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City Events Scheduled for Next Week:

Cinema & Skates                                                          Fri.       Feb. 7     6:00 -  9:00 p.m.
Chilly Open                                                                   Sat.      Feb. 8     

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Chilly Open

Wayzata Chilly Open

Minnesota golf in February? You betcha! The 36th annual Chilly Open is back with the theme of The Roaring 20s. The fun kicks off Friday, February 7, 6-9 p.m., at Cinema & Skates, a FREE family-friendly event. Bring your skates and glide around Wayzata Bay or watch a movie on the jumbo screen in the heated 19th hole tent.

The Chilly Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, February 8 consists of three, nine-hole courses plowed out on Wayzata Bay. After you’ve finished your round, head into the 19th hole tent to enjoy some of the best chili from local restaurants at the Wayzata Chili-Cook Off and dance to live music. To purchase tickets and for more information visit:

No Turn on Red

Morning hours added to right turn prohibition at Highway 12 ramp to County Road 101

After further evaluation by MnDOT, it has been determined that several hours in the morning should be added to the right turn prohibition at the intersection of the westbound ramp of Highway 12 and Central Avenue.
Now, motorists may not turn right during a red light between the hours of 7 and 9 a.m. and between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. daily. Electronic signs will be lighted during the time that right turns on red are prohibited. 

Ask the Mayor

February Ask the Mayor

Catch up on what’s the latest in Wayzata by tuning to Ask the Mayor. Hear about upcoming summer recreation programs, meet the Deputy Police Chief, learn about voting in the Primary and other City updates. You can watch the video online at  

Hennepin County Library

Upcoming Wayzata Library Events

Baby Storytime           Feb. 11     9:15 -  9:45 a.m.

Family Storytime         Feb. 11  10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Crafternoons                Feb. 12   2:00  -  4:00 p.m.

Nonfiction Book Club  Feb. 14   2:00  -  3:00 p.m.

To learn more about upcoming events at the Library visit


Department Updates:



Early Voting Via Absentee Ballot Now Open

In 2016, new legislation established a presidential nomination primary for March 3, 2020. Registered voters can vote at their polling place on March 3, 2020 or vote early via absentee ballot January 17, 2020 - March 2, 2020. You may vote early by absentee ballot in person at City Hall (during regular City Hall hours), online at, or call the Hennepin County Election office at 612-348-5151.

For more information regarding elections, visit

We're Hiring

Now Hiring

The City of Wayzata is accepting employment applications for a Communications Coordinator.        

The position closes February 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

To view the full job description and application visit


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

  • A permit for a new home has been issued for 290 Peavey Rd.
  • 244 Wayzata Blvd E has submitted a development application for a side yard setback variance, driveway side yard setback variance and an impervious surface setback variance. These variances are for a rear addition of the single-family residence and to change the driveway configuration on the property. The application is scheduled to be on the March 4, 2020 Planning Commission meeting.


Officer Josh Vogel

New Officer Sworn In

Officer Josh Vogel was officially sworn in at the February 4 City Council meeting. Josh has been with the City as a Community Service Officer since January 2018. We are excited for him to continue to serve with the Wayzata Police Department in his new role. Welcome Josh!


Public Works 

Ice Skating

Wayzata Skating Rinks

Klapprich Park and Margaret Circle Park are currently open for skating. The warming house at Klapprich Park is located at 340 Park Street E, and hours are as follows:

Monday - Friday         3 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday   10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

When school is not in session, the warming house is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Storm Sewer Repairs at Wayzata Boulevard and Grand Avenue South

The City of Wayzata has hired Widmer Construction, LLC to assist with storm sewer pipe repairs along the south side of Wayzata Boulevard, to the east of Grand Avenue South.
The work is scheduled to begin during the week of February 10, and will require a lane restriction for eastbound traffic on Wayzata Boulevard to provide a safe work zone on the south side of the street. Motorists may experience delays along Wayzata Boulevard during this project. We thank you in advance for your patience while our Public Works Department staff and Widmer Construction employees complete the repairs.
Storm Sewer Repair
Deteriorated Storm Sewer Pipe and Resulting Erosion

2020 Construction Projects

Several projects are being planned in and around Wayzata, for 2020.  A summary of the larger activities follows:
  • Lake Effect – Lake Street (Broadway Ave to Ferndale Road) – This project will include the reconstruction of Lake Street E from Broadway Avenue to Ferndale Road.  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.  

  • 2020 Sanitary Sewer Lining - The City of Wayzata is planning to perform maintenance on several sewer mains throughout the City. The maintenance includes the lining of the existing sewer main with a Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) liner.  Sewer relining is a quick and economical process in lieu of replacing pipes by open excavation. This process prevents major traffic disruptions and health hazards from potential exposure to raw sewage.  The 2020 project proposes to line approximately 8,800 feet of sewer main in the following areas:  Harmony Circle, Rosswood Lane, Ridgeview Drive, Ridgeview Lane, Margaret Circle, and Shadyway Road, Barry Avenue North, and Gardner Street (east of Barry Ave).
  • 2020 Bituminous Seal Coat - A map of the streets proposed to be seal coated in 2020 can be found below.  Tree trimming may begin along these streets as early as February.
2020 Sealcoat Project Map

We encourage you to visit for the latest information about the projects. You can also sign up to receive text or email updates about the construction projects in the City.

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. 

Special Event Permits

Staff has processed or is processing the following Special Event permits.
(Staff is aware of a few more events that will require a permit but application has not yet been made)
        DATE OF EVENT                   NAME OF EVENT
  • Feb 7-8 (Fri-Sat)                   Wayzata Chilly Open

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Wine of the Month

Stop in for great savings on our wine of the month feature, Klinker Brick (California Wines)

Klinker Brick Rosé, SALE $13.99
Klinker Brick Syrah, SALE $13.99
Klinker Brick Zinfandel, SALE $15.99
Klinker Brick Cabernet Sauvignon, SALE $15.99

Upcoming Tastings

Klinker Brick Wines      Feb. 13, 2020      5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Klinker Brick Wines      Feb. 28, 2020      4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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