City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of December 16,  2018
Happy Sunday Morgan Hill!

The last City Council meeting of the year is this Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 PM. It will be a full agenda with many important items including an update from the High Speed Rail.  We encourage you to attend or view from home on Channel 17 or online.

As you may have noticed, leaves that have fallen from all the beautiful trees throughout the City abound. Fallen leaves can cause flooding during rain events when they make their way into the storm drain.  Although the City works hard to keep all storms drains free and clear of debris, at this time of year, it is impossible for the 5 member City Parks and Streets Maintenance Team to address all of the leaves over 127 miles of City roadways.  We ask the community to actively participate in keeping storm drains clear of leaves and other debris.  It can be a fun and easy way to positively contribute in your neighborhood with children and adults alike. 

Morgan Hill Fire asks the community to beware of holiday season fire dangers.  Please see holiday fire safety tips in the body of this email.  Give your family the most important holiday gift, a fire safe holiday!

The Morgan Hill  Unified School District (MHUSD) announced that there will be a vacancy on the Board of Education at the end of January.  If you live in Trustee Area 7 and are interested in serving on the MHUSD Board of Education please visit the MHUSD website for further details.

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
Morgan Hill Fire logo

 



  
County of 
Santa Clara
and 
Santa Clara Valley Agencies
   

 

State of California

 







Education
MHUSD logo

 




Energy/Water/
Wastewater




  Beware of Holiday Season Fire Dangers
The Morgan Hill Fire Department, South Santa Clara County Fire District and CAL FIRE are asking the public to give their families and themselves the most important holiday gift: a fire safe holiday. Holiday decoration fires are most likely to happen in the living room, family room or den. Almost half of all home decoration fires are started by candles, mostly because the decorations were placed too close to a heat
source.

MEETINGS AND
OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE
 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
7:00 PM
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
  Wednesday, December 19, 2018
City Council Meeting
7:00PM Regular Meeting
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA PREVIEW FOR 
DECEMBER 19, 2018
All residents and interested parties are encouraged to attend and participate at Morgan Hill City Council meetings. The meetings provide an important opportunity to engage and stay informed. 

We also encourage you to  sign up to be notified when City Council agendas are posted. You will be automatically emailed or texted with a direct link to the full agenda. Additionally, you be notified of any supplements added after the agenda has been posted.

We hope to see you at the City Council meeting on Wednesday.

 
PUBLIC PROJECTS AND 
MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES
 
WATERING IS LIMITED TO
WEDNESDAYS ONLY

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.
From November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019, watering is limited to Wednesdays only.
 
  • Irrigation is allowed before 9 AM or after 7 PM
  • Watering is limited to no more than 15 minutes per station 
  • Watering returns to the three day a week schedule on April 1, 2018
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!  
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

Santa Clara Valley Water District is Recruiting Water Ambassadors
The water district's first Water 101 Academy launches this spring and they're looking for community leaders who can help others understand local water issues and water projects.

Check out the Water Ambassador flyer
  2019 Point-in-time Homeless Census and Survey Needs Volunteers

The 2019 Point-in-Time Homeless Census and Survey will take place in Morgan Hill on Tuesday, January 29th from 4:30am - 10:00am, and we are looking for volunteers to help count!

What is the Point-in-Time Count?

All jurisdictions receiving federal funding to provide housing and services for homeless populations through McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grant are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct a biennial Point-in-Time count of unsheltered and sheltered homeless individuals and families. The count must happen within the last ten days of January and all data must be tied to one night.

Why does the Point-in-Time Count matter?

Point-in-Time Count data are the primary data used for federal funding allocations and national estimates of homelessness. The numbers reported by your community are used by the US Interagency Council on Homelessness and all federal departments including Housing and Education. PIT Count numbers are also most often cited by local strategic plans, state, county and city government and the media.

Register to Volunteer
  Morgan Hill Unified School District Announces a Vacancy on the Board of Education


As announced on December 7, 2018, a vacancy will be created on the Morgan Hill Unified School District Board of Education when Board Member Teresa Murillo's resignation becomes effective on January 31, 2018.
The Board will be accepting applications to fill this position at the district office daily starting December 17, 2018 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and ending January 15, 2019. Interested persons must submit a letter of no more than 200 words expressing interest in the Board position. A complete copy of the application will be available at the office of the Superintendent, Morgan Hill Unified School District, 15600 Concord Circle in Morgan Hill. Please note, the district office will be closed December 24 until January 2, 2019.

  Morgan Hill Library


Effective Monday, December 3, 2018, the library is open on Sundays and expands its hours to:

Mon-Wed: 12-9
Thur-Sat: 10-6
Sun: 1-5

 
VTA Connections Newsletter
November 2018


Valley Transportation Authority.  
Solutions that move you. 
 
Santa Clara Valley Water District News: November 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 November 2018!  
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSET 
OF THE MONTH
 
Asset #39 - SENSE OF PURPOSE
 

Tips to Help You Implement Asset #39: Sense of Purpose
  • Ask your youth what matters to them, what gets them excited about each new day? What are their dreams, interests and passions?
  • Give them the opportunity to explore different types of sports, art and music classes, community service, trips to different schools and colleges, etc..
  • Talk about family values and the purpose of each family member in the home.
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