AUGUST 2021 NEWSLETTER

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Tue 28

EDC Meeting

September 28 @ 5:00 pm MST
Thu 30

TRC Meeting

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am MDT
Mon 04

BluCan Pickup

October 4
Wed 06

City Council Work Meeting

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT
Thu 07

TRC Meeting

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am MDT

Election Information

2021 General Election & Candidates

Santa Clara City will NOT hold a Primary Election on August 10, 2021. Visit our website to learn more about the individuals that have met the qualifications to be candidates in the Santa Clara Municipal General Election on November 2, 2021.

Free Resident Swim Day

Sand Hollow Aquatic Center (SHAC)

Cool off from the summer heat and head to the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center for a free Santa Clara resident swim day on August 10, 2021. Open swim is from 1:00 – 5:00 and 6:30 – 9:00 PM.  The SHAC is located at 1144 North 2400 West in St. George. For more information please contact 435-627-4585.

Free Water Checks

The WCWCD offers free water system checks between May 15-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.

Summer Water Conservation

Did you know that, typically, the largest water user at most homes is the landscaping? To maximize your outdoor watering, gradually increase your watering days up to 5 days a week in summer. Use the cycle and soak method of sprinkler watering on lawns allowing water to soak deep into the soil creating healthy roots and eliminating runoff.

● Run 3 cycles per watering day

● 1 hour between each cycle

● 4 minutes for a fixed spray or 8 minutes for a rotating spray

● Monitor and adjust as needed

For plants, trees and shrubs, set drip irrigation systems slow and low to water directly at the root systems using a low pressure for a longer period of time. Typically, low-flow emitters deliver bead-like droplets (1-4 gallons per hour) and high-flow emitters deliver a steady, light stream of water (up to 20 gallons per hour).

Water based on your drip emitter’s rate of flow:

● High flow (up to 20 gallons per hour): 12 minutes

● Low flow (up to 4 gallons per hour): 30 minutes

● Low flow (up to 2 gallons per hour): 60 minutes

● Low flow (up to 1 gallon per hour): 90 minutes

Because every landscape and irrigation system is different, you may need to adjust this schedule. Variables such as soil, weather, flow rate, and plant type will affect irrigation needs. And, remember, no landscape watering between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thank you for doing your part to help us save water. Visit www.wcwcd.org to learn more.

Southern Utah Adopt a Waterway

The City of Saint George has created and requested assistance in a new program called “Southern Utah Adopt A Waterway”. The program is targeting our local water ways with combined effort including citizens, volunteer groups and municipalities. The goal is to enhances our local river system by smaller organized/sponsored clean-up efforts. It is very similar to the State’s “Adopt a Highway” Program. Santa Clara City has joined the above program to enhance and beautify the Santa Clara River/Tuacahn Wash areas within our city limits. We are looking for volunteer groups to adopt a section of river within our City. For further information on the “Southern Utah Adopt A Waterway” Program: https://www.sgcity.org/adoptawaterway/

Santa Clara City Adopt a Waterway Coordinator

Kristelle Hill

435-656-4690 Ext. 213

khill@sccity.org

Code Enforcement

Short-term rentals are becoming more popular nowadays. Short term rentals are rental units that are rented for nightly occupants up to 29 days of rental. It is not a long-term rental type of situation. Yes, a property owner can have a short-term rental, but there are specific areas zoned within Santa Clara City that allows short-term rental. You also need to have a Santa Clara City business license and a local property management company. Check with the City prior to purchasing a home for such use to make sure it is in the allowed zone.

Code 17.20.260

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.

H.E.A.T. Program

The 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. George UT 84770, in Dixie Commons.

Swiss Days

September 23 – 25, 2021

Santa Clara Swiss Days is scheduled for September 23-25 and we are excited to let you know we are planning for a full schedule of events for the 2021 celebration. You can find event information on the Swiss Days link on the city website at www.sccity.org. Parade, 5K Run/Walk, and Swiss Miss & Mister applications are available and open on the website. 5K registration is also available at the Town Hall office. Sponsor information is posted on the Swiss Days link as well; if you are interested in being a Swiss Days Sponsor, please contact the city at 673-6712 EXT 201. We have many sponsorship opportunities available that would be of value in promoting your business, including options giving exposure to your business for the entire month of September, as well as the weekend of Swiss Days. The ever popular, and unique Swiss Days cows are also available now for purchase at the Town Hall office. Get your cow early to paint and decorate to represent your business or family—the cows can be placed on Santa Clara Drive during the entire month of September. Swiss Days events kick off on Thursday evening, September 23, at Town Hall with the Community Dinner and Entertainment beginning at 5:00 pm and Opening Ceremony at 7:00 pm. Then on Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25, Swiss Days opens at Town Hall with a full schedule of events, including merchandise and food vendors, activity tent with games, races, Maypole Braiding, Magic Show and more, continuous entertainment under the big tent, inflatable attractions on the drive in front of Town Hall, History Museum open, 3 point shooting contest, Swiss Miss/Mister introductions, free Friday night concert featuring the fun sounds of “Music City Groove”, 5K Run/Walk, Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Bingo, Puppet show, Santa Clara Royalty Meet and Greet and more! Children’s Hands-On Pioneer Activities will also take place Friday afternoon at Heritage Square (4-6pm) and the Red Rocks Car Show will run in conjunction with Swiss Days on Saturday Sept. 25th at the Canyon View Park. 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 for this special celebration where history and family fun come together! Watch for a special Swiss Days mailing with your utility bill at the end of August, including the schedule of events, event maps and event highlights.

Cub Scout Pack 407

Terri Rosenberg, Pack 407 Committee Chair

Everyone’s aware the cities of Santa Clara and Ivins have combined their services for Police and Fire, but did you know that the original Cub Scot Pack 407 of Ivins has combined with our City as well? Since 2020, SCI Pack 407 has served boys and girls in both communities! According to local Ivins historian Emma Fife, Cub Scout Pack 3407, now known as Cub Scout Pack 407, has been part of Ivins City for close to 70 years! Originally chartered to the Ivins Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, it became the first Pack to meet within Ivins City limits in the mid 1950’s. Photos from the Santa Clara Historical Society indicate Boy Scout Troop 406 was active in Santa Clara in 1939 serving the famous “Clary Boys” in the community. Over the years, Pack 407 became one of many in the area, but now, with the Rotary Club of St. George as its new chartered partner, our Pack is once again the only Cub Scout Pack that calls Santa Clara and Ivins home. Our Pack is twenty Cub Scouts strong and we are an interfaith, Family Pack, serving girls and boys in Kindergarten through fifth grade. We have a fun and exciting year-round program that begins each fall. Den Meetings are held on Tuesdays at Unity Park Recreation Room in Ivins. Pack Meetings are held in Santa Clara City Hall. TO request more information about our Pack or to be part of the adventure by joining online, locate Pack 0407 on BAScout.org or contact Greg Zemp at 435-201-0116 or at greg@zemp.org. In an interesting side note, it was “on motion of President Anthorny W. Ivins, then a member of the General Superintedency of the YMMIA that the MIA Scouts were officially organized by the General Board of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1911.” THe Story of Scouting in the LDS Church, Compiled by the former LDS Relationships, Boy Scouts of AMerican, 525 Foothill Blvd. Salt Lake City.