Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Makaha Ahupua`a Community Association Update

Makaha Ahupuaa Community Association Meeting Minutes

February 14, 2008
Makaha Marketplace
6:30 p.m.

Present: Mark Suiso, J. Ottinger, David Duke, Lanny Busher, Gerry Ottinger, Pat Patterson, Dana Newman (rep. for Maile Shimabukuro) Bill Hambaro

Recap of Adopt a Highway Cleanup. The next cleanup will be in conjunction with a statewide cleanup program on Saturday April 26, 2008. We will stage in the parking lot at Makaha Marketplace. Lanny will get us a sign. Bill H. will pick up supplies. Mark can get us a table and maybe some shade.

A representative of the newly formed Makaha Hawaiian Civic Club came to talk about problems and plans for Lahilahi Beach Park . The bathroom has been a scene of many undesirable activities and since the general public seldom uses it, the consensus is that it should be removed and the nearby tree trimmed. This is a highly visible area and as the entrance to Makaha, it should be a showcase area, not an eyesore. Plans for a sign saying “now entering Makaha Valley ” were also discussed.

Open discussion on ongoing issues with traffic, parks/homeless situation, crime and other community concerns. April 11th Keiki Springfest in Nanakuli was mentioned as a good place for local groups to network. Makua Valley access and ongoing discussions with the Army were discussed. Ongoing efforts to cleanup junked cars, substandard areas of the neighborhood on Orange St. and Hanalei were mentioned. A concern over littered state park areas in Makua and the lack of trash cans was made to Dana Newman who said he would followup with inquiries.

A letter urging establishment of a Makaha Boy & Girl’s Club was submitted for review and will be sent to our state representatives.

For more information, contact: makahaahupuaa@yahoo.com

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