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Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br />Michael Yee <br />Director <br />Daryn Arai <br />Deputy Director <br />County of Hawaii <br />PLANNING DEPARTMENT <br />HAMAKUA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE <br />Aupuni Center • 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3 • Hilo, Hawaii 96720 <br />Phone(808)961-8288 • Fax(808)961-8742 <br />1 Monday, February 26, 2018 <br />2 DRAFT Meeting Minutes <br />3 <br />4 CALL TO ORDER <br />5 Vice Chair Gomes called the Hamakua Community Development Plan (HCDP) Steering Committee (SC) <br />6 to order at 5:13 p.m. in the North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC) Conference Room. <br />7 ROLL CALL <br />8 Steering Committee Members Present: Glenn Carvalho, Farrah -Marie Gomes, Brad Kurokawa, Lorraine <br />9 Mendoza, Ka'iulani Pahi'o <br />10 Steering Committee Members Absent -Excused: Scott Enright, Jason Moniz, Craig Neff <br />11 Staff: Director Michael Yee, April Surprenant, CoH Planners: LeAna Gloor, Keiko Mercado, and Eric <br />12 Cook. <br />13 Members of the public: 26 members of the public were in attendance. <br />14 ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA: None <br />15 <br />16 <br />17 <br />18 <br />19 <br />20 <br />21 <br />22 <br />23 <br />24 <br />25 <br />26 <br />27 <br />28 <br />29 <br />30 <br />31 <br />32 <br />ANNOUNCEMENTS: <br />1. CDP Planner, LeAna Gloor, announced that the County of Hawaii Planning Department CDP <br />websites were down and that the web hosting service was working to resolve the issue. <br />PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS: 6 members of the public provided testimony on agenda <br />items. <br />1. Kalani Lyman, representing Papa'ikou, provided testimony on business item #1. His main <br />concern was with the development of agricultural land in Papa'ikou. Mr. Lyman explained that <br />his family has lived in Papa'ikou for 6 generations. He expressed concern about agricultural <br />land being bought and subdivided into many lots for housing. He expressed that he does not <br />want to see Hawai'i Island overdeveloped and become crowded with traffic issues. <br />2. Jim Cain, representing himself, provided testimony on business item #1. His main concern was <br />with Community Action 32. Mr. Cain stressed the need to develop evacuation plans as well as <br />proactive stream management plans. <br />3. Tony Guiteras, representing himself, provided testimony on business item #1. Mr. Guiteras <br />expressed concern about public access to the Papa'ikou Mill. He stated that he would like to <br />see the agricultural land remain as such. He also stated that the community in Papa'ikou would <br />like to see that development happen above the highway, preserving viewplanes to the coast. <br />Hawai `i County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Page I <br />