Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Notice #: 0001316988-01
Public Hearings

February 23, 2021 WATER BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAI’I NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Water Board of the County of Hawai’i will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 9:45 a.m., pursuant to Sections 8-2(c) and 10-4 of the Hawai’i County Charter, for considering and adopting the proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and 5-year Capital Improvement Projects Budgets. In order to comply with the Governor’s 18th Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Emergency, the public hearing will be held by web conferencing (Host Location: 345 Kekuanao’a Street, Suite 20, Hilo, Hawai’i). The public may view the meeting via live stream at https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDWS. Written Testimony: Anyone wishing to provide testimony may do so by email to dws@hawaiidws.org, facsimile to (808) 961-8657, or by mail to the Department of Water Supply at 345 Kekuanao’a Street, Hilo, HI 96720. Written testimony should be submitted no later than 12 noon, Monday, March 22, 2021, to be acknowledged at the public hearing. All written testimony, regardless of time of receipt, will be part of the permanent record. Oral Testimony: Those that want to provide oral testimony during the meeting must email dws@hawaiidws.org no later than 12 noon, Monday, March 22, 2021, with your name, phone number, and email address. You may be asked to register and your testimony will be included via the web conference application. The summary of the proposed Operating Budget is as follows: Receipts: Water Service $20,645,000 Power Charges 17,500,000 Standby Charges 15,508,000 Energy C.I.P. Charges 463,000 Interest Income 42,800 Miscellaneous Income 512,000 Rental Income 243,000 TOTAL RECEIPTS $54,913,800 Expenditures: Purchased Power $17,500,000 Personnel Services 20,723,072 Materials, Supplies,&Services 7,870,728 Debt Service 7,820,000 C.I.P. Reserve 1,000,000 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $54,913,800 The summary of the proposed 5-year Capital Improvement Projects Budget is as follows: Fiscal Year: 2022 $34,000,000 2023 31,300,000 2024 31,400,000 2025 21,000,000 2026 28,000,000 TOTAL 5-YEAR C.I.P. BUDGET $145,700,000 If accommodation or auxiliary aid and/or services (i.e., sign language, interpreter, large print) to participate in the hearing is required, please call (808) 961-8050. Dated at Hilo, Hawai’i, this 23rd day of February, 2021. WATER BOARD OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAI’I By: William D. Boswell, Jr. Its Chairperson The Department of Water Supply is an Equal Opportunity provider and employer. Posted on the Internet at: www.hawaiidws.org (HTH1316988 2/28/21)