Urgent Advisories & Town Meeting Schedule 2017

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

Sept. 7
Oct. 5 - Relocated to HPA Upper Campus eLab!
Nov. 2 - Potluck mahalo gathering for our First Responders
December (often cancelled due to Christmas parade sponsorship so TBD)
Jan. 4, 2018

Our Island’s Kupuna ‘Safety Net’ & Parker Ranch Waimea Town Center EA Promise Far-Reaching WCA Town Meeting Thurs., May 4, 2017

Mahalo to all who came to the May 4, 2017 WCA Town Meeting!  

Here is the handout provided to attendees by Parker Ranch.  

PR Letter to WCA 20170504

How a community treats its kupuna (seniors) and its keiki (children) says a great deal about its values, and Waimea Community Association’s 5:15 p.m., Thurs., May 4, 2017 Town Meeting in Waimea School Cafeteria will look at both ends of the spectrum as well as the quality of life for those in between.

Here’s how:  The meeting will begin with an overview of the County Parks and Recreation’s Coordinated Services programs for seniors with guest speaker Roann Okamura, followed by Dr. Kimo Alameda from County Office of Aging. Also, Waimea Seniors’ President Pat Lewi will briefly review the popular club’s activities and focus.

Then, planning consultant Bill Moore will provide an overview of the recently completed Parker Ranch Waimea Town Center Environmental Assessment (EA).  The EA was required to allow development of infrastructure improvements to support the build-out of the planned and approved Waimea Town Center Project (originally know at Parker Ranch 2020).  Moore will review the EA’s key findings based on wide-ranging consultant reports.  The EA was required before any work can begin on several significant projects including the connection of Ala ‘Ohi’a to Mamalahoa Highway, the extension of Lindsey Road from Mamalahoa Hwy to Ala ‘Ohi’a, and essential sewer improvements.

Joining Moore for the presentation and Q&A will be Parker Ranch CEO Dutch Kuyper.

EA findings are expected to foster community dialogue about center-of-town plans and opportunities over the next 10-20-30 years – a discussion and action planning that will set the course for what Waimea will be like for the next generations of residents.

Also on the agenda will be a brief recap of County Council business by Council Chair Val Poindexter and Waimea Council Member Dr. Tim Richards.  Also, South Kohala Traffic Safety Committee Chair James Hustace will introduce a community survey initiated by the committee to solicit grassroots input into traffic safety and planning concerns, priorities and opportunities.

In keeping with WCA’s new monthly spotlight on a community non-profit, Tim Bostock will talk briefly about the every-Thursday Community Meal that has been served for the past 20+ weeks to Waimea residents including kupuna, homeless and many children by the congregation of St. James in partnership with the Big Island Giving Tree, numerous farms, ranches and Waimea businesses, and dozens of volunteers including students from HPA and boy scouts.

As always, everyone is welcome to WCA Town Meetings and there is no charge, though WCA membership is encouraged.  Complimentary hot Starbucks coffee and cookies will be offered to attendees.

For more information, call Patti Cook (937-2833) www.Facebook.com/WaimeaCommunityAssociation.

 

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