Thanks to everyone who participated and attended the dedication of the Santa Clara Veterans Memorial Monument on May 25th near the Cemetery. The volunteer committee did a great job, the new monument is beautiful and the dedication was a wonderful tribute to all veterans past and present who have called Santa Clara home. If you haven’t visited the monument yet, take a few minutes and go see it. If you know of a veteran that has not been recognized, you can still have them recognized on a paver stone, just contact the City and they can help make the arrangements.
The City Public Works Crew finished constructing a 1640’ bicycle/pedestrian trail from the Gubler Park Trail near the new Pickle Ball courts westerly to the Santa Clara/Ivins border (400 east St.). The new trail creates a safe route for walkers and bikers to access Lava Ridge Intermediate School, Gubler Park, and the Harmon’s Commercial Center from the west. Staff has applied for federal funding to continue the trail from Gubler Park east along the wash behind Harmon’s to the Lava Flow Trail connection at Pioneer Parkway. The new trail will create a continuous trail network from the Ivins Border across Santa Clara to the St. George Aquatic Center.
The new Canyon View restrooms now are open to the public. The Parks Department would like to thank Jon Graf with North Star Restoration for the building construction and our City Public Works and Power Departments for providing utility services to the building. The Public Works Department built the ADA parking area and the concrete pad between the restroom and playground. The Department’s skilled workers allow the City to provide these park amenities at a substantially reduced cost.
The Parks Department continues to work with the BLM for a land grant for a new recreational/adventure park in the South Hills. This facility will 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 sccity.org to stay informed regarding upcoming events and public hearings.
The street slurry seal project finished up in May and many streets throughout the City look much better as a result. A big thank you to all residents for their cooperation during construction and to the Public Works Department and Intermountain Slurry Seal for their efforts. The City has a pavement management plan in place to complete similar work on nearly every street throughout the City every 5-6 years. This important street maintenance can extend the pavement life and keep our streets in better condition. However, some streets have deteriorated to the point they need to be totally reconstructed costing up to ten times more. The City Council and Staff will continue to examine all options available to find the funds for those streets.
Before it gets too hot, get outside and enjoy this beautiful place we call home. While you are at it, re-member to stay safe Santa Clara.
Mayor Rick Rosenberg