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<br />KONA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN ACTION COMMITTEE <br /> <br />COUNTY OF HAWAII <br /> <br />DRAFT MINUTES <br />APRIL 19, 2017 <br />Call to order: 2:01 pm <br />Place: West Hawaii Civic Center Planning Conference Room <br /> 74-5044 Ane Hwy., Building E, Kailua Kona, HI 96740 <br />Attendance: <br />a. Members present: Barbara DeFranco (Chair), Charles Young (Vice-Chair), Kari <br />Kimura, Gregory Ogin, Douglas Payne, Shane Palacat-Nelsen, <br />Schattauer <br />b. Members absent/excused: Hiram Rivera (J. Curtis Tyler, III resigned 4/12/17) <br />c. Planning Department: Bennett Mark, Keola Childs (West Hawaii Division); April <br />Surprenant, Hans Santiago and Keiko Mercado (Long Range Planning Division <br />Hilo) <br />d. Other persons: Nancy Pisicchio, Executive Assistant to the <br />Mayor, and Kekaulike Tomich, PONC commissioner <br />e. Public: Lele Kimball, Janice Palma-Glennie and Jeff Zimpfer (National Park <br />Service). <br />Chair DeFranco and Committee Members introduced themselves to the attending public. <br />Planner Childs then introduced attending Planning Department staff from the Long <br />Range Planning Division in Hilo: April Surprenant, Program Manager, Hans Santiago, <br />Planner, and Keiko Mercado, Planner <br /> <br />STATEMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC REGARDING ITEMS ON AGENDA <br />Janice Palma-Glennie. Oral testimony regarding importance of improving the <br />blic support for <br />CDP objec <br /> <br />NEW BUSINESS <br />1. PONC Presentation: A presentation by one of the commissioners of the County's <br />Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation Commission <br />(PONC) to provide information regarding PONC to the Kona CDP Action Committee. <br />PONC Commissioner Kekaulike Tomich explained the purpose, funding, and acquisition <br />status of the Commission and its land inventory to date: 14 properties purchased, <br />comprising approximately 4,500 acres. He passed out nomination forms for lands to be <br />nominated (proposed) for purchase by the County fund. He mentioned several locations <br />recently purchase (Kawa, and Waipio) advised that there are monies available for <br />additional lands to be purchased. <br />Member Palacat-Nelsen asked if there any Kona lands currently owned or on the listfor <br />purchase consideration, including the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden site. <br />deed restriction prevents the Fund from purchasing the ABHG Garden site. Chair <br />DeFranco tion; others explained that this <br />was a State asset, and not appropriate for County purchase. <br />Page 1 of 5 <br /> <br /> <br />