(BIVN) – Last Tuesday, the Hawaiʻi County Council Committee on Public Works and Mass Transit advanced Resolution 190-19, accepting two acres of land on the north side of the Kona Scenic Park from Hōkūliʻa developers 1250 Oceanside LLC for public use.
“We’re just really happy that this is moving forward,” said Mike Vitousek, cultural resource manager at Hōkūliʻa. “It has been a few years that we’ve been working with the County Parks and Rec staff to get this Kona Scenic Park expansion parcel dedicated. I think it’s going to be a huge asset for the community. I bring my girls there all the time. We parked in the area right here before it was closed off, and looking forward to being reopened and maintained by the county for parking. That way we won’t have overflow parking onto Halekiʻi and into the neighborhood there.”
“I just wanted to say that one of the community members who advocated for this is Aunty Cynthia Nazara, who recently passed away,” Vitousek continued. “It’s something that was really important to her and I’m just happy that we can keep that moving forward.”
“I agree, and wanted to mention Cynthia Nazara,” added Councilmember Rebecca Villegas. “So grateful for her leadership and her care for this place and I think that this is a phenomenal legacy of her love for this land and for the park there.”
“So I just ask for your support in the accepting of this property,” Villegas said.
The text of Resolution 190-19 reads:
A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE DEDICATION OF LOT 2, HOKULIʻA PHASE 3 EAST, PART B LARGE LOT SUBDIVISION, IDENTIFIED AS TMK NO. (3) 8-1-036:002, SITUATED ALONG THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF HALEKIʻI AND KEʻEKEʻE 1ST, DISTRICT OF SOUTH KONA, ISLAND AND COUNTY OF HAWAIʻI, STATE OF HAWAIʻI, FROM 1250 OCEANSIDE, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY.
WHEREAS, 1250 Oceanside, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“1250 Oceanside”), is the owner of Lot 2, Hokuliʻa Phase 3 East, Part B Large Lot Subdivision, containing an area of 2.273 acres, identified as Tax Map Key (3) 8-1-036:002, situated along the southerly side of Halekiʻi Street at Halekiʻi and Keʻekeʻe 1st, District of South Kona, Island and County of Hawaiʻi, State of Hawaiʻi, more particularly described in Exhibit A attached hereto and as shown on the map attached hereto as Exhibit B (“Lot 2”); and
WHEREAS, Condition N of Ordinance 96-08 requires that 1250 Oceanside provide two acres of land abutting the north side of Kona Scenic Park for public purposes prior to Final Subdivision Approval of the subject property; and
WHEREAS, 1250 Oceanside is desirous of dedicating Lot 2, including all improvements thereon, to the County of Hawaiʻi for park purposes; and
WHEREAS, Pursuant to Hawaiʻi County Code Section 2- 162. 1, the County of Hawaiʻi Planning Department, Department of Public Works, Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Water Supply and the Department of Environmental Management have been consulted, performed necessary inspections, and recommend approval and acceptance of this dedication; and
WHEREAS, Article XIII, Section 13- 12 of the Hawaiʻi County Charter, provides that the council, on behalf of the county, may accept gifts of donations of money, securities, or other personal property or of real estate or any interest in real estate; now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAIʻI, that it finds that it is in the public interest to accept this dedication of land as described herein.