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Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br />West Hawaii Office <br />74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy <br />Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 <br />Phone (808) 323-4770 <br />Fax (808) 327-3563 <br />May 9, 2017 <br />Charmaine L. Kamaka <br />County of Hawaii <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />PUNA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN — <br />Parks & Recreation Director <br />Department of Parks and Recreation <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 6 <br />Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />SUBJECT: <br />Aloha Director Kamaka, <br />ACTION COMMITTEE <br />Communication No. 2017-10 <br />Michael Yee <br />Director <br />Daryn Arai <br />Deputy Director <br />East Hawaii Office <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 <br />Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />Phone (808) 961-8288 <br />Fax (808) 961-8742 <br />In its efforts to "provide ongoing guidance and advocacy to'&dvance implement tion of the CDP <br />goals, objectives, policies, and actions", pursuant to §16-6(1), HCC, the Action Committee (AC) <br />of the Puna Community Development Plan (PCDP) is requesting information from your office <br />regarding the policies, process and rules regarding the establishment of Farmers' Market <br />operations at County of Hawaii parks and facilities in accordance wh Chapter 8, Article 9, <br />HCC, pertaining to Farmers' Markets. The purpose of this request is to better inform the AC of <br />the existing requirements confronting potential market operators and/or vendors desiring to <br />secure a "Farmers' Market Permit" for operations at a "designated area" under Chapter 8, § 15- <br />72, HCC, prior to the AC offering suggestions to the County for any potential code or rules <br />changes that may be necessary to facilitate the strategic implementation of Regional, Village and <br />Neighborhood Village Centers in the Puna District. Toward this end, the PCDP AC respectfully <br />requests the following information, via the Planning Director, at the earliest possible date. <br />1. A copy of the application form for a "Farmers' Market Permit", or in the absence of a <br />formal application form, a detailed description of the process for securing such a permit; <br />2. A copy of any Department of Parks & Recreation (P&R) rules applicable to operation of <br />a Farmers' Market within a County park or facility under P&R management; <br />3. A detailed descriptidh of the minimum criteria employed by P&R in its evaluation of an <br />application for a "Farmers' Market Permit"; and <br />4. A listing of any current or past "Farmers' Market Permits", their current status, and a <br />summary of the positive and negative impacts experienced by P&R with current and past <br />Farmers' Market operations. <br /> Hawaii County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer planningghawaiicounty.Qov <br />