Final permit application reveals major flaw 5/22/18 #kihei This afternoon, we met at Public Works Director David Goode’s facility on the fourth floor with him and his engineers, Ty Takeno and Wendy Kobashigawa, as he responded to our request to discuss the contentious project. Director Goode opened the meeting with a bombshell announcement that in attempting to secure one of the the two final required permits, the one concerning flood development, it was revealed that regulations prohibited their proposed construction of a temporary road for a temporary river crossing mauka of South Kihei Road (SKR). Ironically, KCA had opposed...Read More
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Kulanihakoi River Bridge proposal was discussed Monday 5/14/2018 in Council Chambers at IEM, but no firm conclusion yet
5/14/18 #kihei This afternoon, we participated at Chair Elle Cochran’s Infrastructure and Environmental Management (IEM) Council committee for item IEM-43 – our longstanding proposals and actions for a much less expensive yet improved action to replace the deteriorated box culvert in the Kulanihakoi river gulch. While the item examines the contract awarded to Wilson Okamoto Corporation of Honolulu for “Kulanhakoi Bridge Replacement.”, the focus of this portion of the meeting examined the Public Works Dept (DPW) plan, while hearing both KCA and the Kula Makai Aha Moku concerns. The meeting began as usual with public testimony, and three directors offered...Read More
5/10/18 #kihei After Maui News’ front page coverage last month of community proposals and actions for a much less expensive yet improved way to replace the deteriorated box culvert in the Kulanihakoi river gulch, we are preparing for the next step. This Monday afternoon at 1:30 PM in the Council’s eighth floor chambers, committee chair Elle Cochran will call to order her Infrastructure and Environmental Management (IEM) committee to include item IEM-43. The item examines the contract awarded to Wilson Okamoto Corporation of Honolulu for “Kulanhakoi Bridge Replacement.” It is our understanding the contract originated in 2011. but the...Read More
DPW Director David Goode Applies for SMA permit & Shoreline Setback for next phase of proposed construction of gulch crossing on South Kihei Road.south of Kaonoulu. This morning (6/14/16) we submitted testimony on the request to alert the volunteer Commissioners how much else is involved right here near the intersection of Kaonoulu & SKR. We find that so much is done piecemeal disregarding everything else surrounding a single project, leading to an extreme lack of continuity in Kihei. When you examine the next phase of this bridge replacement/repair and you are looking at the near-by intersection,hopefully with a KCA...Read More
KCA appreciates the Maui News seeking our input on this controversial county government project. For some historical perspective, see : http://gokihei.org/?s=Kulanihakoi+bridge October 07, 2018 Bridge project is delayed Controversial plan that drew resident criticism could now take years LOCAL NEWS OCT 7, 2018 MELISSA TANJI Staff Writer email@example.com A truck passes over the Kulanihakoi bridge in this photo taken in June. The county’s plan to replace the four bridge culverts with six, along with a concrete bridge structure, ran into community opposition and new flood...Read More
COUNCIL VOTES APPROVAL, 6-2 4/20/18 #kihei KCA wishes to express our appreciation to the six (of nine) members for voting in favor of the proposed resolution requesting the Public Works Department (DPW) to pause in their continuing effort to proceed with this project as defined by the DPW. This morning five directors were at Council chambers, all testifying in a coordinated team support of the resolution, asking for an immediate decision to stop and think before proceeding with this project. Without such a decision, seemingly construction bids would be requested by the County, even with a prior need to...Read More
What would be the overall best way to cross the Kulanihakoi River Gulch in North Kihei along South Kihei Road (SKR) between Kaonoulu and the Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary Facility? 3/25/18 #kihei You remember when the ancient dilapidated box culvert just south of Kaonoulu nearly collapsed, but had first the emergency steel plate installed, in 2013 (SEE http://gokihei.org/government/skr-closed-all-day-thursday-in-north-kihei). But before that was done, KCA met with the Public Works Department (SEE http://gokihei.org/environment/kca-meeting-attendees-had-lots-of-questions-last-71613-evening). Then the “temporary” bridge was put in place in January, 2015, which we chronicled almost daily (SEE http://gokihei.org/government/alert-11515-upcoming-detour-on-skr-this-month). The following year it was at the Planning Commission (SEE http://gokihei.org/news/kulanihakoi-bridge-proposal-draws-kca-to-planning-commission-this-morning). The...Read More
Newer Pix on 2/12/15 UPDATE 2/11/15 This temporary crossing began improvements this morning, which necessitated closing one lane, with the resulting vehicle back ups. As most of the community was unaware this was taking place, there was some grumbling. UPDATE 1/28/15 But we were going in the right direction when we forecast opens a day early. Now we see a blessing of the temporary crossing is set for 3:00 PM WEDNESDAY , with open to traffic...Read More
On Tuesday morning (5/14/13) the KCA planning committee welcomed Wilson Okomoto Corp. of Oahu offering a presentation of a proposed bridge replacement in the notorious flooding area at the corner of Kaonoulu, near the Whale Sanctuary in North Kihei. The existing four barrel box culverts are failing, and a bridge replacement is being developed. Led by former County Planning Dept. Director Milton Arakawa and Lauren Yasaka, in cooperation with County Public Works Director David Goode and that depsrtment’s Wendy Kobashigawa, the committee observed an informative power point presentation of the project, identified as Kulanihakoi Bridge Replacement, which could begin later this year. KCA is considering having a Community Meeting later this year on this project. If you do not think this committee is busy, this was only item one of nine of their meeting agenda. Maybe you would have an interest in joining them. to plan South Maui’s future? Wendy Kobashigawa...Read More
Next Community Meeting
October 16, 2018
6:30 To 8:00 at Saint Theresa Church at 25 West Lipoa Street.
We will be continuing our forums with 2018 election candidates, this time focusing on two of the races for County Council: Alan Arakawa and Tasha Kama for Kahului, and Stacy Crivello and Keani Rawlins-Fernandez for Molokai (remember that all registered voters can and should vote in all Council races). Come hear what they stand for, ask questions, be an enlightened voter!
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