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Annual Storm Water Information Meeting               Monday        March 27     5 p.m.

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Annual Storm Water Informational Meeting

The City of Wayzata will hold its annual Storm Water Information Meeting on Monday, March 27 at 5 p.m., in the Community Room at Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice Street East.
A brief presentation will be given regarding the city’s Surface Water Management Plan (SWMP) and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP). Staff will then accept oral or written comments from attendees regarding the city’s current programs and future plans for storm water. Copies of the SWMP and SWPPP are available online and may be examined at Wayzata City Hall during regular business hours. Contact the Engineering Department at 952-404-5316 or visit

Bushaway Road

Volunteer Planting Event at Bushaway Road

Great River Greening, the City of Wayzata, Cargill, and other partners are coordinating a major Earth Day and Arbor Day Community Event to plant more than 1,700 trees and perennials as part of the Bushaway Road Reconstruction by Hennepin County. This exciting event will engage 200 volunteers of all ages in landscaping a 2-mile stretch of the reconstructed Bushaway Road, a historic scenic roadway that is Wayzata’s eastern gateway to the Lake Minnetonka experience.
On Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., volunteers will gather to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting trees and perennials along Bushaway Road/Highway 101, to restore the landscape of the reconstructed stretch of this historic scenic roadway. Light breakfast, snack and lunch provided. All ages welcome, children must be supervised. Pre-registration is required, so sign up today!
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Wayzata Historical Society Spring History Program:
How Did Wayzata Celebrate Winter 100 Years Ago?

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Wayzata Community Room
Did you know that 100 years ago, in 1917, Wayzata celebrated winter with its first Ice Carnival?   Entitled “Wayzata, A Sizzler” the carnival was held Saturday January 20 with a day full of activities for all.  First place in the toboggan contest went to the Boy Scouts.  Events included relay skating race, ski race, snow shoe race, and  a hockey game between Wayzata and Deephaven.  Marion Swaggert was crowned the Carnival Queen and the evening ended with a Snow Shoe Lantern contest and the formal opening of Wayzata’s first Toboggan slide.
But this is only one day.  Join us on Thursday, April 6, as Wayzata Historical Society looks at the many ways that Wayzata has celebrated winter.  Other activities included will be Ice Boating, Skating, Sledding, Ice Harvesting and stories of kids antics on the hills of Wayzata. 
As always, the program is followed with social time and snacks, as well as artifacts collected that speak to winter recreation of the time.

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Preschool Chemistry

Tuesday, March 28
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Register online at or call 612-543-6150.
Children ages 3-5 and a parent or caregiver. Learn about chemistry and the science of mixing things together. Mix and observe a mini explosion, and floating colors, then mix your own Mad Science color gel to take home.

Sponsored by Friends of Wayzata Library. In collaboration with Mad Science of Minnesota.
intro to screenwriting

Intro to Screenwriting

Thursday, March 30, 1-2:30 p.m.
Register online at or call 612-543-6150.
Grades 6-12. Be introduced to dialogue, scene and rising action! Learn about script styles, craft elements, how to jumpstart your script and more.

Funded by the Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
read with an animal

Read with an Animal

Friday, March 31, 10:30 a.m.-noon

PreK-grade 5. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy dog and practice reading aloud.
Sign up for a 15-minute time slot by calling Wayzata Library at 612-543-6150.

In collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.


Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. Mar. 29;  Apr. 12, 19; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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.
parks program

Summer Fun in Wayzata!

The City of Wayzata and Minnetonka Community Ed are partnering again this summer to bring you great summer programs for adults, families and youth in many of Wayzata’s beautiful parks!
Look for classes online at:
Call 952-401-6800 for details.

Youth Programs:                                       Adult Programs:

Amazing Athletes                                         Bocce Ball

Archery                                                        Martial Arts

Beach Safety Day                                        Nordic Walking

Boating & Water Safety                                Pickle Ball

Summer Recreation                                     Tennis
T-Ball Skills                                                   Yoga
Tennis                                                           Painting in the Parks

Department Updates:

Bill Meyer
Fire Chief Kevin Klapprich recognizing Bill Meyer's retirement after 42 years as a firefighter.


At the March 21 City Council meeting, Bill Meyer was recognized for his 42 years of service to the Fire Department and his retirement as a firefighter with the department. Bill will continue with fire inspections until early next year.


Officers responded to the call of an unconscious male at an apartment in the 100 block of Gleason Lake Road.  Upon arrival, the 32 year-old Wayzata male was found deceased.  The case is under investigation. 
Officers responded to the call of an unconscious male in the 200 block of Charles Street in Long Lake.  Despite lifesaving efforts by police, fire, and EMS, the 60 year-old Long Lake man was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The death appears to be due to natural causes.
Police responded to a personal injury single vehicle accident on Highway 12 at County Road 15 West.  A 29 year-old Hopkins man experienced a medical situation, which led to the crash.  He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
Officers were called to a Wayzata parking ramp on the report of an unconscious person sitting in the reporting party’s vehicle. Officers were able to wake up the intoxicated 21 year-old Maple Grove woman. Due to her level of intoxication, she was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
Officers have responded to several reports this week of solicitors in various areas of the city.  Most complaints have surrounded tree-trimming services. A crime alert was put out this week advising residents to call 911 should non-permitted solicitors approach their homes.

Public Works

Met Council Sewer Project – Shoreline Drive

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) and their contractor, S.M. Hentges, will be starting their work on April 17, 2017.  During this final phase of work, the contractor will be installing a new gravity sewer main, within the off-ramp from County Road 15 and Shoreline Drive, to replace a deteriorating sewer forcemain.  Beginning on April 17th, Shoreline Drive will be completely closed in both directions between Ferndale Road and County Road 15.  The marked detour will take eastbound motorists to Central Avenue, via Highway 12.  A copy of the detour map can be found below.  For more information on the project and to sign up to receive project updates, visit the project website at  This work is anticipated to be completed by July 3, 2017.

Proposed Shoreline Drive detour route during MCES sewer project.
Proposed Shoreline Drive detour route during MCES sewer project

County Road 112 Reconstruction – Long Lake

Hennepin County, along with their contractor, Eureka Construction, will soon be starting the reconstruction of County Road 112 (Old Highway 12) through Long Lake.  This project will be completed in three (3) phases, as follows:

  • Phase 1 from Willow Drive to Wolf Pointe Trail – construction to begin in April 2017

  • Phase 2 from Wolf Pointe Trail to Wayzata Blvd/TH 12 – construction to begin in 2018

  • Phase 3 from County Road 6 to Willow Drive – construction to begin in 2019

Additionally, for more information on the project and to sign up to receive project updates, visit the project website at

Bushaway Road Landscaping

On February 21, 2017, the Wayzata City Council awarded the Bushaway Road Landscaping project to Hoffman & McNamara Company.  The project involved the re-landscaping of the Bushaway Road corridor, from Wayzata Blvd to Grays Bay, following the reconstruction of the roadway by Hennepin County.  The contractor will begin preparatory work in late-March in anticipation of a volunteer planting event, scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day).  The overall project should be completed by mid-July.

Mill Street Parking Structure

Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) continues to make good progress on the Mill Street Parking Structure project.  A&P has nearly completed the installation of the concrete fascia of the retaining wall, with the decorative, architectural texture. Additionally, A&P is installing footings and columns throughout the site and has begun forming the deck. The first deck pour was completed on Wednesday, March 22. Moving forward, deck pours will be scheduled approximately once a week for the next three (3) weeks. Parking and access on Mill Street will be restricted during each of these deck pours. The upper level of parking is anticipated to be available for use in mid-to-late June.

Retaining wall progress and forming of the deck. (3-23-17)
Retaining wall progress and forming of the deck. (3-23-17)

2017 Pond Maintenance Project – Glenbrook Ponding Area

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. Because of the warmer temperatures and the early onset of seasonal road restrictions, the contractor will not be starting this work until April, at the earliest.

2017 Sanitary Sewer Lining

The City of Wayzata has contracted with Lametti and Sons, Inc. to perform maintenance on the 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 2017 project proposes to line approximately 5,150 feet of sewer main in the following areas:  Central Avenue South, Circle Drive East, Glenbrook Road, Grand Avenue, Huntington Ave South, and Shady Lane.

Seasonal Road Restrictions

Wayzata’s Seasonal Road Restrictions went into effect on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:01 AM
A map indicating Wayzata’s seasonal road restrictions can be found on the City’s website at
text club

Wayzata Bar & Grill

If you were in our text club already this week, you got the offer for a $6 cheeseburger and fries on Monday, March 20. There will be other great offers coming, so sign up today if you haven't already! Don't miss out on the next great offer! Text "MUNI" to 57711 and you are in.
live music

Live Music for March 30, 8-11 p.m.

Mark Stary and Brian Johnson perform a variety of cover favorites in Country, Pop, Rock, Blues, and Oldies. No cover charge and late night Happy Hour.

Ice out party

Ice Out Party, April 1, 4-6p.m.

We are celebrating the unofficial start of summer ---the “Ice Out” of Lake Minnetonka! Get ready to prepare your taste buds for summer and enjoy a pint of Summer Shandy! Come and join the fun at the Wayzata Bar & Grill’s Ice Out Party on Saturday, April 1 from 4-6 p.m. The Leine's Team will be here and we have great gifts and giveaways, like a steel cooler, Adirondack chairs and a beach umbrella, to name just a few.

march madness

It's March Madness at the Muni!

We'll have all the games, the beer, the food, and the fun!
Cheer on your favorite team with our March Madness Basketball drink special, a 20oz Miller Lite for $4.
we are hiring

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

We're Hiring for Summer Now!

Wayzata Wine & Spirits is looking to add to our sales staff. We are looking for someone with a passion for wine, and great customer service. For more information and application, visit our website or the city’s website.

March into Wayzata Wine & Spirits for great savings!

Chapoutier Rosé Reg. 12.99, Sale 8.99
Chapoutier Rose
Regular $12.99 Sale $8.99
Fulton 12pks
Regular $15.99 Sale $13.99
loon juice
Loon Juice 6pks
Regular $8.99 Sale $7.99
(Honeycrisp Apple, Ginger Mojito, Strawberry, and Tea Time)
Anew Pinot Grigio
Regular $11.99 Sale $6.99
Smirnoff Vodka
Smirnoff Vodka 1.75L
Regular $21.00 Sale $17.99
coors light
Coors Light 24 pks
Regular $19.99 Sale $16.99

Sunday Liquor Sales Coming in July for Wayzata Wine & Spirits

At the end of February, Minnesota’s Senate and House voted to repeal the long-standing Sunday alcohol sales ban for off-sale licenses. In March, Governor Mark Dayton signed the final bill into law so Minnesota liquor stores could be open on Sundays starting on July 2nd, which includes city owned and operated Wayzata Wine & Spirits.
The Wayzata City Council discussed Sunday liquor sales for the Wayzata Wine & Spirits at the March 21 Wayzata City Council meeting and will proceed with Sunday hours.
“We are excited to see what this means for summer sales and traffic down by the lake as it’s pretty busy here that time of year. We are thrilled to be open on Sundays next to Wayzata Bar & Grill (already open Sundays 11 a.m.-11 p.m.). Wayzata Wine & Spirits plans to be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays starting July 2nd and adjust hours as needed,” says Kevin Castellano, Manager of the Wayzata Wine & Spirits.

free tasting

Stop in for our free tastings!

Friday, March 24, 4-7pm
Stop in to try a sample of Sociable Cider Werks!

Friday, March 24, 5-7pm
David from our staff will be pouring his top picks for wines from Argentina. Stop by and he’ll pour you a free sample.


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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