Video by David Corrigan, voice of Sherry Bracken
HILO, Hawaii – On Wednesday, the Hawaii County Council honored the volunteers of Puna’s various Neighborhood Watch organizations.
Councilmembers Greggor Ilagan and Daniel Paleka handed out the certificates of appreciation to those who make the programs possible. The Big Island was recently reminded of the value of these efforts, especially in the remote subdivisions of Puna, following Hurricane Iselle and the June 27 lava flow. The Hawaii National Guard was called in to supplement the Hawaii County Police Department.
The council also voted to support a bill to revise the process in which these programs can obtain Neighborhood Watch signs.
AMENDS CHAPTER 14, ARTICLE 11, OF THE HAWAI‘I COUNTY CODE 1983 (2005 EDITION, AS AMENDED), RELATING TO NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH SIGNS
Revises the process to request, purchase, construct, and install neighborhood watch signs at approved locations.