Salt Pond under fire

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

    John Kaneholani, left, and Kane Turalde take advantage of the last bit of daylight to harvest top salt ahead of rains near Salt Pond Beach Park in 2017.

  • Jessica Else / The Garden Island file

    Maverick Helicopters pilot Adam Chase briefs passengers on safety and procedures before a helicopter tour of Kauai out of Port Allen Airport last year.

HANAPEPE — The county Planning Commission will hold a hearing June 25 that will begin the process of whether or not to grant Smoky Mountain Helicopters Inc. a class IV zoning permit, which would allow them the ability to make modifications to an existing helicopter tour facility at Port Allen Airport.