Pollinator Habitat Cost-Share Funding

Minnesota residents are eligible to apply for Lawns to Legumes cost-share funding of up to $350 to create pollinator habitat in their yards. The application period is open until Jan. 18, 2023, and applicants will be chosen and notified in February.

Applications will be chosen through a randomized drawing, though priority will be given to projects within higher priority areas (see priority map), and to equitable geographic distribution. For more information and to apply: https://bluethumb.org/lawns-to-legumes/apply/

Canada Thistle – A Menace in Medina!

Canada thistle is an invasive perennial weed that almost always grows in patches.  This thorny troublemaker can grow up to five feet tall and once firmly anchored in the ground, can spread quickly via a robust root system.  When conditions are right, seeds can stay viable in the soil for up to 20 years before germinating!

Canada thistle is considered a noxious weed, meaning its control is required by lawThe City of Medina weed inspection program is complaint driven and the City is obligated to follow through and enforce, when necessary, as complaints are received.

Each Canada thistle plant you see connects to a network of underground rhizomes, creating an elaborate web of what appears to be individual plants.  It takes long-term commitment to completely remove them from your property and has once again become a problem – ranking as the #1 complaint received, per Medina’s Weed Inspector.  Left uncontrolled for a while, the patch of thistle can become thick enough to literally suck the life out of the vegetation it is invading.

The good news is that Canada thistle can be controlled!  Visit https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives for information and options for the required management of this tenacious weed.

Loram/Scannell Medina Industrial EAW

Loram/Scannell – Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)

The City of Medina recently completed an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) pertaining to the Loram/Scannell Medina Industrial project.  The project includes potential development of up to 426,600 sq. ft. warehouse/industrial on approximately 25 acres east of Arrowhead Dr, south of Highway 55.  State rules require preparation of an EAW for warehouse/industrial development in excess of 300,00 sq. ft.

 

On April 5, 2022, the City Council determined that an Environmental Impact Statement is not required for the project.

Documents

If you have any questions, please contact Dusty Finke at dusty.finke@medinamn.gov or (763) 473-8846.

 

Consumer Confidence Report

Medina’s 2021 Consumer Confidence Report is based on the many water samples that are drawn from the water system by the Minnesota Department of Health.

The City strives to provide good quality water, as well as excellent service, and we rely on the residents to notify us of any irregularities in the delivery of that water.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Public Works Director, Steve Scherer at steve.scherer@medinamn.gov.