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• Regarding applicant's statement about acceptable noise level at 65dB: "the <br />Hawaii County Police Department does not have the equipment or resources to <br />enforce such a requirement, nor would that requirement prevent neighbors <br />from calling for police assistance with these noise complaints." <br />Clearly the police have issues with noise complaints. If this application is passed the <br />police would be subjected to increased noise complaints. The fact that our police may <br />have to spend more time and resources on noise complaints hinders their ability to <br />address more important police matters. This seems contrary to the overall <br />"community benefits" of the proposal. <br />The applicant's statement that (pl 0:)"Increasing numbers of individuals and families <br />w /children have moved to our immediate neighborhood, many because of our facility <br />and the services we provide." This statement is unsubstantiated and conjecture. It <br />might also be said that many immediate neighbors have moved away because of <br />their facility. Especially given their desire to be the hub for the "continually growing <br />need for our services ", many neighbors might yet move. <br />We question the validity of their traffic impact estimates (p.21) in respect to the <br />number of Seaview's traffic versus potential percentages of Space traffic. To the best <br />of our knowledge, the "traffic count" in January 2013 was conducted by SPACE. <br />Objective ?? <br />We do acknowledge that (p.13:) "For example after school performances, sports, <br />musical and other extracurricular activities beyond the school day help keep kids out <br />of trouble, provide expanded learning opportunities and interests and enhance social <br />skills that make for well- rounded citizens." <br />We do not acknowledge that loud amplified performances, fundraisers and <br />rehearsals day or night several days a month affecting the tranquility of neighbors <br />are necessary to achieve these goals. In fact, it seems contrary to 'quality community <br />health'and the building of well- rounded citizens. <br />There is little doubt of the need for appropriate planning and development in the <br />lower Puna community for many of the services and opportunities that are mentioned <br />in the application. Puna Community Development Plan, sect. 1.2, p.19: "The <br />combination of these challenges call for bold planning and initiatives to reshape the <br />pattern of future growth and development in a manner that is more in harmony with <br />the natural setting and more supportive of a better sustaina uality of life." <br />-2- <br />