LCRA, Pedernales Electric Co-op award $8,000 grant to City of Highland Haven - LCRA LCRA, Pedernales Electric Co-op award $8,000 grant to City of Highland Haven - LCRA


LCRA, Pedernales Electric Co-op award $8,000 grant to City of Highland Haven

New roof, repairs will help protect official records, beautify City Hall

May 26, 2021

LCRA and Pedernales Electric Cooperative representatives present an $8,000 grant to the City of Highland Haven for repairs at City Hall. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Susan Patten, LCRA Regional Affairs representative; Jared Fields, PEC public affairs representative; James Oakley, Burnet County judge and PEC board member; Olan Kelley, mayor of Highland Haven; and Lynn Smith, city treasurer.

HIGHLAND HAVEN, Texas – An $8,000 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative will help the City of Highland Haven replace the roof and make other needed repairs at City Hall.

The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $2,000 in matching funds, will help replace the roof and other damaged wood, update paint, and install new gutters.

“City Hall is very visible to everyone that enters the city,” said Olan Kelley, mayor of Highland Haven. “The new roof and repairs will help beautify a place often visited by community members and visitors.”

Kelley said the building is critical for city business. Replacing the roof will help Highland Haven safeguard city records and provide a safe working environment for city staff. Highland Haven uses City Hall during business hours, on nights and weekends, and as the base for emergency operations when needed.

“Highland Haven prides itself on being a well-maintained community,” Kelley said. “These improvements will help City Hall set the example and create a welcoming place for everyone.”

The community grant is one of 25 grants awarded recently through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which helps volunteer fire departments, local governments, emergency responders and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects in LCRA’s wholesale electric, water and transmission service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. Pedernales Electric Cooperative is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and is a partner in the grant program.

Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted in July. More information is available at lcra.org/cdpp.

About LCRA
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to fulfilling our mission to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934 and receives no state appropriations. For more information, visit lcra.org.

About PEC
Founded in 1938 by then-Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson, Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc. is a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 350,000 accounts across Central Texas. An industry-recognized leader providing outstanding member service and reliable electricity, PEC conducts its business via a transparent and democratic process and highly encourages member participation.

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