January 2019 Mayor’s Message
- 2019 CEMETERY CLEAN UP DATESThere are three regularly scheduled cemetery clean up dates each year. They begin on the first Monday of February, May and November.
The cemetery winter clean up will begin on Monday February 4, 2019. All flowers and decorations of any kind should be removed from the cemetery before Feb. 4th. Remaining flowers and decorations will be removed and disposed of with the exception of new burials. Flowers and decorations can be returned to the cemetery on Friday February 8, 2019.
- CRACK SEALINGThe Public Works Department will be crack sealing city streets for 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 side-walks 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.
- FIVE COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS SENIOR CORPS PROGRAMThe Senior Companion and Foster Grandparents are looking for a few great people to serve in their community and earn $200 per month. Senior Companions help homebound individuals with essential errands such as shopping and medical appointments.
Foster Grandparents serve in the local schools helping children who may be struggling with their school work. They are mentors, tutors and friends to these children.
To qualify for these programs you must be over 55 years old, be willing to serve a minimum of 15 hours per week, meet income eligibility requirements (make less than $2000 a month for a single per-son) and pass a background check.
Call Joni today at 435-673-3548! Senior Corps Program
Five County Association of Governments
- JANUARY 2019 STORMWATER WATCHSubstances illegally dumped on streets, into the storm drain system, and into creeks, washes and vacant lots may include leaves, grass clippings, pet waste and sediment. All of these things can cause storm water and receiving water quality problems, as well as clog the storm drain system.
With the leaves starting to fall we would like to remind everyone that leaves and yard debris should not be blown or raked into gutters and streets. Santa Clara Citizens do a fantastic job in keeping our City a beautiful place to live.
If you do encounter suspicious activities or suspected violations please call (435)-673-6712 the main City phone number and after hours number. Or the Dixie Clean Storm Water Coalition HOT LINE at (435) 634-5730. In most cases an investigator will respond visit the problem site.
- BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWALS2019 business license renewals were sent out in December are due by Jan 31. Make sure your state registration and any state issued licenses are current and that you provide that information with your renewal. Daycare, preschools and commercial businesses must be current on Fire Safety inspections. To schedule a fire safety inspection please call 435-668-9082. For licensing questions please call 435-673-6712 EXT 201.
- H.E.A.T. PROGRAMThe 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. 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. Geo., UT 84770.
- 2019 DOG LICENSE AND VACCINTION CLINICSanta Clara City will hold the annual dog license/vaccination clinic on Saturday February 2, 2019. The clinic will be held at the Circle Drive Fire Station as in the past. Clinic hours will be 8:30am—12:00pm. License fees are $10-$22 depending on how many dogs you have and whether your pet is spayed or neutered. Vaccination fees are determined by the veterinarian administering the vaccines.
The city dog tag and rabies tag should be on a collar worn on your dog at all times. City ordinance requires your dogs to be licensed annually and current on their rabies vaccination. This is important for the health of your dog, as well as the people and other animals your dog interacts with. 2019 City Dog Tags are available at the Town Hall office now if you would like to license your pet before the clinic—just be sure to bring in your dogs current rabies vaccination certificate.
- Santa Clara-Ivins Fire & Rescue—Emergency Fire PlanIn case of a home fire follow these steps to craft an exit strategy that gets your family out of the house as safely and quickly as possible.
1. Walk through your home together and identify all windows and doors. Find at least two exits in each room.
2. Store a collapsible escape ladder near a window in each up-stairs room. Every family member should regularly practice set-ting up the ladder from a first-floor window to ensure he or she can do it.
3. Make sure all doors and windows can be opened easily, and all adults know how to operate the emergency release devices on window guards in upstairs rooms.
4. Draw a floor plan of your home, marking all doors, windows, and stairwells. Use the diagram to show your children how to escape in case you aren’t able to help them.
5. Establish an outside meeting place, such as the mailbox, a light pole, or a neighbor’s porch.
6. If your family lives in an apartment or multi-unit building, re-view the building’s evacuation plan. Teach your children always to take the stairs if there’s a fire.
7. Demonstrate how to stay low to the ground (by rolling or ar-my crawling) when moving through smoke.
8. Make sure your kids know never to re-enter a room or the house to find a person or a pet.
Santa Clara Fire & Rescue: 435-674-1083
- 2019 QUARTERLY CLEAN UP DUMPSTER SCHEDULEThe following dates have been scheduled for the 2019 quarterly clean up dumpsters: March 15-16, June 7-8, September 20-21, and December 13-14. As in the past there will be 3 dumpsters at the Little League Parking Lot and 1 at Town Hall during these clean up weekends. There will be reminder notices in the March, June, Sept. and Dec. newsletters.
- NEW CROSSWALK FOR ARROWHEAD ELEMENTARYThe Arrowhead Elementary Community Council would like to make residents and drivers aware of the new crosswalk located on Malaga Ave. Please approach school crosswalks cautiously and make eye contact with children waiting to cross so they know that they can cross safely. There will not be a crossing guard posted at this cross walk so it is important to be aware of the new cross walk. Always be extra cautious in school zones and at crosswalks in and near our school zones and in residential areas!
- HUNTER SAFETY EDUCATION CLASSHunter Safety Education Class will be taught by Craig Mangus on Thursday January 10, 2019 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. 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Students will need to pre-register via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register early to study at your own pace.
- JANUARY PARKS DEPT UPDATEPlease bring your family and friends to play on the new play-ground at the Santa Clara Canyon View Park located at 1400 Canyon View Drive. The playground was purchase with RAP Tax revenue.
The City wishes to thank the DSU Principles of Biology Class for landscaping work at Gubler Park on December 1. They installed landscape ground cover at the ball field parking lot sidewalk entrances at the east and west parking lots.
- CLASSES ON SWISS PAPERCUTTINGwill be offered free of charge to your group during December and January by appointment please call Susie at 435-678-7285.