Thursday, April 18, 2013

Kaneohe Neighborhood Board Mtg Report

Benjamin Parker School, Kaneohe HI, 4/18/13 Fire Department Rep discussed disposal of hazardous materials. He recommended going to to find out how to properly dispose of rubbish. Fluorescent tubes require special handling. Fluorescent Tubes and CFLs can be brought in to the City's Household Hazardous Waste bi-monthly event by appointment. Householders may also wrap bulbs in newspaper and dispose of with your regular household rubbish. CFLs only (no tubes) may be taken to the Returns Desk at any Home Depot on Oahu. There was considerable discussion with the Mayors Rep conerning returning bus service to Kamehameha Hwy between Hygienic Store and Kaneohe. It was also pointed out that Windward Oahu has no bus service from town after 9pm. This makes it impossible for bus riders to work or go to meetings in the evening. HPD reported and increase in break ins to both homes and cars. They said they know who is doing it but when they arrest one another is getting out of jail. Apparently, these are professional thieves who alternate between their career and jail. The Board of Water Supply is initiating on line bill payment services. Go to and click on "View Your Bill on Line". The Marine leadership will host a meeting on 24 April in the Kainalu Elementary School cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2 Marine Corps Generals and our legislators will be present. This event is open to the public. The noise has been better and we appreciate the efforts that have been made. That said, attending this meeting and others like it will help insure neighborly flying and continued noise abatement measures going forward. Citizen Concerns Sidewalk near Ben Parker School is not ADA complient because of telephone poles in the sidewalk. Wheel Chairs have to use the roadway. Trees encroaching on sidewalk along Waikalua Rd near the Ann Pearl Nursing Home need to be maintained by the State. Pahia Road and Kamehameha Hwy crosswalk needs safety improvments. Design is scheduled for FY2014 with construction in FY2015. Please pay attention when using crosswalks. Make sure cars are stopped before stepping into the next lane. Waikalua subdivision has only one way out. If a storm blocks the access road, residents will be stuck. This is a safety issue. Guard Rails along Waikalua Road across from Ann Pearl School need to be extended. Waikalua Rd at Kamehameha Hwy jams up and needs a right turn lane. Scholar Ships available to Windward Community College WCC announced Paipai O Ko`olau will provide full scholarships to 20 students in each of the next four years. Scholarships will go to students who otherwise would not be able to attend College. For details contact Sarah Inouye at 235-7326 or

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't there a concerned citizen that spoke out about speeding down Anoi Rd. in the Kapunahala School zone?