met on May 13, 1996 at the Waimanalo Library. Chair Field brought the meeting to order at 7:30 pm, with a quorum present.
Members Present: Jane Gouveia-Simpson, Rose Marie Gooding, Phillip Ellsworth, Albert Lewis, Ben Kama, Chanelle Simmons-Sabey, Gregory Field, Wilson Ho, Nancy Glover.
Members Absent: Priscilla Ho, Luana Saffrey Beck, Clyde Ohelo, Steven Tayama.
Honolulu Fire Department: Captain James Arciero reported for the last two months: 17 fires and 19 rescues.
Honolulu Police Department: Officer Keith Vegas reported for April. He also reported on the Mobile Patrol in the farmlots of Waimanalo.
Mayor's Mini Team
Charles Swanson (Department of Transportation Services): Reporting for the Mayor: the Mayor submitted his budget, which doesn't include cuts as proposed by the City Council. The State has changed the Employment Retirement System and will save the City $14 million.
Alvin Au (Dept. of Parks and Recreation): Reported foundation poured for bleachers and dugouts for Waimanalo Beach Park baseball field. CIP recommendation for cabin camping at Waimanalo Bay Park is moot since Council has decided the city will not provide cabin camping.
Pat Onishi (Department of Land Utilization): Will investigate reports of bulldozing of vegetation on the beach near Waimanalo Beach Park, resulting in 4 wheel drive vehicles on the beach. Officer Vegas HPD will request patrols check the area. DLU will make a determination of the type of Conditional Use Permit required by Unisyn.
Board Liability: Two members of the Manoa Neighborhood Board face $5,000 payments as a result of stepping out of the board's responsibilities. Corporation Counsel's opinion that it will represent City agencies, including Neighborhood Boards. Corporation counsel will clarify position in an upcoming meeting to include all members of Neighborhood Boards.
Weinberg Village Management Concerns: Concerns of a Weinberg Village resident about the management and program at Weinberg Village. A motion was made to write a letter to Hawaii Housing Authority in support of having a facilitated meeting to include management, the advisory board and any residents with concerns. The motion passed 7-0-2.
Unisyn Biowaste Technology: Suzie Say of Unisyn updated the board.
Ka Iwi Park: Lisa Keala Carter of Ka Iwi Action Council gave a slide presentation of the state proposal for a park in the area from Makapu'u to Queen's Beach and Queen's Rise and Mauuwai Valley.
Variance Request for Carmen Baqui Residence: A motion was made to recommend the Department of Land Utilization deny the variance request. The motion carried 7-0-2.
Bill 25: Relating to the Budget for the City and County: Bill 25 would reduce the staff of the Neighborhood Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). A motion was made to request the City Council reconsider proposed cuts to the Neighborhood Commission and retain current level of service. The motion passed 7-0-1. A motion was made to request the City Council reconsider proposed cuts to DHCD and to fund for 12 months with a subsequent audit. The motion passed 7-0.
The next Waimanalo Neighborhood Board Meeting will be Monday, June 10, 1996, 7:30 pm at the Waimanalo Library.