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The Maui County Council is a nine-member legislative body of officials who are elected on at-large basis (i.e., all County voters can cast votes for all nine seats), one each from nine residency areas. Each Council member is elected for a two-year term.

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Jul 02

A look at committee reports to be considered Friday

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Office of Council Services

The Council will consider eight committee reports on Friday at 9 a.m.

Council Meeting on July 5
View the Council meeting's agenda.

Here’s a quick rundown:

NO. 13-71 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENERGY, AGRICULTURE, AND RECREATION COMMITTEE

Recommending passage on first reading of a bill to rename Waihee (Ball) Park as Richard “Pablo” Caldito Park.

Excerpt: 
The Deputy Director of Public Works provided your Committee with a brief
historical overview of the life and contributions of Richard "Pablo" Caldito Sr. to Maui County. Mr. Caldito served for 15 years as an elected official for Maui County, becoming the first Filipino-American Democratic candidate to be elected to public office in the nation. Mr. Caldito also impacted the community and young leaders in Maui County through his service in various organizations, including the Maui Lions Club, Maui Children's Home, Maui Adult Daycare Center, and the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce.



NO. 13-72
INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 

Recommending adoption of a resolution to accept dedication of a road-widening lot in Kihei.

Excerpt: 
The Director of Public Works stated the subject roadway lot results from a 
subdivision granted final approval on March 27, 2013. Improvements to the roadway lot and adjoining roadway were deferred by the recording of a Subdivision Agreement, for three lots or less, on February 22, 2005. The deferral was allowed at that time, pursuant to Section 18.20.040, MCC. The Director stated his support for the resolution and recommended it be adopted. 



NO. 13-73
INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Recommending passage on first reading of a bill to codify and establish an existing crosswalk fronting Paia Elementary School and amend the description of the crosswalk fronting the Alfred "Flako" Boteilho, Sr., Gym to reflect current geographic references. 

Excerpt: 
The Director of Public Works stated that his department has been actively 
engaged with the community and the school in determining the proper location for these two crosswalks, and is in support of the proposed bill. 



13-74 
INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 

Recommending passage on first reading of a bill relating to subdivision-application procedures.

Excerpt:
The proposed bill updates these procedures in a coherent manner and makes certain other changes to improve the way subdivision applications are processed and administrated.


NO. 13-75
LAND USE COMMITTEE

Recommending passage on first reading of bill to change the zoning for the Wells Street Professional Center parking lot.

Excerpt:
Your Committee notes the parking lot use is not a permitted use in the R-1
Residential District. For that reason, the property owner previously obtained a
Conditional Permit to authorize the parking lot use. According to the "Maui Planning Department's Report to the Maui Planning Commission March 12, 2013 Meeting" ("Department of Planning's Report"), the previous owner's Conditional Permit for use of the property as a commercial parking lot expired in 2008.

Your Committee further notes Section 19.18.020, Maui County Code, provides
that automobile parking lots are permitted uses in the B-2 Community Business District.The Department of Planning's Report explained a change to B-2 Community Business District would also provide conformity with the property's Community Plan designation as Business.

The Department of Planning noted no development is proposed, other than the
landowner's plan to add 24 parking stalls by re-striping the lot, for a total of 157 parking stalls. Access to the lot will be moved to Wells Street.



NO. 13-76
POLICY AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Recommending adoption of a resolution approving the appointment of Michael Kawagishi to the Affirmative Action Advisory Council.

Excerpt:
Your Committee was satisfied with Mr. Kawagishi's qualifications as noted on
his application. Therefore, your Committee did not request to interview Mr. Kawagishi. The representative from the Office of the Mayor indicated that Mr. Kawagishi is an active member of the community, and is able to attend meetings of the Affirmative Action Advisory Council.


NO. 13-77
POLICY AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Recommending adoption of resolutions to approving the appointment of Yuki Lei
Sugimura to the Cost of Government Commission and Ray Tsuchiyama to the Salary Commission, respectively.

Excerpt:
A representative from the Office of the Mayor noted Ms. Sugimura recently
completed service on the Charter Commission and was an excellent member. Your Committee expressed familiarity with Ms. Sugimura's volunteer work in the community and felt she will be a valuable member to the Cost of Government Commission.

The Mayor's representative stated Mr. Tsuchiyama has a strong business and
computer background. Mr. Tsuchiyama currently works for the University of Hawai'i Foundation. Your Committee was satisfied that, with Mr. Tsuchiyama's experience, he will serve the Salary Commission well.


NO. 13-78
POLICY AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Recommending adoption of a resolution authorizing the Committee to investigate the possible misuse of County funds relating to the demolition of the Old Wailuku Post Office.

Excerpt:
Your Committee appreciated the Administration's efforts to mend any
misunderstandings with the Council. Nevertheless, your Committee felt an investigation could reveal weaknesses in policies and procedures that resulted in the Administration's failure to follow the legislative process established by the Charter. Your Committee further felt without a clear understanding of potential problems, the Council's ability to address the problems is limited. An investigation may reveal ways the Council can correct procedural problems with appropriate legislation.


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