NOTICE OF PUBLICATION AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of Kaua’i will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 8:30 a.m., or soon thereafter, at the Council Chambers, 4396 Rice Street, Room 201, Historic County Building, Lihu’e, on the following:
Bill No. 2860
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 8, KAUA’I COUNTY
CODE 1987, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO GUEST HOUSE (Kaua’i County Council, Applicant)
This Bill proposes to amend Chapter 8, Kaua’i County Code 1987, as amended, by amending the definition of “Guest House” in Section 8-1.5 of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO), increasing the maximum floor area of a Guest House from five hundred (500) square feet to eight hundred (800) square feet. The Bill also proposes to add new language to Section 8-4.5(a)(5) of the CZO requiring one (1) off-street parking space per Guest House in addition to the required off-street parking for the primary dwelling unit.
Bill No. 2877
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 8
(COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE), CHAPTER 12 (BUILDING CODE), AND CHAPTER 13 (ELECTRICAL CODE), KAUA’I COUNTY CODE 1987,
AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARKING
This Bill proposes to amend Kaua’i County Code 1987, as amended, Chapter 8 (Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance) (CZO), Chapter 12 (Building Code), and Chapter 13 (Electrical Code), to establish electric vehicle charging system (EVCS) and other EV-related requirements in the CZO, with establishment of penalties for failure to comply and corresponding changes to the Building Code and Electrical Code. The EVCS installation and maintenance requirements are based on Hawai’i Revised Statutes (HRS) Section 291-71, which states in part: “Places of public accommodation with at least one hundred parking spaces available for use by the general public shall have at least one parking space equipped with an electric vehicle charging system located anywhere in the parking structure or lot” and HRS Section 291-73, which states: “Each county may adopt ordinances to enforce the requirements of section 291-71, including the establishment of penalties for failure to comply with the requirements of that section or maintain electric vehicle charging systems in working order.” Additionally, the “EV-ready” provisions of Bill No. 2877 require that applicable sites install certain infrastructure at the time of new parking lot construction, which the property owner could later use for EVCS installation. The Bill would apply to zoning permit applicants for parking at properties as follows: (1) Industrial District, (2) Commercial District,
(3) Resort District, (4) Agriculture District, for operations with fifty (50) or more employees, and (5) Multi-family (“Dwelling, Multiple Family”) residential sites with three (3) or more units. The Bill would apply to these sites for: (1) new construction, and (2) modifications to increase the size of any existing or new structure on the property by 2,000 square feet or more, provided that only
EVCS-installed requirements shall apply to modifications, not EV-ready requirements. For 1-99 parking spaces: (1) EVCS-installed spaces would be not mandatory but encouraged, and (2) the minimum number of EV-ready spaces would be 15% of the total number of parking spaces, with a minimum of one (1) parking space and all fractions rounded up, minus the number of any EVCS spaces voluntarily installed to the standards prescribed by the Bill. For 100 or more parking spaces: (1) the minimum number of EVCS-installed parking spaces would be 5% of the total number of parking spaces, with all fractions rounded up, and (2) the minimum number of EV-ready parking spaces would be 15% of the total number of parking spaces, with all fractions rounded up, minus the number of EVCS-installed spaces.
All interested persons who wish to present their comments may do so at the public hearing. Written testimony prior to the hearing would be appreciated. Written testimony can be submitted to the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division by mail, facsimile, or via E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of these Bills are available at the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division.
(The Council Committee or Council may amend these Bills at their subsequent meetings. Meeting notices are posted at least six (6) days in advance at the County Clerk’s Office and the public may also testify at any of these meetings.)
CERTIFICATE OF THE COUNTY CLERK
I hereby certify that the foregoing Bill No. 2860 and Bill No. 2877 were passed on first reading and ordered to print by the Council of the County of Kaua’i at its meeting held on September 7, 2022, by the following vote:
AYES: Carvalho, Chock, Cowden, DeCosta, Evslin, Kuali’i,
Kaneshiro TOTAL – 7,
NOES: None TOTAL – 0,
EXCUSED & NOT VOTING: None TOTAL – 0,
RECUSED & NOT VOTING: None TOTAL – 0.
Lihu’e, Hawai’i /s/ Jade K. Fountain-Tanigawa
September 8, 2022 County Clerk, County of Kaua’i
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