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Ask The Mayor: Will Downed Tree Pose Safety Hazard?

March 9, 2015, 10:57 AM HST
* Updated March 16, 3:05 PM
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Kilohana, file photo courtesy County of Maui, Ryan Piros.

Kilohana, file photo courtesy County of Maui, Ryan Piros.

The mayor answers questions from the public in this series.

By Mayor Alan Arakawa

Q: There is a very large, standing dead tree adjacent to the county water tank located on the corner of Kilohana and Kapili in Kīhei. Aside from being a neighborhood eyesore, it poses a safety hazard. Should the tree fall during a windstorm, it will cause significant damage to the water tank and/or serious injury to anyone passing by. Your assistance in getting this potential hazard removed is greatly appreciated. Mahalo.

A: My staff forwarded your comments to the Water Department, which reviewed the location of the tank and the tree you mentioned. It was determined that the tree is on county parks property, so I am requesting that our Parks Department look into the possible removal of the tree.

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

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