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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:          

Pull It Day                                                         Sat.   Oct. 14      8:30 a.m.

Comp. Plan Vision Workshop                        Mon.  Oct. 16    6 - 8 p.m.

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting      Mon.   Oct. 16  
Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting    Tues.   Oct. 17   5:30-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                       Tues.   Oct. 17   7 p.m.
Parks & Trails Board Meeting                        Wed.   Oct. 18   6 p.m.

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Pull It Day is here!

New and seasoned volunteers will be winterizing the city’s gardens on Saturday, October 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the annual Pull It Day. Volunteers will meet at Wayzata Public Works at 8:30 a.m. to get their work assignments then disperse to their locations at 9 a.m. to start pulling the annual plants.


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.

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

Turn Your Family Stories into Memoir

Monday, Oct. 16, 2-3:30 p.m.
Wayzata Library

Whether you want to write down your memories for family members and friends or hope to publish a book-length memoir, try your hand at writing exercises to spark your memory and tell your (hi)story! Collaborator: The Loft Literary Center. Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Registration required.

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Department Updates:



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

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Planning & Building Inspections

The retail spaces are starting to fill in at the Promenade. Commercial building permits were issued for Fly Feet Running on 881 Lake St. N, Eighteen-Eight Salon at 340 Engel St., and Truce Juice at 821 Lake St. E.
A new single family home permit was issued for 273 Central Ave. A boathouse permit was issued for 433 Bushaway Rd.
Benedict’s restaurant at 845 Lake St E is in the final stages of construction and expecting to open sometime next week.


Officers will work the Gear West Half Marathon on Saturday, October 14th.  The race will begin and end in the city of Long Lake.  None of the routes will traverse through Wayzata.
Final interviews for the CSO position will take place on Friday, October 13th.
A 34 year-old Wayzata man was arrested for DWI and possessing a concealed loaded handgun on his person.  He had a blood alcohol concentration of .16.

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

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.

Miscellaneous Public Works Activities

The City’s contractor is scheduled to remove the temporary floating docks and swimming dock for the season on November 1-2.

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

Wayzata Bar & Grill

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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 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!


Free Beer Tastings!

Saturday, October 14, 2-5p.m.
Summit Brewing is having a free tasting at our store.

Thursday, October 19, 4-6p.m.
Enki Brewing from Victoria is here giving out samples. Stop by for a taste!


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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