Meetings & Updates

May 3, 2022 – Meeting Agenda

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
May 3, 20227:00pm
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The agenda may change as the meeting date approaches.

Call to order: 7:00 pm

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

New Business / Invited Guests
– Larry Dill / Kauaʻi District Engineer – update on road closures, tree clearing, town roundabout, etc.
– Jim Edmonds / Permanently Affordable Living
– Usage of Pavilions at the Kīlauea Community Agricultural Center
– Update on Kāhili Quarry Road access

Old Business
– Woods’ Guest House in Seacliff: Santo Giorgio of Design Concepts, requesting approval for an SMA Permit Application
– Kīlauea Town sign
– Kalihiwai Reservoir decommissioning

Updates
– Seniors
– PTSA
– ʻĀina Hoʻokupu o Kīlauea (Ag Center)
– Anaina Hou Community Park
– Kīlauea Point NWR & Friends of Kauaʻi Wildlife Refuges
– Kaulana Kīlauea
– Kiaʻi Kāhili
– Na Kiaʻi Nihokū
– Namahana Public Charter School

Announcements

Approval of Meeting Minutes: April 2022 minutes, affirm motion passed via Board vote outside of meeting

Adjournment

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Kīlauea Egg Hunt

We have some eggs-citing news. Thanks to the dedication and guidance of Nanea Marston and other community members, the Kīlauea Egg Hunt will be held this Saturday at the Kīlauea Ball Park. It is being organized very late so it will not be all that it usually is, but it will be happening.

Thanks to a special volunteer, the Easter Bunny will be there! Free lunches are available to a limited number of kids.  Please see flyer for instructions to preorder lunches.

Mahalo,
Sonrisa Stepath
212-4748
sonrisastepath@yahoo.com

Update on access to the Mokolea side of Kāhili Beach via Kāhili Quarry Road

Wade Lord of the County of Kauaʻi Public Works Division has provided the following update:

The culvert repair is in the hands of the FEMA “E.H.P.” Group (Environmental Dept), which is in charge of reviewing all plans involving water/wildlife etc.

The plan submitted to FEMA is for returning the culvert to pre-flood damage condition and is not an overall reconstruction to mitigate future storm damage. He has received numerous inquiries since the submission of the original plans with requests to harden/improve the entire culvert. However, to revisit and re-permit for a larger scale repair would take at least another 12-18 months, as there are no resources (meaning private contractors or availability) to review the entire area above and below the impacted site. The County’s in-house surveyors are the ones who went out and submitted the work order, and they are now on to other projects (as there are a lot just on Kauaʻi).

So, in essence, there is a wait time of 2 years from receipt of all estimates. Wade affirmed that that the repair will be solid and will include Geotek and Ripwrap, which stabilizes the soil.  He is confident that it will be a long lasting repair, as their specs include concerns identified from Seacliff runoff and erosion into the flood plain below.

He also shared that, in past experiences, they have gone forward with repairs in other places without FEMA funds in place. However, that approach led to complications and they won’t do that again, even though the desire to reopen the road is vital.

High School Internship opportunities

The Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ʻohana has shared information about the following internship opportunities for high school students.

Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps – Summer (HYCC Summer) Program https://www.kupuhawaii.org/hycc-summer/

Project Hōkūlani
Applications are open for Project Hōkūlani – a culturally responsive, STEM skill development and college preparation program for Native Hawaiian high school students, housed at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and funded by the U.S. Department of Education Native Hawaiian Education Program Grant.

Hōkūlani scholars will:
– Engage in hands-on science and technology activities
– Learn more about the connection between science and Native Hawaiian culture and practices
– Prepare for college applications and learn how to find college funding
– Complete a paid summer internship in a science, technology, engineering or math field

Eligibility:
– Students that will be in grades 9, 10, 11 & 12 as of Fall 2022
– Attending any public, private or charter high school on Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, and Hawaiʻi islands
– Native Hawaiian students are encouraged to apply!

To learn more and apply visit: www.projecthokulani.com

Application Deadline: May 6, 2022 (Friday)

For questions, email projecth@hawaii.edu or register to attend an information session via Zoom.

Hawaiʻi Island schools and programs can contact: hperry@hawaii.edu or (808) 990-7510, for information or to schedule an in-person information session.

Hōkūlani: https://cds.coe.hawaii.edu/hokulani/internship-sites/

Kauaʻi Animal Education Farm event 4/16

KAEF is partnering with a select few amazing causes/nonprofits (like Big Brothers Big Sisters & Girl Scouts) to host a fun and activity-filled morning at Kauai’s only farm animal rescue. The event will feature:
– Easter Egg Hunt & Prizes
– Crafts & Activities
– Dying Eggs
– Visit the animals
– Food Vendor
– Other Nonprofit Causes

All at our beautiful animal sanctuary. 100% of proceeds raised from tickets goes right back into the farm, enriching the lives of these animals as well as supporting our community education programs.

$25 for a family up to 5 people. Click HERE for more information and to sign up!

April 5, 2022 – Meeting Agenda

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
April 5, 20227:00pm
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The agenda may change as the meeting date approaches.

Call to order: 7:00 pm

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

New Business / Invited Guests
– Woods Guest House in Seacliff: Santo Giorgio of Design Concepts, requesting approval for an SMA Permit Application
– Kīlauea Town sign

Old Business
– Kalihiwai Reservoir decommissioning

Updates
– Seniors
– PTSA
– ʻĀina Hoʻokupu o Kīlauea (Ag Center)
– Anaina Hou Community Park
– Kīlauea Point NWR & Friends of Kauaʻi Wildlife Refuges
– Kaulana Kīlauea
– Kiaʻi Kāhili
– Na Kiaʻi Nihokū
– Namahana Public Charter School

Announcements

Approval of Meeting Minutes: March 2022 minutes, affirm motion passed via Board vote outside of meeting

Adjournment

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Climate Change Plan Talk Story

Aloha –

I wanted to reach out to you to keep you updated on our Climate Adaptation Plan process. Here are a couple upcoming engagement opportunities: 

1) Open House Events. Our open houses are finally launching! The CAP open house events will gather public input and concerns related to climate change vulnerability and adaptation actions for Kauaʻi. The County will be holding a series of both virtual and in-person open house events. Check out our flyer for details. We would love to see you there! 

2) Survey. We encourage you to take our short online survey, where you can share your opinions of and experiences with the impacts of climate change. Your answers are anonymous, and you can also skip any questions. 

Survey link: COMMUNITY SURVEY ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN KAUAʻI (surveymonkey.com) 

We would be so appreciative if you could share these engagement opportunities with your network, ʻohana, and friends! More information about upcoming events, please visit kauaiadaptation.com. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. 

Mahalo, 
Alan Clinton, County of Kauaʻi

March 1, 2022 – Meeting Agenda

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
February 1, 20227:00pm
Via ZOOM – see login information below
The agenda may change as the meeting date approaches.

Call to order: 7:00 pm

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

New Business / Invited Guests
– County of Kauaʻi, Kauaʻi Climate Adaptation Plan (CAP)
– Jill Lowry and Paki Vaughan, Anaina Hou Community Park

Old Business
– TBD

Updates
– Seniors
– PTSA
– ʻĀina Hoʻokupu o Kīlauea (Ag Center)
– Anaina Hou Community Park
– Kīlauea Point NWR & Friends of Kauaʻi Wildlife Refuges
– Kaulana Kīlauea
– Na Kiaʻi Nihokū
– Kiaʻi Kāhili
– Namahana Public Charter School

Announcements

Approval of Meeting Minutes: February 2022 minutes, affirm motion passed via Board vote outside of meeting

Adjournment

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