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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

City Hall Offices Closed for Holiday              Mon.        Sept. 4           Closed all day
Wayzata City Council Joint Workshop Meeting with Housing & Redevelopment Authority and Planning Commission            Tues.       Sept. 5            5-7 p.m.

Wayzata City Council Meeting                        Tues.       Sept. 5            7 p.m.
Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting       Wed.        Sept. 6            7 p.m.

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Labor Day Holiday Closing

City Hall will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday.  Additionally, the Labor Day Holiday means no trash, recycling or organics pick-up until Tuesday for Randy’s Monday residential customers. Randy’s asks that you have trash out by 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend! 

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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!


One More Week until James J. Hill Days!

JJHD kicks off next Friday! Be sure to shop by the booths at the Street Market on Saturday and Sunday where the Comprehensive Plan (Wayzata2040, Sailing Ahead) , Parks and Trails Board, Lake Effect, and Volunteer Committee will be passing out information. Check out the schedule below and visit for more information on all the festivities.

Upcoming Hennepin County
Wayzata Library Events

September 6: Crafternoon every Wednesday, 2-4 pm. Bring your knitting, sewing, cross-stitch or other projects to work on and meet other local crafters.
September 7: Wayzata Library at the Farmer’s Market. Stop by the Wayzata Library booth at the Farmer’s Market Thursday afternoons through mid-October.
September 8: Nonfiction Book Club. 2-3 pm. Join our discussion of Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn.
September 9-10: Friends of the Wayzata Library Used Book Sale. Saturday 9 am – 4 pm and Sunday Noon – 4 pm in Wayzata City Hall.

Commission, Authority or Boards Openings

Have a say in your local government! Apply for a volunteer position on a city commission, authority or board!
The Wayzata City Council is seeking applicants to fill the vacancies on City of Wayzata Commissions, Authorities and Boards to begin in 2018. Position details and the application are posted at Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Interviews by the City Council will be held in November/December, with approval of appointments in November/December.


Call for Volunteers

Gateway Planting Volunteers
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.

Pull It Day Volunteers
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.

Sign Up Today
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.

Department Updates:



Enter Your Snapshots into Photo Contest

Submitting your photos into the Picture Wayzata Photography Contest is very easy to do with the online form at The last day to up load your photos is September 17!

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! First place winner of each of the four categories will win a gift card to the Wayzata Bar & Grill.


The Wayzata Fire Department responded to 30 calls for service during the month of August.

Get your tickets!
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.

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 the week of September 4, 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 to occur shortly after James J. Hill Days.

Wayzata Middle School Telecommunication Monopole

Perimeter fencing around the tower was installed this week.

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 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
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

Miscellaneous Public Works

The entire Public Works crew continues coordination and preparations for James J. Hill Days.
We would like to say a big “THANK YOU” to our Public Works summer crew; Chris Jones, Anthony Theis, Steve Vanderheiden, Thomas Witchger, Jake Barton, and Quinton Dornisch for all their hard work!!!

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.

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Happy Labor Day!

Relax and gather with your friends and family at the Muni...We're open regular business hours, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.!

Happy Anniversary!

The Wayzata Bar & Grill and Wayzata Wine & Spirits would like to thank everyone for their patronage for the past 70 years!  Your support has helped keep taxes down by the profits from our establishments going back into the community by directly help maintain the municipality’s streets, lights, sidewalks, and parks. Thanks for supporting your hometown gathering place!


Wayzata Wine & Spirits

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Happy Labor Day!

Save some time and energy, let us deliver!
Give us a call 952-473-7191.
Bila Haut

September Wine of the Month

Our September Wine of the month is Bila Haut wines. These wines are all cotes du roussilion wines from the south of France. Stop in for featured red, white and rose all regular priced at $15.99, on sale $12.99.

Never tried Bila Haut? Come to one of our upcoming tastings for a free taste!

9/8, 4:30-6:30p.m.
9/15, 4:30-6:30p.m.
9/23, 2-4p.m.

Parley Lake Winery Tasting

September 1, 4-6:30p.m., Parley Lake Winery from Waconia, Minnesota will be pouring from their current offering selections. Stop in for a sample.


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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