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 1, 2017
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: VERIZON WIRELESS (USE 17-000067)
Application for a Use Permit to allow the construction of a new, non-manned telecommunication facility, consisting of a 167-foot tall steel monopole tower and related facilities within a 900-square foot portion of a 1-acre parcel of land situated in the County’s Agricultural 1-acre (A-1a) zoning district. The property is located northeast of the Ohia Avenue – Alapua Street intersection, in the Eden Roc Estates Subdivision, Keaau, Puna, Hawaii, TMK: 1-1-082:031.
2. APPLICANT: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS (USE 15-000059)
Application for a Use Permit to allow the construction of a new telecommunication facility, including a 155-foot tall steel monopine with 8-foot tall panel antennas and related facilities within a 900-square foot portion of a 5.76-acre parcel situated in the County’s Agricultural 3-acre (A-3a) zoning district. The properties are located at 11-3019 Volcano Highway, approximately 400 feet east of the Kahualea Road-Volcano Highway intersection, Fern Forest Estates Subdivision, Keaau, Puna, Hawaii, TMK: 1-1-020: Portions of 085 and 086.
OLD BUSINESS – 9:30 a.m.
3. INITIATOR: PLANNING DIRECTOR
Continued hearing for an ordinance amending Chapter 25 (Zoning), Hawaii County Code 1983 (2016 Edition, as amended), Articles 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 relating to meeting facilities and community buildings. The purpose of the proposed amendments is to incorporate the definitions of meeting facilities and community buildings into a single, comprehensive definition by maintaining and expanding upon the definition of meeting facilities. Additionally, the amendments will identify what zoning districts will require a Special Permit or a Use Permit to allow for a meeting facility.
4. KAU COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN:
On October 27, 2015, the Kau Community Development Plan (CDP) Steering Committee recommended approval of the Kau CDP. After reviewing agency comment, the Planning Director is recommending non-substantive amendments to the CDP. Pursuant to Section 2-28.1 of the Hawaii County Code, within sixty days after receipt of the Planning Director’s recommendation on a draft community development plan or any amendment thereof, the Windward Planning Commission shall transmit the draft community development plan or any amendment with its recommendation through the Mayor to the County Council. Likewise, pursuant to section 15.1 of the General Plan, the County Council may modify or amend the community development plan before enacting it by ordinance, but it shall give the Steering Committee and the Windward Planning Commission an opportunity to review and comment upon substantive amendments and modifications before final adoption of the plan.
The purpose of this meeting and public hearing is to afford all interested persons a reasonable opportunity to comment on the Kau CDP and for the Commission to review the draft Kau Community Development Plan (CDP) submitted by the Kau CDP Steering Committee and the Planning Director and consider its recommendation to the County Council.
Approval of Minutes of the May 4, 2017 and the May 10, 2017 meetings.
Training relating to the new Planning Commission Rule 16: Planned Unit Developments (PUD) and new Planning Commission permit applications for PUDs.
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 Jeffrey Darrow (961-8158) 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.
Hawaii County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION
GREGORY HENKEL, Chairman