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City Events Scheduled for Next Week:

Wayzata Planning Commission Meeting               Mon. Dec. 16                    7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Workshop Meeting             Tues. Dec. 17                    5 – 7 p.m.
Wayzata City Council Meeting                                Tues. Dec. 17                    7 p.m.

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No right on red

Right turns on red light to be illegal on Highway 12 ramp to County Road 101 between 3-6 p.m.

Motorists using the ramp from westbound Highway 12 to Hennepin County Road 101 in Wayzata will not be able to turn right during a red light between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. starting Tuesday, December 10, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. Electronic signs will be lighted during the time that right turns on red are prohibited.
The no right turn on red status will balance concerns at Hollybrook Road about access to County Road 101 with the signal operation from the westbound ramp to County Road 101.
MnDOT will continue to monitor traffic in the area and could further adjust the turning restriction.
MnDOT and Hennepin County rebuilt the County Road 101 bridge over Highway 12 this year. The bridge opened Nov. 17 with additional turn lanes, wider sidewalks, resurfaced ramps, improved access and new signals.
For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit or dial 5-1-1

Wayzata Skating Rinks

The Parks Department is taking advantage of the recent drop in temperatures to begin preparing the City’s ice rinks. Klapprich field and Margaret Circle Park were recently flooded. However, the rinks are not officially opened as the ice has not yet completely frozen and the Parks Department still need to prepare the rinks for public use. We know the public is always eager to use the rinks but, please follow the posed signs to stay off the ice until the rinks are officially opened. The more time our staff has to prepare the rinks without use, the better the quality of the ice will be. We thank everyone in advance for their patience.

Light up the Lake Celebrations Continue 

Santa & his reindeer will be in Colonial Square on December 21st from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Hurst Family Experience - Live Music at the Hotel Landing on December 13th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Shop with a Purpose will be all day on December 20th, benefiting Interfaith Outreach. 

Rider Alerts for Route 672 & 674 Changes

Effective Monday, Dec. 9, Route 674 were consolidated with Route 672. Route 672 will remain the route number. Riders can expect minor trip time adjustments on most trips to accommodate the following changes:
  • One additional eastbound morning trip and westbound afternoon trip will be added to travel non-stop between Wayzata Park & Ride and downtown.
  • Two eastbound morning and two westbound afternoon trips will be extended to Maple Plain via Long Lake, Orono.
  • Eastbound morning and westbound afternoon Route 672 reverse-commute schedule between Wayzata and Minneapolis will be reduced to three trips in each direction.
  • Eastbound trip departing Wayzata Park & Ride at 4:45 p.m. will be eliminated.
  • The Carlson Center loop is discontinued. Buses will stay on Carlson Pkwy.
  • Westbound reverse commute trips will no longer travel via General Mills Blvd.

Go to for more information about the changes and to view the updated schedule. 

Hennepin County Library

Upcoming Wayzata Library Events


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.
Every Wednesday at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Department Updates:


New Hours for Motor Vehicles in 2020

Starting in January 2020, the Wayzata Motor Vehicle Department’s hours of operation will change to the following:

Monday – Thursday                7:00 a.m. -   4:30 p.m.
Friday                                      7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The new hours will match that of City Hall so you can access more of your city services in the same place at the same time.

toys for tots collection


Toys for Tots Collection

The Wayzata Police Department’s collection for Toys for Tots ended this week. Thank you to all who donated! 

New Hours for Police in 2020

As part of the City’s effort to standardize hours of operations across the organization, the Police Department’s hours will change in January 2020 to match City Hall. The new hours will be:

Monday – Thursday                7:00 a.m. -   4:30 p.m.
Friday                                      7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Public Works

Winter Snow Removal

The Public Works Department would like to provide a reminder of a few snow removal responsibilities that Wayzata residents and property owners have.

  1. Snow from privately owned property may only be placed upon boulevards adjacent to said property. This means that snow can only be placed adjacent to your own property, when clearing your driveway. It cannot be pushed across the street and it may not be deposited down the street. Please pass this on to anyone that may performing snow removal duties for your property.
  2. Section 305 of the Wayzata City Code details additional requirements for the cleaning of sidewalks
A copy of the City code provision is detailed below.
305.01 - Cleaning of Sidewalks.
The owners or occupants of all buildings and grounds within the City shall remove all snow, ice, and other debris from the public sidewalks adjacent thereto as follows:
A. The owner or occupant of any building or lot (except one- and two-family dwellings) shall, within the first four hours of daytime after the ceasing to fall of any snow, cause the snow and/or ice to be removed from the public sidewalk adjoining said building or lot.
"Daytime," for the purposes of this Section, shall be the period of time from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
B. The owner or occupant of any building that is a one- or two-family dwelling shall, within the first 24 hours after the ceasing to fall of any snow, cause the snow and/or ice to be removed from the public sidewalk adjoining the lot upon which such building is situated.
C. Except as provided above, the owner or occupant of any building or lot shall keep and maintain the public sidewalk adjoining said building or lot free and clear of all snow, ice and other debris.
D. In the event the snow or ice cannot be removed by reasonable efforts, the owner or occupant shall take whatever action is necessary to eliminate hazardous conditions on said public sidewalk.
E. At the discretion of the City Manager, the City may remove snow from sidewalks located immediately adjacent to the street curbs on Central Avenue North and on Wayzata Boulevard. At the discretion of the City Manager, residential properties on the above streets may be exempted from this Chapter.
If residents or property owners have questions regarding snow removal, please contact Wayzata Public Works at 952-404-5360. Sign up for text and email alerts for future Snow Emergency Parking Bans under the “Notify Me” link on the website.

Lake Effect – Lake Street (Broadway Ave to Barry Ave)

While the 2019 construction season is over, this project which includes the reconstruction of Lake Street E from Broadway Avenue to Barry Avenue is planned for 2020. The project will include the replacement of the roadway and sidewalks, the addition of a dedicated bike trail, the replacement of watermain from Broadway Ave to Manitoba Ave, and the construction of a park/plaza in the location of the existing municipal parking lot. 
We encourage you to visit for the latest information about the project. You can also sign up to receive text or email updates about the construction projects in the City.

Utility Bill Auto Pay

You can pay your utility bill from your checking account automatically - no checks to write, no stamps to buy, and no late payments. It’s free, fast and easy! Simply complete and return the authorization form with a voided check. Download the form at

Water Sewer Rates Increase

Based on a previous conducted study, the water and sewer rates will again increase in 2020. These rates will go into effect on the first bill in 2020. See below example of average user rate increase.
projected costs
For more details on water and sewer rates, visit For information about water meters or utility billing, please contact Wayzata Public Works at 952-404-5363.

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