City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of April 22 , 2019
Happy Monday Morgan Hill!

Are you doing the right thing, the wrong way?

CAL FIRE's Ready Set Go Video
CAL FIRE's Ready Set Go Video
Whether working to  create defensible space around your home, just mowing the lawn, or pulling over to the side of the road, you need to use equipment responsibly. Lawn mowers, weed-eaters, chain saws, grinders, welders, tractors, and trimmers can al
l spark a fire. 

Help keep your community safe.  Mow before 10 a.m., but never when it's windy or excessively dry. Lawn mowers are designed to mow lawns, not weeds or dry grass. Keep your mower in proper working order. Metal blades striking rocks can create sparks and start fires. Keep a cell phone nearby and call 911 immediately in case of fire.
Visit ReadyForWildFire.org to learn more.

Wildfire is a real concern in Morgan Hill as we move into the warmer summer months.  We encourage the entire community to sign up for our FREE Fire Prevention and Preparedness on Monday, May 6 or Saturday, May 18
.
Food for Fines is Back for Seconds!
Food for Fines is Back for Seconds!
Don't forget there is still time to participate in the library's "Food for Fines" program! Yo u d onate the food and the library will waive your fines through the end of April.  Learn more on the library website.  

This weekend and next you can enjoy the Diablo Foothills Preserve during Open Access Weekends.  A wonderful opportunity to enjoy this beautiful area just south of Morgan Hill.  All the details can be found in the body of this email.

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: 
Robert Rivas

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
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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,  April 23, 2019
Planning Commission Meeting
7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber

 
Saturday,  April 27, 2019
Home Composting Basics Workshop
10 a.m. - Noon
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, Madrone Room
17000 Monterey Road


D iscover the benefits of gardening using your own compost! Learn basic backyard composting techniques at this free, 2 hour workshop taught by a Santa Clara County Master Composter at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, Madrone Room. Learn basic backyard composting techniques in a fun and simple to understand lecture format. A free compost bin will be given to one lucky participant! 

Preregistration is r equired. Please call (408) 918-4640 or visit the Home Composting Education website  to register

 
Saturday & Sunday,  April 27 & 28, 2019
Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2019
Spring Diablo Foothills Public Access Weekend
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Diablo Foothill Preserve
6282 Canada Road
Gilroy, CA




SAVE THE DATE

 
Tuesday,  April 30, 2019
Homeownership Down Payment Opportunity Presentation
6:30 p.m.

 
Monday,  May 6, 2019
Fire Prevention and Preparedness Seminar
7:00 p.m.  -  9:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center
El Toro Room
17000 Monterey Road


Community members are invited to attend this free seminar on Fire Prevention and Preparedness.

You'll hear from Morgan Hill Fire Marshall, Dwight Good and Emergency Services Coordinator, Jennifer Ponce.

Topics include:

  • Protecting Your Home from Wildfires

  • Creating Defensible Space

  • Registering for Critical Alert and Warning Messages

  • Preparing for Emergencies

For any questions please contacJennifer Ponce



 
Saturday,  May 18, 2019
Fire Prevention and Preparedness Seminar
10:00 a.m.  -  12:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center
El Toro Room
17000 Monterey Road


Community members are invited to attend this free seminar on Fire Prevention and Preparedness.

You'll hear from Morgan Hill Fire Marshall, Dwight Good and Emergency Services Coordinator, Jennifer Ponce.

Topics include:

  • Protecting Your Home from Wildfires

  • Creating Defensible Space

  • Registering for Critical Alert and Warning Messages

  • Preparing for Emergencies

For any questions please contacJennifer Ponce


AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA 2019
Men's Stage 3 Finish
May 14, 2010



Morgan Hill will be hosting the Amgen Tour of California Men's Stage 3 this year. Stage 3 will begin in Stockton and finish at the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center. It is an exciting honor to be chosen as a host City two years in a row.

Information about the Stage 3 Finish, for both residents and visitors, is available on the  City website Should you have questions or need more information regarding Amgen Tour of California in Morgan Hill, please text or call  408.669.4060  or 
email .   

CURRENT WATERING SCHEDULES



Water is always a precious resource in Morgan Hill and with this in mind, our permanent watering restrictions have been designed to best manage the City's potable water supply. These restrictions will help us avoid or minimize the effects of drought, climate change and the unreliability of the imported water infrastructure that serves the City of Morgan Hill.

Complete rules and restrictions can be found in  Water Waste Ordinance No. 2236. Customers can report water waste online or by calling the Water Waste Hotline at 408-310-4195. For more information, visit mhvalueswater.com, email environ@morganhill.ca.gov or call 408-310-4169. Thank you for conserving water! 

PARTNER AGENCY NEWS
    
        Morgan Hill Library
  April 2 - 30
 
Have overdue fines or even a lost item kept you away from the library? We want to bring all patrons back to the Library in April!

From April 2-30, bring any non-perishable food donation to any of our libraries (or bookmobile) in the Santa Clara County Library District, and we'll waive up to $100 in outstanding fines and fees*. That's a win-win for you and your community!

Now is the perfect opportunity to clear your fines* and do a good deed to help others. Santa Clara County Library District and Second Harvest Food Bank have joined forces in April to bring you back to the library and deliver food to those in need. Did you recently locate that item from the library that you thought was lost long ago? We always appreciate when lost items are returned. Bring it in with your food donation and the lost item fee will be waived! 

For more information visit the Morgan Hill Library website.
 
   
    
        County of Santa Clara ReduceWaste.org Cup Campaign
  

Reduce Waste- Bring Your Own Cup
About 85% of the people in Santa Clara County own a  reusable  travel cup or mug, but only 15% actually use it regularly. So why the difference?

Remember your mug/cup
Even though most of us are supportive of using reusable cups and helping the environment, we have trouble remembering  to bring our cup with us. We have busy lives and it's easy to forget.

Over 120 billion disposable cups are used every year in America, and each cup is only used for about an hour. Using a reusable cup regularly is one easy way to live up to your environmental values and join the movement to reduce use of disposables! 


To learn more visit ReduceWaste.org/cup  
   
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: 

DEVELOPMENTAL ASSET 
OF THE MONTH
 
Asset #9: SERVICE TO OTHERS :
Young person serves in the community one or more hour per week.