Santa Clara Sun

March Issue

Volume 18, Issue 3

Message from Mayor Rosenberg

You might have noticed a $0.25 increase in the monthly charge for solid waste (garbage) services on your utility bill last month. Please note that increase has been credited back to you this month. The Washington County Solid Waste District decided to postpone a scheduled fee increase that was set to start on January 1, 2016. The City collected the fee as required by our agreement, then was notified by the district about their decision to postpone it. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused residents, and kudos to the solid waste district for being prudent enough with their expenses to be financially able to delay the fee increase, at least for now.

The Gubler Park expansion project is progressing. The pavilion, pickle ball courts, court shade canopies, and volleyball court are nearly complete. The metal building for restrooms and storage is on site and Rin-con Builders has started construction of the footings. The City Power Department installed pickle ball court lighting, the pavilion, and the shade structures. The City Public Works poured the concrete footings for the pavilion and shade canopies and all the sidewalks around the courts. The City Parks Department is cur-rently installing the irrigation system. The wash crossing bridge will be completed and the temporary cross-ing will be removed when the restroom construction is complete. The expansion should be open on or before April 1st.

Work has commenced on the Highway 91 improvements west of the Jacob Hamblin Home and construc-tion is causing some traffic delays. Please be patient with the construction process and use an alternate route whenever possible. The project contractor, Sunroc, is working to manage the road closures, but the project requires construction detours and delays in order to construct the road improvements. The finished product will include widened asphalt lanes, turning lanes, dedicated bicycle lanes, curb & gutter, sidewalk, street lighting and trail improvements. The project resolves some serious safety concerns and will benefit residents for many years to come. Let’s all do our part to keep the construction zone safe for the workers and users during this process.

The Planning Commission heard public comment regarding proposed development of the SITLA (School & Institutional Trust Lands Administration) property on the corner of Lava Flow Drive and Santa Clara Drive on February 9th. Thank you to Kyle Paisley from SITLA who presented information regarding devel-opment options for the parcel and all the residents who participated in the discussion. This 10 acre parcel near the entrance to the City is important to all residents of the City and any proposed development of the parcel will be carefully reviewed by the City. The parcel is also important to SITLA. Proceeds from devel-opment benefit the students of Utah State University which in turn benefits all of us – Go Aggies! Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

The Santa Clara City Council is currently working with the staff to prepare the proposed City Budget for FY 2016-17. With the opening of the Harmon’s Store on February 24th, and the anticipated increase in sales tax revenues, this budget process is anticipated to be a little less stressful than in previous years. Remem-ber to support our local merchants, doing so helps the City maintain the quality of services offered to our residents and helps keep property tax increases in check. Until next month, stay safe Santa Clara.

Mayor Rick Rosenberg

Inside this Issue:

  • Mayor’s Message

  • Princess Pageant

  • Harmons Store Open

  • Crack Sealing

  • Clean Up Dumpsters

  • Parks Dept Update

  • Spring Burn Window

  • School Registration

  • Business Highlights

  • Pet Corner

  • Easter Egg Hunt

2016 Santa Clara Princess Pageant

The Santa Clara City Princess Pageant will take place on Saturday March 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Snow Canyon High School. This years pageant theme is “Shining Bright”. The community is invited to attend the pageant and support the contestants as they shine bright on this special night showcasing the time, talent and effort they have put into the pageant program.

Special thanks to the parents, families and friends who support the contestants and extra special thanks to pageant directors Lainee Frei and Brooke Ence for their time and efforts to make the pageant a great experience for the contestants and a great evening for those attending the pageant.

We hope you will come support these wonderful young women on this special evening as Santa Clara’s new royalty is selected. There is a small admission fee that goes towards helping the girls with expenses and attending various events where they will serve as representatives of Santa Clara City.

BluCan Recycling Reminder

The Washington County Solid Waste BluCan Curbside Recycling Program began Monday February 1, 2016. Thereafter, your BluCan collection is every other Monday. Republic Services does your regular garbage can collection and Dixie Waste does the BluCan collection, so although they are both picked up on Monday it will likely be at different times of the day. Both regular and recycling cans should be set out by 6:00 AM. See the enclosed flyer for more recy-cling information, including what can and cannot go in to your Blu-Can. See the back of the flyer for a calendar of Santa Clara’s BluCan collections dates for 2016. For other recycling information please call the Washington County Solid Waste District at 673-2813 or you can learn more at

Harmons Now Open

Santa Clara’s new Harmons Neighborhood Grocery Store celebrated its grand opening on February 24th. We hope you have had a chance to visit and shop at this beautiful new store by now or plan to visit soon. Harmons is a great addition to our city offering all your grocery needs along with many specialty products and services from their artisan bakery, abundant deli and cheese island, chef prepared foods, bulk foods and even a cooking school to enhance your culinary skills. Harmons is located at the corner of Pioneer Parkway and Rachel Drive (3520 Pioneer Parkway), the store phone # is 435-773-6200. We hope you will support this wonderful new store right here at home!

Crack Sealing Streets

The Public Works Department will be crack sealing city streets the next couple of months. To be effective it is necessary to blow debris away from the street before the crack sealing process is started. At the end of the work day the crew will come back and clean the debris away from the sidewalks 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 during these street repairs.

March Dumpster Cleanup

Spring clean up dumpsters have been scheduled for March 11-12, 2016. There will be 3 dumpsters at the Little League parking lot and 1 dumpster 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, furniture, appliances or construction site waste. For large or bulky items please call Republic Ser-vices to schedule pick up—their phone # is 628-2821. For disposal of hazardous materials like paint, pesticides or other chemicals call Washington County Landfill at 674-7623. The St. George Reuse Center accepts leaves, branches and other removed vegetation for mulching. They are located at 575 E. Brigham Rd and phone # is 627-4028.

If you do not have BluCan recycling there are yellow recycling binnies at the Gubler & Canyon View Parks and on La-va Flow Drive just south of Santa Clara Drive.

WCSW Hazardous Waste Collection Day

The Washington County Solid Waste District will hold a Household Hazardous Waste collection day at the County Landfill on April 30, 2016 from 8 am-1 pm. There is no cost to County residents dropping off household hazardous waste materials to the landfill on that collection day. (Please call about commercial charges; 673-2813). Materials accepted include aerosol cans, car batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, fuel, herbicides, pesticides, paint and paint supplies, medical waste, oil, and pro-pane. The Washington County Landfill is located at 330 North Landfill Road in Washington, UT. If you would like to be on an email list to be notified of the collection date please send an email to This is a great opportunity to clean out and get rid of those leftover, expired and no longer used chemical products at your home.

Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday March 26, 2016 on the Spence Gunn Field at Can-yon View Park (1400 Canyon View Drive). The Easter Egg Hunt starts a 9:00 AM and is for children up to 8 years of age—the children will be divided into age groups. This is a fun spring tradition for your children to participate in so plan to bring your kids to the park for lots of fun, candy and special prizes!

Spring Burn Window

The 2016 Spring Burn Window is scheduled for March 1– May 30. You must call Burn Control at 627-4949 the day you plan to burn. There is also a link for Burn Control on our City website at Click on the Public Safety drop down bar and select Fire Department and then Burn Window, then you will see the link for a Burn Permit. Other burn season infor-mation can be found on this page. Permission to burn will de-pend on weather conditions and the clearing index. Fires must be attended until completely extinguished. Make sure you have a hose or other extinguishing equipment with you at the burn site. All burning must take place during daylight hours.

Lava Ridge Intermediate Registration

If you have a student that is currently not attending school in the Washington County School District and you plan to have a 6th or 7th grader attend Lava Ridge Intermediate School, please stop by the school office and pick up a registration packet. For questions please call the school at 435-652-4742 or stop by the school at 2425 Rachel Drive, Santa Clara, UT.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for Santa Clara and Arrowhead Elementary Schools will be held Wednesday March 30 and Wednesday April 6 from 9-11 AM and 1-3 PM both days. You will need to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. You can bring your child with you if you would like. Chinese dual immersion classes are offered at both schools. For further information call Santa Clara Elementary at 628-2624 and Arrowhead Elementary at 674-2027.

Parks Update

The Gubler Park expansion project is moving along nicely. The pavilion, pickle ball courts, court shade canopies, and volley-ball court are 80 percent complete and restroom construction has begun. We are currently installing landscape irrigation. We are on schedule to have the new park open on or before April 1 with fingers crossed. The Parks Department wishes to thank the Power and Public Works Departments for their much appreciated contribution to the construction of the park.

The new Highway 91 construction project will connect Santa Clara Heights with downtown Santa Clara through the addition of new bike lanes and a paved pedestrian trail from the Jacob Hamblin Home to the Ivins City border. In addition, trees will be planted along both sides of the road from the Jacob Ham-blin Home to the Fort Clare Historic Monument. Please visit us on Facebook at

The Santa Clara City Council approved the Santa Clara Historic Cemetery as the future location for the new Santa Clara Veteran’s Tribute. The site will create a beautiful and personal place to honor past, current, and future Santa Clara residents that have served in the United States Military. If you would like to help with this tribute, you can make a monetary donation at the Santa Clara Town Hall located 2603 Santa Clara Drive. If you would like to serve on the Veteran’s Tribute Committee, please contact Brad Hays at 435-656-4690 ext. 221 or by email at .
Save the date: ARBOR DAY events are being planned for April 23. Details will be provided in the April newsletter.

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
 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

The FIAS Board would like to begin on a personal note this month. Since last October 2015 and before, family illness and other issues have made life very difficult and stressful. We have pulled together and attempted to keep things going. As spring arrives things are much better and we are getting back in the swing of things. Your support during this difficult time has helped save the animals and kept the Board going. THANK YOU! Please watch for our Face-book posts; our homeless pets are listed on The Spectrum website, Inde-pendent Website and because they are counting on YOU to rescue them.

Our “Wish for the Month” is Purina Kitten Chow (yellow bag), Purina Puppy Chow and scoopable litter. We are preparing for a busy spring at the shelter with unwanted kittens and puppies. Remember FIAS has a Low Cost Spay/Neuter Voucher Program” to assist our residents. Spay/neuter not only elimi-nates unwanted kittens and puppies, it is a health benefit for your pets. For more information please call FIAS at the number below.

Many of you have asked about the Pound Puppy & Kitty Gala and mentioned you missed it last year. We will be planning a very festive event to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The date will be in the fall with more information to fol-low in the coming months.

The shelter is full! We have many large, older dogs who deserve a second chance at a happily ever after tale of love and happiness. Please consider opening your heart and home to one of our very special pets in March. ADOPTION FEES FOR MARCH WILL BE ONLY $25 FOR DOGS AND $12 FOR CATS. March is a great time to save a homeless pet and get a new “BFF”.

AmazonSmile is fantastic. Please remember to “Smile for Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter” every time you shop on Amazon. The homeless pets benefit is no additional cost to you. We appreciate receiving those quarterly checks.

If you need assistance with any pet problems please contact us. FIAS is available to assist you with questions or problems. We do not always have an answer and in that case we will find someone who is knowledgeable to assist you. Please remember chocolate is very harmful to pets and with Easter approaching be sure to keep Easter baskets away from your pets.

Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter Facebook or

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

Maggie & Gilly

Together, Maggie & Gilly have travelled a journey of loyalty and love. In October, they were seen emerging from the Vir-gin River together when the river was high and muddy with flood waters. Hungry, tired, and wary, they regained their health and vitality during a 2-month stay with Zion Animal Lovers at the Springdale Shelter. In December, they were transferred to the Ivins Shelter for a better chance at adoption and opportunities to socialize.

Newly adopted in January, they became separated from their owner at Gun-lock Reservoir and were missing for 5 long days and 4 very cold nights. Gilly was rescued from a sliver of rock at the edge of the reservoir where she had become trapped. Somehow, she had managed to climb upon her perch after falling through thin ice. Unwilling to leave her, Maggie remained as near to Gilly as possible on another slab of rock outside of Gilly’s view. Alone, but together, they endured.

Maggie and Gilly need a home with a yard and a good fence where they can play and feel secure. They are not high maintenance dogs, but need to be given time to form a bond with their owner. They have been through more than we will ever know, but one thing is certain: they have survived against the odds, and everyone who comes into contact with them gains a deeper understanding of a very sweet and pure love.

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.