City of Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Week of October 28, 2018
Happy Halloween!

This Wednesday is Halloween and we invite all ghosts and goblins to participate in the annual Safe Trick or Treat sponsored by the Morgan Hill Downtown Association, the City of Morgan Hill and the Mt. Madonna YMCA.  Put on your best spooky attire and enjoy the family friendly fun in downtown.  
 

However you decide to celebrate Halloween we hope you have fun, but keep a priority on safety. For Halloween safety tips we encourage you to visit  https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips.  Have a safe and happy Halloween!

A reminder that this Thursday, November 1, we return to once a week irrigation schedules with watering allowed only on Wednesdays. For more information and details please visit the City website.
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




NOVEMBER 2018 ELECTION 
NEWS AND INFORMATION


Morgan Hill has three local ballot measures in this November's election.  We encourage the community to become informed about these measures. To assist, we will be out in the community offering educational presentations about the measures. If your group or organization is interested in having us join your next meeting to share educational information about the ballot measures please contact Maureen Tobin.

We also encourage you to visit
for more information on our local ballot measures.

Got questions? 
Send your questions about the ballot measures to  Maureen Tobin .  We will respond to you directly and also share the questions and answers here and on the  City website .

Please visit our website for information on all the 2018 local ballot measures,  the City Attorney's impartial analysis of each measure and the arguments in favor of each measure.  No arguments against the measures were submitted. 



 
RECENT CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS
October 24, 2018 City Council Meeting

After significant public comment and lengthy discussion the City Council adopted the draft ordinance update as proposed with two amendments: 
  1. Definition of locked container
  2. Exempting guns and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds that were legally purchased before January 2000.
The Council also directed staff to return with language for antique firearms and ammunition, as well as clarifying language on the definition of missile.

The final adoption is schedule for the November 28th City Council meeting.

Item # 5 ZA2018-005: City of Morgan Hill - Amendment to Title 18, Division I Zoning Code, Part 2 Zoning Districts, Chapter 18.28 - Open Space, Public and Recreation Zoning Districts To Modify the Uses Allowed in the SR- B -Sports Recreation and Leisure Sub Zone B Zoning District, of the Morgan Hill Municipal Code.
The City Council adopted the described amendment to the Zoning Code.


MEETINGS AND
OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Morgan Hill Downtown Association's
Safe Trick or Treat &
Trunk or Treat
Monterey Road between Dunne and Main
5:00PM - 7:00PM

Join the Morgan Hill Downtown Association for its free, family-friendly Halloween celebration!


   Thursday, November 1st, 2018
Watering Goes Down to One Day Per Week
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!
  Friday, November 2nd, 2018
PJIFF "Best of Festival"
Morgan Hill Community Playhouse
17090 Monterey St.
6:00PM - 8:00PM or 8:00PM - 10:00PM


Showtimes: 6-8 pm or 8-10 pm
Tickets are $15 ($8 for youth) at the door.
Visit pjiff.org for more information.
  Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Free Citizenship Workshop
17060 Monterey St
9AM


View the flyer in English and Spanish
PUBLIC PROJECTS AND 
MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES

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
 
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.


 
 
Spectrum (Charter Communications)
Charter Communications, locally known as Spectrum, will be making changes to the channel lineup for customers in the Morgan Hill community.

Effective November 22, 2018, Nick 2 on channel 107 will no longer be available for customers in Morgan Hill.

Please note the discontinuance was initiated by Viacom and is out of Charter's control.

To view a current channel lineup visit www.spectrum.com/channels
 
 
Santa Clara County Library District
October 2018


The library has lots of treats for you at the  this month, no trick.  Halloween is a fun time to visit the library for chills and thrills.

 
VTA Connections Newsletter
October 2018


Valley Transportation Authority.  
Solutions that move you. 
 
Santa Clara Valley Water District News: September 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 September 2018!  
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSET 
OF THE MONTH
  Asset #31: Healthy Lifestyle
 

Tips to Help You Implement Asset #31: Healthy Lifestyle
  • Limit TV, video games and computer time during the day and before going to bed.
  • Get active each day. Be a role model.
  • Choose water as a drink and eat more fruits and veggies.
  • Inform and guide your youth about the changes in their bodies according to their age. Search or consult with a professional on how to talk to them about healthy sexuality.
  • Make dinnertime a family time. Cook more meals at home. Get kids involved in shopping for groceries and preparing meals. You can teach them about different foods and how to read food labels.
  • Make healthy snacks available. Keep plenty of fruit, vegetables, and healthy beverages (water, milk, pure fruit juice) on hand so kids avoid unhealthy snacks like soda, chips, and cookies.
  • Limit portion sizes. Don't insist your child cleans the plate, and never use food as a reward or bribe.
  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