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Wayzata 2040, Sailing Ahead

Think Tank Nominations Needed!

The City of Wayzata, with support from Future iQ, is undertaking a community visioning process, which is the community voice of Wayzata’s Comprehensive Plan. The City is inviting nominations for the Think Tank Workshop that will be held across two evenings on September 25 and 26.

Think Tank participants will contribute to:

  • An exercise to determine how “future ready” and successful Wayzata is now, in line with national and international comparisons
  • A review of important global, national and local trends relevant to Wayzata
  • Identification and clustering of the key “drivers” shaping the future of Wayzata
  • Formation of four plausible scenarios for the future for Wayzata
  • Identification of the preferred future and potential action steps to realize this future

Ideal candidates will be forward thinking and positive, have a willingness to share Wayzata knowledge and experience, be committed to attending and actively participating through the duration of the Think Tank.

Are you interested or know someone who would be a good fit? Go to  and click on “Think Tank Nomination.” Nominations close on September 15!


Grab Your Gardening Gloves

Volunteers are needed to help plant trees, shrubs and flowers by the off-ramp of Hwy. 12 by Co. Rd. 101 S. on Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m. to noon.

The annual Pull It Day, a fall cleanup of the city’s public gardens to prepare them for winter, needs some helpers. Pull It volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14.

For more details or to sign up to volunteer, email No gardening experience needed!

Save the Date for the Wayzata Lions Celebration

Join the Wayzata Lions as they celebrate hitting their two million dollar mark for donation contributions to area organizations. The celebration will take place on Thursday, September 21 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Wayzata Brew Works.

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Enter Your Snapshots into Photo Contest

Only a few photos have been submitted so far for the Picture Wayzata Photography Contest. Don't miss your chance to win! Enter your photos by September 17!

  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.


Save the date and join the Wayzata Fire Department for the Third Annual Pancake Breakfast (and French Toast too!) on Sunday, September 17 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Wayzata Fire Station. Tickets will be sold in advance at City Hall for $6 during city hall office hours. Tickets at the door are $7. Kids under five eat free! Proceeds support the Wayzata Fire Department Relief Association.



Meetings continue surrounding the activities and planning for James J. Hill Days and the Beach Bash concerts.
A crime alert was issued this week as the result of several reported thefts from vehicles in both Wayzata and Long Lake.
A crime alert was issued after a burglary at a Wayzata restaurant.  Information received as a result of the alert has proven to be helpful.  The case is under investigation.

Public Works/Engineering

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). Restoration of boulevards and driveways began this week. Final paving of both streets is anticipated to occur around August 31, due to rain early this week.

Street Striping

The Street Department will be sweeping our streets in preparation for main line street striping. Striping is anticipated for late next week or early the following week.

Wayzata Middle School Telecommunication Monopole

Perimeter fencing around the tower is anticipated to be installed in the next few weeks.

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.  For more information on the project and to sign up to receive project updates, visit the project website at

Special Event Permits

Staff has processed to following Special Event permits to be held in 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
Aug 27              Sunday           Fest of St. Bartholomew
Sept 8-10          Fri-Sun           JJ Hill Days along Lake St.
Sept 10             Sunday           Wayzata Rotary Motorsport Show-JJ Hill Days
Sept 15             Friday             The Gathering (St. Bartholomew Church)
Sept 30             Saturday         Wedding on Depot Grounds

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Join our team!

The Wayzata Bar & Grill is hiring for host positions. For more information and application, stop on in or visit the WBG website.

Wayzata Wine & Spirits


Cutwater Canned Cocktails Tasting

August 26, 2-3 p.m., Cutwater’s conveniently mixed classic canned cocktails are ready for you to just open and enjoy. Come by the shop for a free tasting!

August Wine of the Month: Pratsch Tasting

August 25, 5-7p.m., We are pouring free samples of Pratsch Wines! Stop in for a taste of these organic wines.


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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