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<br />Communication No. 2018-02 <br />Harry Kim Michael Yee <br />Director <br />Mayor <br />Duane Kanuha <br />Deputy Director <br /> <br />West Hawai i Office <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 <br />74 - 5044 Ane Keohok lole Hwy <br />County of Hawai i <br />Kailua - Kona, 96740 <br />Phone (808) 961 - 8288 <br />Phone (808) 323 - 4770 <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />Fax (808) 961 - 8742 <br />Fax (808) 327 - 3563 <br />SOUTH KOHALA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN <br />ACTION COMMITTEE <br />January 28 , 20 19 <br />Michael Yee, Director <br />Planning Department <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 <br />Hilo, HI 96720 <br />SUBJECT: South Kohala CDP Action Committee Capital Improvement Priorities : <br />Waimea Trails and Greenway . <br />Waimea Regional District Park, Phase II . <br />Emergency Shelter in Kawaihae <br />Aloha Director Yee, <br />The South Kohala Community Development Plan (CDP) Action Committee (AC) has identified <br />t hree Capital Improvement Projects which correspond with some of our district priorities we <br />have worked on extensively this past year. <br />Waimea Trails and Greenways. We believe the Waimea Trails and Greenways and the <br />Waimea Regional Park Capital Improvement Proj ects listed above will benefit the <br />sense of place. These projects are meaningful to people in the Waimea community, <br />including the Waimea Preservation Association, who wor k hard to gather community <br />support to preserve W <br />Policy 5 of the South Kohala CDP (page s 7 2 - 74 ) contains many dif ferent strategies for <br />implementing the Waimea Trails and Greenways project . The CDP iterates the <br />desire for pedestrian circulation and connectivity around the town. <br />This is a project which requires funding and continued technical assistance from the <br />County. It is our hope that these trails continue to be i mplemented and maintained to <br />establish a nd integrate pedestrian walkability w ith W along <br />the identified alignment following the Waikoloa s tream . <br />Waimea Regional District Park. We support re - appropriating the Waimea Regional <br />District Park (phase II) project for future funding. We understand that there are still more <br />improvements necessary to be done to this park. The secon d phase of the project is meant <br />to address both a deficiency o f and improvements for athletic and recreational <br /> <br />