Cooperation Reaps Grant To Help Glen Haven
By: Rita DuChateau
The work of three Estes Park Rotary Clubs will result in repair of a North Fork River crossing in Glen Haven, a community whose infrastructure was severely damaged in the September flood. The Noon Rotary, Sunrise Rotary and Longs Peak Rotary clubs authored a grant and submitted it to Rotary District 5440s Disaster Flood Relief Fund. The $25,540 grant was for a project that will help the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department reach citizens in need of medical help and also provide residents with safer access to their homes. The three Rotary clubs recently learned that the grant for a 24-foot culvert, 750 tons of fill material, equipment and labor had been approved, and met at the Glen Haven Fire Department Feb. 22 to present the check.
Estimates place infrastructure repairs in Glen Haven at $1.9 million. Because the roads are private, no state or federal funding is available. About 200 families call Glen Haven home, according to Homeowners Association President Dave Johnson.
“The crossing on the North Fork is in dire need of a culvert,” said Johnson. Tony Fink, Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department Board President, agreed, adding, “This grant is another step that takes us farther into recovery, closer to going back home.”