JANUARY 2013


"Adopt the pace of nature:
her secret is patience."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
KRCA Homeowners
Board of Directors Meeting
March 20, 2013
7:00 PM Kilauea Neighborhood Center

Kalihiwai Ridge Homeowners can find official minutes to KRCA meetings by setting up their own account log in at certifiedhawaii.com. They can assist you in getting your 7 digit owner number.  After you have that you will then need to set up a user name and password.  You can also set up having the Agenda to these meetings sent to you by email the day before they are held.



My Impressions

At the annual meeting Parker Croft honored the community and KRCA board service of the late Earl Simpson who was the head of our Dam Committee.  Parker then reviewed some of the points of the settled lawsuit with our water use easement holders.  A collaborative relationship has developed with them and the DLNR who are an excellent resource for us with expertise helpful regarding our understanding of the encouraging condition of our dam.  The low level seepage studies have shown with a full lake there is no significant change from when it is at a low level.

Dues for the 2013 year will be $624.04 due on April 1st in one payment. The lake lot reserve funds will be used to pay our part of the environmental/dam studies. The recommendations from the DLNR for dam modification or removal will then be reflected in the 2014 budget to be voted on at the next annual meeting. The election of three board members going uncontested were Skylar Brown, John Donatoni, and Tom Huffman. A point of order was brought up by Jim Bray and was discussed by our legal council present who basically restated that the board has a duty to maintain the common property of KRCA which is Lake Lot 3.

KRCA Board of Directors for 2013:

Parker Croft, President 2014
Steve Mickle, Vice President 2014
Bob Turchyn, Secretary 2015
Stacie Nelson, Treasurer 2014
John Donatoni, Dam Comm 2016
Skylar Brown, Member 2016
Tom Huffman, Member 2015

Aloha, Maggie Lea


Suggested Readings:
Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation in Hawai`i: 2012
Reference:  Commission on Water Resource Management
Click here to download PDF file

Koamalu Volumes 1&2
by Ethel M Damon, 1931
A story of pioneers on Kauai and of what they built in that island garden

Sugar Water by Carol Wilcox 1996
Hawaiian & English definitions from the book:
wai - water, blood, passion, life
wai wai - wealth
pani wai - dam
water - transparent, odorless, tasteless, liquid, H2O

Wetland habitat non-invasive plant suggestions:
bacopa, makaloa, carex, aka 'akai, neke
kupukupu, laua'e

Links:

Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge
www.fws.gov/hanalei

Kauai Forest Birds Recovery Project
www.kauaiforestbirds.org 

Sounds Hawaiian
www.soundshawaiian.com/birds

National Wildlife Federation
www.nwf.org

Kalihiwai Reservoir is a
Certified Wildlife Habitat

Ducks Unlimited
www.ducksunlimited.com

Fishing Notes
www.fishingnotes.com

Hawaii Audubon Society
www.hawaiiaudubon.com

Sierra Club Hawaii
www.sierraclubhawaii.com




Sufi at the helm of Moe Moku