Author: Mike Moran

EIGHT YEAR EXTENSION?? After several false starts real activity begins at Maui Lu site this Monday!

12/8/18 UPDATE?  We finally see mini mention in this morning Maui News wit some pix by stellar photog Matt Thayer, and this ludicrous comment  Hilton Grand Vacations spokeswoman Megumi Haubner on Wednesday did not offer more details about the on-site work, adding, “We should have more information to share in the coming weeks.” HOW ABOUT SHARING THAT YOU ARE ASKING FOR HUGE TIME EXTENSION ( TO 12/31/2027) AT THIS TUESDAY’S (12/11/18, 9 AM))  COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION? 12/6/18 Indications of a blessing? A groundbreaking? A celebration? Whatever, we were not invited; were YOU?                  ...

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South Maui Councilor Kelly King meets with KCA BOD

12/4/18. #kihei  This morning at 11:30 AM our resident Council member Kelly King conducted her eighth consecutive quarterly meeting with our board of directors to discuss a wide variety of community concerns. Our volunteers are very appreciative of how we are consistently included by Kelly not only in meetings with us in person at our office, but also in consistent frequent communication of all manners. Meeting topics ranged from recreation, transportation, development, legislation and education to public safety and more Kelly’s office is working on a number of local issues on the mind of our South Maui community: The...

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End of sugar farming may impact aquifer water yields

KCA VP Rob Weltman    12/6/18  Maui News Front Page Today http://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2018/12/end-of-sugar-farming-may-impact-aquifer-water-yields/ End of sugar farming may impact aquifer water yields KIHEI — As planners chart out Maui island’s water use over the next 20 years, uncertainty hovers over the region with the largest population but the least groundwater resources. Spanning 229 square miles of Kahului, Paia, South Maui and Upcountry, the Central Maui aquifer sector covers more than 100,000 residents but produces 26 million gallons per day, the lowest of the six aquifer regions. And, two years after the closure of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., it’s still unclear how a decrease in irrigation will impact the central aquifers, said Alex de Roode, planner with the Water Resources and Planning Division. “The demand that’s in the central aquifer sector area can’t be met by the natural resources in it,” de Roode said. “So it is reliant on resources from Wailuku and Koolau. With that irrigation now not coming in, we have to see what happens over time. It’s so new still.” De Roode spoke Tuesday night at a hearing on the Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan, which is being updated. The plan looks at future water needs over the next 20 years and discusses how Maui can meet those demands. Of the six aquifer sectors on Maui, the central area is the largest. In 2015, it had a...

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Aina Lani Pacific, LLC meets with KCA re 100% affordable project in S. Kihei

12/3/18 #kihei This morning, this trio from Aina Lani Pacific, LLC – Howard and Jeff Kihuni and Sandra Duvauchelle – met with representatives of the KCA board to offer information on a potential 28 unit 100% affordable (80-120% of AMI) single family housing project proposed for about 7.5 acres on South Kihei Road (SKR) mauka of Sorento’s. The houses would be required to remain”affordable” for ten years after purchase, but then could be sold at market price. They are expected to range from about $400,000 to $600,000. The land first requires a change of zoning from Open Zone to R-1...

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Water for the new High School

12/4/18 Next day we see the deep trenches are dug out               12/3/18 #kihei Originally, we understood the work being done by Goodfellow Brothers, on Kulanihakoi at the intersection of Kenolio on the north side and future NSCR on the south, was to facilitate the temporary signal light infrastructure at the Pi’ilani Hwy.  But, today, when we noted pipes piled in the roadway, we questioned what they were doing, and we were advised the work is to provide water for the...

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Next Community Meeting

January 15, 2019

6:30 To 8:00 at Saint Theresa Church at 25 West Lipoa Street.

Membership not required but encouraged, as are donations for Food Bank.

What’s Up

KCA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT TO SHAPE OUR FUTURE! JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!
HAVE TIME AND A DESIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? KCA BOARD WANTS NEW VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH PROJECTS AND CARRY THE TORCH INTO THE FUTURE. PLEASE CONTACT KCA TO ASK HOW YOU CAN BE OF SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

Check out Dick Mayer's presentation on development planned for South Maui.

Have a question about something you saw in Kihei? Check the KCA website! If the answer isn't already there, leave a post.


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