Medina Celebration Day – Saturday, September 15th

Medina Celebration Day will be held on Saturday, September 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hamel Community Building, 3200 Mill Drive, Medina, MN 55340.

Celebration Day Image 400 x 250TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

4:00-7:30 p.m. – business expo (Registration Form for Business Expo), farmers market, and food vendors

4:30-7:30 p.m. – family fun activities to include bingo; face painting; rides on the antique fire truck and kids barrel train; Search & Rescue Dogs & Drone demonstrations; inflatable bounce & rock climb; Touch-a-Truck; pumpkin decorating; kids games; bonfire and s’mores; etc.

8:00 p.m. – the GRAND FINALE of the evening will be a large FIREWORKS display, provided by donations from Medina Businesses.

Questions? Want to Volunteer? Call or email Anne Klaers at 763-473-8854 or anne.klaers@medinamn.gov

Night to Unite – August 7th

Night to Unite1 400 x 250The 2018 Night to Unite neighborhood parties will be on Tuesday, August 7th. Night to Unite is a program established to take a stand against crime in our neighborhoods. How it works is that parties are held in your neighborhood, which gives our residents a chance to get to know their neighbors. Crime is solved and prevented by having neighbors watching out for each other and alert the police of suspicious activity. The benefits your neighborhood will derive from Night to Unite will most certainly extend well beyond the night so consider planning your party today!

If you’d like to set up a party in your neighborhood, please register with the Medina Police Department by July 25th.

Night to Unite Registration Form – Please register your party by July 25, 2018.

Night to Unite Registration Memo – More information about Medina’s Night to Unite events can be found on this memo.

When you register your party with the city, we will arrange for the Medina Police, firefighters, and City Council members to stop by and participate in your party and the other neighborhood parties throughout the city.

Road Closure Notice: County Road 116

County Road 116 Road Closure:

Situation

Starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, crews will pave Pinto Drive near Highway 55. This work will impact traffic on  Highway 55.

While crews are on site, flaggers will be present to help manage traffic through the Highway 55 intersection.

Timing

Weather permitting, paving operations will take approximately two to three days to complete. When paving is completed Pinto Drive will reopen to through traffic on both sides of Highway 55.

Detours and access

There is and will continue to be limited access for local traffic, and all local businesses should be accessible. But people travelling in the construction area should expect delays at times.

As a reminder, there are full closures both north and south of Highway 55. Crews continue to work in these areas.

  • Southbound traffic should use County Road 10/Bass Lake Road, Brockton Lane (County Road 101), Highway 55 and Arrowhead Drive (County Road 118)
  • Northbound traffic should use Arrowhead Drive (County Road 118), Highway 55, Brockton Lane (County Road 101) and County Road 10/Bass Lake Road

These closures and detours will remain in place until paving is complete.

 

Additional project details and contact information can be found on Hennepin County’s road project website at: https://www.hennepin.us/residents/transportation/pinto-drive-medina

2018 Spring Weight Restrictions – Lifted on May 7th

Spring weight restriction have been in effect since Monday, March 5, 2018 at 12:00 A.M.

Road weight restrictions will be lifted on all city streets beginning on Monday, May 7th at 12:00 AM.

There will be NO permits issued, other than for emergency utility situations.

During spring weight restrictions, City of Medina streets are limited to 4-ton axle weight unless explicitly identified with a higher allowance. The following 2018 Spring Weight Restriction Map describes the weight restrictions of streets in the City. In the case of any inconsistency between this map and posted signage, enforcement will be based upon posted signage.

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!

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.

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.

Lunski Nelson Addition

Anticipated Schedule:

Planning Commission Meeting 10-10-17

Application Materials:

Site Plan

The materials attached are a portion of the proposed application. The anticipated schedule is tentative and is subject to change. Contact the City of Medina Planning Department at 763-473-8852 if you have any questions or for more information.

Mark Smith Concept Plan and CPA

NE corner of Highway 55 and Mohawk Drive – Mark Smith of Mark of Excellence Homes has also requested a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and PUD Concept Plan related to a 48-lot subdivision immediately south of the Weston Woods project.

Anticipated Schedule:

Planning Commission Meeting 10-10-17

City Council Meeting 12-19-17

Application Materials:

Narrative

Site Plan

Mark Smith and Weston Woods

The materials attached are a portion of the proposed application. The anticipated schedule is tentative and is subject to change. Contact the City of Medina Planning Department at 763-473-8852 if you have any questions or for more information.

Updated Hours: City’s Compost/Brush Site

Residents may drop off brush or compost Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (except holidays) and Friday 7 a.m. to Monday 3:30 p.m. (open all weekend during daylight hours).

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

Accepted Items

Brush Pile – brush, woody shrubs, vines, Christmas trees & large logs

Compost Pile – leaves and grass clippings (no bags & no straw)

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