City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of May 19 , 2019
Happy Weekend Morgan Hill!

Although we have had some rain this week, with more still to come, the reality of fire danger in our community is still very real as we move into the summer months. We all need to be prepared and making every effort to prevent wildfires.  There's still time to sign-up for our last FREE Fire Prevention and Preparedness Seminar which will be held tomorrow morning from 10:00 a.m. - noon at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center.  Please see the details in the body of this email.

In the coming week we have two important meetings that we hope you will consider attending.  On Tuesday, May 21st, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., we will have a community meeting regarding the proposed Morgan Hill Technology Park (Trammell Crow). 
In response to many questions and concerns about this project we felt it was important to engage the community in an open and honest conversation about this proposed project. This meeting will provide the opportunity to have an open dialogue about this proposed project and the factual information that is currently available. We hope you will be able to join us, but if you are unable to attend the meeting will be recorded and streamed live on the City website. Please see further details in the body of this email.

On Wednesday, May 22nd, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. we will kick off Engage Morgan Hill, a community conversation about services, priorities and funding. The evening will include the mid-cycle budget check-in, financial projections for our future and an overview of the Engage Morgan Hill process. The entire community is encouraged to attend.
We are also in the process of creating our Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group. If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in this way please let us know at be emailing EngageMorganHill@morganhill.ca.gov. .
 
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
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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


Saturday,  May 18, 2019
National River Cleanup Day: Morgan Hill Creek Cleanup Day
9:00 a.m.  -  12:00 p.m.
City of Morgan Hill Corporation Yard
100 Edes Court



Saturday, May 18th is National River Clean-Up Day, an opportunity for individuals, families and  groups to be a part of the solution to local water pollution.  Spend a morning working with your friends and neighbors to improve the health of West Little Llagas and Edmundson creeks. 

We'll meet at the Corporation Yard at 100 Edes Court at 9am and remove litter until noon. Gloves, bags, litter grabbers, water & snacks will be provided.

Bring your own water bottle or use the free one we'll be handing out to all volunteers!

Participants under 18 will need to bring a volunteer waiver signed by their parent or guardian with them the morning of the event. 

Call (408) 310-4169 for more information.


 
Saturday,  May 18, 2019
Fire Prevention and Preparedness Seminar
10:00 a.m.  -  12:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center
El Toro Room
17000 Monterey Road


Community members are invited to attend this free seminar on Fire Prevention and Preparedness.

You'll hear from Morgan Hill Fire Marshall, Dwight Good and Emergency Services Coordinator, Jennifer Ponce.

Topics include:

  • Protecting Your Home from Wildfires

  • Creating Defensible Space

  • Registering for Critical Alert and Warning Messages

  • Preparing for Emergencies

For any questions please contacJennifer Ponce



 
Tuesday,  May 21, 2019
Parks and Recreation Commission
7:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill City Council Chamber Building, West Conference Room

 
Tuesday,  May 21, 2019
Community Meeting on the Proposed Morgan Hill Technology Park (Trammell Crow)
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill City Council Chamber 

 
Wednesday,  May 22, 2019
Engage Morgan Hill Workshop
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Road


Join us for the kick-off of Engage Morgan Hill: A community conversation about services, funding and priorities.

The evening will include the mid-cycle budget check-in, financial projections for our future and an overview of the Engage Morgan Hill process.
The entire community is encouraged to attend.


 
Thursday,  May 23, 2019
Free Rooftop Solar Workshop
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road



Do you have rooftop solar and have questions about your energy bill?

Join Silicon Valley Clean Energy(SVCE) for a rooftop solar workshop where they will explain
  • How their Net Energy Metering (NEM) program works 
  • How it benefits you 
  • How to understand your energy bill - explaining the information and charges you see on your PG & E energy statement 
  • Introduce you to upcoming SVCE programs


 

There will be a short presentation and time afterwards to ask staff questions about the NEM program and billing.

 

Register here


PUBLIC PROJECTS UPDATES AND MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES


CURRENT WATERING SCHEDULES



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! 

PARTNER AGENCY NEWS
    
        County of Santa Clara ReduceWaste.org Cup Campaign
  

Reduce Waste- Bring Your Own Cup
About 85% of the people in Santa Clara County own a  reusable  travel cup or mug, but only 15% actually use it regularly. So why the difference?

Remember your mug/cup
Even though most of us are supportive of using reusable cups and helping the environment, we have trouble remembering  to bring our cup with us. We have busy lives and it's easy to forget.

Over 120 billion disposable cups are used every year in America, and each cup is only used for about an hour. Using a reusable cup regularly is one easy way to live up to your environmental values and join the movement to reduce use of disposables! 


To learn more visit ReduceWaste.org/cup  
   
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 .

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