County Council meets today

LIHUE — The Kauai County Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting today. Here’s what’s on the agenda.

Waste Management Hawaii is withdrawing from its agreement with the county to operate the Kekaha Landfill, effective Dec. 1, and Managing Director Michael Dahilig will brief the council on the Department of Public Works’ plans to ensure uninterrupted service and get input concerning long-term landfill operations.

Public hearings will be held on three legislative proposals:

• Resolution 2019-53 — Proposes amendments to the the county charter requiring the chief of police have at least 15 years of training (up from five), with three of those years at a rank of lieutenant or higher, and a bachelor’s degree in some kind of administrative field.

• Bill 2760 — Reallocates $625,000 in the Public Works budget for funds to maintain the Waimea River mouth and prevent flooding of homes near the levy.

• Bill 2761 — Amends zoning ordinances related to “tiny houses,” or residential structures of 500 square feet or less.

The council will also consider the following mayoral appointments to county boards and commissions:

• Board of Ethics — Susan Burriss

• Board of Review — Craig De Costa and Chris White

• Charter Review Commission — Charles Stack and Jan Tenbruggencate

• Civil Service Commission — Vonnell Ramos

• Fire Commission — Michael Martinez and Chad Pacheco

• Liquor Control Commission — Maryanne Kusaka

• Police Commission — Gerald Bahouth and Roy Rorita

• Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation — Shaylyn Kimura and Herman Texeira.

With the exception of Stack, all are second-term appointees.

The meeting is set for 8:30 a.m. at the Historic Country Building.

  1. law November 20, 2019 10:23 am Reply

    Are they going to ask for Brun’s resignation?

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