South African Wines Tasting

July 28, 4-7p.m., We are trying a few reds and whites…stop in for a taste of South African Wines!

Peter Lehmann Wines Tasting

July 29, 12-3p.m., Have your taste buds take a trip to Australia with our wine tasting featuring Peter Lehmann Wines! We’ll be pouring free samples. Stop in for a taste.


August Wine of the Month: Pratsch

Stop in and pick up a bottle of our featured wine of the month, Pratsch!
Pratsch Gruner Veltliner LITER bottle reg.$ 15.99, sale $11.99
Pratsch Zweigelt LITER bottle reg. $15.99, sale $11.99
Pratsch Rosé reg. $14.99, sale $11.99
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Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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