Block grant hear­ing set

The Maui News - - COUNTY -

A pub­lic hear­ing on Maui County’s com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment block grant pro­gram will be held at 9 a.m. Fri­day at the mayor’s con­fer­ence room on the ninth floor of the Kalana O Maui build­ing in Wailuku.

The county ex­pects to re­ceive ap­prox­i­mately $1.8 mil­lion from the U.S. Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, which ad­min­is­ters a fed­eral pro­gram to de­velop vi­able com­mu­ni­ties by pro­mot­ing in­te­grated ap­proaches that pro­vide de­cent hous­ing, a suit­able liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment and ex­panded eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties for low- and mod­er­ate-in­come peo­ple, ac­cord­ing to a pub­lic no­tice of the hear­ing.

Pro­posed fund­ing for the county’s Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment in­cludes $25,000 for a Molokai land­fill trailer-mounted diesel tank, $530,000 for a Hana land­fill bull­dozer and $400,000 for a Molokai land­fill wheel loader.

Also, it would ded­i­cate $270,000 for ARC of Maui County’s res­i­den­tial group home safety project, along with $212,00 to Hale Makua Kahu­lui’s fire alarm sys­tem up­grade and $5,479 to Hale Makua Wailuku’s fire sys­tem up­grade.

Pro­gram ad­min­is­tra­tion would re­ceive $360,000.

If the projects are not fea­si­ble for fund­ing, nine al­ter­nate projects have been iden­ti­fied.

Pro­gram in­for­ma­tion may be found at the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day at the block grant pro­gram of­fice at 2154 Kaohu St. in Wailuku, and at the county’s Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Hu­man Con­cerns, Hous­ing Divi­sion, at 35 Lu­nalilo St., Suite 102, in Wailuku.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call CDBG pro­gram man­ager Joe Pon­tanilla at 270-7213 or email

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