Feb. 21 Council meeting at 9 a.m.
Several bills to approve budget amendments will be heard on first reading:
1. Adding $200,000 to fund the Mokuhinia Ecosystem Restoration Project in Lahaina.
2. Adding $300,000 for a rescue boat and trailer for the Kahului Fire Station.
3. Adding $86,400 for the “Circuit Breaker” tax credit system in the Department of Finance.
4. Adding $550,000 contribution from Honua`ula Partners, LLC for the Kihei Police Station.
5. Adding one staff member in the Department of Water Supply.
The Budget and Finance Committee reports that recommend passage of the bills are available here: http://www.mauicounty.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=208
The Council will also consider a resolution authorizing the execution of a park assessment agreement with developers for the proposed 26.5-acre Maui Lani Regional Park in Central Maui.
Councilmember Don S. Guzman, who chairs the Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture and Recreation Committee, wrote about the agreement in the Chair’s 3 Minutes column for The Maui News: http://www.mauicounty.gov/Blog.aspx?IID=209#item
The Council will also consider a resolution to extend by two years the tenancy of Alexander & Baldwin on a 100-acre parcel used to cultivate sugar cane.
Councilmember Michael P. Victorino serves as the Maui County representative to the Hawaii State Association of Counties. A resolution before the Council, if adopted, would extend his service until June 2015.
Several appointments to various boards, councils and commissions will be considered:
A. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADVISORY COUNCIL
1. Anthony Edington.
B. BOARD OF ETHICS
1. Noreen Yabuta.
C. BOARD OF VARIANCES AND APPEALS
1. William Greig.
D. BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY
1. Ralph Raymond Cabebe;
2. Anders Lyons; and
3. Sylvia Ho.
E. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
1. Yarrow Flower (Reappointment).
F. COUNCIL ON AGING
1. Garrett Toma.
G. FIRE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION
1. Archie Kalepa; and
2. Charles Hirata.
H. LIQUOR CONTROL ADJUDICATION BOARD
1. Edwin Yokouchi.
I. LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION
1. Robert Tanaka.
J. MAUI COUNTY COMMISSION ON PERSONS WITH
1. Kevin Souza (Reappointment); and
2. Kealoha Laemoa (Reappointment).
K. MAUI PLANNING COMMISSION
1. Richard Higashi.
L. MOLOKAI PLANNING COMMISSION
1. Diane Swenson (Reappointment);
2. Lawrence Lasua; and
3. Marshall Racine.
M. POLICE COMMISSION
1. Nora Kawasaki.
N. SALARY COMMISSION
1. Tammie Ann Matsuura; and
2. James Likes
Proposals to name the Eddie Tam Complex Field #6 as the “William “Blee” Amoral Sr. Field and the Kahului Pool as the “Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool” will receive initial review.
The agenda includes Councilmember Guzman’s bill to prohibit tobacco products in County parks, including beaches, and Councilmember Victorino’s bill to ban smoking at bus stops.
As always, you can join us at the Council Chamber, at the Council offices in Hana, Lanai or Molokai or live on Akaku: Maui Community Television (Channel 53). Testimony may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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