Month: March 2019

Adventist Health Castle (AHC)-HPU-EIS

Adventist Health Castle (AHC) has been caring for the Windward O’ahu community since Castle Memorial Hospital first opened its doors in 1963, and serves a population of more than 130,000 residents. Castle Medical Center currently provides 160 hospital beds supported by more than 1,000 associates, 330 medical staff and 140 volunteers. AHC’s patient-centered care extends well beyond hospital and clinical walls through its many programs that serve the health and medical needs of the community. AHC has determined it needs to modernize its inpatient care facility, to expand outpatient facilities to meet the projected increased demand and to offer treatments not currently available in Windward O’ahu, and to consolidate its services in a centralized, natural healingenvironment. AHC purchased the 132-acre Hawai’i Pacific University (HPU) campus in 2016, securing sufficient space to create a 21st Century health care campus to meet the community’s current and future needs. The privately-owned parcel lies within the State Conservation District and was authorized for educational use as the Hawaii Loa College Special Subzone under HAR §13-5. To transform the campus as guided by the AHC Master Plan requires approval from the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to include a subzone use change. The project requires an EIS which has been published. The Public Comment Period ends on April 9. You can view the EIS here. The one concern expressed in our March...

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STEM Schalarship Available

Aloha, Chaminade University recently launched two STEM Scholarship Opportunities and we encourage students to learn more and apply before the upcoming March 15th deadline. Ho’oulu STEM Scholarship, a partnership with Kamehameha Schools, offers 100% tuition assistance for four years.National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM program offers a $10,000 annual merit scholarship for four years in addition to a student’s existing financial aid package. Priority Due Date: March 15, 2019 Click here for additional information The scholarships are available on a suite of eligible majors: Biology, Biochemistry (including Pre-Med students), Forensic Sciences, Environmental Studies, Data Sciences, and Business Entrepreneurship, and provide awardees with an education in a wide array of STEM program offerings. For more info contact: Dr. Helen Turner hturner@chaminade.edu Chaminade Financial Aid: finaid@chaminade.edu, (808) 735-4780 online:...

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Houseless Count Windward Oahu

Please Keep Contacting OUR Politicians & Media so we can get the Homeless Services and Outreach Social Workers we need ! This is important because Federal Funding is dependent on an accurate count. fyi: Last year, the Friday before the annual HUD Homeless Count Data was released, Jen Stasch, the former head of Partner-in-Care Oahu resigned !!!! This year’s head now abruptly resigns !! …. (Last year, Jen had been trying to help us get a more accurate count in Kaneohe, Kahalu’u & coastal Ko’olau Loa to Turtle Bay, where Homelessness had been rapidly growing, but we Services and need more Outreach Social Workers ! )Our rural area’s Houseless is very different than Town-side:* Majority Hawaiian *Working Local People & Families: quiet working local Houseless in tents, vehicles and on couches.** Rapidly growth of AirBnbs/Illegal Vacation Rentals up our Coasts and rents skyrocketing, we had Along our Northeast Coast, Home after Home are now Mini-Motel after Mini-Motel all up the coast to the North Shore ! * More Local Elderly on fixed incomes- I counted* Vets with PTSD who need the quiet of the Country*Homeless pushed out from the Mayor’s Sweeps Town-side This year, 2019, the number of days Volunteers could Count was limited. Training was Limited. Volunteers not encouraged in some areas. …Had repeatedly raised these concerns in last several months, that if Oahu changes the parameters of the Data...

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#30 Planing Mtg Minutes – Feb-2019

AGENDA PLANNING MEETING MINUTES TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 KĀNE‘OHE DISTRICT PARK ADMIN BUILDING CALL TO ORDER – Vice-Chair Bill Sager called the meeting to order at 7:05pm Members Present: Bill Sager, Deborah Collins, Don Dawson, Steve Minakami, Lora Burbage Visitors Present PROPOSED BRIEFING Castle-HPU EIS scheduling with decision making – G7, Christine Ruotola COMMUNITY CONCERNS BOARD BUSINESS Open board positions and officer (Secretary) position COMMITTEE DISCUSSIONS Discussed landslides and danger trees threatening trans-pali highways. Steve questioned if a rock fall roof could be built strong enough to withstand a major landslide. Sager questioned when, if ever, channelized streams through Kaneohe will be maintained. ANNOUCEMENTS Civil Beat will hold a Coffee and Conversation meeting on March 30 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at Hoomaluhia Botanical Park. Admission is free but reservations are required. ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m. Submitted by: Thomas Baldwin, Neighborhood Assistant Reviewed by: James Skizewksi, Public Relations Reviewed by:  Mo Radke, Chair Approved and Finalized by: Mo Radke,...

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