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William P. Kenoi <br />Mayor <br />County of Hawaii <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />Duane Kanuha <br />Director <br />Joaquin Gamiao-Kunkel <br />Deputy Director <br />PUNA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN ACTION COMMITTEE <br />Aupuni Center • 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 • Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />Phone (808) 961-8288 • Fax (808) 961-8742 <br />Tuesday, November 15, 2016 <br />Meeting Minutes <br />CALL TO ORDER <br />Chairperson Larry Brown called the Puna Community Development Plan (PCDP) Action Committee <br />(AC) to order at 3:01 p.m. in the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility. The following persons were present: <br />Action Committee: Elmer Solis, Farris Etterlee, June Conant, Larry Brown, Leila Kealoha, Patti Pinto, <br />and Susan Osborne. Frank Commendador was absent. <br />Staff. Hans Santiago — Puna CDP Project Manager and Keiko Mercado — Puna CDP Planning <br />Assistant. <br />Members of the public: 9 <br />ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA: NONE <br />ANNOUNCEMENTS: <br />1. Hans announced that the State Librarian, Stacey Aldrich, was still accepting feedback on <br />possible locations for the Puna Regional Library and reminded the Action Committee of their <br />previous decision to provide feedback as individuals. <br />2. Larry introduced three new Action Committee Members who will be starting their terms in <br />2017; Michael Bernard from Hawaiian Paradise Park, Teresa Reveira and Yumi Kawano both <br />from Volcano. <br />3. Larry announced that everyone was invited to a potluck after the meeting to thank the outgoing <br />Action Committee members and to welcome Michael, Teresa and Yumi. <br />PUBLIC TESTIMONY: None <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES: <br />Elmer moved to approve the minutes of the September 13, 2016 meeting as submitted. Second by <br />Susan. The motion to approve the minutes as submitted passed with 6 votes aye, 0 votes nay, I vote to <br />abstain (Elmer). <br />NEW BUSINESS: <br />1. Update from Mass Transit Agency: <br />Hans shared an update he received from Tiffany Kai, Mass Transit Agency Administrator with <br />the Action Committee. A contract with SSFM International was executed on July 181h with a <br />total budget of $500,000. Currently the project team is reviewing requests for services, <br />complaints, suggestions and other pertinent communications. The MTA has provided studies <br />Hawai `i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Page I <br />