HAWAI’I COUNTY COUNCIL
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Date: August 15, 2023
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Kona Council Chambers, West Hawai’i Civic Center,
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building A, Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i
Pursuant to Section 92-41, Hawai’i Revised Statues, and Sections 12-10 and 12-27 of the Hawai’i County Code, notice is hereby given that the Hawai’i County Council will hold a public hearing on the establishment of a Water System Improvement District for Iki Place, Kohanaiki Homesteads, as proposed by Resolution No. 164-23.
Be it noted that this is a combined hearing as permitted under Section 12-28 of the Hawai’i County Code, and will address both: 1) proposed improvements; and 2) the preliminary assessment roll of the Water System Improvement District.
Resolution No. 164-23:
Proposes to establish a Water System Improvement District (the “Improvement District”), for Iki Place, Kohanaiki Homesteads, located in Kohanaiki, North Kona, Hawai’i. Proposed improvements would include:
1) The design, construction, and installation of a new water system conforming to current Department of Water Supply standards; and
2) The installation of fire hydrants for greater public safety and homeowner security, and providing residents with a reliable water supply and regular water pressure; and
3) Removal of all existing meters and laterals within the Improvement District, and the installation of meters for each currently existing assessment unit within the Improvement District. An “assessment unit”, for purposes of this Improvement District, is defined as property bearing a unique tax map key number.
Funds for the Improvement District would be derived from a combination of a USDA Rural Utilities Service grant, and assessments paid by the owners of each assessment unit.
The approximate cost per assessment unit would equal the net cost of the proposed project (approximately $275,000), divided by the number of assessment units within the Improvement District (18 units). It is proposed that assessments would be paid yearly or monthly over a minimum of five years.
All interested persons are invited to attend and will be afforded the opportunity to be heard. Persons who require special accommodations should call (808) 961-8255 by August 14, 2023. Every effort will be made to obtain the required accommodation, though the County cannot guarantee that the requested accommodation can be provided.
To provide Oral Testimony via Zoom, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 961-8255 to register and receive login information. Written testimony may be submitted via: (1) email to email@example.com; or (2) mail to the Office of the County Clerk, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, Hawai’i 96720. Upon timely request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.
Availability of Documents
Copies of Resolution No. 164-23, which includes all associated reports and data, are available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the County Clerk, 25 Aupuni Street, Room 1402, Hilo and at the Kona Council District Offices, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building A, Kailua-Kona. Resolution No. 164-23, may also be viewed via the County’s website at https://records.hawaiicounty.gov/weblink/0/doc/1056516/Page1.aspx
Please call (808) 961-8532 for any inquiries regarding this public hearing.
BY AUTHORITY OF THE HAWAI’I COUNTY COUNCIL