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.
- 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.
- 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 NavigateWayzata.com 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 www.wayzata.org/utilitydirectpay.
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.