The fish wrap factory northeast side of the Lake is reporting that the City of Wayzata is going to get more aggressive in it’s enforcement of rental properties and their condition. A new ordinance being considered seems to have momentum that will allow for an annual inspection of exterior and common areas of rental properties. Get ready for licenses and inspections like they have in Minneapolis and Hopkins.
Full disclosure, I am a landlord in Minneapolis and do not support licensing and inspection of rental property. Let the consumer vote with their feet as to what an acceptable rental property is.
Starting with the April 2008 Wayzata Bay Window, the Official Newsletter of the City of Wayzata has been redesigned. It used to be a couple of sheets of paper stapled together in black in white. The new WBW is much more attractive, printed in a thick stock paper, and contains various shades of blue. Watch for it in your mailbox soon!
I stopped by City Hall today to pick up the police blotter, and a big piece of paper with the word NOTICE was laying out on a table in the entryway…
So from me to you, it’s that time of year again, time to flush the water mains to let all the rust out of the system. That means you’ll see hydrants shooting water into streets, your drinking water will be orange from rust and you need to be careful when washing those white clothes. Here is the original press release straight from the city:
The Wayzata Utility Department will be flushing water mains and fire hydrants from April 21st through May 2nd. The purpose of this process is to remove any particulate matter that may have built up in the water mains over the year and also to insure that all fire hydrants on the water system are operating properly. As this flushing process may cause your water to become discolored at times, residents are advised to be observant while washing clothes until after the flushing has been completed. If discolored water is present, run the cold water faucets until the water clears.
Wayzata’s Hydrant Flushing Schedule for spring 2008:
Area bordered by Barry Ave., east to Broadway Ave.,
North from Wayzata Blvd. to the Luce Line.
Area bordered by Glenbrook Road, east to Hwy. 101,
North from Wayzata Blvd. to Harmony Circle.
The Hollybrook, Pondridge, Waycliffe & Gleason Lake areas.
The Wayzata Blvd. and Hwy. 12 Frontage Road businesses.
The Gleahaven & Hunters Glen areas as well as all of Bushaway Road & Locust Hill Area.
Area bordered by Barry Ave., east to Superior Blvd., south from Wayzata Blvd. to Lake Street. All of Shady Lane.
Area bordered by Superior Blvd., east to Central Ave., south from Wayzata Blvd. to Eastman Lane; and those bordering LaSalle Street.
Ridgeview Drive, Margaret Circle & Far Hill Road areas.
Area bordered by Westwood Lane, east to Barry Ave., south from Wayzata Blvd. to County Road 15.
The Peavey, Highcroft & Ferndale Woods areas.
South and West Ferndale Road, Bovey, Harrington & Ramsey Road areas.
For more information, contact Wayzata Public Works at 952-404-5360, choose option 2.
Reported: 04/13/2008 0034
Felony DWI arrest, charges pending urine test results. Suspect is Male, 28 year old, From Long Lake, MN
Adresses Involved: WB HWY & Broadway Ave N, Wayzata, MN 55391
Reported: 04/11/2008 2307
DWI, pending test results. Suspect is Male, 46 year old, from Plymouth, MN
Adresses Involved: 1100 Block of Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN 55391
Reported: 04/11/2008 1745
Report of panhandler in area, the same description of past suspect / GOA
Addresses Involved: 8XX Lake St E, Wayzata, MN 55391
(08001040) Damage to Property
Reported: 04/11/2008 1620
Large fountain/bird bath located in front of store found to be knocked over / unknown if done intentionally, or if heavy snow/slush from snow plow knocked it over. Damage approx. $2300. Later discovered read door of delivery van also damaged.
320 Wayzata Blvd East, Wayzata, MN 55391
(08001034) Damage to Property
Four mailboxes located on same post found knocked over, possibley due to heavy snow/slush pushed by snowplow
601 Ridgeview Dr, Wayzata, MN 55391
(08001028) Domestic Assault
Reported: 04/11/2008 1606
Harassment by customer / referred for possible charges
11XX Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN 55391
(08001014) Suspicious Person
Reported: 04/09/2008 0956
Unknown person taking photos of exterior of bank
XXX Lake St E, Wayzata, MN 55391
(08001002) Theft from Vehicle
Reported: 04/09/2008 0833
Two vehicles at car dealership had windows broken and the car stereo’s stolen. Guess at value of each radio approx. $400, and damage to window, approx $200 each.
1805 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN 55391
Reported: 04/08/2008 2205
DWI pending test results
400 block of Bushaway Rd, Wayzata, MN 55391
The Fish Wrap Factory west side of the river did a feature recently on the 50 smallest publically traded companies and the challenges they face in this tough economy. Wayzata’s own Richard Perkins, President of Perkins Captial Management was consulted by journalist Thomas Lee as discussing how quickly small cap stocks in this go down more quickly in tough economic times.
Elisha and I spent a couple of hours walking around downtown Wayzata today. It was 69 degrees and wonderfully warm after what seems like the longest exit from winter in recent memory. There were tons of people out walking and enjoying the warm sunshine and the views of Lake Minnetonka and Wayzata Bay.
While we were there, we observed couples out walking, young children playing on swingsets, plenty of canine companions, and someone out in a boat running through the remains of the ice in front of the Boatworks building! We could here the ice crunching against the hull of the fiberglass boat. That cannot be good for the boat!!!People are so excited to get on Lake Minnetonka that they can’t resist boating even when there is still ice on the water! I can relate, as we went and examined our Sea Ray in storage today and starting to plan getting it ready for the summer.
The fish wrap factory west side of the river is reporting that Joey Miller–Wayzata ’06 Football and Hockey standout–has verbally committed to the University of Minnesota Men’s Hockey program for 2008-2009.
Miller had a dynamic impact on both the hockey and the football team during his tenure at Wayzata High School. He was electric during the 2006 Prep Bowl in which Wayzata won the Minnesota State Football Championship over Cretin. He was also very good player for the Trojans Ice Hockey team while he was at WHS.
Look for Joey to contribute substantially to the Gopher’s Program, and as always, stay tuned to Wayzata.com for the latest and greatest information on Miller and Wayzata.
Todd Called and asked, “Hi Dan, What is the phone number to the Wayzata DMV licensing place?“
Todd, the contact info for the Wayzata Motor Vehicle is 600 Rice St E, Wayzata, MN 55391. You can reach them by telephone at 952-404-5320.