Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Notice #: 0001307956-01
Public Notices

AGENDA WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION COUNTY OF HAWAII NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following matters to be considered by the Windward Planning Commission of the County of Hawaii in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 91 and 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 6-7.5(a) of the Charter of the County of Hawaii, and the Planning Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. Based on the Governor’s Sixteenth Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Emergency dated November 23, 2020, this meeting will be online until further notice. This is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to maintain physical distancing. DATE: Thursday, January 7, 2021 TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: This meeting will be held by interactive video conference through WebEx. The public may provide oral testimony at the meeting by joining online or calling into the WebEx meeting. To register for access to the WebEx meeting please contact Rachelle Ley at Rachelle.Ley@hawaiicounty.gov or 808-961-8125 no later 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The public may observe the meeting by viewing a live stream on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAFoRMb3rfWLQMPd 6TAkEGA?view_as=subscriber The public may provide written testimony via email at planning@hawaiicounty.gov or submitted at the Hilo or Kona Planning Departments no later 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The Planning Director’s background report (including application) and recommendation report for each agenda item will be available for review at www.planning.hawaiicounty.gov prior to the meeting. This information can also be requested by sending an email to Melissa Dacayanan at Melissa.Dacayanan@hawaiicounty.gov. In the case of technical difficulties with the virtual meeting, the recording of the meeting will be posted at www.planning.hawaiicounty.gov no later than 24 hours after the conclusion of the meeting. NEW BUSINESS 9:00 a.m. 1. APPLICANT: COUNTY OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION (SMA 20-000077) Application for a Special Management Use Permit to conduct facilities upgrades and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements at Kolekole Gulch Park on 5.5 acres of land situated within the Special Management Area. The subject property is located at the Kolekole Gulch Park, makai of Old Mamalahoa Highway and underneath and mauka of Hawaii Belt Road, Kuhua, South Hilo, Hawaii, TMK: (3) 2-8-015:015. 2. APPLICANT: KIRPAL MEDITATION AND ECOLOGICAL CENTER, LLC (SPP 20-000220) Application for a Special Permit to legitimize the operation of a meditation and ecological center and retreat on 10 acres of land situated within the State Land Use Agricultural District. The subject property is located at 13-260 Pohoiki Road, approximately 0.5 miles west, or mauka, of the intersection with Kalapana-Kapoho Beach Road, Pohoiki, Puna, Hawaii, TMK: (3) 1-3- 008:005. NEW BUSINESS 9:30 a.m. 3. APPLICANT: AT&T MOBILITY (USE 20-000084) Application for a Use Permit to allow the construction a non-manned telecommunication facility consisting of a 100-foot tall monopole with related equipment within a 1,050-square foot portion of a 441-acre property situated in the County’s Agricultural zoning district. The subject property is located at 13-3820 Pahoa Kalapana Road (Highway 130) northwest (mauka) of the highway about 0.28 miles north of its intersection with Kamaili Road, Kamaili, Puna, Hawaii, TMK: (3) 1-3-001: portion of 007. MINUTES Approval of the Minutes of the December 3, 2020 Windward Planning Commission meeting. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 1. Discussion of recent Special Management Area (SMA) determinations, minor permits and enforcement action issued by the Planning Director. 2. Discussion of creation of a new Planning Commission rule of practice and procedure related to procedures for recusal of a Commissioner. 3. Discussion of amending the County Code to add a clause to allow for consideration of the passage of time and change in conditions when considering whether a permit should be extended. ANNOUNCEMENTS ADJOURNMENT Board Packet. Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-7.5, the board packet provided to members of this board for this meeting is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Hilo office of the Planning Department, Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawaii and at the Kona office of the Planning Department, West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building E, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service, other reasonable modification, or language interpretation to access this meeting, please contact Melissa Dacayanan-Salvador (961-8156) or Jeffrey Darrow (961-8158) of the Planning Department as soon as possible, but no later than five days prior to the meeting date, to arrange for accommodations. “Other reasonable modification” refers to communication methods or devices for people with disabilities who are mentally and/or physically challenged. Hawaii County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer WINDWARD PLANNING COMMISSION JOHN REPLOGLE, Chairman (HTH/WHT1307956 12/20/20)