Volume 19, Issue 8

December 2017 Mayor’s Message

Election Day is a memory and the City Council will have two new members come this January. Congratulations to Wendell Gubler and Ben Shakespeare for their successful campaigns to serve the residents of Santa Clara. I’ve known both these gentlemen for many years, and I look forward to working with each of them over at least the next four years. They both bring many years of community service experience to the Council and their diverse backgrounds will represent residents well during their future council assignments. They will be sworn in at the City Council meeting on January 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
I want to publicly express a huge thanks to councilmen Ken Sizemore and Jerry Amundsen who will step aside and make room for the new councilmen. They get the added-bonus of getting their free time back to spend with their families and other pursuits after years of dedicated service to the community. Ken has served the last four years and brought valuable insight and years of experience as a community planner to the council. He served honorably, and we will miss his presence on the council as well as the City representative on the Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization working on regional transportation issues. Jerry served the City for three terms after being appointed to serve my council seat when I was first appointed to be Mayor. He has been an invaluable asset to the City during that tenure. During the flood events of 2010 and 2012, Jerry was my right hand and his engineering background saved the City thousands of dollars in consultant fees during his term in office. He represented the City for many years on the Washington County Solid Waste Board and the Flood Control Authority Executive Committee. I will particularly miss his soft-spoken voice of reason and his courage to voice his opinion in the face of strong, often vocal opposition during heated council meetings. I feel both gentle-men always had the best interest of the City in mind during their tenure on the City Council.

You may have noticed some beautification projects happening recently. The City Parks Crews have been working with student volunteers from Dixie State University in planting new trees along Santa Clara Drive and in the Cemetery, cleaning up weeds and installing bark mulch at the Cemetery along the south hillside. They also worked in the Arboretum by painting benches and providing trail maintenance. The tree plantings will help clean the air and reduce summer heat. In addition, Cam Esplin completed his Eagle Scout project landscaping a park strip in the Cemetery along the north side next to the Church, including removing the old landscaping and installing water wise plants with new water saving ground cover. The new plants and ground cover will reduce future water requirements. Marcus Puriri completed his Eagle Scout project of landscaping the north-east corner of the Cemetery including removing old landscaping and installing water wise plants with new water saving ground cover. This new landscape also improves the beauty of the Cemetery while reducing summer heat. Keep those volunteers and Eagle Scouts coming, they do great work and really help make the City beautiful.
During this holiday season I hope each of you take time to count your blessings and take a few minutes from your busy schedules to spend additional time with family and enjoy the special spirit this season offers. I hope happiness finds each of you and your loved ones this season and I hope each of your homes will be filled with love and laughter every day in 2018. Merry Christmas Santa Clara, and remember, stay safe.

Mayor Rick Rosenberg: mayor@sccity.org


The Town Hall clock tower glockenspiel has been a special and fun addition to the City and many of you have come to visit and watch the glockenspiel as it opens and plays on the hour. With the holiday season upon us it is an extra special time to come visit and watch the glockenspiel again as the Swiss figures and background have been all dressed up for Christmas and programmed with special Christmas music. It is always fun to come downtown during the Christmas season with all the holiday lights and decorations and the glockenspiel dressed up for the holidays will add to the special magic of the season. The glockenspiel is programmed to run daily on the top of the hour from 8:00 am—to 8:00 pm. It will be closed under high wind conditions.


FEBRUARY 3, 2018

Santa Clara will hold its annual dog license/vaccination clinic on Saturday February 3, 2018. The clinic will be held at the Old Fire Station at 2775 Circle Drive. Clinic hours are 8:30 am-12:00 pm. Dog License Fees are as follows: 1st Dog Fixed: $10.00 Not Fixed: $20.00 2nd Dog Fixed: $12.00 Not Fixed: $22.00 Vaccination fees are determined by the veterinarian administering the shots. The City dog tag and rabies vaccination tag should be on a collar on your dog at all times. City ordinance requires your dogs to licensed annually and current on their rabies vaccination. This is important for the health and safety of your dog, as well as the people and other animals your dog interacts with. 2018 City dog tags are available at the city office now if you would like to license before the clinic.


Start at home in Santa Clara for your holiday shopping needs. Santa Clara businesses provide a great variety of goods and services, as well as a more unique, personal and fun shopping experience. You will find home décor, furnishings, fabrics, quilting classes, a specialty yarn store-knitting lessons too, baked goods, great gift items, holiday decorations, clothing and accessories, jewelry, a variety of salon services-great for gift cards, delicious eateries-to dine at while out shopping and for gift cards, as well as all your grocery needs. Other Santa Clara businesses provide many other services from auto care, pharmacy, eye care, dental care, insurance needs and yoga classes! We encourage you to walk, shop and dine and enjoy the quaint ambiance and charm of Santa Clara at the holidays. Santa Clara is growing and changing and we hope you will discover the new businesses and revisit those who have been established here for a long time. Let’s support our local merchants and all they have to offer for holiday gift giving, decorating and dining. Happy Holiday Shopping!!!


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 and courtesy during these street repairs.


The City has received several resident complaints concerning dog feces in the Cemetery. Dog owners have been releasing their dogs to roam in the Cemetery which is in violation of City Ordinance 12.24.170. The Ordinance specifically prohibits animals in the Cemetery unless they are in the confines of a vehicle. Please be respectful to the occupants and their families by refraining from bringing pets into our beautiful Cemetery. Santa Clara has many trails and parks that allow leashed pets. Volunteers: The City wishes to thank the 73 Dixie State University Biology student volunteers. Student planted trees along Santa Clara Drive and in the Cemetery. They helped make the Cemetery beautiful for Veterans Day by weeding and installing 50 cubic yards of bark mulch along the South Hillside. They also improved the Arboretum by painting benches and providing trail maintenance. Cam Esplin has earned his Eagle Scout by landscaping a park strip in the Santa Clara Cemetery along the North side next to the Church. As part of his project, he removed old landscape and installed water wise plants with new water saving ground cover. The new plants and ground cover will reduce future water requirements.


The following safety tips are a good reminders to help prevent property crime during the holidays or anytime. Always keep your vehicle doors locked and do not leave purses, wallets, cell phones, or other valuables in your car. Close garage doors at night and when you are not home. Use timers to turn your lights off and on when you are away for an extended time. Let a trusted neighbor know when you are going out of town and how they can reach you in an emergency. Do not leave specific information of your absence on your answering machines or voice mail. Make sure entry ways are well lit at night and that your address is clearly marked on your home. These simple safety tips can make a big difference in preventing the opportunity for property crimes to take place. Have a safe and happy holiday season!


2018 business license renewals will be sent out in 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.

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


The Santa Clara Christmas Eve Program is coming up. The program will be held on Saturday December 23 at 5:30 pm at the Santa Clara Valley Chapel (3040 Santa Clara Drive). The Dan Hafen and Doug McArthur families are in charge of the program this year. If you have not participated before and would like to have your child or children participate, please email santaclarachristmas@gmail.com with your contact information or call 668-2244. Practices are Monday Dec. 4, 11, and 18 from 4:30—5:00 pm. A dress rehearsal will be held Sat. Dec. 23 at 9:00 am. All practices will be at the valley chapel.

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
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
Follow us on: Facebook at facebook.com/SantaClaraUtah Instagram at Instagram.com/santaclarautah City Website at www.sccity.org

New City Office Hours

City Office and Justice Court hours are changing on Fri-days beginning March 31, 2017. The new Friday schedule for the Santa Clara City Justice Court and other city office departments will be 8:00 am—1:00 pm. Friday court hours have been 8-10 am; the new Friday schedule will provide longer Justice Court hours to help accommodate customers with court questions and provide other court services. All other city office departments will have the same 8am-1pm schedule from March 31st forward.

Santa Clara City Monthly Meeting Schedule


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.

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.

H.E.A.T Program

The Home Energy Assistance Tar-get 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.

WCWCD Water Checks

Free water system checks will be available by the Washington County Water Conservancy District between May 15-Sep 30. The water check gives you a customized irrigation schedule, identifies your soil type, and suggests ways to efficiently water your landscape. The program helps you to have an attractive landscape while saving water, that’s good for our water supply and your water bill! To request a free water check please call 673-3617. Visit the WCWCD website for more information: www.wcwcd.org/

Volunteers Needed

Do you love history and have just 4 hours a month to help at the Santa Clara Historical Museum?
Call Vicki at 435-668-8119 to volunteer!

Pet Corner


COYOTE AWARENESS: Recently we have had many calls regarding coyotes. While the sight of these animals can be very intimidating, they are a part of our natural habit and beautiful community. Coyotes are mostly nocturnal but can be spotted during the day. Coyotes are fearful of people in general. We suggest bringing in your pets at night. Cats and small dogs are easy prey for these critters and encourage them to come back. Please take this opportunity to educate your kids at home as well in case they encounter one. We have included a link at the bottom that gives you a little more information on coyotes.
We have also had some inquiries on a low-cost program for fixing pets. Right now, PAWS is doing a low-cost spay and neuter program; you can reach them at (435)688-9748.

Pet safety tips for the holidays https://bestfriends.org/resources/christmas-holiday-dangers-pets

Coyote awareness http://www.wildawareutah.org/utah-wildlife-information/coyotes/

Everyone here at the Ivins Animal Shelter wants to wish you a happy holiday and a great new year!

Pet’s of the Month

Felix he is three years old and is more shy in nature but very sweet! Felix would make a great lap cat.

China is two years old, and is a beautiful long haired tortie who loves being petted; she even rolls over to have her belly rubbed!

Stacey, Shelter Manager: 435-628-1049 or strujillo@ivins.com

INKAS Contact Information:
Connie Butterfield – 435-817-1616
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Ivins animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Phone: 435-628-1049
474 North 200 West, Ivins
Hours: Monday –Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm

China and Felix, along with the rest of our great adoptable pets, would love nothing more than to go home for Christmas. What better way than to start the new year off by bringing home a new family mem-ber! Our adoption fees are as follows. Please keep in mind this includes vaccines, spay/neuter, and microchipping for the dogs.