Ask the Mayor: Who is Responsible for Land Adjacent Kamehameha Avenue?

November 20, 2016, 12:00 PM HST · Updated November 21, 11:36 AM
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Maui Now file photo. Nov. 2016

Maui Now file photo. Nov. 2016

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his office staff.

Submit your own 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.

Aloha Mayor,

Q: Who is responsible for the upkeep of the strip of land on the west side of Kamehameha Avenue between Papa Avenue and Kuhao Street in Kahului?

Why are private vehicles being allowed to be permanently parked/stored on this land? There are also piles of debris and overgrown grass and weeds there.

If you take a walk down the sidewalk in this area, you’ll discover that at least one part of it is routinely being used as a urinal.

A: The adjacent property owner is responsible for maintaining and weeding the planter shoulder area, according to Maui County Code Section 12.24A.070E.

The code also prohibits vehicles to be parked within the shoulder area.

Affected residents should contact Maui Police Department’s non-emergency number (244-6400) to notify them of the parking violation. 

The Department of Public Works will notify the adjoining owners related to maintaining the shoulder area.

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