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Notice #: 0001361677-01
Public Notices

AGENDA LEEWARD PLANNING COMMISSION COUNTY OF HAWAII NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following matters to be considered by the Leeward Planning Commission of the County of Hawaii in accordance with the provisions of Chapters 91 and 92, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 6-7.5(a) of the Charter of the County of Hawaii; and Planning Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure. NOTE: Pursuant to Act 220, Session Laws of Hawaii 2021, which amended the Sunshine Law to allow meetings to be remotely conducted online, effective January 1, 2022, Leeward Planning Commission meetings will be held online, and the location listed below is open to the public to provide testimony. The Leeward Planning Commission meeting can be viewed live online or at location listed below. Minutes of the Leeward Planning Commission meeting will be transcribed and posted on the Planning Department’s website. Pursuant to the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation Related to COVID-19 (Omicron Variant) January 26, 2022, the requirement to have at least one in-person meeting location has been suspended through March 25, 2022. No in-person meeting location will be provided during this time period, unless the suspension is earlier terminated or superseded by a separate proclamation. DATE: Thursday, March 17, 2022 TIME: 9:30 a.m. INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE TECHNOLOGY (ICT): Leeward Planning Commissioners and applicants will participate in this meeting via the Zoom interactive video conference platform. The public may provide verbal testimony at the meeting by joining the Zoom. To provide verbal testimony, please use the link below to register prior to the meeting: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsdemsrjIqHC8lM1i88pG6AaTg m0Mjoos The public will be able to view and listen to the meeting at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAFoRMb3rfWLQMPd6TAkEGA?view_ as=subscriber If internet connection is lost, the public meeting will be automatically recessed to restore communication. If lost connection exceeds 30 minutes, the meeting will be terminated. The public may provide written testimony via email at LPCtestimony@hawaiicounty.gov or submit by mail or in person at the Hilo Planning office at 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 or at the Kona Planning office at West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building E, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 up to two business days prior to the hearing by 4:30 p.m. The Planning Director’s background report (including application) and recommendation report for each agenda item will be available for review at www.planning.hawaiicounty.gov prior to the meeting. This information can also be requested by sending an email to Noriko Sauer at Noriko.Sauer@hawaiicounty.gov. In the case of technical difficulties with the virtual meeting, the recording of the meeting will be posted at www.planning.hawaiicounty.gov no later than 24 hours after the conclusion of the meeting. CALL TO ORDER APPROVAL OF MINUTES Review and Approval of the January 20, 2022 Leeward Planning Commission Minutes. STATEMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS UNFINISHED BUSINESS 1. APPLICANT: DWAYNE CRAVALHO (REZ 21-000248) Application for a Change of Zone from an Agricultural-20 acres (A-20a) to a Village Commercial-7,500 square feet (CV-7.5) zoning district for approximately 7,544 square feet of land. The subject property is located at 55-479 Hoea Road, at the northeast corner of the Hoea Road/Akoni Pule Highway intersection, Kaauhuhu, North Kohala, Hawaii, TMK: 5-5-009:019. NEW BUSINESS 2. APPLICANT: DALE HERBERT TREFZ (PL-REZ-2021-000013) Application for a Change of Zone from an Agricultural-1 acre (A-1a) zoning district to a Single-Family Residential 15,000 square feet (RS-15) zoning district for 33,738 square feet of land. The subject property is located at 65-1310 Lihipali Road, approximately 170 feet northeast of its intersection with Opelo Road, Por. Waimea Homesteads, South Kohala, Hawaii, TMK: (3) 6-5-007:045-0001&0002. PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT Report on Special Management Area (SMA) determinations, minor permits and enforcement action issued by the Planning Director. AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS The Leeward Planning Commission’s next monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2022 by interactive video conference via Zoom and at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Community Center, Building G conference room. ADJOURNMENT Board Packet. Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 92-7.5, the board packet provided to members of this board for this meeting is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Hilo office of the Planning Department, Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3, Hilo, Hawaii and at the Kona office of the Planning Department, West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building E, 2nd Floor, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service, other reasonable modification, or language interpretation to access this meeting, please contact the Planning Department at 961-8288 as soon as possible, but no later than five working days prior to the meeting date, to arrange for accommodations. “Other reasonable modification” refers to communication methods or devices for people with disabilities who are mentally and/or physically challenged. Hawaii County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer LEEWARD PLANNING COMMISSION MICHAEL VITOUSEK, Chairman (HTH/WHT1361677 2/25/22)