Elizabeth Reilly provided the following information from the meeting of August 27 re plans for the cemetery in Kamilonui Valley:
The Monday night cemetery meeting resulted in the conversation with the landowner focusing on a new request which is to allow the Hawaii Kai Marina to deposit the material they dredge on the cemetery site including additional top soil. The marina's dredge material would be 50,000 cubic yards and the trucks transporting this material will not go through the subdivision -
The landowner agreed to return in October / November with his planners and drawings to show their new land plan design for the cemetery. If you missed the KITV news segment click on this link http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48814940/ns/local_news-honolulu_hi/t/residents-await-final-hawaii-kai-cemetery-plan/
Discussion at the Monday night meeting included residents asking for a reconsideration for having the cemetery in Kamilo Nui Valley since City Council approved the plans 10 years ago and design plans are changing plus the natural topography of the land has be significantly altered. Further, an Environmental Assessment may have been completed but it was not confirmed so residents asked Councilmember Chang to look into this-
If you have any concerns or thoughts please contact your elected officials and the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board. Here is an article from the paper just in case you missed it.
Mahalo to resident Allen Tateishi for the meeting signs.
Marina dredging might supply cemetery’s dirt