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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

LMCD: Public Hearing to Consider a Petitioned Quiet Water Area

Proposed quiet waters.
The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 to gather testimony on the receipt of a petition for the establishment of a Quiet Water Area (QWA) from the north Seton Channel area to the east end of Deering Island. This area covers parts of Harrisons Bay and West Arm (see proposed area map within). The public hearing will be conducted during the LMCD’s Regular Board meeting held at Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice Street, Wayzata, MN 55391, starting at 7:00 p.m.

LMCD Code Section 3.02, “Watercraft Speed,” establishes the watercraft speed for Lake Minnetonka (including approved QWAs). In such an area, no watercraft may be operated at a speed in excess of 5 miles per hour or at a speed which results in more than a minimum wake.

The LMCD considers petitions for the establishment of a QWA via an approved policy. On August 5, 2014, the LMCD received a petition (with attachments that provided background of their request) for the establishment of a QWA from Robert and Gloria Rich, Randy Bickmann, Norina Dove, and Gene and Wendy Shavlik. This information, as well as the approved QWA policy and a scanned copy of the November 12th Board packet are also available within.

The LMCD values input and feedback from all stakeholders. All interested parties (or a designated representative of multiple parties) that attend the public hearing will be given an opportunity to be heard. For stakeholders with questions or comments (including those unable to attend the public hearing), please contact LMCD Executive Director Greg Nybeck at 952-745-0789 or gybeck@lmcd.org. Further consideration of the petition will be scheduled at a future Board meeting.

Cable subscribers in the Mediacom area can view recorded LMCD meetings on the Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission’s Government Channel 20, as well as Video on Demand via their website, www.lmcc-tv.org.

Quiet Water Area Petitioners’ Request (08-05-14)
Proposed Lake Minnetonka Quiet Water Area Petition Map
Quiet Water Area Petition Policy
11-12-14 LMCD Public Hearing Board Packet (Including Public Comments)
Additional Public Comments Received (11-5-14 to 11-10-14)

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