Marine Corps Base Newsletter

Marine Corps Air Station & Training Areas
MCAS Kaneohe Bay hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – midnight
Friday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Closed Sundays and holidays)
*Aircraft maintenance will occur 24/7, as required to maintain aircraft safety.
Exceptions: MCAS Kaneohe Bay will run 24/7 aircraft operations from August 30 to September 3 for training.
Marine Corps Training Area Bellows: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Ulupau Crater Range Training Facility: Monday – Sunday: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Pu’uloa Range Training Facility: Monday – Sunday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Events
Announcements:
• Live-fire weapons and rocket training will be taking place September 4 – 5 at the Ulupau Crater Range Training Facility as Marines are training for upcoming deployments, exercises and combat readiness.
• Run along the scenic air field of Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The Sunset Flight Line 5K is scheduled for September 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Hangar 101. This race is open to the public. Those interested in participating should visit http://www.mccshawaii.com/races for more information.

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KAILUA NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETING JULY 3

Kailua Neighborhood Board REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
KAILUA RECREATION CENTER, 21 SOUTH KAINALU DRIVE
I. CALL TO ORDER. Chair Pro Tem Chuck Prentiss.
II. ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer

III. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
1. Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club 4.4 mile Kailua Beach Park run Sunday, July 13, 2014.

IV. PUBLIC AGENCIES.
A. Honolulu Fire Department.
B. Honolulu Police Department.
C. Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
D. Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Representative.
E. Governor Neil Abercrombie’s Representative.

V. RESIDENT AND COMMUNITY CONCERNS (Three (3) minutes each).
(Please sign in at meeting, or email Chairperson Chuck Prentiss at prentissc001@hawaii.rr.com).

VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
A. Kawainui-Hamakua Marsh Master plan. Discussion. Board’s comments attached.

VII. PRESENTATION (10 minutes)
A. City and County Department of Wastewater Management. Kailua Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant (KRWWTP) odor control project.

VIII. ELECTED OFFICIALS (Three (3) minutes each).
A. Representative Chris Lee.
B. Councilmember Ikaika Anderson.
C. Senator Jill Tokuda.
D. Senator Laura Thielen.
E. Representative Ken Ito.
F. Representative Cynthia Thielen.

IX. BOARD MOTIONS
1. The KNB opposes Bill 17 that removes The Department of Planning and Permitting’s ability to make rules regarding shoreline setbacks and removes provision for government agencies to remove minor structures that cause erosion or impact public access.

2. The KNB supports Bill 34 that addresses a regulatory gap in enforcement of the Honolulu grading ordinance for State of Hawaii Soil and Water Conservation District cooperators. Helps ensure that illegal dumping on soil and water conservation district land, which is not currently enforced by any entity is enforced.

3. The KNB supports Bill 35 that will help protect agricultural land from contaminants that could impact productivity of the soil.

4. The KNB supports Bill 37 that increases the fine amount for illegal dumping as a deterrent and for the safety, health and welfare of residents, streams, the land and ocean.

5. That the Kailua Neighborhood Board write a letter of support to the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation requesting that an appropriate traffic light be installed at the intersection of Ulupii St. and Kalanianaole Hwy.

X. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of June 5, 2014.

XI. COMMITTEE REPORTS.

A. Parks and Recreation Committee – Chair, Jon Chinen
1. Bill 24(2014)-Camping fees for City Parks. The Bill passed third reading at the City Council by a unanimous vote. The bill addresses a gap in the camping fees by adding a category to accommodate groups that are barely over 100 persons, but significantly under the next highest category of 250 persons. The Mayor has until June 23 to sign, veto, or pass the bill without his signature.
2. Kailua Beach Park Comfort Station-The Committee is aware of the news reports regarding the state of the comfort station on the Kailua side of Kaelepulu Stream, and has asked the Mayor’s representative to update the Board during a future Mayor’s Report. The Committee is concerned about where the City is on the timeline to replace the comfort station, and if the funds allocated for design lapsed with the close of the last Fiscal Year.
Next meeting Third Thursday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Kailua District Park Arts & Crafts Room

B. Public Safety, Public Health, and Civil Defense (PHPSCD) – Chair, Claudine Tomasa.
1. REMINDER: Kailua Neighborhood Board’s Associate get-together: August 7, 2014, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Kailua Recreation Center Multipurpose Room. Light refreshment sign-up list will be circulated.
2. Civil Defense
a. Report: Kailua Disaster Preparedness Sub Committee
- Discussion: KNB’s participation: Emergency Preparedness Town Fair; September 27, 2014, 10:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Whole Food Market Parking Lot.
b. Report: Kailua CERT (KCERT)
- Kailua CERT Coordinator – Leslie Kahihikolo. Overall Coordinator for Windward District – Clem Jung.
- KCERT Activities promoting readiness:
1. Functional Exercises to update and learn new skills for rescue
2. Educational Outreach for the community
3. Working on a Kailua’s Disaster Response Plan
4. CERT Team meets the third Tuesday of each month. Call Leslie at 728-7991 or email lekali@hawaii.rr.com
c. New CERT classes are scheduled Sundays August 17 and 24, 2014; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the City & County of Honolulu Frank Fasi Building/DEM EOC, and August 31, 2014 at Battery Harlow/Diamond Head.For more information call Jeff Spencer 723-8960 or email jspencer1@honolulu.gov
Next meeting is second Thursday, July 10, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. @ Kailua Recreation Center. Call Claudine 782-5396 for exact room.

C. Government and Community Services – Chair, Matthew Darnell
1. Homeless problem.
Next meeting is second Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Kalama Beach Park.

D. Planning, Zoning & Environment – Chair, Donna Wong
1. No report.
Next meeting is third Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Kalama Beach Park.

E. Transportation and Public Works – Chair, William Hicks
1. No report.
Next meeting second Thursday, July 10, 2014, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. @ Kailua Recreation Center.

F. Treasurer’s Report. Claudine Tomasa.

G. Chair’s Report:
1. Committee agendas due to Chair by Saturday, July 26, 2014.

XII. Adjournment.

 

 

Deadline approaching for comments on Kailua Marsh Plan

This plan is approaching the final approval stage. More details are here Kawainui DRAFT plan number structures. It is vitally important that you email or mail your comments before June 30 to the following:

Email: rsato@hhf.com Helber Hastert & Fee Planners
Email: ati.r.jeffers-fabro@hawaii.gov Ati Jeffers-Fabro DOFAW (Division of Forestry and Wildlife
Email: Martha.E.Yent@Hawaii.gov Martha Yent Division of State Parks

If you prefer regular mail..
Helber Hastert & Fee Planners Pacific Guardian Center, Makai Tower 733 Bishop Street, Suite 2590; Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813
State DLNR, Division of Forestry & Wildlife,2135 Makiki Heights Drive; Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822
State DLNR, Division of State Parks 1151 Punchbowl Street, room 310; Honolulu, Hawai`I 96813
Also, if you have not already signed -the link to the petition is here

Kaneohe Neighborhood Board Meeting this Thursday

Kaneohe Neighborhood Board No. 30Image

  http://www1.honolulu.gov/nco/nb30/14/30201406Ag.PDF

 Thursday, June 19, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Benjamin Parker School

45-259 Waikalua Road, Kaneohe, Hawaii 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.

 

Deadline for Comments in 12 days Say NO to Current Kawainui Marsh Master Plan

This plan is approaching the final approval stage.  It is vitally important that you email or mail your comments before June 30 to the following:
Email: rsato@hht.com
Email: jeffers-fabro@hawaii.rr.com
Email: Martha.E.Yent@Hawaii.gov
If you prefer regular mail..
Helber Hastert & Fee Planners Pacific Guardian Center, Makai Tower 733 Bishop Street, Suite 2590; Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813
State DLNR, Division of Forestry & Wildlife,2135 Makiki Heights Drive; Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822
State DLNR, Division of State Parks 1151 Punchbowl Street, room 310; Honolulu, Hawai`I 96813

We oppose the Master Plan as it is currently drawn, for a variety of reasons. The current plan is irresponsible both environmentally and economically.
Preservation versus access: The current Master Plan does not address preservation of the marsh; it addresses how to increase access to the marsh, via over 10 miles of perimeter trails, multiple viewing platforms, and multiple structures with bathrooms and parking lots dotting the perimeter.
Structures-Kawainui needs protection not development. Why are structures a problem: The minute you build one structure on the perimeter of Kawainui, regardless of how you mitigate access, parking, water and pollution runoff, etc., you’ve altered the ability of the marsh to thrive there. And when you add more than one, each one further infringes on the marsh’s ability to sustain itself. In time, it will become a eutrophic swamp, with no ability for water circulation and no ability to exist as a bird and wildlife life haven.
Traffic: The proposed Master Plan does not address the added traffic in adjacent communities and access roads. The addition of buses and cars into surrounding ill-equipped neighborhoods (in particular the Pohakupu neighborhood near Ulupo Heiau); the addition of canoe halau traffic and parking on Mokapu Saddle Road, an area already overburdened at rush hour; the additional traffic outflow from the Kapaa Quarry Road onto Mokapu Saddle Road, an already overburdened intersection; the additional traffic along the Kapaa Quarry road, in an area that is destined for more traffic as the Kapaa Industrial Complex expands; the additional traffic at Hamakua and Kailua Road, an already unwieldy intersection to navigate at any hour. This Master Plan takes none of these issues into consideration.
Security: This development will be a draw for unwanted activity and the homeless; the plan does not address how this is to be stopped or dealt with. The state cannot handle the infractions (drug use, etc.) happening currently at Ulupo Heiau and the dike walk. The homeless populations in these areas have increased dramatically over the last decade. This activity will surely continue to increase with the addition of parking lots, bathrooms, shelters, etc.. The current Master plan does not adequately address these issues.
Maintenance of facilities: The current dike path is already littered with trash and dog feces, to say nothing of the graffiti appearing there regularly; the plan does not address how it is going to monitor and maintain all of these new structures as well as the dike path.
•  If not already done, Please sign the petition: http://chn.ge/1hKNErO