August 11 ,2019
Your August 11, 2019 Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Happy Summer Weekend Morgan Hill!

It's the last weekend of summer for many in our community as our public schools start back next week. We hope you find a special way to enjoy the last few days of summer. The Morgan Hill Dennis Kennedy Aquatics Center is always a good option for family friendly summer fun. It will continue to be open weekends through September 15th.

Morgan Hill Police Department will be participating in the national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, beginning next Friday, August 16th - Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day). Our Police Department will have additional officers on the road looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Please see more details in the body of this email.
Did you know that our City only receives a small portion of the property tax you pay? The State limits property tax to 1% of the property's assessed value. The City receives only 10% of the 1%. For example, the property tax on a home with an assessed value of $900,000 is $9000. Of that $9000, the City only receives $900. Interesting to note.

This is an example of what the Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group is talking about. We'd love to come visit with you and your neighbors too. Let us know!
The newly updated Budget in Brief for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 is now available. This document provides an easy to read summary of key information from the budget document. We encourage you to review it and let us know if you have any questions.

As always, we look forward to your ongoing engagement in community life and our local Morgan Hill government.

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Engage Morgan Hill  i s a community conversation about services, funding and priorities. It will be a year long community engagement process that will take us right through the next next two year budget development and adoption for fiscal years 2020-21 and 2021-22.

The Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group met for the 2nd time on Saturday, July 27th. We had an awesome conversation about the budget and Morgan Hill's future fiscal sustainability. The following information is from the meeting and being shared to help keep the entire community informed and engaged. Look for interesting "Did You Knows" about the budget to be shared throughout this next month.

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Morgan Hill Police Encourage the Public to be Responsible and Drive Sober
As summer comes to a close, Morgan Hill Police Department is asking drivers to not get behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs that impact your ability to drive safely.
The Morgan Hill Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in the national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. During this enforcement period, which runs from Aug. 16 to Sept. 2 (Labor Day), The Morgan Hill Police Department will have additional officers on the road looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
In addition to extra patrols, The Morgan Hill Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint August 30, 2019, from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am at an undisclosed location within the City of Morgan Hill.
Labor Day Weekend remains one of the deadliest times of year for alcohol-involved crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 376 deadly crashes nationwide during the 2017 Labor Day holiday period (Sept. 1 to Sept. 5). Among those crashes, more than one-third (36%) involved a drunk driver. Last year, two people were killed, and 31 others injured in California on Labor Day alone.
“There are so many ways to get home safely without driving,” Morgan Hill Police Department, Sergeant Ray Ramos said. “Driving while drunk or high is dangerous, irresponsible and causes too many senseless tragedies. We hope that drivers get the message that driving impaired will never be tolerated.”
Driving while impaired is illegal, whether it is alcohol, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications or marijuana.
If you plan on drinking or are taking medications that can affect your driving ability, designate a sober driver or use a ride-share service. If you see someone driving impaired, call 911.
Funding for DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Contact Information:
Sgt. Ray Ramos
Traffic Division
Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Saturday August 10, 2019

SCFBC Night of Peace Community Concert
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Morgan Hill Community Cultural Center Amphitheater
17000 Monterey Rd.

Join us for a Community Gathering Night of Peace, with live worship music, fellowship and prayer.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Planning Commission Meeting

City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

Thursday, August 15, 2019

City of Morgan Hill Affordable First Time Home Buyer Program

6:30 PM
Morgan Hill City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

To learn more, households should attend a free orientation: Please register at select Morgan Hill and go to “Event Registration”.

Friday, August 16, 2019

City School Liaison Meeting

8:30 AM
Morgan Hill City Hall
17575 Peak Avenue

Sunday, August 18, 2019

India Independence Day
Flag Raising and Community Potluck

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road

Public Project and Maintenance Updates
Morgan Hill VTA Parking Lot Closed for Repaving and Restriping, 8/10-11 and 8/17
Morgan Hill Station parking lot will be closed for repaving and restriping for two consecutive weekends. 

Saturday, August 10, 5:00 AM through Sunday, August 11, 5:00 PM (Round-the-Clock) and Saturday, August 17, 5:00 AM—5:00 PM. Weather, scheduling, and conditions permitting. There are no impacts to VTA service.
Partner Agency News
Mike's Monthly Message
Get your August updates from Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman.

Library August Newsletter
Learn more about what is happening at your libraries and find out about upcoming events

Volunteer Opportunities & Jobs
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:   or 408.310.4258

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 Recreation Guide
Current Watering Schedule
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 , email  or call 408-310-4169. Thank you for conserving water! 
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