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TO CONTACT
THE ASSOCIATION

Pualani Estates at Kona
MANAGING AGENT
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@
pualaniestatesatkona.com


(Design Review Committee)



PET OWNERS
Please observe
County's pet leash and waste laws.

KEEP ANIMALS ON THEIR LEASH

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?
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LATEST NEWSLETTER 1-3-2020

UPDATE YOUR EMAIL TO RECEIVE HOA ANNOUNCEMENTS, NOTICES AND INFORMATION
VIA OUR NEW E-BLAST SYSTEM!

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.

NEW DATE/TIME FOR 2020 Annual Meeting: March 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Registration at 4:30 p.m. Old Airport Pavilion.

1/13/2020 - OWNER PARTICIPATON RULES/POLICY REVISED

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 follow:

  • 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.

1/9/2020 - THE WALL PAINTING PROJECT IS DONE - THANKS TO VOLUNTEERS OF THE COMMUNITY!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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...

1/8/2020 - DIRECT LINK TO HAWAIIANA SIGN-IN PAGE

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

ANT BROCHURE [.PDF BROCHURE]

9/19/2019 - PRESIDENT'S LETTER

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.

Shalom
Joel Gimpel
President

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.

heiau videos 4/18/2018 - DRC ISSUES 10TH AMENDMENT TO DESIGN REVIEW MANUAL

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

heiau videos11/15/2017 - LETTER FROM PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD REGARDING LIVING STONES CHURCH APPLICATION

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

COQUI FROGS

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

HOW TO REPORT IT ON-LINE

HOW TO DEAL WITH COQUI IN YOUR AREA

HAWAII COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS AND CC&Rs

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

REPORT VANDALISM
IN OUR COMMUNITY!

OIL SPILLS ON STREETS

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

BECOME A VOLUNTEER!

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!

SKATEBOARDING

"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.)

MAILBOX NEEDS REPLACEMENT?

NOISY DOG PROBLEM?


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

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

This is a toll-free number where the Department of Health's dispatch center will determine if an outreach call is needed. If the person is damaging property, trespassing or threatening you, please call 911.

BE PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY
American Red Cross

The American Red Cross recommends all communities to be Red Cross Ready in case of an emergency. Click the image above for some excellent emergency tips provided by the ARC

The logo and American Red Cross name are registered trademarks of the American Red Cross

PUALANI ESTATES RESIDENTIAL COLOR SCHEME

Paint

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.

http://www.westhawaiiforum.org/event-calendar/


HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
INFORMATION

CERT

GENERAL INFORMATION

HURRICANE GUIDE

More info at Civil Defense Website

Become Plant Pono

Avoid invasive plants:

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

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

PEK Newsletter Arvhives

July 2019

January 2020

CORAL BLEACHING

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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