Planning & Zoning Committee Meeting – June 25

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

PLANNING AND ZONING

COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25Th 2008

WAI`ANAE DISTRICT PARK – MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

85-601 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY, WAIANAE

6:30 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

I. Call To Order/ Welcome: P & Z Committee Chair Bill Akiona

II. Old Business – Last Meeting was an Informational Meeting on 04/17/08 – No Quorum

A. Keawa’ula Fiber Optic Cables

B. Hale Wai Vista

C. Kamaile EcoVillage

III. New Business:

A. Seawinds Apartment for Housing Solutions Incorporated (HSI)

IV. Announcements/Community Concern

V. Adjournment

THE WAIANAE/MAKAHA NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 IS A DRUG/ALCOHOL FREE COMMUNITY MEETING.

THE WAIANAE/MAKAHA NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 MEETING IS BROADCAST MONTHLY ON OLELO.

BOARD MINUTES AND AGENDAS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE CITY’S WEB SITE AT:

http: www.honolulu.gov

ANY DISABLED PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE AT THIS MEETING MAY CALL THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION OFFICE AT 768-3710 FOR ASSISTANCE.

Community Econ Dev Committee Mtg – June 25

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25Th 2008

WAI`ANAE DISTRICT PARK – MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM

85-601 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY, WAIANAE

8:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M.

I. Call To Order: CED Committee Chair Bill Akiona

II. Previous Business Updates – Our First Meeting Since Split of WCNB #24 in January 2008

A. Open to Old and New Business Items to Carry Over into Next CED Committee Meeting

III. Announcements/Community Concerns

IV. Adjournment

THE WAIANAE/MAKAHA NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 IS A DRUG/ALCOHOL FREE COMMUNITY MEETING.

THE WAIANAE/MAKAHA NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD #24 MEETING IS BROADCAST MONTHLY ON OLELO.

BOARD MINUTES AND AGENDAS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE CITY’S WEB SITE AT:

http: www.honolulu.gov

ANY DISABLED PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE AT THIS MEETING MAY CALL THE NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION OFFICE AT 768-3710 FOR ASSISTANCE.

U.S. EPA Update – Leeward Coast Clean-up

From: Higuchi.Dean@epamail.epa.gov [mailto:Higuchi.Dean@epamail.epa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 8:27 AM
To: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro et al.
Subject: Revised Fact sheet on Leeward Coast Clean ups

United States Regional Administrator Region 9, Arizona,
Environmental Protection 75 Hawthorne Street California, Hawaii,
Agency San Francisco, CA 94105-3901 Nevada, Guam,
American Samoa,
Northern Mariana Islands

U.S. EPA UPDATE ON LEEWARD COAST CLEANUP ACTIVITIES

Waianae, Hawai’i May 2008

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Emergency Response Program assessed two locations near Waianae on the leeward coast the week of May 12, 2008 in response to concerns about possible hazardous materials having been dumped there. This flyer provides information on what activities were performed by EPA’s Emergency Response staff and what was found. It will also try to address health and safety concerns which have been expressed by community members.

Hakimo Road Site:
EPA’s assessment of a dump site in this area revealed the types of hazardous materials one might expect at a solid waste dump: leaking car batteries, paint, solvents, etc. Certain areas of soil on the site had high levels of lead, and those contaminated hot spots will be removed.

Haleahi Road Site:
EPA also assessed an area on Haleahi Road where leaking containers were found adjacent to Kaupuni Stream. After noticing oil leaking from the containers, EPA personnel sampled the material and discovered the solvent perchloroethylene (PERC) and polychlorinated biphenals (PCBs), both hazardous substances. The containers and contaminated soil were removed for proper disposal.

Are Nearby Areas Safe?
The streams used frequently by community members (Ulehawa and Kaupuni) are safe as well as the areas where the streams enter the ocean. The fish in these streams may still be eaten as EPA did not find contamination in the streams. EPA also does not believe groundwater was impacted by the spilled material EPA removed.

For More Information:
If you have questions or concerns regarding EPA’s cleanup work in these areas, please contact the U.S. EPA Hawaii Office at 808-541-2710. To report suspected environmental violations, please call 808-541-2720 or visit http://www.epa.gov/tips/

Legislature Legalizes Indigenous Hawaiian Architecture Statewide

In 2006 and 2007 the State Legislature passed measures that allow residential use of Indigenous Hawaiian Architecture Structures. See: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2007/bills/SB1917_cd1_.htm

I have attached Maui County’s existing Indigenous Architecture building code (click here). At this point, the housing officials from all other counties are required to adopt similar building codes.


Click on the image to view Maui’s indigenous architecture code.

FYI, the housing officials from each county are:

Housing Offices – Statewide

1) County of Hawaii
Office of Housing and Community Development
phone: 961-8379fax: 961-8685
Edwin Taira
ohcdadm@co.hawaii.hi.us
2) County of Maui Housing & Human Concerns
phone: 270-7805fax: 270-7165
Vanessa Medeiros
vanessa.a.medeiros@mauicounty.gov
3) County of Kauai County Housing Agency
phone: 241-4444
Kenneth Rainhforth
krainforth@kauai.gov
4) City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting
phone: 768-8000
Henry Eng, Director
heng@honolulu.gov>,

To Honor Coach Larry Ginoza – June 25

Click on the image for a larger view.

Waianae Farmer’s Market GRAND OPENING – June 21

Waianae Farmer’s Market
will take place on June 21, 7:30-11am,
at Makaha Resort,
and will be held the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month thereafter.

For more info, call Desiree at DHikuroa@wcchc.com or 696-1599 or 848-2074.

For info on becoming a vendor: http://www.hfbf.org/FarmersMarket.html

Westside Stories 2008 Session Wrap Up

Westside Stories 2008 Session Wrap Up
Click on the image to see a full version.

Aloha,
Gail Gomes
Westside Stories
The PRIDE of the Westside
696.7978
Visit our website at http://www.wsshawaii.com/