Public Meetings

Kaua’i Planning Commission

Public Hearings

July 9, 1:30 p.m., Lihue Civic Center

– Request from Kauai Backcountry Adventures for a use permit, a special permit and a Class IV permit allowing commercial, outdoor recreational activities and tours on former cane lands mauka of Lihu’e, Puhi and Hanama’ulu.

– Request for a variance permit from EWM Kauai, LLC. on the limitation on the subdivision of parcels within an agricultural district and a Class IV permit for an agricultural subdivision of its property in Hanama’ulu.

Kaua’i County Council Meeting

July 11, 1 p.m., Historic County Building

– Requests from Gary Hooser for council approval of a resolution proposing a charter amendment to change the 20 percent petition signature requirement for initiatives and referendum to 15 percent. Resolution request up for approval.

– Request from council chairman Ron Kouchi and Hooser asking the council to propose a charter amendment to establish a public access, open space and natural resources preservation fund.

– Request from Kouchi for a resolution supporting a request to the Navy to retain Capt. Donald H. Wilson, U.S.N.R. on active duty as the commanding officer of the Pacific Missile Range Facility. Resolution up for approval.

Kaua’i County Council

Public Hearings

July 11, 2 p.m., Historic County Building

– Resolution proposing charter amendment to authorize creation of an electric power authority through an ordinance. The proposal is related to the pending sale of Kauai Electric. If resolution is adopted, proposal will be put on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot for vote.

– Bill related to vendors at Spouting Horn in Po’ipu. Proposal calls for extending the term for awarding retail vending concessions from June 30, 2002 to June 30, 2007.

– Bill for ordinance to amend a section of the Kaua’i County code relating to home exemptions. Proposal calls for increasing exemptions for homeowners in the homestead class from $40,000 to $55,000.

Bill also calls for a three-year review by the director of finance of exemptions based on statistical data, including changes in the Consumer Price Index.

– Bill proposing use of $10,000 from unappropriated surplus in the county’s general fund for helicopter rentals for aerial inspections of grading violations island properties.

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