Hawaii News Digest, 08 August 2017, 15:40 hrs, UTC, Post #15403.
Accessed on 08 August 2017, 15:40 hrs, UTC.
Author: District 9 Councilman Tim Richards.
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Here’s the latest Hawaii County Council update from Tim Richards. The report covers four areas:
Shooting Range. Mr. Richards says there is a need for a safe shooting range to accommodate the growing popularity of competitive shooting sports.
Roads in Limbo. Hawaii County is still trying to resolve the ownership and maintenance issues relating to private roads that fall outside the responsibility of the state and county.
Wastewater matters. Sewage and wastewater management continue to be difficult issues for Hawaii County, especially in older urban areas bordering Alii Drive in Kona and in rural areas such as Puako. The main issue is getting money to upgrade cesspools to modern septic tank systems.
Flood Zones. The County Council is working on the alignment of local ordinances with federal flood control standards. New flood inundation maps are being issued. Several insurance and liability issues remain to be resolved.
“The 1st Waimea Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held on Aug. 19 at the Waimea LDS Church from 9 a.m.–noon. Be sure to attend as there will be vendors, demos, workshops and refreshments to encourage us all to “be smart, take part and prepare.”
“We have a new office location. The Council District 9 office is now located in the Parker Square complex in Waimea, Suite 109. Most of the moving pains are behind us now, though we are still encountering a few technology glitches with the phones and Internet service. Very shortly, the Waimea office will be set up and running for public testimony during council meetings. The County Clerk’s office is working steadily to resolve the problems. We look forward to servicing you better out of our new location.”
“As always, it is a great privilege to serve as your councilman and I look forward to continuing my work for you.”
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