NOTICE OF PUBLICATION AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of Kaua’i will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, at the Council Chambers, 4396 Rice Street, Room 201, Historic County Building, Lihu’e, on the following:
Bill No. 2546
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5A, KAUA’I COUNTY
CODE 1987, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TAXES
The purpose of this Bill is to amend Chapter 5A of the Kaua’i County Code 1987, as amended, relating to Real Property Taxes, by adding a new tax classification entitled “Agronomics,” which shall include properties that use their land primarily for science, research, and development of crops that do not directly gain monetary profit from the ultimate consumer. This Bill further amends the definition of “agricultural use” by removing “horticulture” and excludes lands that are used primarily for the research and development of crops or parent seed production that do not directly gain monetary profit from the ultimate consumer. In addition to these amendments, the Director of Finance will be required to submit annual reports involving all agricultural dedicated properties to the Mayor and the County Council.
All interested persons who wish to present their comments may do so at the public hearing. Written testimony prior to the hearing would be appreciated. Copies of the proposed Bill are available at the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division.
(The Council Committee or Council may amend this Bill at its subsequent meetings. Meeting notices are posted at least six (6) days in advance at the County Clerk’s Office and the public may also testify at any of these meetings.)
CERTIFICATE OF THE COUNTY CLERK
I hereby certify that the foregoing Bill No. 2546, was passed on first reading and ordered to print by the Council of the County of Kaua’i at its meeting held on May 28, 2014, by the following vote:
AYES: Chock, Bynum, Hooser, Yukimura, Furfaro TOTAL – 5,
NOES: Kagawa, Rapozo TOTAL – 2,
EXCUSED & NOT VOTING: None TOTAL – 0.
Lihu’e, Hawai’i /s/ Ricky Watanabe
May 29, 2014 County Clerk, County of Kaua’i
NOTE: SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER AND INTERPRETERS FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING PERSONS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE, TO THE COUNTY CLERK, 4396 RICE STREET, SUITE 209, LIHU’E, KAUA’I, HAWAI’I, 96766. TELEPHONE NO. (808) 241-4188. FACSIMILE NO. (808) 241-6349.