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Diamond Head, Kapahulu, Saint Louis Neighborhood Board No. 5 Minutes Posted For LAST MEETING (NOVEMBER 12, 2016)
Diamond Head/ Kapahulu/ St. Louis Neighborhood Board No. 5
DRAFT -- REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
ALA WAI CLUB HOUSE
CALL TO ORDER -- Chair George West called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m. and welcomed everyone to the meeting. A quorum was established with 12 members present. Note -- This 15-member Board requires eight (8) members to establish quorum and to take official Board action.
Members Present -- Julia Allen, Barbra Armentrout, Michelle Matson (arrived at 6:43 p.m.), Barbara Miller, Bertha Naho'opi'i, Bert Narita, Keolu Peralto, Don Persons, Laura St. Denis, Bryn Villers (arrived at 6:45 p.m.), George Waialeale, Jerry Wanager, George West, and Linda Wong.
Members Absent -- Victoria Mathieu.
Vacancies -- There were none.
Guests -- Senator Sam Slom, Senator Les Ihara, Jr., House Speaker Emeritus Calvin Say, Walea Constantinau (Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative, Honolulu Film Office); Cliff Kaneshiro (Councilmember Ann Kobayashi's Office), Francis Choe (Councilmember Trevor Ozawa), Captain Albert McCollum (Honolulu Fire Department); Sergeant Robert Oakes (Honolulu Police Department, District 6), Lieutenant Maurice Asato and Sergeant Clifford Ramson (Honolulu Police Department, District 7); Ann Wong (Board of Water Supply); Malia K. Harunaga (Hawaii Bicycling League), Daisy Murai, Carolyn Tanaka, Carol Hoshiko (Kapi'olani Community College/Culinary Institute of the Pacific), Mia Noguchi, Lori McCarney (BikeShare), and K. Russell Ho (Neighborhood Commission Office).
PUBLIC SAFETY REPORTS
Honolulu Fire Department (HFD), (Waikiki Station) -- Captain Albert McCollum reported the following:
• October 2015 Statistics -- There were 3 structure fires, 1 vehicle fire, and 1 nuisance fire; 11 activated alarms (no fires); 117 medical emergencies; 1 motor vehicle collision with a pedestrian and 1 motor vehicle collision with two (2) vehicles; 3 ocean rescues, and 1 hazardous materials incident.
• Fire Safety Tip -- This holiday season, consider a fire-resistant, artificial Christmas tree. If you purchase a natural tree, select one that is as fresh as possible. Cut off at least 1/2" at the bottom end of the trunk prior to placing the tree in a stand to allow the tree to absorb water. Keep it hydrated and away from heat sources. Use noncombustible materials for decorations. Choose only Underwriter's Laboratory-approved electrical decorations and follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation. Do not overload extension cords.
Matson arrived at 6:43 p.m.; 13 members present.
Villers arrived at 6:45 p.m.; 14 members present.
Honolulu Police Department (HPD), District 6 (Waikiki/Diamond Head) -- Sergeant Robert Oakes reported the following:
• Neighborhood Security Watch (NSW) -- The Neighborhood Security Watch program is set up by the HPD, where citizens participate in the protection of the communities. There is only one (1) beat in this Neighborhood Board district, which is Kapiʻolani Park and the Honolulu Zoo. Call District 6 at (808) 590-1710.
• October 2015 Statistics -- There were 16 robberies, 12 burglaries, 241 thefts, and 40 unauthorized entries into a motor vehicle (UEMV). There were 94 speeding citations, 105 parking violations, and 2 loud mopeds citations, 132 citations for park closure, 2 arrests, and 1 warning issued.
1. Homeless Migration and Fire Hazard -- Matson noted that the homeless population is increasing in Diamond Head and the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is trying to control the situation. While the homeless are migrating from Waikiki, Matson was concerned about the fire hazards from the campfires by the homeless and requested that her concerns be "entered into the record."
2. Handout -- L. Wong thanked Sergeant Oakes for the handout.
3. Boundaries -- Nahoopii asked for the boundaries for District 6. Sergeant Oakes responded that District 6 includes the Ala Wai Canal to Monsarrat Avenue.
Honolulu Police Department (HPD), District 7 (Kapahulu, St. Louis Heights) -- Sergeant Clifford Ramson reported the following:
• October 2015 Statistics -- There were 10 motor vehicle thefts, 16 burglaries, 47 thefts, and 19 unauthorized entries into a motor vehicle (UEMV). District 7 had 6,877 total calls for service.
• Drive Wise Hawaiʻi, Promoting Mature Driver Safety -- Drive Wise Hawaiʻi is a driver safety program for the mature (older) driver. For more information, contact the AARP or AAA-Hawaii.
1. Attempted Break-ins -- Armentrout reported three (3) attempted break-ins at her residence within the last two (2) weeks on Bertram Street on St. Louis Heights. Sergeant Ramson advised to file a police report.
2. Increased Number of Homeless and Campfires -- Matson repeated her concerns about the increase in the number of homeless on the slopes of Diamond Head and campfires. Matson hoped that HPD, District 7 will work with HPD, District 6 and with Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) on her concerns. Sergeant Ramson noted that HPD did an aerial survey and is monitoring the situation. Matson requested that her comments be entered into the record.
Board of Water Supply (BWS) -- Ann Wong reported the following:
• Water Main Breaks -- There was one (1) break on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. at 404 Kapahulu Avenue.
• Winter/Spring Weather Forecast -- Last month, the National Weather Service released its rainfall outlook for the State of Hawaii, forecasting that October 2015 through April 2016 will see significantly below average rainfall. The BWS is concerned because:
• Record-setting temperatures are causing higher water demand as people use more water for drinking, personal hygiene, cooling, and irrigation activities.
• Pumping more water than normal over a prolonged period can affect the water supply negatively.
• Less rainfall reduces "extra" groundwater storage that can help get the island through the following summer.
Because of El Niño's effects on the water supply, the BWS is asking ALL Oahu water customers to use water wisely. Visit www.boardofwatersupply.com to find Seven Easy Ways to Save Water.
• Flyers from Last Month -- The flyers on the Kapahulu Water System were also distributed to area schools and shopping centers.
• Pipe Replacement -- There will be pipe replacement on 13th and 14th Avenues before the City's repaving on Waiʻalae Avenue. Also, there are weekly co-ordination meetings.
• Forecasting -- The BWS cannot predict when breaks will happen, but there is a leak-detection team, which can take into consideration many factors, like vibrations, age of pipe, water pressure surges, and materials used. There are cross check weekly meetings.
• Projects -- There are a few projects for Kaimuki, which are part of the Water Master Plan. A. Wong also mentioned Project Prioritization Criteria.
• State Revolving Fund -- BWS relies on many other sources of funding and the bond market.
1. Bertram Street Tree Trimming -- Armentrout reported the need for tree trimming in her residential area.
2. Ala Wai Canal Project -- Matson asked how many reservoirs in this St. Louis ahupuaʻa. A. Wong will follow up.
3. Board of Water Supply (BWS) Master Plan -- Matson requested an update on the projected completion of the BWS Master Plan. Chair West requested that A. Wong follow up for the next meeting.
Street Bikers United Toys for Tots -- This event will be on Sunday, December 6, 2015 and will start at 11:30 a.m. There will be 5,000 motorcycles, riding from Magic Island to Kapiʻolani Park.
Honolulu Marathon -- The Honolulu Marathon will be on Sunday, December 13, 2015 and will start at 5:00 a.m.
REPORTS OF MEMBERS' ATTENDENCE AT OTHER MEETINGS
Communication from Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) -- There were no questions about the e-mail clarifying this section of the agenda.
Town Hall Meeting, Moped/Motor Scooter Noise -- Chair West attended the Thursday, October 29, 2015 meeting at Washington Middle School, This issue has been around for several years, but Chair West noted HPD can make a judgment call and cite. There were 405 citations issued in Chinatown. Senator Les Ihara, Jr. will have more to report later on the agenda. Mopeds should not be treated like bicycles and owners should register the mopeds with annual licensing and safety checks.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Ala Wai Canal Project -- Last month Chair West contacted the project representatives and asked for an extension of the Monday, November 9, 2015 deadline and for a Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board No. 5 presentation. Both responses were negative. However, Chair West noted that comments would be accepted within a "reasonable time." Also, while not giving individual Neighborhood Board presentations, an area-wide presentation was given at the McCully-Moʻiliʻili Neighborhood Board No. 8 last Thursday, November 5, 2015. The project representatives claimed "no adverse effects," but many groups and individuals oppose the many aspects of the project, like holding tanks. Matson added that the McCully-Moʻiliʻili Neighborhood Board No. 8 meeting had limited public input. The Preliminary Findings did not take into account the Waikiki and the Diamond Head Special Districts requirements. Daisy Murai noted that the Pālolo Neighborhood Board No. 6 voted 9 -- 1 opposing project. St. Denis mentioned the towers holding tanks and dredging silt. L. Wong noted the building of walls around the Ala Wai Canal. Armentrout mentioned pump stations. Matson clarified pump stations and holding tanks. Waialeale added that the USACE dig down deep (eight (8) feet) and pour concrete. Matson noted sea level rise. Chair West asked for a motion.
Villers offered to be the Secretary Pro Tem to record the vote. Chair West appointed Villers to be the Secretary Pro Tem.
Matson moved and Armentrout seconded that the Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board No. 5 disagrees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)'s Preliminary Determination of "No adverse effect" of the Ala Wai Canal Project. The motion was ADOPTED, 13-1-0 (AYE: Allen, Armentrout, Matson, Naho'opi'i, Narita, Peralto, Persons, St. Denis, Villers, Waialeale, Wanager, West, and Wong; NAY: Miller; ABSTAIN: None).
Waikiki Beach Special District Meeting -- Matson and Armentrout were concerned about the Waikiki Beach Special District meeting on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Chair West and Armentrout did not get a notice. Matson claims that the meeting was subject to the "Sunshine Law." Matson and Armentrout will draft a letter, asserting that the Waikiki Beach Special District comes under the "Sunshine Law" and requesting notification of the meetings and copies of the minutes. Chair West requested that the Board have an opportunity to review the letter before mailing out.
Homeless Along Bike Path by the Waikiki Public Library to Date Street -- Ann Egleston was not present, but had e-mailed Chair West to bring attention to this aspect of the homeless issue.
Crane Park -- Community member Kuʻulei Omura wrote a detailed letter. The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Deputy Director said that someone would attend the meeting tonight, but there was no one. One problem is that there is no one in charge of the park. Chair West asked Cliff Kaneshiro of Councilmember Ann Kobayashi's Office to follow up. Waialeale added that the community cut the grass before the first ball game.
Kapi'olani Community College (KCC)/Culinary Institute of the Pacific (CIP) Open House -- Carol Hoshiko thanked everyone from the Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board No. 5 and the community, who came to the Open House. Hoshiko distributed a detailed handout with pictures, updated the Culinary Institute of the Pacific construction, and was available to hear concerns.
1. Planting of Native Hawaiian Sandalwood Trees -- Matson asked about the planting of Native Hawaiian Sandalwood trees in the native habitat. Hoshiko will follow up.
2. Metal Plate Removal -- A Board member asked when the metal plate would be removed. Hoshiko will follow up.
Anela Gardens Website -- Daisy Murai reported corrections to the Thursday, September 10, 2015 regular monthly meeting minutes. On page 5, under Website of Anela Gardens, it should read, "Chapel holds 100, Garden area 60 persons, but does NOT mention that the Bridal Hall has capacity of 207 persons. Liquor can be served with a Caterer's License. Liquor License is needed to sell, not serve liquor." Matson noted that it was difficult to hear Murai's comments and requested the best sound system that is available.
Chair West changed the order of the agenda.
Councilmember Ann Kobayashi -- Cliff Kaneshiro distributed Councilmember Kobayashi's newsletter and highlighted the following:
• Calendar -- The City Council and committee meeting calendar was on the left column.
• Legislation Tracking -- 1. Bill 64 (2015), relating to solar photovoltaic systems on municipal buildings, passed third reading on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. 2. Bill 65 (2015), relating to the implementation of the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, passed third reading on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. 3. Bill 77 (2015), relating to allowing homeowners to retain their homeowner tax exemption in the event that they undertake a sabbatical, are temporarily assigned to work away from their home, or if they are unable to reside in their home due to natural disaster, passed first reading on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
• Special Budget Committee Meetings -- There were two (2) Special Budget Committee meetings to receive public input on Bill 23, relating to the county surcharge on the general excise and use tax, and Resolution 15-292, which urges the State of Hawaii to allow the use of county surcharge funds to construct affordable workforce housing. The meetings will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Kapolei Hale at 5:30 p.m. and on Monday, November 9, 2015 at the Washington Middle School Cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.
• Honoring the Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc. (HCAP) -- The Council honored HCAP on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
• Community Meeting -- Councilmember Kobayashi will join Representative Isaac Choy and Speaker Emeritus Calvin Say in hosting a community meeting, on Monday, December 7, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hokulani Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room, at 2940 Kamakini Street. The meeting will focus on efforts to keep the community safe and on legislation pending before the State and City.
• Loss of HawaiianTelcom Service -- Councilmember Kobayashi followed up on the concern and e-mailed a response. Chair West gave a hard copy to Narita.
• Crane Park -- Chair West corrected himself and mentioned that Mayor's Representative Walea Constantinau will follow up on Crane Park.
1. Bill 66 and Bill 77 -- Armentrout asked Kaneshiro to report back on Bill 66/77, concerning losing the homeowner's exemption.
2. Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Meeting -- L. Wong asked about the HART meeting at Washington Middle School. Chair West noted that it was reported in the news. City Council Chair Ernie Martin asked about losing the federal $1.5 billion to pursue a different timetable. HART officials are concerned that making too many changes may cause the Federal government to stop payments. Matson will reserve comments on Bill 68, relating to the tax surcharge extension, to Councilmember Trevor Ozawa's report.
3. Plastic Bags Bans -- Villers mentioned a well-written article on plastic bags bans and gave it to Kaneshiro.
Chair West restored the order of the agenda.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's Representative -- Walea Constantinau apologized for her tardiness. As Constantinau is also the Honolulu Film Co-ordinator, she was attending the Film Festival. Constantinau reported the following:
• Crane Park -- Community member Kuʻulei Omura has started the dialog with the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).
1. Date Street -- Villers again requested that the statement that Date Street was in good condition in writing. Constantinau had submitted the concern, but has not received a response. The department may be waiting for repaving.
2. Department of the Corporation Counsel (COR) -- Narita asked if there was a response from COR about placing the Civil Defense sirens in the park. Constantinau had submitted the concern, but has not received a response.
3. Bid Date -- Matson noted in the October 8, 2015 minutes that the dates given for the repaving contracts may need correction. The bid went out on Friday, October 23, 2015 and construction will be completed by Monday, November 23, 2016. Constantinau will follow up with an e-mail to Chair West with the correct dates.
4. Crane Park -- L. Wong requested a timeline. Constantinau mentioned that the Parks Director has been notified and is working on it with the community. Chair West confirmed that the communication has been made.
Chair West changed the order of the agenda.
Councilmember Trevor Ozawa -- Francis Choe distributed Councilmember Ozawa's newsletter and was available for questions:
• Status of Bill 68, Relating to Placing Bike Lanes on the Public Infrastructure Maps -- Matson requested that concerns that there was no public input before the City Administration put in the bike lanes be noted "for the record." While Council and public input was needed, Matson noted that placing the bike lanes on the Public Infrastructure maps may be too burdensome. Choe mentioned that Bill 68 passed second reading and will go to the Zoning Committee. Choe explained Bill 68 and the resolution process. Matson and St. Denis want to testify and meet with Councilmember Ozawa about bike lanes in the Diamond Head area.
Senator Les Ihara, Jr. -- Senator Ihara reported the following:
• Moped Noise -- The McCully-Moʻiliʻili Neighborhood Board No. 8 Permitted Interaction Group (PIG) chair will meet with Neighborhood Board Chairs on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the State Capitol. The group will discuss making changes to the moped laws. There will be proposals for annual licensing requirements and annual inspections and changing State Department of Transportation (HDOT) rules. The focus will be on annual inspections and license plates. The plan is to have a joint meeting on Thursday, December 10, 2015 and a bigger meeting on Tuesday, December 29, 2015.
• Ala Wai Canal Project -- Chair West mentioned the Board's action to write a letter disagreeing with the preliminary findings. Senator Ihara offered to deliver the letter.
1. Mandatory Bicycle Lights at Nights -- Armentrout had spoken with Department of Transportation Services (DTS) Director Mike Formby about bicycles having a mandatory requirement to have lights for night riding. Armentrout noted that Director Formby mentioned a change in the State laws was needed. There were different views on the "night lights" laws and HPD enforcement by Villers, Choe, and Senator Ihara. Chair West decided to move on.
2. Moped Mufflers -- Villers noted that drivers of mopeds, not motorcycles, were the offenders and suggested impounding the mopeds. As a former motorcycle driver, Villers suggested that motorcycle drivers make the muffler louder for safety considerations -- more noise so that car drivers could hear the motorcycle approaching from the rear on a highway.
3. Stake-outs -- Senator Ihara mentioned that HPD was thinking about setting up "traps" for bicycles or "noise traps" for mopeds.
4. Voice Message -- Villers asked if there were thoughts of establishing a "sightings" hotline. Senator Ihara asked if anyone had a voice message machine to loan for six (6) months, where a hotline could be set up to report "moped sightings." Previously, Senator Ihara had a hotline, which would send a "friendly warning" to offenders.
Senator Sam Slom -- Senator Slom distributed his printed report and highlighted the following:
• Special Session -- There was a Special Session for three (3) judges -- two (12) Circuit Court judges and one (1) District Court judge. All were confirmed by the Senate.
• Elections Meeting -- There were briefing on all mail ballots, automatic absentee ballots, and electronic voting. Many elections officials needed re-training and were not able to answer questions about election fraud or purging voter rolls. The new Elections Chair will be Scotty Anderson, who was the Chair of the Waiʻalae/Kahala Neighborhood Board No. 3 and Chair of the Contractors Licensing Board.
• University of Hawaiʻi (UH) Contracts -- Head Football Coach Norm Chow's contract cost $300,000 and Basketball coach Gib Arnold's contract cost $1.2 million. New UH General Consul mentioned that three (3) lawyers will review new contracts.
• Listening Sessions -- Senator Slom mentioned the NextEra/Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) listening sessions and noted many people are concerned about the cost of electricity for years.
1. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) -- Waialeale noted that the IBEW was not "Big Labor," as it had only 1,300 members compared to the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA), which has 42,000 workers.
2. Rail Electricity for NextEra Sale -- Matson was concerned about the NextEra sale and the rail system electricity. Senator Slom noted that the numbers have not been disclosed yet.
3. Rating of the Senate -- Matson asked and Senator Slom mentioned that the other 24 Senators will give themselves an "A" rating and added in a self-rating system, members always rated themselves higher. The Department of Education (DOE) rated 98% of the teachers "outstanding," while student test scores are falling. In the private sector there may be more accurate rating.
4. Rail Funding -- Armentrout noted that three (3) forms of transportation -- the rail, TheBus, and TheHandi-Van are under one (1) Authority and funds are diverted. Senator Slom noted the Mayor Kirk Caldwell is in Washington, D.C. asking for more funds and added that there are discussions going on to stop the rail at Middle Street or the airport. Waialeale mentioned that a new State government leadership may come from the neighbor islands, which has 18% of the population.
Chair West restored the order of the agenda.
Governor David Ige's Representative -- Chair West mentioned that the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) received communication from Governor David Ige that General Arthur Logan was assigned to the Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board No. 5, but was not present tonight. A newsletter was available. Waialeale noted that General Logan goes by the name of "Joe." There was a mix-up in the e-mails, so Matson noted that Governor Ige was conducting community meetings and asked for a community meeting for the
Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board No. 5. Chair West will follow up with General Logan to get Governor Ige to host a community meeting for the area.
House Speaker Emeritus (HSE) Calvin Say -- House Speaker Emeritus Say distributed his report and was available to hear concerns. House Speaker Emeritus Calvin Say asked for the community's support of the Food Drive on Saturday, November 21, 2015.
Representative Bert Kobayashi -- Representative Kobayashi was not present. However, Representative Kobayashi's newsletter was available.
Representative Scott Nishimoto -- Representative Nishimoto was not present and no report was available.
Hawaii Bicycling League (HBL) -- Malia Harunaga made a presentation on the numerous events and programs of the Hawaii Bicycling League, which is a non-profit organization that is working to enable more people to ride bicycles for health, transportation, and recreation through advocacy, education, and events, like the Century Bike Ride and Senior Bicycling program. The Oʻahu Bike Plan is the master plan created by the City to guide the development of Oʻahu's bikeways. Harunaga mentioned bike lanes and sharrows. More information is available on their website.
Comments followed: Bike Sharing -- Armentrout was concerned about education about bike sharing in various languages. Chair West mentioned that the Bike Share people will make a presentation in January 2016. Matson will hold her questions about Kapiʻolani Park until then.
Approval of August 13, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes -- Chair West mentioned that the August 13, 2015 meeting minutes were not ready for review and deferred this item to the January 14, 2016 meeting.
Approval of October 8, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes -- Matson mentioned that she had reservations on the Date Street section. Chair West noted that corrections to the minutes could be done later with the new information. Matson moved and Persons seconded that the Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board No. 5 approve the October 8, 2015 minutes as circulated. As there were no objections, the motion was ADOPTED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT 14-0-0 (AYE: Allen, Armentrout, Matson, Miller, Naho'opi'i, Narita, Peralto, Persons, St. Denis, Villers, Waialeale, Wanager, West, and Wong; NAY: None; ABSTAIN: None).
Communication from U.S. Senator Brian Schatz -- Kathy Briant from U.S. Senator Schatz's Honolulu office wanted to make a presentation in November 2015, but Chair West proposed a presentation in January 2016 about a local program for high school seniors called, "Schatz Seniors." Chair West noted that most Board members supported a January 2016 presentation.
ʻŌlelo Broadcasting -- Peralto thanked Chair West for placing this item on the agenda, so the Board could revisit the monthly broadcast on ʻŌlelo of Board meetings. Peralto supported this timely distribution of area happenings. Armentrout favored the annual newsletter. A picture could be taken tonight for a draft in January 2016. Waialeale added that interested people could attend one (1) or two (2) meetings per year. L. Wong mentioned that this proposal was for the next cycle and does not affect this year's newsletter. Peralto moved and Matson seconded that the Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board No. 5 "opt in" to ʻŌlelo program for the next cycle. More discussion followed. Many Board members noted that decorum must be professional and upgraded. Chair West was trying to finish the meeting by 8:30 p.m. and Board members should limit their discussion to the issues. Villers acknowledged Chair West's efforts. Chair West asked for the numbers of votes, not the names. The motion was NOT ADOPTED, 6-6-2 (AYE: Six (6); NAY: Six (6); ABSTAIN: Two (2)). Chair West asked that Board members be respectful of the time.
Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG) Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan Update -- Chair West had directed the Neighborhood Assistant to circulate the e-mail. Chair West will send the CD first to Matson, and then to anyone else who is interested.
Treasurer's Report -- Armentrout reported that the October 2015 balance was $2,345.46. As the report did not report any expenditures, the balance should be slightly under that amount.
Subdistrict 1 (St. Louis Heights) -- Julia Allen reported that Armentrout will give the report. The St. Louis Heights Association's Food Drive will be on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Hokulani Elementary School from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Subdistrict 2 (Kapahulu) -- Bertha Naho'opi'i had no report. Peralto updated the issues and HPD actions for illegal dumping at 802 Kapahulu Avenue. Residents requested the Board's help in finding the owner of the property. After more information is sent, Chair West will follow up.
Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) -- Bert Narita reported the next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. Narita requested that the Neighborhood Assistant send the report to the NCO website.
Subdistrict 3 (Diamond Head) -- Laura St. Denis had reported on two (2) parks on Diamond Head Road, which will get upgraded rock walls, due to a private donation.
Subdistrict 2 (Kapahulu) (Continued) -- Chair West asked Matson to work on finding the owner of the property of illegal dumping. Matson will follow up.
Governor Representative at Board Meetings -- Chair West will follow up with the Governor's Representative General Arthur "Joe" Logan for the Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board No. 5.
Summary of City Charter Amendment Proposals -- Chair West had sent out a summary of the City Charter proposals. For details, visit the City Charter Commission website. Ten (10) proposals directly affect the Neighborhood Boards. Villers pointed out that #30 proposed to abolish all Neighborhood Boards and #104 mandates an equal number of male/females on all Boards. Villers wanted Board input on the proposals. Chair West will follow up with the NCO on how the Board could have input on the City Charter amendment proposals.
Board Photo -- Armentrout requested that Chair West remind Board members that picture taking by the Neighborhood Assistant will follow adjournment.
Recess in December 2015 -- Chair West reminded everyone of the December 2015 recess.
NextEra Presentation -- Chair West received a request from a small consulting firm to make a presentation to the Board. Chair West noted the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) hearings. Matson favored inviting the person to the Board. Villers and others made it known that it was not the Board's sentiment for another presentation on NextEra.
Liquor Commission -- The Liquor Commission will have a public hearing on Thursday, December 3, 2015 on a restaurant in the neighborhood, with tradename FOGD, Ltd., LLC at 3040 Waiʻalae Avenue.
• December 2015 Recess -- The Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board No. 5 will recess in December 2015.
• Next Regular Board Meeting -- The next regular Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board No. 5 meeting is scheduled for the second Thursday of the month on January 14, 2016 at the Ala Wai Clubhouse, second floor ballroom, starting at 6:30 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT -- As there was no further business before the Board, Chair West adjourned the meeting at 8:58 p.m. Board photo was taken.
Submitted by: K. Russell Ho, Neighborhood Assistant
Reviewed by: Neil Baarde, Neighborhood Assistant II
Reviewed by: Linda Wong, Vice Chair; Bryn Villers,
Michelle Matson, Bert Narita, and George West, Chair
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