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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 July 16, 2010




(Fri., July 16, 2010)—Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced that the City and County of Honolulu has donated to Maui County an asphalt spreading vehicle that is no longer needed on Oahu.


            “In these tough economic times, there is a real need to work together and share resources when possible,” Hannemann said. “This equipment is an older, retired paver that is no longer needed on Oahu, and it just makes good sense to let our neighbors make good use of it rather than let it rust away in a storage yard here.”


            Honolulu acquired the vehicle, known as a Blaw-Knox PF180H Paver, more than 20 years ago for $146,000. After many years of service, it was replaced by more modern equipment but remained functional and available as a back-up vehicle. The city has since acquired additional equipment, and the old vehicle is no longer needed here.


            Hannemann said the donation to Maui for use by its Department of Public Works was one example of the cooperation that has flourished between Oahu and the Neighbor Islands through the Hawaii Council of Mayors.


            “We’re very pleased to provide this equipment to our sister county so that it may remain useful,” Hannemann said.


            As part of the agreement, Maui County is responsible for all costs associated with the removal and transport of the paver unit to Maui.




Media contact: Bill Brennan, Mayor’s Office, 768-6928