Kailua Board Meeting March 5, 2015

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REGULAR MEETING AGENDA THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 7:00 p.m. KAILUA RECREATION CENTER,

21 SOUTH KAINALU DRIVE .     

A. Round Table restaurant liquor license. V.  ELECTED OFFICIALS (Three (3) minutes each).                                

A.   Representative Ken Ito.        B.   Representative Cynthia Thielen.        C.   Representative Chris Lee.

D.   Councilmember Ikaika Anderson.        E.   Senator Jill Tokuda.        F.   Senator Laura Thielen.

VI.  BOARD MOTIONS.   Motion 1: The Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 opposes the confirmation of Carleton Ching as Director of the State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).

Motion 2: Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 opposes any new permits for short-term tourist rentals in residential neighborhoods.

Motion 3: The Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 requests the City and County of Honolulu to consider resurfacing or restriping the Kailua District Park parking lot as a Capital Improvement Project (CIP).

Motion 4: The Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 opposes the Conservation District Use Application (CDUA) for 1711 Kanapu`u Drive because the development is inconsistent with the Hawaii Administrative Rules evaluation criteria.     COMMITTEE REPORTS.   A. Parks and Recreation Committee – Chair, Jon Chinen $11.     Bill 58(2014)-The bill was heard by the Parks, Community, and Customer Services Committee on February 10, and passed Second Reading at the City Council on February 18.  The bill was amended in Committee removing language creating a City Adopt-a-Park program, and inserted language giving the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation clear guidelines for implementation of a program by the Department.  The Bill returns to Committee for a further hearing before returning to the full Council for Third Reading. $12.

Bill 8(2015)-This bill adds four Waimanalo parks and all Waimanalo beach rights of way to the current list of parks where commercial activities are banned.  However, music festivals, carnivals, and open markets are exempt activities for Waimanalo Beach Park and Waimanalo Bay Beach Park.  The bill does not change current enforcement procedures or practices.  The bill is yet to be scheduled for a Committee hearing. $13.

Bill 9(2015)-The bill prohibits anyone convicted of drug trafficking or distribution from entering a City park.  The bill is yet to be scheduled for a Committee hearing. $14.     Kalama Beach Park parking lot hours. $15.

Recess-The Committee will recess in March 2015. Next meeting Third Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Kailua District Park Arts & Crafts Room     

 B. Public Safety, Public Health, and Civil Defense (PHPSCD) – Chair, Claudine Tomasa. $11.         Report – February 23,2015 meeting with DEM and City’s Consultant Robert Collins-Atkins North America re: Oahu’s Tsunami Evacuation Project involving all coastal communities – including Kailua. $12.     Public Safety – concern citizen requesting City/DTS to carry out their plan for installation of a traffic light situated near cross walk on Kuulei. Does not support any potential plan(s) i.e. median strips- that may impede mass evacuation during a disaster and/or prevent Fire Trucks from safely exiting station. Citizen is circulating petition for public to sign. $13.     Next Kailua Town Hall Preparedness Meeting on Tsunami March 25, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Kailua District Park Multi-Purpose Room Guest speaker- from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Public can obtain information on latest Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Maps for Kailua at http://www.honolulu.gov/dem $14.     New CERT classes are scheduled Saturdays, April 11, and 18, 2015; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the City & County Frank Fasi Building/DEM EOC, and Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Battery Harlow/Diamond Head. Classes are free for the general public. For more information call Jeff Spencer 723-8960 or email jspencer1@honolulu.gov Next meeting is second Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Kailua Recreation Center, Arts and Crafts room.

C.   Government and Community Services – Chair, Matthew Darnell        1. No report.                                     Committee recessed in February.  Next meeting is third Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m., Kalama Beach Park.    

D.  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, March 17, 2015, 7:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m., Kalama Beach Park.

 E. Transportation and Public Works – Chair, William Hicks      1. Traffic issues in Kailua.      2. Meeting with DTS concerning Lanikai/Kalapawai traffic.       Next meeting is second Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Kailua  Recreation Center, Arts and Crafts room.    

F. Treasurer’s Report. Claudine Tomasa.  

 G.  Chair’s Report:  1. Committee agendas due to Chair by Sunday, March 22, 2015.       IX. 

Earthquake Preparedness Meeting – all invited

TOPIC:  EARTHQUAKES

 

        Guest speaker from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center .

              February 25, 2015

              6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

        Kailua District Park Multi Purpose Room

             

              Everyone is welcome

 

Come and talk with the experts. Ask questions. Learn what causes earthquakes and how to keep yourself and family safe during an earthquake.

 

 

Kailua Board Meeting THURSDAY, February 5, 2015 7:00 p.m. Sewer update on Agenda

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

THURSDAY, February 5, 2015 7:00 p.m.

KAILUA RECREATION CENTER, 21 SOUTH KAINALU DRIVE

                                                                           

 

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  1. RESIDENT AND COMMUNITY CONCERNS (Three (3) minutes each).             

(Please sign in at meeting, or email Chair Chuck Prentiss at prentissc001@hawaii.rr.com).

PRESENTATION. (10 Minutes)

Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant odor control project update. Robert Kroning, Department of Design and Construction.

 VII. BOARD MOTIONS. 

Motion 1: The Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 endorses Bill 5 (2014) relating to fireworks.

Motion 2: Kailua 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 3: The Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 requests that the City and County of Honolulu conduct an audit of the Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant, which will include reviews of general management, hiring and promotion practices, preventive maintenance plans and execution, spare parts program, odor control project, financial management and discharge quality/monitoring program.

Motion 4: The Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 approves the list of comments prepared by the Planning, Zoning and Environment Committee on the Department of Planning and Permitting’s proposed revision to the Koolaupoko Sustainable Communities Plan.

Motion 5: The Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 approves the comments on City Councilman Ikaika Anderson’s request for comments on the matter of vacation rentals.

Motion 6: The Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 (KNB) hereby forms a Permitted Interaction Group (PIG) on the subject of enforcement of the City and County of Honolulu ordinances relating to vacation rentals. The committee’s responsibilities are to investigate, analyze, and make recommendations for solutions to the current ineffectiveness of the enforcement process. The committee shall make its recommendations to the KNB on or before May 7, 2015, and may make interim progress reports to the Board.

 

    

Kailua Neighborhood Board Meeting – December 4, 2014

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REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

THURSDAY, December 4, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

KAILUA RECREATION CENTER, 21 SOUTH KAINALU DRIVE

Olelo Broadcast: Digital Channel 49, and Channel 54, see weekly listings.

Visit: www1.honolulu.gov/nco for more information from the Kailua Neighborhood Board.

(Board member Christmas pûpû party 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 pm.)

  1. CALL TO ORDER. Chair Chuck Prentiss.

                                                                                   

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS.
  2. Applications available from Neighborhood Commission office for candidates for upcoming Neighborhood Board elections.

 

   III.   PUBLIC AGENCIES.                                                                                            

  1. Honolulu Police Department.
  2. Honolulu Fire Department.
  3. Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
  4. Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Representative.
  5. Governor Neil Abercrombie’s Representative.
  1. RESIDENT AND COMMUNITY CONCERNS (Three (3) minutes each).            

(Please sign in at meeting, or email Chair Chuck Prentiss at prentissc001@hawaii.rr.com).

  1. ELECTED OFFICIALS (Three (3) minutes each).
  2. Representative Ken Ito.
  3. Representative Cynthia Thielen.
  4. Representative Chris Lee.
  5. Councilmember Ikaika Anderson.
  6. Senator Jill Tokuda.
  7. Senator Laura Thielen.

 

  1. PRESENTATIONS (Ten minutes each).
  2. City and County of Honolulu Office of Housing. Mayor’s homeless program.
  3. Update on Kailua Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant improvement.

VII.  BOARD MOTIONS.

     

      Motion 1. The Kailua Neighborhood Board No. 31 requests the City to keep Kalama Beach Park including the parking lot and comfort station open until 7:00 p.m. during the six winter months and 8:00 p.m. during the six summer months.

Motion 2.  The Kailua Neighborhood Board will recess in January 2015.       

      Motion 3. Kailua 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.

     

VIII.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of November 6, 2014.

 

  1. COMMITTEE REPORTS.

 

  1. Parks and Recreation Committee – Chair, Jon Chinen
  2. Bill 58(2014)-This Bill seeks to create an Adopt-a-Park program for the City. The bill awaits a hearing by the Parks and Customer Services Committee after passing First Reading. The Committee has not scheduled a hearing.

 

 Recess-The Committee will recess in December 2014.

                

  1. Transportation and Public Works – Chair, William Hicks
  2. It was reported that “no parking” signs have been removed from where the sand pile used to be across from Kailua Beach Park and Buzz’.  The committee will ask DTS about the status of this.
  3. A Kailua resident, Rob Robinson, had reported that there is a sharp, blind curve on Kawailoa Road (the main road between Kalapawai Market and the bridge to Lanikai) directly across from the canal where there is inadequate space for pedestrians or bicyclists due to a property fence which is very close to the edge of the road.  Mr. Robinson said he has observed on several occasions a pedestrian, jogger, or a bicyclist who have very nearly been hit by passing cars.  A proper bikeway or sidewalk is needed on that side of the street.  Bill Hicks went to investigate this problem with the intent of walking to this area, but upon viewing it from his vehicle decided it was too dangerous to walk there.   Michael Espenan, who lives in Lanikai, said he has very nearly hit more than one pedestrian at that spot.  It appears as though either the property owner has placed a fence on what should be right of way space for an unimproved sidewalk, or possibly DTS has widened the road on what used to be the right of way space.  The committee will report this problem to DTS.
  4. The traffic situation in Lanikai was discussed.  Lanikai residents Susan Cummings, Neil Frazer, and Michael Espenan have expressed the opinion that there should be strict enforcement of all parking codes in Lanikai (i.e. no parking on unimproved sidewalks; only parking on the street pavement of the cross streets).  Such enforcement could eventually allow a pedestrian pathway.
  5. Copies of a draft DTS proposal to modify the Kalapawai Market triangle traffic pattern were provided by Lanikai residents Michelle Pillen and John Foti.  The committee has not yet discussed this directly with DTS.  The draft proposal resembles a modified three sided traffic circle, with one-way traffic on all three legs.  There is no provision for a traffic or pedestrian signal.  The KNB is on record as supporting modifications to the traffic pattern to enhance egress from Lanikai, including the introduction of traffic and pedestrian signals.  The committee will request that DTS provide an update of the status of plans to the committee at the January meeting.

Recess- The committee will recess in December 2014.

 

  1. Government and Community Services – Chair, Matthew Darnell
  2. Legislative Issues.
  3. BILL 57 (2014) – Relating to Real Property Tax Home Exemption.
  4. Resolution 14-271 – Procurement Preference for Small, Woman Owned, Disadvantaged, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned, and Hubzone Certified Businesses.
  5. Bill 60 (2014) – Naming of Parks, Sites, and Facilities.

Recess- The Committee will recess in December 2014.    

 

  1. Planning, Zoning & Environment – Chair, Donna Wong
  2. City and County Department of Wastewater Management. Kailua Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant (KRWWTP) odor control project.
  3. Kawainui-Hamakua Marsh Master Plan.
  4. Koolaupoko Sustainable Communities Plan.
  5. B&B and TVU enforcement.

 Next meeting is third Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Kalama Beach Park.

  1. Public Safety, Public Health, and Civil Defense (PHPSCD) – Chair, Claudine Tomasa.
  2. The committee discussed Ebola Virus and its impact upon Hawaii. Board member Locchricio will coordinate a public information session in Kailua- co sponsored by the Maunawili Association and the Windward Coalition. Details are forthcoming.
  3. Community Preparedness Activities:
  4. Public education and training sessions are being scheduled for the Kailua community –the 4th Wednesdays of each month, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., starting January till June 2015 at the Kailua Recreation Center; Details are forthcoming via posting on the City’s Neighborhood Commission Website and local media.
  5. No CERT classes scheduled for month of December.
  6. Kailua NB’s Disaster Preparedness Sub Committee is working with other community groups to discuss and explore legislative proposals that support resilient communities.

      Recess- The PHPSCD Committee will recess in December 2014.

  1. Treasurer’s Report. Claudine Tomasa.

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT.

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  1. A mailing list is maintained for interested persons and agencies to receive the Board’s agenda and minutes. Additions, corrections, and deletions to the mailing list may be directed to the Neighborhood Commission Office, Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813; Telephone (808) 768-3710 or FAX (808) 768-3711; call Neighborhood Assistant Rise` Doi 768-3710 or e-mail – rdoi@honolulu.gov. Agendas and minutes are also available online at http://www1.honolulu.gov/nco;
  1. Any individual wishing to attend a Neighborhood Board meeting who has questions about accommodations for a physical disability or special physical need should call the NCO at 768-3710 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at least 24-hours before the scheduled meeting.

 

December Committee Meetings

 

PUBLIC SAFETY, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND CIVIL DEFENSE (PHPSCD) COMMITTEE:

Recess in December 2014. Chair: Claudine Tomasa, ctomasa@gmail.com. Cell 783-5396. Members: Bill Hicks, Gary Weller, Malina Kaulukukui.

 

TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE:

Recess in December 2014. Bill Hicks, Chair. hicksw001@hawaii.rr.com. Members: Tony Locricchio, Claudine Tomasa, and Gary Weller.

 

GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE:

Recess in December 2014. Matthew Darnell, Chair. Members: Jon Chinen, Tim Freeman.

PLANNING, ZONING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE:

Third Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Kalama Beach Park, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Donna Wong, Chair. Members: Larry Bartley, Douglas Dudevoir, Skip Byron, Gary Weller, Chuck Prentiss, Levani Lipton, Vern Hinsvark. Ex-officio (non-voting): Stann Reiziss.

  1. Call to order.
  2. Approval of minutes.
  3. Koolaupoko Sustainable Communities Plan Revision.
  4. General Plan 2011.
  5. Kawainui-Hamakua Complex Master Plan.
  6. Kapa`a Industrial Park.
  7. Proposed development above Kailua Bluffs.
  8. Short-term Vacation Rentals.
  9. New business.
  10. Adjournment.

 

Parks & recreation committee

Recess in December 2014. Jon Chinen, Chair chinenjon@yahoo.com, Cell: 753-6783. Members: Larry Bartley, Tim Freeman.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:  Recess in December 2014. Board Officers.