The Wayzata High School music department is once again selling Happenings Books during the month of September. Books sell for $30 each, and are available from high school band, choir or orchestra members, or contact Chip Williams at Wayzata High School by calling 763-745-6903 or emailing him at Chip.Williams@wayzata.k12.mn.us.
Interview with Denise Plechash of Wayzata, Minnesota at the site of the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. She was part of a group gathered to counter the anti-war rally and march staged on the first day of the convention.
Included in the small crowd were members of Minnesota Support Our Troops Coalition and Families United for our Troops and their Mission.
Part of year-long national media project “The Electoral College.” http://www.america-the-globe.net/tec
Darrell Miller’s obituary is featured in the Star Tribune from Sep. 1 2008. Please see the full article here:
BREAKING NEWS – The City Council reported that there was a broken water main in Wayzata over the weekend. Will advise when we have more information. Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your broken water main leader.
At the Septermber 2nd, 2008 City Council Meeting, the City of Wayzata approved the site plan and Well House #4, a new storage tank, the design renderings for the water treatment plant and Well House #4. The City Council further authorized city staff to take alternate bids for the proposed cellular enclosure plan with two optional sizes. The new water plant will have a new 500,000 gallon holding tank located underneath the tennis courts by the water tower.There were major concerns from the neighborhood immediately adjacent to the cellular equipment enclosure, and whether it should be expanded to accommodate more than 2 mobile phone carriers that the City has under contract at this time.Resident Mark Hughes was concerned about the size of the parking lot and the removal of mature trees for said parking lot. Kathy Carlson was concerned that the size of the buildings continued to grow. Doug Hudson questioned whether the existing buildings were being under utilized. Dave Dudinsky, Director of Public Works answered the questions to the best of his ability, but could not speak on behalf of the telecommunication vendors.After the input from the local residents, Mayor Humphry wondered how much of the expanding cellular enclosure was for new vendors versus the existing vendors. “Couldn’t this be designed in a more compact way?” He also indicated how important he felt the noise mitigation for the enclosure.The City Council went on to approve a CUP & Variance Extension at 143 Huntington Ave, and a combining of two lots and splitting to three lots at 470 & 498 Ferndale Road, which ended up as routine matters.There has been much in the local fish wrap factory about the City of Wayzata issuing it’s own administrative citations which are lower in price and do not go on a driver’s record. The benefit to the City is that they keep 100% of the penalty issued to drivers. The negative is that it may be unconstitutional. Regardless, the resolution to approve sailed through with a 5-0 vote.The council went on to approve a standard resolution to receive SCORE funds from Hennepin County for evaluation of recycling proposals and the success of the programs. Sue Bangert inquired about the participation rate in the recycling program: “How is the organic program going? There was so much hype about it at the beginning and you just never here about it now.” Sonny Clark, Parks Superintendent, had this to say: “It continues on at about the same rate we started out with. We haven’t had any particular uptick in the amount. What we are looking for is that it didn’t go down. Right now we have about 50% of the people participating, not ever homeowner participates every week, or every month… and most of those are on a weekly or monthly basis.”The Preliminary Property Tax Meeting was set for September 11th at 3:00 pm with a Special Meeting set for the same night at 6:00 pm at Wayzata City Hall in the Council Chambers.Municipal Licenses were passed with no discussion.Allan Orsen recommended the Truth in Taxation meeting be held Monday, December 1st, 2008. The City Council agreed.There was general commentary as to whether or not Wayzata met the affordable housing requirements from the Met Council. The council wants to challenge the assumption that there are no affordable housing units in Wayzata.The meeting was adjourned after some other miscellaneous notes.
How do you pronounce Wayzata? We are newly relocated and can’t figure it out.
Jim and Sarah
Hi Jim and Sarah,
As we say up here in Minnesota, that question ain’t too bad.
Brandon and Brenda Walsh couldn’t get it right after they moved from 55391 to 90210. So many times we see Wayzata spelled out in in different letters, and with dashes and spaces to help you place the correct emphasis on this syllable and vowel. Here are just a few examples:
We Wayzatians see it bantered about in emails titled “Do you speak Minnesotan?” We see slick ads for some local realtor with a flashy and attractive model going on and on and about said realtor’s abilities to help you buy and sell, only to mispronounce it and lose all credibility. Seems like the Lexus commercials when they first came out said Wayzata wrong.
- waɪˈzɛtə is how wikipedia says to pronounce it, but that sure doesn’t help.
- Wise-etta is how the Chamber of Commerce says to pronounce it.
- Pronounced @#$%! by anyone from out of state
So here once and for all, the official, unofficial way to pronounce Wayzata:
And if you still don’t get it, call me at 952-473-5800 and ask.
Haven’t heard back from Coach Anderson in a request for the game stats for last nights football game between your Wayzata Trojans and Rochester Century. From the score and the stats available in Saturday’s fish wrap factories east and west side of the river, it was a real thumping.
Scoring play breakdown:
Wayzata – Kevin Knight scored on a 6 yard run, and David Strangehoener added the extra point.
Wayzata – Paul Hoffer recovered a fumble in the end zone. Strangehoener added the extra point.
Wayzata – Kevin Knight scampered up the field with a 74 yard run. Strangehoener extra point.
Wayzata – Chris Kroeten scored on a 1 yard run. Strangehoener extra point.
Wayzata – Nolan Odland caught a 22 yard pass from John Ries. Strangehoener extra point.
Wayzata – Garrett Engelhardt scored on a 1 yard run. Strangehoener extra point.
Make sure you get out and see the Trojans as the play their arch rivals the Skippers in Minnetonka next Friday night. It is going to be one of the best 8 games to happen in the entire metro area this whole season. Which reminds me, my two favorite teams are the Wayzata Trojans and who ever is playing the Skippers. Guess that’s Wayzata on both counts this week.
It’s that time of year again: James J. Hill Days are right around the corner. That also means that a favorite staple of the activities is the Wayzata Rotary’s Annual Charity Car Show. It will happen Sunday, September 7th, 2008 (rain or shine) from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Look for the event on Mill Street, one block north of Lake Street in downtown Wayzata between Superior Blvd and Broadway. map The admission Price is $15 per car, and spectators get in for FREE!
You will see hundreds of vintage, classic, custom, foreign and specialty cars on display. Proceeds from the event will benefit local and international humanitarian projects. The Auto Show is held in conjunction with James J Hill Days, a family festival featuring art, music, food, kids’ carnival, parade and other fun events on the shores of beautiful Lake Minnetonka. For more information, call Marty Schneider 612-237-3843
Wayzata Football wins big over Rochester Century 42-0.
Century’s Blade Faust fights off a Wayzata tackle for a short gain during their game Friday night at Century High School. Scott Jacobson/Post-Bulletin
This 42-0 victory was not surprise to the Wayzata fan base. Keep in mind that the Classic Lake Conference was created in the mid 90’s in a major desertion from the Lake Conference. Other teams in the area have been cool to the idea of joining the Classic Lake in recent years. As a result, Wayzata and the other 4 schools that make up the conference have to play a number of non-conference games against sometimes unworthy or unevenly matched oppornents. Rochester Century just got run over by a steamroller in Wayzata. Watch for it to happen again as the play Minneapolis North later in the season.
For the local article from the Rochester news bulletin, visit this page:
I did not make the trip to Rochester, but will get more info for the Wayzata faithful shortly. Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for all the Trojans news.