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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:          

Comp Plan Vision Workshop                        Mon.     Dec. 4      6:30 p.m.
Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting      Mon.     Dec. 4      7 p.m.

Housing & Redevelopment Authority           Tues.     Dec. 5      7:30 a.m.

Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting     Tues.    Dec. 5      5-7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                     Tues.    Dec. 5       7 p.m.
Parks & Trails Board Meeting                       Wed.    Dec. 6      6 p.m.

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Comprehensive Plan Vision Workshops

Vision workshops continue to be held for our comprehensive plan, Wayzata 2040. If you want to help shape the future of Wayzata, we have two remaining public engagement vision workshops planned.

Monday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. at 6Smith--Open to All

Tuesday, December 12 at 5:00 p.m. at Wayzata City Hall--Open to All

To take the online survey or for more details about Wayzata's Comprehensive Planning process, visit
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Wayzata Chilly Open

Tickets go on sale starting today at noon. Go to
Chilly Open

Upcoming Wayzata Library Events

Crafternoons: Bring Your Own Craft
Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m.
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.
STEM Saturdays
Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1-2:30 p.m.

K-grade 5. Drop in and explore hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities with teen volunteers. Explore the science of paper airplanes!
Family Storytime
Tuesdays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 at 10:30-11 a.m.

For children of all ages and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.
Adult Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 7 at 1-2:30 p.m.

Join our discussion of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Adult Nonfiction Book Club
Friday, Dec. 8, 2-3 p.m.

Join our discussion of Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings.
Lego Lab
Friday, Dec. 9 at 1-2:30 p.m.

K-grade 5. Calling all future engineers and architects! We've got the bricks, but we need you to bring your imagination.

For more information, visit

Department Updates:

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Boat Slip Renewals

Boat slip renewal applications for 2018 were mailed in November 2017 to current slip holders.  The deadline for boat slip renewal applications and boat slip lottery applications is the second Tuesday in January.  The lottery drawing for the 2018 open boat slips will take place on the first Tuesday in February. Residents are strongly encouraged to submit their applications earlier than the advertised application deadline. Visit for more information about the application process and to obtain a boat slip lottery application.

Canoe, Kayak and Paddle Board Rack Renewals

Canoe, kayak and paddle board rack renewal applications for 2018 were mailed in November to current rack holders. Canoe, kayak and paddle board rack lottery applications are due before the close of business on the 2nd Tuesday in January. For more information and lottery application, visit or call Sharon at Wayzata City Hall 952-404-5306.


The Wayzata Fire Department responded to 23 calls for service during the month of November.


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. Passport 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.


A vehicle was reported stolen from a residential driveway in the 100 block of Ridgeview Drive. The case is under investigation.
Officers completed annual use of force training this week to include scenario based FATS training (Firearms Training Simulator).
The department continues to collect Toys for Tots. Bring new, unwrapped toys to Wayzata or Long Lake City Hall.  We will be collecting the toys through the middle of December.
Anders Seeland starts his position as Wayzata’s newest police officer on Tuesday, December 5th.

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 has begun 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.  Tentatively, this work will commence in early January.

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


The Parks Department plans to start flooding Klapprich Field's rink next Tuesday and Margaret Circle Park on Wednesday.

Wayzata Bar & Grill

Give the Gift of Your Hometown Gathering Place!

Gift cards are available now!
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Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Upcoming Free Tastings:

Dec. 1, 4-6p.m., Waconia Brewing Tasting.
Stop in for a tasting of Waconia Brewing. Learn about their brews while at our tasting bar.

Friday, Dec. 1, 5-7p.m. Sparkling Wine Tasting.
Join us for a wine tasting with Bourget Imports.
  • Mas Fi Rosé Brut 100% Trepat  $12.99   
  • 49M Brut Cremant de Loire  $16.99                                        
  • Monthuys Percet Fils Champagne  $29.99
  • La Rioja Alta Alberdi  $24.99 
Dec.2, 12:30-3:30p.m., Bent Paddle Brewing Tasting.
You don’t have to drive to Duluth to their taproom for a taste of Bent Paddle Brewing…we got your beer here!  Stop in for a free sample of this Minnesota brew!
Dec. 7, 5-7p.m., Wine Tasting.
Free samples will be poured of our featured wine. Stop in for a taste!
mumm napa

Wine of the Month: Mumm Napa Sparkling

We are excited to round off the year with this featured pick: Mumm Napa Sparkling! With all the celebrations and holiday parties in December and even into January, you'll want to buy a couple of bottles for your next gathering!

Mumm Napa Brut
Mumm Napa Brut Rosé
Mumm Napa Extra Dry
Mumm Napa Blanc de Blanc
All four wines are regularly $20.99, on sale $15.99

Stop in for these great savings all December long!



Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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