MARCH 2018 MAYOR’S MESSAGE
March Events & Updates
- Princess Scholarship PageantThe Santa Clara Princess Pageant will be held April 14, 2018 at the Kayenta Performing Arts Center. You still have time to try out! Packets can be picked up at the Santa Clara Town Hall Administration Office or printed online at www.sccity.org. The application and application fee deadline is by the first workshop which is March 5. Some important dates that each contestant needs to commit to are: Workshop Dates- March 5th, March 20th, March 26th, and April 2nd from 7-9 pm. If you’re interested in volunteering or have questions please call the City Office at 435-673-6712 EXT 201. OR email the pageant director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Welcome WOOF! Center-New BusinessSanta Clara welcomes the opening of its newest business, WOOF! Wellness Center at 3199 Santa Clara Drive. WOOF! Center specializes in wellness and fitness for dogs, and features southern Utah’s only commercial hydrotherapy treadmill. Small animal Acumassage and Cold Laser treatments are available for rehabilitation and preventative care. WOOF! Center includes a gift boutique with healthy dog treats, holistic supplements and pet products. Dog obedience classes will be offered in their training yard. Watch the website www.woofcenter.com for scheduling. Please stop by to show your support for this fine, locally-owned family business. Hours are Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm.
- Crack Sealing StreetsThe Public Works Department will be crack sealing city streets over the next few months. To be effec-tive, it is necessary to blow debris from the street be-fore 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 ex-pedite the crack sealing work. Thank you for your patience and courtesy during these street repairs.
- KIWANIS EASTER EGG HUNTThe annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday March 31, 2018 on the Spence Gunn Field at Canyon View Park. The Easter Egg Hunt starts at 9:00 AM and is for children up to 8 years of age—the children are divided into age groups. Plan to bring your children to the park for this traditional Spring event full of fun, candy and prizes for the kids!
- H.E.A.T. PROGRAMThe 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. office is located at 168 N. 100 E. Ste. 255, St. George, UT 84770.
- MARCH CLEAN UP DUMPSTERSMarch clean up dumpsters will be available March 9 & 10, 2018. There will be 4 dumpsters at the parking lot near the Canyon View Park tennis courts and Spence Gunn Ball-field. There will be no dumpsters at Town Hall for this clean up due to the True Grit Bicycle Race that will be utilizing the entire parking lot on March 10. As always, we request that you do not leave trash on the ground before the dumpsters arrive or after they are removed. These dumpsters are not for disposal of paint, batteries, tires, appliances, furniture, hazardous waste items such as pesticides or other chemicals, and not for construction site waste. Call Re-public Services at 628-2821 to schedule special pick up of large or bulky items. For hazardous waste disposal call 674-7623. The St. George Reuse Center, located at 575 E. Brigham Rd, accepts removed vegetation for mulching.
- LAVA RIDGE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL REGISTRATION 2018-2019If you have a student that will be at-tending Lava Ridge Intermediate School next year you will need to contact the school office at 435-625-4247 for registration information.
- 2018-2019 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATIONSanta Clara and Arrowhead Elementary Schools will be holding Kindergarten Registration on Wednesday March 28 and Wednesday April 4, 2018 from 9:30—11:00am and 1:00—3:00pm both days. You will need to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. For more information contact Santa Clara Elementary at 628-2624 and Arrowhead Elementary at 674-2027. Santa Clara Elementary is accepting applications for the 1st grade Chinese Dual Immersion Program for the 2018-2019 school year-call 628-2624.
- EMERGENCY: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIAL 911?The average person will call 911 twice during their lifetime. Fear and helplessness can be reduced by knowing what to expect. In Washington County the 9-1-1 Dispatch Center is staffed with full time emergency dispatchers with training in crises management. You will be asked “What is your emergency “and to briefly explain what your situation. Washington County dispatchers are trained to provide real-time instruction in CPR and life-saving first aid. This occurs while other dispatchers are sending law enforcement, Emergency Medical Service professionals and fire apparatus to your location. The 9-1-1 Center is a busy place handling multiple 9-1-1 call and dispatching over 100 emergency and law enforcement responders.
The dispatcher inputs your basic information into a CAD (computer aided dispatch) system. Other dispatchers in the same room are communicating with law enforcement, medical, and fire department units. Your emergency is processed in real time to the appropriate emergency responder and “paged out”. To en-sure that the right people with the right equipment are sent to the right location, the 9-1-1 dispatcher will ask you questions. Some-times in an emergency, it may seem like the questions are being asked to determine if you really need help. But the questions are used to determine the level of help you need. Dispatchers never ask questions that are unnecessary. They know the importance of doing their job “right” and not just “fast”.
Knowing what to expect when you phone 9-1-1 can help reduce fear and helplessness in an emergency. When calling 9-1-1, keep in mind that the most important think you can do is to LISTEN CAREFULLY and DO EXACTLY what the dispatcher asks you to do. Emergency service professionals are always available to assist you through times of crisis and distress.