November 24, 2019
Your November 24, 2019 Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Happy Monday Morgan Hill!

On behalf of the City Council and all City Teammates we wish you and your family a warm and wonderful holiday filled with gratitude. With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, there are several meeting cancellations and schedule changes. Please see the body of this email for all the details.

After Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 30, come join the City of Morgan Hill and Engenius Learning Center at the Downtown Amphitheater as we show 2018's "The Grinch," a family favorite holiday movie. It's a FREE event to help us all kick off December's holiday spirit in a fun and family friendly way!

Save the date of December 7th for the next "Coffee with the Mayor", followed that evening by the Holiday Lights Parade and Tree Lighting. Details for both can be found in the body of this email.

Have a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy the fall colors, cooler weather and Thanksgiving holiday!
Quick Links
Engage Morgan Hill is 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 next Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 14. To date, the group has covered a budget overview, economic development, infrastructure, housing, growth and the impact of Senate Bill 330, and public safety. You can find all the information for each meeting on the City's web pages dedicated to Engage Morgan Hill.

Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Thanksgiving Week Schedule Changes
Cancelled: Planning Commission Meeting, November 26

Next Regular Meeting:
Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Cancelled: City Council Meeting, November 27

Next Regular Meeting:
Tuesday, December 4, 7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

City Offices Closed on Thanksgiving and the Day After
November 28 and 29

City offices will reopen on Monday, December 2. However, the Centennial Recreation Center and Aquatic Center are only closed Thanksgiving Day and will be open the day after following regular business hours for those facilities.
Saturday, November 30
"The Grinch" at the Downtown Amphitheater
Hosted by Engenius Learning Center and the City of Morgan Hill

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
17000 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Full details on Morgan Hill's Facebook page!

Engenius Learning Center of Morgan Hill, along with the City of Morgan Hill, would like to invite you to kick off the holiday season with 2018's "The Grinch." Pack a dinner, wear your holiday Pjs, bring some blankets, and come see a movie on us! Our family has enjoyed getting to meet more and more families in the community, as our tutoring business has grown since we opened last year, and we would like to give back by co-sponsoring this event with Morgan Hill. Hope to see you there!
Save the Date
December 7, 2019
Coffee with Mayor, Rich Constantine

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Mama Mia's Restaurant
275 E. Dunne Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

The community is invited to join Mayor Constantine for the next "Coffee with the Mayor". The Mayor buys the coffee and you bring your comments suggestions and questions for discussion in a comfortable and informal environment. All are welcome. We hope to see you there.
December 7, 2019
Holiday Lights Parade & Tree Lighting

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Monterey Road from 1st to 5th Streets
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Organized by Morgan Hill Kiwanis, come see many local groups performing, marching, and having fun at this year's annual downtown event. Following the parade there will be the Lighting of the City Tree by Mayor Rich Constantine and a visit from Santa.

Visit Morgan Hill Kiwanis for more information.
December 14, 2019
South County Gun Buyback Event

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
City of Gilroy Corp oration Yard
613 Old Gilroy Street
Gilroy, CA

The Santa Clara County DA’s Office is partnering with the Gilroy and Morgan Hill police departments and others to sponsor a $50,000 gun buyback in the South Bay . The Gun Buyback, South County’s first buy back in 25 years, is aimed at getting unwanted weapons out of homes and away from the hands of criminals, mentally unstable people, and children.

On December 14, 2019, people can anonymously turn in unwanted guns at the Gilroy Corporation Yard and receive cash. No questions will be asked about whose gun it is or where it came from. 

Weapons must be functional. Guns collected will be checked for lost or stolen status, and if applicable, will be returned to their legal owners. All other firearms will be destroyed. Please transport UNLOADED weapons in the trunk of your car. No walk-ups. No ammunition. First come, first served - funds are limited. We reserve the right to limit funds to an individual, regardless of the number of weapons surrendered.

Exchange Details:
·          $100 for handguns, rifles, and shotguns
·          $200 for assault weapons
·          Firearms must be functional
·          Limit 5 firearms per person
Public Project and Maintenance Updates
Partner Agency News
Mike's Monthly Message
Get your October updates from Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman

Library November Newsletter
Learn more about what is happening at your libraries and find out about upcoming events

Valley Water Monthly Newsletter
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VTA Connections Newsletter

Check out the most recent news from Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)

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:   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.

City of Morgan Hill Recreation Guide
Current Watering Schedule
Wednesdays Only
November 1 - March 31
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 , email Environmental Services , or call 408-310-4169. Thank you for conserving water! 
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