WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
COUNTY OF HAWAI’I
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following matters to be considered by the Windward Planning Commission of the County of Hawai’i in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 91 and 92, Hawai’i Revised Statutes, Section 6-7.5(a) of the Charter of the County of Hawai’i, and the Planning Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.
DATE: Thursday, March 5, 2015
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: County of Hawai’i Aupuni Center Conference Room
101 Pauahi Street, Hilo, HI 96720
STATEMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC-Note that statements from the public regarding any particular item on this agenda will be taken at the time the particular item is called to order.
NEW BUSINESS – 9:00 a.m.
1. APPLICANT: MOANIALA HOLDINGS, LLC (formerly HILO HILLSIDE CORP)
(Amend REZ 738)
Request for amendments to Conditions B (water commitment payment), C (time extension to secure Final Subdivision Approval for remaining phases and deletion of a construction bond to construct the Kupulau Street extension), D (construction of Kawailani Street and Kupulau Street extensions), and H (fair share credits for road improvements) of Change of Zone Ordinance 08 115, which amended Ordinance 93 36, which rezoned approximately 170 acres from Agricultural-20 acre (A-20a), Agricultural-10 acres (A-10a), and Agricultural-3 acres (A-3a) to Residential and Agricultural-1 acre (RA-1a). The property is located the south side of the Puainako Street Extension, southwest of the Sunrise Estates Subdivision, Increment I, Kukuau 1st, South Hilo, Hawai’i, TMK 2-4-082:001-56, 58-61 (formerly 2-4-008: por 014 and 026).
2. APPLICANT: KATHRYN TYDLACKA (SPP-14-000172)
Application for a Special Permit application to allow the establishment of a charter school and related uses for 65 students within an existing facility situated on 3.69 acres of land within the State Land Use Agricultural District. The property is located at 94-1572 Kaulua Circle, Discovery Harbour Subdivision, Unit I, Ka’u, Hawai’i, TMK: 9-4-001:019.
NEW BUSINESS – 9:30 a.m.
3. APPLICANT: HAMAKUA HARVEST, INC (SPP 14-175)
Application for a Special Permit to allow the establishment of a farmer’s market on a 6.7-acre portion of two parcels totaling 32.96 acres of land situated within the State Land Use Agricultural District. The subject property is located northeast of the Hawai’i Belt Road (Hwy 19) and Honoka’a-Waipi’o Road (Mamane Street) intersection, Pa’auhau, Hamakua, Hawai’i, TMKs: 4-4-005:008 & 009.
4. APPLICANT: ELIZABETH J. HULTMAN-SALFEN (SPP 14-000174)
Application for a Special Permit to allow a 10,000 square-foot portion of a one-acre property for a parking area for a tree trimming business situated in the State Land Use Agricultural District. The property is located in the Hawaiian Paradise Park Subdivision at the northwest corner of Maku´u Drive and Naupaka (23rd) Avenue, approximately 1.4 miles from the Kea´au-Pahoa Road intersection, Kea´au, Puna, Hawai´i, TMK:
5. INITIATOR: PLANNING DIRECTOR (GPA-14-002)
Amendment to Map 14 of the Land Use Pattern Allocation Guide (LUPAG) Map of the County of Hawai’i General Plan (adopted by Ordinance No. 05-025, as amended) by changing the land use designation for portions of Kea’au Village and immediately surrounding Kea’au Village from Low Density Urban and Important Agricultural Land to Urban Expansion Area at Kea’au, Puna, Hawai’i.
NEW BUSINESS – 10:00 a.m.
6. INITIATOR: WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
Discussion and action on a motion for reconsideration of that action by the Windward Planning Commission, at its January 8, 2015 meeting, to reject the claim adjuster’s recommendation regarding, and to authorize the release of funds from the Geothermal Asset Fund, for the following geothermal impact mitigation project:
Claimants: Puna Pono Alliance, Pele Defense Fund, Sierra Club-Moku Loa Group, Ohana Ho’opakele, Malu ’Aina, et. al.
a. Psycho-social Impact and Community Wellbeing Study – $293,760
Funding to conduct a baseline and prospective psycho-social impact assessment on the Big Island of Hawai’i in order to identify both past, existing and potential adverse impacts upon Native Hawaiians associated with the development of geothermal energy generation facilities. The claim also includes a request that the Windward Planning Commission establish a Native Hawaiian Health Study Review Board that will provide advice in the conduct of the study and keep the Windward Planning Commission informed as to the progress of the study.
The Commission anticipates convening an executive meeting regarding Item No. 6 above, pursuant to Section
92-5(a)(4), Hawai’i Revised Statutes, for the purpose of consulting with the Commission’s attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Commission’s powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities. A 2/3 vote pursuant to Hawai’i Revised Statutes, Section 92-4 and Planning Commission Rule 1-5(e) is necessary to hold an executive meeting.
Approval of Minutes of the February 5, 2015 meeting
1. Status of applications heard by Windward Planning Commission that are pending before County Council.
The purpose of the public hearings is to afford all interested persons a reasonable opportunity to be heard on the above matters.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service, other reasonable modification, or language interpretation to access this meeting please contact Sarah Hata-Finley (961-8157) or Daryn Arai (961-8142) of the Planning Department as soon as possible, but no later than five days prior to the meeting date, to arrange for accommodations. “Other reasonable modification” refers to communication methods or devices for people with disabilities who are mentally and/or physically challenged.
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WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
MYLES MIYASATO, Chairman