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Posted on: Sunday, January 28, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


Roadwork to be explained

State transportation officials will talk about Kalanianaole Highway repairs that will begin in February, and the developer proposing to build homes on the Peninsula property on Lunalilo Home Road will talk about making changes to roadways at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hahaione Elementary School cafeteria.

The presentations are part of the monthly meeting of the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board.

The board also will determine whether to request the Hawaii-American Water Co. to bill customers based on water usage, instead of a flat rate.

The meetings are aired at 9 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month on Olelo Channel 54.


Group seeking volunteers

The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii is seeking volunteers to help erect a fence in Ekahanui gulch at the Honouliuli Preserve on Tuesday.

Volunteer coordinator Nat Pak said the work will be difficult and in rough terrain, and only strong, experienced people will be asked to participate.

Work will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The group also seeks applicants to enroll in its Hike Leader Training Program. Hike leaders share the history, stories and personal insights about trails in the preserve to people on group hikes.

Honouliuli Preserve is located in the Waianae mountain range. Monthly interpretive hikes are offered on the Palikea Ridge Trail and the Honouliuli Contour Trail.

The Palikea Ridge Trail offers views of the Waianae Coast and Ewa plain as hikers travel through various native plant communities. The Contour Trail meanders through pockets of remnant native forest and old forestry plantations. The trail has views overlooking Central Oahu and Pearl Harbor.

For more information on the work trip or the hike leader program, call 677-1674.

Ewa reservoir gets approval

The Board of Water Supply is moving forward with plans for its 6 million gallon water storage reservoir in Ewa after filing a Finding of No Significant Impacts to its Final Environmental Assessment last week with the state Office of Environmental Quality Control.

The $17.5 million reservoir will be located on Campbell Estate property north of the H-1 freeway between Makakilo and Village Park.

The project will increase the storage capacity of the water system serving the Ewa-Waipahu areas.

A design consultant has already been selected and, once that work is completed, construction on the project will go out to bid.

Construction is expected to begin in 2002 and be completed in two years.

Redistricting to be discussed

Hazel Sumile, Leeward District superintendent for the state Department of Education, will discuss her plan to redistrict students from Mauka Lani and Makakilo elementary schools to Barbers Point Elementary at the next Kapolei Rotary Club meeting, 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Kapolei High School faculty/staff lounge.

Sumile held public meetings in November and December to hear residents concerns about redistricting and said she would announce a plan by Jan. 31.

The redistricting is expected to go into effect this fall.

The meeting costs $7 and includes a buffet breakfast.

For more information, call Keola Lloyd at 674-3167.

Kapolei to hold Family Fun Run

The Rotary Club of Kapolei is holding its sixth annual Kapolei Family Fun Run Feb. 19 to benefit schools in the Kapolei area.

The club seeks support and contributions from businesses for the event, which last year raised $14,000 for educational programs and provided scholarship money for two high school seniors.

Entry fees for participants for the 1.8-mile run around Kapolei Regional Park are $10 for children 12 and under, $12 after Feb. 1, and $12 for adults, $14 after Feb. 1.

For more information, call Joe Hernandez at 668-2985, ext. 22, or Keola Lloyd at 674-3167.


Group offers Waimanalo tour

Explore Waimanalo Day is scheduled at the Waimanalo Public and School Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 3.

Sponsored by the Friends of Waimanalo Library, the day’s events will include tours of the library’s "secret services," storytelling, games, refreshments, a visit by Lani Moo (Meadow Gold’s ambassador of good health), prizes and entertainment.

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