Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 - 6 pm via Bluejeans Video Conferencing
Meeting Site: Online Only via BlueJeans link https://maui.bluejeans.com/295235670
Meeting will be televised on Akaku: Maui Community Media, Channel 53, and livestreamed on https://mauicounty.legistar.com
The information below provided via Email from:
Maui County Planning Department - Long Range Division
One Main Plaza | 2200 Main St Ste 601, Wailuku, HI 96793 | 808.270.7214
for the Updated West Maui Community Plan
Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.
BlueJeans Videoconferencing Platform
The Maui County Council's Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee has completed its review of the Draft West Maui Community Plan, and it now heads to the full Council for final review and adoption. A public hearing for the updated plan has been scheduled for Thursday, November 18 - make sure your voice is heard!
Meeting details, including how to submit written or oral testimony, can be found in the agenda by clicking the button below:
Since the final phase of the West Maui Community Plan Update process is handled by the County Council, please direct any questions about providing testimony to the Office of the County Clerk at (808) 270-7748 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PSLU's version of the Draft Plan has also been posted on our West Maui Draft Plan Review website. You can review it as as well as previous versions of the Draft Plan via the button below.
As seen in the Lahaina News "Letters" February 18-24
Link to Lahaina News page with Letters www.lahainanews.com/opinion/letters-to-editor/2021/02/19/letters-for-the-feb-18-issue/
From Email to President Joseph Pluta (and other individuals) from County of Maui Maui Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
"...below you will find some information about retrofitting homes to withstand major hurricane strength winds.
In 2010, FEMA developed guidance on retroftting your home to withstand a major hurricane to encourage mitigation of existing buildings in hurricane-prone areas. According to the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) 7-05, the entire state of Hawaii is in hurricane-prone area. There are three (3) levels of mitigation measures when selecting a retrofit project for your home. They are: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Basic (or Intermediate) Retrofit: This measure focuses mainly on the building envelope such as enhancing the roof system, attic ventilation, wall structure, integrity, openings (windows, skylights, doors...etc.) and other attached structures.
Some examples of Basic and Intermediate retrofits are:
Some examples of the Advanced retrofits are:
(see: http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1424368115734-86cfbaeb456f7c1d57a05d3e8e08a4bd/FINAL_WindRetrofit_BCA_JobAid_13FEB15_508complete.pdf) they estimate a cost of an intermediate retrofit to be ~$24,000 (roof retrofit included). MEMA would strongly encourage the adoption of these FEMA guidelines into the future Lahaina building code. We also hope the county as a whole will adopt these guidelines in conjunction with a modern building code.
Download links to documentation.
Please see FEMA P-804 (attached) Chapter 3 + 4 for an in-depth review of homeowner retrofits.
Executive summary of P-804
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