Ask the Mayor: Halloween Buses, Real Tax Maps, New Park

October 28, 2013, 12:08 PM HST · Updated November 4, 11:03 AM
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The mayor answers questions from the public in this series.

By Mayor Alan Arakawa

Central Maui Regional Park plans. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Central Maui Regional Park plans. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Q: What’s going on with the Real Property Tax maps that were available online? I tried looking up parcel information this week and had a lot of trouble doing so.

A: Yes, we had a glitch in the system this week. The problem has been reported to the vendor and they are working to resolve the issue. For future reference the website to check Maui County tax map information or to look up individual parcels is mauipropertytax.com.

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Q: Is the county going to be running extended Maui Bus schedules this Halloween? I rode it last year and it was great, but I haven’t seen anything posted this year.

A: Yes we are running extended Maui Bus schedules for Halloween this year. No reservations are required. Bus passes cost $2 or you can pay $4 for an all day pass. The two routes serving Lahaina that night are the Ka’anapali Islander Route 25 and Napili Islander Route 30. The Ka’anapali Islander is on a regular schedule until 3:30 p.m., then it begins making runs every 30 minutes the Wharf Cinema Center and making stops at Papalaua/Wainee, Lahaina Cannery Mall and Whaler’s Village. The last bus will be at 10:30 p.m. and heading towards Whaler’s Village. The Napili Islander will be on a regular schedule until 9 p.m. and then will run every hour from Whaler’s Village. The last bus will be at 11 p.m. and be Napili bound. For more information call 871-4838.

Q: I saw the pictures of the mayor and council members playing softball somewhere in Waikapu and a Maui News story talking about a new park in Central Maui. When is that park going to be ready for kids to play? We need more practice fields out there in the community.

A: The Central Maui Regional Park is a 209 acre parcel that we hope will one day be Maui’s main sports complex. Some have compared it to the Waipio Soccer Complex on Oahu but this park will be for all sports, including, but not limited to soccer. The build-out for the park will consist of 4 to 6 different phases, with Phase 1 of construction tentatively scheduled for fiscal year 2016. Right now we are hoping to have a portion of the park graded so we can take the grass from War Memorial Stadium and replant it there to create a practice field before the park is even built. That way when the stadium field is replaced with sports turf we will have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars of worth of sod and used it to build something useful for the community. Those plans are tentative however and we are still waiting to hear if it can be done.

Want to Ask the Mayor?

Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email: [email protected], phone: 270-7855 or mail: 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

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