Speeding resolutions, school concerns, chromium discussed at Mililani meeting

The Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board No. 25 held their regular meeting on Wednesday, January 26 at the Mililani Recreation Center III.

Statistics from the Honolulu Fire Department and Honolulu Police Department were addressed, and attendees discussed a recent shooting in the Mililani Safeway parking lot. According to the meeting minutes, the incident is under investigation.

Community members and board members also addressed speeding in the area. It was resolved that Board will request that the City and County of Honolulu place additional signs in the area indicating the speed limit. The Board will also request that the HPD conduct occasional DUI roadblocks in the area between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. and conduct a traffic study in the area to determine how other improvements to the traffic situation in this area may be improved.

Complete meeting minutes are below.


DRAFT – MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER: Chair Dick Poirier called the meeting to order at 7:39 p.m., with a quorum of 18 members; and led those present in the pledge of allegiance. Note: This 23 member Board requires 12 members for a quorum and to take official Board action.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Danielle Bass, William Bass, S. Shayne Chung (departed at 9:00 p.m.) Ann Freed, Shannon Garan, Dennis Imamura, Josie Kaanehe, Karen Loomis, William Maglinti, Jr., Joy Marshall, Rodney Park (arrived at 9:12 p.m.), Dick Poirier, Charlie Remington, Mary Segura, Carole Siegel, Douglas Thomas, Shareef Wang, Jessie Weinberger, and Alvin Wong.

MEMBERS ABSENT: Keith Hamada, Pua Iuli, Tony Solis, Resa Tsuneyoshi.

VACANCIES – There are no vacancies at this time.

GUESTS: Farouk Wang (Mililani Town Association), Representative Marilyn Lee, Duke Chung (Board of Water Supply), Alvin Char (U.S. Army), Captain Ozzie Smith (U.S. Army), Mike Dau (Kipapa Gulch Estates), Richard Mifman, Bernie Yamashita, Dennis Drake (U.S. Army Hawaii), Will Kane (Mililani Town Association), Corinne Gallardo, David Thomson (Mililani Manor), Brian Bauer, Patrick P. Corliss (Makana Hale), May P. Corliss (Makana Hale), Senator Michelle Kidani, Dennis Ihara (Mililani Town Association), Debbie Perry, Pauline Kawamata (Mililani Town Association), Rodney Funakoshi (Castle & Cooke Hawaii Homes), Pat Lee (Honolulu Rail Project) Bo and Laurel Aki, Agnes Mayfield, Geoff Mayfield, Representative Ryan Yamane, Captain L. Ah Mook Sang (Honolulu Fire Department), Lt. Ben Ballesteros (Honolulu Police Department) Councilmember Nestor Garcia, Nola J. Frank (Neighborhood Commission Office staff).

APPROVAL OF REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF OCTOBER 27, 2010 – Hearing no objection, the regular meeting minutes of October 27, 2010 was ADOPTED as circulated, 18-0-0 (AYE: D. Bass, W. Bass, Chung, Freed, Garan, Imamura, Kaanehe, Loomis, Maglinti, Marshall, Poirier, Remington, Segura, Siegel, Thomas, Wang, Weinberger, Wong).

COMMUNITY FORUM:

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) – Capt. Ah Mook Sang reported the following:

December 2010 Statistics – Fires included 3 structures, 2 wildland, 2 rubbish; emergencies included 63 medical, 3 search/rescue, and 23 miscellaneous calls.
Fire Safety Tip – It is critical if an emergency occurs that responders quickly identify the correct location. Fire, building, U.S. postal codes, and City ordinances state that property owners shall place their house numbers so it is legible and readily visible from the street. If your property is difficult to locate and/or access, provide 911 dispatch with additional information to assist emergency responders in locating your property.
Changes to City and County of Honolulu Fireworks Regulations – Starting January 2, 2011, consumers may only purchase firecrackers after applying for a permit to set off no less than ten days prior to the event. The report also included requirements for the sale and use of firecrackers which have no changes. For more information contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 723-7162.

Honolulu Police Department (HPD) – Lt. Benjamin Ballesteros reported the following:

Mililani/Sector 1 Beats – Includes Beat 250, West of Kamehameha Highway, between Kipapa Gulch and Waikakalaua Gulch); Beat 252, East & South of Meheula Parkway/below H2?East of Kamehameha Highway to Kipapa Gulch; Beat 254, between Kanehaneha Highway & Meheula Parkway excluding Waipio below H2; and Beat 256, Waipio Valley/Melemanu/Waikakalaua Gulch/east of Kamehameha Highway to Lake Wilson.
December 2010 Statistics Compared with November 2010 – Included 30+/12 burglaries, 19+/15 unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, 28+/27 thefts, 7-/11 auto thefts, 1-/2 auto theft recovery, and 1/0 graffiti.

Questions, comments and concerns:

Shooting at Mililani Safeway Parking Lot – The incident is under investigation.

Military – Captain Ozzie Smith reported the following:

Schofield Barracks Lyman Road Closures – Evening repaving will be done from December 20. 2010 to February 1, 2011.
Current Deployments – Includes the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters and the 25th Infantry, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.
Native Hawaiian Covenant and Advisory Council – The Army and local native Hawaiian representatives signed the Native Hawaiian rch 24, pledging to engage in proactive dialogue and to better educate each other on cultures, values, issues and actions.
Volunteer Service Opportunities and Public Outreach – Contact the Environmental Outreach Coordinators, O`ahu Army Natural Resource Program at 659-7641 for more information.
Noise and Dust – Please refer noise and dust complaints to Ms. Kayla Overton, community Relations, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii at 656-3159.

Board of Water Supply (BWS) – Duke Chung reported the following:

Water Main Breaks – Water main breaks occurred on October 25, 2010 and November 15, 2010 at 95-1080 Waikalani Drive.
Chromium VI (Hexavalent Chromium) Concerns – A chromium report released last month suspected carcinogen in water supplies around the country. BWS is committed to protecting health and takes seriously any information about potential drinking water contaminants. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the process of reviewing Health effects data to determine if a new standard is needed and also developing guidance on monitoring for Chromium VI. In the mean time, BWS decided to start assessing the extent of Chromium VI presence in our water supplies by collecting and testing samples and developing a sampling plan in consultation with State Department of Health (DOH).
Water Conservation Contest and Calendar – The 2011 Water Conservation Poster & Poetry Contest is open to all Oahu schoolchildren. This year’s theme is “Me He Ahupua`a-Mai Uka Kai, E Malama Wai (As an Ahupua`a – from Mountain to Sea, Conserve Water).” Students are encouraged to artistically and poetically depict the theme as a way to learn and better understand the value of water conservation and resourcefulness. For a contest entry form and rules or general information, visit www.boardofwatersupply.org or call 748-5041.

Questions, comments and concerns:

Chromium VI – Chromium VI is a natural compound found in volcanic type soil. According to the Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) chromium level is .32 parts per billion. Recent tests shows four parts per million.

Home Filters – Filters may help but do not filter out all of the chromium; it is suspected carcinogens and there is no reasonable concern.

Honolulu Rail Transit (HRT) – Pat Lee reported the following:

Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) Governor Abercrombie accepted the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Honolulu Rail Transit Project on December 16, 2010. The Programmatic Agreement is completed, and the Federal Transit Administration issued a Record of Decision (ROD) on January 18, 2011. The ROD is the last step in the environmental process and it allows the City to break ground on the rail transit system. The ROD also allows the City to move forward to finalizing engineering and design work, and applying for a full funding grant for the anticipated $1.55 Billion in federal funds to
build the project. As with all construction projects, there are grading and building permits, NPDES permits for pollution control, street usage permits, etc.

Because five small areas of the 20-mile rail alignment are within Special Management Area (SMA) or touch the SMA, an SMA use permit is needed.  The SMA addresses coastal zone resources and shoreline impacts. It is not specific to rail; any project in the SMA valued over $125,000 requires an SMA Major permit. The SMA application was approved by the City Council today (January 26, 2011) by a vote of 8-0. There have been some concerns raised about the status of Federal funding with Republicans now controlling the US House of Representatives. Mayor Carlisle and US Rep. Mazie Hirono met with new House Transportation and Infrastructure Chair John Mica (R-Fla) who replaced Oberstar after the fall elections, and he pledged his support for Honolulu’s rail project, particularly with the strong local backing for it. The City has already awarded two construction contracts for the project: one for the first phase of the elevated rail guideway from East Kapolei to Pearl City; and the other for the train storage and maintenance facility in Waipahu. The city is scheduled to award two more contracts this year for the second phase of the rail route from Pearl City to Aloha Stadium and for the “core systems,” which consists of the train vehicles and the control center for the rail system.

For more information, please visit the website at www.honolulutransit.org.
Other Community Concerns – None.

Recognition Awards:

U. S. Army Hawaii – A lei and certificate of recognition was presented to Alvin Char and Dennis Drake that the Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board No. 25 recognizes the U.S. Army Hawaii-Pacific for initiation and successful implementation of the Army’s Compatible User Buffer Program. Your critical and significant contribution to the preservation of some of Hawaii’s most precious open space resources is very much appreciated by the residents of Central Oahu.
Mililani Town Association (MTA) Make-A-Difference Day – Will Kane, President of Mililani Town Association, was presented a lei and certificate of recognition that the Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board No. 25 recognizes the Mililani Town Association for outstanding achievement and success in the conduct of its inaugural Make-A-difference Day. Your hard work and dedication to excellence and innovation in the provision of community services are truly appreciated by the residents of Mililani.

PUBLIC FORUM:

Speeding on Kipapa Drive – Resident David Thomson reported speeding on Kipapa Drive from Wanihi Street (Snake Drive) to and from the shopping center in both directions. There are loud automobiles (setting off car alarms), motorcycles; major accidents have occurred with cars sideswiped or flipped over. Cars are illegally parked at fading red curbs. Safety concerns were raised when trying to cross the street in a crosswalk, especially with children. There is nightly loud noise into the early morning hours from two establishments at the Mililani Shopping Center.

Questions, comments and concerns:

Stop Signs – There are no stop signs from McDonald’s to the elementary school.

Speed Limit Signs – One sign is located eastbound near Aloha Gas Station and the other at Kipapa Elementary and Ross Store.

Noise from Commercial Establishments – Noise continues nightly from karaoke music, loud talking, motorcycles, etc. from two area bars; hours of closing unknown.

Repainting of Curbs – It was asked if the City could repaint the fading red curbs.

Proposed Affordable Rental Development Housing Development in Mililani Mauka (Care Mililani) – Chair announced that the presenter was unable to be in attendance tonight and deferred the item.

Koa Ridge Zone Change Presentation – Rodney Funakoshi reported on the following:

The Koa Ridge Development – The development is located on a Central Oahu Plateau between Waipio and Mililani Town.
Master Plan Concept – The concept is an integrated mixed-use community where residents can live, work, and play in proximity to retail, services, health care, and community amenities. This new community will be more compact, walkable, and bicycle-transit friendly with landscaping and open space. The Koa Ridge Medical Center is intended to provide comprehensive medical services to residents of Central Oahu and North Shore.
Master Plan Summary – Land area (576 acres), residential units (3,500 units), commercial (50 acres), medical/health care (28 acres), parks (32 acres), elementary school (12 acres), churches/recreation centers (8 acres).
Entitlements Status – The reclassification of Koa Ridge Makai to the Urban District was approved by the State Land Use Commission in October 2010. Approval of Castle & Cooke Waiawa was deferred until the access roadway and infrastructure can be provided. An appeal by the Sierra Club is pending in Circuit Court. A zone change application to the City is being prepared.
Project Schedule – Zone change approval fall 2011; infrastructure groundbreaking, spring 2012; and first commercial and home delivery, fall 2013.
Contact Information – Rodney Funakoshi, Senior Project Manager, (808) 548-4869, [email protected] Website – www.koaridge.com.

8:20 p.m. Park arrived: 19 members present.

Questions, comments and concerns:
School Concerns – Regarding no mention of middle or high school, the State Department of Education (DOE) agreed upon a location for the Waiawa Ridge project. However, during the interim for the Koa Ridge project the Pearl City complex and other area schools would be used.

Traffic Concerns – a) Traffic issues are being addressed with the project including a major employment center. The Waipio Interchange improvements would include additional loop ramps. State Department of Transportation (DOT) Highway Modernization Plan includes a p.m. contra-flow. Benefits of the rail transit would be the incorporating a new off-ramp from the H-2 Freeway to the Pearl Highlands Transit Station. The widening of Ka Uka Boulevard will coincide with the development.

Agriculture Land – A sustainable agriculture policy must be developed to help farmers export products.

Apartments – Bedroom for low-density apartment varies. Approximately 3,500 units will be built (3 occupants per household).

Funding – Where is the funding coming from and how will the community benefit.

Mililani Mauka Residents – a) Several residents spoke in opposition to the proposed Meheula Vista Senior Affordable Housing. The residents aggressively imposed their opinion to Board that the community votes them to the Board and could vote Board members off. Board members were encouraged to take a stand with Mililani Mauka residents and vote no to the senior affordable housing. b) Board member Weinberger took offense by the tone used to Board members. c) Board member Siegel explained that Mililani Mauka and Mililani Waipio are two separate Boards and that the Mauka community does not vote for the Mililani Town side board members. d) Another Mauka resident said that they are not here to attack Board members, but are frustrated and asked for the Board’s understanding.

REPORTS OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS:

Mayor Peter Carlisle’s Representative – Tofi Mika, Jr. reported the following:

Speeding on Kipapa Drive – From September 1 and October 28, 2010, there were 10 motor vehicle collisions in the area. Nine were minor collisions and were non-traffic related because they occurred on private property. HPD makes regular checks of the area for speeders and will continue to monitor the area. Speed monitoring is not practical because there is traffic congestion at different times of the day from residences and the shopping center. Only one (1) speed limit sign is posted on Kipapa Drive. Call Captain Moana Heu, HPD, District 2 – Wahiawa at 621 – 3725 with any questions.

DMV Health Application – The Board member with this concern was contacted based upon previous complaints regarding requirements to submit the State Department of Transportation Medical form as a condition to renew her driver license. Section 286-119, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), provides the authority. Section 286-4.1, HRS, explains the duty of the Medical Advisory Board. Subchapter 8, Chapter 19-22, Department of Transportation Hawaii Administrative Rules, provides the medical rules relating to issuance of a driver’s license. The concerns should be addressed to the State Department of Transportation.
Road Repairs and General Roads Infrastructure – Pavement patching provides only temporary repairs of the roadway pavement to address road defects. Numerous potholes on a roadway are a symptom of a deteriorated roadway that requires rehabilitation and resurfacing. Mililani’s residential roadway have been programmed for resurfacing by contract under two separate projects to be funded in the fiscal year 2009-2010 and fiscal year 2010-2011 Capital Improvement Project (CIP) that are being administered by the Department of Design and Construction (DDC). Funding for the resurfacing by contract of Meheula parkway (from Lanikuhana Avenue, west, to the H-2 Freeway and Anania Drive from Meheula Parkway to the roadway’s end have been requested to be programmed in the fiscal year 2011-2012 CIP budget pending funding availability.
Homelessness/Affordable Housing or Rentals – The City is committed to its housing policy of supporting the development, rehabilitation, and preservation of affordable housing, including rental units. Specific goals are set forth in the City’s Consolidated Plan (July1, 2010 – June 15, 2015, Final July 2009) which presently calls for 250 affordable housing or special needs housing units to be constructed or preserved with the highest priority to homeless and very low-income renter households.
Anania Drive Left Turn Signal Light Timing Off – An investigation will be conducted by City Department of Transportation Services (DTS) which may require field and site assessments, research, traffic history-data analysis, and a speed study; and will inform the board of the status of the study by February 2011.
Installation of Guardrail on Wanihi Street – This question was referred to the City Department of Design and Construction.
Mayor’s Presence at Upcoming Board Meetings – A memo to all Boards was given to each Board’s Mayor’s representative.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

Wahiawa Police Station Driver License Renewal Section – A request was made to have a number system and chairs outside for customers. This section of the building has no air conditioning circulation, and very hot causing some people to faint it was also suggested that the line up system be changed. Follow up will be done.

Mililani Transit Center Meeting Room – Chair asked if a field trip could be organized for the Board, Department of Transportation Services and Mililani Town Association at the meeting room.

9:05 p.m. Chung departed the meeting; 18 members present.

Council Chair Nestor Garcia – Council Chair Garcia circulated his written report and highlighted the following:

.City Council Inauguration – Pursuant to the city, the Council held its first organizational meeting in November 2010.
Bill 62 (2010) – Increases the fee for issuance of driver licenses and duplicated permits or licenses, passed 1st reading and referred to the Budget Committee.
Bill 20 (2010) – Establishes camping fees at certain parks. Passed 2nd reading and referred to the Budget Committee.

Questions, comments and concerns followed:

Fee Increases – It was commented that fees should be charged only for services provided for the public; anything over that is considered a tax.

Central Oahu Development – Review of the Central Oahu Sustainable Community Plan is ongoing. Everyone was encouraged to get involved. The City Council will review the plan before a decision is made.

Senator Michelle Kidani – Senator Kidani circulated a report and highlighted the following:

Women in Government – The Senator was sworn in as the Hawaii State Director for Women in Government at the annual Women in Government director’s Conference in San Diego earlier this month.
Senate Committee Assignment – A list of the new Senate Committee Assignments was included in the written report.
Prayers in the Senate – The Senator is among several senators who disagree with the discontinuing prayer in the Senate and would like to see this longstanding practice continue.
Office Relocation – The office is now in room 228; the office phone number is 586-7100.
Senate Bill 1099 – Relating to affordable housing; requesting that the Hawaii Housing Finance Development Corporation (HHFDC) that the community is the first notified before awarding funding to a developer for a project.

Representative Marilyn Lee – Representative Lee circulated her report and highlighted the following:

Mahalo – David Thomson was thanked for reporting speeding on Kipapa Drive.
New Staff Member – Lloyd Nakahara has joined her staff; Keanu Young is Office Manager, and aides are Liane Yim, Ann Yuasa, and Heather Calderwood.
Grass Roots Government – Everyone was encouraged to staying attuned to what’s going on in the community by attending Neighborhood Board meetings.
Wahiawa Home Health Agency Wins Home Care Elite Award – Wahiawa Home Health Agency has won the 2010 Home Care Elite award.
Committee Assignments – Rep. Lee continues her role as Vice Chair of the House Finance Committee; and a member of the Committee on Transportation, Committee on Labor and Public Employment, and Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs.

Representative Ryan Yamane – Representative Yamane distributed his written report and highlighted the following:

Mililani Bikeways Created on Meheula Parkway – The Meheula Parkway Bikeways have been created throughout Mililani. Calls to his office have been positive.
2011 Bills Introduced – Rep. Yamane has introduced 35 bills pertaining to the community and the two Committees which he manages (included in the written report).
Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Requests – Included in the written report are the requests for consideration of Mililani, Waipio Gentry, and Central Oahu capital improvements.
Tax Help – Free tax help, Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the State Capitol from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Office Relocation – The office is now located in room 420.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed:

Sidewalks for Lanikuhana Avenue – It was asked when sidewalks would be installed from Lanikuhana Avenue to Meheula Parkway. Rep. Yamane continues to push a bill that has been proposed for the entire Kipapa area.
Licensing Renewal Update – Rep. Yamane is working with the Department of Health (DOH) on some of Freed’s issues and brings attention to modify the bill.

COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS:

Oahu Arts Center (OAC) – Freed reported that the OAC group is still alive. The group is working with Zippy’s on a drawing contest for students. A Jewelry Art Show was held at the Pauahi Art Gallery. Plans are to have music in the area and participate in the Pineapple Festival.

Recognition/Service Awards – Awards were presented earlier in the meeting.

Treasurer’s Report –Siegel reported the expenditures in the December 2010 Operating Account was $43.63 leaving the balance at $289.99; the balance in the Publicity Account is $2,940.00.

NEW BUSINESS:

Resolution Relating to Late Night Noise in Mililani – Thomas moved and Garan seconded that Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board No. 25 requests 1) that the management of the Mililani Shopping center educate the businesses in the area about the noise ordinance and its enforcement provisions and encourage limiting late night noise through physical means such as sound-proofing or by

stopping loud music by 10 p.m.; and 2) that the HPD step up monitoring activities during the late night hours to discourage fighting and other illegal and disrupting activities.

Discussion followed:

D. Bass moved seconded by Freed amending the fifth (5) whereas to read all establishments in Mililani.
D. Bass noted that is not fair that resolution targets only two establishments.
A request was to have a Liquor Commission representative attend a Board meeting.
Chair explained that this resolution is a concern from a constituent and should be addressed now.

The amendment FAILED to be ADOPTED, 2-14-2 (AYE: D. Bass, Freed; NO: Garan, Imamura, Kaanehe, Loomis, Marshall, Maglinti, Park, Remington, Siegel, Weinberger, Thomas, Wang, Wong, Poirier; ABSTAIN: B. Bass, Segura.

The original motion was ADOPTED, 17-1-0 (AYE: B. Bass, Freed, Garan, Imamura, Kaanehe, Loomis, Marshall, Maglinti, Park, Remington, Segura, Weinberger, Thomas, Wang, Wong, Poirier; NO: D. Bass).

Resolution Relating to Speeding on Kipapa Drive – Weinberger moved and Siegel seconded that Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board No. 25 requests the City and County of Honolulu DTS: 1) to place several signs in the area indicating the speed limit; 2) to request the HPD to conduct occasional DUI roadblocks in the area between the hours of 10: a.m. and 2 a.m.; and 3) to conduct a traffic study in the area to determine how other improvements to the traffic situation in this area may be improved.

Discussion followed:

B. Bass amended the Be it resolved, line three (3) changing several to appropriate signs in the area indicating the speed limit. Kaanehe amended appropriate to read additional signs in the area indicating the speed limit. Loomis and Remington agreed to the additional signs.

The motion was ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY, 18-0-0 (AYE: D. Bass, B. Bass, Freed, Garan, Imamura, Kaanehe, Loomis, Marshall, Magliniti, Park, Remington, Segura, Siegel, Weinberger, Thomas, Wang, Wong, Poirier).

Resolution Requesting that the Community Room Located in the Mililani Bus Transit Terminal be Opened for Community Use – Loomis moved and Remington seconded that the Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board No. 25 requests that the Department of Transportation Services explore the possibility of a public/private partnership with the Mililani Town Association (MTA) in administering the long – awaited use of the transit center meeting room by community members and organizations.

Discussion followed:

B. Bass amended the Be it resolved, line three (3) changing several to appropriate signs in the area indicating the speed limit. Kaanehe amended appropriate to read additional signs in the area indicating the speed limit. Loomis and Remington agreed to the additional signs.

The motion was ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY, 18-0-0 (AYE: D. Bass, B. Bass, Freed, Garan, Imamura, Kaanehe, Loomis, Marshall, Magliniti, Park, Remington, Segura, Thomas, Wang, Weinberger, Wong, Poirier).

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Next Meeting – The next Board meeting will be on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Mililani Recreation Center III, at 7:30 p.m.
Broadcast – Videotape of Board meetings are scheduled to be shown on `Olelo Channel 54, Sundays at Noon.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m.

Submitted by: Nola J. Frank
Neighborhood Assistant

Reviewed by: Dick Poirier
Chair                                          

RESOLUTION RELATING TO LATE NIGHT NOISE IN MILILANI

WHEREAS, Mililani is a residential community where many residents must arise early to commute to school and work, and

WHEREAS, there is mixed residential/commercial development in several areas of the town; and

WHEREAS, the City and County of Honolulu has a long standing noise ordinance; and

WHEREAS, loud noise after 10 p.m. is in direct violation of the noise ordinance, and

WHEREAS, certain establishments in The Mililani Shopping Center sponsor and encourage late night activities which produce unacceptable noise levels after 10 p.m.; and

WHEREAS, after hours altercations among patrons are a common occurrence in the area; and

WHEREAS, cooperation between local business and residents is critical; and

WHEREAS, the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) has limited resources to monitor late night noise; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED that Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board 25 requests 1) that the management of the Mililani Shopping Center educate the businesses in the area about the noise ordinance and its enforcement provisions and encourage limiting late night noise through physical means such as sound-proofing or by stopping loud music by 10 p.m.; and 2) that the HPD step up monitoring activities during the late night hours to discourage fighting and other illegal and disrupting activities.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be sent to the Mayor, the HPD, the Liquor Commission, Colliers Monroe Friedlander, all City Council Member, all area Legislators; the Mililani Town Association; and the Boards of Directors of town house and apartment complexes in the area.
             
Adopted by Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu Neighborhood Board No. 25 at its regular meeting of January 26, 2011 by a vote of 17-1-0.

RESOLUTION RELATING TO SPEEDING ON KIPAPA DRIVE

WHEREAS, Mililani is a residential community where families must arise early to commute to school and work; and

WHEREAS, late night noise of speeding vehicles and loud accelerating engines causing car alarms to go off and further disrupt the residential nature of our community; and

WHEREAS, the area of Kipapa Drive near the Mililani Shopping Center attracts late night traffic at several business establishments; and

WHEREAS, there is not adequate signage along Kipapa Drive indicating the speed limit of 25 MPH; and

WHEREAS, the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) cannot ticket drivers for speeding if drivers have not been duly informed of the speed limit; and

WHEREAS, at least one motor vehicle accident has been documented at the corner of Kipapa Drive and Moenamanu Street; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED that Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board #25 requests the City and County of Honolulu DTS: 1) to place appropriate additional signs in the area indicating the speed limit; 2) to request the HPD

to conduct occasional DUI roadblocks in the area between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.; and 3) to conduct a traffic study in the area to determine how other improvements to the traffic situation in this area may be improved.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Mayor, the City & County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services, HPD, the Mililani Town Association, all City Council Members; all area legislators, the Mililani Shopping Center management, all merchants in area, and the Boards of Directors of Mililani Manor and Laulea Town Houses.
             
Adopted by Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu Neighborhood Board No. 25 at its regular meeting of January 26, 2011 by a vote of 18-0-0.

                                                                                                                                                            ___________________
                                              Richard G. Poirier, Chair
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT THE COMMUNITY ROOM LOCATED IN THE MILILANI BUS TRANSIT TERMINAL BE OPENED FOR COMMUNITY USE

WHEREAS, the concept of including a community room as part of the Mililani Transit Center was based upon the need for additional community meeting space and adopted as a Mililani Vision Team project; and

WHEREAS, a community room was built as part of the Mililani Transit Center, located at the Mililani Town Center, which was dedicated in August 2007, and

WHEREAS, it was the intent of the Vision Team and those attending the dedication ceremony that the room would be primarily for community use such as but not limited to community meetings; and

WHEREAS, years have passed since the dedication of this much-needed and appreciated public facility without a program of how the community may access and use the community meeting room, primarily because of the lack of a City &County presence or facility in Mililani which could administer the use of the room; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board No. 25 requests that the Department of Transportation Services explore the possibility of a public/private partnership with the Mililani Town Association (MTA) in administering the long-awaited use of the transit center meeting room by community members and organizations; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, the Department of Transportation Services, Council Chair Nestor Garcia, and the Board of Directors of the MTA.
             
Adopted by Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu Neighborhood Board No. 25 at its regular meeting of January 26, 2011 by a vote of 18-0-0.

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