City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of November 11,  2018
Happy Veterans Day Morgan Hill!

Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all veterans!  Our veterans served and sacrificed on our behalf.  Make sure to thank a veteran today... and every day!

Due to the Camp Fire in Butte County, the air quality throughout the Bay Area is being significantly affected.  Please protect your health and avoid exposure to breathing the wildfire smoke.  For more information please visit  https://conta.cc/2QvmyYr. Leer en espanol.

Election day results are still preliminary but can be viewed here. The election must be certified by December 6.  The new City Council members will take the oath of office and be seated at a special City Council meeting on December 12.

Morgan Hill wins! A great big shout out to our Morgan Hill residents. Our community led the County and had the very highest participation rate in the household hazardous waste management program last year. During this time, over 10% of Morgan Hill households managed their household hazardous waste the right way by making an appointment with the County program and bringing these wastes to the collection center. If you'd like to join this group, call 408-299-7300 or visit www.hhw.org to make an appointment. There is no charge to participate.

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 ACTIONS


November 7, 2018 City Council Meeting

The City Council authorized the City Manager to negotiate an agreement to host the Amgen Tour of California 2019.
 
The City Council  approved the  formation of the proposed   Morgan Hill  Tourism B usiness  Improvement District ( MH TBID)  for  promot ing  and increas ing   Morgan Hill as a destination for  sports/recreation and wine tourism.
 
The City Council approved an Impact Fee Freeze Agreement with Morgan Hill Real Estate, LLC. for the development of a 36,662 square foot new vehicle dealership located on Condit Road; and  authorized the City Manager to execute the Impact Fee Freeze Agreement.
 
The City Council adopted a Council Policy requiring periodic reporting which would require City staff to provide a periodic report summarizing the agreements or contracts entered into that do not require prior City Council approval in excess of $25,000, the previously established City Manager's contract authority from 2015.
  
MEETINGS AND
OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Planning Commission Meeting
7:00 PM
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
PUBLIC PROJECTS AND 
MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES

WATERING IS LIMITED TO
WEDNESDAYS ONLY

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.
From November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019, watering is limited to Wednesdays only.
 
  • Irrigation is allowed before 9 AM or after 7 PM
  • Watering is limited to no more than 15 minutes per station 
  • Watering returns to the three day a week schedule on April 1, 2018
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!  
DO - IT - YOURSELF 
HOME ENERGY SAVING TOOLKIT 
AVAILABLE FOR CHECK OUT
W ondering how you can save money on your energy and water bills? Check out a Do-it-Your
self Home Energy Saving Toolkit from the Morgan Hill Library just like a book! All you need is your library card. This kit is FREE and comes with energy and water saving supplies you get to keep including two top-of-the-line LED light-bulbs, three low-flow faucet aerators, weather stripping, and more. It also comes with tools you borrow including a Kill-A-Watt® Meter for measuring the energy use of appliances, a thermal detector that checks for heat loss, a special thermomete r that helps set refrigerators and freezers to appropriate temperatures, and so much more! Check it out!


This program is brought to you by the Silicon Valley Energy Watch, a local government partnership that provides energy efficiency resources, and is funded by California ratepayers in collaboration with PG&E to serve Santa Clara County.
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
  Morgan Hill Library


Effective Monday, December 3, 2018, the library will be open on Sundays and expand its hours to:

Mon-Wed: 12-9
Thur-Sat: 10-6
Sun: 1-5

  Silicon Valley Clean Energy
SV Clean Energy Signs Major Contracts for California's Largest Solar-Plus-Storage Projects

New renewable energy developments will provide grid stability with utility-scale storage. View the newsletter
 
Get a Free Flu Shot

The County of Santa Clara Valley Health Center is sponsoring free flu shot clinics or "fairs" throughout the county. These clinics are for persons over the age of 19 and are completely free.


 
 
VTA Connections Newsletter
November 2018


Valley Transportation Authority.  
Solutions that move you. 
 
Santa Clara Valley Water District News: October 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 October 2018!  
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSET 
OF THE MONTH
 
Asset #41: Positive Cultural Identity
 

Tips to Help You Implement Asset #41: Positive Cultural Identity
  • Share stories about your youth's cultural background to provide understanding and appreciation of their heritage.
  • Teach them their nativ language or a traditional game or dance.
  • Allow your youth to meet and conserve friends from different nationalities and let them learn about their culture.
  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