July 29, 2019
Your July 29, 2019 Morgan Hill Weekly 411
It's the Weekend Morgan Hill!

How will you and your family be enjoying the weekend? It's hot so remember to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and take frequent breaks from strenuous exercise and physical activity. If you don't have a place to cool off remember that both the Centennial Recreation Center and the Morgan Hill Library serve as cooling centers during normal business hours during the week and weekends. The Community and Cultural Center also serves as a cooling center Monday - Friday.

Morgan Hill is happy to announce that we have phased out rodenticides! Rodenticides, commonly known as rat poison, are pesticides for rodents. Unfortunately, the poison often finds its way into pets and important wildlife species.

When pets and birds of prey consume poisoned rodents, they also ingest the poison. The long term results of rodenticide use is a fall in natural predator populations, leaving the rodents to continue populating unwanted areas.

Rodenticides are a temporary fix to a larger problem. The best solution has been found to be integrated pest management programs which combines methods of prevention, exclusion, sanitation, and mechanical/biological control of pest populations.

For more information, please visit https://www.raptorsarethesolution.org/

Please take note that PG&E will be holding a Wildfire Safety Open House in Los Gatos on August 7, 2019. PG&E will not be holding these Open Houses in South County so meeting will be the closest one for Morgan Hill. More details can be found in the body of this email.

The City Council held its Mid Year Goals Review on Friday, July 26 from 9:00 am - approximately 4:00 pm. The video of the meeting can be viewed online.

Enjoy these last few weeks before school is back in session! 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. More information about the meeting will be available next week.

Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Library, Culture and Arts Commission Meeting

City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue

National Night Out
5:30 PM - 8:00PM
By Rail Road Park on Depot Street

We invite you to meet your first responders and join us for a fun, activity filled night!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

PG&E Wildfire Safety Open House

6:00 to 8:00 PM
History Club of Los Gatos, Club House
Los Gatos, Calif. 95030

Drop in any time between 6–8 p.m. to hear about wildfire safety and emergency preparedness, meet with PG&E representatives,ask questions and share feedback.

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 July updates from Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman.

Library July 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.

Plan Ahead for Your Commute and Reduce Air Pollution
Warmer temperatures are here and so is the Spare the Air campaign. The Spare the Air program reminds people that fewer cars on the road can mean fewer smoggy days, and fewer Spare the Air Alerts. Take time to consider alternatives to driving alone. Poor air quality in the Bay Area affects everyone, but there is a higher risk for children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma or bronchitis.
By working to ensure everyone has the knowledge and tools they need to make the biggest difference possible, we can reduce air pollution – and Spare the Air Alerts. Below are some ways to make a difference and plan ahead:
  • Carpool to work. If telecommuting isn’t an option, think about sharing a ride to work. Carpooling can significantly reduce air pollution and traffic.
  • Work from home. Ask your employer about telecommuting
  • Take public transit – plan now and check out the schedules in your area. Visit www.511.org or www.bayareacommutetips.org to see routes and plan your trip.
For more information, visit www.sparetheair.org or follow Spare the Air on Facebook, on Twitter @SpareTheAir and on Instagram @sparetheair. 
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.

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Visit Morgan Hill Board Seat
Apply for the sports and recreation industry board seat on Morgan Hill's newly formed Tourism Business Improvement District! Lead the growth and development of tourism in Morgan Hill.

Join the 2020 Census Management Team
The 2020 Census is hiring an administrative manager in San Jose,CA.

The application deadline is July 21, 20193

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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