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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:          

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting                           Mon.   Oct. 30  7 p.m.
Commission, Authority and Board Applications Due      Tues. Oct. 31  4:30 p.m.
Picture Wayzata Photo Contest Voting Ends                    Wed.   Nov. 1    7 a.m.
Special Closed City Council Meeting                                Wed.   Nov. 1   6-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                                            Wed.    Nov. 1     7 p.m.

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Deadline to Apply for a Commission, Authority or Board is October 31!

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,

Photo Contest Voting

The Picture Wayzata Photography Contest voting is open! Vote for your favorite photos by going to the City’s Facebook page and voting in the three albums linked below.

2017 Picture Wayzata Photo Contest- City Snapshots

2017 Picture Wayzata Photography Contest-Candid Community Moments

2017 Picture Wayzata Photography Contest- Wild Wayzata

Vote by "liking" the photos in each album by 7 a.m. on November 1, 2017. Judging will be conducted by popular vote of “likes” on the City of Wayzata Facebook photo only. No other forms of voting for judging will be accepted. No other comments or reactions will be counted for tallying the votes. The photo with the most likes in each category will win!

Thanks to all the photographers that submitted photos and thanks to everyone for voting!

boo blast
yard waste

Fall Leaf Pick-Up

The City of Wayzata Fall Leaf Pick-up is Monday, November 13th. Leaves must be in compostable bags and placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. The bags must state that they meet ASTM D6400 standards for compositing and they are “compostable.” Bags marked “biodegradable” or “degradable” do not meet the state law. For more information, call Randy’s Environmental Services at 763-972-3335.

Where to Take Your Yard Waste

It’s that time of year--time to clean up all the leaves that have fallen down in your yard! The City of Wayzata’s compost site is available for soft-bodied yard waste (such as grass and leaves). The compost site, located at Public Works, 299 Wayzata Boulevard West, is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday,
except for holidays. The compost site is open weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) in October and the first two weekends in November from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The compost site is for the use of Wayzata residents only. Residents must obtain an annual beach parking and compost permit at City Hall.

Wayzata residents can take brush to the Plymouth Yard Waste Site with a driver’s license. For additional information, call Rebecca at Wayzata Public Works at 952-404-5363 or go to
snow removal

Snow Removal and Parking Ban

With winter upon us, please remember a few important reminders regarding snow removal and parking.

If the snowfall is 2 or more inches before 8 p.m., the snow parking regulations go into effect at 2 a.m. the next morning. At that time, snow plowing will begin and any vehicles parked on unplowed streets will be tagged and/or towed.

If an accumulation of 2 inches or more occurs after 8 p.m., the snow parking ban will go into effect the following morning at 2 a.m. (24 hours later).

 If there is an accumulation of snow after 8 p.m., plowing may occur. Cars parked on the street will not be tagged, but cars may be plowed in.

The parking ban shall remain in effect until the snow has been removed or plowed to the curb line.

Snow Emergency Notifications

Stay informed by signing up for Snow Emergency Parking Ban Alerts. Subscribers receive email notifications from the City when citywide snow plowing is planned. Sign up for text and email alerts for the Snow Emergency Parking Ban under the “Notify Me” link on the website.

Residents can also visit or call 952-404-5369 after 8 p.m. to learn if the parking ordinance is in effect.
live show

Mexican Folk Dance

Sunday, November 4, 1-2 p.m.
Join us for a festive celebration of Mexican folk dance and music! This colorful and energetic performance will feature Alma Folklorica, a diverse 16-member dance group of children from the Church of St. George in Long Lake. Experience the dances, music and vibrant traditional costumes from six states of Mexico. Sponsor: Friends of the Wayzata Library. Collaborator: Alma Folklorica. This program takes place at Wayzata City Hall. All ages welcome!
vision workshops

Department Updates:


Halloween is a fun & spooky time! Make trick-or-treating safe for your little superheroes with these Halloween fire safety tips.


Planning & Building Inspections

The Planning Commission has a meeting on Monday, October 30th. The agenda includes review of the following development applications:
  • Continental Property Group has submitted a development application to redevelop the property at 253 Lake Street East. The proposal includes demolition of the existing building and construction of a three story building with 16 residential units with one level of underground parking. The development application requests approvals of a rezoning from C-4A to PUD/Planned Unit Development, PUD concept plan of development, a building height variance, and a shoreland impact plan/conditional use permit for a building exceeding 35 feet in height in the shoreland overlay district.
  • Kent and Amanda Adams have submitted an application to adjust the property line between the properties of 309 and 341 Ramsey Road. In addition to the property line adjustment, the applicants are proposing to construct a new garage at 341 Ramsey Road. The development application requests approvals of a preliminary and final plat with variance for the property line adjustment, and a setback variance for the garage addition.
  • Walgreens has submitted a development application to increase their hours of operation at their store located at 1055 Wayzata Boulevard East. The applicant is proposing to be open for business until 12 midnight from November 24 through and including December 25. Additionally, the applicant is requesting to permanently allow deliveries as early as 5 a.m. on one day a week.  The development application requests approval of an amendment to the Planned Unit Development to allow for the additional hours of operation.


The department completed alcohol compliance checks of all 30 licensed establishments in Wayzata and Long Lake this week.  Five businesses failed the compliance checks by serving alcohol to a 19 year-old who was accompanied by an undercover police officer.  Wayzata businesses failing the compliance checks included Baja Haus, Chipotle, The Landing Hotel, and Maggie’s Restaurant.  Primo Plates and Pours failed in Long Lake.  Servers will be criminally charged and the businesses will receive administrative fines and review.   
Heather McKown began her full-time Administrative Records position this week.  She’s a great addition to our full-time staff.
wayzata to the wall

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

Gateway Landscape Project

A hearty “thank you” to all 46+ people who so generously volunteered Saturday morning, September 30 to help plant over 600 trees, shrubs and flowers at the end of the cloverleaf on Co. Rd. 15 and Wayzata Blvd.   It was an exceptional group of workers, some new to this “gardening” activity while others were seasoned planters and Master Gardeners, all adding to a great community morning. Thanks also to MnDOT who funded the project and our outstanding City Staff who prepared the sites, amending some pretty harsh and neglected soils. The Wayzata Gateway Landscape Committee thanks you for this wonderful team effort! Our city is indeed lucky to have such energetic and valuable help!

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.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature has forced the Public Works Department to begin preparing for winter a bit earlier than usual.  The Streets Department has begun to prepare its vehicles for potential snow removal activities.

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.

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

Upcoming Tastings

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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