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COUNCIL MEMBER ZENDO KERN - DISTRICT 5 UPDATES <br />For Review by Puna Community Development Plan Action Committee <br />Last updated. January 24, 2014 <br />Communication No. 2014 -7 <br />I. PROJECTS <br />AINALOA BLVD. PEDESTRIAN AND BIKE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS — Bill 172, an ordinance <br />amending Ordinance No. 13 -66, as amended, relating to public improvements and financing thereof for <br />the fiscal year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. This will approve the Department of Public Works to add <br />this project, appropriating $86,000 of funds from General Obligation Bonds, Capital Projects Fund — <br />Fund Balance and /or other Sources. At Finance Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, <br />in the Hilo Council Chambers, the bill was, with one absence, unanimously recommended to First <br />Reading at Council level. More recently, at Council Meeting held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, <br />Bill 172 passed first reading unanimously with one excused absence. <br />2. KUAULI /HWY 11 ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS — seeking assistance with State funding on CIP list; <br />ranked priority 943 under the summary of requests for Department of Public Works in Ordinance No. <br />13 -66, the Capital Budget and Six -Year Capital Improvements Program. <br />3. MT. VIEW PLAYGROUND — named AJ Watt (after a well -known figure in Mountain View area) <br />Playground; blessing and opening ceremony was conducted on Friday, November 22, 2013. As a <br />courtesy, you may view a video presentation of the ceremony on YouTube at this link: <br /> com /watch ?vOA Uf- vhFMow <br />4. POSSIBLY A NEW EVENT CENTER IN KEA`AU — in early stages of discussion with Shipman, <br />representatives and County; will keep Puna CDP AC members updated and involved. <br />5. The projects noted in this numbering have been authorized by Mayor Billy Kenoi through Bill 156, <br />Draft 2, an ordinance authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds of the County of Hawaii for <br />the purpose of funding all or a portion of the costs of various public improvement projects; fixing the <br />form, denominations, and certain other details of such bonds and providing for their sale to the public; <br />and authorizing the taking of other actions relating to the issuance and sale of the bonds be it ordained <br />by the Council of the County of Hawaii. This bill passed 2nd and Final Reading unanimously with one <br />absence at Council Meeting held in the Hilo Council Chambers on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Mayor <br />Billy Kenoi received this bill on Wednesday, January 16, 2014. He now has 10 days to either sign the <br />bill into law, veto, or allow to become law without his signature. <br />a. DEVELOPMENT OF PAHOA PARK [Pahoa Park Expansion] $20,000,000 <br />b. PARKING LOT LAND ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT $1,260,000 <br />NEXT TO LUQUIN'S IN PAHOA [Pahoa Town Center Land] <br />c. PAHOA SEWER FEASIBILITY STUDY <br />$300,000 <br />d. PAHOA REGIONAL TOWN CENTER MASTER PLAN $150,000 <br />Total amount authorized - $21,710, 000; approximately 35% of bonds authorized in bill. <br />-1- <br />