Kapa’a sports fields will light up

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

chair.

“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 dwilken@pulitzer.net

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