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October 18, 2010

Council to vote on Park Dedication Approval Process

Members of the Maui County Council this week will vote on the approval process for the dedication of land and improvements for new county parks.  The bill was designed so that park requirements would be fulfilled prior to final subdivision approval. Under existing laws, approval at times of a park dedication, takes place after the... Read more »
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September 07, 2010

Committee to consider potential new water source for Upcountry Maui

The Maui County Council’s Water Resources Committee will consider the use of the Piiholo South Well as a potential new water source for Upcountry Maui residents.  The item comes up for consideration at a special meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 9 a.m. in the Council Chambers. “Discussion on this matter is preliminary, and the focus of... Read more »
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May 18, 2010

Council Approves FY 2011 Budget on First Reading

After six weeks, eight district meetings and 27 meetings in the council chambers, the Maui County council approved on first reading yesterday its version of the 2011 fiscal year budget.  The vote was unanimous at 8-0. Budget Committee Chair Joseph Pontanilla said the budget committee recommendation decreases the Mayor’s proposed $530 million by an estimated... Read more »
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May 17, 2010

Maui Fuel, Vehicle Weight, & Real Property Taxes to be set

The Maui County council will hold a series of public hearings on Monday, May 17 to set rates for the county’s Fuel Tax, Vehicle Weight Tax, and Real Property Tax.  The proposed fuel tax is 16 cents; the proposed vehicle weight tax would increase from the current 1.75-cent tax to 2.75-cent tax for a 6,500... Read more »
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May 10, 2010

Five nominated to Maui Boards and Commissions

The council’s Committee of the Whole will consider this week the Mayor’s requests for the appointment of five people to vacancies on various boards and commissions.  The list of nominees includes: Bernice Vadla to the Board of Variances and Appeals for a term expiring on March 31, 2013.  (Proposed to replace Sandra Duvauchelle).  The council... Read more »
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May 07, 2010

Maui committee to consider cell phone driving ban

(Posted by Wendy Osher @ 9:50 a.m. 4/6/10) Maui council members will consider a bill next week that seeks to prohibit the use of cell phones and other electronic devices while driving. The bill was introduced by Councilmember Joseph Pontanilla and will be heard by the council’s Committee of the Whole. “The proposed bill mirrors... Read more »
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August 04, 2009


The county’s planning committee will begin deliberations on the General Plan.  The first meeting is set for August 4th in the Council Chambers, with additional meetings planned on Molokai, Hana and Lanai.  The general plan is the county’s primary planning tool and statement of policies. Deliberations will begin with the Countywide Policy Plan, the first... Read more »
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January 30, 2009


By Wendy Osher © 2009 Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares will present her third State of the County Address on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers on the 8th Floor of the County Building in Wailuku.  The public is free and open to the public, however seating is limited.  The address... Read more »
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