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City Events Scheduled for Next Week:

Lake Minnetonka Summer Splash   Fri.   June 21- 23
Sunday Music in the Park                Sun.  June 23           4:30-5:30 p.m.

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County Road 101 Bridge to be Removed June 28

On June 28 at 10 p.m., the Central Avenue/County Road 101 bridge over Highway 12 will be coming down – which means a few changes to your daily commute! The bridge is expected to reopen in the fall. Learn more at or visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s official project page

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2019 Boat Parade is cancelled

4th of July Boat Parade- Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to lack of participation, the Parks and Trails Board has decided to cancel the Boat Parade scheduled for July 4th

Picture Wayzata Photography Contest

Attending a Wayzata event? Take your camera with you and submit your photos to the City's photo contest July 1-31. Top photos receive gift cards to area businesses! Details at
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Sunday Music in the Park

There are four more concerts to go in our Sunday Music in the Park series on the Great Lawn near Wayzata’s Landing Hotel. It’s a fun, lively mix of music for all ages, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Sunday in June. Mark your calendars and don’t miss these bands:

June 23: Wailing Loons (folk rock)
June 30:  Mark Bendickson (blues and rock)

Music by the lake

Wayzata's Music by the Lake

New for 2019, The Rotary Club of Wayzata will continue with tradition of Wayzata’s Music by the Lake concert series. The concerts will be held at the Wayzata Depot Park from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings in June and July. This venue is perfect for families and attendees to enjoy a relaxing summer evening listening to various musical performances while enjoying a hot dog dinner, beer, wine, and root beer floats! This event attracts a wide variety of attendees including locals, students, families and residents. Along with some fresh new sounds, some of Wayzata’s favorite musicians will be returning! For additional information, visit

June 26:  The Revolution 5
July 10:    Benny Weinbeck Trio
July 17:    Anthony Shore (Elvis)
July 24:    Jeff Dayton & Friends
July 31:    The High 48’s

Adopt a Garden

The City is looking for more volunteers to help in the Adopt a Garden program. Our greatest need this year will involve weeding in some of our newly planted perennial beds. No gardening experience is required and there is no minimum time commitment! Any and all help is greatly appreciated. To sign on, email
Wayzata Farmers Market

Wayzata Farmers Market

The Wayzata Farmers Market is returning Thursdays from 1:30-5:30 p.m. on June 6 until August 29 in the municipal parking lot at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Lake Street. Then they will move to their fall location to be announced for September and October. For more information about the market, visit
Hennepin County Library

Upcoming Wayzata Library Events


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.


Master Gardener: Butterfly Gardening

Saturday, June 22, 10 – 11:15 a.m.

Discover the life cycle of a butterfly, learn about choosing host and nectar plants, and take the next step toward creating your own butterfly garden! Collaborator: Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension.
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Book Club

Thursday, June 27 at 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Join a discussion of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Department Updates:


The City of Wayzata is seeking a self-motivated and highly detail oriented individual to join the Police Department in the position of Police Records Technician. Completed applications are due no later than 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019. For job posting, visit

Motor Vehicle

Passport Appointments

Traveling abroad? 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  typically take 6-8 weeks for regular passport processing to be received so schedule your appointment now.
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.


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Public Works/Engineering

Wayzata Blvd & Superior Blvd Intersection Improvements – Construction Activity Continues

This project includes the reconstruction and realignment of the existing intersection, and includes a new traffic signal system, lighting along Superior Boulevard, and landscaped medians.  Work began in early April, and the project is anticipated to be substantially complete by the end of June. Work off of the roadway, including landscaping, final turf establishment, and minor clean-up work is expected to extend into July.
During the last week, the City’s contractor, New Look Contracting, completed installing the first layer of bituminous pavement throughout the project, and replaced storm sewer pipes and structures on the north side of Wayzata Blvd near Walgreens. They are currently working to complete the concrete medians in the center of the roadway on Superior Blvd and on Wayzata Blvd, as well as sidewalks throughout the project.
Newly installed median on Superior Boulevard
The second (of three) layers of bituminous pavement is scheduled to be placed on Monday, June 24th. The contractor will be flagging traffic at times to accommodate paving and median work. These construction activities will cause intermittent disruption to traffic on these roads. We encourage motorists to use alternate routes when possible, to avoid delays. Thank you for your continued patience during this challenging project.
Other work scheduled for the coming week includes installing irrigation systems and topsoil in the medians and behind the retaining walls and curbs, to be followed by landscaping activities.
The intersection will continue to be controlled by the temporary traffic signal while the permanent traffic signal system and the roadway pavements and medians are being constructed. Traffic will continue to be reduced to one lane in each direction on Wayzata Blvd and on Superior Blvd, and lanes will shift to accommodate work. Lane restrictions will be ongoing for the duration of the project, and delays are expected.
We encourage you to visit for the latest information about the project and suggested alternate routes. You can also sign up to receive text or email updates about these construction projects and learn new ways to get to your favorite local businesses as we sail ahead to a safer and more vibrant Wayzata.
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If you have any questions concerning the project feel free to contact one of the people listed below:
Jen Schumann, Project Engineer – (952) 404-5371 or
Jim Eibensteiner, Public Works Superintendent – (952) 404-5368 or
Mike Kelly, City Engineer / Director of Public Works – (952) 404-5316 or

Watermain Work

To accommodate the redevelopment at 305 and 309 Lake Street East, watermain work on Barry Avenue has been scheduled for Wednesday night, June 26, during the overnight hours. Barry Avenue will be closed between Rice Street and Lake Street between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM. Water shut-off notices will be distributed to any affected properties on Wednesday morning.

Other 2019 Construction Projects

The 2019 construction season in and around Wayzata will be a busy one.  A summary of the larger activities follows:
  • MnDOT Bridge Replacement – MnDOT will be replacing the bridge over Highway 12, on Central Avenue.  This project will have significant impacts on access to/from Wayzata.  Work scheduled during June is not anticipated to impact traffic on Central Avenue / County Road 101, however the bridge is anticipated to be closed to traffic on Central Avenue / County Road 101 beginning 10 p.m. on June 28, and it will remain closed until late October. The existing bridge is currently scheduled to be removed between June 28 and July 1, which means Highway 12 will also be closed and traffic will be rerouted using the on and off ramps on each side of the bridge. All on and off ramps to and from Highway 12 are scheduled to be closed from July 1 until August 12, when the on / off ramps on the east side of the bridge are scheduled to re-open. The on / off ramps on the west side of the bridge will remain closed until late October.
For more detailed information on the project, please visit the project . We will continue to provide updates via the City website, social media, etc., as additional information becomes available.
  • Water Tower Rehabilitation – This project includes repainting both the interior and exterior of the City’s water tower on Gardner Street.  Work on the tower will be occurring seven (7) days a week.  This project is anticipated to be completed by the end of the summer.
  • 2019 Street Improvements – The project includes the full reconstruction of Circle Drive E and mill and overlay of the pavement on Broadway Avenue North, Ferndale Road (between Wayzata Blvd and Highway 12), and Arlington Circle.  The project is proposed to start in August and be completed in early October.
  • Lake Effect – Lake Street (Broadway Ave to Barry Ave) – This project will include the reconstruction of Lake Street E from Broadway Avenue to Barry Avenue.  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.  The project is currently in design and construction is anticipated to begin in September.
  • County Road 112 Reconstruction – Long Lake- The second phase of Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) reconstruction is nearing completion. From now through July, crews will be working between Wolf Pointe Trail and Highway 12 on the following activities:
    • Paving the trail along westbound lanes to connect Wolf Pointe Trail and Luce Line Trail overpass.
    • Grading, paving and constructing medians along the east end between Orono Montessori School and Wayzata Boulevard West.
    • Constructing a pedestrian refuge island and crosswalk near Heather Lane to provide trail access.
    • Placing the final layer of asphalt between Wolf Pointe Trail and Highway 12 ramps.
    • Installing streetscape elements, placing sod and seeding.
    • Striping permanent roadway lines.
For more information on the project, please visit the project website at and sign up to receive project updates.

Miscellaneous Utility Work

  • CenterPoint Energy (County Roads 101 and 15, T.H. 12) - Starting June 20 through approximately mid-July, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing natural gas mains at County Road 101 and T.H. 12.  Later this year, work will begin on County Road 15 (Gleason Lake Road). For more information, see the project webpage.
  • CenterPoint Energy (Central Ave S. and Circle Drive E. Reconstruction) - From the week of July 8 to early August 2019, CenterPoint Energy’s authorized contractor, Michels Corporation, will be replacing natural gas mains in Wayzata along selected streets in the Central Avenue S. and Circle Drive E. neighborhood. For more information, see the project webpage.

Sidewalk Repairs

The Public Works Department has hired a contractor to repair sidewalks and curb along the Wayzata Blvd E south frontage road near the Holdridge neighborhood, as well as other locations across the City. This work began on June 17, and is expected to be completed in June. Sidewalks will be closed while repairs are being made.

2019 Special Event Permits

Staff has processed or is processing the following Special Event permits:
      DATE OF EVENT                     NAME OF EVENT
  • June – Oct                           Wayzata Farmer’s Market
  • June 19-July 31                   Music by the Lake (Depot)
  • June 22-23                          Bash for the Boardwalk
  • June 22-23                          Wayzata Art Experience
  • June 21-24                          Wayzata Match Cup (Wayzata Bay)
  • June 28 (Fri)                        Wine on Wayzata Bay (Sailing Center)
  • July 4 (Thur)                        Flying Pancake Breakfast
  • July 4 (Thur)                        Kiddie Parade
  • July 13 (Sat)                        Bastille Day Event at Bellecour
  • July 21 (Sun)                       Wayzata American Legion Ribfest
  • July 31-Aug. 1                     Wayzata Community Church Rummage Sale
  • August 3 (Sat)                     Tour de Tonka
  • August 10 (Sat)                   Open Water Half Marathon (Wayzata Beach)
  • September 6-8                    James J. Hill Days

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