Traffic Advisory for Wahiawa

15 05 2015

Wahiawa sewer work mapThe Department of Environmental Services is alerting the public that traffic will be affected next week as crews rehabilitate wastewater pipes in Wahiawa.  City crews and contractors will conduct sewer pipe work on the following dates and locations:

  • May 18 (Pipe Liner) – 8:30 AM-5:30 PM:  289 California Ave.
  • May 19 (Pipe Liner) – 8:30 AM-5:30 PM:  407 Kilani Ave / 1473 Hele St.
  • May 20 (Pipe Liner) – 8:30 AM-5:30 PM:  152 Wilikina Dr / 1495 Hele St.

Safety Alert for Laie

12 05 2015

LAIE, OAHU —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources is urging the public to avoid the nearshore ocean waters and shoreline in the vicinity of  Temple beach park on the north side of Laie Point, (across from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) due to possible safety hazards from broken pieces of a vessel that went aground last night and was broken up by high surf. State crews plan to conduct debris removal tomorrow morning.

Annual Prescribed Burn at Schofield Begins May 11

8 05 2015

May 7, 2015
Army takes action against summer wildfires

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – Army officials are taking action against
wildfires by conducting an annual prescribed burn of the Schofield Barracks
training range complex beginning May 11.

U.S. Army Hawaii personnel have spent the last six months preparing for the
burn by removing brush around existing range firebreaks and improving roads
throughout the range complex to provide better access for firefighters and
emergency personnel.

The Army’s plan is to conduct a deliberate and phased prescribed burn of
approximately 1,200 acres – systematically burning small areas over the
course of about one week.

“Safety is our number one priority,” said Chief Scotty Freeman, Fire
Division Chief, Directorate of Emergency Services (DES), U.S. Army
Garrison-Hawaii. “Prescribed burns are an important tool in preventing
wildfires and protecting our communities, especially as the dry summer
months approach.”

The prescribed burn will improve safety by removing highly flammable guinea
grass and other vegetation. If left unchecked, these grasses become large
fuel sources for wildfires that can be difficult to contain and threaten
area resources.

Freeman estimates that effective prescribed burns can reduce wildfire
outbreaks by as much as 75 percent.

The team will conduct final checks, May 10, to ensure all personnel,
equipment and safeguards are in place and ready. The actual burn will begin
May 11, provided weather conditions such as wind, temperature and fuel
moisture are within the regulatory parameters.

Fire officials plan to complete the burn effort in approximately one week,
pending any unforeseen issues or weather.

Burn operations will take place during daylight hours, and Army firefighters
will remain on site each night to monitor the area.

“Coordination between supporting agencies is critical for an event like
this,” said Col. Duane Miller, Director of Emergency Services, explaining
that the garrison must follow Army, state and federal requirements when
conducting a prescribed burn.

Multiple personnel from USAG-HI, the Federal Fire Department, the 8th
Theater Sustainment Command, the 25th Infantry Division, and U.S. Marine
Corps Forces, Pacific are supporting the burn effort, to include
firefighters, aviators, engineers, natural and cultural resources
specialists, explosive ordnance disposal personnel, and law enforcement

The Army has also coordinated with the Hawaii State Department of Health’s
Clean Air Branch and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who have both
reviewed and approved the prescribed burn plan.

Pupukea Road Repaving Begins May 4, 2015

29 04 2015

Pupukea Road Work May 2015

The project is scheduled to be completed in January, 2016.  Work includes: cold planing, reconstruction and resurfacing of the asphalt roadway, adjustment of utility personhole frames and covers, lane striping and marking, installation of vehicle detector loops, and locating existing personholes, valve boxes, and monuments.

Work will be done from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Residents are advised that on-street parking will be prohibited at times.  ‘No Parking Tow Away’ signs will be posted a minimum of 24 hours in advance.  Illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Motorists are reminded to observe and obey all traffic controls, posted signs, and special duty officers.  Drivers are asked to avoid unnecessary travel through the area and to consider alternate routes when possible, otherwise anticipate delays.

The contractor for the project, Grace Pacific, LLC, is responsible for coordinating local traffic.  Please call Grace Pacific, LLC at 842-3231 or AECOM at 366-2588 with concerns.

The rehabilitation project includes the following roads:Pupukea Roadwork May 2015




Honolulu Hale Open House Today

28 04 2015
EM and KHON_NACo County Day

Honolulu City Council Chair Ernest Martin speaking with KHON2 reporter Jai Cunningham inviting people to attend Honolulu Hale’s Open House in recognition of National County Government Month.









NACo County Day Banner











Sewer Work in Wahiawa

20 04 2015

Anticipate delays in Wahiawa this week due to City crews and contractors conducting sewer pipe work at these locations:

April 21. 2015     8:30 am-5:30 pm

  • 1701 Moala Pl.
  • 1613 Kamohoalii St.

• April 22, 2015      8:30 am-5:30 pm

  • 1779 Koikoi St.

• April 22, 2015     8:30 am-3:30 pm

  • 301 California Ave
  • 247 California Ave
  • 10 Cypress Ave
  • 73 Cypress Ave
  • 285 Olive Ave
  • 135 S. Kamehameha Hwy.

• April 23, 2015      8:30 am-3:30 pm

  • 407 Kilani Ave
  • 355 Kilani Ave
  • 303 Kilani Ave
  • 220 California Ave
  • 36 Ilima St.

• April 23, 2015      8:30 am-5:30 pm

  • 1001-1011 California Ave
  • 935 California Ave.
  • Behind 263 Iliwai Dr and Leilehua HS.

• April 24, 2015      8:30 am-3:30 pm

  • 81 California Ave
  • 93 California Ave
  • 152 Wilikina Dr.

URL:  Sewer Projects Construction Map

Sunset Beach Elementary teacher seeks help in national contest – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL

6 03 2015

Vote for Sunset Beach Elementary School in the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s “Teach for the Planet” challenge, which provides an opportunity for funding of innovative environmental and sustainability classroom projects. Click here to vote.

Sunset Beach Elementary teacher seeks help in national contest – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL.


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