LIHU’E — The Kaua’i County Council has approved a request to use $525,000 in
Community Development Block Grant funds to light the darkness at a Kapa’a
football and soccer field.
County Housing Director Kenneth Rainforth
explained to the council Wednesday that the funds couldn’t be used until the
Disaster Home Program was finished. Since that recently occurred, the money is
available, he said.
The field to be lighted is not the baseball/softball
fields near the ocean, but the field in Kapa’a’s interior.
The money would
be strictly for lights, which brought Councilman Billy K. Swain out of his
“If we’re going to light the field, we need the field in good enough
shape to be played on,” Swain said, requesting that more funding for the field
itself be discussed at a later meeting.
Other council members concurred,
and Rainforth’s request was approved.
In other business, the council
approved a request from Matilda Yoshioka, director of the Office of Community
Assistance, to apply for and spend a $150,400 Federal Traffic Administration
grant for the county’s bus system.
Staff writer Dennis Wilken can be
reached at 245-3681 and email@example.com