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City Events Scheduled for Next Week:

Planning Commission Meeting               Mon.   Jan. 6                   6:30 p.m.
City Council Meeting                               Tues.   Jan. 7                   7:00 p.m. 

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New Muni Menu

New Year means New Menu at the Muni

As of January 2, the Wayzata Bar and Grill aka "The Muni" debuted its new menu. The revamped menu not only features an updated layout but more importantly, new menu options that we think you'll love!

Come by and visit to check the new menu out and tell us what you think. 

Ice Skating

Wayzata Skating Temporarily Closed due to Warm Weather 

Klapprich field and Margaret Circle Park skating rinks have been flooded, and the Parks Department has been working hard to prepare to open them for the season. Due to the recent warm temperatures, the ice has not completely frozen yet, and the Parks Department still has work to do to prepare the rinks for public use.  Staff has posted signs to stay off the ice until the rinks are officially opened.  We know the public is always eager to use the rinks but, 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.


Christmas Tree Pick Up

Wayzata Public Works will start the week of January 6 curbside pick up of Christmas trees and spruce tops. Before placing your tree at the curb, please remove all nails, screws, wires, tree stands, tinsel, plastic bags, glass, and metal decorations. Wreaths are not accepted. 

Hennepin County Library

Upcoming Wayzata Library Events

Family Storytime

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. Every Tuesday in January from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Nonfiction Book Club

Join a discussion of Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time by Michael Perry. Friday, January 10 2:00 - 3:00 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.
Every Wednesday at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Department Updates:



Renewals and Applications

Canoe, kayak and paddle board rack renewal applications for 2020 were mailed in November to current rack holders. Canoe, kayak and paddle board rack waiting list applications are due before the close of business on the first Tuesday in February. For more information, visit

Boat slip renewal applications for 2020 were also mailed in November to current slip holders. The deadline for boat slip renewal applications and boat slip lottery applications is the first Tuesday in February. The lottery drawing for the 2020 open boat slips will take place on the first Tuesday in March. 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.
For more information call Sharon at 952-404-5306.

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.

Passport Appointments

Traveling abroad in the new year? Check your passport expiration date! 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 6-8 weeks while expedited processing typically takes 2-3 weeks to receive.
Schedule your passport appointment online, get the full list of availability, hours, and instructions at Contact the Wayzata Motor Vehicle Department directly at 952-404-5320 with any questions or concerns.


Community Development

908 Shady Lane East has submitted a development application for a front yard setback variance and a Conditional Use Permit to construct a new 840 sq. ft. detached garage. The public hearing is scheduled for the Thursday, January 23 Planning Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. and the plans are available on the Proposed Developments page of the City website.
A building permit has been issued for a new home at 639 Bushaway Rd.

Troy Hoefker



Troy Hoefker joined the Wayzata Fire Department on April 18, 1994, and retired on December 31, 2019. Just short of 26 years. Thank you for your many years of service, Troy!

Calls for Service

The Fire Department responded to 22 calls for service in December. 



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.

License Your Dog

Registration is underway for 2020 dog licenses. All dogs over the age of 6 months are required to be licensed through the City. Print out the Dog License Application Form and bring in the form to the Wayzata Police Department during regular business hours or mail in the form with payment and proof of rabies vaccines. The fee is $25 per dog for 1 year or $40 per dog for a 2-year license. A current rabies certificate must be presented at the time of submission. To download the Dog License Application form, go online to and click the application link.


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.

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.

New Parks Employee

The Public Works Department would like to welcome Sam Cousin to the Parks Department. He began work on Thursday, January 2. Welcome to the team, Sam!

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