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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:          

Picture Wayzata Photo Contest Deadline    Sun.       Oct. 22    11:59 p.m.

Housing & Redevelopment Authority          Thurs.    Oct. 26     Cancelled
Boo Blast                                                         Sat.        Oct. 28     11 a.m. - 3 p.m

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Thank you Pull It Day Volunteers!

Thank you to all the Pull It Day volunteers who helped last Saturday. We had great weather for the day.  It was a very efficient morning and everyone had a fun time. Thank you to Pull It Day organizers for all your hard work. Photos taken by volunteer board committee member Joel Papa are on the City’s Facebook page. Thank you!

Photo Contest Entry Deadline is Sunday!

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! Submit your photos then tell your friends and family to vote for your photos!

Get Involved! Apply for a Commission, Authority or Board vacancy by October 31st!

There’s still time to submit your application to serve on one of our Boards, Authority and Commissions. Applications are being accepted through 4:30 p.m. on October 31, 2017. The application materials can be found on our website,
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Department Updates:

Planning & Building Inspections

  • Finishing work continues on the condos at The Landing. There are 5 remaining condo units to complete.
  • 845 Lake Street E. (Benedict’s) received a temporary Certificate of Occupancy this week.
  • A demo permit and new home building permit were issued for 315 Margaret Circle.
  • A building permit for an addition at 1111-1113 LaSalle St., and a rooftop cell tower structure at 800 Wayzata Blvd. were issued.


The Gear West Half Marathon took place Saturday October 13th in the city of Long Lake.  There were no significant incidents to report.
A conditional job offer was made for the vacant police officer position.  A background investigation is in process. 
Heather McKown begins her full-time administrative records position on Monday.  She has been with the department on a part-time basis since 2016.
Chief Risvold will be attending the International Chiefs of Police Conference from Friday October 20th through Tuesday October 24th.
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 14 held a fundraiser for the Mathews family in Rosemount on Wednesday.  Several Wayzata officers, staff, and families attended.  The event raised more than $5,000 for the Officer Bill Mathews Memorial Fund.
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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”, was installed in the center of the roundabout at the east end of Lake Street, on Tuesday, October 17.

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.

The Public Works Department has removed the pedestrian overlook dock from the “Little Beach” on Arlington Circle for the season.

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


Boo Blast

Stop by the Wayzata Bar & Grill during Boo Blast on October 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with your little ghost and goblins for trick or treat candy.

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

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!
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Upcoming Tastings

October 20, 4-6:30p.m., Stop in for a taste of a local Minnesota winery, Parley Lake!
October 21, 3-5p.m., Join us in a tasting of spirits from Re:Find.
October 27, 3-6p.m., Free tasting of Copper & Kings brandy!
October 28, 2-5 p.m.,  Come by for a sample of Fullerton Wine.
October 28, 2-5 p.m., Stop by the Three Otters Wine Tasting!


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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