Neighborhood News - October 27, 2010

Wednesday - October 27, 2010
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The state has released an additional $17 million for the ongoing renovation and repair of Aloha Stadium, with $14.5 million of that alloted to replace the metal roof deck and lighting transformers above sections AA to EE and A to K.

Construction will be completed in sections over an extended period of time to accommodate events at the stadium.

The remaining $2.5 million will be used to re-grade the field’s underlying asphalt layer and install a new synthetic field turf covering, along with drainage improvements.

The projects are currently scheduled to begin in March 2011 and be completed by August 2011, just in time for the start of the UH and high school football season.

* An update of the Waianae Sustainable Communities Plan is available for review and comment by the public at nae/Waianae5yr/FinalDraft/ FinalRevDraft_Oct2010.pdf.

The revised plan addresses the community’s five-year vision to “keep the country country” by setting policies and guidelines for public and private investments.

Some key elements to the new plan include promoting diversified agriculture, enhancing educational and recreational resources, improving transportation and other infrastructure systems, preserving cultural resources, and supporting a Nanakuli Regional Park for the Leeward Coast.

A public hearing is scheduled for Dec. 15, after which the Honolulu Planning Commission will review the plan and forward recommendations to the City Council for further review and adoption.

For more information, go to or call the Planning Division at 768-8041.

* The Waianae District Comprehensive Health and Hospital Board Inc., a network of primary care-oriented clinics that serve more than 27,000 patients at clinics in Waipahu, Kapolei, Nanakuli and Waianae, recently received $7,929,695 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help with construction and renovation needs and to expand access to quality health care at its community health centers.

The funds are among the first to be made from a $727 million grant that will be spread among 143 community health centers throughout the country under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The Bay Clinic Inc. in Hilo also was awarded $2,372,970 from the fund.

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