September 15 ,2019
Your September 15, 2019 Morgan Hill Weekly 411
Happy Sunday Morgan Hill!

The temperatures have dropped significantly today, but more hot weather is forecast the end of this week. Fire season still continues and as such we continue to remind you to be prepared.
September is National Preparedness Month. If you depend on electricity to power a medical device, it is essential that you are ready for a possible PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff. Learn how to prepare at  http://bit.ly/pge-power-shutoff

Have you set aside time this month to become better prepared for and emergency, natural disaster or PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff? If not commit to be prepared today!

Prepared Not Scared!
Did you know that the City of Morgan Hill has a separate website for Economic Development? ChooseMorganHill.com

While the target audience for this site is primarily businesses and developers that may be interested in opportunities in Morgan Hill, it is also a site that residents can use as a resource to better understand our economic development efforts and focus here in Morgan Hill. One area of the site that we wanted to make sure residents are aware of is the "significant developments projects in Morgan Hill" . This page is still a work in progress, but there is a lot of valuable information already there, including an interactive map. Please take time to visit!
The video from the last Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group Saturday morning meeting is now available. The topic was Economic Development. Look for more information about the community listening tours that the Community Advisory Group is getting ready to launch very soon. For more information about Engage Morgan Hill please visit EngageMorganHill.org .

Have a great week ahead Morgan Hill. As always we continue to appreciate and look forward to your ongoing engagement and participation in all aspects of community life and your local government.
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Engage Morgan Hill  i s 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.

A Community Advisory Group was formed as a way to have a group of residents very involved in this conversation and process.

The members of the Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Group are listed below:
Shakeeb Ahmed
Inga Bredehoeft
Sally Casas
Nancy Domnauer
Tim Fu
Nick Gaich
Kim Gaxiola
Ava Geddes
Delia Gomez
Gale Hoover Hammond
John Horner


Caitlin Jackimowicz
Rick Kent
Sue Koepp Baker
Matthew Kulick
David Lovato
Michelle McKay
Jody McRoberts
Beverly Mercurio
Doug Murihead
Roger Nagarajan
Jeff Perkins
Cecelia Ponzini
Yvonne Randolph
Brittney Sherman
Brian Sullivan
Kathy Sullivan
Jennifer Tate
Steve Tate
Anne Vranicic
Charles Weston
Terry Williams
Beth Wyman

 The next Engage Morgan Hill Community Advisory Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM in the City Council Chamber. We will be discussing city infrastructure.

Meetings and Opportunities to Engage
Register for the Fall CERT Training Program Today
A great way to become prepared is to go through Morgan Hill's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Following a large-scale disaster, you may need to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 3 days. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will teach you to better prepare, respond, and recover from fires, floods, earthquakes, and other local disasters we cannot predict. 

The CERT curriculum includes emergency preparedness best practices and hands on experience in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology, and disaster medical operations. 

CERT Basic Training is free to South Santa Clara County residents. High School students are also invited to attend and may receive community service hours. 

This fall 2019 opportunity takes place on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Police Department beginning on October 9th. The last day of class students practice their skills at a disaster simulation and celebrate their graduation on Saturday, November 23rd.


As always, we look forward to your ongoing engagement in community life and our local Morgan Hill government.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC) Meeting

7:00PM
City Council Chamber
17555 Peak Avenue


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Valley Water Community Appreciation Event
Celebrating the Completion of the Main Avenue and Madrone Pipeline Restoration Project

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Coyote Pump Plan
18300 Peet Road
Morgan Hill

Please RSVP to rsvp@valleywater.org

For more information, contact Neighborhood Liaison,
Albert Le at (408) 630-2860 or by email at albertle@valleywater.org.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Development Community Meeting to Discuss Proposed Changes to the Municipal Code Relating to Park Dedication (Quimby Act) Ordinance

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
City Council Chamber Building, West Conference Room
17555 Peak Avenue

Comments and questions can be directed to Dat Nguyen, Finance Director, by emai l or by calling 408.776.7379.

Save the Date

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
2019 Choose Morgan Hill Speaker Series - Retail

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Granada Theatre
17440 Monterey Road

Join Morgan Hill's Economic Development Team for a conversation about national retail trends. Hear from local brokers what is happening in the retail world in Morgan Hill. Join the dialog on how to strengthen existing retail nodes and where to prioritize retail development in Morgan Hill.  


Monday, September 30, 2019
Census Job Application Workshop

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Work2Future
1601 Foxworthy Avenue
San Jose

Looking for a temporary job that pays $30 per hour and doesn’t require prior work experience? If you answered yes, then a job with the US Census Bureau as a Census Taker (Enumerator) might be right for you.  The City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, Diocese of San Jose and the U.S. Census Bureau are hosting a hands-on workshop.

Census Bureau staff will be available to answer questions and walk candidates through the online application process. Limited number of computers will be available on a first come basis. People who have laptops or tablets are encouraged to bring them. Visit www.work2future.biz for more information, including the list of items needed to complete the online application, or www.2020census.gov/jobs to apply today.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Santa Clara County Community Plan to End Homelessness
South County Meeting

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Community Solutions
9015 Murray Avenue #100
Gilroy

Be a part of creating the County's five-year roadmap to guide the County, nonprofits, cities, and other community members as they make decisions about funding, programs, and needs!

Please join the County to learn more about the community plan and provide input on what services and resources are needed to serve people experiencing homelessness in our county.


For more information
Public Project and Maintenance Updates
Partner Agency News
New PG&E Safety Action Center
PG&E recently launched their Safety Action Center , a new online tool that provides important information on how to improve safety in your homes, businesses, neighborhoods and communities.
The new website outlines important safety steps – like packing emergency kits and creating evacuation plans, signing up for alerts, preparing for a potential power outage and many other important actions that will help make families and communities safer.
Census 2020
2020 Census Volunteer Opportunities
The Census Bureau is seeking applicants to assist with the 2020 Census Count.

  • Recruiting Manager
Salary Range: $37.50
Application Deadline: September 18, 2019

  • Administrative Manager
Salary Range $37.50
Application Deadline : September 19, 2019

  • Census Field Manager
Salary Range $43.50
Application Deadline: September 23, 2019

Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of the announcement.

If you have any questions, please visit the Census website for more detailed information at: www.census.gov/fieldjobs or please contact Censrecruiting at (855) 314-6664.
  
Mike's Monthly Message
Get your September updates from Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman.

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

Valley Water Monthly Newsletter
Check out the August news from Valley Water District

Call for Applications - Santa Clara County Laureate
(Closes September 27th)
Santa Clara County has an open call for applications for the
2020-2021 Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate is an honorary
position that will elevate poetry in the consciousness of
Santa Clara County residents and help celebrate the literary arts.
Includes moderate stipend.

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: 
csd.volunteer@morganhill.ca.gov   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
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! 
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