w Editor’s note: Old-timers might remember the introduction from The Shadow radio program: “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” Jerome Freitas, a retired state Department of Transportation worker who is now known as Da Shadow, since 2004 has been meeting with government representatives about problems.
There are often dogs running loose throughout Puhi Park (near Nani Street and Kaneka Street). Please consider installing a “no dogs in park” sign. There also is an area near the baseball field where the parking lot asphalt has been uprooted. Are there plans to repair this?
DOPR will have staff look into the uprooted asphalt and pursue appropriate repair. Yes, we will have “no dogs” signs installed at this park.
There are old goals/posts on the ground at Lydgate Park soccer field. Can they be removed?
We will investigate and remove any goal posts lying on the ground.
Is the Kapaa hockey park closed or open? Can the county remove the trash that is all over there?
The hockey rink is managed by the Kauai Inline Hockey Association, per an agreement with the county. KIHA manages the schedule for use of the facility as well as the basic upkeep of the area. We will notify the group about the litter concern.
Weeds are growing in drainage outside the front of the county building property tax offices. There are also some joints that need to be resealed there.
County crews recently completed this work.
What is the fine for letting your dog run off leash in areas where the county allows dogs?
As taken from the County Code 19-1.4: “It shall be unlawful not to comply with any provision of this section. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 for the first offense. For the second violation of like offense, the punishment shall be a fine of not less than $200. For all violations in excess of two of like offense, the punishment shall be a fine of not less than $300 and not more than $500. In addition, the county shall have the right to avail itself of any civil remedy appropriate under the circumstances.” The full language of the section of this code can be found by visiting www.kauai.gov/Council/Ordinances.
••• Jerome Freitas can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 635-3528. Visit his website at http://theshadow96746.tripod.com.