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BFED-1 Bill 60 (2024) PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2025 BUDGET FOR THE COUNTY OF MAUI (BFED-1)

Legislation Text Correspondence from Committee Chair 03-12-2024 Correspondence from Committee Chair 03-13-2024 (1) Correspondence from Committee Chair 03-13-2024 (FY25 calendar) (BD-1) Correspondence to Budget Director 03-18-2024 and Response 03-25-2024 (BD-2) Correspondence to Budget Director 03-18-2024 and Response 03-27-2024 (FN-1) Correspondence to Finance 03-18-2024 and Response 03-27-2024 Correspondence from Committee Chair 03-19-2024 (FY25 calendar revised) (AG-1) Correspondence to Agriculture 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (CC-1) Correspondence to Corporation Counsel 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (OCC-1) Correspondence to County Clerk 03-19-2024 (OCS-1) Correspondence to Council Services 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (OCA-1) Correspondence to County Auditor 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (EMA-1) Correspondence to Emergency Management Agency 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (EM-1) Correspondence to Environmental Management 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (FN-2) Correspondence to Finance 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (FS-1) Correspondence to Fire and Public Safety 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (LC-1) Correspondence to Liquor Control 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (MD-1) Correspondence to Management 03-19-2024 (OM-1) Correspondence to Mayor and Response 03-28-2024 (PR-1) Correspondence to Parks and Recreation 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (PS-1) Correspondence to Personnel Services 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (PL-1) Correspondence to Planning 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (PD-1) Correspondence to Police 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (PA-1) Correspondence to Prosecuting Attorney 03-19-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (PW-1) Correspondence to Public Works 03-19-2024 (TD-1) Correspondence to Transportation 03-19-2024 and Response 03-27-2024 (WS-1) Correspondence to Water Supply 03-19-2024 and Response 03-25-2024 (FN-3) Correspondence to Finance 03-21-2024 (HO-1) Correspondence to Housing and Human Concerns 03-21-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (HC-1) Correspondence to Housing and Human Concerns 03-21-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (BD-3) Correspondence to Budget Director 03-22-2024 (FN-4) Correspondence to Finance 03-22-2024 Bill 60 (2024) Bill 61 (2024) Bill 62 (2024) Bill 63 (2024) Bill 64 (2024) Resolution 24-66 FY 2025 Mayor's Budget Proposal - Program 03-25-2024 FY 2025 Mayor's Budget Proposal - Synopsis 03-25-2024 Correspondence from Mayor 03-25-2024 Resolution 24-67 Resolution 24-68 Bill 65 (2024) (PS-2) Correpondence to Personnel Services 03-27-2024 and Response 03-28-2024 (PS-3) Correspondence to Personnel Services 03-30-2024 (FN-5) Correspondence to Finance 03-30-2024 (FN-6) Correspondence to Finance 3-31-2024 (PD-2) Correspondence to Police 03-31-2024 (EM-2) Correspondence to Environmental Management 03-31-2024 (EWA-1) Correspondence to Budget Director 03-31-2024 (PW-2) Correspondence to Public Works 03-31-2024 (WS-2) Correspondence to Water Supply 03-31-2024 (PR-2) Corresponence to Parks and Recreation 03-31-2024 (TD-2) Correspondence to Transportation 03-31-2024 (LC-2) Correspondence to Liquor Control 03-31-2024 (EM-3) Correspondence to Environmental Management 03-31-2024 (AG-2) Correspondence to Agriculture 03-31-2024 Correspondence from Finance 04-01-2024 Correspondence from Finance 04-01-2024 (1) Correspondence from Finance 04-01-2024 (2)
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    BFED Committee 4 months ago

    From: Paula Phillips <paulalee@hawaii.rr.com>
    Sent: Friday, March 29, 2024 4:50 PM
    To: bf.committee@mauicounty.us
    Cc: County Clerk <County.Clerk@mauicounty.us>
    Subject: testimony for upcoming budget meetings

    Aloha Budget and Finance Committee,

    I know that a large majority of the budget will be used to rebuild Lahaina and house the families which is what needs to be done. With whatever funds are still available, here are a few areas I would like to bring to your attention:

    1. Is there any way that the county can purchase the land on the makai side of Hana Highway on the way to the Haiku Community Center? There is now a gated community planned that will block access by car or truck down to fishing grounds used by native Hawaiians for centuries. This area should be in a land trust and as much of the coastline as possible should be preserved for generations to come.

    2. It would also be a bonus for the Haiku community if the land that adjoins Giggle Hill could be purchased and the park expanded with walking trails… there are no paved walking trails in Haiku and it gets pretty unsafe and muddy walking on the streets and jumping off the road when traffic comes by.

    3. Money should be allotted for covered playgrounds, similar to what they have at Kalama Park in Kihei, for all of our keiki. In Lahaina for the sun of course and also for Haiku, Paia and/or Makawao. It is so rainy over here and too many days go by with doing inside activities for our keiki. It is also nice to have coverage on sunny days as well.

    4. There needs to be dedicated pickleball courts all over the island. This sport is growing like crazy and taking over basketball and tennis courts all over Maui. In Haiku there is a covered basketball court at the elementary school that has been taken over by pickleball players. They go when school is out and set up 3 nets every day. When people come by to play basketball, they move a net for them, but they are not able to play on the full court. My daughter and son-in-law used to paly a few times a week but they have given up going.

    5. Can something be done about the feral chickens? There are so many and myself and many neighbors have a problem with them digging up our vegetable gardens. I have had to put deer fence around my garden to try and keep them out. Is there a way that MISC can add them to their list of Invasive species?

    6. Lastly, please complete the Haiku Fire Station ASAP. It has been in the process of being built for way too many years.


    Mahalo for your time,

    Paula Phillips
    Haiku

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    Guest User 4 months ago

    From: Petar Kovacic <pkovacic@kkhs.k12.hi.us>
    Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2024 4:44:40 PM (UTC-10:00) Hawaii
    To: BFED Committee <BFED.Committee@mauicounty.us>
    Subject: plz consider funding haiku northshore openspace k-bay purchase

    Please allocate $6.8mil for the Puniawa Bay(west kuiaha bay) coastal access near the historic Haiku Pauwela Light House. That region has beautiful benefits for ocean enthusiasts and historical and ecological value. Thanks!
    I am a surfer and outdoor enthusiast and environmental advocate.

    Petar Kovacic
    King Kekaulike High School Automotive Program
    Maintenance & Light Repair, Collision Repair
    Environmental Club Advisor
    pkovacic@kkhs.k12.hi.us
    (808) 727-3615

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    Guest User 4 months ago

    To: BFED Committee <BFED.Committee@mauicounty.us>
    Cc: Nohe M. Uu-Hodgins <Nohe.Uu-Hodgins@mauicounty.us>; Alice L. Lee <Alice.Lee@mauicounty.us>
    Subject: SAVE HAIKU AND ITS COASTAL/AGRICULTURAL LAND

    Aloha Maui County Council,

    Please purchase the three parcels for sale in Haiku by Wainaku LLC and preserve it/use it for ag, Haiku School, the community center, and ocean access.

    Thank you,
    Spencer Hyde
    4949 Hana Hwy
    Haiku, HI 96708

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    Guest User 4 months ago

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Joan Louise <joanilouise@hotmail.com>
    Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2024 8:10 AM
    To: BFED Committee <BFED.Committee@mauicounty.us>
    Subject: Speed humps on Kokomo and more proposed

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    Please remove or make the speed humps on Kokomo smaller.
    They are too big. Our mechanic said many customers are having suspension work on their cars due to this.
    As far as I know, the speed humps should be made to be able to drive over them at the speed limit posted. Those speed humps are much too big too frequent and built rough so that you almost have to come to a stop to go over them. Kokomo and Kapakalua roads should be declared as thorough fares. I don’t understand how it is that people move in those areas and then can just demand speed humps at the cost of the taxpayers. I did some research and each speed hump supposedly cost $15,000. I would like our tax money to go towards establishing thoroughfares, safe, bike and walking paths for the residents not the tourists.
    I understand that in the aftermath of the fires, there are much more critical issues that you face.
    Consider emergency vehicles trying to go down those main thoroughfares and going over the huge speed humps.
    We have lived here for 40 years and seen our quality of life deteriorate due to traffic and decisions by the county that often times benefit new residents well coming from the mainland and tourists.

    Thank you,
    Michael and Joan Conway
    Peahi

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    Guest User 4 months ago

    From: Joan Louise <joanilouise@hotmail.com>
    Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2024 8:00 AM
    To: BFED Committee <BFED.Committee@mauicounty.us>
    Subject: Purchase Haiku 133 acres for a land trust

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    Please protect our lands! Add the purchase of the land across from the Haiku Community Center to keep it from developers. Our roads are already too congested, we don’t need more private wells and protect the shoreline. Many of these developers put nothing into the infrastructure and walk away with millions.
    We have been residents in Peahi for 40 years.

    Thank you,
    Michael and Joan Conway

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    Guest User 4 months ago

    From: scott werden <scottwerden@gmail.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 7:40:47 AM (UTC-10:00) Hawaii
    To: BFED Committee <BFED.Committee@mauicounty.us>
    Subject: Comments on 2025 Proposed Budget

    Aloha BFED Committee,

    I would like to submit these comments on the 2025 proposed budget;

    1) There is a line item in Economic Development for $40,000 to the Haiku Community Association for water quality testing. Please support this item; this is important for the health of residents and visitors who recreate in our freshwater resources in the Haiku area.

    2) There is a line item in Economic Development for $25,000 to Malama Hamakua Maui for maintenance and security of the Hamakualoa Preserve. Please support this item.It is constant work by Malama Hamakua Maui, along with the community, to keep the Hamakualoa Open Space Preserve in good shape.

    3) The following is not budgeted, but I believe it should be: Three parcels of land in Haiku are currently for sale. They are TMK 227004050, 227004003, and 227004059, for a total of 133 acres. These three properties contain the Pauwela Lighthouse Road, which goes from Hana Hwy to the Pauwela Lighthouse. The latter is owned by the County of Maui. The Pauwela Lighthouse Road has long been used by the community to access the coast as well as the lighthouse property. The community is up in arms that more coast access is disappearing into private hands. The land also links the coastal path that goes from near Maliko Gulch to Kaupakalua Gulch and this would be blocked if sold. Please budget funds in the amount of $6.8M to add this land to the Maui County Preserve program.

    Mahalo!

    Scott Werden
    Haiku
    scott.werden@gmail.com