AUGUST 2014


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

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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KRCA Homeowners
Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Kilauea Neighborhood Center

Kalihiwai Ridge homeowners can find official minutes to KRCA Board of Directors meetings by setting up their own Account Log In at
www.associaonline.com.  They can assist you in getting your 7 digit homeowner 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 e-mail the day before the meetings are held every other month.


My Impressions

It seems we are in a bit of a stall in getting motions passed to proceed with the work that needs to get done on the access road and clearing by the dam. I am hopeful next meeting will make a breakthrough, but I will be traveling so won't be reporting on the September meeting. I was happy to see water coming down the Kalihiwai Ditch via the intake stream for the first time in nearly five months of no water entering the lake from that source, so there is some progress being made in those ditch repairs.

New sandbags have been put up to keep the lake at 12ft 5in while we are determining what to do about the mid level outflow gate and ditch situation. Designs are being developed for a standpipe solution that would need to be approved by DLNR. Meanwhile we will be meeting with the water use easement holders again in October to continue working on a timeline of all work needing to be completed by January 2015 as required from the last inspection done by DLNR in April 2014.

We are also waiting to get our Kahiliholo Road repaired, resurfaced and relined by 2016 according to some County worker reports. The Phase I section of the road is in very ill repair and quite dangerous, especially at the curve near the old tree tunnel that has been trimmed. Many people drive down the center of the road to avoid all the potholes and we have been lucky not to have had a serious accident.

There will be two openings on the board come the Annual Meeting January 14, 2015 so if any homeowners are interested in running please contact one of the board members. Bob Turchyn resigned at our last meeting and Bert Lyon was appointed to fill out his term ending in January. Bert will also serve as Treasurer. Mahalo to Bob for his many years of service and we wish him well in all the projects he has planned that would keep him from continuing on the board until 2015.

Until we meet again.

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