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Posted on: October 2, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Town of Snowmass Village Offers Assistance to Estes Park Flood Recovery Efforts

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The Town of Snowmass Village's Public Works Department joined a county-wide effort to offer assistance to Estes Park, Colo., a community heavily impacted by recent flooding. Equipment and personnel from the Town's Road Division including equipment operator and a 930 Cat Front End Loader were deployed to assist in disaster recovery efforts.

"We look forward to working with a community in need and are glad we can offer our assistance." said John Baker, interim public works director and road division superintendent. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people in Estes Park, and other communities affected by this disaster.”

The Pitkin County Public Safety Council is spearheading this multi-agency effort to provide assistance to flood ravaged counties on Colorado’s Front Range. In a community-wide response, everything from nurses, law enforcement officers, and septic system inspectors to county, city, and town managers, engineers and heavy equipment operators were offered to communities impacted by flooding. As many as 65 employees of multiple jurisdictions have been added to a list of resources collected by the State of Colorado’s Emergency Operations Center in Centennial.

The Town's Road Division is dedicated to providing the community with high quality, cost effective, and timely maintenance of Town roadways and right-of-ways. The staff of seven manages the Town’s 39 lane miles. With staff members and equipment now deployed, the Division is confident that they will have adequate resources to continue to maintain their levels of service.

"I am pleased our staff is willing to step up and assist these front range communities that suffered such extensive damage," said Gary Suiter, interim Snowmass Village town manager. "Their work in Estes Park will provide our employees with real-time experience in disaster recovery, help a town in need, and strengthen our partnership with surrounding government entities."

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