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Register with the MH urban planning commission

The Town of Morgan Hill invites applications from residents interested in serving on the planning commission. The city is recruiting to fill an unexpired term on the seven-member commission, for the term ending June 1, 2025, according to the city’s website.

The planning commission approves various permits and serves as an advisory body to the city council on matters relating to the growth and development of the city, and on any other matters that may be requested by the council. Each Commissioner serves a four-year term.

Application forms and appointment information is available on the town of Morgan Hill website (https://tinyurl.com/yeyk68hj) or at the City Clerk’s Office, 17575 Peak Ave., Morgan Hill, or by calling 408.779.7271. Applications will be accepted at the City Clerk’s Office until 5:00 p.m. on July 22 or until completed. Interviews before City Council are tentatively scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on August 3.

Convert your territory

In response to the state’s new emergency water conservation regulations, the City of Morgan Hill is encouraging landowners to convert their thirsty landscaping with a water-efficient landscape. The Landscape Rebate Program, offered in partnership with Valley Water, also helps customers upgrade existing irrigation equipment to high-efficiency equipment.

The California State Water Board passed new water conservation restrictions that went into effect June 10, forcing many homeowners to stop using potable water to irrigate non-working lawns, according to a statement from Morgan Hill City Press. The restriction applies to owners and managers of commercial, industrial and institutional properties, including homeowners associations, throughout California.

Non-working turf includes any area of ​​mowed grass ground cover that is ornamental only and not used for human recreational purposes, the press release said.

The emergency regulation does not apply to individual residences, school grounds, sports fields, areas regularly used for civic or community events, and water used for tree maintenance.

The bylaw will remain in effect for one year or until the State Water Board amends, re-enacts or rescinds it, the city’s press release said. A fine of $500 per day may be imposed for violations.

The local landscape discount program is available until June 30 or while funds are exhausted. The program is designed to encourage residents and businesses to convert their water-intensive landscaping to more efficient vegetation or artificial turf and retrofit inefficient sprinkler equipment.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.valleywater.org/saving-water/rebates-surveys/landscape-rebates Where https://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/440/Water-Conservation.

Lunch at the library

The Santa Clara County Library District is partnering with the Silicon Valley YMCA and Second Harvest Food Bank this summer to provide free on-the-go meals for children ages 0-18 and their caregivers. Meals include breakfast and lunch.

The free lunch program begins June 13 at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 West Main Ave., and June 21 at the Gilroy Library, 350 West Sixth Street in Gilroy. No registration necessary.

Meals can be picked up from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday, while supplies last.

Locals are graduates of Ohio University

Two Morgan Hill residents, Mildred Cambronero and Alida Pjanic, graduated from Ohio University after the spring 2022 semester. Both earned their Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

More than 4,400 students have earned bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees from Ohio University for the spring 2022 semester, a university press release said. The graduates represented many parts of the United States and many countries, including China, Belarus, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Mexico.

Slevin makes the dean’s list

Catherine D. Slevin, of Morgan Hill, has been named to the University of Scranton’s Dean’s List for the spring semester. The Dean’s List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to be on the dean’s list, a news release said.

Slevin is a junior kinesiology student at the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies.

Baltazar wins the honors

Jaylene Baltazar of Morgan Hill has been named to Gonzaga University’s Dean’s List for the spring semester. Students must obtain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 to 3.84 to be listed.

Gonzaga University is a private Catholic university providing a Jesuit education to over 7,500 students. The campus is located near downtown Spokane, Wash.

MH residents are Gonzaga graduates

Brian Steuber, of Morgan Hill, earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Gonzaga University this spring, according to a news release. Steuber graduated with cum laude.

Steuber graduated at Gonzaga’s commencement ceremony on May 8.

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