Special City Council Meeting Friday Regarding Restaurant Patio Permits

The City of Wayzata will hold a special City Council meeting Friday, May 29 at 7:30 a.m.

The council will consider the adoption of an emergency ordinance granting the City Manager authority to review applications and issue permits for temporary outdoor patios.

Here’s a link to the meeting’s agenda.

This is in response to Gov. Tim Walz’s “Stay Safe” Executive Order which allows restaurants to open for dining on June 1 under the following main conditions:

  • Outdoor sit-down dining only
  • Patrons must make reservations;
  • The restaurant must create a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan; and
  • Seating area may not hold more than 50 people.

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This meeting will be held remotely using video conferencing platform Zoom.

Members of the public may listen but comments will not be   accepted at the meeting.

Members of the public may submit comments or questions about items on the agenda in advance by emailing PublicComment@wayzata.org.

The meeting is available for members of the public to listen via phone by calling 312­626­6799 and enter Zoom Meeting ID 983 5880 3309.

Staff recommends approval adoption of the emergency ordinance.
Given the circumstances due to COVID-19, staff does not propose charging a fee for these permits.

The City Attorney has drafted the attached draft Ordinance which would authorize the City Manager, through staff, to approve Temporary Outdoor Patio Permit Applications which, under normal circumstances, may not be allowed by code, or at a minimum, need Council approval.

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