Author: Mike Moran

New affordable rental development in center of Kihei?

The KCA Planning Committee on Tuesday 1/24/12 heard a brief presentation fromKevin Carney of non-profit EAH Housing, explaining the potential, if government funding can be secured, to develop a 32 unit affordable rental complex at 82 Kanani Road. Originally this parcel was to be developed as Cove Beach Villas as a market value condo complex, and seemingly has already received most permits and approvals. EAH will be going before the County Council Budget Committee a second a time at end of this...

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Close the main runway at Kahului airport for a few months??

Well over two hundred very animated folks packed the house (cafeteria) on Monday evening (1/23/12) at the new Pomaikai  Elementary School in Kahului for the State Department of Transporation’s meeting concerning proposals to correct problems with the present runway conditions at our airport. DOT Chief of Communications  Dan Meisenzahl offered a power point explaining the three options, but the crowd seemingly composed of visitor industry individuals, supported by the leadership of the various related organizations, strongly expressed one single message- do not ever close any runways. County government was well represented, as Mayor Arakawa addressed the assembled, and more than half of Councilmembers were present. As a strong media presence was apparent, look to web and print reports for details.  ...

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Public Works Director Goode gives KCA the Word at Meeting

KCA Website update! Our computer wizards had eliminated the Menehunes, and you can again join or renew your membership on the website. If you are not a member, please join us. An animated group of South Maui residents heard DPW Director David Goode tell the KCA  the answers to a lot of questions on flooding & transportation by foot, bicycle & motor vehicle across and around Kihei, at the first meeting for 2012, on Jan 17.       Beginning his second year in his office in this vital position, he offered a lot of information, including,  there is a Kihei drainage master plan under development, which will address flooding and more, but needs 2 years or more to complete. His department plans to upgrade the culverts at S. Kihei Rd by Kulanihakoi in 2 years. They plan to upgrade the culverts byUwapo (Old Suda’s store) sooner, and they’re now fixing headwalls and cleaning gulches in Maui Meadows. They’ll fix the bad drain by Kalama Park “very soon,” and will remove what he called “sand plugs” (sand dunes?) that stop water from getting into the ocean, when a storm is approaching. The department is evaluating  extending the Collector Rd North from Waipuilani and South from Lipoa, but it’s very expensive to cross  the gulches. He stated they expect to resurface S. Kihei Rd from Auhana to Walaka this Spring. On flood mitigation, Director Goode explained the heavy equipment work in the Waipuilani gulch was an attempt to match the 1989...

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Public Works Director David Goode to answer KCA inqueries 1/17/12

Our first 2012 meeting at 6:30 PM Tuesday at the Charter School features DPW director David Goode addresing our concerns about roads, such as where’s that Collector Road, and how will S. Kihei be improved, what’s up with the bus stops?- flood mitigation, and safe pedestrain and bicycle passage around town. So along with your non-perishable food donations for the Maui Food Bank, bring your questions and concerns for the director when doors open at 6:00 PM at 41 E. Lipoa for pupu and talk story on the 17th. Please sign up or renew your membership in person at the meeting....

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Next Community Meeting

May 21, 2019

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


KCA welcomes Amanda Cording to update us on the alternative plan she is working on for the South Maui Drainage Plan, offering a Low Impact Design instead of additional concrete culverts and stream diversions.


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