New fees, services and schedules for Maui go into effect July 1, 2010

June 30, 2010, 6:12 AM HST · Updated July 1, 10:12 AM
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Changes in fees and services approved for the FY2011 budget begin Thursday, June 1, 2010 with the start of the new Fiscal Year.  The changes include bus fare increases, electrical permit violation fees, reduced landfill hours, changes to real property taxes, and a one-day-per month furlough schedule for county workers. 

BUS FARE INCREASES

  • Commuter Fee:  $2.00 per boarding
  • Fixed Route Fee $1.00 per boarding (all fixed routes)
  • ADA Paratransit fares are the same as all other passengers, with passes available.

Effective July 1, 2010, the monthly pass rates for fixed routes on the Maui Bus, which includes commuter service, are as follows:

  • All Routes Bus Pass – General Boarding $45.00
  • All Routes Bus Pass – Student (With Valid School ID) $30.00
  • All Routes Bus Pass – Senior (55 Years & Older) $30.00

*All Routes Bus Pass includes Commuter Service

  • Loop & Villager Restricted Monthly Bus Pass (Routes #1, 2, 5, 6, 15 & 23)  $20.00
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*Loop & Villager Bus Pass includes ADA Paratransit Service

Monthly bus passes are valid for a calendar month and are available for purchase from the 25th of the previous month through the 10th of each month.

Monthly passes are available from Maui Bus drivers; Roberts Hawaii; at the County Business Resource Center at Maui Mall (mall hours); and at the Wharf Cinema Center Management Office (weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays).

*More info:  www.mauicounty.gov/bus

ELECTRICAL PERMIT VIOLATION FEES

The fee charged for starting work requiring an electrical permit before a permit has been obtained will increase from $200 to $500. Additionally, two new fees for permit violations will be implemented: a fee of $200 for energizing an electrical installation without inspection approval, and a fee of $200 for concealing electrical wiring prior to inspection approval.

FURLOUGH DAYS

County of Maui offices will be closed on one furlough day per month; for schedule information, visit http://mauinow.com/2010/06/20/mayor-charmaine-tavares-announces-county-of-maui-furlough-schedule/

GOLF FEES AT WAIEHU GOLF COURSE

Description                                           From                To

Rates – weekdays:

  • Residents with Resident Card     $8                     $10
  • Military                                      $8                     $10
  • Retirees with Resident Card       $3                     $5
  • Non-Maui County Hawaii Residents with Hawaii Driver License or Hawaii State Identification Card                                                  $30                   $35
  • Non-Residents                          $50                   $55

Rates – weekends and holidays:

  • Residents with Resident Card     $8                     $10
  • Military                                      $8                     $10
  • Retirees with Resident Card       $5                     $7
  • Non-Maui County Hawaii Residents with Hawaii Driver License or Hawaii State ID Card                                                                  $30                  $35
  • Non-Residents                          $55                   $55

Rates – monthly:

  • Students of State of Hawaii through age 18                                                                                                                                $8                     $10
  • Club No Show Fee (unused pre-booked blocked time)                                                                                                                 $8/person         $10/person
  • Tournament Fee                        $8/person         $15/person
  • Lost/Replacement Card Fee       $5                     $5

LANDFILLS

Reduced hours at all County landfills will begin July 1, 2010.

The new landfill hours of operation are:

  • Central Maui Landfill: Monday – Saturday: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sunday: CLOSED
  • Olowalu Convenience Center: Monday – Saturday: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Sunday: CLOSED
  • Hana Landfill: Tuesday – Saturday: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Sunday & Monday: CLOSED
  • Molokai Landfill: Tuesday – Saturday: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Sunday & Monday: CLOSED
  • Lanai Landfill: Tuesday – Saturday: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

For general landfill information, visit  www.mauicounty.gov/solidwaste.

POOL CLOSURES

All County swimming pools will close one day per week except during weeks containing a County-observed holiday, when they will close on the holiday instead. Additionally, except for pre-scheduled County pool programs, Kahului Pool (Old Salvation Army) and Old Wailuku Pool will be closed daily. The public is advised to call the Maui County Pools information line at 270-8208; the recorded message is updated by 9 a.m. daily.

CENTRAL MAUI:

  • Sakamoto Pool closed Mondays
  • New Wailuku Pool closed Thursdays
  • Kokua Pool closed Tuesdays

UPCOUNTRY

  • Upcountry Pool Complex closed Tuesdays

KIHEI

  • Kihei Aquatic Center closed Wednesdays

LAHAINA

  • Lahaina Aquatic Center closed Thursdays

REAL PROPERTY TAX RATES

Real Property Tax rates per one thousand dollars of net taxable assessed valuation will increase in some categories.

Description                               From                To

  • Improved Residential     $4.85                $5.00
  • Apartment                     $4.55                $5.00
  • Commercial                   $6.25                $6.25
  • Industrial                       $6.50                $6.50
  • Agricultural                    $4.50                $5.00
  • Conservation                 $4.75                $5.00
  • Hotel & Resort              $8.20                $8.30
  • Time Share                    $14.00              $14.00
  • Unimproved Residential $5.35                $6.25
  • Homeowner                   $2.00                $2.50
  • Commercialized Residential                   $4.00 (new)

More information is available at www.mauicounty.gov/finance

REFUSE COLLECTION

The furlough schedule will result in a change to the normal refuse collection schedule for Molokai and Hana customers. More information is available at www.mauicounty.gov/solidwaste

  • MOLOKAI:  Regularly scheduled Friday pickups will be made on Wednesdays during weeks containing a furlough day.
  • HANA:  Friday pickups will be made on Thursdays during weeks containing a furlough day.

TIPPING FEES

In the County’s solid waste program, tipping fees at the landfill will be raised from .205 to .0305 cents per pound, or about $3 per ton.

Description                               From                To

  • Tipping fee per ton        $58                   $61

Fees will be increased in areas where there are no scales for weighing:

Description                                             Misc. Trash ($/Load)  Greenwaste ($/Load)

Old       New      Old       New

  • Category I gross vehicle weight 10,000 lbs                     $33       $52       $5         $21
  • Category II gross vehicle weight 10,000 to 19,999           $65       $102    $8         $34
  • Category III gross vehicle weight 20,000 to 25,999           $95       $150    $12       $51
  • Category IV 12 cubic yard  capacity                               $105     $166    $13       $56
  • Category V 20 cubic yard capacity                                 $180     $285    $21       $90
  • Category VI Roll Off (not compacted)                            $257     $408    $31       $132
  • Category VI Roll Off (compacted)                                  $398     $630    $47       $201
  • Category VI 42 cubic yard front end loader                     $459     $720    $54       $231
  • Category VI 20 cubic yard  front end loader                    $218     $340    $25       $107

WASTEWATER

The monthly base charge for wastewater is increased by $1 a month or about 5 cents per day for a single family residence, from monthly base charge of $25.50 to $26.50. (Rates will increase an average of 4.5% in all categories.)

WATER

Water rates will increase by about $1.75 a month or about 6 cents per day for the average residential family.

File image by Wendy Osher.

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