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Palolo Neighborhood Board No. 6

 

November 2021 Minutes

 



REGULAR MEETING MINUTES DRAFT

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2021

VIRTUAL WEBEX MEETING

CALL TO ORDER: Chair Frost called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Quorum WAS ESTABLISHED with seven (7) members present. Note - This 13-member board requires seven (7) members to establish a quorum and to take official Board action.

Board Members Present: Jesus Arriola, Joshua Frost, Randy Hack, Beverly Mau, Dean McColgan (arrived at 7:04 p.m.), Darlene Nakayama, Rusti Onishi, and Earl Shiraki.

Board Members Absent: Juanita Kawamoto, Benton Pang, and Derek Turbin.

Guests: Lieutenant Taro Nakamura, Sergeant Adam Lipka (Honolulu Police Department); Dominic Dias (Board of Water Supply); Brandon (Councilmember Calvin Say's Office); Representative Jackson Sayama; Senator Les Ihara Jr.; CJ Johnson (Department of Transportation Services); Lindon Valenciano (Neighborhood Assistant) were among the 23 total in attendance.

CITY MONTHLY REPORTS

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD): No representative present. No report given.

Honolulu Police Department (HPD): Lieutenant Taro Nakamura reported the following:

• October 2021 Statistics: 7 motor vehicle thefts, 14 burglaries, 39 thefts, and 6 unauthorized entries into a motor vehicle (UEMV), and 7,616 total calls for service. More information can be found at www.honolulupd.org.

• Safety Tip: Holiday shopping safety tips were provided.

McColgan entered the meeting at 7:04 p.m.; 10 members present.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1. American Civil Liberties Union: Shiraki raised concern of the ALCU being too involved with the dispute where a 10-year old was arrested.

2. Speeding: Shiraki requested patrols radar speeding in the Valley on Palolo Avenue.

Board of Water Supply (BWS): Dominic Dias shared tips to recognize potential scams and stay vigilant. If cautious, contact BWS at (808) 748-5000 to verify legitimacy or reschedule.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1. Red Hill: Shiraki raised safety leaking fuel concerns of Red Hill and recommended removing the fuel tanks.

2. Leak: Shiraki reported that BWS worked on 10th Avenue but it still leaks. Dias responded they likely investigated and could determine it was ground flow.

3. Work: Onishi raised concern of new work because the roads were recently repaired.

REPORTS OF MEMBERS ATTENDANCE AT OTHER PUBLIC MEETINGS: None.

FILLING OF VACANT BOARD SEATS: There is one (1) vacancy in Subdistrict 2 and one (1) vacancy in Subdistrict 4. There were no volunteers.

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Councilmember Calvin Say: Brandon shared the newsletter regarding the reapportionment, BWS fee information, rental eviction, broadband benefit, and Kuahea/Waiomao update.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1. Leak: Shiraki reiterated ground leak concerns on 10th Avenue.

2. Red Hill: Shiraki reiterated concerns regarding Red Hill.

3. Golf: Nakayama shared frustration of the tee time reservation system, ending up with no time available.

4. Park: Hack inquired when Palolo District Park renovations will be completed as it takes up a lot of parking.

Mayor Rick Blangiardi's Representative: Chair Frost shared the memo addressing previous concerns.

Governor David Ige's Representative: No representative present. No report given.

Representative Jackson Sayama: Representative Sayama reported coqui frogs in the back of Waiomao Road near Kawamoto Orchid Nursery, speeding on Lai Road and 10th Avenue, scam alerts, and Goodwill building update.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1. Red Hill: Shiraki thanked Representative Sayama for speaking on the Red Hill fuel tank removal.

2. Recommendations: Nakayama shared recommendations on 6th and Waialae Avenues to relieve traffic because the left turn holds up and backs traffic up.

Senator Les Ihara Jr.: Senator Ihara share updates regarding the special session to confirm judges, House Speaker Scott Saiki became President of the National Conference of State Legislatures, pop-up legislation opportunity for collaboration, kupuna caucus, coqui frog concerns and encouraged running for office.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1. Nebraska: Hack inquired and Senator Ihara replied Nebraska is a unicameral legislature.

2. Coqui Frogs: Shiraki inquired and Senator Ihara replied inspectors are not able to catch every case of coqui frogs stowing away on products from other islands.

3. Red Hill: Shiraki reiterated concerns regarding Red Hill.

4. Veterans: Nakayama reported Palolo Chinese Home's contract with veterans.

RESIDENTS/COMMUNITY CONCERNS: Noise Concern: Hack shared concerns of loud noises disturbing residents living on Waialae Avenue and ask that patrons be mindful when visiting/leaving businesses in the evening.

PRESENTATIONS

HOLO Cards: CJ Johnson, the Department of Transportation Services (DTS) presented about the HOLO card program which is a cashless card to use TheBus and benefits such as fare cap and added security. For more information on the transit smart card, visit www.holocard.net.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

1. Senior Rates: Shiraki shared and Johnson replied that the rates have not changed for seniors. Hack reported the Rate Commission determines the fares.

2. Fare Cap: Chair Frost inquired and Johnson replied that the fare cap automatic activates when reached, adding that there is also a daily fare cap of $5.50 and following rides will be of no additional charged.

BOARD BUSINESS

Approval of Minutes from Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Regular Meeting: Mau MOVED and Shiraki SECONDED the Motion to Approve the minutes from Wednesday, August 11, 2021 regular meeting. Hearing no objections, the Motion was APPROVED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT.

Approval of Minutes from Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Regular Meeting: Mau MOVED and Shiraki SECONDED the Motion to Approve the minutes from Wednesday, August 11, 2021 regular meeting. Hearing no objections, the Motion was APPROVED by UNANIMOUS CONSENT.

Treasurer's Report: Hack shared the Board's allocation and a remaining balance of $263.16.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

P lolo Neighborhood Board's Next Meeting: P lolo Neighborhood Board's Next Meeting will be on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on WebEx.

ADJOURNMENT - The meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

Submitted by: Lindon Valenciano, Neighborhood Assistant

Reviewed by: Casey Ishitani, Public Relations Assistant

Finalized by: Joshua Frost, Chair

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