City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of April 29 , 2019
Hello Morgan Hill!

The next few weeks ahead are busy with many informational meetings and workshops, fun events and celebrations.  Please take time to review carefully the body of this email so that you don't miss any important information.

Friday will kick off Bike Week in Morgan Hill as we lead in to the Men's Stage 3 Finish of the  Amgen Tour of California on May 14th.  Join the community for the Morgan Hill Bike Party on Friday evening starting at 7:30 p.m. at Bike Therapy.  All the events and details for Bike Week can be found on the City's website.


This coming Sunday is Cinco de Mayo, a time of fun and celebration for many that may involve drinking.  This May 5, the Morgan Hill Police Department will have additional officers on patrol from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. ready to stop and arrest drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
 
The Morgan Hill Police Department encourages everyone to plan ahead and use a designated sober driver,  ride-share or public transportation. The Morgan Hill Police Department also wants to remind everyone that a "DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze." Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and marijuana can all be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.
  
BE EMBER AWARE! No matter where you live, the most common reason homes burn during a wildfire is because embers land on something easily ignitable around your home. During Wildfire Awareness Week, make changes to reduce the ember threat to your home. Remove leaves and pine needles from your rain gutters, clean out debris from under your deck, and remove flammable plants from around the base of your house.
Visit the City website 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
.
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 30, 2019
Valley Water South County Open House: Potential Changes to Groundwater Benefit Zones
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community And Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road

RSVPs are encourage to the following email address  rsvp@valleywater.org .

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

 
Wednesday,  May 1, 2019
City Council Meeting
6:00 p.m. Closed Session
7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue


Agenda Highlights:

The entire community is encouraged to attend all City Council meetings.  Public comment can be made at all meetings, including public comment on items not on the agenda.  We hope to see you Wednesday.


 
Thursday,  May 2, 2019
County of Santa Clara County Planning Commission and San Martin Planning Advisory Committee
Public Meeting on the Cordoba Center
6:30 p.m. 
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural

 
Friday,  May 3, 2019
Bike Week Kickoff with Bike Party
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Bike Therapy
17540 Depot Street

The week leading up to the Amgen Tour of California Men's Stage 3 Finish in Morgan Hill, the City of Morgan Hill and many community partners will be hosting Bike Week with a variety of community events. Save the dates for the events below



 

 
Saturday,  May 4, 2019
South County ADU Event 
Small Homes Big Impact
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Morgan Hill City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill

ADU Micro-Unit Viewing & Resource Fair
9:00 a.m. - Noon

ADU Workshop
11:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 
For more information regarding ADU's please see below:
 
Join the Small Home, Big Impact ADU Program interest list to receive announcements.
 

 

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





 
Sunday,  May 5, 2019
Community Bike Ride 
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Bike Therapy
17540 Depot Street

The week leading up to the Amgen Tour of California Men's Stage 3 Finish in Morgan Hill, the City of Morgan Hill and many community partners will be hosting Bike Week with a variety of community events. Save the dates for the events below.



 

 
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


SAVE THE DATE
 
Friday,  May 10, 2019
Wine and Cultural Festival to Benefit the 
Morgan Hill Peace Project
5:00 p.m.  -  9:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill Cellars
1645 San Pedro Avenue

Enjoy wine, international food, world music, and views of the gorgeous foothills of Morgan Hill at this free entry event at one of the oldest wineries in Santa Clara County. All p roceeds to benefit the creation of an artistic monument to celebrate peace, unity, and friendship.  Experience the Taiko drums of Japan, Irish step dancers, Mexican folklore dancing, Mexican Mariachi, Celtic and American music amongst the beautiful, green hills of South County. The event is sponsored by the Morgan Hill Peace Project in collaboration with the Morgan Hill Community Foundation.


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 .   


 
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


PUBLIC PROJECTS UPDATES AND MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES


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
    
        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.