Urgent Advisories & Town Meeting Schedule 2019

2019 WCA TOWN MEETING SCHEDULE:
5:15 – 7 p.m. – Waimea School Cafeteria
Always First Thursdays

September 5
October 3
November 7
No December Meeting

There is no charge to attend WCA Town Meetings and everyone is welcome. However, membership is encouraged and supports our not-for-profits’ modest operating expenses. (We are all volunteers so overhead is extremely low.)

WCA Membership: Dues $15/person; $25/family/year. Please join!

For more day-to-day news/events, visit our Facebook page.

Next Waimea Town Meeting – Thurs., July 11, 2019: Game Changing Opportunities – Hydrogen For County Buses & A Hardened Emergency Shelter for Waimea/North Hawai’i — Please join us!

Our next Waimea Town Meeting will be the 2nd Thursday of July – July 11, 2019 – to avoid  Independence Weekend and give everyone an opportunity to participate in learning about two game-changing possibilities:  Hydrogen-powered buses for our County and a “hardened” emergency shelter for our district.   Everyone’s understanding of, involvement and support will help transform these possibilities into realities.  

Please plan to join us – 5:15 – 7 p.m., in Waimea School Cafeteria.  

The agenda will include a dive into Hawai’i County Parks & Recreation programs, services, challenges and opportunities!  This is very important both to discuss progress as the community has settled into using the new Waimea District Park (and field work currently underway), recovering from vandalism at Waimea Park, and addressing community priorities — including what it will take to secure funding for a real hurricane hardened emergency shelter (with other meaningful uses of course) for the district.   

Then, we’ll have a fascinating Science 101 lesson about hydrogen as a fuel source – why it’s got such exciting potential for our island and how it could transform our county bus system – rather quickly.  This would lesson our dependence on burning fossil fuels for transportation, thereby reducing climate impacts and increasing overall reliability.  This isn’t a far-horizon idea, it’s used for transportation all around the world, and contrary to what many think instantly when the word “hydrogen” is mentioned (aka, the Hindenburg), it’s a fuel that must of course be respected, but it’s less dangerous than what we use today in our cars.  And – get this – we can produce right here on island.       

We also will have a brief update by Hawai’i County Fire Department as we move into the dry season.  

Please join us.

As always, everyone’s welcome to Waimea Town Meetings; membership in the community association is not required though is always urged to support our low-budget activities (yes, we’re all volunteers!) 

Also as always, steaming hot Starbucks and cookies will be provided.  (Mahalo, Starbucks!) 

For more info, go to www.Facebook.com/WaimeaCommunityAssociation.  

FUTURE MEETINGS:

August 1, 2019: 

  • Hawai’i County – New Budget, New Year with County Finance Director Deanna Sako

  • Hawaiian Ethos Update – One of Hawai’i’s licensed cannabis growing operations = this one located in Lalamilo Farm Lots – will also be opening a retail dispensary. 

  • “Old Hawai’i On Horseback” Saluting Na Wahine Holo Lio – To be presented by Paniolo Preservation Society Sat., Sept. 14, 2019 – Waiki’i Ranch polo grounds – 1o a.m. to 1 p.m. 

September 5, 2019

  • Hawai’i County General Plan Update – April Suprenant from the Planning Department staff will review the GP update process and recommendations – something that is supposed to occur once every 10 years. Department Director Michael Yee also will attend.

  • Introducing the new HELCO President Sharon Suzuki, who with Hawai’i Island Director Kevin Waltjen will provide an update on the utility’s programs and services and Integrated Resource Planning – what lies ahead.

November 7, 2019: 

  • Annual Salute to Waimea’s & North Hawai’i’s First Responders – to include community potluck mahalo!  WCA to provide steamed rice, plates, utencils, ice water and Tropical Dreams will provide Waimea’s own hand-made artisanal ice cream!  All invited.  

December 2019:  NO MEETING – Please join us for the 59th Annual Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade – Sat., Dec. 7, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.  

 

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