City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of February 24 , 2019
Hello Morgan Hill!

We wanted to provide you with an update regarding the wastewater study and the next steps.

On February 8, 2019, the City made available the final draft of the Wastewater Rate Study. An email notification was sent to the community, with a link to the study, for your review.

At the February 20th, 2019 City Council meeting the Study was introduced to the City Council and the community. The City Council directed staff to proceed with updating the City's wastewater rates. In addition, Council agreed with staff recommendation for the following items:
  • Finance the immediately needed capital project to allow for smaller more gradual rate increases.
  • Extend the annual adjustment of 3.6% for the Lift Station Charge for the next five-year period.
  • Extend the annual adjustment to low-income subsidy by 5%, from July 1, 2021 through 2023.
  • Remove the current cap of 13 units used in calculating residential and multifamily customer class

Next steps:
  • February 25, 2019: 
  • A public meeting is scheduled at
  • 6pm
  • , to be held at City Council Chambers, 17555 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA. You are encouraged to attend and provide comment/feedback
  • .
  •  
  • March 6, 2019: At the regular City Council meeting the City Council will hold a public hearing and approve rates, commencing the Proposition 218 process and set May 1, 2019 as the public hearing to adopt the new rates. 
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  • May 1, 2019: At the regular City Council meeting the City Council will hold a public hearing with the intent to adopt the new rates which will be effective July 1, 2019.
Comments or questions regarding the wastewater rates study or next steps can be directed to Harjot Sangha, Accounting Manager, by email or by phone at  408.310.4623.
 

This Wednesday, February 27th, the only item on the City Council meeting agenda will be a cannabis policy discussion.  The community is encouraged to attend or provide comment by email prior to the meeting.  Comments can be emailed to  Michelle Bigelow, Deputy City Clerk/Council Services and Records Manager .  The City Council meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is held in the City Council Chamber at 17555 Peak Avenue.  We hope to see you there.

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
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Energy/Water/
Wastewater




MEETINGS AND
OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE

Monday,  February 25, 2019
Community Meeting On Wastewater Rates
6:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue


 
Tuesday,  February 26, 2019
Planning Commission Meeting
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue



 
Wednesday,  February 27, 2019
Morgan Hill City Council Meeting
Cannabis Policy Discussion
7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

The only item for this meeting is a Cannabis Policy Discussion.

SAVE THE DATE

 
Wednesday,  March 6, 2019
Public Hearing to Approve Wastewater Rate Increases
7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
PUBLIC PROJECTS AND 
MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES


 
AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA 2019

2019 Men's Stage 3 | Amgen Tour of California
2019 Men's Stage 3 | Amgen Tour of California


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 .   

PARTNER AGENCIES' NEWS


HELP SHAPE YOUR COMMUNITY BY TAKING A QUICK HEALTH SURVEY
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department is conducting an online health survey to understand the health needs of residents just like you!   You have an important role to play if you receive an invitation in the mail to participate. If you choose to participate, your answers will remain anonymous and provide valuable information that will help shape our community. You will also be able to access the anonymous data online. Isn't that cool? Public Health uses the data to make informed decisions about policies and programs, and provide insight into our health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services.

The survey only takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Have questions? Read the FAQ and learn more about the survey on Public Health's website: www.sccphd.org/brfs







Starting January 2, 2019, the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara will be accepting applications for service on the 2019-2020 Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury.

The application can be found here , or by contacting the Office of the Grand Jury at: cgj@scscourt.org.

  
The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29, 2019.
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: 

DEVELOPMENTAL ASSET 
OF THE MONTH
 
Asset #1 - FAMILY SUPPORT

 

Tips to Help You Implement Asset #1: Family Support
  • Spend time with your youth doing an activity together such as: listen to music together, take a walk or just hang out and get to know your youth
  • Give your youth meaningful roles in the home or ask them for their advice about an important matter at home.
  • Know your youth's friends and their parents.
  • Ask how their day was or maybe follow up with a past conversation to see how they are doing.
Visit the  Developmental-Asset-a-Month Calendar  for more tips!
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