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 Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 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. 2570
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. B-2014-781, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE OPERATING BUDGET OF THE COUNTY OF KAUA’I, STATE OF HAWAI’I, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2014 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2015, BY REVISING THE AMOUNTS ESTIMATED IN THE GENERAL FUND, HIGHWAY FUND, SOLID WASTE FUND, SEWER FUND, AND GOLF FUND
(Full Funding of OPEB Annual Required Contribution (ARC) – $1,503,504)
This Bill proposes to amend Ordinance No. B-2014-781, as amended, relating to the Operating Budget of the County of Kaua’i, for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015, by appropriating amounts from the various Funds’ Assigned and Unassigned Fund Balances to meet the full Annual Required Contribution (ARC) for Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) as prescribed by the most recent actuarial report as follows:
$1,231,776 from the General Fund – Unassigned Fund Balance to the OPEB accounts in the General Fund;
$123,444 from the Highway Fund – Assigned Fund Balance to the OPEB accounts in the Highway Fund;
$74,470 from the Solid Waste Fund – Assigned Fund Balance to the OPEB accounts in the Solid Waste Fund;
$47,906 from the Sewer Fund – Unassigned Fund Balance to the OPEB accounts in the Sewer Fund; and
$25,908 from the General Fund – Unassigned Fund Balance, with $8,119 appropriated to the Golf Fund – Unassigned Fund Balance and $17,789 appropriated to the OPEB account in the Golf Fund.
Bill No. 2572
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. B-2014-781, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE OPERATING BUDGET OF THE COUNTY OF KAUA’I, STATE OF HAWAI’I, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2014 THROUGH
JUNE 30, 2015, BY REVISING THE AMOUNTS ESTIMATED IN THE GENERAL FUND (Office of the County Attorney, Special Counsel Account – $650,000)
The purpose of this Bill is to amend Ordinance No. B-2014-781, as amended, relating to the Operating Budget of the County of Kaua’i, State of Hawai’i, for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, by revising the amounts estimated in the General Fund by appropriating $650,000 from Account No. 001-0000-271.00-00 (Equity / Fund Balance – Unassigned) to Account No. 001-0301-513.32-01
(Office of the County Attorney, Special Counsel). This Bill will fund the estimated shortfall in the Office of the County Attorney for Special Counsel / Consultant Services for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2014-2015.
Bill No. 2574
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5A, KAUA’I COUNTY CODE 1987, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TAXES (Real Property Tax Relief for the 2015 Tax Year)
The purpose of this Bill is to cap taxes for properties with home use exemptions which received substantial increases in their Real Property Taxes (RPT) in 2014 due to the removal of the Permanent Home Use (PHU) tax cap, any changes in use, increases in various RPT rates, and recalculation of the property taxes based on current fair market values.
All interested persons who wish to present their comments may do so at the public hearing. Written testimonies prior to the hearing would be appreciated. Copies of the proposed ordinances are available at the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division.
(The Council Committee or Council may amend these Bills at its subsequent meetings. Meeting notices are posted at least 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 Bills Nos. 2570, 2572, and 2574 were passed on first reading and ordered to print by the Council of the County of Kaua’i at its meeting held on January 14, 2015, by the following vote:
AYES: Chock, Hooser, Kagawa, Kaneshiro, Yukimura, Rapozo TOTAL – 6,
NOES: None TOTAL – 0,
EXCUSED & NOT VOTING: Kuali’i TOTAL – 1.
Lihu’e, Hawai’i /s/ Ricky Watanabe
January 15, 2015 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.