City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of August 5, 2018

National Night Out is this Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  This year the festivities will be held on Depot Street in front of Railroad Park.  This is a great family friendly opportunity to meet Morgan Hill's  dedicated men and women who serve in our police and fire departments.  Details can be found in the body of this email.  We hope to see you there.

In light of the recent San Martin - Masten Fire on July 25th, 2018, there is a donation collection taking place for the families that were affected.  T here is a need for clothes, toiletries, blankets, towels, etc.
Two drop off locations have been setup for donations:
 
1330A Buena Vista Ave. hours from 9am to 7pm
(Please put items in the water troughs near the horse trailer)
 
Or
 
11375 Susan Ct. off o Masten Avenuen
(Items can be left on the front porch)

Any donations not used by families affected by the San Martin - Masten Fire will be collected and sent up to the victims of the Redding/Shasta Fire.  If you have any questions you may contact Amanda Graef directly at email: Agraef@ymail.com or phone: (408) 728-5353
 
 At the Ci ty Council meeting on  July 26,  the City Council approved a project proposed by the Leadership Morgan Hill Class of 2018 to paint 10 utility boxes throughout the City with artwork.  There is a unique variety of art from 8 different artists,  which can be viewed here. The artists began work this week. I f you happen to see an artist painting one of these boxes there is no need to be alarmed, soon we will have fun new art to enjoy throughout the City.

Thank You Leadership Morgan Hill Class of 2018!
 
Just a reminder that the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held on August 22, 2018.

Make it a great week ahead! We look forward to your ongoing engagement and participation in all aspects of community life and local government in Morgan Hill.

 
In This Issue
Morgan Hill City Hall 
Office Hours
Hours: 
8AM - 5PM
Monday - Friday
Phone: 
408.779.7271
Address
17575 Peak Ave 
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Elected Officials


County Supervisor
District 1: 

California State Assembly District 30: 

California State Senate District 17: 

U.S. Congressional District 19: 

City of Morgan Hill
Advisory Commissions:

City of Morgan Hill Advisory Committees:
City of Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill Fire logo

 



  
County of 
Santa Clara
and 
Santa Clara Valley Agencies
   

 

State of California

 







Education
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Energy/Water/
Wastewater




MEETINGS AND
OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE
Tuesday,  August 7, 2018
National Night Out
5:30PM - 8:00PM
Depot Street by Railroad Park





Tuesday,  August 7, 2018
Library, Culture and Arts Commission Meeting
7:00PM
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Contact City Staff Liaison: Chris Ghione or 408.782.9154

Thursday,  August 9, 2018
Library of People
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Morgan Hill Library
660 W. Main Avenue



What is a Library of People?

An opportunity for community members to "check out" a real person, rather than a book, and learn more about that person's story and life experiences.

The aim of the this event is to explore and move beyond stereotypes, and learn more about each other through stories. During the event, patrons will have the opportunity to check out human "books" to read through one-on-one 20-minute conversations.

Friday,  August 10, 2018
Resident Free Day at the Aquatics Center
11:30AM - 4:30PM
Morgan Hill Dennis Kennedy Aquatics Center
16200 Condit Road
SAVE THE DATE
Tuesday,  August 14, 2018
High Speed Rail Public Meetings
9:00AM - 11:00AM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Morgan Hill City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue


Representatives from the California High Speed Rail authority will hold this public engagement event in order to:
  • Update the public on the latest status of the High Speed Rail project
  • Discuss the newest route option through Morgan Hill as suggested by the recent Business Plan Update
  • Present an overview of how the right-of-way acquisition process works if properties are needed for the project
  • Answer questions from the public and gather public feedback

PUBLIC PROJECTS AND 
MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES
 
NOTES AND FOLLOW-UP FROM THE MAYOR'S LUNCH WITH THE SENIORS
About once a month, Morgan Hill's  Mayor, Steve Tate, has lunch at the Centennial Recreation Senior Center. The lunch provides an opportunity for senior members of the community to have a discussion and share concerns and ideas with the Mayor in the comfort and familiar environment of the Senior Center.

The following link is a summary of items and questions discussed at the most recent lunch and further follow-up information from City Teammates as appropriate.

RECYCLE RIGHT IN MORGAN HILL


It's more important than ever to put only the right stuff into your recycling cart here in Morgan Hill! And it's equally important to keep out the things that can't be recycled.

Learn how to Recycle Right in Morgan Hill!
REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2018 CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY NOW OPEN 
Have you ever wanted to know more about how your Police Department works? Interested in learning how our officers conduct an investigation? How does our CSI team process a crime scene? What is the difference between a patrol officer and a detective? What equipment is used to train officers to respond to a crisis situation in the field?

If the answer is  YES , then the MHPD Citizens Police Academy is for you! We are accepting applications for the fall session!

The Academy starts on Thursday August 23 and meets each Thursday at 6:30pm through November 15. Sessions meet at the Police Department

Priority is given to Morgan Hill residents and each applicant is required to consent to a criminal background investigations check.

To learn more and/or complete an online application,  click here

For questions, please contact Corporal Scott Purvis via  email

Visit  mhvalueswater.com for more information.  Click here to view a list of FAQ's that you may find helpful.  Customers can report water waste  online  or by calling the Water Waste Hotline at 408.310.4195
 
For questions, comments or concerns, please contact Andi Borowski or call 408.310.4169
CHOOSE THE WAY TO VIEW AND PAY YOUR CITY OF MORGAN HILL BILL
CITY OF MORGAN HILL 
RECREATION ACTIVITY GUIDE

CITY OF MORGAN HILL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Whether you are looking for an entry or management level position, Morgan Hill employees have a lot in common. We are all hard working individuals who respect each other and value teamwork to deliver services. 

We excel at meeting challenges and work hard to exceed our customer's expectations. We work for an organization that encourages innovation, provides opportunities for professional growth, and recognizes the contributions of each employee. If you share these core values, we invite you to apply for one of our open positions.

CITY OF MORGAN HILL 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Have you thought about getting involved, but not sure where to start?  The City of Morgan Hill has many volunteer opportunities that could allow you to give back to your community and have an impact, develop a new skill,  meet new people, stay connected, explore a new career, or just help you grow individually as a person.  

Research indicates that volunteering not only benefits and strengthens your community and the organization you are volunteering for, it can have significant health benefits.  Apply to become a volunteer today by  completing this form

Questions and Comments: 

PARTNER AGENCIES' NEWS
July 2018 VTA Connections Newsletter

Stay in the know about  transportation in Silicon Valley.  Click here  to view the VTA's newsletter for July 2018!
Santa Clara Valley Water District News: July 2018


Water supply, flood protection and stream stewardship for Santa Clara County.  Click here to view the Santa Clara Valley Water District's newsletter for July 2018!
Santa Clara Valley Water District: Landscape Rebate Program
The Santa Clara Valley Water District has funds available and is offering Morgan Hill utility customers rebates up to $3,000 for replacing high water using plants with approved low water using plants, mulch, and/or permeable hardscape or for an irrigation equipment upgrade. Commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-family properties can receive rebates up to $30,000 ($3,000 for multi-family).  Pre-approval is required, please call 408.630.2554 for  details and an application or click here to get started. Get paid to save money and water year after year!
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSET 
OF THE MONTH
Asset #4:  Caring Neighborhood


Tips to Help You Implement Asset #4: Caring Neighborhood
  • Be honest about your hopes and fears about your neighborhood. Discuss these with your family and some neighbors that you trust.
  • Meet with a neighbor group or slowly start a small group if one doesn't exist. Do activities together, such as creating a community garden.
  • Spend time outdoors in your neighborhood where other neighbors are. Take walks or hang out on your front step. Create a neighborhood "Welcome Wagon" of youth and adults.

  Click here  for more information about this month's developmental asset! 

Developmental assets are the positive values, relationships, skills and experiences that help youth and teens thrive. Young people with  high asset levels are most likely to make healthy choices, while those with lower asset levels are more likely to get involved with  negative or risky behaviors like violence, trouble in school, drug and alcohol use and more. The Search Institute of Minneapolis created  the developmental assets framework. For more information, visit www.search-institute.org