Maui Meadows Neighborhood Association | Minutes of Board Meeting October 29, 2015

Minutes of Board Meeting October 29, 2015

Maui Meadows Neighborhood Association

Minutes of Board Meeting October 29, 2015


Present: President Debra Greene, Vice President Daniel Kanahele, Treasurer Bob Offermann, Secretary Bonnie Newman and Directors Jim Van Blarigan and John Catalin.


Absent:  Directors Karin Carlson, Joe Ritter and Emily Goss.


Call to Order:  At 6:35 PM President Debra Greene performed a roll call, determined a quorum and called the meeting to order.


Approval of Minutes:  A correction was made to the Minutes of the 8/6/15  Board Meeting.  A Motion was made to approve the Minutes of the 8/6/15 Board Meeting which was unanimously approved.  Approval of the Minutes of the 9/24/15 and 8/19/15 Board Meeting were tabled until the next meeting for further review/corrections.


President’s Report: Debra Greene, along with three other Board members, attended the South Maui Coalition of Community Associations meeting on October 8, 2015.  The topic for the meeting was the completion of the South Maui collector road and the Piilani by-pass.


Debra also attended the Maui County Budget meeting in Kihei October 19, 2015 and reported the following:

  1. Mayor Alan Arakawa stated that sugar cane production would cease within one to two years;
  2. Captain Orikasa of the Kihei Police station said that Maui Meadows would not have a community police officer for quite some time;
  3. Rowena DagDag-Andaya, Deputy Director of Public Works, is working on obtaining additional funds for a traffic study for South Maui that, once funded, will take 18 to 24 months to complete. She is also seeking $800,000 for design services for the collector road between Waipuilani and Kaonoulu. The regulatory and design process is expected to be completed in 36 months.  Federal monies for construction are scheduled to be made available by 2020.
  4. Kyle Ginoza said that funds are in the Mayor’s 2016 budget for continuation of the 3 Can Plan in 2016. This Budget has not yet been approved by the County Council.


Debra met with Albert Perez, Director of Maui Tomorrow about PC-21, which potentially undermines the Community Plan.  She also met with Mark Hyde of South Maui Citizens for Responsible Growth on the same issue.  Both groups will be watching for any change in language which would undermine the Community Plan.

Motion:  Authorize a MMNA Board member to draft a letter opposing any language in PC-21 that would erode the Community Plan and hold the letter until appropriate; and authorize a Board member to testify when appropriate.

The Motion was unanimously approved.


The previous “Meet Your MMNA Board” event at Mulligan’s August 15, 2015 was such a success that a second similar event is scheduled at Mulligans Saturday November 7, 2015 from 2:30 – 4:30.


Vice President’s Report:  Vice President Daniel Kanahele contacted Maui Police officer Brian Kibbie and asked for enforcement of traffic violations in Maui Meadows.  Officer Kibbie responded quickly to this request.

Daniel reported on a channel 55 Cross Roads show which focused on PC-21.

Daniel also recommended the MMNA Board support the South Maui Coalition in regards to improvement to infrastructure of roads and collector roads.


Treasurer’s Report:  Our current balance is $6,156.82.


Membership:  The Membership Committee recommended developing a brochure about the MMNA to give to prospective members with an application printed on the back side of the brochure.  Debra Greene will make inquires to see what it would cost to do so.


Website Report:  No action has been taken yet so there is nothing new to report.


Recycling Report:  As mentioned above, the 3 Can Plan is funded in the Mayor’s Budget for 2016.  The County Council has not yet approved the Budget.



MMNA Bylaws:  The previously discussed changes to the Maui Meadows Neighborhood Association By Laws need to be incorporated into the Bylaws and signed by Board members.  Debra Greene will do this for signatures at the next BOD meeting.


Membership Application:  The “Friends” category should be removed from the membership application.

Motion:  Eliminate the “Friends” category from our membership application.

The Motion was unanimously approved.


FAQs for Website:  Daniel Kanahele will update the list of contact numbers for County resources.



Protocol for Conducting Board Business:  If a Board member has an issue, it needs to be put on an agenda and discussed at the next Board meeting, unless it is urgent.   The Board President will determine whether it is urgent.


South Maui Transportation Study Funding Request:  The Board agreed that obtaining funding for the Transportation Study is fundamental to resolving future transportation problems in South Maui.

Motion:  The MMNA Board advocates for Don Couch and Riki Hokama to support the budget amendment to fund the South Maui Traffic Study.

The Motion was unanimously approved.  Debra Greene will contact Couch and Hokama about this.


January General Meeting:  The 2016 General Meeting will be held January 18, 2016 at Kamalii School.  Doors will open at 6 PM with meeting starting at 6:30 PM and ending at 8:30 PM.  Jim Van Blarigan will look into obtaining better signs for this meeting.




Membership Renewal Dates:  For new members, dues received from November 1 on will be applied to the following calendar year.


Next Meeting will be November 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM.


The Maui Meadows Neighborhood Association October 2015 meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.




Respectfully submitted by Jim Van Blarigan, Acting Secretary.