9/04/18 #kihei

This past Tuesday, September 4th, under the guidance and direction of Albert Perez, the Oneloa Coalition is back on track with a regular monthly meeting. This is a core group of organizations formed over a decade ago. These groups are stakeholders who seek to preserve and restore Oneloa (Makena) State Park.

The most ambitious dedicated volunteers gathered as a subcommittee for sixty minutes, prior to the ninety-minute main meeting on Tuesday evening.  The subcommittee specifically addressed the Paniaka pond restoration project. But wait, there’s more.

The REALLY motivated guys met that morning on September 4th for a site visit with Scott Fisher regarding the restoration. 

Fortunately, Scott is expected to be present at the next OC meeting on 10/3/18 at 6:30 PM

The majority of this Tuesday meeting was devoted to continued discussion of proposed park bathrooms, examining the various types of systems, which may be utilized there. We recall a park site visit by the OC explored this very same matter back on November 25, 2013. The issue of the park bathrooms are still far from settled.

Department of Land and Natural Resources engineer John Datiles offered an extensive PowerPoint presentation (much of it captured here).

After his presentation ended, guest presenter Jim Motherbaugh, CEO and founder of Water Tectronics , gave a compare and contrast conversation, with an offer to be back at the October OC meeting to offer a more formal presentation. Scott Fisher is expected to be present as well at that next Oneloa Coalition meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:30 PM.

The meeting concluded with an abbreviated look at overall park plans to be considered.