Archives for January 2018

Right-of-Way Permits

The City of Medina requires companies requesting a Right-of-Way (ROW) Permit to apply annually at the beginning of each year.

To apply for a ROW Permit, please submit the following information:

  • ROW Permit Application
  • ROW Permit Registration Form
  • Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Medina as additional insured (dates must be updated annually to reflect current license year)
  • $100 ROW Annual Permit Fee
  • To the extent known, the City is also requesting each ROW user to file a construction and major maintenance plan for underground facilities, with the locations and estimated beginning and end dates of all projects to be commenced during the calendar year that they are registering for.

To learn more: Section 410 of Medina’s City Code regulates Right-of-Way Management

Questions? Contact Public Works Director Steve Scherer at 763-473-8842 or steve.scherer@medinamn.gov.

Winter Parking Regulations

City Code 340.05 prohibits parking on any public street from November 1st through March 31st during the hours of 1:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. If at all possible, the City plow crew would appreciate having no vehicles parked on City streets when snowfall occurs during the daytime to allow for better plowing services down your streets.

Read more about City parking regulations here: http://medinamn.us/citygov/departments/police-dept/parking/.

Snow Plow & Ice Control Policy

The City adopted the attached Snow Plowing and Ice Control Policy to define and provide reasonable snow plowing and ice control services on City roads for routine travel and emergency services and to provide such services in a safe and cost effective manner while balancing personnel resources and environmental concerns.

Board of Appeal and Equalization Meeting

Board of Appeal and Equalization Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Medina City Hall. Property owners desiring to appeal your 2018 valuation or classification to the Medina Local Board of Appeals and Equalization must follow the three steps outlined below:

  • Step 1: Contact the City Assessor at (763) 473-3978. Contacting the City Assessor will allow you the opportunity to work out a valuation or classification change prior to the Local Board meeting. It will also allow the City Assessor time to bring any information or analysis on your property to the Local Board meeting.
  • Step 2: Complete the 2018 City Application prior to the Local Board meeting. If you have trouble accessing the PDF application, contact Jodi Gallup at jodi.gallup@medinamn.gov or call (763) 473-8850.
  • Step 3: Submit supporting evidence for a valuation or classification change. Supporting evidence may include comparable properties in your neighborhood or an appraisal.

More Information regarding appealing your valuation or classification can be found in this handout: Board of Appeal and Equalization – 2018 Article

Hamel Baseball Registration Now Open for 2018

Hamel Baseball registration is now open for the 2018 season until mid-March (based on availability). Please visit http://www.hamelbaseball.org/ for more information and to register.

2040 Comprehensive Plan Update

Current Status:

Jurisdictional review for the Comprehensive Plan has concluded. The City Council has also reviewed the comments and have approved the Plan. The Plan has been submitted to the Metropolitan Council and is currently under review. The approval of the 2040 Comp Plan by the Met Council is anticipated to be in the early spring of 2018.

Background:

The Comprehensive Plan guides the future of the City, including the location and types of growth and development in the City. The Plan also advises future policy and investments in infrastructure and services such as transportation, parks, trails, recreation and water resources.

The Comprehensive Plan anticipates 950 additional households over the next 20 years, 250 of which are required to be higher-density housing such as apartments and townhomes. This is a substantial reduction of approximately 40-50% from what the City has previously planned.

A draft of the updated Comprehensive Plan is now available for you to review below:

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Vision and Strategies

Chapter 3: Community Background

Chapter 4: Housing and Neighborhoods

Chapter 5: Land Use and Growth

Chapter 6: Parks, Trails, and Open Space

Chapter 7: Implementation

Chapter 8: Comprehensive Sanitary Sewer_Plan

Chapter 9: Comprehensive Water Supply Plan

Chapter 10: Transportation Plan

Chapter 11: Surface Water Management Plan Part 1

Chapter 11: Surface Water Management Plan Part 2

Steering Committee Meeting Materials:

October 26, 2017 Agenda and Packet

September 18, 2017 Agenda and Packet

November 14, 2016 – Agenda and Packet

August 30, 2016 – Agenda and Packet

August 3, 2016 – Agenda & Packet (Joint City Council & Planning Commission Meeting)

June 10, 2016 – Agenda and Packet

May 25, 2016 – Agenda and Packet

May 9, 2016 – Agenda and Packet & Meeting Notes/Summary

April 21, 2016 – Agenda and Packet & Meeting Notes/Summary

March 2, 2016 – Agenda and Packet & Meeting Notes/Summary

February 26, 2016 – Agenda and  Packet & Meeting Notes/Summary

February 24, 2016 – Agenda and Packet & Meeting Notes/Summary

February 10, 2016 – Agenda and Packet & Meeting Notes/Summary

January 6, 2016 – Agenda and Packet & Meeting Notes/Summary

November 19, 2015 – Agenda and Packet & Meeting Notes/Summary

November 12, 2015 – Agenda & Meeting Notes/Summary

October 29, 2015 – Agenda & Meeting Notes/Summary

Free Assistance for Businesses/Entrepreneurs

Are you thinking about starting your own business or are you currently operating a small business and interested in FREE technical Open to Business Image 400 x 250assistance?
Medina has partnered with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) to offer the Open to Business program. This program provides FREE one-on-one assistance from MCCD’s expert staff, customized to meet the specific needs of each entrepreneur. This can include creating a business plan, suggestions on financial management and bookkeeping practices, assisting with marketing, and referrals for financing. MCCD also administers a small business loan fund which provides capital to expand local businesses.

For more information please contact Rob Smolund from MCCD at rsmolund@mccdmn.org or (612) 789-7337 ext. 260.