Kailua Neighborhood Board Meeting Tonight

ImageKailua Neighborhood Board No. 31


THURSDAY, April 3, 2014, 7:00 p.m.



      A. Community Forum on Property crime – follow up.

Chair Prentiss testified at Legislature in support of House Bill (HB) 2205 that would delete the option of probation for habitual property crimes. – Ongoing.

    PRESENTATION (10 minutes plus Q&A)

Nighttime closure of Kailua Municipal Parking Lot (behind Cinnamon’s restaurant). Chris Terry, Department        of Facilities Maintenance (DFM).



      A. Kawainui Marsh master plan. Discussion and possible action.. BOARD MOTIONS.

  1.       The Kailua Neighborhood Board requests the State Department of Health to test for contaminants in the water in the two ponds on either side of Kapaa Quarry Road in the vicinity of the model airplane field.


  1.       The Kailua Neighborhood Board requests the City and County Department of Transportation Services to expedite measures to improve the intersection of Kailua Road and Kalaheo Avenue by Kalapawai Market to eliminate the backlog of traffic at that intersection, including the restoration of two-way traffic on the curved portion of Kailua Road connecting downtown Kailua with Lanikai, and the installation of a traffic signal and crosswalk signal to regulate both vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the intersection during periods of high traffic volume.


  1.       Whereas Lanikai often experiences severe parking congestion resulting in vehicles frequently parking closer than four feet to driveway openings, contrary to Revised Ordinances of HonoluluSec. 15-14.1.(a).2, creating a safety hazard, the Kailua Neighborhood Board requests the City and Count Department of Planning and Permitting to institute a policy that would grant blanket sidewalk surface encroachment variances or expedite variances for the purpose of allowing Lanikai homeowners to install a mailbox, boulder, or small tree in the unimproved sidewalk area provided such mailbox, boulder, or small tree is not less than four feet nor greater than eight feet from the driveway opening.


  1.       The Kailua Neighborhood Board urges the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OMPO) to conduct a traffic carrying capacity study on Kamehameha Highway from Haleiwa to Kahalu`u.




      A. Noise Variance Permit for the Kaneohe-Kailua Wastewater Tunnel. Discussion and possible action.













Meeting – Noise Variance Sewer Project


The City and County of Honolulu is holding a meeting next Wednesday to discuss their request for a Community Noise Variance for the Kaneohe-Kailua Sewer Tunnel Project.  This project involves ~ 3 miles of a 10 foot diameter tunnel from the Kailua Sewer Plant to the Kaneohe Pre-Treatment facility.  This work will be performed every day except Sunday 24 hours a day  for a year and a half.  Daytime noise described as “high noise levels”.


Notification of Kailua Board meeting


THURSDAY, February 6, 2014, 7:00 p.m.



     A.    SUBDISTRICT 3 – Maunawili, Olomana, Pohakupu, Kukunono.

     B.    SUBDISTRICT 1 – Lanikai, Kalaheo.

A candidate must live in the subdistrict, and must be nominated by a Board member. Candidates may speak for two minutes as well as others who support the candidate. Term expires June 30, 2015.

From Tulsi Gabbard- “Talk story” invite tomorrow

Happy New Year! I hope you’re doing well. I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve you in Congress, and I’d like to invite you to an upcoming ‘Talk Story’ meeting I’m hosting in Kaneohe to share some of our legislative and community accomplishments in 2013 and our goals for the year ahead.

Please join me at Kaneohe Community Center at 45-613 Puohala Street on Tuesday, January 21st from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. I look forward to seeing you there, answering any questions you may have, and listening to your ideas and concerns.

Mahalo for the opportunity to serve you!

Kaneohe Neighborhood Board Meeting this Thursday

Kaneohe Neighborhood Board No. 30

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Thursday    January 16, 2014    7:00 p.m.


45-259 Waikalua Road, Kaneohe Highway 96744


Rules of Speaking: Anyone wishing to speak is asked to raise their hand, and when recognized by the Chair, to address comments to the Chair. Speakers are encouraged to keep their comments under three (3) minutes, and those giving reports are urged to keep their reports under three (3) minutes. Please silence all electronic devices.



See below for proposed action – there is a 30 day window (starting today) for public commentary before final approval.

To view the draft EIS:  http://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/Portals/114/WebDocuments/UAV/VMU-3_Draft_EA_Jan_2014_REDUCED.pdf

To submit comments on line:


The Please send us a copy of your comments as well for documentation.  Thanks

The introduction to the EIS states:

“To ensure that the Third Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) operational commander is supported by a balanced, geographically collocated Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) in  Hawai‘i and to address the Aviation Combat Element (ACE) deficiency in Hawai‘i, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) proposes to relocate an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) 14 squadron from California to Hawai‘i, thereby achieving a balance in the USMC’s capabilities in the Pacific and ensuring that Marine forces are sufficiently manned, trained, and equipped to meet any crisis or conflict. 

Proposed Action. The Proposed Action is the relocation of the existing Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron Three (VMU-3), including 274 active-duty USMC and Navy personnel, an estimated 202 dependents, and approximately three contract/civilian personnel, from Marine

Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms, California, to the state of Hawai‘i, and the conduct of unmanned-aircraft training activities within existing training ranges in the region.

Under the Proposed Action, VMU-3 would be based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay (MCB Hawaii Kaneohe Bay).

The Proposed Action includes the use of three RQ–7B UAS at four aircraft per system and nine  RQ-21A UAS at five aircraft per system for a total of 57 unmanned aircraft (12 RQ-7B and  45 RQ-21A). ……..

An Airspace Certificate of  Authorization (COA) must be obtained from the FAA. “