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 Planning Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure.
DATE: Thursday, October 6, 2022
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: County of Hawaii Aupuni Center Conference Room
101 Pauahi Street, Hilo, HI 96720
Windward Planning Commissioners and applicants will participate in person; however, the public may provide verbal testimony at the meeting by joining Zoom or at the physical location listed above. To provide verbal testimony via Zoom, please use the link below to register prior to the meeting:
The public may provide written testimony via email at WPCtestimony@hawaiicounty.gov or submit by mail or in person at the Hilo Planning office at 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 or at the Kona Planning office at West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building E, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 up to two business days prior to the hearing by 4:30 p.m.
The public will be able to view and listen to the meeting at:
(Please note, as this is an in-person meeting, the hearing will proceed if the Zoom and/or YouTube connections fail.)
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-Salvador at Melissa.Dacayanan@hawaiicounty.gov.
CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Review and Approval of the September 1, 2022 Windward Planning
STATEMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS
Members of the public may provide public testimony regarding any agenda item now or at the time the agenda item is called to order.
NEW BUSINESS – 9:00 a.m.
1. APPLICANT: MAURICE & JIRANAN THOMAS TRUSTS
Application for a Special Permit to legitimize the use of an existing warehouse and office facility for warehousing, distribution and administrative operations related to retail and service activities in Orchidland Estates and Volcano Village on 1.045 acres of land in the State Land Use Agricultural district. The subject property is located at 16-1695 34th Avenue, at the southeast corner of its intersection with Orchidland Drive, Orchidland Estates, Puna, Hawaii, TMK: (3)1-6-009:385.
2. INITIATOR: COUNTY COUNCIL (BILL NO. 194)(PL-CCI-2022-000002)
An Ordinance amending Chapter 25, Article 2, Division 4, of the Hawaii County Code 1983 (2016 Edition, as amended), relating to conditions on change of zone actions. The purpose of this amendment is to clarify that the Planning Director may not extend the time allowed to satisfy conditions within a change of zone ordinance unless specifically authorized by the County Council.
PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Report on Special Management Area (SMA) determinations and minor permits issued by the Planning Director.
AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
The Windward Planning Commission’s next monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2022 at the County Council Chambers in Hilo and the public can also testify via Zoom.
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 the Planning Department at 961 8288 as soon as possible, but no later than five working 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
DENNIS LIN, Chair