The Shadow’s corner for Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Old-timers may still remember the introduction from The Shadow radio program: “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” followed by an ominous laugh.

The classic pulp hero from the 1930s has returned. Self-described Kaua‘i “public safety coordinator” Jerome Freitas, better known as The Shadow, meets at least once a month with county officials.

The Garden Island will be routinely publishing a list of issues The Shadow has brought to the attention of the county administration and officials’ responses.

Lihu‘e District

• Peter Rayno Park

The Shadow: Permanent repairs of damaged fence along Kuhio Highway.

County: Temporary repairs are done.

• Hanama‘ulu Beach Park

The Shadow: Replacement of playground equipment.

County: We are currently in the process of procurement of replacement and new playground equipment throughout the island. We anticipate installation of playground equipment island wide, including Hanama‘ulu Beach Park April-May 2011.

• Isenberg Park

The Shadow: Installation of playground equipment.

County: We are currently in the process of procurement of replacement and new playground equipment throughout the island. We anticipate installation of playground equipment island wide, including Hanama‘ulu Beach Park in April-May 2011.

Kapa‘a District

• Kapahi Park

The Shadow: Install/Construct ADA parking stall, signage, and accessible route.

County: We are requesting the assistance of DPW to construct the ADA parking stall and placement of appropriate signage.

North District

• Anini Beach Park

The Shadow: Tree trimming/Cutting & Removal of existing tree stumps.

County: We have requested assistance from the Department of Public Works (DPW) to utilize their bucket truck to trim the trees at Anini Beach Park. However, DPW’s bucket truck is currently under repair. We anticipate DPW assistance in trimming the trees at Anini Beach Park by April 2011.

• Jerome “The Shadow” Freitas is recruiting silhouettes. He can be reached at 635-3528.

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