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MAYORWatch: How Do I Report a Streetlight That’s Out?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: How do I report a streetlight that’s out near my home? I’m worried it might be difficult for elderly people driving at night. Answer: Mahalo for asking this question because I believe it’s a good reminder for the public. Please report streetlight outages to Maui Electric Company by …

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MAYORWatch: What is the County Code for ADA Sidewalk Cutouts?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: What is the Maui County Code requiring ADA cutouts on sidewalks, please? Does it include gated communities too? Answer: Mahalo for your question. I directed my staff to research your question and asked for assistance from our Department of Public Works. From what I understand, there is no …

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Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) Re-Opening Wait List

The County of Maui announces it will be accepting applications on-line for its Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List beginning at 8:30 a.m. on January 27, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on February 17, 2020. Applications must be submitted on-line, except in instances of reasonable accommodation. Hard copy pre-applications will only be available by advanced written request to the County of Maui. …

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MAYORWatch: Is There an Update on the Waiehu Golf Course and Clubhouse?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Are there any updates on the Waiehu Golf Course and clubhouse? Any help you could provide would be appreciated. Answer: Mahalo for your question and I’m pleased to report many exciting things happening at our municipal golf course. The Department of Parks and Recreation completed a $220,000 renovation …

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MAYORWatch: Can Dogs be Off-Leash at the Beach?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: It was my understanding that dogs can be off-leash at the beach as long as they are swimming and actively playing in the water. Is this true? Answer: I’m sorry, but this is not true. Maui County Code requires that dogs on property other than the owner’s must …

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Firefighters Graduate from MFD’s 35th Recruit Class

At a luncheon ceremony on Friday, December 27, the Department of Fire & Public Safety celebrated the graduation of its 35th Firefighter Recruit Class at the Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului.  The 27 firefighter recruits graduated from the Maui fire Department’s 22 week Recruit Training Program. The program is designed to train and evaluate fire recruits on the many skills …

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MAYORWatch: Does Giggle Hill Park Receive Federal Funds for Maintenance?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: We live in Haiku and frequent Giggle Hill Park. I know it was closed for a long time for being unsafe. Being that it’s a federal park, does it get any funds for maintenance and repair of the playground area? I know it was volunteer-based in the past, …

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MAYORWatch: What are the New Laws Concerning Firework Usage?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Can you please explain the new laws enacted concerning firework usage and who can be held responsible and the fines involved in the event fireworks are used illegally? Answer: Mahalo for your question, especially as we near New Year’s Eve parties and celebrations. I would be happy to …

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MAYORWatch: Comments About Lower Honoapiilani Road

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Lower Honoapiilani Road from Hoohui Road going north for a quarter of a mile is in need of professional attention due to flooding and potholes. Please check and move this repair to the top of the list. The rest of the road is in great shape. Answer: Thank …

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MAYORWatch: Can the Kahului DMVL Office Handle the Influx of Customers?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: With the closing of the Pukalani Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing Center for repairs, has staff been added at the Kahului DMVL office to handle the load? Answer: Mahalo for your question and concern. I can confirm that all of the Pukalani DMVL staff have been reassigned …

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