WAILUKU, Hawaii – Eight committee reports will be considered at Friday’s Council meeting for passage on first reading. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the Council Chamber.
Committee report 14-117:
LAND ACQUISITION ALTERNATIVES FOR A COUNTY SERVICE CENTER
The Council previously adopted the Budget and Finance Committee’s recommendations in Committee report 14-111. The resolution before the Council on Friday is to correct the size of the donated land from A&B Properties to 29.36 acres in Paia and incorporate missing exhibits to the “Purchase and Sales Agreement.”
Committee report 14-118:
NOTICE OF TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS FROM COUNTYWIDE COSTS,GENERAL COSTS TO VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS
The Fiscal Year 2014 budget included a $5.5 million appropriation for salary adjustments relating to all bargaining units’ salary increases. The County’s budget director said the transfers are needed to cover the shortfall for salaries and wages for various departments.
Committee report 14-119:
EVALUATION OF THE MAUI COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER WORK LINE PROGRAM
The Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture and Recreation Committee recognized the importance of the Maui Community Correctional Center Work Line Program’s positive effects on inmates and the program’s contributions to the community.
In FY 2015, the County contributed $117,000 for the program through grant funds, which has resulted in more than $200K in cost savings from March through August this year, according to officials.
Committee report 14-120:
GRANT OF A LEASE OF REAL PROPERTY TO MAUI YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, INC. (MAKAWAO)
The Housing, Human Services and Transportation Committee recommended approval of a resolution to renew the grant of a lease to Maui Youth and Family Services in Makawao. According to the resolution, MYFS would use the property to provide emergency shelter, therapeutic foster care, substance abuse treatment, substance abuse prevention programs, other health and education programs for youth, and administrative facilities.
Committee report 14-121:
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 10.44.040, MAUI COUNTY CODE, RELATING TO STOP REQUIRED-THROUGH STREET INTERSECTING NON-THROUGH STREET
The Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee recommended passage of a bill that would convert the mauka intersection of Haiku Road and Kauhikoa Road in Haiku from a two-way to a four-way stop to mitigate the insufficient sight distance at the intersection.
Committee report 14-122
AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS (CHAPTER 201H, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES) (HALE MAHAOLU EWALU)
The Land Use Committee considered exemptions and modifications to Hale Mahaolu Ewalu’s affordable housing application and recommended adoption of a resolution approving the project. The committee recognized the need for affordable housing for the elderly Upcountry and found the past success of the applicant influential in providing 100 per cent affordable rental units.
Committee report 14-124
LITIGATION MATTERS (INDEMNIFICATION AUTHORIZATION: MARVIN KALANI MILES V. MAUI POLICE CHIEF GARY YABUTA, ET AL.; CIVIL 14-00278 BMK)
Committee report 14-123
NOMINATIONS TO BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS (COUNCIL ON AGING)
The Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee recommended adoption of resolution approving Mr. Paul Wickman’s nomination to the Council on Aging, for a term expiring on March 31, 2016.
Bills on second and final reading include:
- Bill 66 (2014), $150,000 grant to Haiku Community Association for the development of the Kalakapua Playgrounds.
- Bills 67 and 68 (2014), $7 million acquisition of Maui Business Park II property for the new County service center.
- Bill 69 (2014), relating to the composition of the members of the Real Property Tax Review Board.
Review Friday’s agenda.
The Council will also honor Councilmember Riki Hokama on his election as president of the National Association of Counties. The Council will honor the Hawaiian Canoe Club for winning the 2014 Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association State Championship, AAAA Division. The Council will also recognize the month of October 2014 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Maui County.
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