Kaua‘i public agenda

Kaua‘i County Charter Commission meeting

Monday, 4:30 p.m.

Lihu‘e Civic Center

• Information on the Kaua‘i County Offices of Community Assistance; testimony on a county-manager form of government; presentation by special counsel Curtis Shiramizu regarding total-expenditure-limitation laws; transition to a county manager form of county government; real-property taxation in other counties; financial information of the county from the county’s finance director; report from the county’s parks administrator; budgetary needs of the commission for fiscal year 2006-07; and efforts to publicize the efforts of the commission.

Kaua‘i County Board of Ethics meeting

Tuesday, 9 a.m.

4398 Pua Loke St., Lihu‘e

• Deliberation and action by board members regarding recommendation of a hearing officer on a matter tied to the board members’ power.

Kaua‘i County Council Meeting

Wednesday, 9 a.m.

Historic County Building

• Reducing speed limit from 25 mph to 20 mph on a portion of Weke Road in Hanalei, and establishing a three-way stop at the intersection of Aku Road and Weke Road;

• Request by Kaua‘i Fire Department Chief Robert “Bob” Westerman to apply for and spend a 50-percent, matching-funds, Volunteer Fire Assistance Program grant of $50,000, to buy wildland fire equipment and cover the cost of training. County funds for a new engine for the Koloa fire station will be used as the matching amount for the grant funds;

• Request from the building division chief of the Kaua‘i County Department of Public Works to apply for and expend federal funds for the Lydgate Park-Kapa‘a bike and pedestrian path Wailua River cane haul bridge design. Eighty percent of the cost for the design, $718,600, will be covered by federal funds, and the remaining 20 percent, the county’s portion, will be covered by the contribution of land in Kealia by a private landowner;

• Request from county leaders to use $1 million in bond funds for the repair of the county’s neighborhood centers;

• Request from county leaders to spend up to $200,000 and more for civil cases brought against the county. Two of the cases involve lawsuits Kaua‘i Police Department Chief K.C. Lum and KPD Assistant Chief Clayton Arinaga have brought against the county;

• Presentation on the critical need for new foster parents on Kaua‘i.

Kaua‘i Workforce Investment Board meeting

Thursday, noon to 2 p.m.

Lihu‘e Civic Center

• Employer/industry update; healthcare industry tour; workforce development matters; and presentation on new technology for staff, employers and job-seekers.

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