Public Works strives to continually maintain and improve Minnetonka’s streets, utilities, parks, trails and natural resources through collaborative partnerships.
City facilities host city operations, public meetings, events and more. The building maintenance division oversees these facilities and ensures they’re safe and well-maintained.
- Kevin Maas, Facilities Manager, 952-988-8412
The Engineering division oversees the design, management and construction of the city’s infrastructure, including streets, drainage, sanitary sewer, water and street lighting.
This division oversees the city’s motorized fleet of more than 175 vehicles, as well as equipment such as pumps, compressors, generators and tools.
The Natural Resources division is responsible for:
- Promoting city policies to protect the city’s natural environment
- Forestry programs
- Water and wetlands protection
- Restoration programs
- Development guidance and inspection
- Education and outreach for residents on natural resource topics
The Parks and trails division maintains five community parks, 37 neighborhood parks, 68 miles of trails and 27 miles of sidewalk. Parks and trails also provides support for Hopkins-Minnetonka Recreation Services at 111 sites, including 17 ball fields.
The division also manages the parks renewal program, a five-year program designed to restore and renew all city parks.
- Darin Ellingson, Public Works Operations Manager, 952-988-8414
- Todd Kasowski, Parks and Trails Field Supervisor, 952-988-8424
The Utilities and Water division oversees the operation and maintenance of the city’s water pumping and distribution system, as well as the sanitary sewer system. This division also maintains 371 street lights and 10 emergency sirens.
- Jamie Stethem, Water and Sewer Account Technician, 952-988-8404
- Tom Pletcher, Water and Sewer Utilities Field Supervisor, 952-988-8427
- Mike Kuno, Utility Operations Engineer, 952-988-8410