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Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31

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DRAFT REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014

KAILUA RECREATION CENTER

 

CALL TO ORDER: Chair Chuck Prentiss called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. with a quorum of 14 members present. Note: This 19-member Board requires 10 members to establish quorum and to take official Board action.

 

Board Members Present: Larry Bartley, James “Skip” Byron, Douglas Dudevoir, Tim Freeman, Bill Hicks, Vernon Hinsvark (Appointed tonight), Malina Kaulukukui Levani Lipton, Tony Locricchio, Lisa Marten, Chuck Prentiss, Claudine Tomasa, Ronald Weinberg, Gary Weller, and Donna Wong.

 

Board Members Absent: Jon Chinen, Matt Darnell, and Teresa Parsons.

 

Vacancies: Subdistrict 3 (Maunawili, Olomana, Pohakupu, and Kukunono) and Subdistrict 1 (Lanikai, Kalaheo)

 

Guests: Olivia Nagashima, Jason Nagashima, Avis Muta, Representative Chris Lee, Erik Horn, Ricky Bermudez, Kalani Ka`ana`ana (`Aele), Jeff Zvcjvernicv, Janine Tully (Office of Representative Ken Ito), Stann Reiziss, Lieutenant Dave Eber (Honolulu Police Department, District 2), Vernon Hinsvark, Tiffany Patrick and Johanna Marizan-Ho (Marine Corps Base Hawaii); Captain Michael Pangilinan (Honolulu Fire Department), Alexander Avery Outdoor Circle President), Ann Adams, Alden A. John Medlock, Pam Haddock, Margaret Novak, Senator Laura Thielen, Guy M. Inouye (Assistant Wastewater Division Chief, City Department of Design and Construction), Alenka Ramec (Mayor’s Representative), Glenn Uyeshiro, Catriona and Dave Beuc; Michelle Pillen (LRATH), Leslie Pagan, Derek Kimura (Governor’s Representative/DHHL), David Jones (Video Recorder) and Nola J, Frank (Neighborhood Commission Office Staff).

 

Announcement: Chair Prentiss announced that community member Sergeant Drew Scobie and former Board chair Faith Evans has passed away. A moment of silence in memory of Scobie and Evans was observed.

 

FILLING OF VACANCY IN SUBDISTRICT 3 (Maunawili, Olomana, Pohakupu, and Kukunono):

 

Subdistrict 3 (Maunawili, Olomana, Pohakupu, and Kukunono) – Chair Prentiss asked if there was anyone present interested in filling the Subdistrict 3 vacancy. As there was none this matter was deferred until the next Board meeting.

 

Subdistrict 1 (Lanikai, Kalaheo) – Chair Prentiss asked if there was anyone present interested in filling the Subdistrict 1 vacancy. Resident Vernon Hinsvark volunteered to fill the vacancy and gave a brief background about himself and interests in the community. Neighborhood Assistant N. Frank verified Hinsvark’s residency.

 

Discussion – Weinberg asked Hinsvark what he thinks is the biggest problem facing Kailua now and what would be a solution. Hinsvark replied that the infrastructure is overwhelmed with tour buses, commercial beach activities, which cause damage to the roadways. The community welcomes tourists, but the infrastructure must be maintained. Wong nominated Vernon Hinsvark to fill the Subdistrict 1 vacancy. Vernon Hinsvark was APPOINTED to fill the Subdistrict 1 vacancy by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 14-0-0 (Aye: Bartley, Byron, Dudevoir, Freeman, Hicks, Kaulukukui, Lipton, Locricchio, Marten, Prentiss, Tomas, Weinberg, Weller and Wong). Neighborhood Assistant N. Frank administered the oath of office to Vernon Hinsvark); 15 members present.

 

PUBLIC AGENCIES

 

Honolulu Police Department (HPD) – Lieutenant Dave Eber reported the following:

 

  • January 2014 Crime Statistics: Included 6 assaults,16 auto/motorcycle thefts, 27 burglaries, 5 drugs/narcotics, 4 graffiti, 0 robberies, 41 thefts and 27 unauthorized entries into motor vehicles (UEMV).
  • Raid – A house on Mokapu Boulevard was raided early this week for narcotics, firearms and property crimes. Several arrests were made.

 

Questions, comments, and concerns:

 

  1. Five (5) Year Statistics Report Summary – Hicks circulated a five (5) years month average of statistics. Hicks noted that former Board member Rutherford would appeal to HPD monthly for statistic trends every six (6) months. Per tonight’s report, Eber was asked if burglaries are on an increase. Tonight’s report shows no comparisons. According to Hick’s research the average burglary rate in 2012 was 18.4 and up. It was asked if a five (5) year monthly average could be provided as a point of reference.
  2. Congratulations – Bartley congratulated all agencies involved in the raid and asked if any of the suspects had previous arrests.
  3. Murders of Homeless People – Locricchio asked and Eber replied that statistics relating to the murder of homeless people is not printed in the statistics report. Kailua area averages about one (1) murder per year. Locricchio suggested adding murder to the statistics report. Hawaii is getting a reputation as a city where crime and lawlessness exists; and asked what programs are in place to protect the homeless.
  4. Statistics Report – Chair Prentiss noted that HPD has standardized the statistics report format.
  5. HPD Vehicles on the Roadway Fronting the Station – Weinberg asked and Eber explained that at any given shift there are two (2) blue and whites assigned to individual officers to Kailua and one (1) to Waimanalo. The shift crew parks in the lot as well as the Crime Reduction Unit, and Community Policing Team. A road is being constructed in back of the station to the fire station. Eber noted that HPD has a street usage permit.

 

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) – Captain Michael Pangilinan noted that the statistics include the Aikahi, Olomana and Kailua Fire stations; and highlighted the following:

 

  • January 2014 Fire Statistics: Included 18 structure fires, 0 wildland fires, 3 rubbish fires, and 2 vehicles fires; 128 medical calls, 16 search and rescues and  20 miscellaneous calls for service. There were 34 major incidents with 170 companies responding.
  • Microwave Oven Fire Safety Tips: Purchase a microwave oven with an independent testing laboratory label. Complete and return the product registration card to ensure the manufacturer will be able to notify you in the event of a product recall. Always supervise children when they are using a microwave oven and use only microwave-safe food containers or dishes. Never use aluminum foil or metal in a microwave oven. If a fire starts in a microwave oven, leave the door closed, turn the oven off, and unplug it from the wall receptacle, if the fire does not extinguish, go outside and call 911.

 

Questions, comments and concerns: Search and Rescues – Wong asked and Pangilinan clarified that there were 16 search and rescues.

 

Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) – Major Pam Marshall reported the following:

 

  • F/A 18 Hornets – The hornets will be stationed aboard MCBH to mid-February to support Exercise Lava Viper on the island of Hawaii.
  • Swamp Romp – The Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay Swamp Romp will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. and is open to the public.

 

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

 

  1. Base Housing – Locricchio mentioned that with the increase of troops moving to Hawaii, many families would be housed in the private market. Major Marshall noted that Camp Smith is in charge of the housing study.
  2. Green Fog – A resident expressed concern per a news report of green fog, fiberglass covered with aluminum releasing a smoke cloud, which swept over the island. The resident wanted to know the under effects of the fog which drifted in the air for many hours. Major Marshall does not believe that this is used at MCBH and will follow up.
  3. Civilian/Military Council – Weinberg volunteered to serve as a board representative on the Civilian/Military Council.

 

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Representative – Alenka Remec reported the following:

 

  • Rain – Due to the rain this month, the Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM) would like to remind the public to report potholes on the City Pothole Hotline at 768-7777.

 

  • Proposed Bus Ads – The estimate for gross revenue was between $2 million and $8 million, with a net to the City estimated in the range of $5 million to $6 million annually upon full implementation. This non-taxpayer non-transit passenger revenue stream was proposed by the Mayor as a new sustainable revenue source for this critical public service. If the transit riders support further discussion of Bill 69, they should contact their council members by email, telephone or mail.
  • Disappointment Expressed by Board Members at the Proposed Bill 69 – Board sentiments will be shared with the Mayor.
  • Advertising on the side of Trolleys and Tour Buses – The current advertising on the sides of private trolleys and tour buses is not an illegal activity.

 

Questions, comments and concerns: Excise Tax – Follow up will be done regarding the excise tax.

 

Kaneohe/Kailua (KK) Tunnel Update – Remec introduced Guy Inouye, Assistant Wastewater Division Chief, City Department of Design and Construction, who reported the following update:

 

  • Condemnation Letters – On January 24, 2014 the Land Division mailed “condemnation” letters to property owners on the KK sewer tunnel alignment. Unfortunately, this letter raised lots of concerns triggering some homeowners to believe their homes would be condemned. This was not the intent. The City is drafting a new letter (target mailing January 31, 2014) that clarifies the City’s intent. Thirteen of the sixteen land owners have reach agreement with the City, so we’re only talking about three (3) land owners that are subject to the possibility of condemnation.
  • Response – In response to the condemnation concerns, the KK tunnel outreach program delivered a memo to more than 150 KK tunnel stakeholders who, over the past two (2) years of public outreach effort, provided their email addresses to keep informed with the project. The memo attempts to clarify the condemnation intent and is available at www.kkgravitytunnel.com.
  • Outreach Team – The outreach team met with Aikahi Gardens residents on January 29, 2014. Owners of the Aikahi Gardens were most alarmed with the condemnation letters, so it proved to be an excellent opportunity to have their questions answered through the meeting.
  • Notice to Proceed – On January 6, 2014 Southland Mole JV was provided a Notice to Proceed by the City to begin construction of the tunnel project. Initial construction phases (primarily vertical shaft construction) will be contained within the Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The contractor will notify nearby residents (within 1000-foot radius of the construction site, including Aikahi Gardens) in advance of any disruptive construction activity. Notifications could occur as soon as February 10, 2014. The tunnel construction will begin after the vertical shaft is constructed. Tunnel construction is scheduled to begin 1st Quarter 2015.

 

Questions, comments and concerns:

 

1.       Condemnation – Wong asked and Inouye explained that the subsurface easement of the properties has been negotiated with 13 out of the 16 homeowners.

2.       Projections – Wong asked and Inouye clarified that the projection is in the fall of 2014. Inouye noted that DDC is not pleased with the sub-contractor.

3.       Concerns from the Homeowners Regarding Condemnation – Weller noted receiving 13 emails from homeowners who received a poorly written letter from the City. Two (2) homes were dropped from escrow. Weller asked if dynamite would be used and stated that the public receive advanced notices. Weller pointed out that there is an elementary school near the construction site. It was suggested that public relations be increased. Inouye explained that the project is to replace the force main from Kaneohe to Kailua. The current pipe consists of several receptors and converts force to gravity. The new tunnel would store excess storm flows to prevent spills.

4.       Replacement Along Kaneohe Bay Drive Weller asked and Inouye replied that the force main from Kaneohe to Kailua will be replaced. The current 10-foot diameter pipe has several ruptures. Wong asked and Inouye noted that according to the schedule, once replaced the force main would be kept as a backup for two (2) years.

5.       Explosion Impacts – Tomasa raised concern regarding explosion impacts noting that dynamite would be used. It was reiterated that there is an elementary school nearby. Tomasa stated to make sure that the entire area is notified.

6.       Wastewater – Lipton reported a putrid odor entering into Kailua past the bridge. Lipton did see HPD, HFD, and BWS vehicles in the area, but is unaware an incident.

 

 

7.       Two (2) Sewage Tunnels – Loricchio raised concern that two (2) sewage tunnels greatly expand growth in the Kaneohe/Kailua areas. Locricchio mentioned that when the sewage reaches the plant foul odors are emitted. Locricchio noted that this Board passed a resolution in opposition against the plant’s management.

 

Governor Neil Abercrombie’s Representative – Derek Kimura reported the following:

 

  • Annual Financial Report – For the first time in seven (7) years, the State of Hawaii’s asset growth has outpaced liability growth. The state’s net position (assets less liabilities) increased rather than decreased since 2006, from $4.5 billion to $4.8 billion. Find the State of Hawaii comprehensive annual Financial (CAFR) for the fiscal year 2013 posted on governor.hawaii.gov.
  • Publishing of Financial Reports – For the first time in more than five (5) years, the state is being recognized for publishing its financial reports in a timely manner. The Abercrombie Administration is successfully working with the Office of the Legislative Auditor and an external auditor to address pre-existing deficiencies in timely reporting.
  • Improved Fiscal Position – Improving state infrastructure and facilities, such as the Hawaii Airports Modernization and H-1 Highway Rehab projects; replenishing state reserves, previously borrowed just to make ends meet after the Great Recession; paying down unfunded liabilities, which have gone unaddressed for decades and the Governor has been advocating since he took office; investing in early learning education and development; and providing tax relief and support for seniors, as the Governor outlined in his State of the State.
  • 2014 Legislative Session – The Governor encourages members of the community to make their voices heard. The Governor has introduced a number of measures, including SB2828 and HB2278, which increased the minimum wager gradually, and encourages everyone to participate in the process. Follow bills at http://capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Questions, comments and concerns:

 

  1. Kawainui Marsh Documents – Locricchio noted that it has been four (4) months and no response from the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) regarding Board requests for the Kawainui Marsh documents is unacceptable. Chair Prentiss added that according to the Office of Informational Practices (OIP) a response should be received in 10 days. Prentiss stated that two (2) letters of request have been sent to DLNR. Kimura will follow up.
  2. Surplus – Weinberg inquired if the governor plans to return the surplus to the people as the constitution requires or spend the surplus as he sees fit. Kimura will relay the message.
  3. Employment – Weinberg noted that in the last six (6) months employment in Hawaii has improved. Kimura will follow up.

 

Weinberg moved and Wong seconded to take the agenda out of order to item 7. A. Board Motions. The motion was ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 15-0-0 (Aye: Bartley, Byron, Dudevoir, Freeman, Hicks, Hinsvark, Kaulukukui, Lipton, Locricchio, Marten, Prentiss, Tomasa, Weinberg, Weller, and Wong).

 

BOARD MOTIONS:

 

The Kailua Neighborhood Board opposes the placement of commercial advertising on the exterior of City and County of Honolulu Buses – Alexandra Avery, President of the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle, noted that the bill is not good and on a slippery slope. A 1927 bill protects the environment view planes. Avery sympathized with the Mayor; however this is not the way to do it. The bill may result in lawsuits. There is a clause in the stating that trolleys going up and down Waikiki are within the law.

 

Question, comments and concerns:

 

  1. Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle – Alexandra Avery, Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle President, noted that the proposed bill is not very good. The Outdoor Circle has been working for four (4) years to change advertisements on private buses.
  2. Dedicated Specific Purpose – Bartley asked and Avery explained that the specific law states if the vehicle is being used for a specific function (to and from the event).
  3. Comment – Bartley noted the advertisements must be for a specific purpose (private buses). Avery replied the law is specific if the vehicle is being used for a specific function to one (1) place and back is legal.

 

  1. Opposition – Marten opposed the placement of commercial advertising on the exterior of City buses. Avery noted that she is in favor of advertising inside of the buses. Avery noted that the bill board law is slowly being degraded.

 

The motion that "The Kailua Neighborhood Board opposes the placement of commercial advertising on the exterior of City and County of Honolulu Buses" was ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT.

 

The agenda order resumed to V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

Lanikai Traffic:

 

  • Failed Board Motions – Bartley noted that two (2) previous Board motions failed. It was noted what the 350 family members living in the area wants for traffic solutions. Bartley relayed that the Lanikai Association wants solutions to the traffic situation.
  • Petition – A Lanikai resident noted that there is a petition with 566 signatures collected by the Lanikai Action Hui. A survey has also been sent out to residents. Bartley asked when the survey results would be available and would the results be available to the public. It was unknown when the results would be available. Marten relayed that the survey went out last week prior to a meeting with the Department of Transportation Services (DTS). The same problems were discussed. DTS initiatives were also discussed, but the wheels are turning slowly. It was noted to forward community input and information to DTS. Lipton pointed out that parking should be banned on Mokulua Drive and Aalapapa Drive.
  • Survey – Lipton asked and Neal replied that residents on Mokulua and Aalapapa Drives participated in the survey.
  • Traffic Forum – Hicks noted that the survey was sent out on January 22, 2014 after the Lanikai Traffic Forum, within the February 14, 2014 deadline. Discussions at the forum included traffic volume and traffic flow. The City Department of Transportation Services (DTS) noted a possible modification of the traffic flow at the triangle or a roundabout. It was noted that traffic includes approximately 600,000 cars within a 2.5 mile radius. Both HPD and HFD representatives were present at the forum and discussed safety issues for emergency responders stuck in gridlock traffic. Representative Lee noted that the state may accelerate money.
  • City Department of Transportation Services (DTS) – A suggestion from DTS is to modify the flow of traffic at the triangle or a roundabout near the Kalapawai Market.
  • Comments – Weinberg stated to focus on the solutions not the problems, using Kalaheo as an example. Chair Prentiss agreed that Lanikai has no parking on both sides of the street, same model as Kalaheo. Locricchio added that both areas are not comparable; noting that use of the beach access for Lanikai residents have been cut. A resident added that there is more parking on the cross streets in Lanikai, which includes one (1) disabled parking on each cross street. Wong pointed out that 15 years ago she would have agreed with Locricchio. However, the area has escalated with commercial activities, vacation rentals and weddings. Residents disagree and want the beach back. Chair Prentiss referred the issue back to the Transportation committee to prepare recommendations (resolution) for discussion at the March 2014 regular meeting. The Kalapawai Market situation would be discussed separately. Chair Prentiss noted that he is personally opposed to a roundabout, noting that pedestrians have a right-of-way and the only solution would be a traffic light.

 

Kawainui Marsh Master Plan – Chair Prentiss reported that the committee recommendations were sent to DLNR asking for a 60-day response from for the advisory council. Bartley asked the assistance of area legislators regarding the Board’s request for documents. It was noted that the Board supports the sanctuary. Bartley requested a meeting with DLNR Director Aila to have discussion on the issue.

 

Kawainui Marsh Master Plan – Discussion followed:

 

  1. Committee Recommendations – Chair Prentiss reported that the committee recommendations were submitted to DLNR and a 60-day response from the advisory council was requested. Bartley noted that the Board had asked for an advisory council to help in preparing the plan. The bill has been modified and not consistent with the Board’s position. Testimony in opposition to the bill was provided.
  2. Hoolaulima Group – It was mentioned that the group did not act as a group to make recommendations.

 

 

  1. Alternate Plan – The Board supported the alternate plan and the sanctuary.
  2. Meeting Request – A meeting with Director Aila of DLNR was requested.

 

Questions, comments and concerns: Comment – Locricchio stated that DLNR would stall and not provide the Board with the requested information. It was recommended that the Board send DLNR a notice noting that an injunction would be filed if the documents are not provided. Bartley informed all that advice from Corporation Counsel is that Board’s are not able to get involved.

 

Scheduling of Community Forum – Chair Prentiss announced that everyone is invited to a Community Forum to discuss property crimes will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Kailua District Park Arts and Crafts room. Invitees include Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro, Ted Sakai, State Department of Public Safety, Honolulu Police Department and a representative from the Judiciary.

 

Discussion followed: 1) A resident raised concern that she lives next to a drug house, the homeless are defecating on a nearby far. A person is living next to a fence, which according to HPD is legal. The house has 15 feral cats that use the backyard as a litter box. The resident asked why the number of cat ownership is not limited. 2) Weinberg commented that the special meeting discussions would depend on situations root causes of the problems and the permissive attitude of certain people. Weinberg asked that the issue of permissive drug attitude be placed on the community forum agenda. 2) A resident requested a follow up meeting, invite guests back to address problems discussed at the forum.

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS:

 

Representative Cynthia Thielen – A representative was not present. A written report was provided

 

Representative Chris Lee – Representative Lee circulated his written report and highlighted the following:

 

  • House Bill 1706 – Relating to illegal parking on bikeways, such as the Lanikai situation will be heard tomorrow.
  • Bills Introduced – HB 2205, relates to habitual property crime; HB 452, relates to Election fraud, HB 1714 relates to climate change, and HB 1943, relates to the modernization of the Hawaiian Electric system; ensures homeowners can continue to be able to install rooftop solar at a reasonable time and a reasonable cost; and House Bill 1999 will establish oversight over the utility to review its performance, assess its business model and ask whether more competition will lead to lower rates.
  • Special Community Forum – Representative Lee noted that he would ask someone from the judiciary to attend the meeting.

 

Questions, comments and concerns:

 

  1. Solar Farm – Wong noted that bills were introduced to allow 1200 acres of land for a solar farm rather than take the agriculture land. Lee replied that the issue is complicated and there are technical challenges to overcome.
  2. Board Letter to Area Legislative Representatives – Locricchio expressed disappointment that none of the area legislative representatives took the time to read the letter sent from this Board. Chair Prentiss added that the Board passed a motion regarding school safety. Locricchio noted that he represented the Board and sent the letter from the committee. Locricchio mentioned that two (2) legislators must introduce the bill. It is hopeful that the safety issue is attached to the bill. Representative Lee will follow-up.
  3. Too Much Time – Tomasa stated that the meeting is taking too much time asking question and suggested that the matter be taken outside for further discussion.

 

Councilmember Ikaika Anderson – A representative was not present; a written report was provided.

 

Senator Jill Tokuda – Senator Tokuda highlighted the following:

 

  • A Bill for an Act – Senate Bill 2770/Senate Bill 2587 – Relates to the Kawainui Marsh. Senate Bill 2770 establishes the Kawainui advisory council. Requires an annual report to the legislature. Appropriates monies to the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) for the work of the council. Repeals the Kawainui advisory council on June 20, 2024.

 

 

 

  • Senate Bill 2587 – Relates to group homes establishes and appropriates funds for the establishment of a registry for clean and sober homes within the Department of Health (DOH) by July 1, 2015.
  • Bill Deadline – The final deadline for bills is next week.
  • Student Weight Formula – The Board of Education (BOE) has requested $20 million and the governor $14 million.

 

Questions, comments and concerns:

 

  1. Kawainui Marsh Advisory Council – Dudevoir questioned why the advisory council was appointed after the fact and community concerns not addressed. Senator Tokuda replied that in 2007 the land was transferred from the City to the State under the jurisdiction of DLNR, who now controls the wetlands. A network of conservation, native Hawaiian, education and community organizations called Hui Ia Kawainui has been assisting with planning the future of Kawainui. The two (2) to three (3) year plan is progressing.
  2. No Response to Board Letter – Locricchio expressed disappointment that no response to the Board’s letter was received from any of the area legislators.
  3. Board Request to DLNR – Dudevoir stated that Helber, Hastert, and Fee (HHF) and DLNR have not responded to requests from the Board asking for the draft plan. Dudevoir pointed out that the plan does not

reflect public concerns. Tokuda responded that much dedication has been put into the process. Everyone had an opportunity to provide input into the plan. It was noted that the plan is not over. DLNR wants a council mandated by the community. The intention is that the community always has a voice. Chair Prentiss noted that the issue was that the Board request was ignored.

  1. Clarification – Lipton asked and Tokuda clarified that the advisory council is appointed by the governor. Lipton raised concern that the appointees are not familiar with this sensitive issue and is culturally adept. Tokuda replied that the process is public through the Senate.
  2. Maintenance – Weller stated that the marsh has not been maintained by either city or state it was noted that the streams are cleaned every three (3) months. Weller called 911 and was informed by a dispatcher that the maintenance is not the Oahu Civil Defense’s responsibility. . Tokuda noted that over $5 million has been spent on maintenance. Since the state took over in 2007, more maintenance has been done.
  3. Advisory Council Members – Consists of members from the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Division of Conservation and Resource enforcement (DOCARE), state parks, military and the city. Tokuda reiterated that the intention is that the community has a voice regarding Kawainui Marsh.
  4. Concern – Wong emphasized that she is disturbed that DLNR and other officials have not listened to the community except through the advisory council.

 

Senator Laura Thielen – Senator Thielen circulated her written report and highlighted the following:

 

  • Kawainui Marsh – Senator Thielen is trying to encourage more dialogue and close agreements regarding map proposals. DLNR has been asked to publish a draft plan before the environmental review process. Senator Thielen has heard opposing testimony regarding the bill. There is non-agreement in community support of the bill. The planners draft plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) should be available in April 2014. Senator Thielen plans are to work on the dialogue.
  • Talk Story – Kailua Community Meeting with the Windward State Legislators and Councilmember Ikaika Anderson is scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2004 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Enchanted Lake Elementary School Cafeteria.

 

Representative Ken Ito – Janine Tully circulated a report and highlighted the following:

 

  • Kawainui Marsh – Tully reported that Representative Ito has sentiments regarding the marsh and concerns about the bill. The representative will support alternative solutions found by the community.
  • Maunawili Parking Structure – The project is moving along.

 

Questions, comments and concerns: Board Meeting Attendance – Wong asked if Representative Ito could attend the Board meetings. Tully would relay the information.

 

RESIDENT AND COMMUNITY CONCERNS:

 

Sewage Plant – A resident noted that former Mayor Harris promised that work on the sewage plant would be done.

 

 

 

APPROVAL OF THE DECEMBER 5, 2013 REGULAR MEETING MINUTESLocricchio moved and Hicks seconded to APPROVE the December 5, 2014 regular meeting minutes as amended. The motion was ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 15-0-0 (Aye: Bartley, Byron, Dudevoir, Freeman, Hicks, Hinsvark, Kaulukukui, Lipton, Locricchio, Marten, Prentiss, Tomasa, Weinberg, Weller, and Wong). The corrections are:

 

  • Page 5,1.a. should read…The Marsh Committee (MCT)…
  • Page 8, Maluniu Street Rezoning Pre-Application Notice, sentence 2 should read…LaRue wants to rezone the lot from R3 to A2

 

Wong departed the meeting at 9:55 p.m.; 15 members present.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

  • Public Safety, Public Health and Civil Defense (PHPSCD) – Chair Claudine Tomasa had no updates to the circulated report.
  • Kailua Board’s Resolution on School Safety/High Tech Security Surveillance Chair Tomasa had no updates to the circulated report.
  • Civil Defense Oahu’s Coastal Emergency Evacuation Plan Project Update – Chair Tomasa had no updates to the circulated report.
  • Report from Kailua Disaster Preparedness SubcommitteeChair Tomasa had no updates to the circulated report.
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Classes – Sundays, February 9 and 16, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the City and County of Honolulu Frank Fasi Building/DEM EOC; and Sunday February

23, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Battery Harlow/Diamond Head. For more information call Jeff Spencer or email at jspencer@honolulu.gov.

Next Committee Meeting – Scheduled for the second Thursday, February 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Kalama Beach Park.

  • Government and Community Services – Chair Darnell had no report. The next committee meeting will be held on the second Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Kalama Beach Park.
  • Planning, Zoning and Environment – Chair Wong had no report.

Next Meeting – Scheduled for the third Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Kalama Beach Park.

  • Parks and Recreation Committee: Chair Chinen was not in attendance this evening.
  • Transportation and Public Works – Chair Hicks noted his report was included in the agenda.
  • Lanikai Traffic Forum – Another Lanikai Traffic Forum was held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lanikai Community Center. A Lanikai survey was distributed following the forum and the results will be collected until Friday, February 14, 2014.
  • Next Meeting – Is the second Thursday, February 13, 2014, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Kailua Recreation Center, Arts and Crafts Room.

 

Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Tomasa reported December 2013 expenditures of $56.55, for printing and postage, leaving a balance of $553.01. The report was filed.

 

Chair’s Report – Chair Prentiss reported:

 

  • Agenda due to chair by Saturday, February 22, 2014.
  • Letter sent to Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is in correspondence file.

 

ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

 

 

Submitted by: Nola J. Frank, Neighborhood Assistant

Reviewed by: Catherine Proctor, Public Relations Assistant

Final Review by: Chair Chuck Prentiss

 

 

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 27, 2014