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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 />Mr. Michael Yee, Director <br />Hawaii County Planning Department <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 <br />Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />County of Hawaii <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />Regarding: North Kohala CDP Action Committee CIP Recommendation FY 18-19 <br />Dear Mr. Yee, <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 />November 16, 2017 <br />During the November 131 meeting, the North Kohala CDP Action Committee prioritized projects on the attached <br />spreadsheet from our list of strategies to be considered for Capital Improvement Projects for 2018. We would like <br />to reaffirm and underscore our very highest priority support for rebuilding the Mahukona Beach Park pavilion and <br />restrooms. This has topped every North Kohala CIP request list since at least 2013. Kapa`a Beach Park also needs <br />upgrading. Mahukona and Kapa`a beach park facilities are used extensively by tourists and residents alike, but they <br />are in very poor shape. <br />Among the proposed CIPS for 2017-18, the North Kohala CDP Action Committee would like to recommend the <br />following projects in the order of their priority to the Kohala Action Committee and community. All have been on a <br />county Budget Priority List in the last 2 years: <br />L Mahukona Beach Park Renovation. This is the highest Kohala priority. This is a much -used park and <br />the facilities are very run-down. <br />2. Green Waste Facility at the North Kohala Transfer Station. Greenwaste constitutes over half of what <br />is presently put in the single chute and transported to the West Hawaii Landfill. Kohala needs mulch for <br />agriculture. <br />3. Kapa`a Beach Solar Power Electricity. <br />4. Pratt Road Improvements. Pratt Road is the only possible emergency bypass alternative to Akoni Pule <br />Highway, the only road through North Kohala (which has been blocked four times in the past 3 years). <br />5. King Kamehameha Park Gym Roof Repair & Other Improvements. Please prioritize funding for these <br />much-needed infrastructure and facility improvements. Thank you for your consideration in this matter. <br />Please feel free to call me if you have further questions. <br />Sincerely, <br />;�'/L <br />John Winter, Chair <br />North Kohala Community Development <br />Plan Action Committee <br /> Hawaii County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer planning&a hawaiicountygov <br />