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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, September 25, 2001

O'ahu briefs

Advertiser Staff


Hawai'i Kai board to meet

The Board of Water Supply will talk about its new water main project on Hawai'i Kai Drive at the monthly Hawai'i Kai Neighborhood Board at 7 tonight at the Haha'ione Elementary School cafeteria.

A representative from the Honolulu Marathon will also update the community on the annual event that goes through Hawai'i Kai.

Before the regular meeting, the board's Park and Recreation Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the school cafeteria to talk about the skate parks, the Koko Head District Park environmental study and the proposed completion date of the Hanauma Bay education center.

For more information call 527-5578.

Wai'alae board to fill slots

The Wai'alae Kahala Neighborhood Board will fill three vacancies on the nine-member board. The vacancies are in the Wai'alae Nui area, K?hala and Black Point/East Diamond Head.

The board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1350 Hunakai St. Also on the agenda is an update on Waialae Golf Course's plan for a 60-foot-high driving range net and access road.

Residents interested in filling the vacancies must be at least 18 years of age and live in one of the three areas. For more information call 527-5578.

Kaiser High work planned

One of Kaiser High School's buildings will receive new laboratory tables, cabinets, flooring, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and asbestos abatement, according to a construction bid notice.

The work is expected to cost up to $250,000. The state must receive bids from qualified contractors by Oct. 18.


Wildlife refuge tours offered

Free group tours of the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge located on O'ahu's North Shore will begin Thursday, taking visitors to see the wetland home of four endangered water birds as well as migratory waterfowl and shorebirds.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is providing the freshwater refuge for the birds and tour guides. Reservations are required for the 90-minute tours, which will continue every Thursday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. through mid-February except for holidays.

For information, call 637-6330.

Kaiaka park improvement

The city will discuss finalizing plans to improve Kaiaka Beach Park at a meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park's Kalili Surf Center.

Kaiaka Park is under-used and the community is requesting play equipment, a tot lot, playing fields, courts, picnic tables and benches, said Councilwoman Rene Mansho. Residents are also seeking improved landscaping for the helicopter landing site for the Military Assistance for Safety and Traffic.

Public input will help expedite the city's efforts to start the necessary improvements, Mansho said.


Board to hear presentation

The Pearl City Hongwanji Mission will give a presentation on its plans for an adult day-care center and conditional use permit application at the Pearl City Neighborhood Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The board will also hear an update from the Hoomalimali Street Neighborhood Crime Watch group on their efforts to fight crime in the area.

The meeting will be at the Pearl City Library auditorium, 1138 Waimano Home Road.