By Wendy Osher
Council committees on Maui are finalizing items this week before the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Session begins at the end of the month. Key items up for consideration include a proposed amendment seeking additional funds for the new Kihei Police Station, and legislation to grant land use approvals for the proposed new Kihei High School.
This afternoon, the Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee will receive a presentation from the Department of Public Works on projects planned by the highways and engineering divisions.
Tomorrow, the Budget and Finance Committee will consider a bill relating to the new Kihei Police Station under construction in South Maui. A proposed amendment would add another $3.25 million for Bond Funds to support construction of the facility. That meeting gets underway at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12.
Also tomorrow, the Council Committee on Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture, and Recreation will receive a presentation from the Mayor’s Office on Economic Development relating to the promotion of business development on Maui. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, in the Council Chambers.
Additional items up for committee consideration include the following:
- Water Usage During Water Shortages: The Water Resources Committee will again consider legislation regarding the Director of Water Supply’s authority during a water shortage. The Council returned the bill to committee for further review last week. It comes up for consideration on Wednesday, March 13, at 9 a.m.
- Business Zoning: The Planning Committee will review a package of five bills submitted by the Arakawa Administration related to zoning for various types of businesses during a meeting set for 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 14.
- Maui Non-Profit Directors: The Housing, Human Services, and Transportation Committee will receive a presentation on current activities of non-profit organizations by Susie Thieman of the Maui Non-Profit Director’s Association. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.