Author: Mike Moran

Street Tree Committee Asks; County Administration Answers

Just one week after the KCA Street Tree Committee requested the board transmit a stong request to Mayor Arakawa for a needed action to restore the ground cover and irrigate the area around those notorius Monkey Pod Trees, now refered to as the Money Pod Quartet or MPQ, along S Kihei Rd, a large crew from the County’s Department of Public Works took action first thing on Wednesday, 7/20/11.  The Street Tree Committee and the KCA are most appreciative of Mayor Arakawa’s as well as DPW Director David Goode’s quick, positive reaction to insure the health of the MPQ along South Kihei...

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Recap of “water” community meeting for 7/19/11

After opening announcements, County Planner Gina Flammer advised the membership about new proposed reulations regarding county short- term (less than 6 months) rental regulations. Next elected state officials  freshman Rep. George Fontaine and long term Senator Roz Baker each offered legislative up dates for their respective chambers at the Hawaii State Legislature 2011 session, now concluded. The next segemnt feature water quality expert Robin Knox offering a extensive power point presentation on Maui’s watersheds, and in spite of a number of technical challanges thrown her way by KCA all volunteer technicans, Robin educated the assembled members and guests. This was followed by a panel composed of Robin  and County Water Department Director Dave Taylor who each discussed topics and answered questions posed by moderator Jon Miller on numerous topics all realted to water in South Maui generally, and Kihei specifically. The final segment was the true community portion, as members and visitors asked a series of pointed queries to this evening’s guests. The next community meeting for the general membership will be August 16, to address beautification and scenic viewplaine lines in Kihei. For an extensive in depth report of this evening’s meeting, see the July 28 publication of the South Maui edition of the Maui Weekly. Mahalo.  ...

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KCA Street Committee says, “Save da trees; Cover da Roots.”

  The very active Street Tree Committee is already taking action, asking the administration to re-cover the exposed roots and irrigate those now infamous four Monkey Pod Trees on S Kihei Road to prevent damage. While the administration has readily agreed to cover the exposed roots, while deciding how to do so, the endangered tree area has remained unchanged for months. The committee has offered to do the work at no cost to the County to preserve the trees, if necessary. Meanwhile the committe is formulating a plan for more trees in a  town mostly deprived of street trees.  ...

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KCA Street Tree Committee says save our trees and plant more

The initial meeting of the new KCA Street Tree Committee, composed of a varied creative and enthusiastic group from the community, met on 7/11/11 at the KCA office. As the group begins organization and setting goals and objectives, the next meeting is already scedule for Tuesday, 7/19/11 at 1:00 PM. If you think Kihei needs more street trees, why not consider joining with this group to make Kihei a greener place to live. Mahalo.

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County Committee Passes Bill to Prohibit Mopeds on New Kihei Bike Path

After KCA offered testimony in support of this proposed ban of mopeds on bicycle paths, including ours set to open on 7/29/11, the County Infrastructure Management Committee, chaired by Council Member Elle Cochran, unanimously approved the measure to move to the full Council for a hearing and vote. Additional testimony in support were offered by long time bicycle advocates Walter Enomoto and Dave DeLeon, as well as attorny Phillip Lowenthal of Haiku. A letter published in Maui News on same day of the hearing expressed the community opinion of the need. http://mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/551292/County-needs-to-address-motorized-vehicles-on-paths.html?nav=18. To clarify, this prohibition of mopeds ONLY applies to...

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