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Notice #: 05524188
Public Hearings


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following matter to be considered, among others, by the Planning Commission of the County of Hawaii in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 91 and 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 6-4.3 of the Charter of the County of Hawaii, and the Planning Commission\u2019s Rules of Practice and Procedure.

DATE: Thursday, September 7, 2006
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: County Building, Councilroom – Room 201
25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, Hawaii

NEW BUSINESS – 9:00 a.m. (Item no. 2 on agenda)

(SMA 434/SPP 1214)

Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless, with authorization from the landowner and Nextel Partners, Inc., has submitted a request to amend Special Management Area (SMA) Use Permit No. 434 and Special Permit No. 1214 to allow the following:

a. Co-location of eight 8-foot panel antennas on the existing 80-foot telecommunication pole;
b. Construction of a 312+ square foot equipment shelter and security fencing; and
c. Increase the permit area from 600 square feet to 1,475 square feet.

The area involved is located at the north end of Laupahoehoe Gulch and along the makai side of State Highway 19, Waipunalei, North Hilo, Hawaii, TMK: 3-6-4: portion of 7.

The purpose of the public hearing is to afford all interested persons a reasonable opportunity to be heard on the above request.

Submitting Testimony: According to Rule 1 (General Rules) of the Planning Commission, a person desiring to submit oral or written testimony shall indicate her/his name; residence address; and whether the testimony is on her/his behalf or as a representative of an organization or individual. If testimony is being submitted on behalf of an organization, documentation showing membership ratification should accompany the testimony. Written testimony shall be submitted with an original and nine copies prior to testifying. The Commission would appreciate timely submittal to the Planning Department at least one week prior to the hearing date to allow for mailing and thorough Commission review. Testimony that is irrelevant or unduly repetitious may be limited by the Chairperson pursuant to Rule 1.

Contested Case Procedure: Pursuant to Rule 4, Contested Case Procedure, of the County of Hawaii Planning Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure any person seeking to intervene as a party to a contested case hearing on item above is required to file a written request which must be received in the office of the Planning Department no later than seven (7) calendar days prior to the Planning Commission\u2019s first public meeting on the matter. Such written request shall be in conformity with Rule 4, in a form as provided in Rule 4 Appendix A \u201DPetition for Standing in a Contested Case Hearing.\u201D The written petition/request shall be filed with the Planning Commission at Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawai\u2019i 96720, and accompanied by a filing fee of $100 payable to the Director of Finance. Any party may retain counsel if that person so desires. Rule 4 may be inspected or purchased ($2.50) at the above-cited location. Rule 4 may also be viewed at the County of Hawaii website (

Notice to Lobbyists: If you are a lobbyist, you must register with the Hawaii County Clerk within five days of becoming a lobbyist {Article 15, Section 2-91.3(b), Hawaii County Code}. A lobbyist means \u201Dany individual engaged for pay or other consideration who spends more than five hours in any month or $275 in any six-month period for the purpose of attempting to influence legislative or administrative action by communicating or urging others to communicate with public officials.\u201D {Article 15, Section 2-91.3(a)(6), Hawaii County Code} Registration forms and expenditure report documents are available at the Office of the County Clerk-Council, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720.

Maps showing the general location and boundaries of the area under consideration and/or plans of the proposed development are on file and open to inspection during office hours at the Planning Department, Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawaii 96720.

Any disabled person requiring special assistance or person requiring auxiliary aid and/or services to participate in the hearing should contact the Planning Department at 961-8288 five (5) working days prior to the hearing so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Hawaii County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

C. Kimo Alameda, Chair
William Graham, 1st Vice Chair
(SB05524188 8/17/06) Rodney Watanabe, 2nd Vice Chair