Letters for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

• End the waste, elect people who care • Thank you from the Yacht Club • Cowden’s understanding of taxes impressive • Don’t do pay-as-you-throw fee

End the waste, elect people who care

Imagine the shocking fact that state law prevails over county ordinance. That is what a federal judge ruled on our glorious pesticide bill.

Your tax dollars, a couple of hundred thousand of them, have been used to establish that county law transcends state law.

Aren’t you, the taxpayer of these monies, getting tired of watching your money go down the sewer? Aren’t you tired as well of seeing the same politicians forget that they were elected to serve the people and not themselves?

Voters should look carefully when they vote in November. It is time to rid the council of those who serve themselves.

It is time for Mr. Hooser and Mr. Bynum and others to say goodbye and be replaced by people who put the interests of all the people of Kauai foremost.

Above all, vote critically. The time has come to elect councilmembers who truly care about Kauai.

Monroe Richman


Thank you from the Yacht Club

Recently the Nawiliwili Yacht Club had its annual “Kauai Channel Race” starting in Kaneohe to Nawiliwili. There were 15 boats in the race and everyone had a great time. The top winners were Class A – E Paint, Class B – Flying Tiger and Class M – Manju.

On Saturday, we had an excellent party with a wonderful dinner catered by Mark’s Place, a silent auction and a band named “Lost Pelicans Band.” What a terrific time that was!

Thank you everyone for all the help in making this party a big success!

We would like to thank all the people who helped with the silent auction and also to all the people who donated to our silent auction which were: First Hawaiian Bank-Kapaa, Paula Saylor, many items from Marty Ellis, Wilcox Hospital Gift Shop, A. Spielman and also from Bill and Sea Peterson. We also had a large amount of boat items donated by a deceased member of NYC.

We also received gift certificates from Boston Hair Design, Brennecke’s Restaurant, Duke’s Canoe Club, Holoholo Charters, Jim Saylor’s Jewelry, Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, Napa Auto Parts, Outfitters Kauai, Puakea Golf Course, Safari Helicopters and Virginia Dunas, therapist.

Thank you everyone for all your donations and hard work.

Nina Peterson

Silent auction chair

Cowden’s understanding of taxes impressive

Thanks Bruce Fehring. I would also like to hear from candidates Kaneshiro and Brun as to possible conflicts of interest. I visited several candidates at the farm fair and went away very impressed with Felicia Cowden. The property tax debacle on Kauai is of great concern to me as a property owner. I found that Felicia has an amazing grasp of this issue. I urge voters to meet her or visit her website. You will be impressed.

Marty Hoffman


Don’t do pay-as-you-throw fee

Call on a majority of councilmembers and candidates not to support pay-as-you-throw fee increases to Kauai residents.

This is an unnecessary, ill-advised, punitive fee increase when Kauai and Hawaii already have the highest cost of living in the country.

There continues to be voluntary means to get people to increase their recycling.

Punitive fees that expect less initiative of Kauaians than they are capable of is not the solution.

It has been a long pet project of one of the councilmembers to want to jack up pay fees on Kauai in thinking it would be the best solution for increasing recycling on the island. Well, it is not.

Furthermore, the low-expectation councilwoman who proposes this should be excoriated for her low regard for Kauaians to voluntarily reduce, reuse and recycle.

Brad Parsons



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