2012-57.4 Currier & Kalley Testimony
Puna Community Development Plan Action Committee
Communications to AC
2012-57.4 Currier & Kalley Testimony
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Communication No. 2012 -57.4 <br />April 6, 2013 <br />RE: Seaview Performing Arts Center and Education (SPACE) and their proposed Amendment to <br />Special Use Permit #1122 <br />Aloha to all affected neighbors in Kalapana Seaview <br />Our names are David and Uschi Snover and we are neighbors and landowners that are directly <br />affected by SPACE. <br />In Hawai'i Volcano Circus' (HVC) Application to Amend Special Permit #1122 as well as their <br />supplemental information document, HVC refers multiple times to their mission including promoting <br />(p.13:) "Quality of Life encompassing safe, caring and engaged communities; healthy, sustainable <br />surroundings... adequate, well maintained infrastructure... and positive interaction and respect <br />among citizenry" <br />How caring and healthy is this proposal in regard to us, the 148 potential neighbors within 500 feet of <br />their complex who would be directly affected by the increased frequency of noise and traffic imposed <br />by this proposal? This number does not include neighbors along Mapuana Avenue, W. Pohakupele <br />Loop and W. Kehauopuna Street who would also be affected by traffic + noise increases? <br />The applicant also states (p.11:) "An ongoing dialogue with our neighbors has identified noise as the <br />major concern /issue" The same paragraph ends: extensive "communications with neighbors have <br />produced the following proposal for additional activities and their respective conditions for noise and <br />other limitations, for example, "we are confident that we can keep to these objective standards and <br />eliminate past noise issues with the installation of a $50,000 sound insulation plan that is being <br />funded by grants conditional upon issuance of this amended request." <br />In a review by Police Staff (Dec. 14, 2012): <br />• "As stated in our response memo July 29th, 2010, the primary concern continues to be <br />the noise impact on the surrounding community ". <br />• Regarding public performances "staff anticipates that these events could become larger <br />than the stated 200 -300 attendees and noise impact on the surrounding community will be <br />significant" <br />• Regarding development of "a sound mitigation plan "... "this statement indicates that no <br />plan has been implemented or tested; we believe that such a plan should be tested to <br />determine if it is effective in reducing the noise concerns within the community." <br />• Regarding applicant's statement about acceptable noise level at 65dB: "the Hawaii <br />County Police Department does not have the equipment or resources to enforce such a <br />requirement, nor would that requirement prevent neighbors from calling for police assistance <br />with these noise complaints." <br />Clearly the police have issues with noise complaints. If this application is passed the police would be <br />subjected to increased noise complaints. The fact that our police may have to spend more time and <br />resources on noise complaints hinders their ability to address more important police matters. This <br />
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