Santa Clara Sun

November Issue

Volume 18, Issue 11

Message from Mayor Rosenberg

If you are looking for a job, business at Harmons is getting busy and they are advertising for more help. It also looks like Café Rio and Little Caesar’s Pizza may be coming to Santa Clara too. The City has issued 30 resi-dential building permits since July 1, 2016, and another 15 applications have been submitted for review, mostly located north of Pioneer Parkway in the Heights. Several new land development projects have also been submitted and are currently being reviewed in this rapidly developing part of the City. They include several proposed short term rental properties similar to the very successful Paradise Village at Zion project, (which is also expanding). The Planning Commission and City Council have been reviewing the benefits and concerns with these unique projects. There is a huge demand for vacation rental investment properties in the region and the wonderful views of Snow Canyon, quick access to the National Parks, local shopping and recreational amenities are drawing developers to Santa Clara.

The City is finalizing plans to expand and improve the west parking lot at Gubler Park to provide access to the new Pickleball courts, which have become increasingly popular with residents. The landscaping work has begun on the Highway 91 project near the cemetery and a new City entry sign is also under construction northwest of the Pioneer Parkway intersection on the west side of the highway. You will soon see a sign very similar to the existing stone entry sign on Santa Clara Drive near Lava Flow Drive, as you drive into Santa Clara from Ivins. City Crews finished paving the cemetery parking lot in addition to the City Yard recently as well. We have some very talented and versatile employees in the Public Services, Parks & Power Depart-ments who work together to keep the City beautiful and well maintained. Thanks to all of the City Staff for their good work.

Thanks also to the members and leadership of the Santa Clara/Ivins Public Safety Department. The Santa Clara & Ivins communities were recently ranked #2 in the State by The SafeWise Report: 2016 Safest Cities in Utah. Check out their website at for more details. The well-being of our citizens is critically important to our community and the dedicated men of women serving our community do a great job in these difficult times, and I appreciate their efforts on behalf of my family.

November 8th is Election Day and it’s important to get out and vote. The buildup to this year’s election has been an interesting experience to say the least, but no matter who you are for, or who you are against, it’s critical for every citizen exercise your freedom to choose and vote. Prop 1 is also on the ballot and would provide the City with additional funds for local street maintenance. If you support expansion and improve-ments to the City trail system then this is an important decision. I encourage everyone to study the issues facing our community, state and nation, and form your own opinions, then exercise your rights and vote. Wal-ter H. Judd said “People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote — a very different thing.”

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and families will soon be gathering to celebrate and give thanks for the bounty we enjoy. I’m grateful for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans and for those who made the ultimate sacrifice to make it possible. I’m also thankful for those currently serving to protect this great nation and pray for their safe return to their families. Veterans Day is November 11th. Take the time to thank a veteran this year for their service. I hope you enjoy a great Thanksgiving holiday. Until next month, stay safe Santa Clara.

Mayor Rick Rosenberg

Inside this Issue:

  • Mayor’s Message

  • Voting Information

  • Storm Water Watch

  • Business Highlights

  • Cemetery Clean Up

  • Parks Department News

  • Christmas Eve Program

  • Holiday Shopping

  • Blue Stakes

  • Pet Corner

2016 General Election Notice Tuesday November 8th

The 2016 General Election will be held on Tuesday November 8, 2016. Santa Clara residents will vote at the Santa Clara Town Hall (in the Banquet Room) located at 2603 Santa Clara Drive. Polls open at 7:00 am and will close at 8:00 pm.

Early voting will take place from Oct 25-Nov 4 at the Santa Clara Branch Library located at 1099 Lava Flow Drive. Early voting hours:

Tuesday—Friday Oct 25-28 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday—Thursday Oct 31-Nov 3 1:00pm-6:00 pm
Friday Nov 4 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Valid voter ID is required. Go to for more voter information.

Shop Santa Clara This Holiday Season

As you plan your holiday shopping for family and friends we hope you will think local first. Santa Clara businesses provide a great variety of unique goods and services including home décor, furnishings, fabrics, baked goods, great gift items, holiday decorations, clothing and accessories, delicious eateries, as well as all your grocery needs. We invite you to walk, shop and dine as you enjoy the quaint ambiance and charm of Santa Clara at the holidays. Enjoy the magic, wonder and special holiday spirit as you shop at home. Your holiday shopping can be more personal, unique and fun as you support our local businesses and all they have to offer for your holiday gift giving, decorating and dining. Happy hometown holidays to all!

Christamas Eve Program

The Santa Clara Christmas Eve Program is coming up! The
program will be held on Saturday Dec. 24 at 5:30 pm at the
Santa Clara Valley Chapel (3040 Santa Clara Drive).
The Sylvan Graf and Marilyn Roberts families are in charge
this year. If you haven’t participated in the past and would
like to have your child or children participate, please email with your contact information.
Practices are Mondays (Nov. 28, Dec. 5, and Dec. 12) from
4:00—4:30 pm. A dress rehearsal will be Friday December
23 at 10:00 am. All practices will be at the valley chapel.

Santa Clara City Is Going Social!

Stay connected with us through social media! Santa Clara
City is now on Facebook, Instagram, You Tube and of
course our own City website. We are excited to use social
media to get the word out for all the latest activities going on
in our community such as Swiss Days, tournaments, racing
events, parks updates and all other activities! Follow us to
stay informed of power outages, road closures, water
breaks and more. We want to open up the conversation with
our residents and allow our community to get involved with

Follow us on:
Facebook at
Instagram at
City Website at

Fall Burn Window

The Fall Burn Window is open through November 15, 2016. Before beginning any burning please call Burn Control at 435-627-4949 or go to the city website at and find the link under the Fire Department. Fires must be attended to until they are com-pletely extinguished. Make sure to have a hose or other fire extinguishing equipment at the burn site. All burning must be done during daylight hours. Please help keep burn season safe by calling Burn Control and getting permission to burn first. THANK YOU!

Front Yard Setbacks

The City has received several complaints in recent months regarding zoning violations in the front-yard setbacks. We would like to remind residents that all storage items (see list below) must be parked behind the front-yard setback and not in the driveway.

Santa Clara City Ordinances can be found on our website at under the Building Dept., then click on Municipal Codes and Ordinances. You may also call the City Offices at 435-656-4690 EXT 215 and staff can assist in finding and explaining ordinances. For reference, the Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parking Requirement is found in Section 17.64.060.K. The Parking Ordinance is found in Section 17.32.040 and storage of personal property is found in Section 8.04.

Storage items include, but are not limited to, unlicensed or non-running cars, interior home furnishings, RV’s , ATV’s, utility trailers, etc. RV parking can occur if the RV is parked in the side yard and behind the front corner of the house. Thank you for helping to keep the city safe & looking great!

Fall Cemetery Clean Up

The Fall cleanup in the City Cemetery will begin Monday November 7, 2016—the first Monday in November. Please make sure all flowers, decorations, shepherds hooks and other items are removed from the cemetery before November 7th. Any remaining flowers and decorations will be removed and disposed of by City personnel, with the
exception of fresh burials. Flowers and decorations can be returned to the cemetery Thursday November 10th in time for Veteran’s Day remembrances on November 11th.

Regular cemetery cleanups begin on the first Monday’s of February, May and November. Thank you for helping to keep the cemetery a beautiful place of refection and remembrance.

Parks Update

The Dixie State University students have been working Saturday mornings to restore the Arboretum. They have rebuilt trails, restored the cactus garden, and planted other plants along the upper trails. The Arboretum is becoming a great place to visit because of these students hard work.

Eric Call restored the Tuacahn Wash Bridge in the Arboretum. He and his team removed the old bridge planks down to the main support beams and rebuilt it using long lasting redwood. We have had many Eagle projects in the City, but this project ranks in the top 5. Eric raised over $600 through a car wash to purchase materials and organized several crews for demolition and construction. The quality of materials and construction are exemplary and set the standard for future Eagle Scouts. Haden Frei completed his Eagle project in the Santa Clara Arboretum. He constructed a new trail east from the Tuacahn Wash Bridge that connects to the Lava Flow Paved Trail and routes the trail along the Tuacahn wash above the flood area.

Gavin Gough built a concrete 8’ sidewalk from Rachel Drive to the Archie H. Gubler Park trail. The sidewalk creates a safe route for students and other travelers to access the Park and Lava Ridge Intermediate School without having to cross the busy school and park parking lot entrances. The construction and finished sidewalk
look very professional. Great work Gavin.

November Storm Water Watch: County Household Hazardous Waste Day

It’s time again for the County Household Hazardous Waste Day. Please take advantage of this service provided by Washington County. Proper disposal of chemicals and hazardous waste helps protect our Storm water, Ground Water and our environment in general.

Date: Sat., Nov. 5th 2016. When: 8:00am – 1:00pm Where: Washington County Landfill, 330 North Landfill Road, Washington UT
Cost: Free for Washington County residents bringing material from their homes. (Please call about commercial charges)

Chemical products in your home are deemed Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) once they are no longer in use or have past their expiration date. The potential for their ignitability and toxicity make them hazardous to us and those around us.

Types of Materials Accepted: Aerosol Cans, Car Batteries, Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Fuel, Herbicides, Medical Waste, Oil, Paint, Paint Thinners, Pesticides, Propane, Rechargeable Batteries, Paint Supplies.

To report storm water spills, violations and emergencies call the DCSWC Hot Line at (435)-634-5730.

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

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.

Business License Renewals

2017 business license renewals will be sent out in December & due by Jan 31. Make sure your state registration and any state issued licenses are current
and that you provide that information with your renewal. Daycare and preschools must be current on Fire Safety inspections.

For licensing questions please call 435-673-6712 EXT 201.

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.

Blue Stakes Of Utah

Please call Blue Stakes at least 48 hours before you begin any significant 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 diggin

Monthly Meeting Schedule

– 2ND & 4TH WEDNESDAYS @ 5:00 P.M.


– 2ND TUESDAY @ 6:00 P.M.

– 4TH TUESDAY @ 4:00 P.M.


Santa Clara City Contact Phone Numbers

SANTA CLARA CITY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE: Phone 673-6712, Fax 628-7338 (City Manager, Finance Officer, Recorder/Court Clerk, Treasurer/Utilities, Business Licenses, Dog Licenses, Cemetery, Banquet Hall Reservations, General Information)
SANTA CLARA CITY PUBLIC SERVICES: Phone 656-4690 X 213, Fax 879-5298 (Public Services :Streets, Sidewalks, Water, Sewer, Power)
SANTA CLARA CITY PARKS & TRAILS: Phone 656-4690 X 221, Fax 879-5298
PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCH: 634-5730 (for any non-emergency call)
SANTA CLARA CITY ANIMAL CONTROL: 435-634-5730 to dispatch Animal Control Officer

Pet Corner

As I began to write this newsletter, the word grateful immediately comes to my mind. FIAS is so grateful for the support we received from the residents of two very special cities and the support we receive from across this beautiful nation. As you may know we have adopted animals from Alaska to New Hampshire and points in between. We are so grateful we have had YOUR support during the past 10 years and we look forward to another 10 years of “Saving Them All” in partnership with Best Friends.

One of the many things the residents have participated in is the “Wish for the Month”. We are grateful to Sara Atkin for suggesting this fantastic program and for her support of the homeless pets in our care. Thanks Sara for caring. Our “Wish for the Month” is Purina Kitty Chow, Cat Chow and Dog Chow and scoopable litter. If you would like to donate any of these items please remember they can be ordered on AmazonSmile and the items can be delivered directly to the shelter. If you use AmazonSmile your food or litter donation helps in two ways because FIAS will also receive a financial donation from Amazon at no additional cost to you. Please check the contact information below.

Currently we are overwhelmed in the shelter with cats, some of whom have been there for over a year. FIAS is responsible for these cats and we need your help to find them a new forever home as soon as possible. All kitten and cat adoption fees will be waived now through Christmas. The homeless pets may be viewed on and the Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter Facebook page. Please open your heart and home to one of our deserving homeless pets during the holiday season.

You are cordially invited to the Christmas Open House at the Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center on Saturday, December 10th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Everyone who adopts a pet that day will receive a free gift bag. Everyone who brings a bag of Purina Dog or Cat Chow will be entered into a free drawing FIAS will provide food from Lin’s. Our goal is to have an empty shelter on Christmas Eve. Please be part of our celebration and help us find a home for every homeless pet in our care.

Thank you for giving FIAS the opportunity to serve our community. FIAS is available to support families with financial needs through our pet food pantry, assistance with low cost spay/neuter, pet problem solving and general ques-tions you may have about your pet. Please contact us by email or phone.

Happy Thanksgiving
FIAS: 435-673-1718 or
Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter Facebook &


Dusty is a handsome Tuxedo Domestic Long Hair mix. He is a very shy guy and would probably prefer a home without small children. He needs someone who will be patient and loving so he can learn to feel safe. Sometimes we just do not know what kind of stress abandoned cats have been under and they need your love and support. Please consider opening your heart and home to this de-serving cat. Dusty needs a happily ever after tale of happiness and love.

Miss Maggie

Miss Maggie is a beautiful cat. Her shelter pictures looks a little sad because she wants YOU to give her a forever home during this fantastic fall season. Miss Maggie is approximately 3 years old and is a mixed breed with long hair. Miss Maggie has a sweet personality. You could probably call her a love bug be-cause she loves to be on a lap. She would make a great addition to a family, couple or single person. If you rescue her she promises to be your new BFF.

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

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