City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of April 29 , 2019
Happy Bike Week Morgan Hill!
This week is Bike Week in Morgan Hill as we lead in to the Men's Stage 3 Finish of the  Amgen Tour of California on May 14th.  All the events and details for Bike Week can be found on the City's website . Join in the fun and excitement!

This past week the Morgan Hill Police Department released it's  annual report . Please take 
the opportunity  to review the report to learn about our police department's 2018 activities and accomplishments!

T he Santa Cla ra Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is conducting outreach for the Community-Based Transportation Plan (CBTP) in partnership with the City of Morgan Hill, and the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce. The CBTP focuses on mobility needs in disadvantaged communities and communities of concern or areas in the city of Morgan Hill with a concentration of low-income, non-English speakers, elderly, or disabled communities.

A variety of outreach events are scheduled for VTA staff to meet with Morgan Hill residents and help determine if the currently available programs, services, and infrastructure are meeting their mobility needs.  If the VTA findings show that current services are not enough or are not the right kind of services for the community, VTA will partner with the City of Morgan Hill and develop a plan to bridge mobility gaps the community may experience in traveling in the city.
 
We encourage members of the Morgan Hill community to participate in the VTA  online survey.

Last week the City received numerous phones calls, emails and questions regarding a proposed project referred to as the Morgan Hill Technology Park.  If you would like more information about this conceptual project and the Environmental Review Process please visit the City website. If you would like to be added to a mailing list specific for this proposed project please sign up here.
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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,  May 6, 2019
Fire Prevention and Preparedness Seminar
7:00 p.m.  -  9:00 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 7, 2019
Library, Culture and Arts Commission Meeting
7:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill City Council Chamber

 
Wednesday,  May 8, 2019
Bike to School Day


 
Wednesday,  May 8, 2019
Valley Water South County Open House: Potential Changes to Groundwater Benefit Zones
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community And Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road

RSVPs are encourage to the following email address  rsvp@valleywater.org .

 
Thursday,  May 9, 2019
Bike to Work Day
Bike Movie Night

 
Friday,  May 10, 2019
Wine and Cultural Festival to Benefit the 
Morgan Hill Peace Project
5:00 p.m.  -  9:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill Cellars
1645 San Pedro Avenue

Enjoy wine, international food, world music, and views of the gorgeous foothills of Morgan Hill at this free entry event at one of the oldest wineries in Santa Clara County. All p roceeds to benefit the creation of an artistic monument to celebrate peace, unity, and friendship.  Experience the Taiko drums of Japan, Irish step dancers, Mexican folklore dancing, Mexican Mariachi, Celtic and American music amongst the beautiful, green hills of South County. The event is sponsored by the Morgan Hill Peace Project in collaboration with the Morgan Hill Community Foundation.



 
Saturday,  May 11, 2019
Kids Bike Rodeo

 
Saturday,  May 11, 2019
Compost Giveaway
9:00 a.m.  -  1:00 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community Park



Recology South Valley will be giving away compost at Morgan Hill Community Park in the parking lot across from the tennis courts.

Compost giveaway is limited to 1/2 cubic yard (two 32 gallon cans) per Morgan Hill resident only, no commercial customers. 

Supply is limited, first come first served. Bring your own shovel and container. Call (408) 310-4169 for details.
 
SAVE THE DATE
AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA 2019
Men's Stage 3 Finish
May 14, 2010



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 .   


 
Thursday,  May 16, 2019
Affordable First Time Home Buyer Program Orientation
6:30 p.m.
Morgan Hill City Council Chamber
17575 Peak Avenue

For more information contact House Keys:
1.877.460.KEYS (5397)



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


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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