Kelly T. King
Kelly T. King holds the County Council seat for the South Maui residency area. She is chair of the Planning Committee.
The Planning Committee generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 9 a.m.
For Immediate Release
April 19, 2018
Maintenance Work will Delay Kihei Roads During Month of May
WAILUKU, Maui – The County of Maui Department of Public Works announced that portions of roads in Kihei will bring delays in May due to maintenance work.
Drivers should expect delays such as alternating single-lane traffic, detours and full closures from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 1 – 31 on the following Maui Meadows roads: Akala from Mapu to Hoala drives; Mapu from Akala Drive to cul-de-sac; and Kupulau from Mapu to Akala drives. The DPW Highways Pavement Preservation division will oversee slurry sealing as part of its maintenance project in the area.
For questions, contact Troy Kahalekai, HC&M supervisor II of the DPW highways division, at 808 270-6291.
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For Immediate Release
April 19, 2018
2018 Summer Junior Lifeguard and Swim Camp Programs Announced
WAILUKU, Maui – County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced registration dates and locations for the free 2018 Summer Junior Lifeguard and Swim Camp programs.
Program and camp sign-ups are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is accepted until spots are filled. Parents are asked to register in person.
The following programs will be held 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday. Participants must take and pass a swim test.
- Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool programs include: Session I – Junior Readiness (ages 8-10) from June 18-22; and Session II – Junior Lifeguard (ages 11-14) from July 23 to Aug. 3. Register for either session 3 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays starting May 21 at the pool in Kahului.
- Kihei Aquatic Center programs include: Session I – Junior Minis (ages 7-9) from June 4-8; and Session II – Junior Lifeguard (ages 10-14) from July 9 to 20. Register for either session 9 to 11 a.m. April 28 at the pool in Kihei.
The following swim camps will be held 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday to Friday. Participants may be asked to do a swim assessment.
- Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool Swim Camp for Level 3 swimmers will be held June 12-22. Register 8 to 9 a.m. May 19 at the pool in Wailuku.
- New Wailuku Pool Swim Camp for Level 1 and 2 swimmers will be held June 26 to July 6. Register 8 to 9 a.m. May 5 at the pool in Wailuku.
For more information, contact Fran Yamamoto, recreation technician, at 270-6138.
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Schedule announced for fiscal year 2019 budget district meetings
WAILUKU, Hawaii—The Maui County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee will hold evening meetings throughout the county, starting at the end of this month, to receive community input on the fiscal year 2019 budget, announced Councilmember Riki Hokama, who chairs the committee.
District meetings are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., except for the meeting on Molokai, which is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows:
- March 29, Kihei Community Center, Main Hall, 303 East Lipoa St., Kihei
- April 2, West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St., Lahaina
- April 4, Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, Social Hall, 91 Pukalani St., Pukalani
- April 9, Lanai Senior Center, 309 7th St., Lanai City
- April 11, Paia Community Center, Social Hall, 252 Hana Hwy., Paia
- April 12, Helene Hall, Social Hall, 150 Keawa Pl., Hana
- April 16, Mitchell Pauole Community Center, Social Hall, 90 Ainoa St., Kaunakakai
Site inspections are scheduled for Monday, April 9, at 1 p.m. on Lanai and Monday, April 16, at 1 p.m. on Molokai. Agendas detailing site inspection information and locations can be found at MauiCounty.us/agendas.
The council will also hold a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2019 budget on April 18 at 6 p.m., at the Council Chamber, 200 South High St., 8th floor, Wailuku.
Committee members will begin reviewing the mayor’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget, today, March 23. Committee meetings to discuss the budget will be scheduled starting on March 29 and continue throughout the month of April in the Council Chamber.
The budget is the financial plan for the county for the upcoming fiscal year, from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. It determines each department’s funding to carry out assigned duties, grants distributed to community organizations, and rates and fees the county may collect throughout the fiscal year.
The budget also outlines the funding appropriations for the county’s capital improvement projects, which include road repair and maintenance, water system upgrades, and park improvements.
Written and oral testimony will be accepted at all meetings. Written testimonies may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, referencing BF-1.
Visit MauiCounty.us/2019budget for schedules, documents, agendas, announcements, and other information relating to the budget session. For special accommodations at any of the meetings, please call 270-7838 at least three days in advance.
For immediate release: March 23, 2018
Press Release by:
Councilmember Riki Hokama, Chair,
Budget and Finance Committee
On Utility Scam Awareness Day, the Hawaiian Electric Companies warn customers to “Just hang up!” on scammers
Utility consortium educates customers on how to protect themselves
HONOLULU, Nov. 15, 2017 – Utilities United Against Scams and the Hawaiian Electric Companies are marking the second annual Utility Scam Awareness Day today by educating electric customers about aggressive phone scammers.
Utilities United Against Scams, a consortium of more than 100 U.S. and Canadian electric, water, and natural gas utilities that includes the Hawaiian Electric Companies, launched a week-long advocacy and awareness campaign focused on exposing the tactics of scammers intent on stealing money from utility customers.
Locally, the companies have recommended customers “Just hang up!” to combat a recent spike in aggressive phone scams targeting electric customers.
- If someone calls saying they’re from Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric or Hawaiʻi Electric Light and demanding immediate payment over the phone or via prepaid debit cards, it’s a scam.
- If the caller says the account is delinquent and threatens to shut off power immediately unless payment is made, it’s a scam.
- If the caller asks to meet the customer in person to pick up a payment, it’s a scam.
Customers should just hang up if they receive such a call, and dial the customer service line printed on electric bills or listed on the appropriate company’s website. Do not call the number displayed on your caller ID, even if it says “HECO,” “MECO” or “HELCO.”
Within recent weeks, the companies have received dozens of fraud reports, with some customers paying hundreds of dollars to phone scammers. The scammers have targeted mostly small to mid-size businesses, but residential customers also have been victimized. Scammers will often call during busy times at a business, for example, and threaten to shut off the electricity if they’re not paid immediately.
For more information, go to www.hawaiianelectric.com/stopscams
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- Chair, Planning Committee
- Vice-Chair, Parks, Recreation, Energy, and Legal Affairs Committee
- Budget & Finance Committee
- Housing, Human Services, & Transportation Committee
- Land Use Committee
- Parks, Recreation, Energy, and Legal Affairs Committee
- Policy, Economic Development, and Agriculture Committee
- Water Resources Committee
- Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee
- Susan Foley, Executive Assistant
- Terra Foti, Executive Assistant
- Kate Griffiths, Executive Assistant
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