REMINDER: Ma'alaea Neighborhood Meeting with MECO
5:30 - 6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Pacific Whale Foundation Classroom - First Floor
News from recent months:
Unexpected heavy rains caused significant damage to the culvert project long supported by the Ma'alaea community and MCA. Vegetation to prevent erosion was still being established when the rains washed away much of the protective berms. Maui County has sought Federal funds for repairs, which are now underway. Wendy Kobashigawa from Maui County Public Works provided an update on this crucial project at our November meeting.
Ma'alaea Plantation Project:
Project District 12, the 257 acre site once proposed for the Ma'alaea Plantation Project , has been placed up for sale. No new information is currently available.
MCA has been preparing for the update of the Kihei-Makena Community Plan, originally scheduled to take place following the update of the West Maui plan. Mayor Alan Arakawa has called a halt to this process and it is unknown when the plans will be updated. Check back soon for more information as it becomes available.
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Do you own a rental unit in Ma'alaea?
Click here for some important info that will affect YOU in 2016: New Legislation
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MCA welcomes another new restaurant at the Harbor Shops:
CAFE DEL VINO
MCA Member Discount (20%) Available NOW at Cafe Del Vino
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CULVERT CONSTRUCTION Photos:
Taken before heavy rains did damage to the project.
Irrigation pipes in place.
Wing walls viewed from the retention basin area.
See full culvert plans here:
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The community welcomed Oceanside, a new restaurant at the Harbor Shops. Website: See here. Unfortunately, a fire closed the restaurant and it has not yet reopened. Check back soon for reopening information.
DeCoite Construction and Demolition Landfill Update:
On March 10th, 2015, despite MCA testimony in favor of closing the landfill at its then height, the Plan Commission approved the final height of the landfill at 176' above MSL (Mean Sea Level). The permit was due to expire in February of 2016. However, the Decoite's requested an open-ended extension of the permit. MCA responded by requesting that CONDITIONS be added to the permit:
Click here for MCA requested CONDITIONS: Letter to Department of Health
Maui News Links (Landfill articles):
Landfill has now achieved final height and is closed. No new materials are being accepted. Final closure plans are in process of being accomplished.
Postal Services: Now available in the Harbor Shops at the Triangle.
2015 Newsletter From Senator Roz Baker: Click Here
Did you know?
The Alliance of Maui Community Associations now has its own website.
You may wish to bookmark/favorite this site because it contains useful information for the wider Maui community:
Special Response Vehicle Paramedic Unit Operating in Ma'alaea:
Senator Roz Baker introduced SB498, which made its way through the legislature and was given final approval. A unit has been established in Ma'alaea to provide first response in case of medical emergency both for Ma'alaea and as backup support to Central, West and South Maui. They are headquartered in the Ma'alaea Kai condo building. MCA welcomes our new paramedics to the community.
Join Us! We need your participation, support and input.
Special thanks to all those who sent have sent in 2016 memberships, supported the maintenance of Orm's Corner and contributed to the Special Projects Fund.
MCA needs YOU!!!
Membership forms can be downloaded from this website.
See Under President's Report for:
Summary of 2015 Activities.
Click here for access to Legislative Website for Hawaii State Legislature and latest news on State issues.
The following businesses/individuals have a history of generously supporting MCA. Please express your appreciation by saying thank you and whenever possible supporting them in return with your patronage and business:
Dan Puschel Massage
Marmac Home and Kitchen
Phil Soo, Batik Fine Art
Red Shirt Dirt Company
Senator Roz Baker