Historical Society Program will feature Southways Estate on Bracketts Point

Southways Estate. Submitted photo.

7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4
At Wayzata Community Room

Join the Wayzata Historical Society in a program remembering the History of Bracketts & The Rise and Fall of the Southways Estate. 

“Bracketts Point has a deep and rich history that begins in the mid-1850s and continues to the present day,” stated a press release issued by the organization. Program highlights will include story of the first settler on Bracketts Point, how the area was originally received the name Starvation Point, with an examination of the people and homes that have occupied the peninsula including the Bracketts, Dunwoodys, and Pillsburys.

For more information visit wayzatahistoricalsociety.org or contact WHS at (952) 473-3631.

Trojans stump Hornets 23-0 in home opener

Move to 2-1 on the season, Eden Prairie (2-1) up next. 

Pictured above Trojan linebackers Cade Ciarrocca and Trevor Palesch tackle an Edina ball carrier. © Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.

The Trojan defense came in running on all cylinders during their Friday night bout against the Edina Hornets. On the opening drive, Wayzata pushed the Hornet’s offense deep into their own territory, forcing a punt from the end zone, which was blocked, and recovered by the Trojans for a safety.

Trojans vs Edina Photo gallery

Even with a healthy cushion, Wayzata’s offense struggled to produce early in the first quarter. Running back, Alec Underhill popped off a few nice carries but the Trojan’s passing game just wasn’t in sync enough to produce an opening quarter touchdown. This slump didn’t last long as the Trojan’s marched down the field and punched the ball into the end zone from the 1 yard line to open the second quarter.

Equipped with a 9-0 lead, Wayzata’s defense kept their foot on the gas. The front four held their own and the secondary quickly filled the gaps to form the wall that stopped the Hornets offense on a 4th-and-short effort inside Trojan territory. To top it off, linebacker, Trevor Palaech bumped up the intensity and sacked Edina quarterback, Ethan Hufendick, to close the half.

The Trojan offense fed off of their defense’s energy and opened the third quarter strong. A few nice runs from running back Christian Vasser set up the trojans with a red zone opportunity. The Trojans capitalized on opportune field position, scoring on a 13 yard toss from Keaton Heide to wide-out Ian Hanlin.

Ian Hanlin scores on a 13 yard touchdown reception from QB Keaton Heide.
© Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.

Now up 16-0, the Trojan defense settled into their roles and continued to execute. Quality pursuit and flat-out effort allowed for Wayzata to outmatch the Hornet’s attack. On a key third down, a horse filled with Trojans united to sack Edina for a nine yard loss. A muffled punt downed for another loss ended the lackluster drive for the Hornets.

Quarter 4 sailed just as smooth for Wayzata as their offense rolled with a rhythm. The Trojans took advantage of good field position and scored again through the air. This time, Jacob Wildermuth reeled in a ball dropped in by Heide to make it 23-0. Rolling off of momentum, the trojan defense ended Edina’s hopes of a comeback with an interception by senior captain, David Sandall. Final Score; 23-0.

Jacob Wildermuth snags a 26 yard touchdown reception from Keaton Heide.
© Dan Gustafson & Wayzata Photography.

City of Wayzata Public Hearing Notice 305 & 309 Lake St E


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wayzata Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a development application from the applicant, Lowell Zitzloff, and the property owners, Swans Corner, LLC and Jeffway, LLC, to redevelop the properties at 305 and 309 Lake Street East. The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing buildings and construct a new mixed use building on the property. The development application requests approval of design review, building height variance, shoreland impact plan/conditional use permit, and preliminary and final plat subdivision.

The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for Monday, October 1, 2018 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. The Planning Commission meeting agenda and packet will be available on the City’s website the Friday before the meeting at http://www.wayzata.org/AgendaCenter.

School Board Regular Meeting agenda for Monday, September 17, 2018

WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Independent School District 284
Wayzata, Minnesota
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular Meeting – September 17, 2018 – 7:00 PM
Wayzata High School

AGENDA
1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
Consent Agenda items are considered to be routine in nature and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Board member or citizen so requests, in which event the item will be removed as a Consent Agenda item and addressed. Consent Agenda items are as follows:
A. Approval of Minutes
B. Finance and Business Recommendations
1. Monthly Reports
2. P-Card Approval
3. Policy 715 – Purchasing
C. Human Resource Recommendations
1. Monthly Recommendations
2. Teacher’s Retirement Association (TRA) Part-Time Teacher Program

3. REPORTS FROM ORGANIZATIONS
A. Wayzata High School Student Council Representative Presenter: Ruchika Kamojjala

4. RECOGNITIONS
A. Retirees
B. July Employee of the Month – Ron Rogers; Custodial
C. September Employees of the Month – Polly Davidson and Kate Bennett; WHS

5. STUDENT CURRICULUM PRESENTATION

6. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
A. Superintendent
1. Back to School Update
B. Teaching and Learning
1. Policies for Approval
a. 602 – Acceleration of Students
b. 603 – Instructional Goals
c. 606 – Class Size
d. 611 – Home Base
e. 613 – Curriculum Adoption
f. 623 – School District System Accountability
g. 631 – Technology
C. Finance and Business Services
1. Monthly Financial Reports
2. Pay 2019 Preliminary Levy
D. Human Resource Services

7. OTHER BOARD ACTION
8. BOARD REPORTS
A. Superintendent’s Review Committee

Trojans ranked #10 in Class 6A Associated Press high school football poll

The Associated Press state high school football polls for the week of September 12.

CLASS 6A
1. Minnetonka 2-0-0 2
2. Lakeville North 2-0-0 4
3. Cretin-Derham Hall 2-0-0 3
4. Prior Lake 2-0-0 5
5. Edina 2-0-0 6
6. Eden Prairie 1-1-0 1
7. Blaine 2-0-0 8
8. Champlin Park 2-0-0 9
9. Roseville 2-0-0
10. Wayzata 1-1-0 10

CLASS 5A
1. Owatonna 2-0-0 1
2. Elk River 2-0-0 2
3. Mahtomedi 2-0-0 3
4. Andover 2-0-0 4
5. Mankato West 2-0-0 5
6. St. Thomas Academy 2-0-0 6
7. Robbinsdale Cooper 2-0-0 7
8. Chanhassen 2-0-0 8
9. Bemidji 2-0-0 9
10. Tartan 2-0-0

CLASS 4A
1 Academy of Holy Angels 2-0-0 1
2. Cloquet 2-0-0 2
3. Winona 2-0-0 3
4. Detroit Lakes 2-0-0 4
5. Waseca 2-0-0 5
6. Hutchinson 2-0-0 6
7. Fridley 2-0-0 8
8. Zimmerman 2-0-0 7
9. St. Paul Academy/Minnehaha Academy/Blake 2-0-0 9
10. Marshall 2-0-0

CLASS 3A
1. Pierz 2-0-0 1
2. Rochester Lourdes 2-0-0 2
3. Jordan 2-0-0 3
4. Pequot Lakes 2-0-0 5
5. Glencoe-Silver Lake 2-0-0 9
6. Breck 2-0-0 7
7. Jackson County Central 2-0-0 10
8. Perham 1-1-0 6
9. Mora 2-0-0
10. Park Rapids 2-0-0

CLASS 2A
1. Caledonia 2-0-0 2
2. Minneapolis North 2-0-0 1
3. Pipestone Area 2-0-0 3
4. Barnesville 2-0-0 4
5. Maple River -0-0 5
6. Maple Lake 2-0-0 6
7. Chatfield 2-0-0 7
8. Breckenridge 2-0-0 9
9. Redwood Valley 2-0-0 8
10. Royalton 2-0-0

CLASS 1A
1. Minneota 2-0-0 1
2. Mahnomen/Waubun 3-0-0 5
3. BOLD 2-0-0 2
4. Goodhue 2-0-0 6
5. Rushford-Peterson 2-0-0 9
6. Ottertail Central 2-0-0 10
7. Ada-Borup 2-1-0 7
8. Blooming Prairie 2-0-0 8
9. United South Central 2-0-0
10. Polk County West 2-0-0

NINE-MAN
1. Spring Grove 2-0-0 1
2. Stephen-Argyle 2-0-0 2
3. Verndale 2-0-0 3
4. Underwood 2-0-0 7
5. Cromwell-Wright 2-0-0 8
6. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 2-0-0 6
7. Houston 2-0-0 10
8. Cook County 2-0-0 9
9. Nevis 1-1-0 4
10. Grand Meadow 1-1-0 5

Council approves Police Memorial at City Hall Campus

The Wayzata City Council has approved a memorial honoring two fallen Wayzata Police Officers: J.W. Anderson, and Bill Mathews. The memorial will be built immediately to the east of Council Chambers and City Hall.

Landscape architects Hans Frees and Eric Kvam of Outdoor Excapes worked with the memorial committee, made up of a wide range of community members, including Gayle Wilson, Johanna McCarthy, Wayzata Police Sergeant McCarthy, and others.


“When the committee came together, we really felt it was important to have not a memorial that was on display necessarily, but rather an opportunity for the community to come together to reflect and pay tribute.” 
 – Johanna McCarthy

The Wayzata Police Memorial will be located to the east of City Hall. © Outdoor Excapes.

Revised Lake Effect plans continue to evolve

Scott Jordan from Civitas spoke briefly before the City Council on September 4th, 2018 to highlight work being accomplished as part of the Design Development phase of the Wayzata Lake Effect plans.

“We are aiming to have Design Development drawings done at the end of September, early Octorber.”
Scott Jordan

Highlights of the changes included:
Creating a balanced Lake Street
Building upon the uses the community appreciates
Expanding the amount of green
Extending community experience to all seasons
Selecting materials and finishes that enhance and complement Wayzata

“I think it just keeps getting better.” stated Mayor Ken Willcox in the public forum portion of the September 4th City Council Meeting.

Lake Street is broadened as a result of the center lane being removed. © Civitas.
A water feature has been proposed across from Ben & Jerry’s. © Civitas.
Convertible park space for all seasons will replace parking lot near CoV. © Civitas.

Candidate Forum scheduled for September 25, 2018

A candidate forum featuring the Candidates for City Council and the Candidates for MN House District 33A has been scheduled for Tuesday, September, 25, 2018 in the Wayzata Community Room.

Candidates for City Council:

Jeff Buchanan
Cathy Iverson
Johanna McCarthy
Barry Petit

Candidates for MN House 33A:

Jerry Hertaus
Norrie Thomas

The event is being hosted by the League of Women Voters Wayzata Plymouth Area and the The Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce.

Wayzata Police Blotter August 28 – September 3, 2018

Description
Total
FOUND PROPERTY 4
PDMV 2
H & R PDMV 1
ANIMAL BITE 1
Other Fire/Smoke 3
FIRE ALARM 6
HAZ ROAD CONDITION 2
OTHER MEDICAL 9
Medical Alarm 2
WELFARE CHECK – ADULT 2
WELFARE CHECK – JUV 2
INFO REC’D 6
VERBAL DOMESTIC 1
CIVIL MATTER 1
DISTURBANCE/FIGHT/LOUD PARTY/HARASSMENT 5
SUSPICION 5
SCAM/FRAUD ATTEMPT 1
MISC. JUVENILE PROBLEM 1
LEAKY LOAD/DUMPING 1
DRIVING/TRAFFIC COMPLAINT 11
PARKING COMPL 3
HOUSE/BUSINESS CHECKS 5
FIREARM PERMIT 1
PARKING PERMIT 2
NOISE VIOLATION 1
ANIMAL COMPLAINT/CHECK 5
Potential Dangerous Dog Notices 1
MOTORIST ASSIST/STALL 6
PUBLIC ASSIST 2
LOCKOUT 2
BUSINESS ALARM 3
HOME ALARM 1
911 HANG-UP 4
ASSIST OTHER DEPT 5
CASE FOLLOW UP 1
BURG-UNK DEG-UNOCC RES NO FRC-D-UN WEAP-THEFT 1
CON SUB 5-POSSESS-AMPHET-UNK 1
TRAF-AC-GM-3RD DEG DWI-UI ALCOHOL-MV 1
THEFT-500 OR LESS MS-OTHER-SERVICES 1
THEFT-MS-SHOPLIFTING-250 OR LESS 1


Theft Reported: 09-03-2018 2313
75 year old female from Edina arrested for theft of services. Loss $256. Transported to jail.
Addresses Involved
900 block of Lake St E
Names Involved
(Arrested) Montgomery, Diane Brooks (Age: 75)


Burglary-Residential Reported: 08-30-2018 1743
Report of a burglary. Loss $200. This case is under investigation.
Addresses Involved
400 block of Virginia Ave, Long Lake, MN 55356


Theft Reported: 08-29-2018 1609
38 year old female from Maple Grove cited for shoplifting. Loss $23
Addresses Involved
1100 block of Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN 55391


DWI Reported: 08-29-2018 0203
34 year old female from Minneapolis arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Tested .18
Addresses Involved
Hwy 12 & Shoreline Dr, Wayzata, MN 55391
Names Involved
(Arrested) Alexander, Michelle Dione (Age: 34)

City of Wayzata Ordinance Number 783

CITY OF WAYZATA
HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA
ORDINANCE NO. 783
ORDINANCE ADOPTING NEW CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES

THE CITY OF WAYZATA ORDAINS:

Section 1. Code Adopted. The general ordinances of the City as amended, restated, revised, updated, codified, and compiled in the Code entitled “Wayzata City Code,” published by Municipal Code Corporation, consisting of chapters 101 through 1009, each inclusive, including penalties for the violations of various provisions thereof, is hereby adopted and shall constitute the “Wayzata City Code,” dated August 9, 2018. This Code also adopts, by reference, certain statutes and administrative rules of the State of Minnesota as named in the Code.

Section 2. Titles. The Wayzata City Code as adopted in Section 1 consists of the following titles:

PART I – GENERAL PROVISIONS
101 – CITY CODE
102 – ORGANIZATION
103 – INTERPRETATION
104 – VIOLATIONS
105 – ADMINISTRATIVE OFFENSES
106 – SEPARABILITY

PART II – OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION
201 – STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION
202 – POLICE DEPARTMENT
203 – FIRE DEPARTMENT
204 – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
205 – MUNICIPAL LIQUOR DISPENSARY
206 – PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT PROCEDURES
207 – UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
208 – PEOPLE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE CITATIONS

PART III – STREETS, PARKS AND OTHER PUBLIC PROPERTY
301 – TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
302 – PARKING REGULATIONS
303 – TRAFFIC OBSTRUCTIONS AND RESTRICTED PARKING
304 – MOVING OF BUILDINGS
305 – CLEANING OF SIDEWALKS
306 – BUILDING MATERIALS ON STREETS AND ALLEYS
307 – STREET EXCAVATIONS
308 – TREES ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
309 – USE OF PUBLIC PARKS

Published on Wayzata.com September, 12, 2018.

WAYZATA FOOTBALL 2018: Trojan’s Fall Short to Skipper’s 27-24

Wayzata vs Minnetonka Football 2018

The Wayzata Trojan’s fought hard in this back-and-forth bout, but came up short to the Minnetonka Skippers. With a total of 5 lead changes in the second half, it took everything the Skippers had to outlast Wayzata. The Trojans came into the game missing #2 Billy Riviere because of an apparent left leg injury, but that did not slow down Wayzata’s passing game as tight end Nicholas Kallerup hauled in a 7 passes for 106 yards and two scores. When talking about Kallerup’s contributions to the team, Coach Brown kept it brief by simply saying, “He’s a stud.” With Riviere out it seems that Kallerup has become the go-to guy for quarterback Keaton Heide.

2018 Wayzata vs Minnetonka Football Image Gallery

Overall, the Wayzata offense put together a few nice drives throughout the night, including a 79-yard opening drive that was capped off by a 5-yard touchdown from running back Christian Vasser. The Trojan’s running game was well balanced throughout the night as a few ball-carriers popped off a number of big gains. #4, Christian Vasser, once again led the team in carries but the workload was definitely more distrubted as senior, Alec Underhill and junior, Malaki Jackson, contributed heavily to Wayzata’s ground game.

Defensively, the Trojan’s have some clear adjustments to make. The effort was there, but a few lapses in the secondary, and some sloppy run defense proved to be a contributing factor to last nights loss. However, there were some positive things that the Trojan defense can hang their hat on. Up front, the Trojan’s played well. Totaling a number of sacks and tackles for loss, it was clear that ferocious pursuit of the ball was a goal going into the night.

At the end of it all, the Trojan’s fell just short of what would have been a great team win. As Coach Brown described it, “We just ran out of time.” It is to be determined where the No. 10 Trojan’s will fall in next week’s rankings, but with current No. 1 Eden Prairie’s loss, it is likely that the No. 2 Skipper’s will replace the Eagles at the top of the totem pole. Next week, it will be exciting to see how this Trojan team fares at home as they make their debut opener against the Edina Hornets. 

James J Hill Days in Wayzata 2018 Schedule of Events

ALL ABOARD! The James J. Hill Days Express is Rolling into Wayzata.

The whistle’s blowing and the 44th James J. Hill Days is just around the bend, coming September 7, 8 & 9 to the shores of Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata. The proud residents, businesses and community groups of this small town will roll out the welcome mat for over 50,000 guests over three jam-packed days of exciting events. From engine to caboose, there’s something for everyone. You’re not going to want to miss this train. Here’s why:

Food & Drink

Rails & Ales Sept. 7: Calling all craft beer lovers. Join us, and more than 25 breweries, Friday night to kick off the weekend. Enjoy loads of fun, live music and games in Depot Park. Limited tickets available!

Eat Street Sept. 8 & 9: Savor delicious eats from 15 of the Twin Cities top food trucks Saturday & Sunday. We promise calories don’t count.

Activities

James J. Hill Days brings close to 50,000 visitors and guests to the shores of Lake Minnetonka in downtown Wayzata. Submitted photo.
James J. Hill Days brings close to 50,000 visitors and guests to the shores of Lake Minnetonka in downtown Wayzata. Submitted photo.

Carnival Sept. 7 8 & 9: Step Right Up! The James J. Hill Days Carnival offers fun for all ages. Purchase your presale, discounted tickets today! Also available at the gate.

Logrolling Sept. 7 8 & 9: FREE “Try It” opportunities will be happening Saturday & Sunday. Don’t miss the first ever Lake Minnetonka Logrolling Invitational (Sat.) featuring world champion and elite athletes.

Coaster Cart Derby Sept. 8: This event is fun and action packed with gravity propelled vehicles. Boy Scout approved!

Fireworks Sept. 8: Following the street dance, an unleashing of fireworks will illuminate the starry Lake Minnetonka sky and glisten over Wayzata Bay. This is a can’t miss event!

Test Drive Boats Sept. 8: Make some waves in Wayzata Bay. Join us for this exclusive chance to demo brand new boats, check out the lineup, meet River Valley Power & Sports Staff, and take advantage of some major deals.

Sports & Fitness District: Burn some calories and make sure to check out activity after activity in this district featuring bungee jumping, logrolling, free bike tune-ups, aerial fitness, dunk tank and more!

Street Market Sept. 8 & 9 : Shop. Eat. Enjoy! Explore more than 175 vendors throughout the weekend.

Parade Sept. 9: The parade is a fan favorite. We are proud honor the one year anniversary of fallen police Officer, Bill Mathews with his son Wyatt as the 2018 Grand Marshal.

Movie on the Lawn Sept. 7: Friday night bring your blanket and enjoy a free outdoor screening of Coyote: The Mike Plant Story, on the Promenade Great Lawn. Celebrate our sailing community.

DOGA Sept. 8 & 9: Namaste on Wayzata Bay with your dog! Yes, your dog! Join us for a free yoga class taught by The Whispering Cave each morning in Depot Dog Park. BYOD (Bring your own dog).

Community In Unity Sept. 9: Celebrate as a community Sunday morning with a gathering of faiths from across the religious spectrum. Reflect upon a desire for peace, commitment to love and sharing of hope.

Music

Wayzata Beach Bash Sept. 8 & 9: Big-name headliners will rock Wayzata Bay! Jonny Lang will take the stage Friday night, followed by a special performance from Toby Keith and his Should’ve Been a Cowboy Tour Saturday night. Get your tickets at Wayzatabeachbash.com.

Live Music & Street Dance Sept. 8: FREE live music Saturday. Band after band will rock the block as families and fans will enjoy incredible music and dancing. Featuring Unhitched, Scottie Miller Band, Powertap and 70s Magic Sunshine Band.

James J. Hill Days are presented by the Wayzata Chamber.

WAYZATA FOOTBALL 2018: Trojans Rise Above the Irish in Away Opener

The Wayzata Trojans started the season strong with a 21-12 win against the Rosemount Irish. First game jitters were in full effect early as the Trojans struggled to get quality production on both offense and defense. As the game developed, Wayzata found their rhythm and were able to settle into their roles and execute.

View the Photo gallery here.

The Trojan’s offense capitalized on big-play opportunities, scoring on a 55 yard bomb from Keaton Heide to Connor Hale. Tight ends, Billy Riviere and Nicholas Kallerup also racked up a few nice gains on deliveries from Heide. The Trojan’s ground game started off a little shaky but once junior back, Christian Vasser, found his footing he was able to total up 84 yards as well as a crucial second-quarter touchdown from a yard out.

Defensively, the Trojans were solid. Totaling 3 interceptions, a pair snagged by senior corner Jacob Beeninga and a 45 yard pick-six by defensive lineman Joe Demro, it was clear that the secondary came in with a ballhawk mentality. The Trojan’s need to make some improvements on both sides of the ball heading into week 2, but the mindset and will to win is present, which is a great sign for this rising program.

Four candidates file for 2018 Wayzata City Council Race

Four candidates have filed to run for two seats in the Wayzata City Council race. Candidates include (in alphabetical order by last name):

  • Jeff Buchanan – Planning Commission Chair
  • Cathy Iverson – Planning Commissioner
  • Johanna McCarthy – Incumbent
  • Barry Petit – Former Mayor

Johanna McCarthy and Steve Tyacke are presently serving as City Council Members. Tyacke did not refile as a candidate to retain his seat.

Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for interviews with the candidates and a comprehensive voter guide.

Wayzata Trojan Football: 2018 Season Preview

With an emphasis on attitude and effort, the Wayzata Trojans are looking to control what they can control this season. Change is something that the Trojans have become accustomed to over the last few years, but as Head Coach, Lambert Brown, enters his second full season as first-in-command, this period of reconstruction seems to be transitioning into a phase of composure and efficiency. Fitted with a few familiar faces, the Trojans are in search of a bounce-back season.

I caught up with senior quarterback, Keaton Heide, to talk about his comfort with the offense. He described to me that, “We are really playing our game,” and that, “The pieces are coming together nicely.” With two years of quality playing time under his belt, these are words of encouragement for a team that has battled some past adversity.

As far as the other side of the ball goes, the Trojans are adopting a tenacious mentality. To elaborate more on these adjustments, I spoke with senior corner, Jacob Beeninga, about this new-look defense. “We’re definitely more aggressive defensively,” asserted the senior, “We’ve developed this dog mentality, we really focus on pursuing the ball every single play.”

Based upon my conversations with players and coaches on both sides of the ball, it appears as if the Wayzata Trojans are coming into their away opener with some much-needed confidence. Ultimately, we will see how this embraced change in team culture fares against the Rosemount Irish on Thursday, August 30th, 7:00 pm, at Rosemount High School.