Letters for Oct. 1, 2015

• Disconnection warning doesn’t seem respectful • Appreciate efforts on solar projects • Development should benefit all

Disconnection warning doesn’t seem respectful

The example of the final notice sent to the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative members it serves states disconnection if $101.73 is not paid within six days of billing date.

Anyone else find that offensive? Cutting people of sometimes life-sustaining electric power within basically three days of receiving notification?

For some who travel, are sick, or have other timing, bookkeeping or financial issues, this is severe and discourteous. Granted the balance due is a carryover from the previous month, so theoutstanding debit is 45 days old at disconnection time. One would hope a cooperative would be more lenient and graceful to its members.

Rudy Bosma, Lihue

Appreciate efforts on solar projects

Mahalo to Wayne Ayudan, Dennis Eguchi, Patrick Pereira and Garrett Agena for your great support in organizing Solarize Kekaha. For the past two years, these four men, along with their secretary, Shantelle Duartee, have been organizing this program for Kekaha residents to receive residential solar systems from grant funds our town received a few years ago. They have committed their time, energy and I’m sure some of their own expense and their families time with helping our Kekaha community with this awesome project. Almost 200 homes have benefited from this project.

Also, special thanks to Jeremy Menschel, a consultant with Islandwide Solar. His company has offered to give back to our community. With every home that went with Islandwide Solar, this company gave back $1,000 to the grant. So, after completing five homes, another home was granted a system. A great job. Well done by all of you.

Pamela Courtney, Kekaha

Development should benefit all

I notice a lot of development in Lihue town and I think that’s great. Nothing I want more than to see this place thrive. It’s time for it. One problem remains, and as a resident, I do not believeit’s fair. Like my probation officer says to me, “You don’t have to forget where you came from but you never have to go back.”

For me, yeah, for others (the forgotten) that’s not true. Don’t let things blind you from your brothers and sisters who keep you afloat. To me, it sounds and looks like they’re left behind. Me, Irecognize this and it breaks my heart.

Please find a way for development that benefits everyone. Remember, we are only as strong as our weakest link.

Edie Barsch, Lihue


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