Public Works is in charge of all the public facilities in
Medina. The public works crew also takes care of city roads, parks,
sanitary and storm sewers, as well as water utility.
Scherer, Public Works Director -
Ivan Dingmann, Foreman
Greg Leuer, Maintenance Worker
Derek Reinking, Maintenance Worker
Field Inspector - firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Lane, Administrative Assistant -
Public Works News and Announcements
The City has created a
webpage dedicated to updating the public on the Public
Works Facility Project. The
webpage includes current project news, project background,
project need, financing options and more.
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 May 15, 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.
The public works department offers a composting facility at the
shop building located northwest of City Hall. Leaves, grass
clippings, and brush are all welcome. Please follow the posted signs
as to where to put what you bring in. Remember no bags or containers
are to be left on the site. Please, do not trash this site by
leaving garbage or other unsuitable materials. Residents may drop
brush off 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).
The City adopted the attached
Plow 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
attempt to eliminate or reduce red water problems, the City has set
a schedule to flush the water mains. Over the last few years, the
time between flushing has changed. It would appear that this year
the length of time between flushing is too long.
will be on the second Thursday of every month between the hours of
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It would be advisable not to run any water in
your home during the flushing process.
Anytime you may have any
questions or concerns about your water, do not hesitate to give the
City a call at (763) 473-4643.
Culligan Soft Water has provided us with a method for getting
rust out of clothing:
Purchase 6 ounces of oxalic acid (available at a local drug
store, ALWAYS USE RUBBER GLOVES and KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND
ANIMALS). Use double tubs. In one tub, fill with 8 gallons of
water. Add 4 tablespoons of oxalic acid. In the other tub,
fill with 8 gallons of water and add 4 to 5 tablespoons of
baking soda. Put the clothes into the acid solution for 2
minutes. Wring out by hand (USE GLOVES). Then, put the clothes
into the tub with the baking soda solution for 2 to 3 minutes
and wring out by hand. Finally, rinse with fresh water.
2011 Consumer Confidence Drinking Water
Report is based on the many water
samples that are drawn from the water
system by the Minnesota Department of
If you suspect your ash tree could be
infested by EAB, visit
and use the "Do I Have Emerald Ash Borer?"
Check out the
Medina Parks guide. It lists the features of all the public and
private parks and natural areas in the City. You can obtain it
here and print it
out to take with you. Have fun!
The Public Works Department urges residents to use
restraint when using lawn irrigation systems or watering their
lawns. While the City is not implementing watering restrictions at
this time, it may become necessary if water usage is not reduced.
Please be conscientious about watering! If you have any questions,
please contact City Hall at (763) 473-4643.
No trucks over a registered 35,000 GVW are allowed on
city streets without a permit.
The City of Medina is now regulating truck traffic on city roads
in order to protect public health and safety, as well as prevent or
minimize damage to city streets. Signs prohibiting certain truck
traffic have been placed on city roads in various places.
Medina City Code
415, outlines all the rules and regulations in regards to truck
traffic within the city.
Here is the city Map showing
state highways, county roads, and designated truck routes. Any
trucks in excess of 35,000 lbs included in Section 415 of the Medina
City Code shall be restricted to these routes, unless included in
exceptions, or have a permit as described in 415.15 of Medina City
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