Da Shadow: Roads, solid waste fees

w Editor’s note: Old-timers might still 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 better known as Da Shadow, since 2004 has been meeting with government representatives about problems he has discovered or that have been reported to him, and reporting the county’s responses.


It is very difficult to see the road striping on Rice Street. Is it possible to re-stripe Rice Street as a safety measure for motorists, prior to the implementation of TIGER grant improvements?

Yes, the Public Works Roads Division has plans to restripe portions of Rice Street before the end of this year.


When is Kawaihau Road scheduled to be paved?

The current timeline anticipates that the repaving of Kawaihau Road will occur in the latter part of 2019.


How much does the Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, collect in total for tipping fees and residential collection?

In Fiscal Year 2017, the county collected roughly $5.1 million in Landfill Tipping Fees, and roughly $3.5 million in Residential Refuse Collection Applications (RRCA).


Jerome Freitas can be reached at theshadow96751@gmail.com or 635-3528. Visit his website at http://theshadow96746.tripod.com.


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