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Comm. No. 2017-18 <br />Action Committee Activities: 2017 <br />Parks, Water and Roads: <br />Kohala Ag Water Study -- Encouraged the kick-off of the Kohala Ag Water Study by conducting <br />community meetings and the initiation of the State Water Commission one-year study. Helped the <br />study consultant conduct community information meetings for public and Action Committee. <br />2. Pratt Road Emergency Use — Met with adjoining landowners, DPW, Dept. of Transportation, Civil <br />Defense, Police Captain and legislative reps. to set the legal groundwork for using Pratt road for <br />diversionary traffic when Akoni Pule Highway is blocked. <br />3. Pololu Lookout -- Held meetings with area residents, the wider Kohala community, DLNR, DOT, <br />Na Ala Hele and our legislative representatives about the problems of congestion, health and <br />safety created by increased traffic at the lookout and trail. Proposed short term and long range <br />solutions. Continue to work with agencies and surrounding landowners. <br />4. Tree removals and landscaping — Worked with Parks and Rec. to create a better information flow <br />and monthly meeting with Friends of the Parks and Kohala P&R maintenance crews. Helped set up <br />committees (seniors and parks Friends) to recommend landscaping to replace removed trees. <br />Power, Viewplanes and Erosion Control: <br />1. Worked with High School students to create erosion control dams at Upolu Airport public trail. <br />2. Met several times with HELCO engineers to plan secondary transmission line to create system <br />redundancy. Created maps with alternative routes. <br />3. Helped create a community group focused on creating bikeways both alongside and off-road. <br />4. Created a map of quantified scenic viewing areas along the district's highways to be shared with <br />Planning Dept. and county and state highways agencies. <br />Community Access Group: <br />Trail Easements — Helped shepherd two Grants of Public Access Easements through the County <br />Council (Ainakea and Halaula). Worked with land owners on three other pending easements with <br />no help from Planning Department (Halelua, Pahoa Beach and Upolu East). <br />2. New trail locations — participated in the EA review of new residential development at Kohala <br />Shoreline and worked with Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail in creating conservation easement at <br />Kohala Kai. <br />3. Worked with Na Ala Hele Trail staff, DLNR, to move ahead with relocating the trail at Puakea Bay <br />Ranch, which has been closed due to erosion. <br />4. Worked with Hawaiian Islands Land Trust and Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail to open the Parker <br />Ranch coastal land at Honoipu for public use. <br />5. Worked with National Parks Service planner to answer questions about possible government rights <br />to Mahukona to Niuli'I Railroad easements. Helped to fund the review. <br />November 2017 North Kohala CDP Draft Document <br />