Meetings & Updates

Five Year Homeless Strategic Plan Meeting 5/23/24 at Anaina Hou

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COUNTY OF KAUA‘IHOUSING AGENCY
ADAM ROVERSI – DIRECTOR (808) 241-4444
Reminder: Series of meetings for Five Year Homeless Strategic Plan
scheduled May 21 to 25

The County of Kauaʻi Housing Agency is reminding all to participate in a series of meetings from May 21 to 25, as the agency begins to develop a Five Year Homelessness Strategic Plan for Kaua‘i. Anyone not able to attend a meeting is encouraged to submit written comments to Farah Aquino at [email protected] by Sunday, May 26.

The meetings have been categorized into four separate focus groups to allow more specific and efficient discussions. The four focus groups are for individuals who have experienced houselessness, neighborhood community members, social service providers, and Kaua‘i business leaders.

All participants are encouraged to come to the meetings with their concerns, strategies, and suggestions. Participants will meet with the County’s contractor, OrgCode Consulting, Inc., to assist in developing the Kaua‘i County Five Year Homelessness Strategic Plan. The plan involves engaging the community, homeless service providers, and people experiencing homelessness in surveys, focus groups, interviews, and listening sessions.

The information gathered from these meetings will inform the development of a needs assessment and draft strategic plan that will be shared with the community for additional feedback later in the summer. The meetings are scheduled as follows:

Houseless Lived Experience Meetings
Meetings for individuals who are experiencing or have experienced houselessness.
·       Tuesday, May 21 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Līhu‘e Salvation Army (4182 Hardy Street, Līhu‘e)
·       Wednesday, May 22 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hanapēpē Salvation Army (4465 Puolo Road, Hanapēpē)
·       Thursday, May 23 – Noon to 1:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church (4-1056 Kūhiō Highway, Kapa‘a).
·       Saturday, May 25 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kamalani Kai campground side of Lydgate.

Neighborhood Community Meetings
Meetings for community members of various neighborhoods.
·       West Kaua‘i Neighborhood Meeting – Wednesday, May 22 – 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Waimea Neighborhood Center (4556 Makeke Road, Waimea).
·       Anahola Neighborhood Meeting – Thursday, May 23 – 4 to 5 p.m., Kanuikapono Public Charter School (4333 Kukuihale Road, Anahola).
·       North Kaua‘i Neighborhood Meeting – Thursday, May 23 – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Anaina Hou Community Park Porter Pavilion (5-2723 Kūhiō Highway, Kīlauea).
·       Eastside Community Meeting and Food Bank – Saturday, May 25 – 1 to 3 p.m., ‘Ohana Christian Fellowship (4531 Pouli Road, Kapa‘a).

Social Service Providers Meeting
A meeting for individuals who are Social Service Providers.
·       Tuesday, May 21 – 8:30 a.m., at Lili‘uokalani Trust (4530 Kali Road, Līhu‘e).

Kaua‘i Business Leaders Meeting
A meeting for individuals who are business leaders in our community.
·       Tuesday, May 21 – 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Lili‘uokalani Trust (4530 Kali Road, Līhu‘e).

For more information or if you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Farah Aquino at 808-241-4427 or  [email protected] as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.

5/07/24 – Meeting Agenda

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 7:00pm
Location: Kīlauea Neighborhood Center

The agenda may change as the meeting date approaches.

New Business / Invited Guests
– Presentation by Fire Chief Mike Gibson to discuss the need for a North Shore fire station
– Larry Dill, District Engineer for the State Department of Transportation
– Presentation of the Neal’s Seacliff property building plans by Santo Giorgio
– Update from KRCA representative, Elizabeth Letcher, about Kalihiwai Reservoir Decommissioning
– Request for Letter of Support for AHK for their WaterSmart planning study grant application
– Vote to fill Board Member seat vacancy (Jim Edmonds resignation)

Old Business
– TBD

Updates
– Kauaʻi Council Updates
– Seniors
– PTSA
– ʻĀina Hoʻokupu o Kīlauea (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
– Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay

Announcements

Approval of Meeting Minutes: April 2024 minutes

Adjournment

4/02/24 – Meeting Agenda

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 7:00pm
Location: Kīlauea Neighborhood Center

The agenda may change as the meeting date approaches.

New Business / Invited Guests
– Discussion of Kīlauea Town Plan and public meeting about the housing development coming to Kīlauea.
– Larry Dill, District Engineer for State Department of Transportation (TBD).
– Open call for nominations to fill Board Member seat vacancy (Jim Edmonds resignation).

Old Business
– TBD

Updates
– Kauaʻi Council Updates
– Seniors
– PTSA
– ʻĀina Hoʻokupu o Kīlauea (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
– Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay

Announcements

Approval of Meeting Minutes: March 2024 minutes

Adjournment

Public Meeting for Proposed ‘Anini Beach Park Improvements set for March 13

The Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) and its consultant, Community Planning & Engineering Inc. (CPE), will conduct a public information meeting for proposed improvements to ‘Anini Beach Park boat wash down and trailer parking area and ADA park improvements.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 6 to 7 p.m. at ‘Anini Beach Park pavilion near the boat washdown area, located at 3736 ‘Anini Road in Kīlauea.

The meeting will discuss the existing condition of the beach park’s boat wash down and trailing parking area and proposed improvements. CPE and County Park officials will be present to address the community’s questions and concerns and receive public comments.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Frank Camacho of CPE at (808) 531-4252 ext. 2757 and [email protected] as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.

The meeting will be located at 3736 ‘Anini Road in Kīlauea:

3/05/24 – Meeting Agenda

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 7:00pm
Location: Kīlauea Neighborhood Center

The agenda may change as the meeting date approaches.

New Business / Invited Guests
– Fig Mitchell, Kīlauea School Principal, regarding closing pedestrian access through Kīlauea School during school hours.
– Kauaʻi County Parks and Recreation, Planning, and Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) to discuss commercial boating permits at ʻAnini (Wanini) Beach.
– Request for endorsement from State Representative Nadine Nakamura for the upcoming 2024 Elections.

Old Business
– TBD

Updates
– Kauaʻi Council Updates
– Seniors
– PTSA
– ʻĀina Hoʻokupu o Kīlauea (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
– Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay

Announcements

Approval of Meeting Minutes: February 2024 minutes

Adjournment

Be SMART Gun Safety

Secure firearm storage is an important part of keeping your family safe.
Firearms are now the leading cause of death among children in the United States. That’s why it’s more important than ever for parents and caregivers to know how secure firearm storage works. It’s simple. To help keep your family safe and prevent tragedies, it’s crucial to secure your firearm.

What is Be SMART?
The Be SMART campaign was launched in 2015 to promote responsible gun ownership in order to reduce child gun deaths. Whether you’re a gun owner, or you know someone who owns a gun, there is a role for everyone in the conversation around secure gun storage. Be SMART is a framework that parents, caretakers, and community leaders can follow to help keep their communities safe. Ultimately, you can help prevent kids from accessing firearms by storing them securely, and encouraging others to do the same. Because children deserve to feel safe, no matter where they are.

Secure – all guns in your home and vehicles.
(Palekana – nā pū āpau i kou home a me nā kaʻa)

Model – responsible behavior around guns.
(Ke kumu hoʻohālike – ka hana kuleana e pili ana i nā pū)

Ask – about the presence of unsecured guns in other homes.
(E nīnau – e pili ana i ka loaʻa ʻana o nā pū i hoʻopaʻa ʻole ʻia ma nā hale ʻē aʻe)

Recognize – the risks of teen suicide.
(Hoʻomaopopo – nā pilikia o ka pepehi kanaka ʻōpio)

Tell – your peers to be SMART.
(E haʻi – i kāu mau hoa i SMART)

For more information on what you can do to keep kids safe, visit www.besmartforkids.org.

No ka ‘ike hou aku e pili ana i ka mea e hiki ai ke hana i mea e palekana ai na keiki, e kipa

2/06/24 – Meeting Agenda

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 7:00pm
Location: Kīlauea Neighborhood Center

The agenda may change as the meeting date approaches.

New Business / Invited Guests
– Jim Edmonds
– Faith Harding of Moms Demand Action, presenting BeSMART for Kids (besmartforkids.org) safe gun storage

Old Business
– TBD

Updates
– Kauaʻi Council Updates
– Seniors
– PTSA
– ʻĀina Hoʻokupu o Kīlauea (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
– Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay

Announcements

Approval of Meeting Minutes: January 2024 minutes

Adjournment

TOWN HALLS HOSTED BY COUNCIL CHAIR MEL RAPOZO

The Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division announces a series of island wide Town Halls hosted by Council Chair Mel Rapozo. The purpose of the Town Halls are to gather community concerns in preparation for upcoming County Budget deliberations beginning in late March 2024.

Date / Town Hall / Time
Thursday, 1/25/2024 Hanalei Neighborhood Center 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, 1/29/2024 Kīlauea Neighborhood Center 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, 2/26/2024 Council Chambers in Līhu‘e 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 3/1/2024 Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, 3/4/2024 Kalāheo Neighborhood Center 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, 3/11/2024 Kekaha Neighborhood Center 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service, other accommodation due to a disability, or an interpreter for non-English speaking persons, please contact the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division at (808) 241-4188 or [email protected] as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, braille, or electronic copy.

For additional information, please contact the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division at (808) 241-4188.

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1/09/24 – Meeting Agenda – NEW DATE (for this month)

Kīlauea Neighborhood Association
Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 7:00pm
Location: Kīlauea Neighborhood Center

The agenda may change as the meeting date approaches.

New Business / Invited Guests
– TBD

Old Business
– TBD

Updates
– Kauaʻi Council Updates
– Seniors
– PTSA
– ʻĀina Hoʻokupu o Kīlauea (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
– Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay

Announcements

Approval of Meeting Minutes: December 2023 minutes

Adjournment

Urgent Ambulance contract public meeting 12-11-23 Fwd: Kauai RFI public meeting

Last minute notice:

Ambulance services is essential for all people on our island. The DOH is having a meeting, Monday 12/11/23, and they will be in front of the Kaua’i County Council on Wednesday 12/13/23.  Our council meeting starts at 8:30. The briefing on the Emergency Medical Services is our third agenda item. https://docs.google.com/gview?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgranicus_production_attachments.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fkauai%2F77f961b988b398bef6ecca38a838f2c90.pdf&embedded=true

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Kauai Emergency Medical Services. The Department of Health released a Request for Information (RFI) for Emergency Ground Ambulance Services for the County of Kauai. You are invited to submit responses and/or attend the public RFI meeting.  

The public RFI meeting is scheduled for:  

Date: December 11, 2023 Time: 10:00AM HST
Location: Kauai Department of Health Conference Room 3040 Umi Street, Lihue, HI 96766 

The option to join the meeting remotely is available via video conference.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81337964248
Meeting ID: 813 3796 4248 

Written responses are due Friday, December 15, 2023.  

Click to view a copy of the posted RFI.