Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board Schedules Meetings in February-March

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The Nanakuli-Maili Neighborhood Board  No. 36 will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:00 P.M. at the Nanaikapono Elementary School Cafeteria, 89-153 Mano Avenue. New business on the agenda are these topics: Kamehameha School’s Ka Pua Initiative (development of the Kamehameha Community Learning Center in Maili), Nanakuli Public Library design and construction, and the City’s Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill Community Benefits Package.

The board’s Planning & Zoning Committee will meet on Thursday, February 21, at 7 P.M. at the Maili Community Park’s Main Room, located at 87-360 Kalaaupuni Street. Up for new discussion will be the proposed Waianae Solar Farm by Group 70 International. Immediately following this meeting will be their Education Committee at 8 P.M. Among the scheduled education subcommittee reports, the one for Vocational/Trade/Technical/Career Education may garner special interest with information on these subjects: the Aulani Resort & Spa in Ko`Olina, the Nanakuli Village Center for its commercial and business opportunities, and the Nanakuli Community Commercial & Business Center (Tropic LLC, Inc.). Other reports will deal with the private/public schools, community college/West Oahu College, Adult/Kupuna activities, and Hawaiian language/Culture. Unfinished business will deal with a proposal for a Nanakuli-Waianae Complex-wide School Community Council Forum.

The board’s Agriculture & Farming Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 6, starting 6 P.M. at the Maili Community Park. There will be a report regarding agriculture and farming projects  and programs at Nanakuli High and Intermediate, Waianae High, Nanakuli Elementary, and Makaha Elementary. A second report will deal with community projects – MAO Organic Farms, Kaala Farms, Kahumana Organic Farm & Restaurant (Agri-Tourism), and Mana Mana Lima, Inc. (Agri-Business). The third report will cover agriculture organizations – West Oahu Farm Bureau with Harry Choy and  Mikilua Farmers Association with Sophie Flores. Also planned is a presentation about the Nanakuli Community Commercial & Business Center (Tropic LLC). Old business will deal with genetically modified organisms (GMO) food labeling/ farming and with GMO chemical companies’ GET exemptions/tax subsidies. The Committee on Parks & Recreation will follow this meeting at 7 P.M.

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