WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
COUNTY OF HAWAII
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following matters to be considered by the Windward Planning Commission of the County of Hawaii in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 91 and 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 6-7.5(a) of the Charter of the County of Hawaii, and the Planning Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.
DATE: Thursday, June 2, 2016
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: County of Hawaii 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: MILE MARKER 12, LLC (SPP 16-189)
Application for a Special Permit to allow the establishment and operation of a retreat center for health and well-being identified as a “Hawaiian Sanctuary,” to be located on an 11.33-acre portion of a larger 43.57-acre property situated within the State Land Use Agricultural District. The proposed project components include the conversion of an existing dwelling into a health and wellness center; construction of 4 bungalows for overnight accommodations, group educational activities and social events on a property located along the mauka (west) side of the Pahoa-Kalapana Road (Highway 130) at the 12-mile marker, Puna, Hawaii, TMK: 1-3-009: Portion of 018.
2. APPLICANT: KINGS CHAPEL HONOKAA (USE 16-062)
Application for a Use Permit to allow for the conversion of an existing single family residence into a church along with related improvements and activities on 4 acres of land zoned Single Family Residential-10,000 square feet (RS-10). The subject property is situated along the mauka side of the Hawaii Belt Highway (Highway 19), directly opposite of Tex’s Drive Inn in Papaanui, Hamakua, Hawaii, TMK: 4-5-010:080.
3. CLAIMANT: HAWAII COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE
Discussion and action on a claim for the release of funds from the Geothermal Asset Fund that includes a recommendation from the claims adjuster, for the following community approved geothermal impact mitigation project:
a. Updated Air Quality Model – $362,719
Funding to develop an updated air quality model for the dispersion of H2S and other gases from the PGV Geothermal plant, which will then serve as a tool to help update existing emergency response plans; inform the location of new, fixed monitors to be installed in the surrounding community; and to inform the proposed Geothermal Public Health Study about the nature of public exposure in varying weather and release conditions.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS – 9:30 a.m.
4. APPLICANT: JAS W. GLOVER, LTD. (SPP 14-162)
On remand from the State Land Use Commission to consider additional information from the Hawaii Army National Guard regarding new historic sites findings and boundary discrepancies affecting the permit area and modifying the Special Permit as appropriate. The Special Permit was approved by the Windward Planning Commission on July 3, 2014, to allow the establishment of a new quarry site on approximately 85.338 acres of a 140.368-acre property situated within the State Land Use Agricultural District. The project site is located southeast of the Hawaii National Guard Site and Hilo International Airport and approximately 3,000 feet southwest of the County’s Sewer Treatment Plant Site at Honohononui, South Hilo, Hawaii, TMK: 2-1-013: Portion of 004.
Approval of Minutes of the May 5, 2016 meeting
1. Election of Officers for the remainder of 2016
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
CHARLES HEAUKULANI, Chairman