3/28/2017 - KIHEI CEREMONY PERFORMED AT HEIAU
The heiau is taking shape on a daily basis. As Committee Members and Volunteers pitched in to carry out the State's preservation Mitigation Plan, tall brush and weeds were removed and new ki (ti leaf plants) are now sprouting around the heiau's perimeter.
The latest development was a Hawaiian ceremony that was performed by the Heiau Committee. It marked a milestone in the Committee's commitment and progress in maintaining the heiau as required by the State Law. The kihei ho`ohanohano ceremony was conducted at sunrise on March 24th to present na kihei o ka aina...
3/23/2017 - GRAFFITI ALERT: TAKING BACK OUR COMMUNITY - REWARD OFFERED!
Vandals have again trespassed the culvert located at the entrance to Pualani Estates near the Puapua`anui and Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway intersection. It appears vandals may have used the hidden entry way leading from the ballpark to access the culvert via the underground tunnels. In addition to the bulkheads being spray painted, animal carcasses and other debris were also found.
Above: Director Pat Van Every inspects graffiti on bulkheads
On March 21, Board of Directors and other community members reviewed the extensive damage vandals continue to impose on our beautiful community. Some of the graffiti can be seen while driving up Puapua`anui Street with most of it on the southern bulkhead of the culvert. It is obvious the graffiti is rapidly increasing to other areas.
Such flagrant acts of vandalism hurts all homeowners and residents who make Pualani Estates their home. We as a community should not tolerate such behavior. We must not let such blight creep into our community. It is offensive as it is illegal. We are asking for the public’s help in identifying the culprits responsible for these malicious acts so they can be reported to law enforcement officials.
Anyone with any information about the graffiti (including the tagger's "signature") can call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers in Kona at 329-8181. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential. Residents may also contact any PEK Board Member via email. A $150 reward will be offered to a tipster who provides information leading to identification of the graffiti "POP" tagger(s).
We must take back our community and not let vandals destroy the places that we care for and live in!
Here are 3 strategies for combating graffiti in our neighborhood.
- Remove it as quickly as possible. Rapid response is the most effective way to reduce the frequency of tagging.
- Photograph tags before you remove them. Local law-enforcement agencies can bring charges against repeat offenders who leave identifying clues in their artwork.
- Get involved in your community's delinquency-prevention efforts.
3/23/2017 - 2017 HAWAI`I LEGISLATIVE OUTLOOK
DATE: Thursday, March 30, 2017 TIME: 6 PM – 8 PM
WHERE: West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers
Join the discussion online at http://www.westhawaiiforum.org/event/2017-state-legislative-outlook/
Doors will open at 5:30 pm. This program is free and open to the public. Join this important forum, and learn about the priorities and results of the 2017 legislative session from our state legislators.
West Hawai'i Forum Presenters
Senator Josh Green, District 3
Senator Lorraine Inouye, District 4
Representative Richard Creagan, District 5
Representative Nicole Lowen, District 6
Representative Cindy Evans, District 7
This West Hawai'i Forum is your opportunity to speak directly with your State and West Hawaii County representatives… Share your thoughts on the issues and priorities for Hawai'i that are important to you, your family, and the Community.
2017 Hawai'i Legislative Outlook
3/23/2017 - RAPID OHIA DEATH SYMPOSIUM
Rapid Ohia Death Symposium
West Hawaii Civic Center Council Chambers
Saturday, April 1st 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
The Rapid Ohia Death Working Group will be hosting this Symposium with presentations on the origins of Rapid Ohia Death, its discovery, treatment, management and ongoing research. The Symposium is a free public event, but space is limited. Click here for information on registration.
3/8/2017 - COMMUNITY PROXY ALERT!
Members of Pualani Estates recently received their Annual Meeting information packet. In that packet is your Proxy. It's very important to fill out and return your Proxy. NO LESS than 145 lots must be represented at the Annual Meeting (that's a Quorum). Conducting the Annual Meeting , voting and presenting information/reports can only be done when 40% of the voting membership attends the meeting in person or is represented by a Proxy.
Outreach Committee members will be going door-to-door to answer Proxy questions and collect Proxies. Filling out your Proxy completely and correctly is important. For your convenience, your Proxy can also be mailed to Pacifica Management Co. in the stamped, pre-addressed envelope. Make your Proxy count, Please be 1 of the 145 Proxies needed!
Mahalo for your help!
2/28/2017 ANNUAL HOA MEETING INFORMATION PACKET MAILED
Homeowners of Pualani Estates will be receiving their annual meeting information by early March. The packet should have all of the information needed to attend and participate in this important annual meeting.
After you've reviewed the information packet and if you wish to submit your quarry (rock crushing) or mural project questions in advance, click on the arrow below and follow the instructions:
2/18/2017 A MESSAGE FROM COUNTY OF HAWAI`I
The following is a water restriction reminder from the Department of Water Supply for customers in the North Kona area: "Due to ongoing repairs to wells in North Kona, a water restriction notice remains in effect. Customers are required to reduce water consumption by 25 percent." For further information, please call 322-0600 during normal business hours, 7:00 to 3:30.
11/11/2016 - HELP FIGHT COQUI FROG INFESTATION
The Outreach Committee has put out information on how to help eliminate/minimize coqui frog infestations in your areas.
8/22/2016 - PAINTING YOUR PUALANI HOME?
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 website.