Santa Clara Sun

February Issue


The Santa Clara-Ivins Fire & Rescue Department merger was formally implemented on January 1, 2018 including 28 part-time EMTs and paramedics for ambulance operations. A new full-time firefighter/paramedic has also been hired. From an operational standpoint, the new department is functioning very well. Accounting, budgeting, and some city procedural processes are still being refined, but the feedback I have received to date has been very positive. The combined fire and medical dispatches for Ivins and Santa Clara numbered about 1,400 in 2017 and is expected to increase in 2018. I’m pleased with the increased level of service the merger is providing both communities. The department’s response times have been significantly improved and the 24/7 coverage provides increased fire and rescue protection for our residents.

The City continues to grow, having issued more than 93 new home building permits since last July 1st. Several new residential developments are currently under construction north of Gubler Park. A new 18” Sewer line is being installed as part of the Ocotillo Project and North Town Road is expected to be closed for about a month while sewer, water, drainage and street improvements are constructed. The old deteriorating chip seal pavement is being re-placed by new asphalt pavement with curb & gutter and sidewalk proving a much-needed facelift to the street. City crews are also crack sealing streets around the City so please be mind-full and slowdown while traveling through the work areas.

The City Council is working with the City Staff on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-2019. The budget process is always a fun experience as the Council balances the needs and wants of the community with the associated expenses and projected revenues. Details will emerge as the budget is prepared over the next few months. New projects include the construction of the Chapel Street extension and bridge over the Santa Clara River to access the South Hills area; and extending the improved trail from Pioneer Parkway north-west along the Tuachan and Lava Flow Wash to Rachel Drive thus connecting a trail route from Gubler Park to Canyon View Park and the St. George Trail System.

Spring will soon be here and the multitude of special events that happen in Washington County will begin soon. Baseball & soccer tournaments, bike races, the St. George Art Show, Parade of Homes, the list goes on and on. These events bring increased tourism to Santa Clara with important economic opportunities for our merchants and resorts and needed jobs for our residents. Please visit the Santa Clara City Webpage at for more information on upcoming events. Speaking of our merchants, have you had the chance to visit Café Rio near Harmon’s yet? The restaurant has been very busy since opening last month and is contributing to the City’s sales tax revenues. The City is hopeful additional commercial opportunities will soon be available for residents and guests to enjoy.

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

Mayor Rick Rosenberg

  • Feb 7 - City Council Work Meeting CANCELLED

  • Feb 14 - City Council Regular Meeting CANCELLED

  • Feb 8 - Planning Commission Meeting 5:30 PM

  • Feb 28 - City Council Regular Meeting 5 PM

  • TRC Meetings - Thursdays at 8 AM

  • Regular City Office Hours: Mon - Thurs 8 AM to 5 PM & Fri 8 AM to 1 PM

  • Court Office Hours: Mon - Thurs 8 AM to 5 PM & Fri 8 AM to 1 PM

  • OFFICE CLOSED: Feb 19 - Presidents Day & Feb 14 - Valentines Day

March Events & Updates

  • Princess Scholarship Pageant
    The Santa Clara Princess Pageant has been rescheduled and will be held April 14, 2018. Packets can be picked up at the Santa Clara Town Hall Administration Office or printed online at Applicants will want to start thinking about the community service portion of their application. The Opening Meeting for contestants and their parents will be held on February 26 at 7:00 pm in the Town Hall Banquet Room. We have revamped the princess pageant with more scholarship opportunities. The application and application fee deadline is by the first workshop, which is on March 5. 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
  • New Business: Class Act Consignments!
    Two new businesses have recently opened in the Town Square area. O’Gallagher’s Exclusive Barbering at 2307 Santa Clara Dr. offers barbering services and retail sales. Finders Keepers New & Resell at 2299 Santa Clara Dr. C1 is located where Trenzy Boutique use to be and offers similar merchandise-clothing & accessories. We hope you will visit these new shops as well as other businesses in Town Square, along Santa Clara Drive and through out the city. We have a great variety of businesses offering many goods and services local-ly. By supporting our local business we are helping their businesses to grow and increasing local sales tax revenue.
  • 2018 Dog License & Vaccination Clinic
    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.
  • Crack Sealing Streets
    The 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.
  • Cemetery Clean Up
    The first 2018 cemetery clean up will begin on Monday February 5, 2017. All flowers and decora-tions of any kind should to be removed from the cemetery before Monday Feb. 5th. Remaining flowers and decorations will be removed and dis-posed of by city personnel, with the exception of fresh burials. Flowers and decorations may be re-turned to the cemetery on Friday February 9, 2018.

    The next two cemetery clean ups begin on Mon-day May 7 and Monday November 5. Thank you for your help and cooperation during these clean up dates. For more information contact the Parks Department at 435-656-4690 EXT 219 or 221.

  • 2018 Dixie Regional Transportation Expo
    The 14th annual Dixie Regional Transportation Expo will be held on February 13, 2018 from 10:00 am—6:00 pm in the Dixie Center Ball-room. Admission is free. Attending the Expo is a great way to become better informed on current and future transportation projects and to have a voice in regional transportation planning.
  • 2018 Little League Registration Notice
    Little League registration is happening earlier this year! Registration starts January 15 and will run thru February 15, 2018. You can register at www.snowcanyonlittle For baseball questions call Spence Beck at 435-817-7062. For softball questions call Sue Gates at 435-229-6463.
  • 2018 Business License Renewals
    2018 business license renewals 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 is-sued 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.
  • 2018 Clean Up Dumpster Schedule
    MARCH 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 Ballfield. 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 Republic 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.
    The Home Energy Assistance Tar-get Program accepts applications to assist eligible house-holds 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.


Easy paved access to the Gubler Park Pickle Ball Courts and ballfields is coming very soon. The Gubler West parking lot will be completed in February weath-er permitting. We would like to thank everyone for their patience during the construction process.
Santa Clara Arbor Day is coming to Gubler Park on April 14th. Come join us for a fun filled free day, from 9 am to 1 pm, to show our appreciation for trees. Chil-dren young and old can design their own free kite by drawing a tree on their kite and flying it at the event. Children’s games, craft tables, cotton candy and more family fun will be provided at the Arbor Day event.

The City is working with professional Pickleball Play-ers Tim Finger and Rick Lambson to host a fun Pick-leball Carnival on March 23 from 7 to 8.30 pm with a noncompetitive family tournament Saturday March 24. More details coming to the City Website at
Pickleball Lessons: Instructor Tim Finger, former # 1 Ranked National Pickleball player, will be offering individual and group lessons at the Gubler Pickle Ball Courts. For more information call or email Tim at 435-319-9005 or


We hope you are having a great new year! We want to remind you to check and make sure your pet is up to date on its rabies vaccination and that your dog is licensed with the city. Also, we want to remind you to keep your pets on a leash while walking to keep you and others safe. If you have any questions or concerns please call us at (435)628-1049.
Need help fixing your pet? here’s a link below:
Also, PAWS is still doing the low cost spay and neuter program; they can be reached at (435)688-9748.

Valentine’s Day is a day of love and gratitude for those we care for. A time to give friends Valentine’s cards. Do kids still do that?! And maybe finding a new love at the Ivins Animal Shelter! Waiting at the shelter may be just what your home and heart needs! A dog to get out on the trail with, a pal to sit next to and binge watch your favorite series. Pets add so much to our lives! They get us out for walks meeting neighbors who will stop and greet your dog! And the wonderful heartwarming feelings of rescuing a pet from the shelter, nothing feels better then that! So enjoy your Valentine’s Day and remember your loved ones—you don’t want to be in the dog house! And know that the shelter officers and volunteers are working everyday to keep the Ivins Animal Shelter the best that it can be. From all of us in INKAS we send you our most heart felt Valentine.

Stacey, Shelter Manager: 435-628-1049
INKAS Contact Information:
Connie Butterfield – 435-817-1616 Follow us on Facebook

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

Our pets of the month are Jackie and Aria. Jackie is 2 years old and very sweet. She loves to be pet and would make a great lap cat. Aria is another one of our great cats who wants nothing more than a home for the new year.

We have many great pets available that are looking for their forever homes we encourage you to come and look .


Take advantage of the full experience and plan to visit the muse-um when the Glockenspiel will be playing (on the top of the hour 8am-8pm)! To visit the museum just take the elevator to the basement of Town Hall building—2603 Santa Clara Drive.

New Museum Hours are as follows:
Monday Evening: 5:30-7:30 PM (Great FHE)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 1:00—4:00 PM

Also open by appointment: Leave message at Museum 435-879-5297 or call Sherri at 435-632-7040 or Vicki at 435-668-8119.
The Historical Society has been working hard to redo all the dis-plays in the museum and add new ones. We appreciate all those who are now volunteering at the museum and could use a few more volunteers, as well as those of you who might consider just being on a substitute list. Your help would be appreciated!

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!

Santa Clara City Local Business Highlights

AKA Embroidery by Angie Langston at 229-9653
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
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
Class Act Consignments by Jackie Zapf at 435-218-3835
Colour Salon & Boutique by Heather Bangerter at 801-602-6715
Cut & Dried Home Hair Salon by Madelyn Derrick at 652-8491
Dazzle Jewelry Creations by Jane Garassino at 707-486-1754
DCW Enterprises Home Smart agent Chris Warhurst at 435-313-5623
Delyn Norling Manual Therapist at 668-7384
Desert Edge Childcare LLC by A. Talbot at 429-9963
Desert Edge Montessori by A. 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 435-229-7725
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                                                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
Lark’s Nest Baking by Lark Taylor at 669-5304
Learning Time for Little Minds Preschool by MaryAnn Bryner at 313-8182
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
Maya’s Luxury Nail Salon at 435-256-5638
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
Shining Star Preschool by Trudy Carlson at 669-6461
Smarty Pants Preschool by Doree Sargent at 674-2305
Strain Landscaping by Craig Strain at 668-9150
Super Star Preschool by Debra Gourley at 656-1647
The DOG HAUS dog grooming by Leslie Stock at 928-846-1184
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
The Knitting Post (knitting/yarn store) by Barbie Williams at 435-610-1488
Uncle & Auntie’s Gift Shop Vicki Lasswell 634-9416
Vamp Body Art, LLC by Adam at 435-531-2159
Wilde Electric, Inc. by Terry Wilde at 632-7297
Yoga Etc Yoga & Acupuncture by Kathleen Dietz at 707-326-4818

  • Phone 673-6712, Fax 628-7338
  • Phone 656-4690 X 213, Fax 879-5298
  • 656-4690 X 219 & 221, Fax 879-5298
  • Phone 656-4690 X 215 & 216, Fax 879-5298
  • 652-1122 or 673-6712 X 240 & 241
  • 634-5730 (for any non-emergency call) EMERGENCY CALL: 911
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • 8:00AM—5:00PM
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