Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for the public facilities in Medina, parks and trails, sanitary and storm sewers, the water utility, and city streets – including snow plowing.

Spring Clean-Up Day

The Public Works Department hosts clean-up day every spring on the last Saturday of April at the Public Works Facility. Learn more at:

Right of Way (ROW) Permits

Annual registration and sight specific right of way permits are required for all work done in the City right of way.  Section 410 of Medina’s City Code regulates Right-of-Way Management.

Annual 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.

Sight Specific ROW Requirements:

Spring Road Restrictions

Each spring, the majority of City roads are restricted to a four-ton axle weight limit, which eliminates most truck traffic on City roads. It is important to plan ahead if truck deliveries are needed. Weight restrictions are usually in effect early spring through mid April or May, but the determination will come as the weather conditions improve. These restrictions are necessary to prevent damage to the roads when the frost comes out and road sub-bases are saturated with water.

Compost and Brush Site

The compost and brush site is available to residents daily from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The area is exclusively used for organic materials that degrade quickly.  This includes grass clippings, leaves, mulch, flowers, weeds, sod, garden waste and holiday greens.  Bags must be removed when dumping these items.  Trees, branches, brush, bushes, and other natural wood products are accepted and need to be placed in a separate wood and brush pile at the site.


  1. Only those contractors who are performing tree and brush services for residents within the municipality are permitted to use the site.
  2. No dumping of lumber, rocks, clay, spoils from excavation, concrete bituminous or any other non-organic material.
  3. Dumping of garbage, petroleum products, chemicals, electronic equipment, appliances, and other inorganic items is strictly prohibited.
  4. Security gates with automatic timers have been installed.
  5. Video surveillance cameras are in force 24/7.

Directions:  Located at City Hall, 2052 County Road 24.  Simply enter through the security gate adjacent to the lower-level parking lot and watch for signage for the compost site (located on the south or left-hand side) or the brush site (located on the north or right-hand side).  Residents may exit through the same gate, or directly onto County Road 24 by SLOWLY approaching that security gate.  Due to traffic safety issues, entrance via County Road 24 is no longer allowed.

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.

Winter Parking

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.

Tree Resources

If you suspect your ash tree could be infested by EAB, visit and use the “Do I Have Emerald Ash Borer?” checklist.

Find a Tree Care Advisor

What pest does my tree have? Contact Arrest The Pest for assistance.

County Road Issues

Report an issue to Hennepin County for County Roads.

Animal Control

Report a dead animal on the road or wildlife issues to Hennepin County at 612-673-6222 or 651-296-6157.

Street Lights

Most streets lights within the City of Medina are Xcel Energy’s responsibility to repair or replace bulbs, however, in some developments the homeowner association is responsible. Please check with your association prior to reporting a street light issue.

Public Works Staff

Steve Scherer, Public Works Director
Derek Reinking, Foreman
Greg Leuer, Water and Sewer Operator
Jack Gleason, Field Inspector
Joe Ende, Maintenance Technician
Trevor Ratke, Maintenance Technician
Jeff Bursch, Maintenance Worker P/T
Lisa DeMars, Administrative Assistant

2023 Public Works Liaison to City Council

Robin Reid