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Notice #: 0001367810-01
Public Hearings

WATER BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAI’I NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Water Board of the County of Hawai’i will hold a public hearing on April 26, 2022, at 9:45 a.m., pursuant to Sections 8-2(c) and 10-4 of the Hawai’i County Charter, for the purpose of considering and adopting the proposed Amended Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Project Budget (CIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. Pursuant to Act 220, Session Laws of Hawai’i 2021, which amended the Sunshine Law to allow meetings to be remotely conducted online, effective January 1, 2022, Department of Water Supply, Water Board, meetings will be held online, and the location listed below is open to the public to attend in person and provide testimony. The Water Board Public Hearing can be viewed live online at or at the location listed below: DATE: April 26, 2022 TIME: 9:45 a.m. LOCATION: Puna Conference Room, Hawai’i County Building 25 Aupuni Street, Suite 1501 Hilo, Hawai’i INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE TECHNOLOGY (ICT): Water Board Members and Department of Water Supply staff will participate in this meeting via the Zoom interactive video conference platform. If lost communication exceeds 30 minutes, the public hearing will be adjourned and rescheduled. Members of the public may also provide remote oral testimony by registering with the Department of Water Supply to participate via Zoom (email or by telephone (808) 961-7227. Anyone wishing to provide written testimony may also do so by email to, facsimile to (808) 961-8657, or by mail to the Department of Water Supply at 345 Kekuanao’a Street, Hilo, HI 96720. Written testimony should be submitted no later than 12 noon, Monday, April 25, 2022, to be acknowledged at the public hearing. All written testimony, regardless of time of receipt, will be part of the permanent record. The summary of the proposed Amended Operating Budget is as follows: Receipts: Water Service $20,851,450 Power Charges 23,000,000 Standby Charges 16,304,603 Energy C.I.P. Charges 470,000 Interest Income 42,800 Miscellaneous Income 800,000 Rental Income 243,000 TOTAL RECEIPTS $61,711,853 Expenditures: Purchased Power $23,000,000 Personnel Services 21,609,043 Materials, Supplies, & Services 9,348,181 Debt Service 6,754,629 C.I.P. Reserve 1,000,000 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $61,711,853 The summary of the proposed 5-year Capital Improvement Projects Budget is as follows: Fiscal Year: 2023 $39,350,000 2024 26,350,000 2025 61,200,000 2026 22,000,000 2027 27,500,000 TOTAL 5-YEAR C.I.P. BUDGET $176,400,000 If accommodation or auxiliary aid and/or services (i.e., sign language, interpreter, large print) to participate in the hearing is required, please call (808) 961-8050. Dated at Hilo, Hawai’i, this 5th day of April, 2022. WATER BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAI’I By: David De Luz, Jr. Its Chairperson The Department of Water Supply is an Equal Opportunity provider and employer. Posted on the Internet at: (HTH1367810 4/12/22)