City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of July 29, 2018
 
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is this weekend and has already begun.  Compliments of the City of Gilroy, please see the following resources and tips related to the Festival:

Gilroy is welcoming visitors from all around the world to this once a year premier community event! Whether you're planning to attend the festival, looking to stay around town or need to get somewhere else this weekend, we've compiled a few resources to assist:
 
 
 
  
 
 
Tips for Getting Around Town this Weekend:
Visitors to the Garlic Festival typically come to town via 101N, 101S or Highway 152, and festival organizers plan accordingly, placing parking lots on the north and south ends of town and using buses to shuttle visitors from the parking lots to the festival located at Christmas Hill Park. 

Residents and visitors will find navigating Gilroy fairly straightforward when using local streets and avoiding the streets marked as designated festival or bus routes on the Festival Traffic Map. If you need to leave or return to Gilroy during the festival, you may find lighter traffic in the mornings and evenings as the festival opens at 10:00 AM and closes at 7:00 PM. Highway 152 also tends to be a little bit lighter and may provide an alternate route worth considering.  
 

Mark your calendars for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  This year the festivities will be held on Depot Street in front of Railroad Park.  This is a great family friendly opportunity to meet Morgan Hill's dedicated men and women who serve in our police and fire departments.  Details can be found in the body of this email.

Another date to save is Tuesday, August 14, 2018.  The High Speed Rail Authority will be here in Morgan Hill offering two public meetings, one in the morning and one in the evening.   This is an excellent opportunity to hear the most current information on this project that will go right through Morgan Hill.  Come prepared to provide your input.

Just a reminder that the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held on August 22, 2018.

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: 

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

RECENT CITY COUNCIL ACTION
Special City Council Meeting, July 27, 2018
Item #1 
 Reconsideration of Item 17 from the July 18, 2018 City Council meeting - Approve Ballot Measure for Appointive City Clerk and City Treasurer
The City Council amended the previous resolution from July 18, 2018  to move forward with putting a ballot measure on the  November 2018 Ballot for an appointive City Clerk only, not the City Treasurer.
City Council Meeting July 25, 2018

Item #8 Approve Two Year Parklet Pilot Program


I tem #10 An Ordinance Amending the 'Competition Manual for the Residential Control System (RDCS) and Establishing the Available Allotments for the 2018 Competition Year
Due to pending litigation the City Council continued this item to the next regularly scheduled meeting August 22, 2018.



MEETINGS AND
OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE
Tuesday, July 31 2018
Public Informational Meeting on the Reconfiguration of Nordstrom Park to Support an Enhanced School Drop-off Area
6:00PM
Nordstrom Park
East Dunne Avenue @ Murphy

The City of Morgan Hill will host meetings to discuss the reconfiguration of Nordstrom Park to support an enhanced School Drop-off area. The purpose of these meetings is to specifically review this proposed future change to the park. 

Meeting Dates/Times: 
Tuesday, Juy 31, 2018
6:00 PM 
Nordstrom Park 
E. Dunne @ Murphy Avenue

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting 
7:00 PM
Morgan Hill City Council Chambers 
17555 Peak Avenue 

For more information contact  Chris Ghione 408.782.9154  or  visit the City  Website .


Thursday, August 2, 2018
Reduce Your Energy Bill at Your Business
Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
7:30AM
Mama Mia's Restaurant
275 E. Dunne
Morgan Hill

 

Would you like to significantly reduce your energy bill at your business?

The City has recently finished two innovative and affordable projects to save energy and reduce costs at City facilities using technologies that are applicable to nearly every business in Morgan Hill. Come hear about these exciting projects at the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on August 2. 

Visit   here for information and registration information.
 
June 11 - August 3, 2018
Lunch at the Library
12PM - 1PM
Morgan Hill Library
660 W. Main Avenue

SAVE THE DATE
Tuesday,  August 7, 2018
National Night Out
5:30PM - 8:00PM
Depot Street by Railroad Park





Tuesday,  August 14, 2018
High Speed Rail Public Meetings
9:00AM - 11:00AM
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Morgan Hill City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue


Representatives from the California High Speed Rail authority will hold this public engagement event in order to:
  • Update the public on the latest status of the High Speed Rail project
  • Discuss the newest route option through Morgan Hill as suggested by the recent Business Plan Update
  • Present an overview of how the right-of-way acquisition process works if properties are needed for the project
  • Answer questions from the public and gather public feedback

PUBLIC PROJECTS AND 
MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES
 
NOTES AND FOLLOW-UP FROM COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR, JUNE 23, 2018

Approximately every two months, Morgan Hill's Mayor, Steve Tate, hosts a coffee that is open to the entire Morgan Hill community. The coffees provide an opportunity for community members to have a discussion and share concerns and ideas with the Mayor and his guest, all in a comfortable and informal environment. The following is a summary of items and question discussed at the most recent coffee and further follow-up information from City Teammates as appropriate

Coffee with the Mayor and guest Councilmember Rene Spring, June 23, 2018
RECYCLE RIGHT IN MORGAN HILL


It's more important than ever to put only the right stuff into your recycling cart here in Morgan Hill! And it's equally important to keep out the things that can't be recycled.

Learn how to Recycle Right in Morgan Hill!
REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2018 CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY NOW OPEN 
Have you ever wanted to know more about how your Police Department works? Interested in learning how our officers conduct an investigation? How does our CSI team process a crime scene? What is the difference between a patrol officer and a detective? What equipment is used to train officers to respond to a crisis situation in the field?

If the answer is  YES , then the MHPD Citizens Police Academy is for you! We are accepting applications for the fall session!

The Academy starts on Thursday August 23 and meets each Thursday at 6:30pm through November 15. Sessions meet at the Police Department

Priority is given to Morgan Hill residents and each applicant is required to consent to a criminal background investigations check.

To learn more and/or complete an online application,  click here

For questions, please contact Corporal Scott Purvis via  email

Visit  mhvalueswater.com for more information.  Click here to view a list of FAQ's that you may find helpful.  Customers can report water waste  online  or by calling the Water Waste Hotline at 408.310.4195
 
For questions, comments or concerns, please contact Andi Borowski or call 408.310.4169
CHOOSE THE WAY TO VIEW AND PAY YOUR CITY OF MORGAN HILL BILL
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
July 2018 VTA Connections Newsletter

Stay in the know about  transportation in Silicon Valley.  Click here  to view the VTA's newsletter for July 2018!
Santa Clara Valley Water District News: June 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 June 2018!
Santa Clara Valley Water District: Landscape Rebate Program
The Santa Clara Valley Water District has funds available and is offering Morgan Hill utility customers rebates up to $3,000 for replacing high water using plants with approved low water using plants, mulch, and/or permeable hardscape or for an irrigation equipment upgrade. Commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-family properties can receive rebates up to $30,000 ($3,000 for multi-family).  Pre-approval is required, please call 408.630.2554 for  details and an application or click here to get started. Get paid to save money and water year after year!
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSET 
OF THE MONTH
Asset #27:  Equality and Social Justice


Tips to Help You Implement Asset #27: Equality and Social Justice
  • Discuss with your youth and give your opinion about different equality and social justice topics such as: racial, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class and age discrimination, poverty, hunger, or human rights.
  • Promote tolerance and acceptance.
  • Advocate for people with disability.
  • Support candidates who take a stand on equality and social justice.
  • Let your words and actions show that you care about those who suffer.
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 www.search-institute.org