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Santa Clara Sun

February Issue

Volume 19, Issue 2

February 2017 Mayor’s Message

The City Parks Department is working closely with the Veterans Memorial Committee to finish the design of the proposed Veterans Memorial to be located near the entrance to the Santa Clara Historic Cemetery. The Monument will recognize and show our residents appreciation for the men and women of Santa Clara who have preserved our freedom through service in the US Armed Forces. The City hopes to fund construction of the Memorial using private donations to honor all those past, current, and future Santa Clara Veterans. The Memorial will include 3 large stone monuments including a stone that will be dedicated to those who gave all and prisoners of war. Names will be engraved in this stone near a “Soldiers Cross” along with the inscription “All Gave Some” and “Some Gave All”. A stone will honor the six US Military branches of service and the third stone and pavers will be a place where donors to the monument can honor a Santa Clara Service member. A rendering of the Memorial is posted at City Hall and can be viewed on the City webpage.

It has been a difficult task to identify all of these heroes. Public records typically do not track a veteran’s cur-rent location nor where they call home. We need the Community’s help to ensure all veterans receive the recognition they deserve and their sacrifice is preserved for future generations. Residents are being invited to share any knowledge concerning Veterans, their stories or histories for inclusion on the monument and also in a Veterans History Book also being prepared for the Historical Museum. There is no fee to honor these heroic veterans and publish their important legacies. Contact Ditzie Whitehead at the City Office (435-673-6712 ext. 201) with any information regarding veterans, stories or histories.

The Committee hopes to have the monument completed by Memorial Day, May 29th 2017. Over the past several years the City has collected $22,600 of the approximately $50,000 needed for completion. Engineering costs have been donated and the City will donate the labor for construction of the foundation and concrete work. To meet that goal, an additional $25,000 is needed. For a donation for as little as $50, you may honor a veteran. The veteran you honor will become a permanent part of the monument through a single line engraving that provides the name, branch of service, and conflict. Or paver stones can also be purchased for $125 or $250 or more that will provide additional space for veteran’s service information such as rank, medals, and dates served. Please visit the Santa Clara City Webpage at www.sccity.org for more information and how to donate or call Brad Hays at (435) 673-6712, ext. 221. See donation flyer included in this mailing.

The City continues to grow, issuing over 61 new home building permits since July 1, 2016. Several new residential developments are currently under construction near Gubler Park including an expansion of the very successful Paradise Village at Zion short term rental project and a new townhome project bringing additional housing opportunities for families looking to relocate to Santa Clara. More development in the same area is currently being discussed with the Planning Commission and City Council. The City Council is working with the City Staff on the proposed budget for 2017-2018. The budget process is always an interesting time balancing needs, expenses and revenues. Details will emerge as the process moves forward over the next few months.

Have a happy Valentine’s Day Santa Clara, don’t forget your sweethearts. Have a great month and remember to stay safe.

Mayor Rick Rosenberg

February Business Spotlight

CLOVER PATCH QUILT SHOP

When the new owners, Jill Muhlestein & Randy Sedgwick, bought Clover Patch Quilt Shop from Doug Clove last April, they never imagined that they would add 12 new shelving units to hold fabric, start a Block of the Month Class, open another location in Logan or be having this much fun! Clover Patch Quilt Shop has a wide customer base from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas because they have spectacular prices and a huge array of prints. Clover Patch Quilt Shop sells top quality cotton fabrics, quilting supplies, and offers machine quilting services. Clover Patch has the best employees and through their talents and abilities, they help propel the company forward. Quilting classes are being held each month at Clover Patch. Come in and see their Block of the Month Quilt display. There are other quilt classes coming soon at the Santa Clara City Banquet Room. Contact us for more information.
Clover Patch Quilt Shop, 2721 Santa Clara Drive, 435-986-9070, Monday –Saturday 9-6.

2017 Municipal Election Opportunity

FEBRUARY 7, 2017

This is the year for Municipal Elections. Santa Clara will have The Mayor and 2 City Council seats open in this election. Each seat is for a 4-year term. The November Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. If a Primary Election is needed it will be Tuesday August 15, 2017. Candidate filing period is June 1-7, 2017.
Please consider serving your community by running for office for one of these positions. Qualifications to hold a Municipal Office are:

1. Be a US Citizen at the time of filing
2. Be a registered voter of the municipality
3. Be a resident of the municipality or a resident of the recently annexed area for a period of 365 consecutive days immediately preceding the date of the election.

(Utah Code 10-3-301; 20A-9-201; 20A-9-203)
For more information contact the City Recorder, Chris Shelley at 673-6712 ext. 203.

Crack Sealing Streets

The Public Works Department will be crack sealing city streets over the next few months. To be effective, it is necessary to blow debris from the street before the crack sealing process is started. At the end of each work day the crew will come back and clean the debris away from sidewalks and driveways. If you see Public Services doing sealing on your street please move your vehicles off the street to help expedite the crack sealing work. Thank you for your patience during these street repairs.

2017 Santa Clara Princess Pageant

MARCH 4, 2017

The Santa Clara Princess Pageant will be held March 4, 2017. Packets can be picked up at the Santa Clara Town Hall Administration Office or printed online at www.sccity.org. Applicants will want to start thinking about the community service portion of their application. The Opening Meeting will be held on January 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Banquet Room. The application deadline is January 24, 2017. For questions please call the City Office at 435-673-6712 EXT 201.

Dog Licenses

DUE BY FEB 28TH 2017

If you have not licensed your dog (s) for 2017, licenses are available at the Town Hall Office at 2603 Santa Clara Drive. City ordinance requires all dogs be licensed annually and be current on their rabies vaccination. Dog license fees are as follows:

1st Dog Fixed: $10 Not Fixed: $20
2nd Dog Fixed: $12 Not Fixed: $22

Thank you for licensing your dog and keeping vaccinations current. A $15 late will apply to dog licensing after Feb. 28th.

Dixie Regional Transportation Expo

FEBRUARY 7, 2017

The 13th Annual Dixie Regional Transportation Ex-po will be held on February 7, 2017 10am – 6pm at the Dixie Center Ballroom. Admission is free. Attend the Expo to become better informed on cur-rent and future transportation projects and have a voice in regional transportation planning. For more information visit: www.dixietransportationexpo.com

Snow Canyon Little League Registration

If you have a student interested in coming to Lava Ridge Intermediate next school year, open enrollment and pre-registration are going on right now through the beginning of February 2017. You will need to contact the office at 435-652-4247 for more information.

Lava Ridge Intermediate School registration Information

If you have a student interested in coming to Lava Ridge Intermediate next school year, open enrollment and pre-registration are going on right now through the beginning of February 2017. You will need to contact the office at 435-652-4247 for more information.

Local Business Highlights

 AKA Embroidery by Angie Langston at 229-9653
 Alternative Power Systems, Inc by Stewart Somerville at 435-691-2020
 A-Team Computer Services by Gary Allred at 435-313-0705
 Big West Cleaning and Restoration by Jason Lindsey at 435-632-9187
 Bliss Weddings & Rentals by Debbie at 435-632-1618
 Brooks Window Design by Benita Brooks at 628-2768
 Building Concepts of Southern Utah by Brent Andersen at 668-6300
 Campbell’s 24/7 Sewer & Drain Services by Tom Campbell at 414-5350
 Classy Lawn & Yard Care by Shane Waegerle at 862-7762
 Clover Patch Quilt Shop by Jill Muhlestein at 435-986-9070
 Choppers Yard Care by Brandon Pectol at 862-2089
 Colour Salon & Boutique by Heather Bangerter at 801-602-6715
 Cut & Dried Home Hair Salon by Madelyn Derrick at 652-8491
 Delyn Norling Manual Therapist delynnorling.com at 668-7384
 Desert Edge Montessori by Analee Talbot at 272-3711
 Desert Grill (at Lightfoots) by Janet Medina at 435-359-3796
 Dharma Wheels Cyclery & Dental Office by Jon Kolon at 435-615-6819
 Dominos Pizza Delivery & Take Out by Randy Snow at 688-8885
 Don’s Remodeling Handyman by Don Crothers at 688-2709
 Doug’s Master Auto Care by Douglas Lefler at 673-6622
 Dutchman’s/Cravings by Nick Frei at 628-8482
 Eagle Creek Landscapes by Darrin Heinz at 627-8058
 Fisher Lawn & Yard Care by Bart Fisher at 862-7457
 Fusion Specialty Pharmacy by Koby Taylor R. Ph., Pharm D. at 435-703-9680
 Garden Sprout by Lance Allred at 673-3839
 Harmons Grocery Store 3520 Pioneer Parkway at 435-773-6200
 Ivory Pet Care by Mary Ellen Call at 668-2433
 Janet Morgan, Realtor by Janet Morgan at 435-669-6471
 Kaili’s Restaurant by Herb & Wendy Basso at 435-216-9828

 Kiwi Plumbing & Heating by Michael Puriri at 435-256-0114
 Landscape Maintenance by Belmont Gardening at 628-2013
 Lightfoots Chevron , CBR Enterprises by Brad & Cindy Pollman 216-2789
 Little Patch of Heaven Montessori Preschool by Janae Huntington at 632-9372
 Los Alazanes Mexican Restaurant by Efrain Gomez at 435-673-3386
 Mobile Notary Service by Jeri Sue Stewart at 619-2262
 Moore N More Popcorn by Dianna Moore at 435-680-3820
 Mr. Honey Do Service by Marshall Dick at 669-0870
 Pest Control by Viking Pest Control at 435-272-4129
 Photos by Richelle by Richelle Nelson at 632-5544
 Red River Health & Wellness Chiropractic at 435-767-9355
 Robert Austin Tile by Robert Austin at 435-272-4186
 Rose Restoration by Michael Rose at 673-8006
 RV/Business Storage by Bruce Belmont at 628-2013
 Say it Your Way Custom Vinyl by Tara Howard at 435-632-7006
 Shining Star Preschool by Trudy Carlson at 669-6461
 Smarty Pants Preschool by Doree Sargent at 674-2305
 Stitch-n-Stuff Embroidery by Tim & Angie McArthur at 435-673-4654
 Strain Landscaping by Craig Strain at 668-9150
 Super Star Preschool by Debra Gourley at 656-1647
 Sweet Cakes by Karen by Karen Phillips at 435-668-2550
 The Old Bodega Furniture/ Accessories by Greg & Carol Smith at 673-0656
 The Granary at Santa Clara (restaurant) by Pat Johnson at 435-851-2031
 Uncle & Auntie’s Gift Shop Vicki Lasswell 634-9416
 V-Max Remodeling by Craig Mangus at 628-6000
 Wilde Electric, Inc. by Terry Wilde at 632-7297

2017 Clean Up Dumpster Dates

2017 quarterly clean up dumpsters have been scheduled as follows:

March 10-11, 2017
June 9-10, 2017
September 8-9, 2017
December 8-9, 2017

There will be 3 dumpsters at the Little League Parking Lot and 1 at the Town Hall Parking Lot on the above dates. Watch for reminders in the March, June , Sept. and Dec. newsletters.

Yellow recycling bins are also located at Canyon View & Gubler Parks and on Lava Flow south of Santa Clara Drive. Thank you for keeping Santa Clara clean and beautiful.

2017 Clean Up Cemetery Dates

There are three regularly scheduled cemetery clean ups. They begin on the first Monday of February, May and November.

The first 2017 cemetery clean up is scheduled to begin Monday February 6, 2017. All flowers, decorations, shepherds hooks, etc. need to be removed from the cemetery before Feb. 6th. Remaining flowers and decorations will be removed and disposed of by city personnel, with the exception of fresh burials. Flowers and decorations may be returned to the cemetery on Friday February 10th.

The next two clean ups are scheduled to begin on Monday May 1st and Monday November 6th. We appreciate your help as we strive to keep the cemetery a clean and beautiful place of remembrance.

H.E.A.T. Program

The Home Energy Assistance Target Program accepts applications to assist eligible households in need of help paying their home heating bills. This federally funded program is administered by the State of Utah. Payment amounts are based on income, energy use, and at-risk groups in the household. Residents who wish to apply for assistance should call 435-652-9643 to schedule an appointment. The H.E.A.T. of-fice is located at 168 N. 100 E. Ste. 255, St. George, UT 84770

2017 Business Licence Renewals

2017 business license renewals were sent out in early December & are due no later than Jan 31. Make sure to provide your Utah State Department of Commerce registration, current EIN #, Sales Tax ID#, and a copy of any specific state issued licenses required for your business, such as those for contractors, salons, child care, pest control, massage therapy, etc. Daycare and preschools must be current on Fire Safety inspections which can be scheduled by calling 619-3927. Making sure the above information is included with your renewal form will help expedite your renewal. For business licensing questions please call 435-673-6712 EXT 201.

Santa Clara City Contact Phone Numbers

SANTA CLARA CITY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE: Phone 673-6712, Fax 628-7338 (City Manager, Finance Officer, Recorder/Court Clerk, Treasurer/Utilities, Business Licenses, Dog Licenses, Cemetery, Banquet Hall Reservations, General Information)
SANTA CLARA CITY PUBLIC SERVICES: Phone 656-4690 X 213, Fax 879-5298 (Public Services :Streets, Sidewalks, Water, Sewer, Power)
SANTA CLARA CITY PARKS & TRAILS: Phone 656-4690 X 221, Fax 879-5298
SANTA CLARA CITY BUILDING DEPARTMENT AND PLANNING & ZONING-LAND USE AUTHORITY: Phone 656-4690 X 216, Fax 879-5298
SANTA CLARA CITY PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICE: 652-1122 or 673-6712 X 240
PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCH: 634-5730 (for any non-emergency call) EMERGENCY CALL: 911
SANTA CLARA CITY ANIMAL CONTROL: 435-634-5730 to dispatch Animal Control Officer. Animal Shelter: 628-1049
SANTA CLARA CITY AFTER HOURS: 673-6712 (CITY OFFICE OPEN MON-FRI 8:00AM—5:00PM; COURT MON-THUR 8 AM-3 PM, FRI 8-10 AM)
Follow us on: Facebook at facebook.com/SantaClaraUtah Instagram at Instagram.com/santaclarautah City Website at www.sccity.org

Santa Clara City Monthly Meeting Schedule

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS 2ND & 4TH WEDNESDAYS @ 5:00 P.M.
HERITAGE COMMISSION 3RD TUESDAY @ 5:00 P.M. QUARTERLY
PLANNING COMMISSION 2ND TUESDAY @ 6:00 P.M.
ECONOMIC DEV. COMMISSION 4TH TUESDAY @ 5:00 P.M.
TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE EVERY THURSDAY @ 8:00 A.M.

Blue Stakes of Utah

Please call Blue Stakes at least 48 hours before you begin any significant digging project. This will allow time for all utility companies to be notified to come locate and mark the utility lines on your property before digging be-gins. Be safe, call Blue Stakes first at 800-662-4111.

Mayor & City Council Contact Information

MAYOR RICK ROSENBERG: mayor@sccity.org
COUNCILMAN JERRY AMUNDSEN: jamundsen@hwlochner.com
COUNCILMAN HERB BASSO: hkbasso@hotmail.com
COUNCILWOMAN MARY JO HAFEN: mjhafen@infowest.com
COUNCILMAN KEN SIZEMORE kennethlsizemore@gmail.com
COUNCILMAN JARETT WAITE: jycej@hotmail.com

Samuel R Knight Santa Clara History Museum Hours

Tuesday: 1—4 PM and Saturday: 11 AM—2 PM. The museum located in the Town Hall basement. Email: santaclarahistorical@gmail.com.

Pet Corner

FRIENDS OF IVINS ANIMAL SHELTER; LINDA ELWELL , PRESIDENT

FIAS would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine Day! Beginning February 1st through 14th all adoptions fees at the Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center will be only $14. Best Friends in partnership with Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter is sponsoring a nationwide “Give Love” Adoption Promotion. Please consider giving a homeless pet a great home for Valentine Day. Follow the pets waiting for a home at the shelter on Petfinder.com, Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter Facebook or use the contact information below for more information.

Our “Wish for the Month” is Purina Kitten & Cat Chow along with scoopable litter. We are preparing for the spring season and want to be ready to help the homeless kittens always born and abandoned during that time of year. Please help us reduce the amount of unwanted dogs and cats by spaying/neutering your pets. By spaying/neutering your pets you are also providing better health care. For more information please contact FIAS.

The annual FIAS Low Cost Vaccination Clinic will be held on Saturday, February 11th. Appointments are required for the clinic. Calls regarding the clinic will be taken beginning January 23, 2017. Please use the contact information below for more information or to make an appointment. The cost is $16.00 per vaccination and all vaccinations are good for 3 years except Bordetella which is yearly. Both dog and cat vaccinations will be available.

As you shop for your groceries, sporting goods, electronics or other needs on Amazon.com please remember the homeless pets. The AmazonSmile program donates a percentage of every purchase made if you use the FIAS Charity Code below at no additional cost to you. FIAS receives a check every quarter and we hope the checks will increase. The homeless pets are counting on your support.

The FIAS food pantry is open at the Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. If you are experiencing difficulties please contact FIAS for assistance. It is important to keep families together during difficult times, especially keeping pets in the home. It is the goal of FIAS to assist families and pets.

We are grateful for your continued support as we are beginning our 11th year. There have been many tears and great success along the way. FIAS could not have done it without your continued support and the support of Best Friends. There are many ways for you to help us continue this fantastic program that serves the Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center for Ivins & Santa Clara. If you have an hour or ten hours a week please to help cave homeless pets please contact us. Many of our needs can be accomplished in your home. If you would like to volunteer at the shelter please contact Stacey, Shelter Manager.

A simple reminder about the cold weather, please keep your pets inside. Extreme temperatures, cold or hot, are very dangerous for pets that are left outdoors. Always provide appropriate protection for your pets and do not leave them out-doors.

CONTACT INFORMATION: FIAS: 435-673-1718 or lindafias@msn.com
AmazonSmile: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-5845937
Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter Facebook Page or Petfinder.com
Stacey, Shelter Manager: 435-628-1049 or strujillo@ivins.com

Peaches

Peaches has been in the shelter for over a year. She really deserves a chance at a happily ever after tale of happiness and love. Because of her long stay in the shelter, Peaches is not a lap cat. She likes for you to pet or scratch her. Peaches will need an understanding family to help her adjust to family life. She is a beautiful girl and is approximately 5 years old. Peaches needs YOU to rescue her TODAY.

Whiskers

Whiskers is a handsome Tuxedo DLH mix. He is approximately 3 years old. Whiskers has been in the shelter since September 2015 and needs to find a forever home as soon as possible. Because Whiskers has been in the shelter so long he will need an under-standing family who is willing to give him time and space to feel loved and safe in a new environment. Whiskers would be a fantastic BFF for a couple or single person. Please open your heart and home to Whiskers today. He is counting on YOU to rescue him.

Where to Meet the Pets

Ivins animal Shelter and Adoption Center Phone: 435-628-1049
474 North 200 West, Ivins.
Hours: Monday –Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Adoption Fee: The adoption fee at the Ivins Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is $50 for dogs and $25 for cats. However, special reduced fees are featured throughout the year. Please call the shelter for more information.