Santa Clara Sun

January Issue

Volume 18, Issue 1

Meet the Mayor & City Council

Open House
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Rachel Drive Fire Station
2365 Rachel Drive

Message from City Council

Happy New Year to all residents of our beautiful community! The New Year will be bringing many new and exciting additions to Santa Clara. Harmons will anchor a vibrant new commercial center at the intersection of Rachel Drive and Pioneer Parkway. Gubler Park will see the addi-tion of new Pickleball courts and other amenities. Restrooms at Canyon View Park will be reno-vated. Highway 91 at the hill leading to Ivins will be widened and improved. A Veterans Memori-al is being designed and will be installed at the Cemetery. A new City Councilman, Jarett Waite, is taking office, and we are bidding farewell to David Whitehead, who has served one four year term.

As these major events were unfolding in 2015, the Mayor and Council agreed that we should give residents an opportunity to visit with elected representatives and senior staff regarding how these activities will unfold, and to provide input and suggestions as we begin crafting the budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2016.

You can accomplish that New Year’s Resolution to become more involved in your community by participating in an open house scheduled for Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Rachel Drive Fire Station. Representatives from Harmons will be available to discuss plans for what will be developed around their anchor store. City Parks and Recreation staff will be on hand to describe recreation improvements in the works. Public Works staff will be available to describe the Highway 91 project and other improvements.

Most importantly, the Mayor and City Council will be available to address your concerns and visit about future priorities. In the past few weeks, residents have expressed concerns about approval of a limited service restaurant liquor license issued for the Granary, the installation of a four-way stop sign at Lava Flow and Arrowhead, closing Lava Cove during the installation of subdivision improvements, and evidence that water is surfacing along the base of the hill behind the Jacob Hamblin home. A common theme expressed by concerned citizens is the desire for more transparency and information prior to decisions being made.

In many cases, established ordinances and standards guide the decision making process and the opportunities for public input and comment. Please come and learn about these processes, as well as taking the opportunity to discuss your concerns with your elected officials.
We will be providing the ability to leave written comments and suggestions, as well as letting us know your top priorities for the investment of community funds as we begin crafting the budget for the budget year beginning on July 1, 2016.

Come and join us – bring those Scouts working on Citizenship in the Community and other mer-it badges. Get introduced to the new City Councilman. Let the Mayor and Council know about any concerns you have been discussing with friends and neighbors. We hope to see many of you on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Rachel Drive Fire Station.

Ken Sizemore
City Council

Inside this Issue:

  • Council’s Message

  • Princess Pageant

  • Business License Renewals

  • Hunter’s Safety Class

  • Business Highlights

  • Parks Dept Update

  • Dog License / Vac Clinic

  • Cemetery Clean Up

  • Pet Corner

Santa Clara 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 here. Participants should start thinking about the community service portion of the application.

The Opening Meeting will be held on January 19th in the Town Hall Banquet Room, and the application deadline is Feb-ruary 1, 2016.
For questions please call Brooke Ence 435-632-8642 or Lainee Frei 435-668-0742.

2016 Clean Up Dumpsters

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 Park-ing 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 in Feb.

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

2016 Cemetery Clean Up Dates

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 is scheduled to begin Monday February 1, 2016. All flowers and decorations 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 Business License Renewals

Santa Clara City business license renewals are now due and payable. Renewals must be paid by January 31, 2016 to avoid the $25 late fee. As you 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 occupations. 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.

Hunter Safety Class

Hunter Safety Education class will be taught by Craig Mangus on Thursday January 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Banquet Room—2603 Santa Clara Drive. The shooting portion of the class will be Sat. January 23, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Students will need to pre-register via email only at Register early to study at your own pace.

Sidewalk Safety Reminder

If you are still watering your lawn or other landscaped areas during the winter months please make sure sprinklers are adjusted so as not to run onto sidewalks and streets to help avoid ice forming on these surfaces and creating slipping hazards for pedestrians. Better yet, turn sprinkler systems off during these colder months and help conserve water. Thank you for your courtesy and consideration in helping to keep walk ways safe.

Storm Water Watch

As residents we can help keep our streets and gutters cleaner by keeping our trees trimmed up and back away from the curb. This allows the City street sweeper to pick up more debris which could eventually end up in our storm water system. Additionally, this makes our streets safer so vehicles don’t hit limbs hanging into the public way or swerve to miss them. Also, traffic control signs are more visible.

Washington County Landfill accepts yard trimmings and branches for their compost program at no charge.

Thanks for helping keep Santa Clara a beautiful, safe place to live. To report spills or dumping emergencies please call the Santa Clara City office at 435-673-6712 EXT 217 or the DCSWC hotline at 435-634-5730.

Parks Update

The Archie Gubler Park expansion is underway behind Lava Ridge Intermediate School. The pickle ball court concrete has been poured and the fences installed. The volleyball court and pavilion are under construction.

Please remember to turn off you lawn irrigation sys-tems during January. Lawns need very little mois-ture during the dormant season of winter. By shut-ting off your irrigation clocks, you will save money in your utility bill and keep sidewalks from becoming dangerously iced over. If you do decide to run a cycle of water on your lawn, irrigate only when temperatures are above freezing and remember to turn off the clock when completed. Let’s be water wise and hope for rain.

Volunteer Projects: Special to thanks to Christian Case for completing his Eagle Project by repairing and improving the Jacob Hamblin Trail from the Cemetery to Fort Clare, especially at the retention pond dam crossing where the trail had been dam-aged by rains.

Kyle Rogers completed his Eagle project by realigning the Jacob Hamblin Trail near the Cemetery hillside. The steep grade required several switch-backs and several new water diversions. The old segment of the trail will be partially removed due to Highway 91 construction so the new trail will ensure that the trail stays open.

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
 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 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 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

As we begin the New Year it is our hope you will have a new year filled with love and happiness. We are looking forward to a fantastic year and counting on your support as we “save them all” in 2016! FIAS is celebrating its 10th anniversary and we are planning on this being our best year yet. There will be more information to follow on special adoption events and give-a-ways throughout the year.

The “Wish for the Month” is Purina Kitten Chow, Purina Puppy Chow, Frisk-ies canned cat food, scoopable litter and volunteers. We try to prepare for the spring early and establish our supply of food for kittens and puppies. The shelter is always full during the spring months. Your support of this program is a tremendous help and enables us to provide good quality food for the homeless pets.

The 2016 Low Cost Vaccination Clinic sponsored by FIAS will be held Sat-urday, January 30, 2016 at the Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. It is by appointment only. Please use the contact phone number below to make an appointment. The vaccinations are only $16 and are good for 3 years except for Bordetella which needs to be given every year. Appointments will be accepted beginning January 4th. To begin our yearlong celebration there will be a couple of surprises at the Clinic this year.

The AmazonSmile program has been very successful for FIAS and with your help 2016 promises to be even better. Please remember to Smile for the homeless pets each time you shop on Amazon. It is a very easy way to support our efforts on behalf of the homeless pets at no additional cost to you. The information is below and if you have questions please contact us.

The Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic sponsored by FIAS will continue in 2016. The health benefits from spay/neuter are very important for your pet as well as helping to control the unwanted pet population in our area. If you have questions or would like more information on the health benefits of spay/neuter please contact FIAS using the information below.

If you have the unfortunate experience of accidently hitting an animal please contact Dispatch immediately. t is very traumatic to be involved in a situa-tion like that and getting help to the scene as soon as possible will help the animal. FIAS provides emergency medical care for all injured animals in Ivins and Santa Clara. Please remember to have an identification tag along with a Rabies tag and City license on your dogs at all times. We also en-courage having identification tags on cats as well. Owners of injured or lost animals will be contacted as soon as possible by shelter staff.

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


Ivy was a good mom to her six little kittens and now it is time for her to find a forever home. Ivy has been in the shelter a very long time and she deserves a second chance at happiness. Please open your heart and home to this good girl. vy will be your BFF. It is really hard for black animals to be adopted so please give all of the black animals in the shelter a chance at a “happily ever after tail of love and happiness’


Pebbles is a sweet girl. She is approximately 3 years old and weighs 50 pounds. Pebbles is a Pointer mix. She would like to find a forever home with an active family that likes the outdoors. Pebbles is an inside dog but would love to have a fenced yard where she can play safely. She is out of the puppy stage of her life and ready to be YOUR NEW BFF.

Annual Dog License & Vaccination Clinic

Santa Clara City will hold its annual dog license/vaccination clinic on January 23, 2016. The clinic will be at the Old Fire Station at 2775 Circle Drive; hours 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 determined by the veterinarian administering shots. The City dog tag and rabies vaccine tag are to be on a collar on your dog at all times. City ordinance requires your dogs to be licensed annually and current on their rabies vaccination. Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter will hold a vaccination clinic on Saturday, Jan. 30th, by appointment only..

Monthly Meeting Schedule

– 2ND & 4TH WEDNESDAYS @ 5:00 P.M.


– 2ND TUESDAY @ 6:00 P.M.

– 4TH TUESDAY @ 4:00 P.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 for information or if you would like to volunteer at the mu-seum or schedule a special group or family reservation.