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Follow up letter to the Hawaii County Parks and Recreation

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Saturday, July 14, 2018


Gary Barr

2820 Kaiwiki Road

Hilo, Hi, 96720


Office of the Director, Hawaii Co. Parks and Recreation



The attached letter was emailed on July 5th.   I have not received a response and so I am sending it the old fashioned way, in case it did not reach the intended recipients.

Of the items addressed in the letter, the water has been restored, which we very much appreciate.  However, garbage cans are still missing resulting in bits of trash scattered about and signage remains largely absent.  I would also like to add one more sign to the list.  Neighbors have complained of vehicles in the park way past the 9:00 closing time.  I looked for a sign indicating hours and found it above the women’s bathroom, which is not very visible. Perhaps it can be made more visible, such as at the entrance of the park. The graffiti is still present.

With all due respect, I understand that there are unique pressures on county services at the present time, and addressing some of these issues may not be possible for a while. At a minimum, we need the trash cans (and removal service) replaced. We have a larger community event coming up on August 11 (our Annual Summer Potluck) . . . it would be a shame to have a lack of simple resources negatively affect our community outreach efforts.

Of note, the WKCA is working hard to establish a strong working relationship with the County to better serve our community and effective communication is a key component of these efforts. A formal response to our requests would not only be appreciated, but would give us some idea of what and when solutions can be expected, or lacking that, what we as a community can do to resolve some of these issues ourselves.


Gary Barr

President, Wainaku Kaiwiki Community Association

Cc Valerie Poindexter

www.facebook.com/friendsofkaiwikipark      website www.kaiwiki.org

email:  wkcassoc@gmail.com

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