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Pualani Estates at Kona
c/o Hawaiiana Management Company, Ltd
Palani Court - Suite 215
74-5620 Palani Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
Phone: (808) 930-3218
Fax: (808) 331-1743
Email: managingagent@

(Design Review Committee)

Please observe
County's pet leash and waste laws.


Be a Good Neighbor
Manage your pets properly
and responsibly. More Humane Society info is available here.

Unusual Activity Contact Managing Agent

Contact our mayor

Got fire ants?



E-blast Announcements

Pualani "E-Blast" Notice System is up and running! You can now receive community notices and information on your email, with 3 simple steps.

Step 1. Click the green icon above to update your email address. (Your email contact information will remain confidential and not shared.)

Step 2. ADD OUTREACH@PualaniEstatesatKona.com to your email contacts/address book. (Notices can go to JUNK/SPAM if you miss this step)

Step 3. WATCH for community announcements, notices and information on your email.



A Special Meeting (open to all owners) of the Board of Directors of Pualani Estates will be held:

DATE: Wednesday September 23, 2020

TIME: 2:00 p.m. HST

PLACE: Hawaiiana Management Large Conference Room and via PHONE CONFERENCE

Please note there is limited space in the conference room due to social distancing. Only the Board will be able to attend in person. Committee Chairs are asked to attend via phone conference to answer any questions regarding the committee budget. There will be an Owners Forum at the end of this meeting.

All participants should call the 1-800 # then enter the participant code. State your name. Once you enter the call, the managing agent will ask to verify your name and lot #. Please be sure to put your phone on mute during the meeting unless you are speaking.

Phone # 1-800-390-5809 Participant Code to enter: 80 85 93 68 51

BY CALL OF: Eileen Celeste - President
BY: Angela Kaiwi - Management Executive, Hawaiiana Management Company, Ltd.


Board of Directors Special Meeting
September 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Conference Calling with GlobalMeet
To join the phone call:
Call: 1-800-390-5809 enter participant code: 80 85 93 68 51

Call to Order and Report of Quorum: President Eileen Celeste, Vice President Laurie Freeman, Secretary Debbie Pardi, Treasurer Jean Quatararo, and Directors Joel Gimpel, Renee Inaba, and Michelle Wauson.


Community Outreach (Michele Wauson)
Design Review (Laurie Freeman)
Historic Preservation Site (Ric Bumanglag & Kate Winter)
Legislative Review (Rod Quartararo)
Traffic Committee (Renee Inaba/Jeff Alexander)
Coqui Frog Task Force (Sharly Ward)
Nomination Committee (Eileen Celeste)
Website Committee (Eileen Celeste/Janet Cataldo)

New Business:

A. Annual Meeting

1. Jung memorandum with opinions and alternatives on 2020 Annual Meeting
2. Set a date for 2021 Annual Meeting

B. 2021 Budget Discussion




Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Pualani Estates will be held:
DATES: OCTOBER 14, 2020 – Wednesday
DECEMBER 9, 2020 – Wednesday
TIME: 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Hawaiian Management Conference Room and (via phone conference)

Phone # 1-800-390-5809 Participant Code to enter: 80 85 93 68 51

Please note that due to COVID 19 and the Emergency proclamation, social distancing is in place. This limits the number of people able to attend in person therefore, only Board members will attend in person along with the Management Executive. All others may join via phone conference.

President Eileen Celeste
BY: Angela Kaiwi - Management Executive, Hawaiiana Management Company, Ltd.


The Board has reported that a local police officer stated "some bad people have been trolling the neighborhood". There have been instances of crime recently in Pualani Estates. A car was stolen on S. Mea Lanakila Place, several houses were broken into on Lea Place, and mail was also stolen from mailboxes. As far as we know right now, the affected area is Lea Place, South Mea Lanakila Place, and Lalii Place on the southern side. We suggest that all homeowners and residents in Pualani Estates be vigilant in locking their cars, doors, and gates. Since some things are happening in the dead of night, we also suggest putting lights on outdoors. Please share this information with your neighbors and tenants.

Rod Quartararo of the Government Relations Committee has checked with the police and will be following up. Is anyone interested in getting involved with a Neighborhood Watch? Rod would like to get several groups going. Please contact Rod at rodquart@sbcglobal.net


The monthly community inspection will take place the week of September 8th.


Aloha Pualani Estates Owners!

A copy of 'Restated Design Committee Rules and Guidelines' dated July 17, 2020 was mailed to homeowners. After 17 years of adding Amendments to the original 2003 Design Committee Rules and Guidelines, it became apparent this document and its information needed to be updated, reorganized, expanded, restated and republished. This project is now complete. We encourage you to keep and use this booklet, but if you prefer using a PDF version of these Restated Rules and Guidelines, you can access it via our Managing Agent's website.

These Restated Rules and Guidelines will provide helpful information and guideline standards as you: 1) plan for future improvements or changes to your property and 2) maintain your residence and landscaping. You will now notice cross references to the Declaration (CC&Rs), some County codes and a better 'Section and Subsection' format. Definitions, information and some new items have been added (like concrete stains for driveways), while outdated, obsolete information and procedures (like Application fees and time schedules) have been removed.

As you may know, the "Design Committee Rules and Guidelines" are specifically authorized by the Community's Declaration and are established as an amplifying document for the purpose of: 1) supplementing, clarifying and enhancing the Declaration's (CCRs) provisions and 2) supporting the Declaration's main purpose of enhancing and perfecting the value, desirability, attractiveness and visual character of the Community. These Restated Design Committee Rules and Guidelines (now in effect) continue to support the Declaration's purpose that ultimately benefits all Pualani Estates Owners.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping to make and keep Pualani Estates an attractive and desirable place to live. We look forward to reviewing your next improvement Application and plan. We encourage you to keep and use this booklet, but if you prefer using a PDF version of these Restated Rules and Guidelines, you can access it here or by logging in to our Managing Agent's PEK website.


Due to the COVID-19 virus and while subject to change, between now and April 30, 2020, we wanted to let you know that we have made the following changes to our work place:

Our Kona office will continue to be open Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm but services will be provided only through telephone and email.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please stay safe and stay healthy!

Angela Kaiwi | Management Executive
Hawaiiana Management Company, Ltd.
Palani Court, Suite 215
74-5620 Palani Road | Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
PH: 808.593-6386 | FAX: 808.331.1743
www.hmcmgt.com | Email: angelak@hmcmgt.com


The President's letter solely represents the views, opinions and actions of the President (not the Board as a whole), concerned Owners and Traffic Committee members of Pualani Estates who are involved in these matters.

Dear Pualani Estates Owners:

I hope this finds you healthy while we try to weather the COVID-19 storm that has caused the cancellation or postponement of many functions and activities, including our association's annual meeting.

Although we've postponed our meeting until August at least, there are several recent events regarding local issues facing our community that should be brought to your attention now so that you can, if you choose, take action.

First, with respect to the proposed KV3 Royal Vistas Housing Project (formerly "Kona Village") 450 unit condo development on 70 acres north of Lako Street and Kona Vistas subdivision, a new plan has not yet been filed by the developer. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will inform you of any developments as soon as possible. There are additional important avenues that we may need to pursue in relation to this development to protect our community from harm. Director Inaba and I had a brief preliminary review of these issues with legal counsel in August 2019, which may need further consideration by the HOA membership.

In a related matter, the County's Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation Commission (PONC) narrowly rejected a recommendation filed in 2019 by the President of the Kona Vistas Board, which we and many others strongly supported, that the County acquire the 70 acre property to preserve it for the public. Renee Inaba has been involved with concerned community members in Pualani Estates, and Kona Vistas leadership, and other Kona constituencies are also concerned. Most importantly, A new and updated application urging county acquisition to preserve the property was filed under the name "Holualoa Hui Lands/`Io Hill Preservation" on February 28, and has been accepted by PONC for review at its meeting in early May.

We will certainly support this new application to preserve and protect this open space, and we invite your testimony in support of county acquisition as well. Assuming you are sheltering in place, you can submit testimony by e-mail to ponctestimony@hawaiicounty.gov. Be sure to indicate the project name shown above on the subject line of your e-mail, and provide your name and address. If you need assistance with talking points for testimony, please visit with Renee as she can share key points from past testimony as well as current areas of focus you might want to address. A newly assigned filing number will also be available shortly and will be needed along with the submission project name.

In yet another matter, December 2019 filings by Suffolk Investment, developers of the property makai of Hwy. 11 and across from Puapuaanui St., seek a time extension and permission to reduce the size of the proposed commercial development from 93,600 to 60,000 sq. ft., while adding 136 multi-family residential units to the 250 units in the original application, which was filed in 2005. The Leeward Planning Commission had a hearing on February 20, but notices were not timely provided or mailed to nearby homeowners or the Kona Traffic Safety Committee, so only one person testified. The Planning Department recommended against the application, so the Planning Commission placed the matter on its agenda for consideration on March 19. We since learned that the March 19 meeting was canceled, and that the matter has been placed on the Commission's agenda for consideration on April 16. We will press for the allowance of additional public testimony in view of the above-mentioned Notice problems.

The traffic study accompanying the application fails to accurately account for the already poor traffic flow, often at a standstill, on Hwy 11 between Henry St. and Kamehameha III Rd. during morning and afternoon hours on most weekdays, which would be exacerbated by the proposed development.

Before the onset of the pandemic, we had considered doing our own traffic count at the Puapuaanui/Hwy 11 intersection to graphically demonstrate one of the many serious shortcomings in the applicant's filing. But the recent business, school and entertainment venue closings have understandably minimized traffic on Hwy 11, and would probably negate the value of such a study at this time. We will mention, however, that the developer's study, done in early May last year, was too late for our winter "snowbird" season and too early for our summer vacation tourism season, so it probably undercounted the usually bumper-to-bumper peak hour traffic during most of the year.

Our Traffic Committee, led by Jeff Alexander, will submit testimony and coordinate our response. I also plan to submit testimony, and invite all of our owners to submit their personal testimony as well to the Leeward Planning Commission regarding this proposal. Written testimony regarding Suffolk Investment, LLC Applications for Amendment to Ordinances may be e-mailed to the County Planning Director addressed as follows: michael.yee@hawaiicounty.gov. Again, please be sure to indicate the name on the subject line of your e-mail, and provide your name and address.

Aloha, shalom, and best wishes,

Joel Gimpel, President
Pualani Estates at Kona Homeowner's Association


Aloha everyone and thank you, Mr. President, for your letter. For this quarter, rather than a formal newsletter, I'm going to share some tidbits of information and Committee updates.

I do send my well wishes to all of you today. Yes, we are on a lockdown here in Hawaii, wisely called before we were inundated with Covid-19 cases. Essential workers are going in, but the rest of us are pretty limited to shopping for needed supplies such as food and household/personal, take-out at restaurants, and medical visits. This is truly a shared moment in time that affects our whole Pualani Estates community. We're all practicing social distancing now, but that doesn't stop us from connecting. As I walk my dog Lola I see neighbors out walking also, even having good conversations on opposite sidewalks. People are weeding their yards – what a tidy community we'll have on April 30th! Let's all be our neighbors' caregivers, sharing a smile and a wave, checking up on the kupuna, sharing food and supplies with others, helping each other as needed. It is now suggested that we all wear some type of barrier when going out. A bandana or mask would do the trick if you can't stay home. Jean Quartararo and I are sewing cloth barrier masks for the medical community and hospitals. As time allows us, we would like to extend an offer of a mask for those in Pualani Estates who need one. This is a double layer of cloth, not medical grade but protection from outside moisture and face touching. Just contact me at eileenceleste@pualaniestatesatkona.com and we'll deliver the mask to your doorstep.

Some local businesses are doing their part also. After cleaning the stores thoroughly, some stores are offering early Kupuna Shopping Hours: KTA Kona Sun. and Weds. 5am-6am, KTA Keauhou Sun. and Weds. 6am-7am, Costco Tues. and Thurs. 8am-10am, Target Weds. 7am-8am, Sack & Save Tues., Thurs, and Sat. 5am-6am, Safeway Tues. and Thurs. 6am-9am, Walmart Tues. 6am-7am. That's what I found as of this writing; things may change.

Thanks to the Hawaii Agriculture Foundation, foodagogo.org is a great resource for information about take-out and delivery by local restaurants. Let's support them so they'll stay in business! There are lots of alternatives to binge-watching TV too. Tour a museum via https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museumsgalleries/museums-with-virtual-tours. Want to exercise your mind? https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-awesome-websites-free-college-courses-online/ if you haven't yet, join NextdoorPualaniEstates via nextdoor.com where neighbors share questions and answers. If you're feeling stressed you may want to listen to this https://www.kwxx.com/episode/island-conversations-65-dealing-with-the-stress-of-covid-19-with-drkatherine-may/ offered by a Nextdoor neighbor. And, of course, just sitting on your lanai, appreciating where we live is always a great activity. Let's "quaranteam" out of concern for our island ohana!

PEK Secretary, Eileen Celeste

You can send an email to Angela at Hawaiiana Management via angelak@hmcmgt.com Ric has been updating the PEK website with local and state Covid-19 information. Check it out at http://pualaniestatesatkona.com/



  • Our goal is to stop the spread of invasive frogs in our subdivision. You can help by checking new plants
    you bring home; coqui can also be introduced by landscapers bringing trimmings into PEK. The
    committee has chosen Kaoahi Coqui Control to help with the problems in the community. They are
    quick and efficient with coming to your home and know exactly what to do.

  • If you have a coqui problem, please contact Noah at 329-6220. Then forward the invoice to Angela at
    Hawaiiana as the HOA will reimburse you up to $135. This is the short-term plan.

  • The long-term plan is eradication. In the future, we will be scheduling the hardest hits area of Mea
    Lanakila Street and the surrounding area, a 30' perimeter of the vacant land that also harbors this
    invasive species. We will quiet these pests!

  • A homeowner was not able to get rid of the coqui in her yard nor on her hillside. She was told to call
    Noah and was very pleased with the quick reply and the even quicker capture of the frogs. They were
    in and out of her property in fifteen minutes, taking less than five minutes to catch and eradicate each of
    the two coqui and then sprayed her hillside. Peace and quiet from then on, so she heartedly
    recommends Noah to all neighbors!


  • Good news! Effective February 1st, all applications are NO FEE. The Application is available through
    the Community Website and from Angela at HMC.

  • If you are planning any exterior changes, additions or improvements to your home or yard, for example:
    repainting your home, adding a fence, wall or landscaping, please submit your Application and plan for
    review, prior to starting your project. The Committee will work quickly to review your plan information,
    (including color choices, materials and location) and approve accordingly.

  • We are continuing to work closely with our legal counsel and Design Architect on the restated Design
    Rules and Guidelines. The updated guidelines will be helpful when plans to expand or change the
    residence or landscaping are being considered.


Rod Quartararo has been awaiting the election of officers so that he can complete the committee with a Board
Member as required. In the meantime, he is working to bring the possibility of mail boxes for Phase 3 and has
been in contact with both the local postmaster and the US Post Office in Washington D.C.


Homeowners can read a copy of the latest Heiau report at the Hui's official website by clicking on the "NEWS"
tab at the top of the webpage. The website address is: http://www.pualaniestatesatkona.com/keaukukuiula/"


Right up to the lockdown, Michele Wauson was passing out Welcome Gifts and Rules/Information Packets to
new owners and tenants, lending the PEK Makita blower to owners to eradicate coqui frogs, and was also
informing neighbors about the Little Red Fire Ants.


We have been working with Ric Bumanglag, our webmaster, to update the website to make it user-friendly and
accurate. At this time the committee is finalizing what we need/want done on the upgraded PEK website and
are awaiting a final price for the project. We will then present a definitive website look/configuration with an
exact price to the board.


News Release

The West Hawai'i Civic Center (WHCC) VRL office is expected to be open on Tuesday, March 24th. Please check our website to confirm. Please anticipate that limited service may be offered for the next two weeks at most of our offices.

To minimize the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) within Hawai'i County, there are alternate ways to renew your vehicle registration or driver's license that do not require an in-person visit:

• Vehicle registration renewals:

o Mail in renewals: (2) use the online application forms: or

o Visit our kiosks.

Mail-in renewals can be sent to County of Hawai'i, Motor Vehicle Registration, 101 Pauahi St., #5, Hilo, HI 96720. Online renewal applications can be found on our County website at: https://mvr.ehawaii.gov/renewals/lookup.html?county=hawaii. Our kiosks are located at the Safeway stores in Hilo and Kona, as well as at Foodland in Waimea.

• Driver's License or State ID's renewals (issued after May 1, 2014) can be mailed in to 349 Kapi'olani St., Hilo, HI 96720. Duplicate license requests will also be accepted by mail. Please see our website at www.hawaiicounty.gov/departments/finance/vehicle-registration-licensing for application details and forms. License-holders who are 72 or older and renewed on or after January 1, 2018 may also renew by mail. Eligible applicants may request a renewal by mail packet through email to: renewals@hawaiicounty.gov. The mail-in renewal option will also be available for people aged 72 and older who were issued a state ID on or after May 1, 2014. The state ID is good for eight years.

What is your County government doing to help?

• We are offering 60-day automatic extension for driver's licenses, state IDs, and learner's permits that are expiring in March, April, or May 2020 (valid in Hawai'i only).
• We are offering extended hours of operation, including several Saturday dates, once the COVID-19 crisis has passed.

We recognize that getting a "Gold Star" compliant driver's license or state ID is important to many of you wanting to be able to travel after October 1, 2020; however, please be aware there are several other types of identification that TSA will accept.

These include:

• US Passport or US Passport Card
• DHS Trusted Traveler Card (Global Entry, Nexus, Sentri, Fast)
• US Department of Defense ID (including ID's issued to dependents)
• Permanent Resident Card
• Border Crossing Card
• DHS Designated Enhanced Driver's License
• Federally Recognized Tribal-Issued Card
• HSPS-12 PIV Card, Foreign Government-Issued Passport
• Canadian Provincial Driver's License
• Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Card
• Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
• US Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (1-766)
• US Merchant Mariner Credential.

Be advised that TSA has revised their current policy, and are accepting expired Driver's Licenses and State ID's, so long as they haven't been expired for more than 90 days.

The interior lobbies of all our Vehicle Registration & Licensing offices will be restricted to only those customers that are performing transactions at the window. All customers waiting to be serviced will need to wait outside the lobbies and adhere to social distancing norms. The recommended spacing between customers is 6 feet apart. We will be moving to an appointment system in the near future.

Additionally, we highly encourage the following courtesies to fellow customers:

• While you can legally renew your driver's licenses or state ID within 6 months of the expiration, please consider renewing only if it's expired or will be expiring within the next 21 days, so that we can prioritize service to those with the most urgent renewal needs.

• If you happen to be in a line outside one of our offices, please try to allow adequate spacing for "social distancing" between customers.

• If you are not feeling well or have recently traveled anywhere outside Hawai'i, please make sure you've completed a minimum of 14 days of self-isolation and have no flu-like symptoms before scheduling an in-person office visit.

• Please consider postponing special requests, such as ordering customized "vanity" license plates.

For further information, please call the Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division at 961-8351.


March 20, 2020

Dear Pualani Estates Ohana,

The Board of the Pualani Estates of Kona Homeowners Association, in consultation with the Association Manager and Attorney, has been planning for contingencies that may arise in the community as a result of the spread of COVID-19.

Based on advice that has been circulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Hawaii Department of Health, we have detailed some possible scenarios and our current plans to deal with them. These plans are subject to change based on CDC guidance and advice from our professional partners.

Association Operations: Meetings and Events: The CDC has recommended against any gatherings of 10 or more people through the middle of May, therefore, we are postponing the Annual Meeting and a future date has yet to be determined. We are anticipating an extensive period of time until this crisis is over.

Proxies: In the meantime, please continue to send in proxies for this Annual Meeting. They're good for 11 months and will be used to hold the 2020 Annual Meeting once it is safe to gather together. Owners will be notified in writing of the new date, time and venue once it has been confirmed.

Violations: During this stressful time, the Board wants you to be aware of, but not overly challenged by the pending violations. Therefore, the Board has agreed to extend the resolution time for violation letters being sent out in March and allow an additional 30 days to resolve the violations. Please contact the Managing Agent for assistance in resolving them.

Social distancing: Many experts are also urging people to practice "social distancing", which is the idea of maintaining a 6-foot distance between other people. It also means limiting nonessential travel, avoiding public transportation when possible, working from home and skipping social gatherings.

If you get sick:

Medical authorities are strongly urging all persons who exhibit symptoms to stay home and avoid public spaces unless you need medical care. You also should separate yourself from other people and pets in your home.

If you need to visit a doctor or get tested for COVID-19, develop a plan before you go:

- Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
- Wear a facemask if you are sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Wash your hands often.
- Avoid sharing household items such as utensils, plates, glasses and towels.
- Clean all "high-touch" surfaces such as counters, tables, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, phones, keyboards and remotes.

We are prepared to reasonably accommodate an owner who is sick by postponing violation hearings and granting payment extensions if appropriate.

Your Board does not and will not make any of the decisions mentioned above lightly. These actions are being taken to help protect the health and welfare of the residents of our community. We pledge to keep you informed of all relevant developments and how they affect associa-tion operations.

It is also incumbent upon residents to take this situation seriously and to do their part to minimize the spread of this deadly disease. The association highly encourages you to review safety guidelines and look for updates from the CDC, the local health department and the World Health Organization.

If you have any questions, please contact me at angelak@hmcmgt.com.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Stay safe and healthy.


On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Pualani Estates at Kona
Angela Kaiwi
Management Executive


Extended Hours for Public Calls to AUW 2-1-1 on COVID-19

Aloha United Way has extended its public call center hours to 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days a week.

For more information or questions about COVID-19:

Community Surveillance Initiative

The Hawaii Department of Health is launching a statewide surveillance testing program to identify cases of community spread of the coronavirus. This additional layer of testing helps detect COVID-19 cases earlier so that appropriate steps can be taken to contain the virus. About 200 COVID-19 tests will be conducted each week under the program. Samples collected for influenza testing from patients with respiratory symptoms will be randomly selected and also tested for COVID-19. These samples are collected by healthcare providers in doctor's offices and other outpatient settings. The information will help responders understand the scope if such a spread when it occurs.

Continued Contact Follow-Up

The Department of Health is conducting contact tracing and follow-up on the cases associated with the Grand Princess cruise ship in addition to the traveler who had recent travel to Washington State via Hawaiian Airlines. Healthcare workers exposed to the individual without proper precautions are being monitored for symptoms for 14 days.

Precautions for seniors

Seniors are at a greater risk for COVID-19, especially those who have underlying health conditions. Older adults and individuals with underlying health issues should avoid non-essential travel, including cruises. Neighbor island residents with scheduled medical treatment or follow-up care on Oahu should consult with their doctors. Seniors should avoid large crowds, wash their hands often, and keep medications and groceries on-hand.

For the latest situation reports from the World Health Organization, visit who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports.

DOH advises people who think they may have symptoms of COVID-19 to contact their healthcare provider in advance of going to a medical facility.

  • Tell your provider about your symptoms and any recent travel. Healthcare providers will discuss any possible cases of COVID-19 with DOH to determine if testing is needed.
  • Consider utilizing tele-health services, if available.
  • Avoid traveling or leaving home if you are sick, except for visiting your doctor after contacting them in advance.

Presumptive Positive: A presumptive positive result is when a patient has tested positive by a public health laboratory, but results are pending confirmation at CDC. For public health purposes, a presumptive positive result using the CDC test is treated as a positive.

Confirmed: Meets CDC criteria and positive test result received from a certified laboratory.

Person Under Investigation (PUI): Meets CDC criteria for investigation and testing pending.

Quarantine: Individuals are required to remain in a designated location and separated from others. They are actively monitored by Department of Health staff. Quarantine is enforceable by law.

Monitoring: Individuals voluntarily remain at home and refrain from work, school, gathering places, and public transit. They communicate daily with Department of Health staff.

Guidance for schools and childcare programs

The CDC recently posted interim guidance for administrators of childcare programs and K-12 schools to plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19. School closures have taken place in Japan and South Korea.

National travel advisories

Before traveling, review Travel Advisories and Alerts for destination(s) at www.travel.state.gov/destination. The State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide specific advice to travelers on their websites.

Preventing the spread of misinformation and disease

The Department of Health is committed to sharing information as it becomes available. People are urged not to spread misinformation or inaccurate statements that are not confirmed, and keep updated and informed on the situation. Everyone can help prevent the spread of respiratory illness with these everyday actions.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from illnesses, including COVID-19. Keep in mind that supplies are limited and we need to make sure there are enough masks for our front-line health care workers. If you are sick then wear a mask to protect the people around you.
  • Prepare for the possibility that people may want to stay home or may be asked to stay home to prevent the spread of illness.
    • If you have daily medication needs, have more than a week's supply on hand and have as much on hand as your insurance will allow you to have.
    • Not everyone can afford to stock up on supplies or has the space to store them, but anything you can arrange in advance means one less inconvenience or one less trip to the store while you are sick.
    • Make family plans for the possibility of school or day care closures. Do some contingency planning in advance at the family level.
  • Sign up for public notifications at health.hawaii.gov/news/covid-19-updates.



Hawai'i County has opened a call center to answer questions about Coronavirus, and the community is encouraged to call in to get the most up-to-date and accurate information about the virus.

The call center in Hilo is taking calls seven days a week, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please call 935-0031 with your questions about Coronavirus (also known as COVID 19).

The call takers advise callers about practicing good hygiene such as frequent washing of hands, good cough and sneeze etiquette and staying home when sick. Callers who report feeling sick are advised to contact their doctor or primary care provider.

Callers can receive information about the status of Coronavirus, the status of any closures or cancellation of events, and related subjects.

For more detailed questions, callers will be directed to go to the State Department of Health website at health.hawaii.gov and the County Civil Defense Agency website at www.hawaiicounty.gov (Click on Departments, Civil Defense). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website is at www.cdc.gov .

We appreciate our community's kōkua in helping each other stay healthy and safe.


The Board recently revised the Owner Participation Rules/Policy. This policy will apply to all Board Meetings or Special Meetings of the Association. The rules are as follows:

  • At the discretion of the Chairperson or the Board, a special 15 - 20 minute 'Owner's Forum' for Owners' concerns, may be allocated at the beginning of the meeting. If time is allocated a.) Owners who are not Board members who desire to speak or read their written statement must be recognized by the Chairperson, b.) Each Owner must state his or her name and Lot number before each speech. c.) Each Owner will have 3 minutes per speech with a maximum of two speeches per item.
  • Owners may also participate by providing a written statement in lieu of the verbal statement. Please submit written questions to the Managing Agent at least 7 days in advance of a meeting in order to permit a response from the Board of Directors.
  • No recording devises or equipment will be allowed.
  • Owners will have the opportunity to participate during the Board meeting at the discretion of the Chairperson.
  • Participation is limited to 3 minutes per Owner. The Board, by majority vote, may extend or limit this time for any agenda item.
  • All participation is to be directed to the Chairperson, not directly to other individuals at the meeting. Personal attacks, vulgarity, or offensive language can result in termination of additional participation at the meeting.

The Owner Participation Rules/Policy was adopted on 12/7/2017 Board meeting and sent to all Owners on January 8, 2018. This policy was revised on September 18, 2019 with a second revision submitted for Board ratification on December 11, 2019.



With the help of Community volunteers, the walls of the drainage lot are now painted one color! Lots of hard work and time went into this project to prep the walls, clean up, haul away years of debris (including a car bumper), then cover the walls with a solid color concrete stain.

It looks GREAT! THANK YOU, Jean and Rod Quartararo, Sue and Bryant Ching, Hershel Freeman and Board members, Barry Stone and Laurie Freeman!

Following are some photos of the project...


For the convenience to all homeowners who use the Hawaiiana website to sign-in to access certain Pualani Estates Association documents, we have added a direct link from this page to their site. The link is located in the upper right corner of this web page identified by the Hawaiiana logo above.

12/24/2019 - FIRE ANTS

These invasive Little Fire Ants are spreading in Pualani Estates. Our homeowners, their children and pets have been impacted by these ants. Anyone who has been stung knows how the painful irritating and long lasting itchy rash or welts can be. Dogs and cats have been stung in their eyes which causes a clouding of the cornea resembling cataracts and can eventually cause blindness.

Prevention is the first line of defense against LFA's so PLEASE survey your property to identify if you have these ants. Smear creamy peanut butter onto chopsticks or posicle sticks and place them in shady,moist areas on grass, soil and or vegetation. Check the sticks after about an hour to see if you have these ants. They are slow moving completely orange in color and very tiny. 1/16" of an inch.

If you see ants on the sticks, drop sticks into Ziplock bag and place in freezer overnight. If you don't have ants but your neighbor does, then eventually you will too! The best way to manage these ants is for the whole neighborhood to work together. That involves using baits in granule and gel form.

The Hawaii Ant Lab when contacted, works free of charge with communities to spread knowledge and offers help with prevention and treatment methods.

Call (808) 209-9014 or visit office at 79-7381 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, HI 96750. Also can go to website at www.littlefireants.com



Board President Joel Gimpel presented his President's Letter to the Board at the September 18 Board of Directors' Meeting on September 18. The following is a copy.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT September 16, 2019

Aloha, good afternoon, and welcome. I hope your Labor Day weekend was a pleasant one, and that your East Coast friends and relatives were not harmed by Hurricane Dorian, My sisters-in-law in central Florida, and my sister in Greensboro, North Carolina, experienced only minor discomfort. Miraculously, my North Carolina sister's vacation condo near Beaufort on the outer banks wasn't damaged. This report will focus on those matters that have occupied a good deal of my attention since our July 10 meeting, and which could have significant effects for our budget considerations.

Living Stones Church Application for Special Permit

As I reported in July, the Leeward Planning Commission, after hearing from the applicant's planning consultant, the Planning Department, and 16 members of the public, voted unanimously to approve the application. I should note that a number of Pualani Estates residents voiced support for the application, noting that a church was preferable to a commercial or residential development. Fortunately, the approved plan requires that the applicant provide a second access/egress route from Hualalai Road as we had urged in order to assure access in case of emergency, and to require that construction vehicles access the property via the route from Hualalai Rd. In addition, the requirements include noise and construction time restrictions. With respect to the traffic concerns, it was noted that the bulk of church attendance and resulting traffic will occur on Sunday mornings, and would not therefor add to weekday congestion. Nothing has transpired since then.

Community Associations of Hualalai (CAH) v, County of Hawaii, et al

I've also heard nothing from counsel since the May 3, 2018, oral argument before the Hawaii Supreme Court. We're still awaiting the Court's decision, and hoping that it will order the County to hold a public hearing on Bolton's application to renew his special permit. In the meantime, I've heard of jackhammer noise complaints and members of the Hualalai Coalition intend to ask the Planning Department to investigate to assure that Bolton is complying with the operational condition that he not import rock for crushing.

Kona Village Development Project

As I've reported, this project met much community resistance, and the Planning Director's refusal to consider the developer's application for a new plan and another five year time extension for a 450-unit condo development on 70 acres between the property owned by Gomes immediately south of Pualani Estates, and north of Kona Vistas without significantly more detailed information and a current traffic study has delayed the developer's plans. To our knowledge, the developer has not yet filed a revised application.

In the meantime, we joined with the Kona Vistas Homeowner's Association to support the County's acquisition of the land in question to preserve it as open space, thereby preventing future development. In April, our Board submitted testimony to the PONC reporting our association's overwhelming vote in support of a motion urging the County of Hawai'i to acquire, after careful assessment of the market value, the 70 acres in question in order to improve upon public access, open space, and natural resources preservation, and further, to assure our association's willingness to be part of the long-term support of preservation of open space of the property. Testimony in support was also submitted by our Heiau Committee in May.

The PONC met in Kona on July 8, and we again submitted testimony in support of the public acquisition. On Wednesday, September 4, we learned that the matter was on PONC's agenda for its Monday, September 9 meeting in Hilo. I submitted testimony supporting the acquisition on Thursday, September 5, which was PONC's deadline for written comments. Renee Inaba, who has spearheaded our efforts on this issue, also submitted written testimony. We've not yet heard of any decision by the Commission.

Other Issues

Finally, I've learned that several homes on North Mea Lanakila have been raided by red ants, and that the owners are here to ask if the association can assist in their removal.

Joel Gimpel

heiau videos 6/1/2018 - ASSOCIATION RULES REVISED

The Board of Directors have approved the latest revisions to the Association's Rules. A copy has been posted on this and Managing Agent website. To see a copy, go here.


A new 10th Amendment has been issued by the DRC. The new amendment is accessible from the PEK Documents and Forms website or here.


Dear Pualani Estates Members:

For your information, your Board of Directors has submitted the attached comments on the Application for Special Permit filed by the Living Stones Church to the Planning Director of the County of Hawaii.

We wish to thank those of you who offered comments to us; we found them quite helpful. We've since learned that several graves have been discovered on the site, which will probably delay Planning Department action for a while. In any event, we will keep you informed as we learn of further developments.

Aloha, and have a joyous Thanksgiving.
Joel Gimpel
President, Board of Directors


Report invasive species to the State's toll free pest hotline at 643-PEST




The Hawai`i County Planning Department has issued a notice regarding building permits that may/may not comply with CC&Rs.



See Hawaii County Code, Chapter 22 - County Streets, Section 22-2.3 - Damage


Your Association is always in need of more volunteers! Please consider joining one of our community committees! We ALL BENIFIT from lending a hand now and then--even if it is for just one year!


"No person shall ride a coaster, roller skates, roller blades, skateboard, or any similar device upon any sidewalk or sidewalk area..." - Hawaii County Code Chapter 24 Vehicles and Traffice Look for Section 24-4 (Use of coasters, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards... devices prohibited.)



(including who to call)
Questions: 808-329-1175

Mental Health Access Line - 1-800-753-6879

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Planning to paint the exterior of your home? Need help in selecting the approved colors? You can now find helpful planning information on our Paint and Color Scheme on our website.

Community Enterprises is a private non-profit organization. Its West Hawai'i Forum series explores in depth current topics of importance to the residents of Hawai'i County.






More info at Civil Defense Website

Become Plant Pono

Avoid invasive plants:

Fountain Greas
New Zealand Flax
Asparagus Fern
Night Blooming Jasmine
Kahili Ginger
Australian Tree Fern
African Tulip
Christmas Berry Trees

For more info call BIISC (Big Island Invasive Species Committee) 933-3340

PEK Newsletter Arvhives

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Why report coral bleaching?

When you report coral bleaching in your area, you're helping environmental organizations, research scientists, policymakers in Hawaiʻi, and engaged community members like yourself.

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