2023 Road Restrictions Lifted

Spring Road Restrictions End in Medina on Monday, May 1, at 12:01 a.m.  Reference the map for post-spring load limits.


Why are streets restricted?

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!

April 11, 2023 – 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.


April 11, 2023 Agenda:

1. Call to Order

2. Changes to Agenda

3. Update from City Council proceedings

4. Representative at next City Council meeting

5. Planning Department Report

6. Public Hearing – Joe McCusker – 3844 Linden Dr E – Amendment to Medina Highlands Planned Unit Development design standards to allow deck on side of home (PID 1211823110049)

7. Meander Park and Boardwalk – Medina Ventures – 1472 Highway 55 – Amendment to Planned Unit Development (PID 0211823330003)

8. Approval March 14, 2023 Planning Commission Minutes

9. Adjourn

June 6 City Council Meetings

The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month; everyone is welcome to join.  


Meeting Schedule of City Council

Regular Meeting: Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at 7:00 PM

Location: Council Chambers

Current Agenda

Current Meeting Packet

Council agendas and packets are typically available the Friday prior to the meeting.



City Council Records

City Council Public Records: Includes agendas, packets, minutes, newsletters, ordinances, and resolutions.

City Council Videos

Mosquito Control Notice

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) trucks, helicopters, and staff will be out in neighborhoods
and parks this spring and summer working to reduce mosquito-borne disease and annoyance.

After months of heavy snow and below average temperatures, a brief warm period in mid-April this year brought mosquito larvae out. Field staff from the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District monitor wetlands in the early Spring in search of the first larva of the year. In each of the past three years, the first larva was found in mid-March, but in 2023 it wasn’t until April 10th that larva was collected – during a week of unseasonably warm air temperatures. Since then mosquito larvae have been found in every county in the metro and the mosquito control season is officially underway.

The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) will be conducting surveillance and treatment activities in your community to reduce the risk of disease and annoyance in an environmentally-sensitive manner. Each year field staff at MMCD monitors and treats wetlands that breed mosquitoes with a fleet of trucks and helicopters. Many of our seasonal staff begin working in April and residents of the seven county metro area may notice the green or white trucks with the MMCD logo or staff on bikes or on foot wearing brightly colored “Mosquito Control” shirts.

At times MMCD employees may need to cross private property for access to check and treat areas for mosquito larvae. MMCD management asks the community to please stay several feet away from field staff and ensure children and pets are kept at a distance. If you have questions about mosquito control activities or concerns about an employee, please call the MMCD front desk at (651) 645-9149 or visit MMCD.org.

Some of the activities that MMCD may be doing in your community include:

  • Wetland surveillance – determining if ponds or swamps have mosquito larvae present.
  • Catchbasin surveillance – pulling off grates and inspecting neighborhood catch basins to
    determine if mosquito larvae are present.
  •  Ground larval treatments – applying control materials to a wetland with a hand spreader
    or backpack.
  • Helicopter larval treatments – applying control materials to a wetland via helicopter.
  • Catchbasin treatments – applying control materials to neighborhood catchbasins.
  • Setting or collecting traps – surveillance helps MMCD determine where and what types of
    mosquitoes are active.

The control materials and methods used by MMCD are regularly tested for safety and only applied when surveillance indicates they would be effective. The active ingredients are specifically designed to target mosquito larvae or adults with minimal impacts on non-target insects. The control materials are not harmful to people, pets, or wildlife. For a complete list of control materials used, please visit MMCD.org.

Scheduled treatments including planned helicopter activity are posted on the MMCD website and on their Twitter page @metromosquito. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District appreciates your support. For information about our programs or for tips on how to reduce mosquitoes near your home, please visit our Resident’s Guide.

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.


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


Right-of-Way Permits

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

Registration Requirements:

  • Annual ROW Permit Registration Form (Required Annually + $100.00 fee)
  • Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Medina as additional insured (dates must be updated annually to reflect current license year)
  • $50,000 performance bond (either the general contractor or subcontractor will need to provide)
  • 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 that calendar year.

For each job an application and permit fee is required:

  • ROW Application –  submit application with the $100.00 permit fee or request an invoice or ask for a link to pay on-line via credit card (service fee applies).

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 or  Administrative Assistant Lisa DeMars at 763-473-8852 or lisa.demars@medina.mn.gov.

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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