COUNTY BEGINS PUAPUA`ANUI STREET STRIPING
Concerns over speeding on Puapua`anui Street have been expressed over the past several years. Within that time, two major "near miss" accidents have occurred, and had mobilized homeowners to initiate several sign waving events to educate drivers of the problem (some speeders were also from within Pualani Estates). In 2012 the Board formed a Traffic Safety Committee to work with County Representatives, the Mayor's Office, Kona Police, and Traffic Department to address these concerns. We are pleased that the County has responded with a new striping plan as a first step in addressing excessive and reckless driving within our community.
You can see the County's striping plans below for Puapua`ani Street (These are PDF files that require Adobe Reader).
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page has been created to answer routine questions of the striping project.
FREE RESIDENTIAL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 7:30 am – 2:30 p.m., as follows:
- Saturday, June 1, 2013: at the Hilo Recycling and Transfer Stations
- Saturday, June 8, 2013: at the Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe) Recycling and Transfer Station
These events are for self-hauled household-generated waste only. No business or farm wastes and NO electronic waste will be accepted.
The County of Hawai'i Department of Environmental Management holds these regular collection events so households can conveniently dispose of acceptable HHW in a manner that protects both public health and the environment. Some acceptable HHW are automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights and pesticides. For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable HHW, please visit the website: www.hawaiizerowaste.org . The website includes other useful information on solid waste diversion and recycling.
If you are unable to attend the events, described above, the next scheduled HHW Collection Events will be on December 7, 2013 in Hilo and on December 14, 2013 in Kailua-Kona (Kealakehe).
Please direct your comments or questions regarding these HHW Collection Events to Chris Chin-Chance, Recycling Specialist with the Department of Environmental Management at 961-8554 or email to email@example.com . Mahalo for your kōkua.
IMPROVE HOME SAFETY - CONSPICUOUS ADDRESSES HELP OTHERS FIND YOU
During its community drive abouts, Board Members have noticed that not all homeowners have installed their street addresses on their property. TIP: Making sure your street address is visible will help postal and other delivery services and civil/medical emergency services locate your residence quickly.
WEEKLY WEST HAWAI`I CRIME STATISTICS
Did you know that you can review the Kona Police Department's weekly crime statistics via this web site? Click on the "CRIME - Police Weekly Report" link to the left.
Homeowners can reduce crime in Pualani Estates by reporting any suspicious behavior or activities to County Police.