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McCully-Moiliili Neighborhood Board No. 8

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DRAFT REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013

WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

CALL TO ORDER: Chair Ron Lockwood called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m., achieving quorum with eight (8) members present. Note – This 15-member Board requires eight (8) members to establish a quorum and to take official Board action. Chair Lockwood read the rules of participation.

 

Board Members Present: Joseph Bonin, Marijane Carlos, Kauna Kihikihi, Klement Kondratovich, Serena Kyi-Yim, Ron Lockwood, Jeff Strona (arrived at 7:11 p.m.), Clifton Takamura, Dorothy Vann-Guyen, and Emmanuel Zibakalam (arrived at 7:11 p.m.).

 

Board Members Absent: Nathan Keoki Dudoit, Ronald Neff, and Masahisa Yamaguchi

 

Guests: Everett Higa (Honolulu Police Department), Ryan Maeda (Honolulu Fire Department), Rayton K. Vares (Senator Brickwood Galuteria’s office), Ronald Borromeo (Board of Water Supply), Tom Heinrich (Senator Brian Taniguchi’s office), Kevan Wong (Representative Scott Nishimoto’s office), Councilmember Ann Kobayashi, Michele Sansone (Councilmember Kobayashi’s office), Jonathan Tungpalan (Representative Scott Saiki’s office), Representative Della Au Belatti, Kelly Joseph (Waikiki Health), Janet Inamine, Ane Aga, Lia Powers, and Jenilea M. Heath (Neighborhood Commission Office).

 

FILLING OF VACANCIES: Chair Lockwood opened the floor for volunteers to fill the vacant at-large seat on the Board. Carlos nominated previous Board member Joel Tomyl, who apologized, and declined the nomination.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY & COMMUNITY LIAISON:

 

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD): Captain Ryan Maeda reported the following:

·         Fire Statistics for November 2013: Company statistics included 6 structure fires, 3 rubbish fires, 0 wildland fires, and 0 vehicle fires. There were also 69 medical services, 41 miscellaneous emergencies, and 0 search and rescues. There were no major or unusual incidents to report.

·         Christmas Tree Safety: Select a tree with fresh green needles, cut two (2) inches from the base of the trunk before placing the tree in a stand, and keep the tree watered daily. Keep the tree at least three (3) feet from heat sources, such as candles, which should never be used to decorate a tree. Ensure the tree is not blocking an exit. Use lights that have an independent testing laboratory label, replace worn or broken strings of lights, never connect more than three (3) strands, and always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed. After Christmas, remove the dried tree from the home, do not store it in the garage or against the house, and check your community to find a recycling program.

 

Honolulu Police Department (HPD) (District 1): A representative arrived later in the evening.

 

Honolulu Police Department (District 7): Officer Everett Higa reported the following:

·         Crime Statistics for November 2013: Statistics included 6 burglaries, 36 thefts, and 6 UEMV.

·         Home Security Safety Tip: Keep doors, garages, and sheds locked. Store surfboards and bicycles out of sight. Trim shrubbery to reduce cover for burglars, and install motion sensor lighting. Never leave keys in “secret” hiding places; burglars know where to look. Never leave notes on the door such as “Gone Shopping.” Keep inventory of valuables in the home. Bolted-down safes are effective for storing small valuables. Be a good neighbor, and report suspicious activity to police. Consider installing a security alarm. Lock doors while gardening because burglars have been known to work in teams to distract an individual outside of their home, while another person breaks in.

 

Questions, comments and concerns followed: Recent Sex Assaults: Kyi-Yim asked Officer Higa to elaborate on the rapist situation that has been reported lately in the news. Officer Higa noted that as the assaults had occurred in a different district, he was not familiar with the specifics, but would follow up for details.

 

Governor Neil Abercrombie’s Representative: Dean Seki reported the following:

·         Marriage Equality: In November 2013, Governor Abercrombie signed into law the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013, which took effect on Monday, December 2, 2013.

·         Bond Sales: The State’s recent success in completing the sale of $860 million of tax-exempt and taxable General Obligation Bonds is a significant reflection of local and national confidence in the State’s strong financial performance.

 

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1.       H1 Freeway Construction: Takamura noted concern about the construction on the H1 Freeway. Seki will follow up with the State Department of Transportation (HDOT). Takamura also noted resurfacing issues on Nuuanu Avenue and the Pali Highway near the tunnels.

2.       Construction Hold: Kihikihi asked why construction in the State was not being put on hold over the holiday season. Seki will follow up with HDOT.  

 

Hearing no objection, Chair Lockwood took the agenda out of order to hear from representatives of Washington Middle School.

 

Washington Middle School: Keith Amemiya presented on the R.E.A.C.H. program, and some of the middle school’s recent achievements. R.E.A.C.H. stands for Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health, and is an initiative by Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui. The program makes funds available for public middle and intermediate schools to apply for funding of pilot projects in academic enrichment, arts and culture, and athletics. Amemiya explained that middle school years have the most changes physically, emotionally, and socially for children, and can be a dangerous situation, as parent connections loosen and peers become more important in a child’s life. Washington Middle School is fortunate to have the Boys and Girls Club next door, along with the All-Star After-School Program, which have many activities. The Washington Middle School chess team has won the state championship three (3) years in a row, and they are the K-12 national champions. Members of the chess team were present at the meeting, and it was noted that they were working on fundraising for their trip to Atlanta, Georgia in April 2014 to return to the national championships. The Washington Middle School math team has also won state championship three (3) years in a row. Applause followed.

 

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1.       Fundraising: It was answered for Kyi-Yim that most of the chess team’s fundraising has been after school events such as selling snacks and drinks.

2.       Event: It was answered for Carlos that the chess national championships will be in Atlanta, and the math national championships will be in Orlando. The trip will cost around $2000 per student.

3.       Thanks: A community member thanked Washington Middle School for their help in the community. The community member noted that she is proud to have the school in the area, and that the chess and math teams are helping to put McCully/Moiliili “on the map.” Applause followed.

 

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Representative: Mayor’s representative, Department of Human Resources (DHR) Director Carolee Kubo was unable to attend the meeting. Chair Lockwood read a report Director Kubo sent: Fruit Trees: The request concerning fruit trees has been referred to the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).

 

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1.       Water Fountains: Community member Joel Tomyl thanked Director Kubo and the City for the work on the water fountains with low water pressure. Tomyl had sent a list of several problematic fountains to Director Kubo following last month’s meeting, and many of them have been fixed.

2.       Bus Advertisement: Kyi-Yim noted that the recent idea to begin advertising on the outside of City buses is a good idea as long as the signs are kept to a reasonable size. Kubo commended the City on “thinking outside of the box.”

 

Board of Water Supply (BWS): Ronald Borromeo reported the following:

·         Construction Updates: Construction on a 12-inch main on University Avenue resumed on Monday, November 25, 2013, and will continue until Friday, December 20, 2013. Construction on a 12-inch main on Kapiolani Boulevard will begin when the contractor has acquired all necessary permits.

·         Water Conservation Calendar: Copies of the 2014 calendar will arrive on Monday, December 9, 2013. This is one of the many educational programs that BWS conduct each year to help promote and create and appreciation for out most precious natural resource, water. This year’s theme was “Save Water Save Energy.” Calendars will be made available to the general public starting Monday, December 16, 2013. For more information about the Water Conservation Contest, call BWS Communications Office at 748-5041.

·         Holidays: The BWS wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

 

Honolulu Police Department (District 1): Sergeant Ray Lurbe reported the following:

·         Crime Statistics for November 2013: Statistics included 2 assaults, 1 burglary, 4 driving under the influence (DUI), 1 drug offense, 1 family offense, 1 graffiti incident, 26 motor vehicle collisions, 4 motor vehicle thefts, 1 property damages, 2 robberies, 0 sex offences, and 1 unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle (UEMV).

·         Safety Tip: Drive safely in shopping mall parking lots, and if storing purchases in the car before returning to shop more, move the vehicle to a different parking area, as some burglars have been known to watch for this. If displaying gifts under the tree, try to keep gifts out of view of windows, where a potential burglar might see them.

 

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1.       Serial Rapist: Kyi-Yim asked if Sergeant Lurbe could provide any further information on the recent rape cases. Sergeant Lurbe explained that there had been an incident on Pauhana Street near the Pagoda Hotel. An incident occurred where a male followed a female college student home. Sergeant Lurbe suggested that anyone with screens and louvers keep them clean, and put a bell on the screen. Sergeant Lurbe also suggested that when going outside to do laundry, to be very cautious, especially at nighttime. An idea is to put marbles in soda cans by the door, which an intruder would knock over. Police have increased patrols in the area at all times, as the reported attacks took place during the day, not at night. Finally, Sergeant Lurbe suggested that residents always have an escape route prepared, and to be able to scream, or have a whistle. HPD is following up every tip in relation to this series of crimes.

2.       Road Blocks: It was explained for Takamura that HPD only puts up DUI roadblocks when there are enough officers on the road. It was noted that officers in Sector 4 of District 1 are particularly intent on finding drivers under the influence.

 

University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa: No representative was present. Chair Lockwood noted that finals week is approaching and that graduation ceremonies will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013, and suggested residents avoid the area due to traffic concerns.

 

RESIDENTS’ CONCERNS:

 

Japanese Cemetery: Community member Ruby ____???? thanked the community for donating time and funds to help restore the Moiliili Japanese Cemetery. The area will now be a more enjoyable part of the McCully/Moiliili community.

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS:

 

Councilmember Ann Kobayashi: Councilmember Kobayashi reported the following:

·         Hawaiian Humane Society (HHS): A new 55-year lease has been signed for HHS. Funding has been cut and expenses have increased, so some services had to be cut, including dealing with barking dogs and feral roosters.

·         Sewers: The sewer capacity for McCully-Moiliili remains the same.

·         Pedestrian Light: A request has been submitted for a pedestrian activated light, but Councilmember Kobayashi’s office has not heard back.

·         BWS Errors: Councilmember Kobayashi’s office is still receiving complaints about the BWS and billing errors. The councilmember is also concerned about some BWS contracts, including one instance where a BWS employee wrote a contract, left BWS, formed a company, and then got the contract.

·         Bus Advertising: Mayor Caldwell’s administration has introduced a bill to allow advertising on the outside of city buses. Advertisements are currently allowed on the inside of busses, though they do not raise much money.

·         Permitting: Mayor Caldwell has also introduced a bill which would raise building permitting fees. Councilmember Kobayashi explained that she will be asking for exemptions on fees for affordable housing permits so that fees accrued by developers are not then passed to affordable housing buyers.

 

Questions, comments, and concerns followed: Bus Advertising: Community member Joel Tomyl asked if there is a sales person for bus advertisements. Councilmember Kobayashi did not know. It was also noted that a system to pay for a bus ride before boarding the bus may be put into place when the rail is complete.

 

Jeff Strona and Emmanuel Zibakalam arrived at 7:11 p.m. 10 members present.

 

Senator Brian Taniguchi: Tom Heinrich circulated a newsletter and reported the following:

Representative Della Au Belatti: Representative Belatti presented the following:

  • Apologies: Representative Belatti apologized that this was the first time she had attended a Board meeting during 2013, but noted that she receives and reviews meeting minutes.
  • Health: Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 8:30 a.m., room 309, the House Health and Commerce, and Consumer Protection committees will be having a joint meeting. The meeting will also be broadcast on Olelo. This meeting will include updates on the Healthcare Connector.
  • Preparation: Representative Belatti has been preparing for the start of the regular legislative session. Residents may contact her office for any new ideas for legislation.
  • Kapiolani Hospital: Representative Belatti is working with Councilmember Kobayashi and Chair Lockwood to set up a meeting for discussion of the Kapiolani Hospital parking garage demolition.
  • Makiki Mele Kaliki: The event will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and will include arts and crafts, live entertainment, and food vendors.

 

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1.       Healthcare: Takamura noted that he had been contacted regarding older adult services. Representative Belatti explained that uninsured individuals may qualify for Medicaid and would be able to find their eligibility online. The State Department of Human Services (DHS) Kolea website is the first step, and will decide if an individual is eligible for Medicaid and other benefits. DHS also has Quest Integration, which is a process of integrating healthcare and will apply cost savings, better service, and care. Belatti noted she would be able to follow up with Takamura regarding his specific concern.

2.       Medicaid Fraud: Bonin asked if any extra steps had been taken to check possibilities of increased Medicaid fraud. Representative Belatti answered that the question of online security will be brought up at the December 12 meeting. Representative Belatti will follow up.

3.       Term Limits: Community member Joel Tomyl asked if Representative Belatti would support efforts to establish term limits for federal legislators. Representative Belatti answered that she was not certain she would support such efforts, but that she was open to learning more about the issue.

 

Representative Isaac Choy: No representative was present; a newsletter was provided. Chair Lockwood noted the disaster preparedness training announced in Representative Choy’s newsletter, which will take place Tuesday, December 10, 2014 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Manoa Elementary School.

 

Representative Scott Nishimoto: Kevan Wong reported the following:

  • Absence: Wong apologized on behalf of Representative Nishimoto for his being unable to attend the November 2013 meeting due to the special session, as well as this meeting.
  • Clean-Up: Representative Nishimoto thanked community members for attending the Kaimuki Clean-Up in November 2013.
  • Parade: The McCully-Moiliili Christmas parade will be Thursday, December 12, 2013, and some streets will be closed. 
  • Term Limits: Wong will follow up with Representative Nishimoto regarding community member Tomyl’s question on term limits.

 

Senator Brickwood Galuteria: Rayton Vares provided a written report and noted that he will take community member Tomyl’s question back to Senator Galuteria.

 

Representative Scott Saiki: No representative was present; a newsletter was provided.

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

Waikiki Health: Kelly Joseph presented the following:

  • Organization Name: Joseph noted that the organization is now known as “Waikiki Health” and no longer “Waikiki Health Center.”
  • Origins: The organization was started in 1967 as the “Waikiki Drug Clinic,” and is now a federally involved medical center. There are doctors, case managers, and other health specialists on location.
  • Waikiki Location: At the Waikiki location, 41% of patients are homeless, and the center has adapted based on the needs of the community. There is also a mobile medical homeless outreach unit, and a youth outreach center for homeless youth.
  • Programs: Waikiki Health helps to connect people to what they need, such as housing, medication, or someone to talk to. There is also a senior companionship program, and in anticipation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Waikiki Health has been making changes to their programs.
  • New Property: For two (2) years, the center looked for a new location in Waikiki to buy, and has found a property at 935 Makahiki Way. The administrative office staff moved in February 2013, and renovations are ongoing for the rest of the office. Upon opening in February 2014, the center will have eight (8) medical rooms, one (1) mental health area, and a full dental clinic. Many patients are HIV positive or have diabetes and a dental clinic is needed, as well as federally mandated.

 

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1.       Number of Visits: Kyi-Yim noted that there are often individuals camped in front of the health center. Joseph replied that some of the homeless patients they work with easily transition into shelters and others are chronically homeless, for a variety of reasons. The homeless people camped in front of the center’s doors is not an ideal scenario, and they are sometimes asked to leave, though they often return.

2.       Security: Joseph answered for Carlos that cameras and bright lights will be installed around the health center’s offices. Because the center has a small staff, they are also considering installing gates. A security guard does a check of the building four (4) to five (5) times per night, though there is no security presence in the daytime. Carlos noted that there are a library and a school nearby the new health center location, and raised a concern with the increase of possible drug users in the area. Joseph noted that this is a valid concern, and will take it back with her to the center.

3.       Parking: Chair Lockwood noted that parking is limited in the area, and raised concern about there being only 20 available parking stalls at the state’s third (3rd) busiest library. With a purported 45 patients per day, there is a concern with people using the library for parking, and as a waiting room before their appointment. There are also 14 preschools that use the library for their students. Joseph noted that she will contact representatives from the library, and added that though 41% of patients are homeless, the majority of Waikiki Health’s clientele are average residents. Joseph also noted that the new location will have a parking lot, as well as a transport vehicle, and a nearby church may rent space for staff parking in order to not use street parking.

4.       Hours: Joseph answered for community member Tomyl that the clinic hours have not yet been determined, but are expected to be from 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. five (5) or six (6) days a week.  

 

As there was no opposition, Councilmember Kobayashi spoke again on housing programs.

 

Councilmember Ann Kobayashi: The councilmember reported that on Wednesday, December 4, 2014, the City Council held a special budget meeting. Councilmember Kobayashi was disappointed to hear that the Administration suspended federal grant money which was planned to go towards a contract for a Housing First program for the mentally ill. The proposed site was originally slated to be located in Chinatown, however the community there refused the program. Councilmember Kobayashi had found that the contractor was now looking for property to buy in the McCully-Moiliili neighborhood area, and may have already purchased something, though no address or location would be provided. The location may be near the office of a local union. However no presentation has been made to the McCully-Moiliili Neighborhood Board, and the community has been unaware of the plans. The federal funds for the project need to be used by May 2, 2014.

 

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

  1. Union: Bonin noted that the Local 5 Union office is located on Young Street, and suggested it may be near there. Chair Lockwood noted that the Local 5 office is not in the McCully-Moiliili district. It was agreed that it was likely not near the office of the electrical workers union, but may be near the fire fighter’s union. Kyi-Yim also noted a painter’s union in the area.
  2. Chinatown Location: It was answered for Takamura that the site location in Chinatown was to be on River Street.

 

Hawaii Communities for a Lifetime (HCL): Pamela Chow presented the following:

·         Goal: A goal of HCL is to find what aspects of different communities are elderly-friendly. “Baby Boomers” are now approaching retirement age, and there is an increased number of seniors in the community. HCL would like to find if communities are age-friendly to the elderly, as well as to younger generations. Wheelchair needs are the same as stroller needs, and sidewalks should be safe for everyone.

·         Components: HCL looks at physical, social, and service components. Residents will be engaged, and HCL would like to work with other organizations on improving community resources. HCL looked at the World Health Organization (WHO)’s eight (8) age friendly components, and collapsed them to three (3): Outdoor Spaces and Buildings, Transportation, and Housing.

·         Environments: A physical environment is determinant of physical and mental health, and will accommodate individuality and independence. The social and cultural environments promote social participation, respect, and social inclusion. When elderly residents become more involved with their communities, it enhances their social and cultural environments.

·         Employment: HCL evaluates civic participation and employment opportunities in a community. Residents want to contribute to their community, and feel included and productive.

·         MAPPS Process: This process was developed by a professor at the University of Oregon, and maps assets using participatory photographic surveys. In these surveys, groups of community members walk around the area and photograph aspects of their community. These photographs are also Global Positioning System (GPS) located, and 10 of the best photographs taken by each person are chosen which represent conditions in the area. The program has been done with students from Iolani within a mile radius of the school.

·         More Participants: HCL is looking for more participants to do photographic surveys around the McCully-Moiliili area. Community members will receive a summary of the results of the survey.

 

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

  1. Other Organizations: Community member Ruby ____?? suggested HCL reach out to local social service organizations such as the Moiliili Community Center, the Church of the Crossroads, or the Moiliili Hongwonji Mission. Chow noted that HCL intends to start “from scratch” instead of building on established age-in-place systems.
  2. Long-Term Strategy: It was noted that in the long-term, HCL will be pushing for age-friendly development within the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) program, and other new community growth.
  3. Program Start: A new round of surveys can begin in January 2014 if enough volunteers are found.
  4. Information: It was answered for Takamura that informational handouts are available, and that Board participation would be appreciated for the unique perspective on the community.
  5. Iolani Project: Chair Lockwood noted that the Iolani group finished the 1-mile project, and will present their findings and photographs to the community on Friday, January 10, 2014. Mayor Caldwell will also be starting a citizen advisory group for a WHO network of age friendly cities. It was specified that HCL uses the WHO age friendly checklist, and that for each group, about five (5) to six (6) people between the ages of 15-55 are needed.
  6. Date: A training date for the participants will be set when the group is ready.

 

Senator Brian Taniguchi: Tom Heinrich handed out a newsletter and reported the following:

·         Committee Meeting: A joint House and Senate Committees on Higher Education meeting will be on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the State Capitol. The meeting will be aired on Capitol TV and will be repeated, as well as posted online at www.olelo.org. Issues to be discussed include the University of Hawaii (UH) Board of Regents, UH supplemental budget request, and UH campus repair.

·         New Legislation: Heinrich noted that there are less than six (6) weeks left until the January 2014 start of the regular legislative session, and any questions or ideas could be directed to elected representatives.

·         Term Limit Question: Heinrich will also relay community member Tomyl’s question regarding term limits to Sentator Taniguchi.

 

Questions, comments, and concerns followed: Flood Mitigation Meeting: It was clarified for Takamura that the Tuesday, December 10, 2013 meeting at Manoa Elementary School will be less of a usual legislative town meeting, and more centered on presentations regarding flood mitigation in the Manoa area.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO): Joseph Bonin noted that he had nothing new to report.

 

Old Stadium Park Bike-In Movies: The next event will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Resolution on the Pumehana Housing Project: Zibakalam introduced and read his resolution in support of Coastal Rim Properties to proceed in their efforts to develop affordable housing. Carlos seconded the resolution.

 

Discussion followed: Suggestions: Tom Heinrich suggested changing some vocabulary elements of the resolution concerning reference to Board approval versus support of the project, and to ensure any concerns are addressed to the City Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP). Zibakalam noted that some wording was taken from the minutes of the meeting when the Pumehana project was first presented. Heinrich further suggested including a list of questions to be addressed by Coastal Rim Properties.

 

Zibakalam withdrew his resolution to be tabled until the February 2014 meeting.

 

Resolution on Swimming Pools: Chair Lockwood introduced and read his resolution in support of City Council Resolution 13-230 slip-resistant surface requirements for public and residential swimming pools. Carlos seconded the resolution.

 

Discussion followed:

1.       City Requirements: Bonin noted that he would support public, city-funded pools to be required to have slip-resistant surfaces, but not for residential pools. Bonin added that if this requirement were made, every residential pool on the island would have to be drained, repaired, and refilled, which would not be good during the current drought conditions.

2.       Near Drowning: Chair Lockwood noted that he had rescued three (3) children in residential pools who in the last eight (8) years, and had testified in favor of the requirement at City Council in his own capacity, though not on behalf of the Board.

3.       New Pools: Kyi-Yim suggested requiring slip-resistant surfaces for any newly installed pool. Chair Lockwood added that the surface could be applied during routine renovations and repairs.

4.       Table: Carlos suggested that the resolution also be tabled for further editing.

5.       Permitting: Bonin noted that when homes and pools are refurbished, they must be inspected, and that the requirement could be added as part of the permitting or inspection.

 

Chair Lockwood withdrew his resolution for further editing.

 

Resolution on the War Memorial Natatorium: Carlos introduced and read her resolution of endorsement in support for the War Memorial Natatorium restoration. Takamura seconded the resolution.

 

Discussion followed:

1.       Conflicts of Interest: Chair Lockwood disclosed that he had multiple conflicts of interest, and relinquished the gavel to Vice Chair Kyi-Yim. Chair Lockwood noted that he would not recuse himself from a vote.

 

At this time, Vice Chair Kyi-Yim presided over the meeting.

 

2.       Non-Slip Surface: Takamura noted that the issue of a non-slip surface should be included in the resolution as a public safety concern.

3.       Profit: Bonin noted that he supported rebuilding the pool, and the front and sides of the memorial. Bonin added that the natatorium could be a money-generating facility, where swim meets and private partnerships could build profit for the City. It was suggested that the Hawaii Theatre be referred to as an example of such partnerships.

4.       History: Carlos noted that there are ways to keep the water inside the natatorium moving and safe, but the project is seen as being too expensive. Carlos added that the pool used to be very popular, and Duke Kahanamoku and Buster Krab used to swim there.

 

Hearing no further discussion, Chair Lockwood called for a vote to be taken on the resolution of endorsement in support for the War Memorial Natatorium restoration. The resolution was ADOPTED, 8-2-0; (Aye: Bonin, Carlos, Kihikihi, Lockwood, Strona, Takamura, Vann-Guyen, and Zibakalam. Nay: Kondratovich and Kyi-Yim.)

 

HOUSEKEEPING:

 

Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO) Meeting: Bonin reported that recent meetings have been focused on TOD.

 

Rocky Horror Show: Chair Lockwood announced that auditions for the Rocky Horror Show will be held Wednesday, December 11, 2013, and Thursday, December 12, 2013 for students between grades 7 and 12 at Kaimuki High School.

 

Neighborhood Plan Amendments: Amendments to the Neighborhood Plan should have been received by Board members electronically.

 

Bulky Item Pick-Up: Pick up is on the 3rd Monday of each month.

APPROVAL OF THE NOVEMBER 7, 2013 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES: Kyi-Yim moved and Bonin seconded to approve the November 7, 2013 regular meeting minutes as amended. The motion was ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT, 10-0-0; (Aye: Bonin, Carlos, Kihikihi, Kondratovich, Kyi-Yim, Lockwood, Strona, Takamura, Vann-Guyen, and Zibakalam.)

Corrections:

  • Entire Document: Replace “Dennis Silva” with “Franco Mola”.
  • Page 1 of 7: Under “Board Members Present”, Kyi-Yim’s arrival time should be changed to 6:45 p.m.
  • Page 2 of 7: Under Carolee Kubo’s report, in the question headed “Bulky Items,” “Coin” Street should be changed to “Coyne” Street.
  • Page 3 of 7: In the middle of the page, Kyi-Yim’s arrival time should be changed to 6:45 p.m.
  • Page 4 of 7: At the top of the page under “Term Limits”, the first sentence should be struck and changed to, “Community member Tomyl asked if Senator Ihara would support a state initiated Constitutional Convention of the purpose of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to create term limits for the legislative branch.”
  • Page 4 of 7: Under Senator Galuteria’s report, in the questions portion, “Bars” should be changed to “Vares”.
  • Page 4 of 7: At the bottom of the page under “Ala Wai Watershed”, “Representatives Choy and Kobayashi” should be changed to “Representative Choy and Councilmember Kobayashi”.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT: Board Treasurer Marijane Carlos reported a total of $45.08 spent in the month of November, and a remaining balance of $384.56. The report was filed.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS/MEETINGS

Next Meeting: The Board will recess in January 2014. The next Board meeting will be February 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Middle School. The Board will recess on January 2, 2014.

 

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 8:57 p.m.

 

Submitted By: Jenilea M. Heath, Neighborhood Assistant I

 

Reviewed By: Rise Doi, Neighborhood Assistant I   

 

Reviewed and Finalized By: Ron Lockwood, Chairperson

Last Reviewed: Friday, January 31, 2014