MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

MAYORWatch: What is the County Code for ADA Sidewalk Cutouts?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: What is the Maui County Code requiring ADA cutouts on sidewalks, please? Does it include gated communities too? Answer: Mahalo for your question. I directed my staff to research your question and asked for assistance from our Department of Public Works. From what I understand, there is no …

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Police: Motorcyclist killed in Kihei collision not wearing helmet

On Friday, January 10, 2020 at approximately 10:44 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on South Kihei Road at Uwapo Road in Kihei, Maui.  The collision occurred as a blue 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling north on South Kihei Road, collided head-on into a silver 2001 Toyota 4-Runner, traveling south on South Kihei Road, negotiating a left turn onto Uwapo …

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Heavy rains prompt Flood Advisory for Maui

At 8:44 am, radar indicated bands of heavy rain moving over the windward slopes of Haleakala from Kipahulu to Haiku. These bands have been most intense between Hana and Keanae with rain rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Stream levels in the area are running higher than normal. Additional rain bands are expected to move over windward Haleakala through today. Locations in the …

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2019 Median Home Price closes at $740k in December

In 2019 home prices were up again in most markets. Buyer demand continues to be strong but with tepid seller activity still in many locations, total sales are lower than they would normally be in a more balanced market. While up from their recent lows a few months ago, mortgage rates end the year close to three-quarters of a percent …

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High Bacteria Count at Teen Challenge in Olowalu

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Teen Challange (Mile 14), Maui. Levels of 306 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for enterococci indicate that potentially …

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Upcountry water shortage lifted

A Stage 1 water shortage has been lifted for Upcountry with near-normal rainfall, a short-term forecast for more wet weather and adequate water storage in Upcountry reservoirs, the Department of Water Supply announced Monday. The Upcountry water shortage was declared May 24, with customers asked to voluntarily conserve water usage. The declaration affected customers from Haiku to Kanaio. Now, the …

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Pulama Lanai in talks with Hawaiian Electric on possible purchase of Lanai utility

Hawaiian Electric is in exploratory discussions with Pūlama Lāna`i about the possible sale of the Lāna`i utility. Hawaiian Electric was approached by Pūlama Lāna`i about acquiring the assets of the utility after Hawaiian Electric issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy projects on Lāna`i. The exploratory talks are in the preliminary stages. Representatives of the privately held company …

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Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) Re-Opening Wait List

The County of Maui announces it will be accepting applications on-line for its Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List beginning at 8:30 a.m. on January 27, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on February 17, 2020. Applications must be submitted on-line, except in instances of reasonable accommodation. Hard copy pre-applications will only be available by advanced written request to the County of Maui. …

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Brown Water Advisory Issued at DT Fleming Beach Park

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued at DT Fleming Beach Park. Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of floodwaters and stormwater runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be …

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Man Dies in Apparent Drowning at Kapalua Bay

Maui Fire Department personnel responded to Kapalua Bay on Saturday for a reported drowning. Upon arrival, crews were directed to the beach fronting the Montage Resort where they found bystanders and hotel security performing CPR on an unresponsive man. According to officials, witnesses reportedly found the man at the bottom of the ocean about 30 yards from the shoreline and …

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