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Notice #: 0001329822-01
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AGENDA WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION COUNTY OF HAWAII NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following matters to be considered by the Windward Planning Commission of the County of Hawaii in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 91 and 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 6-7.5(a) of the Charter of the County of Hawaii, and the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. Based on the Governor’s Nineteenth Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Emergency dated April 9, 2021, this meeting will be online until further notice. This is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to maintain physical distancing. DATE: Thursday, July 1, 2021 TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: This meeting will be held by interactive video conference via Zoom. The public may provide oral testimony at the meeting by joining online or calling into the Zoom meeting. To register for access to the Zoom meeting please contact Melissa Dacayanan-Salvador at or 808-961-8156 no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The public may observe the meeting by viewing a live stream on YouTube at: d6TAkEGA?view_as=subscriber The public may provide written testimony via email at or submitted at the Hilo or Kona Planning Departments up to two business days prior to the hearing by 4:30 p.m. The Planning Director’s background report (including application) and recommendation report for each agenda item will be available for review at prior to the meeting. This information can also be requested by sending an email to Melissa Dacayanan-Salvador at In the case of technical difficulties with the virtual meeting, a recording of the meeting will be posted at no later than 24 hours after the conclusion of the meeting. CALL TO ORDER APPROVAL OF MINUTES STATEMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS NEW BUSINESS 1. APPLICANT: CONNECTIONS NEW CENTURY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL/ COMMUNITY BASED EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES (CBESS) (SPP 12-000138) DISCUSSION ONLY: Executive Session to consult the Commission’s attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Commission’s powers, duties, privileges, immunities and liabilities concerning Intermediate Court of Appeals’ January 31, 2020 Memorandum Opinion vacating the County of Hawaii Windward Planning Commission’s May 12, 2014 Decision and Order, which denied Special Permit SPP No. 12-000138, and remanding the Special Permit SPP No. 12-000138 back to the Windward Planning Commission for further proceedings consistent with its Memorandum Opinion. The subject Special Permit sought to develop a K to 12 charter school campus with dorm facilities and related uses on approximately 70 acres of land situated in the State Land Use Agricultural District. The property is located on both the southwest and northeast sides of Edita Street near its intersection with Kaumana Drive and adjoining the Pacific Plantation Subdivision in Kaumana, South Hilo, Hawaii, TMK: 2-5-006:141. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 2. APPLICANT: KIRPAL MEDITATION AND ECOLOGICAL CENTER, LLC (SPP 20-000220) Application for a Special Permit to legitimize the operation of a meditation and ecological center and retreat on 10 acres of land situated within the State Land Use Agricultural District. The subject property is located at 13-260 Pohoiki Road, approximately 0.5 miles west, or mauka, of the intersection with Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road, Pohoiki, Puna, Hawaii, TMK: (3) 1-3-008:005. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 1. Discussion of recent Special Management Area (SMA) determinations, minor permits and enforcement action issued by the Planning Director. ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. The Windward Planning Commission’s next monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 5, 2021 by interactive video conference via Zoom. ADJOURNMENT Board Packet: Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-7.5, the board packet provided to members of this board for this meeting is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Hilo office of the Planning Department, Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawaii and at the Kona office of the Planning Department, West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building E, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service, other reasonable modification, or language interpretation to access this meeting, please contact the Planning Department at 961 8288 as soon as possible, but no later than five working days prior to the meeting date, to arrange for accommodations. “Other reasonable modification” refers to communication methods or devices for people with disabilities who are mentally and/or physically challenged. Hawaii County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION John Replogle, Chair (HTH/WHT1329822 6/10/21)