Santa Clara Sun

June Issue

Volume 18, Issue 6

Message from Mayor Rosenberg

The summer heat is once again upon us and sprinkling systems dominate the early morning hours across the City. It’s a good time to check your irrigation system clocks and do your part to con-serve water where you can. Recently the Washington County Water Conservancy District announced the H20ath pledge campaign and secured signatures from local county commissioners and mayors in support of the water conservation initiative. The City would like to encourage the public to participate by signing the same pledge available online at

The Washington County Water Conservancy District is a not-for-profit public agency established in 1962 to manage Southern Utah’s regional water needs. The district oversees the development, stabilization, management, acquisition and conservation of water resources in Washington County in an ongoing effort to provide a safe, sustainable water supply for current and future generations. The District was the first district in the state of Utah to adopt a water conservation plan; open a desert conservation garden, Red Hills Desert Garden; eliminate traditional “take or pay” municipal water contracts and regionalize its water system to encourage conservation and one of the first counties to meet Governor Gary Herbert’s request to reduce water use 25 percent by 2025.

During the last two decades, the district and its municipal partners, including Santa Clara City, have invested millions of dollars annually into conservation initiatives. Efforts include, but are not limited to, converting 1,350,000 feet of open canals to pipelines, repairing leaking pipes, installing meters, developing two water conservation demonstration gardens, overseeing annual Water Fairs for more than 40,000 students, hosting more than 200 free community events and performing more than 2,000 free irrigation audits. The collective efforts of the district and its municipal partners have resulted in tremendous water use reductions. According to the Utah Division of Water Resources, residential water use in the Virgin River Basin is among the lowest in the state.

The City remains committed to water conservation efforts recognizing that further reductions, in addition to what has already been achieved, will be more difficult and expensive to accomplish. We need conservation-minded residents to help us achieve the next milestones and implement the practices outlined in the H2Oath. Conservation is a shared responsibility. Do your part and take the oath. Water is a precious resource in Utah, especially in Washington County.

Work is progressing on the Highway 91 Improvement Project scheduled to be completed in July. City crews also completed their spring road maintenance slurry seal projects around the City. The Parks Department is finishing the expansion of Gubler Park with the addition of six new pickleball courts. The City is also working with the BLM to apply for a land grant for a new recreational park in the South Hills to provide access to the very popular hiking and mountain biking trails in the area. This area has exploded with users coming from across the country to ride these amazing trails many of them located within the city limits. The City Council will be reviewing the General Plan for this area in the upcoming months to better address and accommodate these valuable resources and consider new opportunities for residents. Visit the City website at to stay informed regarding upcoming events and public hearings.

This is a great time of year to get outside and enjoy this beautiful place we call home. While you are at it, stay safe Santa Clara. Mayor Rick Rosenberg

2016 Swiss Days Highlights

  • Theme: “The Cowboy Way of Life”
  • Entertainment: Eric Dodge Concert-Friday Night + more great continuous entertainment throughout the event.
  • Parade: Best in the county! Great floats, school bands, family entries and more!
  • Shopping: Vendor Booths new location on grass lot across from Town Hall
  • Kids Games: Located on Santa Clara Drive; traditional kids games and fun activities and attractions for older youth! Flipper Shoot for the young at heart!
  • Pioneer Hands-On Activities for children—Mayor’s Walk—Swiss Miss/Mister Presentation
  • History Displays—Silent Auction in the Town Hall Banquet Room
  • Community Dinner Thursday night—Community Breakfast Sat. morning—Food Vendors on Heights Drive and SE corner of Town Hall grounds. Plan to join in the fun September 22-24, 2016!

Swiss Days 2016

Swiss Days is Sept. 22-24 and we hope all our residents will plan to participate by either attending, volunteering or taking part in a specific event.

Event forms and applications are available on the city website at or at the Town Hall office including Arts, Crafts and Food Vendor Application, Parade Application, 5K Fun Run Application, Swiss Miss/Mister registration, Pie Baking Contest entry, and Sponsorship opportunities.

Cut out cows are available for purchase and a fun way to represent your family or business during September. Join the herd this year!

There are lots of ways to take part in this fun, family event. We hope you will save the dates and join the festivities Sept 22-24th!

Backyard & Pool Safety Tips

The building department would like to remind residents of the importance of backyard and pool safety. Make sure gates in the barrier fence around your pool are self-closing, self-latching and not accessible to small children. Other gates should be padlocked. Install a pool alarm, and an ap-proved safety cover on pools, spas, or hot tubs. Check for warning signs of an unsafe deck and make sure repairs are made.
Barbeque grills should be away from siding, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Do not use grills in a garage, porch or enclosed area. Keep chil-dren away from grills when in use and never leave the grill unattended.
Please see the enclosed flyer for more detailed summer safety tips regarding backyard and pool safety. Have a fun and safe summer!

June Clean up Dumpsters

Clean up dumpsters are scheduled for June 3-4, 2016. 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 dumpsters arrive or after they have been removed. These dumpsters are not for disposal of paint, pesticides, other chemical waste, batteries, tires, appliances, furniture or construction site waste. For large, bulky items please call Republic Services at 628-2821 to schedule pick up. The St. George Reuse Center will accept tree limbs or other removed shrubs and vegetation for mulching; they are located at 575 E Brigham Rd and their phone # is 627-4028. If you do not have a BluCan, recycling binnies are still available at Canyon View and Gubler Parks and on Lava Flow Drive south of Santa Clara Drive. Thank you for your efforts to keep Santa Clara clean and beautiful!

Days of 47 Dixie Celebration

Days of 47 Dixie organizers cordially invites any and all to join in their expanded celebration on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at the Washington City Veteran’s and Nisson parks.
The Days of Dixie 47 special event this year is the Osmond Family program. It will be free to the public, held on Friday and Saturday nights, July 22nd and July 23rd. For details check the event website at

WCWCD Free Water Checks

Free water system checks are available by the Washington County Water Conservancy District. The program runs be-tween May 15—Sep 30th. The water check gives you a customized irrigation schedule, identifies your soil type, and suggests ways to efficiently water your landscape. The pro-gram helps you to have an attractive landscape while saving water, which is good for our water supply and for your water bill! To request a free water check call 673-6317. Visit the WCWCD website for more information on water conservation programs, rebates and other helpful information. Their website is

Parks Update

Santa Clara is a truly great place to live and work because service to the Community and selflessness is a way of life. During the Month of April and May hundreds of friends and neighbors of all ages combined their efforts to improve our great City.

Special thanks to the volunteers from the Santa Clara Heights Utah Stake for making the Santa Clara City Arbor Day 2016 a great success. Volunteers completed the tree lined streets project on Canyon View drive and landscaped the non-turf areas on three sides of the Gubler Park expansion. Volunteers planted trees and plants, installed irrigation, and placed ground cover at both locations. An estimated 200 volunteers participated in the projects despite the high winds. Their efforts will be enjoyed by Santa visitors for many years.

Santa Clara City would like to thank Susannah Nilsson for creating Santa Clara Earth Day in conjunction with Arbor Day at the Santa Clara Arboretum. Festivities included a falconer and botany tours. Please go to the following link for St. George news coverage of the event.
Joel Purser completed his Eagle Scout project by installing a yellow safety cap rail on the top of the outfield fences at Little League and Spence Gunn Fields. The fence safety cap will help prevent accidents for players during baseball games and practices.

Drew Higley completed his Eagle Scout project by constructing and painting 2 tennis court practice backboards at Canyon View Park. Drew raised the funds to purchase all materials and provided excellent construction and finish work.

Snow Canyon High School Students Josh Wilde and Alexa Anderson painted the Lava Flow Trail Tunnel to eliminate graffiti. Jackson McKenna, John Bottoms, Josh Wilde, and Alexa Anderson improved Gubler Park Landscape by spreading 20 yards of new wood chip on the landscape are-as near the playground and parking lot.

Regretfully, there isn’t enough space to list everyone that gives service to the City such as Little League Coaches and Directors, Museum Volunteers, Firemen, Planning Commission, and so many more. But please be certain that our City appreciates everyone’s service. Without a doubt, these self-less volunteers make Santa Clara a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

Local Business Highlights

We would like to spotlight the Santa Clara businesses located at the east entrance of town. They provide many services including 2 great gas station/convenience stores, a car wash, several food establishments, the most famous cookies in southern Utah, dental care, eye care, pharmacy services, fitness center, health and wellness services, auto repair, auto sales, small engine repair, insurance needs, banking, preschool, clothing & accessories boutique and more. We encourage you to visit and get to know these businesses and support them all in order to help these local businesses continue to grow and thrive.

Some of these businesses have been in town for many years thanks to your support and some are new to town and would love your support too. They are all working hard to provide unique and varied goods, services, and eateries so that we can shop at home more often. Shopping and spending locally generates local sales tax revenue which in turn helps support functions of the city that effect all of us.

Watch for specific business spotlights in upcoming newsletters, in the meantime we encourage you to shop and dine right here at home!

 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 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

More exciting news to celebrate in our 10th year of serving the homeless pets; FIAS has a new partner. Red Mountain Resort & Spa is carrying a new line of active wear, Binka. Jessica O’doski, Designer & CEO of Binka is an animal lover and will donate 10% of each order placed by Red Mountain to FIAS. We appreciate Tracey Welsh, Red Mountain Resort General Manager, for her continued support of FIAS and we are looking forward to this endeavor to be very helpful in our fundraising efforts. Please stop by and check out the active wear and remember each purchase will help the homeless pets in the Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. FIAS has already received our first check.

The winners of the FIAS Adopt a Pet Drawing in April are Mika Peterson who adopted Duke and Kyra Baril who adopted Bryan. Congratulations to our winners and thank you for adopting a homeless pet from our shelter. We know Duke and Bryan will bring much joy and happiness to your homes. FIAS hopes everyone enjoys the prize bags. A special thank you to McKenzie Hansen for donating a free dog grooming and Brian Plait owner of Hungry Howie’s for donating free pizza coupons. FIAS provided the new pet supplies.

Our “Wish for the Month” is Purina Kitten/Cat Chow, Purina Puppy Chow and scoopable litter. We continue to have a full shelter and your support of the “Wish for the Month” program helps FIAS to provide quality food and maintain a regular diet for the homeless pets. This program was suggested to FIAS by a caring Ivins resident a long time ago and it has proved to be so helpful through the years. Thank you Sarah Atkin for caring!
June will feature a Best Friends National Feline Adoption Promotion in part-nership with FIAS. All kittens and cats in the shelter will have a reduced adoption fee of only $10! Father’s Day is a special event for all of the “Dads, Grandpas, Brothers, Uncles, Cousins and Special Friends”, so please give a gift of love by adopting a kitten or cat from the Ivins Animal Shelter for that special person in your life. Your gift will not only bring joy and love, you will also provide a second chance to a very deserving kitten or cat.

Another reminder to be cautious during this hot season. Your pets are counting on you to provide for their needs so they do not develop life-threating symptoms from the heat. It only takes a few minutes for a pet to suffer in extreme temperature.

Please remember the homeless pets as you do your summer shopping. Don’t forget to Smile for FIAS. The information for AmazonSmile is below.
FIAS still has appointments available for the FIAS Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. Our veterinarian will not spay/neuter pets less than six months of age. Please email FIAS for more information.

CONTACT INFORMATION: FIAS 435-673-1718 or Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter Facebook &

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


Freckles is a handsome orange Tabby, approximately 4 years old and weighs 7 pounds. Freckles has a sweet personality and enjoys life. He would be a great family member or BFF for a single person. Sometimes older cats are overlooked in the shelter but they make great pets. Freckles is waiting on YOU to rescue him from the shelter. For more information or to make arrangements to meet Freckles call Aggie at 435-669-7043 or Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter at 435-673-1718.


Abby was adopted from the Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center and is back because her family could not keep her. It was not Abby’s fault. She is a beautiful Calico and is only a year old. Abby is a small cat with a very sweet personality. Abby is good with kids and loves to play. She would make a great addition to YOUR family. Please open your heart and home and give Abby her new forever home today. Call Aggie at 435-669-7043 or Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter at 435-673-1718 for more information or to make arrangements to meet Abby and her friends at the shelter.

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.