Police Bike Rodeo & Open House

2022 Bike Safety Rodeo  |  Saturday, May 21  |  11 AM – 2 PM

Event Location: Medina Police Department, 600 Clydesdale Trail, Medina, MN 55340

  • Registration is encouraged, but not required. Download the Registration Form and return by May 13th.

For Kids (ages 3-12):

  • Bring your bicycle and join the Medina Police Department for a fun day of learning about bike safety.
    • Prizes
    • Obstacle Course
    • Search & Rescue Dogs
    • Police Vehicles
    • Bike Inspections

Questions?

Contact Medina Community Service Officers Jackson Billman or Justin Cook:

PHONE: #763-473-9209  EMAIL: jackson.billman@medinamn.gov  or  justin.cook@medinamn.gov

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Diamond Lake Regional Trail Draft Master Plan – Public Comment Period

Three Rivers Park District has initiated the 30-day public comment period for the Diamond Lake Regional Trail Master Plan, your input is requested by the deadline of June 3rd!

Click the following link to participate:

Diamond Lake Regional Trail Master Plan | Let’s Talk Three Rivers (letstalkthreerivers.org)

Remembering our Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

As Memorial Day approaches, families will celebrate the unofficial start of summer.  That means backyard cookouts, vacations, or simply enjoying the three-day weekend.

Memorial Day is also a time to remember those who have died while serving in the military.  The Hamel American Legion, along with the VFW, will again perform Honors, Firing Party, and Taps at several local cemeteries for those that gave all for our Nation.

Everyone is welcome to join the tribute at 11:40 a.m. on Monday, May 30 at the German Liberal Cemetery, 2695 Hamel Road.

2022 Spring Road Restrictions – Lifted On Most Roads

When spring arrives, the frozen aggregate base and the soil under the aggregate base thaw out and become saturated.  Under these conditions the pavement weakens, and the capacity of the roadway is reduced.  It is during this time that heavy vehicles driving on the roadway damage the roadway more than any other time of the year.

The reason for the restrictions is to protect our roads and keep the cost of road repair down for all taxpayers. We ask all of our residents and business owners to keep an eye out for large trucks using the roads during this period.  If you see them using a restricted road, please call 9-1-1 to report it immediately. Help protect our roads!

SPRING ROAD RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED ON MOST ROADS MAY 16, 2022!

The following gravel roads will remain posted at 4-ton axle weight until further notice:

  1. Hackamore Road (west of Zinnia Drive, east of Old Settlers Road) – this area will remain posted 4-ton but may be removed later in the season in consultation with Corcoran
  2. Hackamore Road (west of Old Settlers Road, north of Bridgewater Road) – this segment will remain posted 4-ton indefinitely.  Residents should contact Public Works Director Steve Scherer, 763-473-8842 if they have a local delivery
  3. Deer Hill Road – west of Willow and east of Deer Hill Preserve – this segment will remain posted 4-ton indefinitely.  Residents should contact Public Works Director Steve Scherer, 763-473-8842 if they have a local delivery
  4. Willow Drive – north of Cates Ranch Road – this area will remain posted 4-ton but may be removed later in the season in consultation with Corcoran
  5. Willow Drive – north of Pioneer Trail and south of GL contracting – this segment will remain posted 4-ton indefinitely
Please check back often for up-to-date information on which streets are posted and when those streets get lifted.  

Consumer Confidence Drinking Water 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.

June 14th Planning Commission Meeting

The Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month


Current Meeting Packet

All Current Land Use Applications Under Review

If you have questions about the meeting, contact dusty.finke@medinamn.gov or call 763-473-8846.

Hunter Lions Park – Renovations Underway

Renovations are underway at Hunter Lions Park (located at 3195 Hunter Drive). Installation of storm sewer pipe will take place where the current ball field is located, followed by excavation of the tennis courts. This is a phased project and work will be ongoing. While we regret any inconvenience to our residents and park guests, we are very excited for the updates to come!  A new tennis court and four pickleball courts will be constructed in the north east corner of the park. The baseball diamond will be reoriented, playground expanded, full basketball court added, and a paved trail with event pods will lead park users to the back nature area.

Click to view Hunter Lions Master Plan Map

Project Background 

On June 16, 2020, the City Council authorized the City to enter into an agreement with WSB to create a master plan for Hunter Lions Park. Throughout the remainder of the year, staff and the Park Commission worked with WSB Landscape Architect Candace Amberg on the project. The project involved a site visit to discuss initial aging park equipment and potential redesign options to optimize the functionality, safety, and recreational enjoyment at Hunter Lions Park. WSB created three layout options for Park Commission consideration, which was presented to the Park Commission at their August 19, 2020 meeting. The Park Commission reviewed and recommended refinement of those designs to one concept plan to be posted online for public feedback. The City sought public feedback of the concept plan through the website using a program called Social PinPoint to allow resident feedback. The public engagement period was advertised through the Medina Message mailed newsletter, email blasts, social media, and the City’s website.  

On October 21, 2020, the Park Commission reviewed the design changes based on the public feedback, project costs, and discussed staging the improvements over the course of several years due to the limited funds in the Municipal Park Fund.  On March 2, 2021, the City Council adopted the final Hunter Lions Park Master Plan.

Project to be Constructed in Seven PhasesClick to view Master Plan with Seven Phases

Phase 1: Reorient ballfield backstop (remove existing basketball court) 

Phase 2: Construct tennis & pickleball courts 

Phase 3: Construct new basketball court, remove existing volleyball court, construct new trails 

Phase 4: Expand playground with new equipment, add new site amenities 

Phase 5: New site amenities to include picnic tables, receptacles, picnic shelter on pad 

Phase 6: Install event pods along trail 

Phase 7: Natural resource management, prairie kiosk signs, prairie & creek enhancements, prairie benches 

Youth Park Commission Opening

Medina Seeks Youth Member for Park Commission

In 2017 the City of Medina amended the Park Commission Ordinance to allow for up to two youth Park Commissioners. Youth members must be under the age of 18 and reside in Medina for at least one year preceding appointment. Youth member terms will be for one year from the date of appointment, with the option to extend for one additional year.  The commission currently has one appointment available.

The Park Commission is a volunteer recommending body to the City Council. Youth members will be non-voting members, but will still be able to provide valuable input on the city’s trail development, existing parks, recreational facilities, recreation programs, natural resources, and environmental awareness.  The Park Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Medina City Hall.

Deadline for applications is Friday, July 1st. (for first review)

Interested applicants can download and complete an application by clicking the below link:

Application for Youth Park Commission

Please return applications by email to lisa.demars@medinamn.gov or mail to City of Medina Public Works, 600 Clydesdale Trail, Medina, MN 55340.

Questions can be directed to Lisa DeMars at lisa.demars@medinamn.gov or 763-473-8852.

Compost/Brush Site Locking Gate

The City’s brush/compost site will be open daily (including weekends) from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The gate will be closed and locked every day after 4:30 p.m. to limit contractors and non-residents from dumping illegally.

It is located behind the shop building northwest of City Hall, 2052 County Road 24, Medina, MN 55340.

Accepted Items

Brush Pile – trees, branches, brush, bushes, and other natural wood products (woody shrubs, vines, Christmas trees & large logs)

Compost Pile – grass clippings, leaves, mulch, flowers, weeds, sod, garden waste and holiday greens (no bags & no straw)

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Cops Don’t Call for Cash

Cops Don't Call for Cash LogoOn August 30, 2021, Sheriff Hutchinson announced a new program dedicated to fighting a common type of phone scam: individuals posing as law enforcement agencies and demanding payment for a missed court date, jury duty, or other legal matter. The new program is called “Cops Don’t Call for Cash” and is focused on educating the public on the fact that law enforcement agencies will never contact individuals via phone or email to ask for any kind of payment.

“For years, criminals have been posing as law enforcement and demanding payment for some non-existent legal issue,” said Sheriff David Hutchinson. “These scams are often quite sophisticated and are designed to make people feel panicked. Fortunately, this is one of those issues for which education is really the answer. That’s why we gave this program the title Cops Don’t Call for Cash. Simply remember the name and you’ll be able instantly spot a phone scam.”

In these types of phone scams, criminals tell the recipient that there is a warrant out for their arrest because they missed a federal court appearance and are in contempt. The phone scammers tell residents that they will be arrested unless they pay a fine. The scammers often encourage residents to purchase prepaid money transfer cards, such as MoneyPak, call the scammer back, and read them the numbers on the cards. These scammers often have technology to make it appear that they are calling from a legitimate law enforcement agency phone number.

The Cops Don’t Call for Cash Campaign aims to eliminate this type of phone scam through a robust, multi-agency awareness campaign, led by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

Law enforcement agencies will only contact individuals who owe a monetary fine via mail and will never contact individuals via phone or email to ask for any kind of payment. If individuals receive such a call, they should remember the phrase “Cops Don’t Call for Cash,” refuse to provide any personal information or make any payments to the caller.

Anyone who believes they have been victimized by a scam caller should record the caller’s number, save any voicemails that may have been left by the caller, and contact their local law enforcement agency.

Individuals should not rely on caller ID or recorded messages to verify the origin of a phone call. In some cases, phone scammers can use technology to appear as if they are calling from a legitimate law enforcement or government agency number. Scammers have also been known to create fraudulent recorded messages that identify their number as originating from law enforcement.

If you are uncertain about the identity of a caller, hang up the phone, locate the official phone number of the agency, and call the number directly.