Urgent Advisories & Town Meeting Schedule 2017

2017 WCA TOWN MEETING SCHEDULE: 5:15-7 p.m., Thursdays - usually in Waimea School Cafeteria (unless notified):

Nov. 2 - Potluck mahalo gathering for our First Responders
December (often cancelled due to Christmas parade sponsorship so TBD)

Jan. 4, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

Community Invited To Dengue Fever Informational Briefing

6 P.M., MON., NOV. 30, 2015 – WAIMEA SCHOOL CAFETERIA

(Note: Click here for 2015 Waimea Christmas Festivities and Big Island Giving Tree http://waimeatown.org/?page_id=403 )

In response to an outbreak of Dengue Fever on Hawai’i Island, Waimea and North Hawai’i residents are invited to a Dengue Fever informational briefing at 6 p.m., Mon., Nov. 30, 2015 in Waimea School Cafeteria.  Guest speakers will include Darryl Oliveira, Hawai’i County Civil Defense Chief and Incident Command for the Hawai’i Island Dengue outbreak, and Department of Health representatives.

The briefing is being co-hosted by Waimea Community Association in partnership with Waimea Middle School, Waimea Elementary School, Kanu o Ka ’Aina public charter school, Hawai’i Preparatory Academy, Waimea Country School and Parker School.  There is no charge and everyone is urged to attend.

Dengue Fever is a virus that is transmitted by infected mosquitoes.  It is not transmitted directly from person to person. The most effective method of reducing the spread is to minimize or prevent the possibility of being bitten by an infected mosquito by wearing clothing that minimizes exposed skin, using mosquito repellant, and avoiding areas of high mosquito concentration during early morning and late afternoon periods when mosquitoes are most active.  Also, it is important to eliminate standing water around homes, schools and workplace.

If you think you have been infected with Dengue Fever, contact your doctor or a local health clinic and get medical care. Hamakua-Kohala Health, with offices in Honoka’a and Kapa’au, provides care regardless of whether or not you have health insurance year-round.

For additional information on Dengue Fever and preventing its spread, go to health.hawaii.gov or call the Department of Health at 974-6001 (Hilo) or 322-4880 (Kona).  Additional information about Dengue Fever also may be found at www.Facebook.com/WaimeaCommunityAssociation and www.WaimeaMiddleSchool.org.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING TO EXPEDITE MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS IN WAIMEA: 6 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 3. Waimea School Cafeteria. Jas W. Glover Ltd., along with the State Department of Health, will hold this community meeting for a noise variance application to enable night work (8 p.m. to 4 a.m., Sundays thru Friday mornings, except holidays,) on needed Mamalahoa Highway improvements between Kamamalu Street and Iona Court (just east of The Fish and The Hog restaurant in the old Fukashima Store, and Minut Stop/’Ohana Fuels).  The meeting will focus exclusively on issues related to noise.  County-funded roadway improvements will include water lateral installations, reconstruction of the pavement and subgrade, and pavement resurfacing.  Night work has been proposed to reduce both in-town and through-town traffic, thereby minimizing congestion that impacts the entire community including schools, emergency services and businesses.  Night work will also accelerate project completion. The work will begin Jan. 5, 2016, and expected to be completed by the end of April, but if night work permitted, it could be several weeks sooner. All invited to meeting. Questions? Call David Sato (935-0871).

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