on Akaku 54 + on Facebook + on ZOOM
7pm to 8:30pm this coming Wednesday, October 20.
NOTE: You may view our virtual meeting live on AKAKU Channel 54, or by registering your name on ZOOM. This site will then send you a meeting web-link, and on Facebook (but only if you have a Facebook account).
During the meeting questions can be submitted via ZOOM‘s “chat” function.
For more information about the meeting: 808-283-4376
7PM AGENDA should be of great interest to UpCountry residents. There will be several presentations followed by questions sent to the Zoom Chat site. The moderators will be KCA Board Member Dick Mayer and Council Member Yuki Lei Sugimura.
Our new Fire Chief Bradford Ventura will be introduced and encouraged to outline his general plans for the department.
Downhill bicycle tours have been a nuisance and safety concern for upcountry residents for several decades. There's a feeling that new regulatory legislation will be needed to make this activity safer. KCA has put together a draft County ordinance. We would like to get feedback from residents on language that should be added or changed in the draft ordinance. This draft legislation may be reviewed here: Draft Bicycle Ordinance.
An alternative bicycle ordinance might be a total prohibition on commercial bicycle tours because they seriously endanger traffic safety.
Axis deer are our most persistent and annoying feral animal, impacting gardens and crops and causing traffic concerns. Various groups are trying to formulate a plan to reduce this problem. We will learn about plans from Council member Yuki Lei Sugimura and Maui County Farm Bureau Board President Dr. Kyle Caires.
Water has generally received more interest than any other upcountry issue. Department of Water Supply Director Jeff Pearson will describe the present situation with the hope of receiving some excellent questions regarding upcountry water. We are asking him to talk about the future water situation, matching existing and potential water supplies with the large and growing demand for water for both residences and farmers. Will we always be short of water? Where should we be making changes?
County Budget If you have some upcountry items that should be going into the 2022-23 budget, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and/ or email@example.com by Nov 1. The KCA Board will prepare a recommended priority list to be submitted to the Mayor and County Council.
Meeting Ends at 8:30pm.