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Communication No. 2017-2 <br />Volcano Long Range Plan <br />Summary of meeting 8 December, 2016, Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus, 7 PM <br />Present: John August, Jillian Marohnic, Jeff McCall, Kalani Tinay, Yumi Kawano, Bill Guy, Lorna Jeyte, Pat <br />Halpern, Aina Wolfe, Fray Heath, Mike Nelson, Dan Taylor <br />Purpose of the meeting was to welcome new participants who will bring new insight to the planning <br />and implementation process and who might help with program implementation. <br />Introductions were made around a food table prior to the meeting, and at the circular arrangement of <br />chairs in the room. All present were impressed with the high level of experience and commitment <br />expressed toward the future of Volcano by each person. <br />Puna Community Development Plan, Action Committee member, Yumi Kawano, was formally <br />inaugurated by the Hawaii County Council into the 9 -member Action committee. She is one of two <br />Volcano residents who will represent our area. We are fortunate to have Yumi and XXXXXX Rivera as <br />our representatives on the AC and to have Yumi as a member of the VLRP Planning Team. The VLRP is <br />an official subcommittee of the PCDP Action Committee, which is a special commission of the Hawaii <br />County Planning Department. <br />Community Survey results reaffirmed widespread support for the Volcano Long Range Plan, and <br />particularly for the proposed activities. Discussion indicated special interest in forest protection, <br />building design in the core village, and protection of the historic character of the village in general. <br />Special mention was made of the Hale Ohia designated State Residential Historic District near the <br />Haunani/Old Volcano Highway intersection. <br />Regular monthly meetings of the VLRP Planning Team will resume January 19, 7 PM, a Third Thursday <br />evening. The group wanted to change the regular meeting day from Thursday to Wednesday, to avoid <br />conflicting with numerous other evening activities that seem to take place in Volcano on Thursday <br />evenings. But, a subsequent call to the Cooper Center person in charge indicated Wednesday evenings <br />are already scheduled for other groups. This issue will be a topic for the January 19th meeting. <br />The agenda for the January 191" meeting will be to identify the three or four activities we will work to <br />implement in the coming year. We expect these will be to support the Rotary Club of Volcano in <br />establishing a mobile health care service in Volcano, defining how we can support the CERT and <br />FIREWISE programs in Volcano, drafting guidelines for a forest protection special designation, drafting <br />design guidelines for new commercial developments, and maybe others if there is sufficient interest. <br />Other agenda items will include finding an editor who will update the 2014 VLRP, designating a <br />successor VLRP Chairperson and administrative person. <br />Submitted by D Taylor, Chairperson <br />