Santa Clara City

May 2021 Newsletter

Blue Stakes of Utah

Please call Blue Stakes at least 48 hours before you begin any major digging project. This will allow time for all utility companies to be notified to come locate and mark the utility lines on your property before digging begins. Be safe, call Blue Stakes first at 1-800-662-4111.

Building Safety Month

May is international Building Safety Month. It is important to our City to adopt modern, regularly-updated building codes, and help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. Santa Clara City is committed to recognizing that our growth and strength depends on the safety and economic value of the homes, buildings and infrastructure that serve our citizens.

Spring 2021 Burn Season

The Spring Burn Window remains open through May 30, 2021. Always call Burn Control at 435-627-4949 the day you plan to burn.  Burn days depend on weather conditions & clearing index must be above 500. Fires must be attended to until completely extinguished and maintain 25’ distance away from buildings and other combustible material. Burning garbage or trash is prohibited. Make sure you have a hose or other extinguishing equipment at the burn site. Burning is only allowed during daylight hours. Please help keep burn season safe. If you have further questions, please call 435-627-4150.

Burn Permit Information: https://washingtoncity.org/burn/permits.php

Election Information

The Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. A Primary Election (if necessary) will be held on Tuesday August 10, 2021.

Vacancies in office to be filled are as follows:
Mayor At-Large                           Four-Year Term
Council member At-Large           Four-Year Term
Council member At-Large           Four-Year Term
For more information regarding the 2021 Election, please visit: https://sccity.org/government/elections/

Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center

Low-Cost Microchip Clinic for Dogs & Cats

Saturday May 15, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center 474 N. 200 W.

No appointment need.

$25.00 – Includes Microchip & Lifetime Registration

If you have questions please call Lois Hewitt at (435) 414-4802

H.E.A.T. 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 call 435-652-9643 to schedule an appointment. H.E.A.T. office location: 1664 S Dixie Dr. Unit L-104 St. Geo. UT 84770, in Dixie Commons.

Program Information: https://fivecountyheat.org/

June Clean Up Dumpsters

June clean up dumpsters will be available June 4-5, 2021 for quarterly residential clean up; there will be 3 dumpsters at Little League Parking Lot and one at the Town Hall west side parking lot. Please do not leave trash on the ground before the dumpsters arrive or after they are full or have been removed. If you have large items that need disposed of like furniture and appliances, please call Republic Services to schedule a special bulky item pickup; their # is 628-2821. Please remember the dumpsters are not for disposal of hazardous waste or chemicals, pesticides, paint, batteries, tires, or construction site waste.

Swiss Days September 23-25, 2021

Santa Clara Swiss Days is scheduled for September 23-25, 2021. After having to cancel the event last year due to COVID-19, we are planning for a full schedule of events in 2021!  We are looking forward to an extra special Swiss Days event this year and hope you will save the dates and plan to join us once again for this annual home-town celebration!

Vendor Booth Application: https://sccity.org/swiss-days/vendors/

Swiss Days 5K Online Registration: https://sccity.org/swiss-days/5k/

Sponsor Information: https://sccity.org/swiss-days/sponsor/

WCWCD Free Water Checks

The Washington County Water Conservancy District offers free water system checks between May15-Sept 30. The water check gives you a customized irrigation schedule, identifies soil type and suggests ways to efficiently water your landscape, often resulting in an average of 30% water savings. The program helps you to have an attractive landscape while conserving water. To request a free water check appointment, call 435-673-3617 or visit https://www.wcwcd.org/conservation/programs/.

Water Conservation

The last time we have had considerable amount of rain within our City was on April 27, 2021. It is looking like the State of Utah will be in the mist of a major drought this summer.  The lack of snow fall this winter in higher elevations was very minimal compared to years past.  This last month our rivers and streams should have been flowing at peak runoff, no considerable amount of change was observed.  The Governor placed watering limitation on State owned facilities and has requested local municipalities to adopt stricter requirements to address the water shortage. Currently, Santa Clara City is also looking at several options to reduce water usage and continue to maintain our beautiful City.

There are several things an individual homeowner can do to reduce wasting precious water.  One of the biggest contributing factors is not properly adjusting your automatic sprinkling systems.  Many of our automatic sprinkler systems are scheduled to water during early hour of the morning, while we are still asleep. On the day your sprinklers have run, please take a moment to inspect your property/yard area for pools of water or signs of over spraying and make the corrections needed. You can also check for properly watering areas by manually cycling through your system to see if adjustments are needed. This is just one of the small things each of us can do to conserve water.

On April 28, 2021, Santa Clara City Council adopted Time-of-Day Watering Parameters. Sprinkler irrigation of all lawns and landscapes using potable (treated) water is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Secondary (untreated or reclaimed wastewater) water systems have limited capacity and are therefore exempt from this ordinance. Facilities irrigated with secondary water systems include public amenities (parks, golf courses, schools, cemeteries) and some residential neighborhoods. Using secondary water for irrigation extends our water resources and saves residents millions of dollars in annual treatment costs.

Additional information on conserving water from the Washington County Water Conservancy District: https://www.wcwcd.org/conservation/landscapes/watering-guide/

Public Meetings 2021

City Council
Regularly scheduled City Council meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Planning Commission
Regularly scheduled Planning Commission meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Technical Review Committee
Regularly scheduled Technical Review Committee meetings are held every Thursday at 8:30 a.m.