Jan. 8, 2019
Project Progress Continues!
January 4, 2019 - On Thursday, January 3, 2019, Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami signed a sixth supplementary emergency proclamation for the County of Kaua‘i, extending the emergency relief period for damages sustained during the flood of April 2018.
The mayor’s sixth supplementary emergency proclamation further declares the provisions of all previous emergency proclamations. The disaster emergency relief period shall now continue until terminated 60 days after January 3, 2019, or by a separate proclamation – whichever comes first.
This proclamation also extends an emergency rule and order prohibiting the operation of Transient Vacation Rentals (TVR) in the Lumaha‘i, Wainiha, and Hā‘ena area, and limiting the accessibility to said area.
Access in the areas listed above remains limited to the following persons, agencies, and organizations:
Residents (no visitors); County/state/federal governmental employees and verified governmental contractors; Vehicles with a GVWR of 8 tons (16,000 lbs.) and under, with Hawai‘i Department of Transportation-authorized exceptions for appropriate emergency response vehicles. Employees and volunteers for the following types of non-governmental organizations: Utility providers; Recognized humanitarian/disaster response and recovery entities; Insurance industry - Serving verified residents/property owners; Residential or infrastructure construction/repair contractors – Serving verified residents/property owners; Area businesses and non-profits engaged by County/State/Federal government in response/recovery operations; and other NGO entities, as approved or requested by the County of Kaua’i, State of Hawai‘i or the federal government.
The public is warned that any person violating this emergency rule and order shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction, the person(s) shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
All individuals who are authorized to enter must acquire a decal, placard, or pass in order to pass the Waikoko checkpoint. Resident placards, work passes and shuttle passes for the Wainiha-Hā‘ena area will be verified and distributed through the County’s Planning Department at the Līhu‘e Civic Center, during the following office hours, excluding holidays: Mondays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Additional requirements for receiving placards and passes can be found at this County of Kaua‘i website.
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