2017 Wayzata Light up the Lake Schedule

2017 Wayzata Light up the Lake Schedule
2017 Wayzata Light up the Lake Schedule.

Community Tree Lighting Activities Friday, November 24


4-7 p.m.

Toys for Tots Collection Kickoff with the Wayzata Police Department at the Depot. 

Reindeer, Letters to Santa, Hot Cocoa, Treats and Cash Bar at the Depot (402 E. Lake Street), street carolers

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides along Lake Street


4:45 p.m.
Children’s Candy Cane Hunt at the Depot


5-5:45 p.m.
Holiday Music at the Depot


6:00 p.m.
Wayzata Firefighter’s Parade of Lights
(Broadway Ave to the Depot) 


6:15 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Ken Willcox


6:30 p.m.
Pictures with Santa at the Depot

Mail truck catches fire on Highway 12 / 394 in Wayzata

Wayzata mail truck on fire. Image source MN Dot.

A Grumman LLV mail truck caught fire in Wayzata on Monday evening around 5 pm. The Minnesota State Patrol was the first to respond, but soon called the Wayzata Fire Department to put out the blaze.

No mail was inside the truck according to the postal service, and the driver escaped without injury.

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Mail truck on fire in Wayzata. Image courtesy MN Dot.

CITY: Telecom Facility Application

Public Hearing Notice
1000 Superior Blvd

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wayzata Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a development application from the applicant, Verizon Wireless, and the property owner, Radiation Protection Products, Inc., to construct a telecommunications facility at 1000 Superior Blvd. The applicant Is proposing to add cellular antennas and associated equipment on the building. The development application requests approval of a conditional use permit.

The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for Monday. November 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter in the Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice Street East, Wayzata, Minnesota.

All pertinent information Is on file and available for public viewing at Wayzata City Hall during regular business hours. All interested persons are Invited to attend the public hearing and be heard on the matter, or to submit written materials prior to the meeting.

Jeffrey R. Thomson
Director of Planning and Building

CITY: 392 Ferndale Road South Public Hearing

Public Hearing Notice
392 Ferndale Rd S

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wayzata Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a development application from the applicant, TEA2 Architects, and the property owner, Indian Mound, LLC, to construct a guest house on the property at 392 Ferndale Road South, The development application requests approval of a conditional use permit for a guest/carriage house.

The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:00 p,m., or as soon as possible thereafter in the Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice Street East, Wayzata. Minnesota.

All pertinent information is on file and available for public viewing at Wayzata City Hall during regular business hours. All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and be heard on the matter, or to submit written materials prior to the meeting.

Jeffrey R, Thomson
Director of Planning and Building

The Art and Technology of Caramel Color – WPS Young Scientist Roundtable

Central Middle School, Auditorium
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Admission is free. No reservations required.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Mr. Jerod Corbin
Sethness Products Company
“The Art and Technology of Caramel Color”
 
Caramel color is one of the world’s oldest and most widely used color additives.  Primarily through cooking sugar, a myriad of brown shades are obtained. While the concept of caramel color is fairly simple, there are a lot of complex reactions going on. Unfortunately, the reactions are poorly understood and outcomes are measured indirectly. The manufacturing of caramel color is still an art form even with a variety of science available. The presentation will look at how caramel color is made, what caramel is used in, what goes into designing a new product, and what are the current challenges caramel manufacturers face.


Roundtable Part 2
8:10 – 8:40 p.m.
Students are invited to meet with the speaker after the presentation to discuss the topic in more depth.
Questions? Call Charlene Barghini at 763-745-5045 or visit our website wayzata.k12.mn.us/ysr.

YSR is a program of Wayzata Public Schools and generously supported by a grant from the General Mills Foundation.

Wayzata High School Theater presents Mary Poppins November 9-18, 2017

Mary Poppins will be performed on the Main stage at Wayzata High School from November 9-18, 2017.  Tickets may be purchased online or at the Box Office 1 hour prior to the Performance.

Reserved Seating only

November 9 @ 7 pm
November 10 @ 7 pm
November 11@ 1pm and 7pm
November 16 @ 7 pm
November 17 @ 7 pm
November 18 @ 1 pm and 7 pm

Adults $15,
Seniors (62 or older) $12,
Students $10

Questions please contact Kristyn Nelson – 763-745-6907 – kristyn.nelson@wayzata.k12.mn.us

Voters Approve All Three 2017 Wayzata Schools Funding Requests

Wayzata Public School District voters approved all three school funding requests on the November 7 ballot:

  • Question 1: 77% (4,974) yes, 23% (1,495) no. Renew and increase the operating levy for 10 years to provide an additional $5.5 million per year to maintain class sizes, provide students with needed support services, manage growing enrollment and stabilize the district budget.
  • Question 2: 77% (4,989) yes, 23% (1,479) no. Approve $70 million in bond funding to address the district’s growth and facilities needs for:
    • Capacity: Build a new elementary school and enlarge the school cafeteria and food service areas at Central Middle School, the largest of the three middle schools.
    • Safety: Improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety at district elementary schools and Central Middle School.
    • Academics: Renovate elementary and middle school media centers to create more flexible learning spaces and provide technology infrastructure; improve performing arts space at East and West Middle Schools.
  • Question 3: 79% (5,111) yes, 21% (1,359) no. Renew the technology levy for 10 years, which provides $4 million per year to help maintain technology for students and staff.
    “We are incredibly grateful to our community for their support of our more than 11,000 students and 1,600 staff through these yes votes,” said Superintendent Chace Anderson. “These voter-approved funds are investments in our community’s future and will support our commitment to excellence for each and every student.”More information: www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/referendum.

    *Results are unofficial until canvassed by the Wayzata School Board on November 13, 2017.

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Snowy end to Wayzata Football season

Connor Nordvall rushes for a touch down.

Your Wayzata Trojans football team traveled to Maple Grove for a snowy and blustery contest with the Crimson on Friday evening. It was the first round of section play, and it was literally anybody’s ball game to win given the conditions.

The Trojans scored first with a field goal to go up 3-0 in the first quarter after recovering a fumble:

Maple Grove’s Evan Hull scored a 6 yard rushing touch down in the 2nd to make it Maple Grove 6, Wayzata 3. That was also the score at the half.

Many on the Trojan sideline felt like the refs didn’t call the plays dead quickly enough, resulting in a number of personal fouls on the Trojans:

The penalties worked against the Trojans and in favor of the Crimson who scored, recovered a kick-off, and scored again to end the 3rd quarter:

Another touchdown in the 4th quarter by Maple Grove put the game out of reach:

But not before Connor Nordvall came in to add to the Trojan rushing attack and point total:

Wayzata ends the season 2-6:

Thanks for watching!

Wayzata boys overwhelm Mounds View at State Soccer

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CCX Sports staff: “Wayzata started the season by thumping Mounds View 8-0. They knew their state quarterfinal matchup against the Mustangs would likely be a lot closer. Wayzata dominated the first half, getting several good scoring chances. Their lone goal came on a great passing play as Drew Galinson crossed the ball to Ethan Wagner, who in turn headed it to Sadra Golzarian, who tapped it in. Trojans’ standout Patrick Weah got loose for a rocket of a shot to give the Trojans a 2-0 lead in the second half, only to have Mounds View answer just sixteen seconds later. Erik Williams scored twice down the stretch to help the Trojans pull away. Wayzata will face Maple Grove in the semifinals Monday at 8 a.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium. “

Wayzata girls dominate to move into semifinals

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CCX Sports staff: “Wayzata is making its 26th state tournament appearance in girls soccer, and the Trojans played like a tournament-ready team Thursday. They controlled the first half but had several near misses before Samantha Dietrick blasted a strong shot that hit the bottom of the crossbar and bounced in with about eight minutes remaining in the first half. Dietrick added two more goals in the second half as the Trojans cruised to a 3-0 win. They’ll play Eagan in the semifinals Tuesday at noon at U.S. Bank Stadium.”

Wayzata boys, girls roll to Section Cross Country titles

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CCX Sports staff: “The Wayzata boys cross country program has been dominant in recent years, and they look as strong as ever this fall. The Trojans had five of the top ten finishers, including champion Khalid Hussein, on the way to an easy win at the Section 6AA meet at Gale Woods Farm. The Wayzata girls are also very good. After missing out on qualifying for state as a team last fall, the Trojans had five runners in the top 16 to win the 6AA girls title. Emma Atkinson was second and Caroline Sasson third for the Trojans.”

Wayzata 2040 Think Tank Report and Upcoming Visioning Workshops

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Editors note: the following is an email from Juliana Panetta who is part of the Wayzata’s 2040 Think Tank leadership team named Future iQ.

Hello!

I hope this email finds you well! You are receiving this email because you participated in or was nominated to the City of Wayzata Think Tank workshop.

CITY OF WAYZATA SCENARIOS OF THE FUTURE REPORT

We are delighted to share with you the City of Wayzata Scenarios of the Future Report. This is the result of your hard work and ideas from the Wayzata 2040 Think Tank Workshop held in September. The report is very insightful and fully explores the four scenarios developed during the Think tank. I think you will enjoy reading it. The link below allows you to watch highlights of the first day of the Think Tank and also download the City of Wayzata Scenarios of the Future Report.

As you may be aware, the next step of the visioning project is a robust stakeholder engagement process. The hope is to talk to as many Wayzata residents and stakeholders as possible. We successfully held the kickoff visioning workshop on October 16th and as of today have five more workshops scheduled. While City residents and stakeholders are welcome to attend any workshop, when a particular group is noted, the conversation will be generally geared towards that group.

VISIONING WORKSHOPS

  • November 9th – 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – McCormick’s Irish Pub and Restaurant – OPEN TO ALL (Appetizers and Wine Tasting Generously Provided by McCormick’s)
  • November 9th – 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Wayzata Fire Dept. Meeting Room (600 Rice St East) Wayzata Historical Society and Heritage Preservation Board
  • November 10th – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Folkestone Conservatory (100 Promenade Ave) Folkestone Residents and Quayside Residents
  • November 13th – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – The Pavilion at The Promenade (850 Lake Street N.) Wayzata Businesses, Wayzata Commuters, and Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce Members
  • November 13th – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – The Pavilion at The Promenade (850 Lake Street N.) – OPEN TO ALL

We encourage you to share the workshop flyer below with friends and neighbors and check back on www.Wayzata.org/Wayzata2040 as more workshop dates will be added!

Visioning Workshop Flyer »
Please feel free to reach out to me (juliana@future-iq.com / 612-963-3763) or Jeff Thomson (jthomson@wayzata.org / 952-404-5312) if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Juliana Panetta
In-House Attorney and Engagement Specialist – Future iQ

MCWD: Crisis in Lake Minnetonka, 1980-1989 📹

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During the 1980s, wastewater treatment plants discharged directly into Lake Minnetonka and its tributaries. In an effort to improve water quality in the lake, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, along with Lake Minnetonka Conservation District and the Metropolitan Council, worked hard to develop a sanitary sewer system that would treat the sewage rather than dumping it into Lake Minnetonka. Watch the video to learn more!

Former Mrs. America sentenced to probation in theft case

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Jennifer Kline has been sentenced to two years of probation for theft by swindle. Image source Archive.org / JenniferKline.com.
Jennifer Kline sentenced to two years probation. Source: Archive.org / JenniferKline.com.

A former Mrs. America convicted of switching price tags on clothes was sentenced to two years on probation and 10 days of community service, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday.

Hennepin County District Court Judge Lisa Janzen also gave Jennifer Kline, 51, of Wayzata, a stay of imposition on the sentence, meaning that if Kline completes her probation, the felony charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor on her record.

During Wednesday’s sentencing, Assistant Hennepin County attorney Allison Ethen argued for three years on probation and some combination of time in the county workhouse and community service hours that would total 60 days.

Judge Janzen noted that Kline’s crime was sophisticated, required planning and occurred numerous times. However, the judge took note of Kline’s arguments for a lighter sentence because she had gone through a divorce, was raising the couple’s children and she suffered from attention deficit disorder.

A Hennepin County District Court jury took less than three hours to convict Kline in August of the single felony count of theft by swindle. The jury determined that the amount of the theft was more than $1,000 but less than $5,000.

Kline was crowned Mrs. America in 1989 and also was a television host on ShopNBC/Evine Live.

The scheme, as outlined in the criminal complaint and during the seven-day trial, involved Kline buying numerous expensive items of clothing at the Southdale Macy’s. She would take them home and then take the price tags from the new clothes and attach them to other clothing she already owned. She would then return the clothes with the altered price tags to the Mall of America Macy’s for a large refund on her credit card. Kline admitted she had a supply of plastic tag holders and other equipment to attach the price tags to other clothing items.

CITY: Walgreens PUD Amendment

City of Wayzata
Public Hearing Notice
Walgreens PUD Amendment

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wayzata Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a development application from the applicant, Walgreens Co. , to increase their hours of operation at their store located at 1055 Wayzata Boulevard East. The applicant is proposing to be open for business until 12 midnight from November 24 through and including December 25. Additionally, the applicant is requesting to permanently allow deliveries as early as 5 a.m. on one day a week. The development application requests approval of a Planned Unit Development Amendment to allow for the additional hours of operation.

The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter in the Wayzata Community Room, 600 Rice Street East, Wayzata, Minnesota. All pertinent information is on fi le and available for public viewing at Wayzata City Hall during regular business hours. All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and be heard on the matter, or to submit written materials prior to the meeting. The Planning Commission meeting agenda and packet will be available on the City’s website the Friday before the meeting at
Wayzata.org/AgendaCenter.

Jeffrey R. Thomson
Director of Planning and Building