Letters for May 21, 2016

Mahalo for Puhi Park, community support • B&B owners a credit to Kauai

Mahalo for Puhi Park, community support

For the past three years, the Ohana Motors Rebels senior softball team has practiced at Puhi Park. The team would like to extend a personal mahalo to the fine families and people of Puhi for sharing their community facility with us.

It has been our pleasure and with a sense of pride to add to the park conditions. While we have provided several thousand dollars worth of materials and labor, the park enhancement would not be possible without the significant support and tireless efforts of our Kauai County Council Chair Mel Rapozo and Vice-Chair Ross Kagawa.

Kagawa also serves as the chairman for the Parks & Recreation council committee. Their dedicated encouragement and assistance have fostered a park rejuvenation.

With our council leadership’s guidance the park has undergone tremendous improvements to the baseball field and adjacent areas.

The park is well cared for and now hosts daily activity. All of the basketball courts are in use, the tennis courts are at capacity, and the playground equipment is overwhelmed with keiki out for fun and exercise. With the council chair’s urging the police have stepped up their visits to the area and insure a safe environment for everyone.

The facilities have been repaired and are in good working order. But more importantly there is a secure place for kids of all ages (including our kupuna) to gather, exercise and enjoy their time. This park is beautiful and well cared for and it has taken a team effort.

The Rebels want to acknowledge and thank both Mel and Ross for their unwavering support for our endeavors to provide improvements and create a wonderful park experience for all to embrace. And we’d like to thank the wonderful people of Puhi for generously sharing their park and facility with a bunch of old softball players. We look forward to a continued contribution to make the Puhi Park a showcase for a community and neighborhood playground.

Ohana Motors Rebels Senior Softball Team

J. Robertson

Lihue

B&B owners a credit to Kauai

Dear Kauai council members:

Regarding Bill 2619, we were very disappointed that the amendment presented by JoAnn Yukimura was voted down. We are close neighbors to Lorna and John Hoff, and have watched the visitors who have stayed there enjoying the neighborhood, and the great ambiance created by Lorna and John.

They have many repeat visitors, some booking many months in advance. Having to shut down in only 14 days was a hardship for both the Hoffs and their clients. We think facilities like this advance the quality of life visitors are looking for on Kauai.

The island is known for its rural atmosphere and visitors enjoy being a part of that, instead of staying in a hotel or resort.

We hope you will reconsider this vote.

Glenn and Jane Goldsmith

Lawai

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