July 1, 2019
Your July 1, 2019 Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Happy 4th of July Morgan Hill!
Morgan Hill's biggest celebration of the year is just a few days away. We hope you will participate this week in all the festive opportunities to celebrate our nation's birth, as well as Morgan Hill's incredible community spirit. Please visit the Freedom Fest website for all the details about the events starting Wednesday evening with the Patriotic Sing and ending Thursday night with a brilliant "bang" at Fireworks on the Green .

The City would like to give a great big shout out to all the amazing volunteers that make our incredible 4th of July celebrations possible. Without the tireless work of so many awesome volunteers in our community we would not continue to have our own, truly special, Morgan Hill Celebration. We are the envy of many communities! Thank you to all who make this happen!
As you celebrate the 4th, as only Morgan Hill can do, we wanted to remind you that fireworks are illegal in Morgan Hill, this includes "Safe and Sane" fireworks purchased legally in another city.

We all enjoy a good fireworks show and recognize them as an important part of our 4th of July celebrations. At the same time, we also love our open spaces, our homes, our pets, and our first responders.

Fireworks have resulted in brush fires, damaged homes, missing pets, and unnecessary injuries in the past. Our surrounding hills are very dry and every illegal firework poses a significant threat to the safety of our community.

The Morgan Hill Police and Fire have adopted a “zero tolerance” policy for illegal fireworks and will be actively patrolling on the 4th for violations. The use and or possession of illegal fireworks will result in triple the fines between July 1 - 7: 1st violation is $300, 2nd violation is $600, and 3rd violation is $1,500.

We encourage the community to enjoy the Fireworks on the Green at the Outdoor Sports Center put on by Independence Day Celebrations (IDC) as one of the events of the Freedom Fest.
The regular City Council meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, July 3rd, has been cancelled. The next City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 17th at 7:00 PM. The Planning Commission meeting for July 9th has also been cancelled.

We will not have a Weekly 411 for the week of July 7th/8th. Look for the next Weekly 411 for the week of July 14th/15th.

Have a wonderful week ahead. We look forward to your ongoing participation and engagement in all aspects of Morgan Hill community and government life.
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Engage Morgan Hill - A community conversation about services, funding and priorities
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 first meeting of the Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group was held on Saturday, June 29th. Approximately 30 awesome community members, who are willing to commit their time and energy for the next year to be your ambassadors, attended. The video of the meeting will be available soon and a list of the members. Our next meeting will be held on July 27th from 9:00 AM - 11:00AM

Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Tuesday July 2, 2019
Library, Culture and Arts Commission Meeting
7:00 PM
Morgan Hill City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

Tuesday July 2, 2019
Otter Pops and Downtown Splash Pad
12:00 - 4:00 PM
17000 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Join us at the Splash Pad for free water play and otter pops!

Wednesday July 3 & Thursday July 4, 2019
Morgan Hill Freedom Fest
Join us in celebrating July 4 and participate in all the exciting festivities!

For a full calendar of events, please visit the Freedom Fest website


For information about road closures and impacts, please visit this link
Tuesday July 11, 2019
House Sharing Program Informational Event
4:00-6:00 PM
Hiram Room - Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center
1700 Monterey Rd

The House Sharing program would like to invite all Morgan Hill residents, and those who work/study/commute in the area, to learn more about the program. The event will include a panel of currently matched home sharers, various speakers from the South County area, a presentation about the House Sharing program, as well as light food and refreshments

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 www.HouseKeys.org select Morgan Hill and go to “Event Registration”.

Public Project and Maintenance Updates




Partner Agency News
VTA June Newsletter
Read the June newsletter for your regional transit authority.

Mike's Monthly Message
Get your June updates from Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman.

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

Use CalFresh EBT at the Farmer's Market
Get up to $10 in FREE fruits and veggies through the Market Match program when you use a CalFresh/ EBT card at the Morgan Hill Farmer’s Market this summer. 
Lunch at the Library
Free summer meals!
For kids 0-18 with their grown ups

June 10 to August 2
Monday to Friday, 12:00 to 1:00 PM


Also a great volunteer opportunity

Gain experience in food service, teamwork, and working with children and families while providing lunch to the children in our community!

Silicon Valley Green Energy

Learn about proposed energy code amendments that encourage cost-effective, emissions-free building.

All-Electric Building Showcase Awards
Silicon Valley Green Energy encourages owners, developers, builders, architects and designers of all-electric properties to apply for a cash prize and be featured in case studies that promote safer, healthier all-electric living. The prizes range from $2,000 - $5,000 depending on the property type.

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: 
csd.volunteer@morganhill.ca.gov   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.

Visit Morgan Hill Executive Director
Apply to lead Morgan Hill's newly formed Tourism Business Improvement District! Lead the growth and development of tourism in Morgan Hill.


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  mhvalueswater.com , email  environ@morganhill.ca.gov  or call 408-310-4169. Thank you for conserving water! 
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Monday - Friday

Phone: 
408.779.7271

Address
17575 Peak Ave 
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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