Santa Clara Sun

February Issue

Volume 18, Issue 2

Message from Mayor Rosenberg

Everyone who did not opt out of the curbside recycling program should have your new blue recycling can by now. The first curbside pickup is scheduled for February 1st and then every two weeks afterward. If you did not receive a Blu-can, or if you opted out and received one by mistake, contact the City Office and it will be corrected. Please follow the instructions on the can and include only the items approved for recycling to help keep the monthly costs down. The recycling binnies will remain available for the time being as long as they are not abused. The City has had problems recently with residents leaving non-recyclable items at the binnies including an old couch and other items that do not fit inside the binnies. Please understand if the binnies become a nuisance for the adjacent property owners, they will be removed. They are not dumpsters so please use them appropriately.

The new Harmon’s Store on Pioneer Parkway is nearly complete and will celebrate the Grand Opening on approximately February 15th. The store will provide approximately 120 new jobs and will increase the City’s revenue from sales tax by more than $500,000 a year based on projected sales revenues. The store brings a very modern and convenient shopping experience to the area and we hope residents will support the new facility. We hope you will take a few minutes after the store opens and tour the many special and unique features offered. Representatives from Harmon’s have indicated they would love to show residents the many shopping options available including a new cooking school upstairs.

The Parks and Public Works Crews are working on the Canyon View Drive tree lined street improvements including a new sidewalk from the Tuachan Wash Detention Basin dam to the Shoppes at Santa Clara Business Park and a 12 foot landscape strip behind the sidewalk. The Gubler Park pickle-ball court, volleyball court, and pavilion concrete work is complete and the Power Crews will be installing the pickle-ball court lighting. The restroom building & shop building and the pavilion structure are also scheduled for construction this month. Bids on the Highway 91 Project came in under budget and work will begin in the next few weeks. The low bid will allow the City to include additional street-side landscaping and street lighting as part of the project to rehabilitate and widen the existing street section providing for improved safety, bicycle lanes and drain-age from the Jacob Hamblin Home to the Ivins City Limits.

The City Council is working closely with the City Staff on the proposed budget for 2016-2017.    The City’s general fund balances continue to increase and the enterprise funds are all in pretty good shape. The City has issued approximately 35 new home building permits since July 1, 2015 (nearly 90% of what we budgeted for the entire year), and several new subdivisions are currently under construction. The community continues to be a popular place for families.  Happy Valentine’s Day, have a great month and remember to stay safe Santa Clara.

Mayor Rick Rosenberg

Inside this Issue:

  • Mayor’s Message

  • Princess Pageant

  • Veteran’s Memorial

  • Business Highlights

  • Cemetery Clean-up

  • Parks Dept Update

  • Little League Registration

  • Dog Licensing

  • Pet Corner

BluCan Recycling Starts February 1st

The Washington County Solid Waste BluCan Curbside Recycling Program is here. The first collec-tion date for the new program in Santa Clara will be Monday February 1, 2016. Just put your new BluCan containing your recyclables out along with your regular garbage can for collection on Monday Feb. 1. Thereafter, your regular BluCan collection will be every other Monday. So for instance, in February there will be BluCan collection on Monday February 1, 15, and 29. Please see the en-closed flyer for more information, including what can and cannot go in to your BluCan for recycling. On the back of the flyer we have included a calendar of Santa Clara’s BluCan collections dates for 2016. For other recycling information please call the Washington County Solid Waste District at 673- 2318 or you can learn more at BluCan.org.

Princess Pageant

The Santa Clara City Princess Pageant will be March 5, 2016. Packets can be picked up at the Santa Clara Town Hall office, or printed online at sccity.org. Participants should start thinking about the community service portion of the application.

The application deadline is February 1, 2016. Please return applications to the Santa Clara Town Hall office.

For questions please call Brooke Ence 435-632-8642 or Lainee Frei 435-668-0742.

Snow Canyon Little League Registration

Snow Canyon Little League registration opens February 1, 2016 and will close March 1. Boys and girls age 4 on or after January 1, 2016 may register for T -ball. Other registration and age information can be found on the Little League website at the following address: www.snowcanyonlittleleague.com. Also watch for Little League flyers to be sent home with your elementary age students.

Veterans Memorial Committee Donations

The City is continuing to move forward with plans for a Veterans Memorial to be erected at the City Cemetery. The project will cost about $75,000, and the fund has received about $12,000 to date. Our goal is to have the project funded by Memorial Day 2016, and constructed by Memorial Day 2017. We have established the following sponsor-ship levels:

  • Major Sponsors (over $5,000) Bench
  • Sponsors ($1,000 to $4,999) Engraved Name(s) on upright stone
  • Veteran Name on upright paver – $200
  • Veteran Name on ground-level paver – $125

Contributions will be accepted at the City Office. Thanks for your support!

Storm Water Watch

Each Year Santa Clara City Reviews its (SWMP) Storm Water Management Plan and Storm Water Ordinance. We would like citizens to help assist in implementing new ideas and ways of preventing storm water pollution and improving our (SWMP) Storm Water Management Plan. If you have suggestions that you think would be helpful please email the Santa Clara City Storm Water Coordinator at ffage@sccity.org or send inquiries to the City office at 2603 Santa Clara Drive, Santa Clara, Utah 84765, Attn: Storm Water Department. We are happy to schedule meetings for groups or meet individually with citizens. The SWMP documents are available to the public on our website at  www.sccity.org . Click on Utilities, Storm Water, Storm Water Management Program.

Lava Ridge School Registration

If you have a student that is currently not attending school in the Washington County School District and you plan to have a 6th or 7th grader attend Lava Ridge Intermediate School, please stop by the school office and pick up a registration packet. For questions please call the school at 435-652-4742 or stop by the school at 2425 Rachel Drive, Santa Clara, UT.

2016 Business License Renewals

Santa Clara City business license renewals were due January 31, 2016  to avoid the $25 late fee. If you still need to renew your business license please make sure you provide your Utah Dept. of Commerce Registration, current EIN #, Sales Tax ID #, and any specific state license your business requires such as  those for contractors, salons, child care, massage therapy, pest control, or other state licensed occu-pations. Daycares and preschools must be current on Fire Safety Inspections which can be scheduled by calling 619- 3927. Making sure the above information is included and up to date will help expedite your business license renewal. For business license questions call 673-6712 X 201.

February Winter Cemetery Cleanup

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

The first cemetery clean up will begin Monday February 1, 2016. All flowers and decorations of any kind should be removed from the cemetery before Feb. 1, 2016. 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 Friday Feb. 5th.

The next two annual cemetery clean ups will begin on Monday May 2 and on Monday November 7, 2016. We appreciate your help as we strive to keep the cemetery a clean and beautiful place of remembrance.

2016 Clean up Dumpster Dates

2016 quarterly clean up dumpsters have been scheduled as follows:

  • March 11-12, 2016
  • June 3-4, 2016
  • September 9-10, 2016
  • December 9-10, 2016

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

Yellow recycling bins are also located at Canyon View & Gubler Parks and on Lava Flow Dr. just south of Santa Clara Drive. BluCan recycling also starts Feb. 1, 2016.

Thank you for your help in keeping Santa Clara clean and beautiful!

Parks Update

The Archie H. Gubler Park construction of new restrooms, pickleball courts, sand volleyball, and pavilion will be opened to the public this spring. Please visit our Facebook page for progress up-dates at https://www.facebook.com/SantaClaraUtahParks.

The Washington County Water Conservancy District offers free landscape classes each month to help residents use water wisely. On February 6th they are presenting a class entitled Drip Systems that will teach you how to install, use, and maintain water efficient plant watering systems. For more information on this and more free classes, visit wcwcd.org or call (435)-673-3617.

Volunteers: Triston Quinn completed his Eagle project at the Santa Clara Cemetery by cleaning and edging monument bases. He hand washed each monument with soap and water and edged and swept concrete bases to make them look great for Valentine’s Day.

Lawrence Condie completed his Eagle Scout project at Santa Clara City Hall, Canyon View and Archie H. Gubler Parks by placing wood chip mulch rings at the bases of trees. The tree mulch will improve the tree health through fertilization and reduced soil moisture evaporation.

Local Business Highlights

 AKA Embroidery by Angie Langston at 229-9653
 Alternative Power Systems, Inc by Stewart Somerville at 435-691-2020
 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
 Choppers Yard Care by Brandon Pectol at 862-2089
 Cut & Dried Home Hair Salon by Madelyn Derrick at 652-8491
 Desert Edge Montessori by Analee Talbot at 272-3711
 Dharma Wheels Cyclery 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
 Entre, Inc. Garage Door Repair by Ed Gray at 680-6699
 Fire and Safety Distribution Co. by Kenneth Kvenvold at 435-272-7039
 Fisher Lawn & Yard Care by Bart Fisher at 862-7457
 Fusion Specialty Pharmacy by Travis Jackman R. Ph., Pharm. D. and
 Koby Taylor R. Ph., Pharm D. at 435-703-9680
 Garden Sprout by Lance Allred at 673-3839
 Ivory Pet Care by Mary Ellen Call at 668-2433
 Jon Kolon DDS – Dental Office – 435-615-6819
 Kaili’s Restaurant by Herb & Wendy Basso at 435-216-9828
 Kevin Lee Construction by Kevin Lee at 680-9858
 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
 Maids of Honor Cleaning Service by Kristine Romine at 862-8417
 Delyn Norling Manual Therapist delynnorling.com at 668-7384
 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
 Neilson Automotive by Bruce Neilson at 652-4401
 Ohana Gardens.com by Herb & Wendy Basso at 669-9059
 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
 Santa Clara Mercantile by Nancy Scott at 801-631-0477
 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
 The Clover Patch by Doug Clove at 986-9070
 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

Pet Corner

“The One” is our special adoption promotion sponsored by Best Friends and FIAS will be featured during February. Special adoption fees will be featured. Please check the Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter Facebook page and Petfinder.com for more information. We have great pets waiting at the shelter for you to adopt. They all deserve a second chance to have a “happily ever after tale of love and happiness”. In celebration of FIAS’ 10th anniversary, every person/family adopting a pet during February will be entered into a drawing for a great prize package. Good luck and be sure to adopt a new “BFF” during February.

We would like to thank Best Friends for their award of $1,500 made to FIAS for our participation in every adoption promotion sponsored by Best Friends during 2015. Best Friends has been by our side from the beginning and without their support the “No Kill” would not have become a successful program. FIAS has been very fortunate to work with great City leaders in Ivins & Santa Clara, fantastic residents, great local businesses and donors from across the country.

In preparation for spring our “Wish for the Month” is Purina Puppy & Kitten Chow. Of course we are always in need of scoopable litter. This program helps to ensure good nutrition for the homeless pets. FIAS appreciates your support. We could not do what we do without your support.

In March we will be announcing information regarding our Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. FIAS is advertised on the Best Friends website as a “FIX AT 4” partner. However, the local vets do not spay/neuter until 6 months. You could schedule an appointment in advance but your pet must be 6 months old. FIAS is doing its best to keep prices down for our residents in Ivins and Santa Clara. If you have questions please use the contact email address below.

FIAS still has the food pantry available for families having difficulty in providing food for their pets. Please use the contact information below for more information. Also, we are available to assist with other pet problems you may be having. Please remember we are here to help keep your family pet healthy, happy and in your home.

The AmazonSmile program has continued to be a great support for FIAS. Just use the information below each time you shop on Amazon and you will be helping the homeless pets in the shelter at no additional expense to you.

Volunteers are always needed at the shelter and for FIAS. If you would like to assist the homeless pets there are things you can do from home as well as working in the shelter. For more information please use the contact email address below. We need those who can only donate a hour a week or more.  Your support will be appreciated.

Thank you for your support and Happy Valentine Day!

Where to Meet the Pets

Ivins animal Shelter and Adoption Center
474 North 200 West, Ivins. 435-628-1049.

New Hours:
Monday & Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Dog Licenses Due by Feb 28th

If you have not already licensed your dog for 2016, 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 fee is applicable to dog licensing after Feb 28th.

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 @ 4:00 P.M.

TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE:
– EVERY THURSDAY @ 8:00 A.M.

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. The application period begins Nov.1, 2015 and goes through Sept. 30, 2016, or until funds are exhausted. Each household can receive H.E.A.T. assistance once during this period. 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.

Samuel R. Knight History Museum

Come see the expanded Samuel R. Knight Santa Clara History Museum located in the Town Hall basement and learn about Santa Clara’s history. The museum hours are Tuesdays 1—4 pm and Saturdays 11am—2 pm. Call 435-879-5297 or email santaclarahistorical@gmail.com for information or if you would like to volunteer at the mu-seum or schedule a special group or family reservation.