April 8, 1996 Meeting Minutes
The Waimanalo Neighborhood Board met on April 8, 1996 at the Waimanalo Library. Chair Field brought the meeting to order at 7:36 pm, with a quorum present.
Members Present: Jane Gouveia-Simpson, Rose Marie Gooding, Phillip Ellsworth, Albert Lewis, Ben Kama Jr., Chanelle Simmons-Sabey, Gregory Field, Wilson Ho, Steven Tayama, Priscilla Ho.
Members Absent: Nancy Glover, Luana Saffrey Beck, Clyde Ohelo.
Honolulu Police Department: Officer Keith Vegas reported for march 1996: 12 burglaries, 68 larcenies, 2 auto thefts. Vegas thanked the community for its various Neighborhood Security Watch and Mobile Patrol programs. Sgt. Silva commented that staffing is based on an area's 24 hour caseload. HPD has assigned 3 officers to Waimanalo and sometimes shifts officers from Kailua. Silva suggested citizens report crime to HPD and perhaps reassessment and reassignment for officers may occur.
Residents' Concern: Dave Larsen commented on need for a boat launch or dedicated boat for water rescue purposes.
Resident raised concerns over streetlights in Ag Park Phase One which have been installed but not turned on since 1984. The board moved to add this item to the agenda. The board unanimously moved to send a letter to the appropriate state agencies to request the lights be turned over to the City and County of Honolulu so that they may be turned on.
Representative Eve Anderson: Contact the City's Dept. of Transportation Services to propose speed hump locations. The Board of Water Supply is planning to install a water main on Mokulana Street. Several bills which propose more reasonable guidelines for cesspools are still active in the legislature.
Senator Whitney Anderson: Norman Aweau reported that Sen. is working on budgeting storm drainage for Kalanianaole Hwy.
Councilmember John Henry Felix: Staff member Ron Boyer noted: CIP funds have been requested to mitigate flooding along Kalanianaole Hwy.; a CIP proposal for mobile lockers at Makapu'u Beach Park; a proposed change for public notification for liquor licenses. He noted funds for dug outs at Waimanalo Beach Park is still alive in the budget. Repairs are necessary for Gabby Pahinui Pavilion.
Principal's Report: Waimanalo School Principal thanked Job Corps for installation of signs on school buildings.
Unisyn Biowaste Technology: Board members Lewis and Field reported still receiving complaints about odor. Matt Lyum of Unisyn has met with DOH and a draft permit will be made available to the board.
A proposal for the use of consent agreement funds includes educational projects for Pope, Waimanalo and Kailua High School children. The board moved 8-1-1 to recommend the Dept. of Health approve the proposal.
General Assistance for people with Disabilities: The board moved unanimously to oppose legislation to end general assistance to individuals.
Relating to Same-sex Marriage: A motion to support a constitutional amendment relating to same sex marriage failed to pass by a vote of 5-5.
Next Meeting: Monday, May 13, 1996, at 7:30 pm, Waimanalo Public and School Library.