Santa Clara Sun

October Issue

Volume 18, Issue 10

Message from Mayor Rosenberg

Swiss Days is in the books and cooler nights are finally here, fall is a great time to be in Utah’s Dixie and particularly in Santa Clara. Thanks again to all the volunteers who helped make Swiss Days a success. Thanks also to the City Staff for the hours you spend keeping key city services operating at the high level you do. From keeping streets clean and safe for traffic and pedestrians, to providing clean water, to maintaining high quality park facilities, to always greeting residents with a smile, you do a fantastic job and I can speak for all residents in saying we appreciate it. Keep up the good work!

There is a lot going on around Town Hall these days. The Planning Commission is re-viewing the City General Plan for the South Hills based on the most recent planning discussions with the BLM. A citizen advisory committee has been contacted to provide input during the process. There are several new residential development proposals being considered for the undeveloped land North and West of Harmon’s including additional short term rental properties. Additional commercial development is also being discussed near the Harmon’s store including a restaurant and bank. Planning Commission and City Council Meeting agendas are posted under the Government tab on the City website ( listing meeting dates and discussion items.

Repairs have been made to the Highway 91 Improvements following the rupture of the City culinary water line and the Water District’s irrigation water line within a few days of each other last month causing significant damage to the new road surfacing. Work on the street lighting and landscaping are underway. Plans are being prepared for the continued expansion of the Gubler Park facility to provide for additional parking and access. A new Adventure Park is also being planned for the South Hills west of the existing City Water Tank. The park will provide much needed parking and trailheads for the numerous trails in the South Hills. The City is working with Washington County to locate and plan a regional shooting range in the South Hills west of the City to provide a safer location for recreational shooting. Plans include improving the existing Stucki Springs road access through the South Hills to allow vehicle access to the shooting area.

I encourage everyone to get educated regarding Prop 1, the Countywide Transportation Sales Tax Proposal on the election ballot. Detailed information for and against is available on the Washington County website at . Study the proposal and get out and vote on Election Day. Your vote is important. Until next month stay safe Santa Clara.
Mayor Rick Rosenberg


Please help Santa Clara rid our community of vandalism by reporting it promptly to Washington County Police Dispatch at 435-634-5730. Vandalism also includes graffiti which has increased significantly in our community. By promptly reporting graffiti to police, you can help the City Police catch the vandals. When you report the graffiti, the Police will investigate the incident and notify the Parks Department to promptly remove the damage to discourage further tagging. Working together we can wipe out graffiti in our community.

The City will be constructing a new Canyon View Park restroom facility this year through proceeds from the Recreation, Arts and Parks Tax (RAP) proceeds. The existing restrooms do not meet the standards for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The existing restrooms are currently closed during winter due to no heating system. The new facility will be open year round.

Volunteers: On September 10th the Dixie State University Environmental Science Class of 40 students worked at the Arboretum to improve a 500’ section of trail from the Lava Cove Arboretum entrance to the Tuacahn Wash. If you would like to volunteer to improve our Desert arboretum please contact Brad Hays at


The Fall Burn Window opened September 15 and will remain open thru 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 completely 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!


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 us!

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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 us!

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Preventing Cross Connections to the Public Water System

A cross connection is defined as any actual or potential connection between a potable water system and any other source or system through which it is possible to introduce into the public drinking water system any used water, industrial fluid, gas or substance other than the in-tended potable water. Cross connections and backflow incidences in the state of Utah have resulted in dangerous highly contaminated water unexpectedly entering public drinking water systems. Irrigation water, oil, toxic boiler compounds, sewage, pesticides and other extremely dangerous contaminants have found their way into Utah public drinking water systems due to cross connections.

With residential access to pressurized irrigation in the valley comes a risk of homeowners cross connecting the irrigation system with the culinary water system. If done improperly the result could contaminate the entire drinking water system. Please have an inspection done by the Santa Clara Field Canal Company before doing so.

Backflow prevention assemblies provide protection against contamination or pollution of the public drinking water system. A backflow incident can seriously affect the quality and safety of our drinking water system. Back-flow is the reverse flow of contaminated water or other substances from a water users system back into the public drinking water system. Backflow can occur if your plumbing system is physically connected to any source of contamination or pollution as simple as landscape sprinklers, hose attachments for utility sinks and garden hoses.

For questions or concerns please contact the Public Works Department at 435-656-4690.


The Southwest Utah Public Health Department will hold a Flu Shot Clinic in the Town Hall Banquet Room on Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 9:00-10:30 AM.

Flu shots are $20. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card; or no charge with proof of the following insurances; Altius, DMBA, Adult Medicaid, Medicare, (some HMO’s), PEHP, SelectHealth, Tall Tree, and United Healthcare.

Wear a short-sleeved shirt to receive your vaccine more easily. You can visit to download a vaccine consent form to fill out and bring to the clinic or we will have forms on hand at the clinic. For other vaccine information please call 435-673-3528 or stop by the Health Dept. office at the hours listed below:

Mon, Wed, Thurs.: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm – 5:30pm
Friday: 8:00am- 5:00pm


Sources of pollution to our storm water system include leaves, grass clippings, organic material, dirt and debris. Residents need to be aware that it is against the City Storm Water Ordinance [Chapter 13:24] to sweep or blow leaves, grass or grass clippings into the street, curb and gutter or sidewalk. Residents are also responsible to retain any dirt, top soil or rock etc. onto their property. The City is committed to protect our Storm water system. Please help us protect our storm water from pollutants by keeping yard debris cleaned up. Thanks to all of you who have been doing such a great job!

To report violations, call the DCSWC (Dixie Clean Storm Water Coalition) Hot line at (435)634-5730) or the main City office at (435)656-4690. After hours emergencies will be forwarded to on call personnel.


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.

September Santa Clara Parks Department News

The new bicycle lanes and the trail are completed along Highway 91 from the Jacob Hamblin home to Ivins City. Residents can now safely walk, run, or bike along highway 91 in Santa Clara from St. George to Ivins City without walking on the shoulder of the road. The Parks Department would like to thank our Mayor, City Council, and Public Works Director, Jack Taylor, for making Highway 91 safer for everyone.

A new US Military Veteran’s Tribute will be constructed at the entrance to the Santa Clara Cemetery to honor Santa Clara’s veterans. The Tribute is currently under design and we hope to have the graphic rendering of the future memorial available for public viewing soon. If you would like to donate or help, please contact the City Admin Office at 435-673-6712 or email

The City Parks Department would like to thank the County residents for passing the RAP tax. The City will be using a portion of the tax to con-struct a much needed restroom facility this fall at Canyon View Park. The new heated restroom facility will be open year round for you convenience.
The splash pad at Gubler Park has 2 water features that are not currently working due to broken pipes under the concrete. The repair will re-quire removal of some of the concrete water feature pad so the City decided to keep the splash open and complete the repairs during the cool season when the water feature is closed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Santa Clara City would like to thank the following young men for completing their Eagle Scout Projects. Preston Heaton painted the 600’ iron fence across from Jacob Hamblin Drive to improve the look of our City. Bridger Beuhner installed four benches at the new Gubler Park Pickle Ball courts. Albert Aguilar repaired the Jacob Hamblin Trail from Fort Clare to the Cemetery. Tyler Awerkamp constructed a paver stone pad at Little League Park between the North and South Fields. Spencer Nadauld installed a paver stone pad behind the South Field backstop near the third base dugout. Spencer’s and Tyler’s project at Little League Park will be enjoyed by families and baseball players for years. All these projects make Santa Clara a better place.

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


There have been personnel changes at the Ivins Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. Todd O’Bray is currently the Shelter Manager, Stacey is the Animal Control Officer and Patrick is on duty weekends. While there is a new face at the shelter, everyone is dedicated to the homeless pets and “Saving Them All”. Remember Ivins and Santa Clara are “No Kill” by ordinance. We invite you to drop by and meet Todd and tour the shelter. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. For more information please contact the shelter 435-628-1049.

Our “Wish for the Month” is volunteers, Purina Kitten, Cat & Dog Chow and scoopable litter. Due to the number of cats in the shelter the scoopable litter is really needed and appreciated. Please remember you can order pet supplies on and have them shipped to the shelter. Be sure to SMILE for FIAS when you order for the shelter or when you do personal shopping. Purchasing pet supplies and SMILING FOR FIAS is a double benefit for the homeless pets.
Fall is here, what a beautiful time of year. The cooler weather is good for our pets, however Halloween can be very dangerous. Please keep all candy and human teats away from your pets, especially chocolate. Trick or Treat is fun for us but it can be very frightening for pets. Please keep them secure and safe during October because they are counting on you.

FIAS encourages all cat owners to take advantage of the FIAS Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. The number of unwanted kittens and cats is sad and overwhelming. PLEASE spay/neuter your pets because it not only prevents over population it is a health benefit to your pet. For more information please contact FIAS.
The responsibility of assisting two cities with the “No Kill” program keeps FIAS very busy. We would welcome volunteers to assist the Board in a variety of ways and you may not even need to leave your home. The homeless pets are counting on us to find their new “forever homes” and that is a big job! For more information please use the contact information below.

October will feature fantastic homeless pets with reduced adoption fees. Please follow FIAS on Facebook, and flyers posted at City Hall for more information. We encourage everyone to use Facebook to spread the word about our homeless pets, adoption promotions and events. We adopt nationwide so share with family, friends and ask them to like our page and share it. Facebook is a great way to support the homeless pets in the comfort of your home.

FIAS will sponsor a “Christmas Open House” at the shelter. Please watch for more information about date and time. FIAS will provide tasty treats and a few surprises. It is our goal to have an empty shelter on December 23rd. Please help us accomplish our goal so all of the homeless pets will have a very Merry Christmas.

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



Kara has been searching for a forever home since March 2015. She has been adopted twice and through no fault of Kara’s she has re-turned to the shelter. Kara needs a forever home where she will feel safe, cared for and given lots of love. Patience will be the key to a successful adoption because Kara’s life has been difficult to say the least. Kara is Boxer mix and she is a big girl. She would probably prefer a home without small children. Kara is waiting on YOU to rescue her. ATTENTION: Kara’s adoption fee for October is reduced to $15. She is participating in the “FALL IN LOVE WITH A HOMELESS PET” Adoption Promotion sponsored by Friends of Ivins Animal Shelter.



Tasha is a little sweetheart. She came to the shelter with her sister Tonya that has been adopted. She is a little shy and sad to be in the shelter without her sister. Tasha is a beautiful Siamese mix with light coloring and short hair. The only home Tasha has ever known is the shelter so she wants to find a family and a forever home as soon as possible.
Tasha’s adoption fee for October is reduced to $5 as part of the “FALL IN LOVE WITH A HOMELESS PET” Adoption Promotion.

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.

Monthly Meeting Schedule


Mayor & City Council Contact Information:


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 digging be-gins. Be safe, call Blue Stakes first at 800-662-4111.