December 2021 Updates
December 31, 2021

SMA Minor Construction

New BMPs as designed in the SMA Minor permit were put in place before any sitework commenced. At the direction of the DPP inspector we have removed BMPs where the construction is complete and the grass is in place. The construction of the SMA Minor is nearing completion. The final electrical work was completed this month and we are awaiting a final inspection from HECO and DPP to close out the permit and remove all remaining BMPs. Signs were posted facing both inside and outside the property directing pedestrians to use the crosswalk at Pupukea Road. Hanapohaku submitted a fence permit for the remaining portion along Pahoe Road on May 19th. The permit was issued on July 7th. In accordance with the settlement agreement, construction began in August and was completed on August 19th. Landscaping has been put in place around this new portion of fence. Based on comments from the hotline we have been managing the castor beans on Pahoe Road and have directed the landscaper to take special care to ensure that any invasive plants are under control. During the recent torrential rain of early December, the stormwater systems worked exactly as designed. The bioswales worked well to absorb the stormwater and the retention area at the front of the property collected any additional runoff and was well within its limits. We monitored the property throughout the storm and are happy to report that there was no significant runoff from the property. Hanapohaku received a field citation from the Department of Health for its wastewater system on December 13th. The issues have been resolved and the system is in full compliance now. A $200 penalty is being processed and we are working with the Department of Health to ensure that these issues are resolved for the future.

Tenant Compliance

All trucks completed their required two moves in November. Single-use plastics, plastic straws, and non-reef-safe sunscreen continue to be prohibited for all tenants. Tour buses continue to be prohibited from the site. All tenants have been notified to remind customers to use the crosswalk at Pupukea Road when crossing Kamehameha Highway. Any signs within 30 feet of the highway have been removed.

Baseline Inspection Report and Compliance

Inspectors from DPP visited the property unannounced in February, and conducted a baseline inspection of the entire property. Hanapohaku and others received the report on February 23rd. Hanapohaku has since reviewed the report including the photos and required changes described in it. All tents required to be removed were immediately taken down. The signs included in the report have all been removed. The electrical violations have been addressed and are awaiting a final inspection at the completion of the SMA minor construction. 

Website Information

All Hotline inquiries have been posted to the website. Communication thread with responses posted below. A monthly update with all required information was posted to the website on December 31, 2021.

Submitted content

Name: John Thielst

Thank you for removing all the castor bean plants along the Pahoe rd side of your fence. Appreciate it Thank you for maintaining that they don’t regrow


You're welcome. We will continue to monitor and maintain the area.



"McCully's Corner has become a very special place for my family."
Teri Davis
Pupukea Resident