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William P. Kenoi <br />Mayor <br />County of Hawaii <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />PUNA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN ACTION COMMITTEE <br />Aupuni Center • 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 • Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />Phone (808) 961 -8288 • Fax (808) 961 -8742 <br />Tuesday, December 10, 2013 <br />Meeting Minutes <br />CALL TO ORDER <br />Duane Kanuha <br />Director <br />Bobby Command <br />Deputy Director <br />Chairperson Patti Pinto called the Puna Community Development Plan (PCDP) Action Committee <br />(AC) meeting to order at 3:02 p.m. in the Kea "au Community Center. The following persons were <br />present: <br />Action Committee: Patti Pinto, June Conant, Oshi Simsarian, Sharon Daun, Susan Osborne, Leila <br />Kealoha and Elmer Solis. Rene Siracusa arrived at 3:08 p.m. and Farris Etterlee <br />arrived at 3:12 p.m. <br />Staff. Larry Brown, PCDP Project Manager <br />Members of the public: 5 <br />ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA <br />1. Without objection the AC agreed to add the nomination and election of a chair and vice -chair <br />for 2014 as item 96 under New Business. <br />ANNOUNCEMENTS <br />Larry announced that the new contact information sheets are provided to reflect the new AC <br />Members should replace the one in their resource binders. <br />2. Larry announced that pending approval by the Mayor, the Director has approved the selection <br />of Keiko Mercado as the new Puna CDP Community Planning Assistant. <br />PUBLIC TESTIMONY <br />Greggor Ilagan, Council Member for the 4th District, congratulated the newly appointed <br />members of the PCDP AC. He also commented on his efforts to identify locations for <br />additional bus stops and committed to work more closely with Marty Mimmack and the Mass <br />Transit Subcommittee in the future. The Council Member also expressed his support for the <br />Jerry Souza application for rezoning of his property in Pahoa. <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES <br />June moved to approve the minutes of the November 12, 2013 meeting as submitted. Second <br />by Elmer. Rene made a friendly motion to correct the spelling of "cemetery" under item f) <br />on page 3 of the draft minutes. Second by June. The motion to approve the minutes as <br />Hawai `i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer <br />