Meetings & Updates

August 3, 2021 – Meeting Agenda & Zoom Link

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
August 3, 20217:00pm
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Call to order: 7:00 pm

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

New Business
– Questions for the Mayor for our September meeting

Old Business
– Discussion of Bill 2822, which seeks to redefine “commercial developed campgrounds” and “undeveloped campgrounds” in Chapter 8 of the CZO relating to transient accommodations

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
– Namahana Public Charter School (TBD)

Announcements

Approval of Meeting Minutes: July 2021 minutes, affirm motion passed via Board vote outside of meeting

Adjournment

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Bill 2822 regarding Open Space use

Aloha KNA Board,

I would like to take the opportunity to give you a head’s up on Bill 2822 that will be coming up before the Planning Commission on July 13th. The bill was co-sponsored by Luke Evslin and Mason Chock and makes definitional changes to the terms “commercial developed campgrounds” and “undeveloped campgrounds” in Chapter 8 of the CZO relating to transient accommodations. In a nutshell, the bill, which unanimously passed the County Council on first reading, would prohibit commercial developed campgrounds on Open, Ag, and/or Residential zoned land; it would allow commercial developed campgrounds on commercial and resort zoned properties. The bill would not affect non-commercial camping on private land.

We believe the bill is an important step in preserving our Open space and to help slow the “resort creep” of the hotel industry into the camping arena on open, ag, and residential-zoned land.

HOW DOES THIS BILL AFFECT THE NORTH SHORE?

There are no new resorts designated on the North Shore under the Kaua’i General Plan which is in effect until 2028.

The original Princeville Hotel was permitted to be built with 300 rooms and the hotel was completed with 300 rooms in 1986. Thereafter, a subsequent owner of the hotel, Qintex, consolidated some of the rooms into suites and the hotel is now comprised of 252 rooms. The new hotel owner, Starwood Capital Group (“SCG”) a private equity, venture capital fund, is presently asserting they should be allowed to expand their “1Hotel” onto Holes 1, 2, and 3 of the Makai Woods Golf Course (which is zoned “Open”) to include 50 one, two, and three bedroom “tents” with “luxurious en-suite bathrooms”, full utilities, individual fire pits that can be used for cooking, a hotel lobby, large recreational luau tent, and all hotel amenities. They justify this project on the basis that this project is “camping” which they assert is allowable on Open space. They also assert they are allowed the additional 50 transient accommodation facilities because they were originally permitted for 300 rooms.

These tents which consist of semi-permanent roofs, raised permanent floors, 3 canvas sides and a locking glass slider will not be built to code; in the event of a hurricane or other severe weather incident, these tents will not survive and will be blown throughout the neighborhood with the potential for life-threatening catastrophic consequences and significant property damages to all the surrounding homes. The additional issues of traffic, water, drainage, sewage, noise, impact on endangered species, and other environmental concerns are consequential as well.

However, of bigger consequence for all the communities on the North Shore is the potential expansion of transient accommodations options. The unbridled expansion of resorts is taking a severe toll on our quality of life, the affordability of housing, traffic, noise, trampled beaches and public spaces, and our fragile environment.

I hope that KNA will support Bill 2822 at the Public Heargin before the Planning Commission on July 13th. Written and/or public testimony will be taken; any letters and/or emails should be sent by Friday July 9th.

Letters can be addressed to:

Planning Commission c/o Kaua’i County Planning Department
4444 Rice Street, Suite A473
Lihu’e, HI 96766

You may also email the Planning Department at planningdepartment@kauai.gov or send a fax to: (808) 241-6699.

I very much appreciate the efforts of your organization to help preserve and protect our island and hope you will support Bill 2822.

With warm aloha,
Lorri Mull

For more information, visit www.soshui.org.

July 6, 2021 – Meeting Agenda & Zoom Link

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
July 6, 20217:00pm
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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
– Division of State Parks: Director Curt Cottrell & Superintendent David Tsuchiya
– Questions for the Mayor for our September meeting
– Discussion of Bill 2822, which seeks to redefine “commercial developed campgrounds” and “undeveloped campgrounds” in Chapter 8 of the CZO relating to transient accommodations

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
– Namahana Public Charter School (TBD)

Announcements

Approval of Meeting Minutes: June 2021 minutes, affirm motion passed via Board vote outside of meeting

Adjournment

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June 1, 2021 – Meeting Agenda

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
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June 1, 20217:00pm
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Call to order: 7:00 pm

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

New Business
– Kapua Chander: Namahana Public Charter School
– Questions for the Mayor for our September meeting

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: May 2021 minutes, affirm motion passed via Board vote outside of meeting

Adjournment

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May 4, 2021 – Meeting Agenda

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
May 4, 20217:00pm
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Call to order: 7:00 pm

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

New Business
– Water Department

Old Business
– Phil Green’s home

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: April 2021 minutes

Adjournment

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Hanalei NWR releases Wetlands Management and Waterbird Conservation Plan

Sharing on behalf of our friends at the Kauai National Wildlife Refuge Complex:

Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge has finalized the Wetlands Management and Waterbird Conservation Plan and has made it available online. The management plan was developed with input from local, state, and federal governments; local communities; and other stakeholders. 

The plan lays out the management goals, objectives, and strategies for protecting the threatened and endangered waterbirds that rely on the refuge as a safe place to rest, nest, and forage for food.

The final plan, along with the environmental assessment, can be found on the refuge’s website

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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