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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:          

Wayzata to the Wall                                        Fri.    Nov. 17     5-10 p.m.

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting     Mon.  Nov. 20     7 p.m.

Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting   Tues.   Nov. 21   5-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                      Tues.  Nov. 21   7 p.m.
City Hall Offices Closed for Holiday             Thurs.-Fri. Nov. 23-24  Closed all day

Light Up the Lake Celebration                       Fri.   Nov. 24     4-7 p.m.

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Wayzata to the Wall

Please join the Wayzata Police Department for a benefit of Officer Bill Mathews on November 17, 2017 from 5-10 p.m. at the Wayzata American Legion. The cost is $20 at the door for a broasted chicken dinner. In May 2018, the Mathews family, along with members of the Wayzata Police Department, will travel to Washington D.C. for Police Week and the events surrounding National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day on May 15, 2018. At the event, Officer Mathews name will be added to the over 20,000 other officers on the National Peace Officers Memorial that have gone on before him in paying the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities. All the proceeds from the benefit event will help off-set the costs for the family and department traveling to Washington. Thank you for your continued support!

Light Up the Lake Celebration

Wayzata’s Light Up the Lake Celebration is returning with even more holiday fun! Join the kickoff to the festivities on Friday, November 24. Many activities are returning including the annual tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Ken Willcox, Santa’s Reindeer, holiday treats and drinks from the Wayzata Bar & Grill, carolers, horse drawn wagon rides, and the fourth annual Parade of Lights with the Wayzata Fire Department. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa at the Depot! Then on November 25, don’t forget to shop Wayzata for Small Business Saturday. More events are planned for the Light Up the Lake Celebration. Visit and for all the details!


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Join us at the Wayzata Firefighter’s Parade of Lights at the Light Up the Lake Celebration!

The Wayzata Firefighter’s Parade of Lights is back for another year to kick off the Light Up the Lake Celebration. Come down to Lake Street (between Broadway Avenue to the Depot) on November 24 at 6 p.m. as fire trucks travel by decked out in lights. Then after the parade, walk down to the Depot for the Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Willcox and much more!


Motor Vehicle

Passport Appointments

Traveling abroad in the new year? Passport applicants are encouraged to apply for or renew U.S. passports well ahead of planned travel, as it is peak time for passport processing. Passports processing typically takes 4-6 weeks to receive so schedule your appointment now.

Schedule your passport appointment online, get the full list availability, hours, and instructions at Contact the Wayzata Motor Vehicle Department directly at 952-404-5320 with any questions or concerns.

Now Hiring

The Motor Vehicle Department is hiring a full time Certified Title Clerk. Applicants must have at least two years of motor vehicle title experience. The position will be open until Friday, December 8.  For more details, please see the job announcement on the city’s website.

Planning & Building Inspections

Wayzata 2040 Vision Workshops

You are invited to help shape the future of Wayzata by attending an upcoming Visioning Workshop. These workshops are part of the Wayzata 2040, Sailing Ahead - the public engagement piece of Wayzata's Comprehensive Plan update.

These workshops will explore the key trends and drivings impacting the Future of Wayzata, explore a range of plausible futures and allow you to join the conversation that will help shape the future of Wayzata. City residents and stakeholders are welcome to attend any workshop. When a group is noted, the conversation will be generally geared towards that group. Additional workshop dates will be added to this list and posted at


Toys for Tots Collection at Light Up the Lake Celebration November 24

Wayzata Police are collecting donations for Toys for Tots at the Light Up the Lake Celebration. Bring an unwrapped toy to the Depot on November 24. If you can’t make it to the Light Up the Lake Celebration, you can bring donations now until December 13 to city hall and the Wayzata Police Department.
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Public Works

2017-18 Pond Maintenance Project – Glenbrook Ponding Area

Because of warmer temperatures and the early onset of seasonal road restrictions, the contractor was not able to complete this work in early 2017.  The contractor will begin silt fence installation, next week, in preparation for completing the project this coming winter. The project proposes to remove accumulated sediment from the storm water basins, known locally as the Glenbrook Ponds.  The ponds were originally constructed in 1993-94 by the City of Wayzata and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) and are located between Wayzata Blvd and Highway 12.  An updated schedule for construction activities will be available in the coming weeks.

Employment Opportunity – Streets Department

The Public Works Department is actively searching for a person to fill a vacancy in the Street Department. 
A copy of the job posting, as well as a copy of the job description can be found at Completed applications are due by Wednesday, November 22nd at 4:00 p.m.  

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

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Wayzata Bar & Grill

Closed Thanksgiving Day

The Wayzata Bar & Grill will be closed on Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving day. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Light Up the Lake Celebration

Light up the Lake with us and welcome the holiday season! We'll have beer, wine, a festive warming cocktail for sale, and a special complimentary treat for you at our tent!

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Closed November 23

Wayzata Wine & Spirits will be closed on Thanksgiving so our staff can spend time with family and friends.  We re-open at 9 a.m. Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Free Upcoming Tastings

We have complimentary tastings scheduled this weekend. Stop in and let us help you select the perfect wines for your Thanksgiving meal!

Friday, November 17, 4-7p.m.,  Join us for a tasting and labeling event with LaMarca!

Saturday, November 18, 4-7 p.m., Stop out & try some wines from Bourget Imports!

Saturday, November 18, 4-7p.m. Treat your taste buds to some sparkling wines! Stop in for a taste.
In Stock Now…
Mas Fi Rosé Brut 100% Trepat  $12.99   
49M Brut Cremant de Loire  $16.99                                        
Monthuys Percet Fils Champagne  $29.99
LeMesnil Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc Champagne  $52.99  


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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