Author: Rob Weltman

Future Solar Farm Above Maui Meadows

October 14, 2018 #kihei #energy #solar As reported in the Maui News today, the Innergex energy company has made it to the final award stage of MECO’s request for bids on renewable energy. This will be erected on 200 acres just mauka of Maui Meadows, connecting to a nearby MECO substation. The solar panels add up to 15 MW of power, with batteries able to store and provide four hours of full output (60 MWH) when the sun is not out. The tentative schedule is to get a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with MECO by December and then Public...

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South Maui’s Historical Land Districts – October 26

October 11, 2018 #kihei Hawaiians saw the importance of the connection between mauka (upcountry) and makai (sea), with stream flows linking the two and nurturing life all the way down. Appropriate crops were grown at each elevation. The people of a district – an ahupua’a – had their needs met by managing the resources at each level of their pie-slice-shaped region. Now residents and visitors to South Maui will be able to learn about these districts as they pass through...

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Council committee progress derailed by non-attendance

9/17/2018 #kihei The Monday meeting of Elle Cochran’s Infrastructure and Environmental Management committee heard public testimony on managing tourism and on use of the Banyan tree area in Lahaina, but had to be adjourned with no committee action because of lack of quorum. Of 13 meetings of the committee, Mike White and Riki Hokama missed 10. At the other end of the spectrum, Yuki Lei Sugimura attended every meeting. How can Maui address the major issues facing us if senior Council members do not attend the meetings where their presence is needed to discuss and make decisions?...

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Art Hop in Kihei in September

The Lahaina Arts Society is unable to hold their upcoming benefit for Maui artists and to fund free art programs for the keiki under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina because of repair work going on there. Unfortunate for Lahaina, lucky for Kihei. For the first time ever we will be able to enjoy the event here, on the grounds of the Maui Brewing...

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Next Community Meeting

November 20, 2018

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

 

This month’s theme is education. Department of Education Complex Area Superintendent Kathleen Dimono will give a brief presentation and solicit the community’s opinions on schools in our area. We will also hear what is happening with the new High School and with the new Kihei Charter School building.

 

And if that is not enough, we will also be presenting the KCA Wiliwili Award to a long-time defender of things that matter to all of us – the ʻāina, kai, and ʻohana.

 

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

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

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