WEEKLY REPORT - NOVEMBER 27, 2002 Hawaii County Website: http://co.hawaii.hi.us Hawaii County Calendar: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl Hawaii County Information & Complaints: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org E-Mail back to me: mailto:email@example.com ----- Thanksgiving - A time of gathering of family and friends to give thanks for all the blessing of the past, the present and the yet to be. We share the privilege of living in this special place called Hawaii; every day is the perfect time to be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving. Hawai'i County ... a nice place to live. Live Aloha ... an expression of a deep sense of belonging to a community and caring for each other. Each of us can improve our community by our individual and collective actions. Each of us has that responsibility. If we act with courtesy and caring, the Hawaii we value will be strengthened. http://www.ealoha.com/livaloha.htm CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE OF THE WEEKLY REPORT - How to Add/Remove Names from Distribution - Keahole to Kailua Information Forum & Fair County, State, Federal and Private Working Together http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/k2k/luc-k2k.pdf - Coming Attractions - Film Activity on the Big Island www.filmbigisland.com/main.html - Hawaii County Property For Sale By Negotiation http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/noticeprpsn.pdf - Governor Issues Executive Order for County Kona Center http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/k2k/K2K-M.htm (Regional Map - Site Identified as "2" on the Map) - West Hawaii HI-PAL Basketball Jam - Jan. 18-20 - Hawaii County Grants to Nonprofit Organizations - Special Elections - Nov. 30, 2002 & Jan. 4, 2003 http://www.state.hi.us/elections/ - Community Calendar Links - Hawaii County On-line Forms - Islandwide Project Summaries and Updates http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/projects.htm - Community Meetings w/Peter Young, Deputy Managing Dir *** Scheduling conflicts force cancellation of: *** 11/28 Pahoa Meeting 12/03 Waikoloa Meeting 12/24 Kalaoa Meeting *** Happy Holidays *** http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/dmd/schedule.htm http://co.hawaii.hi.us/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl - E-Mail Feedback to Hawaii County Departments http://co.hawaii.hi.us/email.htm - Hawaii County Public Notices/Procurement http://www2.state.hi.us/governmentnotices/ - Mayor Harry Kim and Cabinet On The Road http://co.hawaii.hi.us/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl The world is changing ... let's work together to change it for the better. Live Aloha. ---------- WEEKLY REPORT The intent of this report is to provide information about what is happening on the Big Island. We are trying to open and extend lines of communication between County government and the people we serve. We are trying to be helpful. If you know of others that may benefit from this memo, please let us know their names and e-mail addresses and we are happy to include them. If you wish to be removed, 'Reply' and let us know and we will remove your name from distribution. ---------- KEAHOLE TO KAILUA INFORMATION FORUM & FAIR http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/k2k/luc-k2k.pdf County, State, Federal and private interests recently met in a cooperative Information Forum and Fair to discuss regional transportation and pollution prevention issues in the Keahole to Kailua corridor in North Kona. The meeting, co-sponsored by Hawaii County and the State Land Use Commission, was called in response to a condition put on TSA's industrial expansion at Kaloko Light Industrial Park. The objective of the event was to provide opportunities for information dissemination/clarification on transportation, infrastructure, environmental compliance and pollution prevention issues and the status of transportation and infrastructure plans for the North Kona region. The Informational Forum and Fair provided an unprecedented opportunity to meet and discuss issues and concerns with various County, State and Federal representatives. The participant list was extensive and diverse, involving the public, regional landowners and representatives, and a variety of County, State & Federal Departments & Divisions: County of Hawaii: Mayor's Office Planning Department Public Works Department Environmental Management Department Wastewater Division State of Hawaii: Department of Business & Economic Development Office of Planning Land Use Commission Coastal Zone Management Program Department of Transportation Department of Health Environmental Health Administration Environmental Planning Office Compliance Assistance Office Environmental Management Division Clean Air Branch Clean Water Branch Pollution Runoff Control Program Safe Drinking Water Branch Underground Injection Control Program Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch Wastewater Branch Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority University of Hawaii Federal: National Park Service Fish and Wildlife Service The County's General Plan suggests residential, commercial, industrial, public sector and other development in the Keahole to Kailua corridor. Chris Yuen and Roy Takemoto, Hawaii County Planning Director & Deputy Director, highlighted some of the planning issues in the region, including proposed road alignments, anticipated growth patterns and land use designations. Dennis Lee, Hawaii County Public Works Director, spoke on the County's flood study in the neighboring area, as well as TSA's drywell monitoring demonstration project. Peter Boucher, Hawaii County Wastewater Division Chief for the Department of Environmental Management, spoke on the proposed changes to the Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Facility, as well as discussed the proposed regional wastewater improvement district concept. Anthony Ching, Executive Officer with the State Land Use Commission, moderated a Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning Process where participants developed a pollution runoff planning model based on an assumed site, development proposal and geographical characteristics. Emphasis was looking beyond simply complying with environmental regulations and proactively planning a pollution prevention program that could mitigate impacts to neighboring communities and ecosystems. Brian Minaai, Director of the State Department of Transportation, presented information on the Hawaii Statewide Transportation Plan, Hawaii Long-Range Land Transportation Plan Update, Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, State Highway Projects and Impact Fees. This information forum and fair is part of an ongoing attempt to have parties work together, internally within the County, cooperatively between the County and various other governmental agencies (State and Federal,) and the various levels of government with the people we serve. The focus of the gathering was cooperative discussions about the future of this area. This model can be duplicated in other areas on the island or around the state. http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/k2k/luc-k2k.pdf Here is a link to a map and summary of various projects in the Keahole to Kailua region: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/k2k/K2K-M.htm ---------- COMING ATTRACTIONS - FILM ACTIVITY ON THE BIG ISLAND * "The Last Resort" was picked up by ABC Family TV for a total of 15 shows to be filmed on the Big Island. Fisher Entertainment completed filming the first 5 shows which are scheduled to air on ABC Family in January. Stay tuned for exact date and time. Ten more shows will be filmed in December and January. * Productions in the Sun completed a major still photo campaign for BMW. Several locations around the Island were used in filming. * Vision Internationale completed two documentaries, one on NELHA and the other "The Legend of Kamehameha". Both air on RFO TV, a station that originates in France and covers all French territories. * Key Crew Productions completed a TV episode for TV Asahi's "Super Morning" show. * Beyond Productions from Australia completed production for a documentary for the Discovery Communications' Travel Channel. The one-hour episode on the world's biggest and most spectacular natural and manmade creations will include a segment on Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. * Bellevue Entertainment completed a program entitled "Secrets of Hawaii's National Parks" for the Travel Channel. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be featured in a segment that will show both the physical beauty and its culture and history. * High Noon Productions featured the ohia tree in a documentary for Home and Gardens TV entitled, "Celebrating Trees". * People and Places completed filming "The Adventurous Travels of J. F. Rock." Info: Marilyn Killeri 326-2663; mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.filmbigisland.com/main.html ---------- HAWAII COUNTY REAL PROPERTY FOR SALE BY NEGOTIATION Hawaii County will sell the following real property (by negotiation:) - Office Space at Hilo Lagoon Center - Unit 117, 101 Aupuni Street, containing an area of 310 square feet of office area and 20 square feet of lanai area, non-exclusive easement to use one (1) parking space. Asking Price: $45,000. - Office Space at Hilo Lagoon Center - 132 & 133, containing an area of 2,450 square feet, exclusive easements to use two (2) parking spaces & non-exclusive easements to use two (2) parking spaces. Asking Price: $265,000. (Viewing - Hilo Lagoon Center By Appointment Only - Contact Ms. Aileen Shinjo - 961-8361) - TMK: (3) 4-3-09:02, Paauilo Homesteads, Hamakua, Hawaii, containing an area of 51.10 acres, more or less, Zoning-Agricultural 5 acres. Asking Price: $400,000. - TMK: (3) 4-3-12:06, Portion Paauilo (2nd Series) Homesteads, Hamakua, Hawaii, containing an area of 77.40 acres, more or less, Zoning-Agricultural-5 acres. Asking Price: $650,000. - TMK: (3) 4-8-03:05, Portion of Hamakua Forest Reserve, Hamakua, Hawaii, containing an area of 660.80 acres, more or less, Zoning-Agricultural 40 acres Asking Price: $2,165,000. The properties shall be sold "As Is" and "Where Is" by negotiation. Prospective buyers are asked to submit offer to William Takaba, Director of Finance, 25 Aupuni Street, Room 118, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 on or before December 27, 2002. The buyer will be required to make a deposit in cash, cashier's check, traveler's checks, money order, or certified check at the time escrow is open in the amount equal to ten percent (10 %) of the negotiated price. Info: Nancy Crawford, Deputy Director of Finance, 25 Aupuni Street, Room 118, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 - 961-8092. http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/noticeprpsn.pdf ---------- GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE FOR COUNTY KONA CIVIC CENTER Governor Ben Cayetano issued Executive Order No. 3952 setting aside 7-acres of land at Kealakehe for a Hawaii County Office Building to be under the control and management of the County of Hawaii. The parcel is situated at the intersection of Kealakehe Parkway and Keohokalole Hwy (just below the water tank, across from the lower access road to Kealakehe High School.) The Executive Order is subject to disapproval by the Legislature by two-thirds vote of either the Senate or the House, or majority vote of both. Click on the following for a regional map - the subject parcel is identified as "2" on the map: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/k2k/K2K-M.htm ---------- WEST HAWAII HI-PAL BASKETBALL JAM - JAN. 18-20 The Hawaii Isle Police Activities League will hold its 13th annual HI-PAL, Hope Chapel and Keauhou Shopping Center 3-on-3 Basketball Jam during the weekend of Jan. 18-20, 2003. The following age divisions will play: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 (co-ed), 11-12 girls and 14-under girls. Because of the limited space available, teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline for sign up is Fri., Jan. 3, 2003. Call Now. West Hawaii HI-PAL - 326-4276. ---------- HAWAII COUNTY GRANTS TO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS http://co.hawaii.hi.us/forms/grantapps.html Hawaii County is soliciting grant applications from qualified nonprofit organizations for fiscal year 2003-04 (July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004). For program details, please refer to the Hawaii County Code: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/countycode/haw02tx.html#Article%2025. We will be using the same application format that was introduced last year. This application is based upon performance measurement systems used throughout the nation and in local government. By using performance indicators, the County will be able to examine how well programs are meeting the purposes they intended to fulfill and determine whether improvements are being made in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. Completed applications, along with all required supporting documentation, must be submitted to and received by the Finance Dept no later than 4:30 pm, Fri., Jan. 31, 2003. Info on preparation and submission of the application - Susan Caseria-961-8490; questions on the overall grant process - Rory Flynn-961-8564. Both are in the Legislative Auditor's Office. Info and auto-download application, instructions & checklist: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/forms/grantapps.html ---------- SPECIAL ELECTIONS - NOVEMBER 30, 2002 & JANUARY 4, 2003 Special Elections for Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District encompassing rural Oahu and the Neighbor Islands. Two special elections: - November 30, 2002 to fill the remaining term of former Representative Patsy Mink; - January 4, 2003 to elect someone for the full two-year term in the 108th Congress The Candidates - November 30, 2002 Election: http://www.state.hi.us/elections/cand/candidates2.html Info: Hawaii County, County Clerks Office: 961-8277 http://www.state.hi.us/elections/ ---------- CALENDARS OF EVENTS Hawaii County Calendar http://co.hawaii.hi.us/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl Hawaii State Government Calendars http://www.state.hi.us/calendars.htm While we may occasionally feature various community activities in this Report, this memo is not a community calendar nor a source for coming events. We encourage all to use the web-based calendar links included in this report. Please add your own events to the respective calendars so others can get the word and not conflict with your plans. Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau Calendar http://calendar.gohawaii.com/ Hawaii.com Calendar http://www.hawaii.com/live/ Alternative-Hawaii Calendar http://www.alternative-hawaii.com/calendar.htm Kamuela.com Calendar http://kamuela.com/calendar/default.asp Hawaii Nonprofit Community Events Calendar (HCF) http://www.hcf-hawaii.org/hcf/hcfg/comcal.jsp Hawaii Public Radio Calendar http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/psa.htm Hawaii Theatre Network http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hawaiitheatre University of Hawai'i at Hilo Theatre's Events http://performingarts.net/Theatre/seasoncalendar/calendar.pl Waikoloa Village Calendar http://www.waikoloa.org/WVCalendar.html Public School Calendars - Click on Your School http://doe.k12.hi.us/calendars0203/index.htm ---------- HAWAII COUNTY ON LINE FORMS Motor Vehicle Licensing and Registration Forms: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/forms/mvrforms.html Parks and Recreation On-line Camping Permits: http://www.ehawaiigov.org/cgi-bin/bi-camp/camp_welcome.cgi Planning Department Forms: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/forms/planforms.html Public Works Engineering Forms: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/forms/dpweng.html Real Property Tax Forms: http://www.hawaiipropertytax.com ---------- ISLANDWIDE PROJECT SUMMARIES AND UPDATES Summaries and updates on various County projects are posted on the County website - additions and updates are frequently made so visit regularly. Projects listed by region: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/projects.htm Use the following links to the specific region: North Hawaii: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/nh/NH-M.htm East Hawaii: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/eh/EH-M.htm South Hawaii: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/sh/SH-M.htm West Hawaii: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/k2k/K2K-M.htm ---------- COMMUNITY MEETINGS WITH PETER YOUNG, DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/dmd/schedule.htm http://co.hawaii.hi.us/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl Meetings are set up around the island with community members and Peter T. Young, Deputy Managing Director, to discuss regional issues and anything else people want to talk about. All meetings are intended to be pro-active as much as possible, inclusive to make sure varying viewpoints are discussed and solution-oriented. Name-calling, finger- pointing, blame and other ineffective distractions are discouraged. Meetings are open to the public. There is no agenda ... hidden or otherwise. *** Scheduling conflicts force cancellation of: *** 11/28 Pahoa Meeting 12/03 Waikoloa Meeting 12/24 Kalaoa Meeting *** Happy Holidays *** http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/dmd/schedule.htm http://co.hawaii.hi.us/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl ---------- E-MAIL FEEDBACK TO HAWAII COUNTY DEPARTMENTS Send E-Mail to Hawaii County Departments: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/email.htm E-Mail to Hawaii County Information & Complaints: mailto:email@example.com Visit the Hawaii County Website: http://co.hawaii.hi.us ---------- HAWAII COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICES - PROCUREMENT This site lists Public Hearings, Bills/Ordinances Passed and Public Notices, etc. (Frequently Updated) http://www2.state.hi.us/governmentnotices/ (Click on the map or publication for regional notices.) ---------- MAYOR HARRY KIM AND CABINET ON THE ROAD Please visit the County Calendar for comprehensive listings of the community meetings Mayor Harry Kim and his Cabinet are attending. (Updated regularly) http://co.hawaii.hi.us/cgi-bin/webcal/webcal.pl ---------- Peter T. Young, Deputy Managing Director County of Hawaii, Office of the Mayor Hanama Place, Suite 103 75-5706 Kuakini Highway Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 E-Mail back to me: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (808) 329-5226; Facsimile: (808) 326-5663 Islandwide Community Meeting Schedule: http://co.hawaii.hi.us/info/dmd/schedule.htm Visit the Hawaii County Website http://co.hawaii.hi.us ...... and a fun time was had by all. ---------- If you know of others that may benefit from this memo, please let us know their names and e-mail addresses and we are happy to include them. If you wish to be removed, 'Reply' and let us know and we will remove your name from distribution.