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 a comment from the hotline we will be looking at the vegetation that has grown in around the new fence and ensuring that it is under control.
All trucks completed their required two moves in October. 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.
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 October 30, 2021.
Name: John Thielst
Good morning, From the grading done to install the chain link fence along Pahoe road you now have Castor Bean plants growing along it within your property line on the upper portion past where the planters stop. As you may know Castor Bean plants are extremely poisonous to animals and can be to humans. Can you please remove all the plants and maintain that area along fence so the Castor Bean plants do not come back. Birds and wind can spread the seeds so would be helpful to all to make sure they stay gone. Thank you
Hi John - Thanks for the heads up. Understand the concern and we will have our landscaping folks look at this area and do their best to remove the castor beans.