Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023 |
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Chairman Antone Vidinha today proposed to the Board of Supervisors a $2 million county bond issue and recommended a wide range of projects to be financed from the money.
The Chairman urged approval of the borrowing through flotation of a Kauai General Obligation bond.
A total of $533,000 was asked for Parks and Recreation, including two items of $150,000 for the county’s share of buying park land at Poipu Beach and for work on Salt Pond Golf Course.
Conspicuous by its absence was any money for purchase of park land at Hanalei, which had been proposed by the Public Works Committee in its first version of the bond plan before the election.
Next largest sum of $573,000 was asked for sewer projects covering improvements at Poipu, Wallua, Kapaa and Lihue.
$398,700 was asked for road projects, $80,500 for bridges, and $80,000 for historical sites and $30,000 for cemetaries.
PROPOSED $2,000,000.00 BOND FUND
PARKS AND RECREATION; South Pacific Pool – 40,000, Kallhikal Park – 16,500, Anahola Park – 41,500, Salt Pond Golf Course – 150,000, Waimea Elem. School Park 35,000, Wailua Golf Course – 37,000, Salt Pond Parking – 28,000, Spouting Horn – 10,000, Poipu Acquisition – 150,000 and Hanamaulu Park – 25,000.
Planning Poipu, Waimea, Eleele – 75,000, Wailua Extension – 160,000, Lihue (Phase III) – 81,800, Kapaa System – 167,000 and Wailua Expansion – 90,000.
GOVERNMENT FACILITIES: Parking Lot – 27,000. Renovate Tax Office 42,000, and Emergency Operation center (CD.) – 50,000
ROAD PROJECTS: Hanalei District – 38,000, Waimea Distrlct – 56,000, Koloa District – 40,000, Lihue District – 36,000, Kawaihau District – 203,700 and Road Development
Plans – 25,000.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & FAS ROADS: Oloheaa road – 105,000, Koloa Road – 75,000 and Kilauea Lighthouse Road 5,000.
Since funds for every committee are involved, Supervisor Gomez moved that it be submitted to the complete Board, acting as the “committee of the Whole/’ The motion was seconded by Ralph Hirota and passed unanimously.
The Chairman will be asked to “justify” someexpenditures for roads and road improvements, for which the Board felt funds were available from other sources. Bond fund monies were planned to be spent, in the majority, for projects which would advance the economy of Kauai.
Mr. Gomez and Supervisor Clinton Shiraishi said they were disappointed that more funds were not set aside for Island-wide sewer projects.
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