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MAYOR HANNEMANN SHOWCASES A RECYCLED AND

REFURBISHED SATELLITE CITY HALL

 

    Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced the City’s plans to unveil a new and recycled Satellite City Hall in Kaneohe.  Furnishings for the $543,000 facility were plucked out of its former location at Windward Mall last year, and the public will have a chance to tour the new and improved center at the Mayor’s grand opening event on Friday, March 27, 2009, 12:30 p.m., at the Windward City Shopping Center.  

 

    “This is recycling a building at its best,” said Mayor Hannemann.  Kaneohe residents will barely recognize that the workstations and counters are transplants, and that the City Department of Facility Maintenance did a fabulous job resurrecting old office furnishings,” he said.  The City utilized internal manpower to launch the renovations and to keep costs down for this major “operation.”  Workers rebuilt what they had dismantled last summer from the previous Satellite location at Windward Mall.

    

    The 3,200 square-foot center adds convenience to the lifestyle of Windward residents, according to Dana Takahara-Dias, director of the City Department of Customer Services.  One of the highlights of the Windward City Satellite City Hall is the launch of a WikiWiki Express service.  The staff will be linked to the City’s network via laptop computer to provide information on documents required for customers waiting in line and to expedite transactions.  “This function ensures that all customers have the necessary forms for their transactions before they reach the counter,” said Takahara-Dias. 

             

    The Windward City Satellite City Hall will provide full-service operations and afford residents the ability to obtain driver license renewals and duplicates.  Services include:

  • Motor vehicle registration
  • Issuance of disabled parking permits
  • Picnic and camping permits
  • Bus pass sales
  • Acceptance of water bill and real property tax payments
  • Sale of spay/neuter certificates
  • Firework permits 

            The Windward City Satellite City Hall is located at 45-480 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Suite C06.  The hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.