Archive for September, 2011
Please see the information below from the Department of Environmental Management regarding e-waste collection. The attached press release has more specific details on exact drop-off times and locations:
E-waste collection sites will be staffed with attendants to assist residents with the proper disposal of e-waste and other items.
“Our department is working very hard to help keep our island clean, healthy and safe,” said Beck.Residential e-waste collection sites will accept TVs, monitors, laptops, VCRs/DVD players, stereo receivers/amplifiers, UPS systems, cameras, cellular and landline telephones.
The County will collect commercial e-waste from businesses and government agencies by appointment only on the last Friday of each month at the Hilo Sort Station. TVs, computers, monitors, laptops, VCRs/DVD players, stereo receivers/amplifiers, UPS systems, cameras, cellular and landline telephones, fax machines and copies will be accepted. Tipping fees will apply. For an appointment, call 961-8270.
Residential and commercial e-waste collection is also available at Mr. K?s Recycling and Redemption Center, 815 Kinoole St., Hilo (895-4471) though charges may apply to dispose of certain e-waste items.
For more information, please visit www.Hawai`iZeroWaste.org.
Here is some information on upcoming redistricting public hearings and regular meetings that are open to the public. If you have any questions about these meetings, please contact Karen Eoff at (808) 323-4264 or by email at email@example.com.
September 23, 2011, (Friday) – WHCC, Kona @ 10:00 a.m. – Regular Meeting
October 1, 2011 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. @ Papa’aloa Gym, 35-1994 Government Main Road, Laupahoehoe, HI 96764 – Pub. Hearing
October 1, 2011 (Saturday) 2:00 p.m. @ Waimea Community Center, 65-1260 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI, 96743 – Pub. Hearing
October 6, 2011 (Thursday) 6:00 p.m. @ Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana Street, Room 1, Hilo, HI 96720 – Pub. Hearing
October 11, 2011 (Tuesday) 6:00 p.m. @ Pahoa Neighborhood Center, 15-2710 Kauhale Road, Pahoa, HI 96788 – Pub. Hearing
October 12, 2011 (Wednesday) 6:00 p.m. @ Na’alehu Comm. Cntr, 95-5635 Mamalahoa Hwy, Na’alehu, HI 96772 – Pub. Hearing
October 15, 2011 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. @ Hilo Council Chambers, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI 96720 – Pub. Hearing
October 15, 2011 (Saturday) 2:00 p.m. @ Kea‘au Community Center, 16-186 Pili Mua Street, Kea‘au, HI 96749 – Pub. Hearing
October 17, 2011 (Monday) 6:00 p.m. @ WHCC, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 – Pub. Hearing
October 20, 2011 (Thursday) 6:00 p.m. @ Yano Hall, 82-6156 Mamalahoa Hwy. Captain Cook, HI 96704 – Pub. Hearing – PLEASE NOTE: CORRECTION TO OCTOBER 20TH PUBLIC HEARING AT YANO HALL MEETING TIME IS 6:00 PM (NOT 2:00 PM AS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN)
October 21, 2011, (Friday) – Hilo, @ 10:00 a.m. – Regular Meeting
November 3, 2011, (Thursday) – Hilo, @ 10:00 a.m. – Regular Meeting
November 10, 2011, (Thursday) – Hilo, @ 10:00 a.m. – Regular Meeting (Decide on Draft Plan)
November 21, 2011 (Monday) 6:00 p.m. @ WHCC, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 – Pub. Hearing
November 22, 2011 (Tuesday) 6:00 p.m. @ Hilo Council Chambers, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI 96720 – Pub. Hearing
November 30, 2011, (Wednesday) – 10:00 a.m. – Regular Meeting (Decide on Final Plan)
‘Aina Koa Pono (AKP) will be present for a community update at the Pahala Community Center on September 19, 2011 at 6:30PM. Principals and management of AKP will be on hand to answer questions and statements from attendees. The public is encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
The nonprofit Ocean View Community Association is seeking support in gathering gifts for distributing to our keiki come Christmas. They have organized this gift giving event every year for the past seven years, and last year 2,040 children were able to join in the celebration.
- The deadline to submit testimony on Kahuku Villages Draft EIS may be extended until November 6, 2011, tentatively based on assuming the Kahuku Village planners submit the missing information. This update is based on information from the Office of Environmental Quality Control and the County’s Planning Department.
District 6 – Upper Puna, Ka’u, South Kona
Councilmember Brittany Smart
25 Aupuni Street
Hilo, HI 96720
As an amateur astronomer, I was very excited to hear about the new supernova, now named PTF11kly, which will soon visible in the night sky. Visible supernovae don’t happen every day. In fact, there hasn’t been a supernova this close to Earth in over twenty years!
For the basics on PTf11kly, please follow the link below:
Type 1a supernovae like PTF11kly are created when a white dwarf star implodes. A white dwarf is a very small but very hot type of star that has a carbon-oxygen core. When a type 1a supernova is created, the white dwarf collapses with fuel still in its core. Very quickly, this remaining fuel is burned up and the outer layers are blasted away in a violent explosion that completely destroys the star. This is essentially the ‘death’ of the star. The star is then a supernova.
PTF11kly is located near the Pinwheel Galaxy, also known as M33. To catch a glimpse of this galaxy, follow the link below, or simply Google Image search ‘Pinwheel Galaxy’.
If you wish, you can find a starmap for your area, or create on online. This may help you find PTF11kly more easily. If you cannot get/create a starmap, pick up a copy of the Ka’u Calendar and use the starmap inside to find your way around the sky.
Here are a few more links about supernovae and PTF11kly:
Until next time,
A hui hou!
Following up on the message below, the agenda for next Tuesday’s Ka’u CDP Steering Committee meeting is attached. The meeting starts at 5:30pm at the Pahala Community Center.
Note that the meeting will not include a discussion of the content of the CDP, which is still under development. There will be a project update, a short introduction to one of the new consultants, and a discussion of recent outreach at community events.
You can download the agenda here: http://www.kauweb.com/cdp/KauCDPSC.agenda.091311.pdf
From: Whitmore, Ron
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:26 AM
Subject: Ka’u CDP Steering Committee: 9/13, 5:30, Pahala
A Ka’u Community Development Plan (CDP) Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, at 5:30pm, at the Pahala Community Center.
Likely agenda items include: a project update; an introduction to staff from Chris Hart & Partners, which is helping to complete elements of the CDP; and a review of recent outreach activities. Since the draft CDP is not yet complete and ready for review, there will not be a discussion of potential CDP policies and strategies.
The agenda will be finalized by September 7, at which point I will distribute it by email and post it at http://www.kaucdp.info.
For more information about the Steering Committee, including its membership, roles, and materials from past meetings, visit that section of http://www.kaucdp.info.
For more information about the Ka’u CDP, go to http://www.kaucdp.info or contact Steering Committee Chair Leina’ala Enos (929-8641; firstname.lastname@example.org), other Steering Committee members, Community Planning Assistant Nalani Parlin (217-6893, email@example.com), or me.
Mahalo, Ron Whitmore
Long Range Planner
Hawai’i County Planning Department
101 Pauahi, Suite 3 Hilo, HI 96720
Fax: (808) 961-8742
I finally heard back from the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division. They have confirmed that the developers have submitted the draft Environmental Impact Study and the Archaeological Inventory Survey. I was told that people familiar with the area will be reviewing the documents soon and that the deadline for comments is September 21, 2011. So if you have any comments to make about this you need to get them in soon.
If everything looks good and there are not many negative comments we should see this land get re-zoned and work can start within a year or two.