9/1/2015 - ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
Learn how decisions that we are making today, here in Hawai'i County, will affect the future of clean energy jobs, livability, and the health of our communities.
Learn about the latest developments on NextEra's $4.3 billion purchase of Hawaii's multi-island private electric utility – and who will determine Hawaii's energy future: HELCO/NextEra, or ratepayers and Hawaii's emerging clean energy stakeholders?
Hear about successful, utility/grid-independent, examples of clean energy systems working for Hawai'I today.
Learn if going "off-grid" with solar and other homegrown energy options is a practical and cost-effective alternative to HELCO.
Discover how individual citizens can have an effective voice in today's decisions now being made that will decide the energy changes ahead for the state and Hawai'i County.
How will a statewide 100% renewable energy mandate affect your electricity costs?
Will a full energy transition from dirty fossil fuels to solar, wind, hydrogen, and thermal prepare Hawai'i for life in a changing global climate, and ensure the stewardship of our island environment on which we all depend?
These are just a few topics that will be explored by a panel of experts on a subject that affects communities across Hawai'i County.
WHEN? Thursday, September 17th, at 6:00 pm at the County Council Chambers, West Hawai'i Civic Center to hear from the event's featured speakers:
Henry Curtis Ililani Media (Event Moderator)
Vincent Paul Ponthieux Blue Planet Research, CTO
Robert Harris SunRun, Director of Public Policy
Ryan Hanley Solar City, Sr. Director Engineering
Will Rolston Hawai'i County, Energy Coordinator
Tom Travis Local resident energy expert, PUC intervener
Doors will open at 5:30 pm. This program is free and open to the public. For more information contact West Hawai`i Forum
8/24/2015 - IMPROVING STREET SAFETY
Hawai`i County crews installed one of two safety measures on Puapua`anui Street. The mirror, installed at the intersection of S. Mea Lanakila Place - Mea Lanakila Street - and Puapua`anui, is to improve pedestrian and left turn driver views of this corner's blind curve.
Electronic speed control signs will also be installed along Puapua`anui to educate drivers of their speed and the need to slow down. We thank the Traffic Committee for working with the County to improve safety in our community.
8/17/2015 - NEW HEIAU WEB SITE
The Association is pleased to announce a NEW web page dedicated to providing news and information about Heiau Keau Kukui `Ula (aka "The Sacred Kukui Grove") that is surrounded by the Pualani Estates development. The heiau is designated a historical preserve.
The heiau's preservation responsibilities were recently transferred from D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes, LLC to the Pualani Estates HOA, in compliance with the Association's CCR Section 8.1(8).
A Heiau Preservation Committee has been created to carry out the requirements of the Archaeological Site Preservation Plan, and is expected to bring challenges and opportunities, as well as rewards of cultural importance. We invite everyone to visit this new web page to learn more about this historical treasure.
Go to the new web site now!
8/17/2015 - PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FRAUD
Con artists are targeting you and the people you care about. Learn how to fight back and spot the crooks before they spot you. Come to Hawai`i Civic Center August 20...
ARE YOU RENTING YOUR HOME?
Homeowners who rent their Pualani Estates home to others should be aware of ACT 326.
ACT 326 requires operators (owners) of transient accommodations to submit relevant information to the Association and the Association must provide this information to the State of Hawai`i's Department of Taxation by December 31 of each year. Changes must be reported within 60 days.
A form, for your convenience, can be downloaded from here.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
On this web site, we post the weekly crime report from the Kona Police Department. Click on the link above marked "KONA POLICE CRIME BLAST REPORT - Read More"
REPORT VANDALISM IN OUR COMMUNITY!
BECOME A VOLUNTEER!
Your Association is always in need of more volunteers! Please consider joining one of our community committees! We ALL BENIFIT from lending a hand now and then--even if it is for just one year!