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WAIK K NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD NO. 9

 

July 2023 Minutes

 

WAIK K NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD NO. 9

INITIAL CONVENING MEETING WRITTEN SUMMARY FOR VIDEO RECORD DRAFT

TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2023

WAIK K COMMUNITY CENTER IN PERSON

Video recording of this meeting can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC0HhIK2hCQ.

Reports & other meeting materials can be found at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WMnKu3WzjbYiECztBeUSn5mSXx5xnhYz.

I. CALL TO ORDER - [0:00:00]: 6:00p.m.

Pro-Tem Chair Robert Finley called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. A quorum was established with 13 members present. Note: This 17-member Board requires nine (9) members to establish quorum to take official board action.

Board Members Present: Jillian Anderson, Robert Boyack, Michael Brown, Shotaro Dabbs, Jomel Duldulao, Louis Erteschik, Melissa Filek, Robert Finley, Daniel Jacob, Ken Jacob, Jeff Merz, Greg Misakian, Chad Snater, Sarah Worth, and Kathryn Henski (Appointed).

Board Members Absent: Lisa Cabanero and John Nigro.

Guests: Captain Keoni Abaya and Fire Fighter Brody Price (Honolulu Fire Department); Major Randall Platt and Lieutenant Lieu (Honolulu Police Department); Dominic Dias (Board of Water Supply); Bill Oku (Governor Josh Green's Office); Nola Miyasaki (Mayor Rick Blangiardi's Representative); Senator Sharon Moriwaki; Council Chair Tommy Waters and Keola Fisher (Council Chair Tommy Waters Office); Tricia Nakamatsu and Mark Tom (Prosecutor Attorney's Office); Gloria Steiner, Margaret Murchi, Katherine Li, Jady Ojiri, Ryanne Gouveia, Jacob Wiencek, Bill Millwood, Jayne, Kaui, Robert Armstrong, Charlene Watanabe, Ted Grace, Ed Springer, Tim Gary, Sally Manglicmot, Richard Byron, Brynn Ronto, Denise Boisvert, Pam Walker, Betty Cavanaugh, Patrick McCoin, Karen O'Neil, Ann Endicott, Pat Moore, Carlino Giampaolo, John Deutzman, Stan Simpson, (Residents) and Judi-Ann Smith-Kauhane (Neighborhood Commission Office). Note: Name was not included if not legible. Total Participants: 58.

Retired Police Chief Lee Donahue - [0:00:25]; Finley announced the passing of retired Chief Lee Donahue on Sunday, July 9, 2023.

Certificate of Appreciation - [0:01:20]; Finley acknowledged former board member Jacob Wiencek with a Certificate of Appreciation for his service on the Waik k Neighborhood Board.

II. CITY MONTHLY REPORTS - [0:02:15]:

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) - [0:02:23]: Captain Keoni Abaya gave the following report:

• June 2023: 4 Nuisance calls 2 cooking fires, 10 activated alarms, 216 medical calls, 8 motor vehicle crash/collisions, and 2 Hazardous Materials Incidents.

• Safety Tip: Home grilling safety tips were provided. For more information visit www.fire.honolulu.gov.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed - [0:05:10].

Honolulu Police Department (HPD) District 6 - [0:18:50]: HPD Statistics were handed out at the beginning of the meeting by Lieutenant Lieu.

• June/May 2023: Robbery: 4/4; burglary: 12/12; theft: 171/170; Unauthorized Entry into Motor Vehicle (UEMV): 14/17; assault: 39/25; sex crimes: 6/4

o Citations: Bike/skateboard on sidewalk: 29/33; speeding: 13/16; parking: 1,960/2,383; loud muffler: 15/31; and park closures: 112/133.

o Arrests: Park Closures: 15/8

o Total calls of service; 5,303/5,258. For more information visit http://www.honolulupd.org.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed - [0:20:35].

Presentation on Vehicle Noise - Major Plat - [0:26:43]: Major Platt from District 6 with the assistance from the Prosecutor Attorney's Office Tricia Nakamatsu and Mark Tom presented the different kinds of vehicle noise ordinances: Mufflers are considered under two categories: the "Boom Box" law - ROH41-6.1 (noise from a radio, tape recorder, cassette player or other machine or device for reproducing sound that can be heard from a distance of 50 or more feet and is located: On public property, including a public street or highway) and "Disorderly Conduct" law - HRS 711-1101 (prohibits intentionally causing physical inconvenience or alarm to members of the public (or recklessly causing a risk thereof) by making unreasonable noise). Major Platt explained HPS has to make a sound decision in every situation for citing vehicles.

Questions, comments and concerns followed - [0:43:22].

Board of Water Supply (BWS) - [1:08:17] Dominic Dias gave the following report:

• Breakages: 24" Main break for the month of June 2023.

• For more information go to https://www.boardofwatersupply.com.

Swear in all Board Members - [1:11:22]: Neighborhood Assistant Smith-Kauhane gave the Oath of Office to the remaining members of the Board who did not attend the installation on Saturday, July 1, 2023.

III. FILLING OF VACANCY - [1:13:14]:

Sub District 3: Due to time constraints, Finley took the agenda out of order and requested any volunteers for the sub district 3 position. [1:13:34] - Finley nominated Katheryn Henski and Jacob (Daniel) nominated Kathrine Li for Sub District 3. Hearing no other nominations, the board conducted a roll call vote. Henski was elected for Sub District 3; 11-3-0 (Henski: Anderson, Boyack, Brown, Dabbs, Erteschik, Filek, Finley, Jacob (Ken), Merz, Misakian, and Snater; Li: Duldulao, Jacob (Daniel), and Worth; Abstain: 0) - [1:17:07]. A recess was taken to give member Henski the Oath of Office.

IV. ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS - [1:20:52]:

Finley circled back to the annual election of officers and handed the gavel over to Vice Chair pro-tem Erteschik.

Election of Officers - Chair- [1:20:54]: [1:21:02] - Merz nominated Finley for Chair. Hearing no other nominations, the board conducted a raise hand vote. Finley was elected Chair; 15-0-0 (Finley: Anderson, Boyack, Brown, Dabbs, Duldulao, Jacob (Daniel), Erteschik, Filek, Finley, Henski, Jacob (Ken), Merz, Misakian, Worth and Snater; Abstain: None) - [1:21:16].

Election of Officers - Vice Chair- [1:20:54]: [1:21:41] - Merz nominated Erteschik for Vice Chair. Hearing no other nominations, the board conducted raise hand vote. Erteschik was elected Vice Chair; 15-0-0 (Erteschik: Anderson, Boyack, Brown, Dabbs, Duldulao, Jacob (Daniel), Erteschik, Filek, Finley, Henski, Jacob (Ken), Merz, Misakian, Worth and Snater; Abstain: None) - [1:21:52].

Election of Officers - Vice Chair Sub District 1- [1:22:10]: [1:22:14] - Erteschik nominated Merz for Vice Chair Sub District 1. Hearing no other nominations, the board conducted a raise hand vote. Merz was elected Vice Chair Sub District 1; 15-0-0 (Merz: Anderson, Boyack, Brown, Dabbs, Duldulao, Jacob (Daniel), Erteschik, Filek, Finley, Henski, Jacob (Ken), Merz, Misakian, Worth and Snater; Abstain: None) - [1:22:31].

Election of Officers - Vice Chair Sub District 2- [1:22:38]: [1:22:57] - Worth nominated Misakian for Vice Chair Sub District 2. Jacob (Ken) nominated Jacob (Daniel) for Vice Chair Sub District 2. Hearing no other nominations, the board conducted a roll call vote. Misakian was elected Vice Chair Sub District 2; 11-4-0 (Misakian: Anderson, Boyack, Brown, Dabbs, Erteschik, Filek, Finley, Merz, Misakian, Worth and Snater; Jacob (Daniel): Duldulao, Jacob (Daniel), Henski, Jacob (Ken); Abstain: None) - [1:23:16].

Election of Officers - Vice Chair Sub District 3- [1:26:13]: [1:26:26] - Merz nominated Brown for Vice Chair Sub District 3. Filek nominated Henski for Vice Chair Sub District 3. Hearing no other nominations, the board conducted a roll call vote. Henski was elected Vice Chair Sub District 3; 13-2-0 (Henski: Anderson, Brown, Dabbs, Duldulao, Jacob (Daniel), Erteschik, Filek, Finley, Jacob (Ken), Merz, Misakian, and Snater; Brown: Boyack and Worth; Abstain: None) - [1:27:06].

Election of Officers - Secretary- [1:28:44]: [1:29:08] - Finley nominated Worth for Secretary. Hearing no other nominations, the board conducted a raise hand vote. Worth was elected Secretary; 15-0-0 (Worth: Anderson, Boyack, Brown, Dabbs, Duldulao, Jacob (Daniel), Erteschik, Filek, Finley, Henski, Jacob (Ken), Merz, Misakian, Worth and Snater; Abstain: None) - [1:29:50].

Election of Officers - Treasurer- [1:30:28]: Chair Finley announced the board does not have a Treasurer position. Finley moved on to the next topic of the agenda.

V. MEETING DATE/TIME/PLACE/RECESS/RULES OF SPEAKING - [1:30:38]:

Meeting date/time/place/rules of speaking - [1:30:38]: Worth questioned if the Waik k Community Center is chosen as the primary location, does it have the capability to have an in person and webex (hybrid) meeting. This topic was not voted on.

lelo Broadcast in person only or in person and webex - [1:34:30]: Jacob (Daniel) moved and Worth seconded going forward to have the board meetings hybrid. [1:41:20] Jacob (Daniel) amended the motion to support a 3-month trial of a hybrid meeting with the provisions of all board members, elected representatives, and emergency service officials attend in person unless they are sick to have the opition to webex into the meeting was adopted; 15-0-0 (Yes: Anderson, Boyack, Brown, Dabbs, Duldulao, Jacob (Daniel), Erteschik, Filek, Finley, Henski, Jacob (Ken), Merz, Misakian, Worth and Snater; Abstain: None) - [1:41:57].

Planned Meeting to Recess - [1:42:21]: Finley proposed to the board planned recesses in December 2023 and June 2024 was adopted by majority vote 14-1-0 (Yes: Anderson, Boyack, Brown, Dabbs, Duldulao, Jacob (Daniel), Erteschik, Filek, Finley, Henski, Jacob (Ken), Merz, Misakian, and Snater; No: Worth; Abstain: None) - [1:42:32].

VI. BOARD BUSINESS - [1:43:58]: Due to time constraints, Finley took the agenda out of order.

Resolution to Prevent Trash Pick up in Waik k Before 6:00 a.m. - [1:44:06]: [1:44:28] Henski moved and Worth seconded to support the resolution to Prevent trash pick up in Waik k before 6:00 a.m. was adopted 15-0-0 (Yes: Anderson, Boyack, Brown, Dabbs, Duldulao, Jacob (Daniel), Erteschik, Filek, Finley, Henski, Jacob (Ken), Merz, Misakian, Worth and Snater; Abstain: None) - [1:45:32].

Resolution Supporting Consumer Protection Bills for Condo Owners - [1:45:43]: [1:55:55] Misakian moved and Worth seconded to support the resolution for Consumer Protection bills for Condo Owners "as is". [1:56:06] Jacob (Daniel) moved and Boyack seconded to amend the resoltion to strike out all the "whereas" and keep the "now therefore be it resolved", failed 5-10-0 (Yes: Jacob (Daniel), Jacob (Ken), Boyack, Duldulao, and Henski; No: Anderson, Brown, Dabbs, Erteschik, Filek, Finley, Merz, Misakian, Worth, and Snater; Abstain: None). [1:59:08] to support the original motion was adopted 9-6-0 (Yes: Anderson Brown Erteschik, Felik, Finley, Merz, Misakian, Snater, and Worth; No: Boyack, Dabbs, Duldulao, Henski, Jacob (Daniel), and, Jacob (Ken); Abstain: None) [1:59:14].

VII. ELECTED OFFICIALS AND OTHERS - [1:59:20]:

Finley circled back to the Elected Officials.

Mayor's Rick Blangiardi s Representative - NOLA MIYASAKI - [1:59:59]: Miyasaki provided the report which can be found at:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WMnKu3WzjbYiECztBeUSn5mSXx5xnhYz. Miyasaki highlighted a new era for transit riders due to the Rail passenger service beginning on the west side of O ahu; Tax relief for homeowners in the fiscal year 2024 budget, the announcement of two central O ahu pools reopened after repairs, and $25 million available for the Rental and Utility Relief Program.

Questions, comment, and concerns followed: [2:05:01].

Council Member - TOMMY WATERS - [2:10:27]: Waters congratulated the new and returning members of the board. His monthly report and highlights can be found at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WMnKu3WzjbYiECztBeUSn5mSXx5xnhYz. Waters gave updates on Bill 37 and Bill 40 regarding tax relief caps for homeowners with limited incomes, restaurants concerns of too many events on Kal kaua Ave. prohibiting patronage.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed: [2:19:09].

Senator - SHARON MORIWAKI - [2:25:00]: Moriwaki congratulated the new and returning members of the board. This month is the tailend of Legislature session. A taskforce is being created to manage and enforce better mediations among the associations to revise the terms of these buildings. Future trainings for new and existing board members of the assiociations for the condos in judiciary laws, procedure and regulation to better serve their tenants and guests.

Representative -ADRIAN TAM - [2:32:40]: No representative present. No report.

Governors Representative - WILLIAM OKU - [2:32:45]: Oku welcomed the new board members and thanked them for the moment of silence for the late Chief Lee Donahue. Governor Green was off island at a Governor's and Lieutenant Governor's conference on New York City. Oku gave highlights regarding various of bills being signed into law for the Waik k community.

Waik k Improvement Association - RICK EGGED - [2:34:32]: No representative present. No report.

VIII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - [2:34:37]:

Approval of Minutes - May 9, 2023 was adopted as written [2:34:39].

IX. PUBLIC EVENTS - [2:34:51]:

All Public Events are Referenced on the July 2023 agenda: [2:35:40]: Finley announced the public events that are happening on the Waik k area in the month of July and August 2023.

X. APPLICATIONS FOR LIQUOR LICENSES - [2:36:14]: Due to time constraints this topic was postponed.

XI. CITIZENS CONCERNS NOT COVERED IN REGULAR AGENDA - [2:36:37]:

Meeting: Chinatown Member Bob Armstrong announced his meeting regarding the Neighborhood Plan on Saturday, 19, 2023 on 1152 Smith St. starting at 1pm.

XII. SUB DISTRICT REPORTS - [2:36:49]: Due to time constraints this topic was postponed.

ADJOURNMENT - The meeting adjourned at 8:37pm.

Submitted by: Judi-Ann Smith-Kauhane - Neighborhood Assistant

Reviewed by: Dylan Whitsell - Deputy Director

Final Review:

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