Rayno Park and Hanama`ulu Beach Park are gathering places for the
town and the community-at-large, so the association has focused considerable attention in maintaining the parks so families
can enjoy relaxing and visiting there. For example, in partnership with the larger community and the County of Kauai
government in early 2008, HNA spearheaded a major cleanup of Hanama`ulu Beach Park on two Saturdays, March 15 and 22, with
a grand re-opening of the park on Saturday, March 29.
And at the start of 2011, the spark plug of Hanama`ulu, Eddie Sarita, started
working with the County Dept. of Parks and Recreation on plans for another major cleanup of Hanama`ulu Beach Park. Groups
of volunteers worked in advance of the major push on Saturday, April 16, when some 77 volunteers gathered at the park from
7 to noon. After the long morning of work under the hot Hawaiian sun, the volunteers gathered and celebrated near the
pavilion, which was freshly painted, over a sumptuous lunch of pasta, steak, barbecued sausage, and soft drinks provided by
generous individuals and corporate entities.
Visit the Newsletter, Meetings, Events, Rayno Park, Swap Meets, Beach Park and
other pages of the Web site for the latest activities of the Hanama`ulu Community Association.
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meets the third Thursday
of every other month
King Kaumuali`i School Cafeteria
at 6:30 PM
unless announced otherwise
call one of the officers.
numbers are listed on MEMBERSHIP page.
Send us an email
2017: THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
For the Record:
*Thursday, August 17, a
workshop on "Energy Wise Tips" was presented by
Helen Wai, a personal financial counselor from Nanakuli, Oahu. Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC)
funded the 6:30 PM presentation at King Kaumuali`i School Cafeteria. Twenty-one members of HCA attended, desirous to
save electricity and reduce their monthly bills. KIUC representatives distributed brown bags of three LED light
bulbs, a folded reusable bag and "Energy Wise Programs" brochures. (Posted Aug. 8, 2017; updated Aug. 24, 2017)
*Thursday, June 29, Hanama`ulu Community
Association hosted a meeting to address helicopter and Hanamaulu`ulu Beach Park concerns. Ina of the Helicopter
Company Association provided information on helicopter routes and whom to contact for concerns. Also, representatives
from the Kaua`i Police Department and Parks and Recreation attended to update the community on Hanamaulu`ulu Beach.
Refreshments were served at the 6:30 PM meeting.
April 25, 2017, Chairman Eddie Sarita did a presentation
on the "Maintenance of Kalepa Cemetery" at King Kaumuali`i School Cafeteria. The 6:30 PM meeting was a call
to organizations and community members to assist in maintaining the cemetery where the forebears of the townspeople are
buried. HCA served refreshments as usual.
*Tuesday, February 28, Theresa Koki and Marc Ventura updated HCA on the Adolescent
Treatment Facility. Also, the County Planning Department presented a possible draft of an ordinance that would
allow owners of residentially zones properties to construct additional residential rental units. Refreshments were served
at the 6:00 PM meeting at King Kaumuali`i School Cafeteria.
*Thursday, January 19, a public informational meeting on Safe Routes to School
(SRTS) Phase I was held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at King Kaumuali`i School. The plan includes widening and re-striping
to create a pedestrian path on Ho`ohana Street and `Akuli Street from Laukona Street to Hanamaulu`ulu Road.
2016: THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY
HCA meeting on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at King Kaumuali`i Elementary School
Cafeteria, started promptly at 6 p.m.
After chairman Eddie Sarita’s brief opening remarks to welcome
50-plus members, families and neighbors in attendance, and the featured
speakers, the Reverend Roy K. Sasaki, a retired United Methodist Church pastor
who is a member of the association, offered a brief invocation on community
unity and said grace.
the D. R. Horton representatives having to catch the 7:45 flight back to Honolulu,
Eddie facilitated the meeting with dispatch.
He himself prepared the sauce for the spaghetti, and he wanted those
attendance to get their supper before the meeting started. With Laurie Kelekoma serving as hostess, the
buffet was set up with two lines that moved with speed, enabling the meeting to
begin without delay.
the update on the Kohea Loa Project, also called Hanama`ulu Triangle, were Bob
Bruhl, president of the Hawai`i D. R. Horton-Schuler Division, and Tracy
Nagata, senior vice-president of design and
purchasing for D. R. Horton Hawaii.
was Steven Arnett of Wailua, building supervisor, and Kaua`i County Housing
Hanama`ulu Triangle will consist of 440 housing units on four parcels
built in four phases. Phase I is Parcel 4,
Ho`oluana, on 24 acres. Construction of
the 151 housing units is to begin at the end of the year, with home
buyers moving in in mid-summer 2017.
“Affordable” was frequently
used to answer questions on cost, with the county housing agency, in partnership with D. R. Horton, working with
buyers to determine eligibility for “affordable” prices. However, when pressed
for dollar amounts, Bob
Bruhl said that selling price is set at $400,000.00. Tracy Nagata
pointed out at the outset that D. R. Horton’s main target are “the working
people of Hawai`i.”
The housing project, on land that
once belonged to Grove
Farm, was started in March 2016 with mass grading and
putting in place water and sewage lines and roads. Completion is the end of the year, when construction of the 151 units
of Ho`oluana should begin. The three other
Parcel 1: Kumupa`a, on 3.82 acres;
Parcel 2: Manawale`a, 8.1 acres; Parcel 3:
Ho`olilina, 14.5 acres. On this note,
the housing units come with 2-car garage components.
During the Q & A period, dust control, flow of traffic in
the neighborhood, buying into the project, noise from helicopters flying over
the housing and incorporating needs of the elderly were called to the attention
of Bruhl and Nagata. In terms of dust
control, Arnett said that watering is now done all day long. For dust control, call Forrest
346-9246. Nagata said that sidewalks are
part of the project but not outside the project.
Also, traffic flow on Hanama`ulu Road and
other community roads have to be addressed by local authorities.
The meeting continued for another 30 minutes after Bruhl and
Nagata left for Lihue Airport, with the topic focused on affordable
housing. Personnel from Housing and
Community Development (HCD) of the Kaua`i County Housing Agency said that the
list of home buyers now numbers over 300.
First-time home buyers who are interested
in buying units at Hanama`ulu Triangle should apply in order for their names to be added to the list. Those on the list will be contacted by the county agency. HCD
addresses issues on affordable prices based on family size and bedroom count.
The meeting ended with clusters talking story. Eddie Sarita and his
assistants locked the doors of
the cafeteria at 8 p.m.
Posted Friday, August 19, 2016
Kohea Loa Project Update
As Kaua`i residents and visitors who travel from Lihu`e Airport to the North Shore
notice, the area between the highway and King Kaumuali`i School and the adjacent housing subdivision has been a construction
site for many weeks. With that said, Hanama`ulu Community Association is hosting an informational meeting on the "Hanama`ulu
Triangle" project. Tracy Nagata and Bob Bruhl are featured speakers.
Earthworks Pacific, Inc.
commenced grading the site for Ho`oluana at Kohea Loa Housing Subdivision on March 14, 2016. The company expects to
finish the work on December 31, 2016.
The officers and members of HCA cordially invite you to the
WHEN: Thursday, August 18, 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: King Kaumuali`i School Cafeteria
ELSE: Spaghetti Dinner
For more information, please call 346-0090.
Sunday, August 7, 2016)
Proposed Adolescent Treatment Facility Update
Mayor Bernhard Carvalho and his team held
a meeting with the Hanama`ulu community and the Kaua`i community-at-large at King Kaumuali`i School Cafeteria on Thursday,
May 19, on the treatment facility planned above Ma`alo Road in Kapaia. The Hanama`ulu Community Association provided
refreshments for the 6:30 p.m. meeting.
Ma`alo Landfill Site Tour
At the request of the Hanama`ulu Community Association, the County
of Kaua`i provided a bus tour to the proposed landfill on Saturday, January 23, 2016. County officials Larry Dill and Lyle
Tabata accompanied 17 interested residents of Hanama`ulu on the tour. The EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) is expected
to be released in late 2016.
YEAR OF THE SHEEP
(OR, RAM; OR, GOAT)
Mayor Bernard Carvalho
Jr. is special guest at the association's meeting on Thursday, February 19, when he and his staff will present an overview
of the budget of the County of Kaua`i and how the budget may affect the community.
Members, families, neighbors and friends are encouraged to attend, listen to the presentation and talk to the mayor
and his staff on issues of concern.
MEETING PLACE: KING KAUMUALI`I SCHOOL CAFETERIA
TIME: 6:30 PM
For more information, please call Eddie Sarita,
president, at 346-0090.
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2014: THE YEAR OF THE HORSE
2014 Schedule of Thursday Meetings
Place: King Kaumuali'i School Cafeteria
20, April 17, June 19,
August 21, October 16
Bring your family, neighbors and friends!
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Hanama'ulu Beach Park Pavilion Update
On Thursday, April
17, 2014, County Director of Parks and Recreation Lenny Rapozo reported to the Hanama'ulu Community Association at its 6:30
meeting at King Kaumuali'i School Cafeteria on the demolition
of the old pavilion. The demolition permit was approved, but the county has to do an assessment on hazardous materials
prior to the demolition. The county plans to build a new pavilion to replace the old one.
August 19, 2014 Update: A visit to Hanama'ulu Beach Park this morning confirmed
the opinion that the county has not demolished the old pavilion four months after the announcement was made. As
far as could be ascertained, the county hasn't done anything at the site at all.
for Treatment and Healing Center
The February 20, 2014, meeting of the Hanama;ulu Community Association featured Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr.
and Kaua'i Life Choices Coordinator Theresa Koki, who made a special presentation on the proposed Adolescent
Treatment and Healing Center to be built on Maalo Road above Kapaia. The Mayor and Koki addressed concerns of the community.
2013: THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE
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LOWERING ELECTRIC BILLS
As a service to the community, Hanama'ulu Community
Association had Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) on its agenda on Thursday, October 17, 2013. Paul Daniels,
KIUC Energy Services Representative, was among the KIUC personnel who attended the meeting. Among suggestions to lower
electric bills, he mentioned that ceiling fans consume a great deal of energy. Flourescent bulbs are better than incandescent light bulbs. Mr. Daniels distributed LED bulbs to those in
The 6:30 meeting included
a light dinner.
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SAVING HANAMA'ULU'S POST OFFICE AND ZIP CODE
The closure of Hanama'ulu Post Office has been an ongoing concern
of the town's residents. Juan (Johnny) Rabasa, retired Postmaster of Pakala, has been the voice for the association and the
community to save the post office and the conduit for news on the post office.
The Monday, July 22, 2013, meeting of Hanama'ulu Community Association, was in response to the information on
the closure of Hanama'ulu Post Office and an effort to unite once more to save Zip Code 96715.
CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS!!!
PLEASE FORWARD TO FAMILY & FRIENDS
WHAT: Hanama’ulu Beach Park Cleanup
* Repaint picnic tables
* Repaint over graffiti
* Clean up around pavilion
* Trim trees along roadway and parking lot
* Install concrete pad for faucet used for washing dishes
* Reinstall gate to control traffic to river mouth and boat
Saturday, June 15, 2013 – 7 am. To 12 noon
Community Association, Philippine Islands Hawaiian Islands Cycling Club, Koa Puna Motorcycle Club, Everyone Willing to Help
HOW: Please bring your weed eater, hedge trimmer, paint brush/roller, wheelbarrow, hoe, shovel, any
tool that can be used for the cleanup.
and refreshments for all volunteers courtesy of Hanama’ulu Community Association.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Eddie at 346-0090 or 241-6623.