Hours of Operation and Activities MCBH – this week

Marine Corps Base Hawaii and Training Areas

Marine Corps Air Station 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.

*Aircraft maintenance will occur 24/7, as required to maintain aircraft safety.

Exceptions: April 25, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Marine Corps Training Area Bellows: Monday – Sunday: 24 hours a day

*Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. – 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 p.m. – 9 a.m. on weekends and holidays

Ulupa’u 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.

  • Calling all Keiki! Marine Corps Base Hawaii is hosting the Keiki Koa Kai Sprint Triathlon Saturday,

May 2, 7 a.m., at the base pool. This NEW and EXCITING children’s only triathlon will consist of two age divisions: 7 to 10 year olds, and 11 to 14 year olds. The Keiki Triathlon will start at the Base Pool on Kaneohe Bay and will transition to bike, then finish with the run. This event is open to the public. Online registration will close April 28 at 11:59 p.m. Click here for full details and online registration.

 Come join Marines and Sailors from Marine Corps Base Hawaii for the first triathlon of the year! This

swim/bike/run event will be held on Sunday, May 3, 6:30 a.m. at Hangar 101. Start your morning with a brisk 500 meter swim in beautiful Kaneohe Bay, followed by a fast paced 11.1 mile bike ride through the base, finishing with a scenic 5k that ends at Hangar 101. The race is open to the public. Online registration will close April 28 at 11:59 p.m. Click here for full details and to register online.

Kaneohe Neighborhood Board meeting Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

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Benjamin Parker Elementary School Cafeteria 45-259 Waikalua Road, Kāne‘ohe, Hawaii 96744

I. CALL TO ORDER – Chair Mo Radke 7:00 – 7:01

II. FILLING OF VACANCIES ON BOARD 7:01 – 7:04 A. Subdistrict 04 – Kea’ahala B. Subdistrict 05 – Lilipuna C. Subdistrict 06 – One (1) vacancy D. Subdistrict 11 – Pilikoi (behind Castle High School) III. CITY/STATE MONTHLY REPORTS (Three (3) minutes each) 7:04 – 7:13 A. Honolulu Fire Department B. Honolulu Police Department C. Marine Corps Base Hawaii IV.

RESIDENTS / COMMUNITY CONCERNS (Three (3) minutes each) 7:13 – 7:30 A. Bill Woolsey V. ELECTED OFFICIALS 7:30 – 7:50 A. Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Representative B. Councilmember Ikaika Anderson C. Governor Neil Abercrombie’s Representative D. Senator Jill Tokuda E. Senator Gil Riviere F. Representative Ken Ito G. Representative Jarrett Keohokalole H. Representative Cynthia Thielen VI. COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 7:50 – 7:56 A. Hawaii Pacific University B. Windward Community College VII. BOARD BUSINESS (Projection Screen required) A. Adoption of February 19, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes 7:56 – 7:58 B. Adoption of the March 3, 2015 Agenda Planning Meeting Minutes 7:58 – 8:00 C. Adoption of March 19, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes D. Adoption of the April 7, 2015 Agenda Planning Meeting Minutes E. Report on Kulaui Street repair VIII.

REPORTS (SPECIAL) N. Haiku Stairs Special Task Force – Chair Maurice Radke . Blue Zone Report – Sager – Blue Zone is being organized and is recruiting volunteers to work on each of 10 committees, If you are interested in helping make Kaneohe and Koolaupoko an even better place to live contact BillSager@workingtogether.tips

Urgent- Vacation rentals in Kailua

Please Protect Kailua’s Neighborhoods!

City Council proposes to legalize Vacation Rentals & B&B Hotels in Residential-Zoning

Zoning Committee Hearing on Thursday April 2nd @ 9am

 

The “illegal” vacation rental industry has swayed Zoning Committee Chair Ikaika Anderson to hear two new resolutions that will allow B&B hotels and Vacation Rentals to proliferate in all Oahu residential neighborhoods.

Resolution 15-72 (permits B&B hotels) and Resolution 15-86 (permits vacation rentals/TVU) will allow thousands of hotel-like rooms to legally operate in Kailua’s residential neighborhoods.

 

 It’s Spot-Zoning at its Worst

Currently B&B hotels and vacation rentals are non-conforming in residential zoning and can only operate with a non-conforming use certificates. But both resolutions will make visitor-lodging businesses “conforming” in residential zoning. Furthermore, both resolutions do not allow neighbors or community members to submit input during the permit process and neighbors will only be notified after a TVU/B&B hotel permit has been issued. There are also no distance-separations between lodging business, so many neighborhoods will be overwhelmed by them and will become de-facto mini-resorts. Large hotel chains could even manage the properties!

 

A Very Slippery Slope for our Community

Anderson has claimed he will “limit” the number lodging businesses in residential zoning, but this is impossible. By law, no City Council can ever bind another council’s legislature. In other words, any so-called “limits” can be changed at any time by any council. Once you start permitting, it becomes a slippery slope. These lodging businesses will cement Kailua’s future as a tourist town and change the local residential-character of the community forever. Our community is already facing traffic nightmares, increasing housing-costs and other social-ills. Becoming the Windward Waikiki will only worsen our problems!

 

Just Say No!

Legalizing vacation rentals and B&B hotels in residential zoning will not solve the core-problems these businesses create in our neighbors and our communities. The core problems with these businesses in residential zoning are they reduce our housing-supply and therefore raise housing-costs. And they negatively change the residential character of our neighborhoods by displacing our neighbors with a revolving door of vacationers.

 

We Need Homes for Residents, Not Mini-Hotels for Tourists

Every home, studio, cottage or room that is used as a visitor lodging business is one less home for Oahu’s residents. Oahu is facing a housing-supply crisis that most experts believe is contributing to our worsening homelessness problem. Our residential communities need more long-term rentals. Legalizing short-term rentals takes away the opportunity for these properties to house local residents. The City Administration has stated Oahu needs an additional 24,000 homes by 2016 in order to shelter Oahu’s residents. It’s truly nonsensical to be reducing the number of homes for residents in order to give tourist a so-called “alternative” experience.

 

Neighbors Matter!

Most Neighbors oppose living next to or near visitor lodging businesses because they displace neighbors from our neighborhood and change the residential character of the neighborhood and the community. Short-term tenants have little interest in public agencies or in the welfare of the citizenry. They do not participate in neighborhood watch programs, coach paddling, or join the hospital guild. They do not lead a scout troop, volunteer at the library, or keep an eye on an elderly neighbor. Literally they are here today and gone tomorrow–without engaging in the sort of activities that weld and strengthen a community.

 

Anderson’s Proposed Enforcement Measures Unproven

Ikaika Anderson claims his resolution will “some-how” improve enforcement of illegal short-term rentals. We don’t believe it! His resolutions are filled with loopholes and bureaucratic red-tape. In fact, a neighbor cannot even file a complaint with the City unless they first obtain a police report. This is a waste of Police resources. Furthermore, Anderson is refusing to hear the DPP’s Bill 22 that was unanimously passed by the Planning Commission and according to the DPP’s Director will improve the City’s ability to enforce zoning laws against illegal short-term rentals. We support Bill 22 and believe it should be implemented and “proven” before any discussions of allowing more visitor-lodging businesses in Kailua.

 

Resolutions Reward Illegal Operators

Both resolutions will reward illegal operators with lucrative permits who have been knowingly breaking the law. There are no restrictions to who can apply for a permit, including proven violators who have received violations from the Cty. The illegal short-term rental owners will be first in line to receive permits since they already have established their “illegal” businesses. Based upon the proposed number of permits to be granted for both B&B hotels and vacation rental, most industry insiders predict every illegal operator will be issued a permit despite thousands of complaints by neighbors. Apparently crime does pay!

 

Zoning should Regulate Land-uses

Clearly, vacation rentals and B&B hotels are lodging businesses that serve the same business purpose as hotels, motels, lodges and Inns. Our zoning laws regulate and separate land-uses in order to protect the delicate distribution of land-uses and avoid land-use conflicts between neighboring properties. Resolutions 15-72 and 15-86 turn residential zoning laws up-side down! Many in our community do not want to live next to mini-hotels. They selected residential zoning for their homes and believe they have the right to live in a neighborhood with neighbors and not a revolving door of tourists. Anderson claims he just “cannot” figure out the difference between renting short-term (less than 30 days) and long-term (more than 30 days). But we can! It basically comes down to the purpose of the tenancy. Short-term stays, also called transient-stays are lodging activities.  Visitors are only staying in accommodations for a short-period of time and are not utilizing the lodging as their permanent residence. In contrast, long-term rentals provide residents a home where they reside permanently and contribute to the wellbeing of the neighborhood and the community. This is not rocket-science! Maybe Anderson just does not want to know the difference?

 

Please OPPOSE Resolutions 15-72 & 15-86

Please OPPOSE both resolutions 15-72 & 15-86 by submitting your testimony at: http://www.honolulu.gov/ccl-testimony-form.html?view=form

Be sure to click zoning committee, list both resolutions 15-72 & 15-86 in the Agenda box and click OPPOSE.

Please pass on this email to other Oahu Residents.

 

Stand Up and Be Heard!

The Zoning Committee meeting will be on Thursday, April 2nd at 9 AM at Honolulu Hale in the Committee meeting room. Please attend and testify! We know the illegal vacation rental owners will be there since they have an obvious financial interest in the resolutions. We need Kailua’s residents to tell Anderson and other Council members we oppose these ill-conceived resolutions!

 

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Kailua Neighborhood Board Meeting

Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31

  April 2015 Agenda

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 7:00 p.m.

KAILUA RECREATION CENTER, 21 SOUTH KAINALU DRIVE    

CALL TO ORDER. Chair Chuck Prentiss.                                                                                     II.   ANNOUNCEMENTS.       A. Kailua Town Party.      III.   . IV.  RESIDENT AND COMMUNITY CONCERNS (Three (3) minutes each).   (Please sign in at meeting, or email Chair Chuck Prentiss at  prentissc001@hawaii.rr.com). V.  ELECTED OFFICIALS (Three (3) minutes each).                                                             A.   Representative Cynthia Thielen.        B.   Representative Chris Lee.        C.   Councilmember Ikaika Anderson.        D.   Senator Jill Tokuda.        E.   Senator Laura Thielen.        F.   Representative Ken Ito. VI. PRESENTATION (10 minutes)       A. Verizon Wireless – extension to an existing wireless telecommunications tower at the Christ Church Uniting Disciples and Presbyterians located at 1300 Kailua Road in Kailua. VII.   

BOARD MOTIONS.   Motion 1: The Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 opposesHawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery’s proposed amendment to add approximately 56.5 acres, which is outside the Urban Community Boundary and in the State Conservation district.  

Motion 2: The Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 opposes defining areas outside the Community Growth Boundary as “urban fringe” in the Koolaupoko Sustainable Communities Plan.

Motion 3: The Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 requests that Governor David Ige hold a community meeting in April in Kailua to hear what residents think should be the qualifications of the Head of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).  

Motion 4: TheKailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 endorses exploration of the concept to use a “land marina” as a cost effective solution to help address Hawaii’s homeless issue.  

Motion 5: The Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 requests that the City and County of Honolulu and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) stop work on the rail system immediately and conduct a review in which the following are analyzed and publicized: $1-       The current projected cost based upon the experience to date. $1-       A firm estimate of the annual operating costs for the rail system once completed. $1-       The timeline for completion of the project. $1-       A revised estimate of the likely reduction in traffic congestion upon completion of the rail project. $1-       A rigorous review of alternatives to rail, such as bus rapid transit, which would have a similar or larger reduction in traffic congestion. $1-       A review of how the already built infrastructure could be utilized for the completion of alternatives. $1-       A review of the interaction between the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the states after rail/tunnel projects were terminated in Florida and New Jersey.  This review should include an assessment of how much funding they were forced to reimburse to the U.S. DOT. $1-       An assessment of current public opinion conducted by an independent third party.”   VIII.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of March 5, 2015.  IX.   COMMITTEE REPORTS.    A.  Parks and Recreation Committee – Chair, Jon Chinen  1. Committee was recessed in March.     Next meeting Third Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Kailua District Park Arts & Crafts Room       B.  Transportation and Public Works – Chair, William Hicks      1. New traffic signal at the intersection of Kuulei Road and Aulike Street.      2. DTS recommends roundabout for Kalapawai traffic.      3. Concerns regarding Honolulu’s Rail Transit Project. nb31201113Civil defense forum. Next meeting is second Thursday, April 9, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Kailua Recreation Center, Arts and Crafts room.  D.  Government and Community Services – Chair, Matthew Darnell 1. No quorum at meeting.  Next meeting is third Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Kalama Beach Park.    E.  Planning, Zoning & Environment – Chair, Donna Wong       1. City and County Department of Wastewater Management. Kailua Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant (KRWWTP) odor control project. 2. Kawainui-Hamakua Marsh Master Plan. 3. Koolaupoko Sustainable Communities Plan. 4. B&B and TVU enforcement.  Next meeting is third Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Kalama Beach Park.    F. Treasurer’s Report. Claudine Tomasa.    G.  Chair’s Report:  1. Committee agendas due to Chair by Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Synopsis of Marine Corps Aloha Newsletter 3-20-15

 

Marine Corps Air Station 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.

*Aircraft maintenance will occur 24/7, as required to maintain aircraft safety.

Exceptions: none

Marine Corps Training Area Bellows: Monday – Sunday: 24 hours a day

*Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. – 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 p.m. – 9 a.m. on weekends and holidays

Ulupa’u 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.

 Marine Corps Base Hawaii is hosting The Beast 10K Run Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Dewey Square. This event is open to the public. This course challenges runners through 10 kilometers that wind throughout the installation with views of Kaneohe Bay and the Nu’upia Ponds. Individual and Formation runners are welcome to endure the hills, pavement and trail terrain. Those interested in participating should visit the site, http://mccshawaii.com/event/the-beast-10k-4/ for more information.

Nine F/A-18 jet planes are participating in a Sentry Aloha Exercise and will be on-island through early next week. During the exercise, area residents are likely to see an increase in fighter aircraft take-offs and landings. 

To express concerns about base operations, including flight operations and base personnel, please call our hotline, 257-8832, or send a message via the website: http://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/Departments/BaseInspector/FormalComplaint.aspx

For noise concerns, call 257-8832. This number is monitored Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Office at 257-8876, or send an e-mail message to :KBAZ.PAO.FCT@USMC.mil Elizabeth Feeney, Community Relations Officer

Public Affairs Office

Strategic Plans and Engagement

Box 63002

Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 96863-3002

Office: 808.257.8832

 

TSUNAMI – Get Ready- Meeting March 25, 2015

tsunami

GET READY

TOWN HALL MEETING ON TSUNAMI

Guest Speaker from:

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Kailua District Park Multi -Purpose Room

21 South Kainalu Drive

Kailua

All invited

   What causes a Tsunami?           What is the Extreme Tsunami?

          How can Kailua prepare for the Extreme Tsunami?

   Do you know if you need to evacuate?   What are Refuge Centers?