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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Think Tank                       Mon.- Tues.          Sept. 25-26          6-9 p.m.

Gateway Planting                  Sat.                  Sept. 30               9 a.m. – 1p.m.

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Call for Volunteers!

Gateway Landscaping Project Volunteers Needed
The City needs men, women and high school student volunteers to plant trees, shrubs and perennials on Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near Gleason Lake Road and Highway 12. Volunteers will help beautify and improve the gateway entrance to Wayzata, in conjunction with the City’s Public Works Department and MNDOT’s Community Roadside Landscape Partnership. This is Phase One of a multiple phase beautification program and volunteer support is vital. Please contact Lynn McCarthy at to sign up.

Pull It Day Volunteers Needed
The annual Pull It Day, a fall cleanup of the city’s public gardens to prepare them for winter, needs some helpers. Pull It volunteers are needed from the morning of Saturday, October 14.  For more details or to sign up to volunteer, email No gardening experience needed!


Wayzata 2040, Sailing Ahead

Wayzata 2040, Sailing Ahead is the proactive and highly-engaged visioning process, enabling stakeholders and community members to be part of the first step of Wayzata’s Comprehensive Plan process.  We need your input for the future of Wayzata! Please join the conversation and take the Community Survey. This is a critical piece of the overall project and is a platform in which issues and topics can be highlighted and given due attention throughout the visioning process. So, please have your say and take the survey at

Photo Contest Entry Deadline Extended

There's still time to submit your great photos showcasing everything Wayzata. It is very easy to do submit photos with the online form at The last day to up load your photos is October 22!

After the contest closes for entries, photos from all four categories will be complied into four albums for voting on by the public on the City's Facebook page to determine the winner of each category! First place winner of each of the four categories will win a gift card to the Wayzata Bar & Grill.

Commission, Authority or Boards Openings

The Wayzata City Council is seeking applicants to fill the vacancies on City of Wayzata Commissions, Authorities and Boards to begin in 2018. Position details and the application are posted at Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Interviews by the City Council will be held in November/December, with approval of appointments in November/December.

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Wayzata School Board Election

The Wayzata School District will be presenting information about the school referendum at the October 3 Wayzata City Council meeting.

Absentee Voting for 2017 School Board Election begins September 22

Absentee voting for the November 7, 2017 School Board Election is available in person at school district offices (not at Wayzata City Hall) starting on September 22.
You no longer need a special reason to vote absentee or take advantage of early voting. 

For in person absentee voting for Wayzata Residents in ISD #284:
All school district eligible voters, except those living in the City of Minnetonka (see below), can vote early in person at the School District Administration Building, 210 County Road 101 in Wayzata:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (September 22-November 3)
Saturday, November 4: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, November 6: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Minnetonka residents can vote early in person at Minnetonka City Hall, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (September 22-November 3)
Saturday, November 4: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, November 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Learn more about voting – including how to register – at
For a sample ballot, click here.
Questions? Email or call 763-745-5050.

For in person absentee voting for the Wayzata Resident in ISD #278:
You absentee vote at:
ISD 278 - Orono School District Office
685 Old Crystal Bay Road N.
Long Lake, MN 55356
Please contact Stephanie at 952-449-8304 if you have any questions.

Mail absentee ballot applications (for both ISD #278 and #284) should be returned to:
Hennepin County Elections
PSL 012 Government Center
300 S. 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012
FAX: 612-348-2151
If you wish to vote in your polling place on election day:
Polls will be open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7. 
Visit for your specific polling location or call 763-745-5070.


Pancake Breakfast

The Wayzata Fire Department held the third annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday. Proceeds from this year's breakfast will benefit the Wayzata Police Officer Bill Mathews Memorial Fund. The pancake breakfast raised approximately $10,000 for the Officer Mathews Family. Thank you for your support!

Public Safety Day

Save the date for the Public Safety Day open house!
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Thank you for your support!

Wayzata officers were back on patrol on September 18. Thanks to Hennepin County Sheriff Deputies for covering our calls last week, Minnetonka Police Records staff for police administrative duties, Plymouth Police for your assistance during the funeral and the Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA) for coordinating all the people and agencies who were involved in the funeral services. The outpouring of support during this time is very moving. Thank you everyone for your help during this difficult time.

Monster Mash for Mathews

Put on your favorite Halloween costume and head to the Monster Mash for Mathews on September 30! This benefit will go to the family of Wayzata Police Officer Bill Mathews. Thank you Plymouth Police and Fire for your support!
For more info:

Officer Bill Mathews’ Memorial Fund

A memorial fund has been set up for those that wish to donate to help the family of Officer Mathews.
Official Memorial Information:
Officer Bill Mathews Memorial Fund
Wells Fargo – Wayzata
900 Wayzata Blvd. E.
Wayzata, MN 55391
If you wish to donate online, a YouCaring page has been set up at All the money that is donated to this fundraiser will go directly to the Mathews family.
Thank you for your continued support.

Public Works/Engineering

Eastman Lane closure
The westbound lane of Eastman Lane will be closed on October 2nd and 3rd to allow CenterPoint Energy to abandon one of their facilities, located on the south side of the railroad tracks.  A detour map for this closure can be found below.
2017 Street Improvement project
Paving of Hillside Drive and Glenbrook Road was completed on Friday, September 15.  Final restoration should be finalized next week.
Street Striping
Main line street striping was completed on Friday, September 15.
County Road 112 Reconstruction – Long Lake
Hennepin County, along with their contractor, Eureka Construction, continue work on the reconstruction of County Road 112 (Old Highway 12) through Long Lake.  This construction area extends from Willow Drive to Wolf Pointe Trail.  For more information on the project and to sign up to receive project updates, visit the project website at
Special Event Permits
Staff has processed to following Special Event permits to be held in September.
Sept 30            Saturday      Wedding on Depot Grounds
Sept 30            Saturday      Movie in the Park (rescheduled from Sept 23 due to rain)
Miscellaneous Public Works
The Wayzata Public Works Department would like to give a big “Thank you” to the City of Corcoran Public Works Department, Valley Rich, Inc. and Allied Paving for assisting in the preparation of the Summit Park Cemetery for Officer Bill Mathews.  Their willingness to help Wayzata means so much and we couldn’t have completed everything without their assistance.  Thank you!!!
Oktoberfest at the Landing
Engel Street, north of Lake Street, will be closed September 29 through October 1 for the Oktoberfest activities at the Landing Hotel.


Wayzata Bar & Grill

Watch the game with us!

Our football specials are back! Check out our new food specials such as the giant pretzel with dips or the waffle fries with dip or our fried shrimp appetizer. The giant pretzel is unique to us in Minnesota as it is a new product in this market only sold here.  We serve it with a smoked Gouda cheese sauce and stone ground mustard sauce. Plus we have Sunday drink specials too!

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Bila Haut

September Wine of the Month

Our September Wine of the month is Bila Haut wines. These wines are all cotes du roussilion wines from the south of France. Stop in for featured red, white and rose all regular priced at $15.99, on sale $12.99.

Never tried Bila Haut? Come to our upcoming tasting for a free taste!

Tasting on Sept. 23, 2-4p.m.


Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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