Santa Clara Sun

January Issue

January 2018 Mayor’s Message

I’m glad a few of you are like me and still have your Christmas tree up. Terri and I like to extend the holiday spirit around our home as long as we can, but ready or not, 2018 is here and change is in the air. As I mentioned last month, the City has two new City Councilmen, Ben Shakespeare and Wendell Gubler, who will be sworn in on January 10th at 5:00 pm. “Welcome gentlemen”, as a famous comedian once said, “and prepare yourself for the butt-kicking you are about to receive”. Now that you’ve volunteered for public service, you too can enjoy hearing invaluable input from concerned citizens at dance recitals, ballgames, in the grocery store and especially at church. All joking aside, I want to say thanks in advance for your service and your willingness to work to keep Santa Clara a great place to live, work and raise a family. Thanks again to Ken Sizemore and Jerry Amundsen, your good work will not be forgotten.

Santa Clara and Ivins are in the process of combining fire departments and forming the new Santa Clara – Ivins Fire Department under the direction of Chief Dan Nelson. This effort will provide 24-hour fire and res-cue protection for both communities for the same cost as each City was paying for part time protection in the past. Response times have already been reduced and the feedback I have received has all been positive. The combined Fire & Rescue department will consist of 4 fire stations, 4 fire engines, 1 ladder truck, 4 ambulances, 5 wildland engines, 1 UTV rescue vehicle and 1 water tender. The department is also hiring a new paramedic. The Fire Chief has moved his office to the Ivins Center Street fire station and Charlie Peterson has accepted the Assistant Fire Chief position. A new fire engine arrived in December and is being equipped. The department supported 3 major rescues in Snow Canyon State Park during November and performed very well working with Washington County SAR team in rescuing the victims and providing advanced life support and first aid to the patients. This is good news for residents of both communities.
Café Rio Mexican Grill opened their doors in early December near the Harmon’s site and we expect tenant improvements to start at the Cappriotti’s Sandwich Shop in the same building soon. It’s great to have additional dining opportunities in the City. The new Mountain America Credit Union is also under construction across the street from Harmon’s and should be ready for business in March. It’s exciting to see the new commercial business opportunities happen in Santa Clara. They provide jobs for residents and important sales tax revenues to help pay for city services. It’s also a lot nicer now not having to drive all the way across town for my favorite sweet pork burrito.

Looking forward to this year, I promise the City will continue to do our best to keep residents and property safe while striving to maintain the quality of life and services the citizens expect in Santa Clara. If you see a problem that needs fixing, let the City know. The City really does care about you and your family’s needs. If you are interested in community service, there are always volunteer opportunities for citizens, from serving on the Planning Commission or committees involved with economic development and preserving the down-town heritage, to helping with events like Swiss Days, to joining the volunteer fire department, or helping at the Museum. Just drop me an email and I will pass it along to the appropriate person to make it happen. With the help and support from our residents, the City can make this community the best it can be in 2018.
Happy New Year Santa Clara, and remember to stay safe!

Mayor Rick Rosenberg

  • January Calendar

  • Jan 3 - City Council Work Meeting Cancelled

  • Jan 10 - City Council Regular Meeting 5 PM

  • Jan 11 - Planning Commission Meeting 5:30 PM

  • Jan 24 - City Council Regular Meeting 5:00 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: Jan 1 - New Years & Jan 15 - MLK Day

  • Princess Scholarship Pageant
    The Santa Clara Princess Scholarship Pageant will be held March 10, 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 will be held on January 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Banquet Room. The application deadline is January 24, 2018. For questions please call the City Office at 435-673-6712 EXT 201.
  • New Business: Class Act Consignments!

    Looking for a special piece of furniture? Or do you need a little help decluttering? Whether it is one piece or an entire house – we are here to help! We are very excit-ed about becoming a part of this community!

    We are a consignment store that offers like new, gently used furniture ,accessories and home decorating items. We offer free pick up for our local seniors.

    We are located in the old Frei home, right at the entrance to historic Santa Clara. Our hours of operation are: Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm.
    Phone #: 435-218-3835.

    We offer handicap parking in front of our store and we have ample parking at our main entrance located in the rear of the building.

    We are receiving new items daily, so come in often for the best selection!

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hunter Safety Education Class
    Hunter Safety Education Class will be taught by Craig Mangus on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Banquet Room—2603 Santa Clara Drive. The shooting portion of the class will be Sat. Jan. 20, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. Students will need to pre-register via email at Reg-ister early to study at your own pace.
  • 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.
  • 2018 Clean Up Dumpster Schedule
    2018 quarterly clean up dumpsters are scheduled for March 9-10, June 8-9, September 7-8, and December 7-8, 2018. There will be 3 dumpsters at the Little League Parking Lot and 1 at Town Hall. Please do not leave trash on the ground before the dumpsters arrive or after they have been 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 re-moved vegetation for mulching and will accept your discarded Christmas trees for mulching as well; their phone # is 627-4028. You can also call Republic Services to pick up your Christmas trees after the holiday.
  • 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 Cemetery Clean Up Dates
    There are three regularly scheduled cemetery clean up dates each year. They begin on the first Monday of February, May and November.
    The first 2018 cemetery clean up will begin Monday February 5, 2017. All flowers and decorations of any kind should to be removed from the cemetery before Feb. 5th. Remaining flowers and decorations will be removed and disposed of by city personnel, with the exception of fresh burials.
    The next two clean ups will begin on Monday May 7 and Monday November 5. Thank you for your help and cooperation during these clean up dates.

January Parks Department Update

The Gubler Park west parking lot has new curb and gutter installed, with asphalt pavement coming soon. The new parking area will provide easy access to the northwest corner of the park for all of you pickle ball and volleyball enthusiasts, and will provide over 150 additional parking spaces. The Parks Department, with the assistance of volunteers, will be planting trees, shrubs and landscape ground cover to beautify the west side of the park.
To celebrate the Gubler Park expansion, Santa Clara City is working with professional pickle ball player Tim Finger to host a family pickle ball tournament March16 and 17 where families can play as a team and also play other families. On March 16th, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, we will be hosting a pickle ball skills carnival with fun activities to help families learn more about the game and improve their skills. The family tournament will be held Saturday March 18th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. More details coming to the City webpage soon.
Adam Campbell constructed a 5’ by 7’ white steel arched trellis in his welding class at Snow Canyon High School for the Santa Clara Historic Cemetery. His archway creates an invitation to the peaceful seating area overlooking the Santa Clara River valley.

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
  • 8:00AM—5:00PM
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  • 8:00AM—5:00PM
  • 8 AM—1 PM

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