KPD Contact Info

Mahalo nui loa to Lt. Jason Overmyer for taking the time to participate in our KNA Meeting on April 6th. Following the meeting, he shared his contact information with our community:

A/Lt. Jason Overmyer
Kauai Police Department
Patrol Services Bureau
3990 Kaana St Suite 200
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 246-8104
jovermyer@kauai.gov

April 6, 2021 – Meeting Agenda & Bylaws Amendments

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
March 2, 20217:00pm
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Agenda is subject to change as the meeting date approaches.

Call to order: 7:00 pm

Committee/Community Reports
– Finance Committee & Treasurer’s Report
– Planning Committee
– Communication Committee
– Fundraising Committee

New Business
– Kauaʻi Police Department representative – discussion of recent security concerns
– Board proposed amendments to KNA Bylaws – with online voting. Please review a list of proposed amendments below.

Old Business
– TBD

Updates
– Seniors
– PTSA
– ʻĀina Hoʻokupu o Kīlauea (Ag Center)
– Kīlauea Point NWR / Friends of Kauaʻi Wildlife Refuges
– Anaina Hou Community Park
– Kaulana Kīlauea
– Kiaʻi Kāhili

Announcements

Approval of Meeting Minutes: March 2021 minutes

Adjournment

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Proposed Bylaws Amendments:
Please review this list of proposed amendments to the KNA bylaws. If you wish to view a full copy of the current KNA bylaws, visit us online

1) To affirm that electronic meetings are allowed:
CURRENT:

ARTICLE III
MEETINGS
Section 1.  Regular Meetings
A. KNA shall hold Regular Meetings at a time and place decided on by the Board of Directors at their Organizational Meeting.  Historically, the meetings have been held on the first Tuesday of each month and open to the public.PROPOSED AMENDMENT:
ARTICLE III 
MEETINGS
Section 1.  Regular Meetings
A. KNA shall hold Regular Meetings at a time and place decided on by the Board of Directors at their Organizational Meeting.  Historically, the meetings have been held on the first Tuesday of each month and open to the public. Regular Meetings are not required to be held at a geographic location if the meeting is held by means of the internet or of other electronic communications technology in a manner pursuant to which the members have the opportunity to read or hear the proceedings substantially concurrent with the occurrence of the proceedings, note on matters submitted to the members, pose questions, and make comments.

2) To allow for electronic voting and adoption of motions:
CURRENT:

Does not exist.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT:
ARTICLE III 
MEETINGS
Section 9. Action Without Meeting
Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting, if all Directors shall individually or collectively consent in writing to such action, such as an electronic vote collected via email.  Such written consent or consents must be ratified at the next regular Board meeting and such action shall have the same force and effect as a unanimous vote of such Directors.  

3) To allow KNA to engage in political advocacy and offer philanthropic support to community members and entities in addition to local 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) organizations:
CURRENT:

ARTICLE IX
EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS
Section 1.  Other Organizations 
KNA shall not solicit funds on behalf of any other organization, nor shall it contribute financially to the fund-raising campaign of any other organization, without first obtaining the approval of the Board of Directors.  Only those organizations holding a valid 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) non-profit status with the Hawaii and Federal taxing authorities may be considered and/or approved.

KNA shall not engage in any political action, and/or support any political candidate by endorsement or distribution of funds and/or other KNA resources to any candidate or candidate committee.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT:
ARTICLE IX
EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS
Section 1.  Other Organizations 

[remove the following language:]
Only those organizations holding a valid 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) non-profit status with the Hawaii and Federal taxing authorities may be considered and/or approved.

KNA shall not engage in any political action, and/or support any political candidate by endorsement or distribution of funds and/or other KNA resources to any candidate or candidate committee.

4) Update to Organizational Meeting definition:
CURRENT:

ARTICLE III
MEETINGS
Section 5. Organizational Meeting
The newly elected Directors shall elect their Officers at an organizational meeting to be held prior to the January regular meeting, which shall be closed to the General Membership. The meeting agenda for this organizational meeting shall include, but not be limited to, the election of Officers for the year, the scheduling of Regular Meetings for the year, and the organization of committees for the year (including decisions on whether or not each committee shall be operative for the year).

PROPOSED AMENDMENT:
ARTICLE III
MEETINGS
Section 5. Organizational Meeting
The newly elected Directors shall elect their Officers at an Executive Session meeting to be held prior to the January regular meeting. The meeting agenda for this organizational meeting shall include, but not be limited to, the election of Officers for the year, the scheduling of Regular Meetings for the year, and the organization of committees for the year (including decisions on whether or not each committee shall be operative for the year).

5) Updates to Secretary responsibilities:
CURRENT:

ARTICLE VI
OFFICERS
Section 5. Secretary
E. Perform such other duties such as may be determined by the Board of Directors.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT:
ARTICLE VI
OFFICERS
Section 5. Secretary
E. Perform such other duties such as may be determined by the Board of Directors and as defined under Article X.

6) Updates to Treasurer responsibilities:
CURRENT:

ARTICLE VI
OFFICERS
Section 6. Treasurer
F. Perform such other duties such as may be determined by the Board of Directors.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT:
ARTICLE VI
OFFICERS
Section 6. Treasurer
F. Perform such other duties such as may be determined by the Board of Directors and as defined under Article X.

Kilauea Point NWR offering a Fee-Free Day, March 13th

Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is offering a Fee-Free Day on Saturday, March 13th kicking off Spring Break. Families are invited to visit the Refuge and receive a free family learning kit, targeted to keiki Pre-K through 4th grade. Kits include a Junior Ranger tote bag, magnifying glass, nature book and lots of fun activities celebrating spring pollinators.

The Refuge will be open 10am to 4pm and no reservation is required for this special fee free day. However, space is limited due to COVID precautions. For more information visit fkwr.org or call 828-0384.

March 2, 2021 – Meeting Agenda

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
March 2, 20217:00pm
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Call to order: 7:00 pm

Committee/Community Reports
– Finance Committee & Treasurer’s Report
– Planning Committee
– Communication Committee
– Fundraising Committee

New Business
– Larry Dill, Kauai District Engineer, State Dept. of Transportation
– Michael Moule, Engineering Division Chief, Kauaʻi Dept. of Public Works
– Troy Tanigawa, Acting County Engineer
– Daniel Metsch, Manager of Ahuimanu Shopping Center, Beall Corp.
– Jim Edmonds, Board President, Permanently Affordable Living (PAL)
– Mauna Kea Trask, illegal cutting in the conservation easement behind Waipua
– Discussion of Board proposed amendments to KNA Bylaws
– Grass Volleyball Program – Mike Lyons

Old Business
– N/A

Updates
– Seniors
– PTSA
– ʻĀina Hoʻokupu o Kīlauea (Ag Center)
– Kīlauea Point NWR / Friends of Kauaʻi Wildlife Refuges
– Anaina Hou Community Park
– Kaulana Kīlauea
– Kiaʻi Kāhili

Announcements

Approval of Meeting Minutes: February 2021 minutes

Adjournment

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Fee-Free Day at Kīlauea Point NWR 2/13

COMMUNITY MESSAGE BOARD:

In honor of Presidents’ Day, Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge will offer free admission on Saturday February 13th from 10am-4pm. They will also be highlighting Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Month with an activity booklet giveaway for kids K-12. Gates close at 3:30pm. No reservations necessary. Due to COVID-19, they can only admit 25 people at a time, first come first serve.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Kīlauea Community Updates and Requests for Action

The Kauaʻi Office of Economic Development recently received proposals for its 2021 Innovation Grants program. The intent of the Innovation Grants is to support new projects that use innovative approaches to solve local problems.

They are inviting the public to view the proposals and provide questions, comments, and scores on the proposals. This community input will be factored into the scoring as part of the selection process. You can view the proposals online here. They encourage community members to read through the descriptions and share your thoughts and ideas on the importance of funding each proposal. With your help, they seek to direct funding to projects focused on solving the problems we experience on Kauaʻi.

The deadline for public review and comment is February 22, 2021. Here are a few projects to consider, from local nonprofit organizations that do so much to support our community.

Āina Hoʻokupu O Kīlauea – Kīlauea Ag Park:
The two projects they are proposing are: Kauaʻi Pig Pen System and Farm Tech.

Anaina Hou:
They have proposed a youth enrichment and training program entitled “The Haven – Ho’ohana Work & Thrive Program.”

Malama Kauai:
Their proposal is “Mobilizing Food for Our Future” to purchase a refrigerated van to expand food distribution capabilities.

You can view the proposals here. Please consider prioritizing and commenting on any or all of the programs you feel are important to our community.

Seeking Your Input:

Our next monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 2nd, will include Larry Dill from the Department of Transportation (DOT). If there are any questions you’d like to pose to Larry, please share them with us at joekilauea@gmail.com.

February 2, 2021 – Meeting Agenda

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
February 2, 20217:00pm
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Call to order: 7:00 pm

Committee/Community Reports
– Planning Committee
– Communication Committee
– Fundraising Committee
– Finance Committee & Treasurer’s Report

Updates
– Seniors
– PTSA
– ʻĀina Ho’okupu o Kīlauea (Ag Center)
– Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
– Anaina Hou Community Park
– Kaulana Kīlauea

New Business
– Election of Officers
– 2021 Calendar

Old Business
– N/A

Announcements

Approval of minutes: January 2021 minutes

Adjournment

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Kīlauea School PTSA supplies donation request

Kīlauea School classrooms are in need of some very simple supplies. Supplies most needed: glue sticks, pencils, crayons, fine point black pens, colored markers, dry erase markers, bar erasers, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, hand soap, and hand sanitizer.

Please drop off donated supplies and/or monetary donations for the Kīlauea School PTSA in the Kīlauea School office.

Thanks you so much,
Sonrisa Stepath
PTSA Rep to KNA

January Meeting rescheduled

Our January meeting has been RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, 1/12/21. We look forward to seeing you then.

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
January 12, 20217:00pm
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Call to order: 7:00 pm

Treasurer’s Report

Committee/Community Reports

  • Beautification Committee
  • Planning Committee
  • Communication Committee
  • Fundraising Committee

Updates

  • Seniors
  • PTSA
  • ʻĀina Ho’okupu o Kīlauea (Ag Center)
  • Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
  • Anaina Hou Community Park

New Business

  • Elections: Current board members whose terms are up but are willing to serve again for this election are: Gary Pacheco, Jeremy Burns, Thomas Daubert, Charlie Martin, and Don McConnell. New candidates are Sonrisa Acob and Emily Dunn, and write-in candidates will be accepted during the meeting. (See full ballot below.)
  • 2021 Calendar
  • Rep. Nakamura

Old Business

  • New insurance policy

Announcements

Approval of minutes: December 2020 minutes

Adjournment

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Mahalo to these supporters!

Mahalo nui loa to the following generous sponsors of the Kīlauea Christmas House Lighting Contest. In these difficult times, we are particularly grateful for the generosity of these friends in our community!

Mokihana Pest Control – Gary and Bebe Smith, ʻAina Hoʻokupu O Kīlauea – Yoshito LʻHote, Ching Young Village – Mike Ching, Pau Hana Pizza – Tom and Katie Pickett, and North Shore Pharmacy – Mike Latif.

We had a total of 15 winners receiving awards ranging from $160 t0 $25. Gary and Bebe Smith served as the judges. Their decisions were difficult, as we had a great competition this year and the town looked festive and beautiful!

We also want to thank Līhau and Kellen Paik, Kaulana Kīlauea, and the Kīlauea Social Club for their hard work and generosity for producing the Kīlauea Christmas Concert and annual caroling. These events brought so much joy!

“See you all next year and good luck. Much Mahalo…and Aloha” – Mr. P