ABANDONED TIRE TASK FORCE SEEKS DOCUMENTATION OF TIRE DUMPING PROBLEM; PLANS TO MEET AGAIN AT THE END OF SUMMER

The second Abandoned Tire Task Force meeting was held on 5/30/13.  Attendees heard a presentation from AES, who recently started a tire to energy project at Kalaeloa.  Attendees also discussed possible initiatives to combat the abandoned tire problem, such as reinstating the $1 per tire surcharge for replacement tires, waiving fees for new tires in exchange for used tires (similar to the car battery program), charging disposal fees for tires purchased online, requiring car recyclers to accept cars with tires, stricter monitoring of tire haulers, and others.

photo caption: Wai`anae Coast residents attended the Abandoned Tire Task Force meeting on 5/30/13.  L-R: Alice Greenwood (Nani O Wai`anae), Victor Flint (US Navy), Leslie Kahihikolo (Ka Wai Ola O Wai`anae), Sophie Flores (Mikilua Farmers Assn.), Lucy Gay (Nani O Wai`anae), Rene Manansala (Mikilua Farmers Assn.), Senator Maile Shimabukuro, Johnnie-Mae Perry (Wai`anae Neighborhood Board Chair/Nani O Wai`anae).  [photo courtesy of Victor Flint]

Wai`anae Coast residents attended the Abandoned Tire Task Force meeting on 5/30/13. L-R: Alice Greenwood (Nani O Wai`anae), Victor Flint (US Navy), Leslie Kahihikolo (Ka Wai Ola O Wai`anae), Sophie Flores (Mikilua Farmers Assn.), Lucy Gay (Nani O Wai`anae), Rene Manansala (Mikilua Farmers Assn.), Senator Maile Shimabukuro, Johnnie-Mae Perry (Wai`anae Neighborhood Board Chair/Nani O Wai`anae). [photo courtesy of Victor Flint]

Several representatives from the Wai`anae Coast attended the meeting.  Johnnie-Mae Perry, Chair of the Wai`anae Neighborhood Board and a member of Nani O Wai`anae, brought photos to document the tire dumping problem in areas such as Paakea Road.  Victor Flint reported that the US Navy has installed a Police Skytower at LLL Gate 8 along Paakea. HECO is installing the cameras at their Elecrical Sub-Station across from Gate 8. HECO will be monitoring the area around their Elec Sub-Station to include Gate 8. If they notice any suspicious activity, HECO will call the police.

The Task Force is seeking documentation of the tire dumping problem in our state, in the form of photos, reports, and other information.  The Task Force plans to meet again around the end of the summer, in preparation for its deadline to report back to the Legislature in January 2014.  Its meetings are open to the public.

For more information about the Abandoned Tire Task Force, and/or to provide documentation of tire dumping,
please contact: John Valera (Department of Health), john.valera@doh.hawaii.gov, 586-4226.

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One Response

  1. Good job and thanks fir your Help! Maile You Are An ASSET TO THIS COMMUNITY! Continue your GREATNESS!!!!GOD BLESS!

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