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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:          

City Hall Offices Closed for Holiday    Mon.    Oct. 9     Closed all day
Heritage Preservation Board              Tues. Oct. 10     7:30 a.m.
Comp. Plan Advisory Committee         Thurs.  Oct. 12    4:00 p.m.

Pull It Day                                               Sat.   Oct. 14   8:30 check-in, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

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Columbus Day—City Hall Closed

City Hall will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Call for Volunteers!

Pull It Day Volunteers Needed
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 on Saturday, October 14 (work typically is completed in an hour) with check-in at 8:30 a.m. and then disperse to the garden to work from 9-10 a.m. For more details or to sign up to volunteer, email No gardening experience needed! Bring a friend!
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Ask the Mayor

The October Ask the Mayor show is available online for viewing. Guests and topics include: Wayzata Public Schools Superintendent Chace Anderson talks about the Wayzata Public Schools referendum coming up on the ballot on November 7; Lake Effect Conservancy Board Member Sarah Showalter talks about the latest with the Lake Effect project; Director of Planning and Building Jeff Thomson provides the latest on public art down on Lake Street and our comprehensive planning process; and City Manager Jeff Dahl talks about the latest projects from city hall.

You can always watch all of our past shows as well as Wayzata City Council and Planning Commission meetings and Wayzata Historical Society archived program videos at

Wayzata 2040 - Resident and Stakeholder Visioning Workshop Kick Off

The City of Wayzata invites you to attend the first of a series of Visioning Workshops happening throughout the City over the next two months. The Visioning Workshop kick off will be held at City Hall on Monday, October 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Invite your neighbors and friends and help shape the future of Wayzata! 
Wayzata 2040, Sailing Ahead is the visioning project for the City of Wayzata and your chance to add your voice to the Comprehensive Plan update. For more information visit

Photo Contest Entry Deadline Extended

There's still time to submit your great photos showcasing everything Wayzata. It is very easy to do submit photos with the online form at The last day to up load your photos is October 22!

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.

Commission, Authority or Boards Openings

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.

Baby Storytime

Tuesdays, Oct. 3-24, 9:15-9:45 a.m
Wayzata Library
For children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format especially designed especially for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.

Family Storytime

Tuesdays, Oct. 3-31, 10:30-11 a.m.
Wayzata Library
For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.

Crafternoon: Bring Your Own Craft

Wednesdays, Oct 4 – onward, 2-4 p.m.
Wayzata Library
Bring your knitting, sewing, cross-stitch or other projects to work on and meet other local crafters. Share in the joy of making cool things. Drop in or stay the entire time.

Read with an Animal

Saturday, Oct. 7, 10-11:30 a.m.
Wayzata Library
K-grade 5. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot by calling 612-543-6150. Collaborator: PAWS to READ is a program of North Star Therapy Animals (NSTA).

Adult Nonfiction Book Club

Friday, Oct. 13, 2-3 p.m.
Wayzata Library

Join our discussion of new and interesting nonfiction titles. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings.
Oct. 13: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Department Updates:



Pre-register to vote by October 17

Register early and save time on Election Day.

Get ready to vote in the 2017 election. Voters who meet the October 17 pre-registration deadline will save time at the polls on Election Day, November 7. Voters must update their registration if they changed their name or address since the last election. 

Register or update your registration online.

To register online, voters must provide an email address and an identification number from one of the following:

  • Minnesota driver's license
  • Minnesota ID card
  • Last four digits of Social Security number

Online registration at is mobile-friendly and fast.
Register in person or by mail
Voters who meet eligibility guidelines to vote can submit a completed voter registration application to Hennepin County Elections by mail or in person.

Access the voter registration application.

Register on Election Day, November 7

Voters can register or update their registration when they vote, whether at their polling place on Election Day or at an early voting location. Voters will need proof of residence to register.
Learn more about voter registration and elections in Hennepin County

If you wish to vote in your polling place on election day:
Polls will be open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7. 
Visit for your specific polling location or call 763-745-5070.


Public Safety Day

Thank You to everyone that helped make Safety Day a success!

Monthly Report

The Wayzata Fire Department had 33 calls for service in September.

Fire Prevention Week: October 8-14

Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out

From the National Fire Protection Association
In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.
That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

For more information, visit



Public Safety Day was held on Monday, October 2. Officers also staffed the Long Lake Fire Department open house on the same evening. Despite the rainy weather, both events were well attended and were a success.  
Interviews took place this week for the vacant Community Service Officer position.  Second interviews are scheduled for next week.
Interviews took place for the Administrative Records position this week.  A hiring decision will be announced next week.
A Crime Alert was sent out this week regarding thefts from unlocked vehicles parked in their driveways.
The department was represented Sunday in Mankato at the Law Enforcement Memorial Association’s annual service for officers killed in the line of duty.  The names of all 279 of Minnesota’s fallen officers were read including James Anderson and William Mathews of the Wayzata Police Department.

Officer Bill Mathews’ Memorial Fund

A memorial fund has been set up for those that wish to donate to help the family of Officer Mathews.
Official Memorial Information:
Officer Bill Mathews Memorial Fund
Wells Fargo – Wayzata
900 Wayzata Blvd. E.
Wayzata, MN 55391
If you wish to donate online, a YouCaring page has been set up at All the money that is donated to this fundraiser will go directly to the Mathews family.
Thank you for your continued support.

Public Works

Eastman Lane closure

The westbound lane of Eastman Lane will be closed on October 9th and 10th to allow CenterPoint Energy to abandon one of their facilities, located on the south side of the railroad tracks.  A detour map for this closure can be found below.

Public Art Installation

The public art piece, “Big Water”, will be installed in the center of the roundabout at the east end of Lake Street, on Tuesday, October 17.  The installation will require a crane, which will have to sit within the roadway.  There will likely be minor traffic impacts.  This installation is planned to take several hours.  A sketch indicating the proposed location of the crane, on the west side of the roundabout, is shown below.

The Landing Hotel – Repaving of Lake Street

Adolfson & Peterson, completed this work on Wednesday, October 4th

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

Miscellaneous Public Works

The Wayzata Parks Department deserves a big “Thank you” this week for their assistance in planting the new landscaping at the Highway 12/Wayzata Blvd off ramp, as well as installing pink lights at the Muni and City Hall for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Thank you guys for your hard work!!!


Wayzata Bar & Grill

Bring your appetite for Sunday Specials!

Check out our new food specials such as the giant pretzel. The giant pretzel is unique to us in Minnesota as it is a new product in this market only sold here.  We serve it with a smoked Gouda cheese sauce and stone ground mustard sauce. Yum!
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Be Pink Wayzata

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Wayzata Bar & Grill and Wayzata Wine & Spirits is partnering with the Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center for Be Pink specials.
As part of Wayzata Bar & Grill’s Be Pink Special, for every glass of Chapoutier Rosé sold in the month of October, a $1 donation will be made to Park Nicolett from the Wayzata Bar & Grill.
Throughout October, Wayzata Wine & Spirits will be donating $1 from every bottle of any Rosé wines sold. All the proceeds will go to the Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center in Wayzata, MN.
The donations will support education, screening and diagnostic services for women in need.
Come out this month and “Drink Pink” with us!

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Wine of the Month: Villion Wines

During the month of October, we are featuring Villion Wines from South Africa.

Choose from syrah, chenin blanc, chardonnay, and l'antlantique, regular $19.99, sale $15.99.

Upcoming Tastings:
Friday, October 6, 4-6p.m. 
Friday, October 13, 4-7p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 2-5p.m.

We will be pouring samples of Villion, our wine of the month. Stop in for a taste!


Robert Mondavi Tasting

Join us for a tasting of wines from Robert Mondavi from 4:30-6:30p.m. on Thursday, October 12.

surly wet

Limited Release

Stop by Wayzata Wine & Spirits to pick up limited release Surly Wet for $16.99.


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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