Minutes

Note: Meeting Minutes are posted after they are approved during the following month’s board meeting.

 

May 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

There was a recent Plankton bloom but the Lake water is clear. The algae are increasing. There has been a large (28) die-off of large barracudas. Fish samples have been sent to the Federal Wildlife veterinarian. Nothing has shown up in the tissue. The Kamehameha School parcel has a foul odor and needs some cleaning. Residents should contact KS. There is also concern that the Kukilakila island may connect to shore putting nesting birds in jeopardy.

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April 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

The berm was open for 10 days last month with the heavy rains. The lake level is up and the algae has calmed down. There is an algae bloom of plankton. There was a recent note of 14 dead barracudas. Bob tried to get one to the lab for analysis but could not find a recently demised sample. A fish tagging system would have been helpful in this event. Bob is still working on getting tags.

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March 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

Bob took a representative from the Division of Aquatic Resources out on the Lake. He suggested that using a trash pump to suck up algae might be successful. Bob is looking into ideas to market the algae. The siphon contract was signed and should start this summer. The Army Corp of Engineers is reviewing the wetland determination report. Cindy shared pictures from recent rains of the area under water. Bob has contacted the developer. Sue will work on rewriting the by-laws to reflect comments made by residents. An e-newsletter went out with good feedback. 50% of those receiving the newsletter opened it the first day.

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February 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

The berm was opened with limited results so was manually opened by residents on two consecutive evenings. Bob has had some response from Senator Maisie Hirono’s office in working with appropriate agencies to continue the berm openings. A recent Avian botulism outbreak is of concern with low water and fish die offs.There was much discussion of the increased algae problem and different ideas for removing it. Cindy will contact some experts for advice. Cindy reports that the Army Corp has been taking samples and measuring on the wetland property adjacent to Kaelepulu Stream. There is still no building permit but the land developer continues to remove trees and brush. Darren expressed an interest in exploring the opinion from the attorney that suggested the by-laws be redrawn. There was more discussion about addressing concerns from residents and comparing the old and proposed by-laws.

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January 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

Bob has written a letter to the City asking for assistance with getting the permits for opening the berm. He also provided a schedule and calendar for optimal berm openings. The DOH and Army CofE continue to hold up the permitting paperwork. Sue will send copies of the letter to appropriate departments including Ikaika, Pono and Jill.January 15th will be the last large mangrove removal date. Further smaller ones will be needed to remove seedlings. There should be media coverage of the event and Ikaika has indicated he will assist. Bob and Cindy have drafted a letter objecting to the evaluation of wetland/non-wetland designation of this property. Cindy filed for a Freedom of Information Act to request documents from the Army C of E and was denied. Cindy will draft an informational letter to send to the Lake residents that will be impacted by this development.

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December 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

The Lake has not been opened in November and will probably not be opened this month. The permit only allows for emergency openings. Bob will send a letter to the Corp of Engineers citing a decrease in water quality and an increase in algae and requesting an opening. He will include a new calendar with optimal opening dates. The last clean-up had a few more volunteers. Frank Schumann has donated use of a large container and Dan O’Brien has donated a back hoe which cuts the work in half. Cindy reports that the 6 acres of land next to the wetlands have been purchased by Richard Wheelock and zoned R-5. As many as 42 homes may be developed. There is some discrepancy in the criteria for what qualifies as a wetland. Because the wetland protects the lake from sediments and pollutants in residential runoff, it is important that the wetland portion of the lots is preserved. Cindy will draft a letter from ELRA emphasizing the need to protect the function of the wetland as it relates to the watershed. Sue will sign the letter and it will go to the Corp of Engineers, City Building Dept and DOH. It was emphasized that the draft of the amendments is a work in progress and it is important to get feedback. Discussion included comments on having more then we need rather than finding we needed more later.

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November 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

A mediator has been selected and a meeting should take place within two weeks regarding the Delta Claim. DOH has yet to respond to the violation of the Clean Water Act. The Facebook site is up and running. The General Lake Liability plan has been increased with now 5 million coverage. The siphon project has not moved forward. The City has a new drainage permit. The berm has not been opened this month and optimum opening dates will be the week of the 21st. Lake elevation is currently 1.52 ft. which is average.

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October 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

Pono Pacific has completed the clean-up with the removal of 1200 cubic yards of algae. They worked a total of 1707.25 hours on 43 days. Kelly showed the board the Facebook page which she has designed and will debut at the annual meeting. The berm was opened on schedule and allowed for a fair flushing. Bob shared a letter he sent to Thomas Takeuchi which described the water levels connected with the opening. The opening may have aided in decreasing the algae. Bob is scheduled to remove sandbags placed in an effort to control sediment run-off during Delta construction.

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September 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

Board members viewed the day’s harvest of algae which had been delivered to Cindy and Hugo’s property. There was much discussion about the extension of Pono Pacific’s contract and what can be accomplished in the time remaining. $40,000 has been spent with another $10,000 due to complete the contract. Bob B and Bob S met with Delta and the attorneys in August. Claims totaling $250,000 were presented. No settlement response has been received. It was decided that the board would like more information from the attorney as to the cost of legal actions and the percentage of a successful conclusion. Bob will set up a meeting for the board with the attorney. Ron submitted a permit draft and received a response which asked for more modifications. Kelly attended the KNB meeting and was able to make contact with a representative from the mayor’s office. The Dept of Facilities has promised a berm opening in September. Optimum dates would be Sept 26, 27 or 19th in that order. The siphon project needs to be rewritten.

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August 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

Bob B circulated a lake map which indicates which areas have been cleared of algae by Pono Pacific. They are approximately 50% finished. Bob has been coordinating with Pono Pacific daily and the goal is to remove 20 cubic yards/day. There will be a meeting on Wednesday with the attorney, Bob B and Bob S to submit a total to Delta for the clean-up which includes $190,000 for 3 months of cleaning. A settlement would stipulate no further contamination of the Lake. Bob S has contacted American Marine for a dredging estimate. Ron Rickman received a letter from the Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism stating that the Coastal Zone Management requires mitigation proposals and plans and monitoring plans for the permit. Bob B sent a letter to the Army Corp of Engineers and was told that the deadline for comments on the berm openings was last December. There is a permit ready to be signed but no bulldozer can be used. Work must be done with a long reach backhoe and it is broken. Kelly will contact the enforcement officer.

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July 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

Kelly reported that Pono Pacific was the only company to provide a bid for the algae removal. A contract which includes removal and disposal for under $30,000 has been signed with ELRA providing some of the labor. They are scheduled to begin orientation this week and start work on Monday 7/18/11. The work should take 25 days. We have not heard from Delta recently and the 10 day deadline for a response will be next week. There have been four Lake clean-ups to remove algae. One clean-up was covered on KITV news. Bob B has invented a scooping method using fencing on the front of the boat which works well. Kukilakila has been very helpful in assisting with the clean-ups and allowing use of the boat ramp and disposal bin.

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June 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

Bob B reports the result of a test harvest in two areas, by Kukilakila and Kimo’s Cove. They were able to harvest 3 cubic yards per hour. There is an estimated 500 cubic yards of algae in the Lake which would fill 50 dump trucks. The algae may double every 4-10 days. The recent rain affected the water but not the algae. Use of our emergency funds for cleanup of the algae was discussed. Ron and Nicole took 20 bags to the dump (with many problems) and state that it smells really bad. The algae dries to a 10%weight. Efforts to be reimbursed through the attorney will continue and she is meeting with Delta on Thursday. Analysis of the soil and algae collected by the drain closest to the construction run off showed increased iron content. There was a motion from Franklin to commit up to $30,000 for work to clean-up the algae bloom. Bob S has suggested that we offer forgiveness of past fees and penalties for residents in exchange for a commitment to keep current on fees for 5 or 7 years. He feels that now is a time when we must present a united front to the public as well as maintain revenues. Bob B reports that the initial mangrove is 75-80% removed.

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May 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

Bob B has had conversations with several City officials about the berm situation. KNB also had committed to sending a letter to the City. Bob B was able to coordinate a project with about 75 marines to clean up the park at the entrance to Kailua. There was a clean-up last month. There will be another one this week which will concentrate on the algae bloom in an attempt to quantify the problem. Bob B states that history supports the conclusion that the algae are a result of the construction run-off from recent storms.

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April 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

Ron reported discussing the dredging project with Farley Watanabe and he states that an agency coordination letter will go out this week. We are asking for a letter of permission which gives us 5 years to complete the project. There is no permit on the horizon for the berm openings but the Lake is currently healthy from the rains. There have been two mangrove clean-ups on the stream and participation has been poor.

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March 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

Bob B will send a letter to Kioke Miyamoto of the City Division of Facilities Maintenance outlining reasons for pushing the permit process forward. Copies will also be sent to the Army corps of engineers and the politicians. Bob B attended a seminar off island today on BMPs and was able to share frustrations over the Koapa subdivision problems. Bob B and Cal attended the March Community meeting and reported on the Koapa issues and our attempts to contact the DOH about the failure of their BMPs. KNB members have been invited on a Lake tour and Cal and Bob will take some out on Saturday.

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February 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

Board members shared their ideas on what we want the public to know. The berm was opened by tractor and firemen last week during a rain event.

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January 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

There was discussion about a recent blog from Malia Zimmerman which contained much misinformation. Bob B did send her an email and asked her to contact him with no reply. It was felt that responding further to her would not be productive. Her information did not include steps for preventing sewage spells or dealing with the fragile ecosystem. Bob S suggested that the association should send out regular press releases that should also include a mission statement. The berm opened naturally and with some assistance during the recent storm and was open for 14 days. The opening was 150 feet wide and 4 feet deep. Right now the Lake level is down as a result of dropping tide levels. The sand has been shifting as the surf directions change and has resulted in more sand in the mouth of the canal.

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December 2010 Board Meeting Minutes

Bob B has a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers for dredging of the boat ramp. It is good for 1 year. The Lake must dispose of the solids up to 25 cubic yards. Kukilakila has agreed to the dredging as long as there is no cost to them. Ron shared a “Public notice of request for permit”. Nicole sent a response letter emphasizing the importance to the Lake.

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November 2010-March 2006 Board Meeting Minutes

An archive of older minutes. Click the links on this page to read minutes from ELRA board meetings that took place between March 2006 and November 2010.

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June 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

Bob reports that the Lake is not healthy. There is a strange algae bloom that is turning the water grey. A total of 32 barracudas have been found dead and some smaller ones are also dying. Bob believes they are swimming into shallow water and dying of anoxia. Discussed dredging between the shore and the Kukilakila island. Amended by-laws out to directors for review and they will be put up on the website. They should be ready for the annual meeting. Oyster growing process in Kualoa. Kimo’s Cove cleanup. Annual meeting date set for Oct. 27.

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July 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

We have issued 15 power boat decals and 70 kayak/rowboat decals. The draft of the proposed changes to by-laws was reviewed. Bill Kinney appointed to fill Bruce Jahnke’s seat on the board. Kukilakila Island dredging project bids presented. The siphon project has been delayed. The City has decided to issue a one month at a time permit for the berm opening at Kailua beach park instead of for multiple openings. A group of algae farmers came to evaluate the types of algae growing and collected a large amount of samples. Franklin’s oysters are growing well and Kuuipo from Kualoa has offered him 20 more bags.

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August 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

The Lake has a white scum on it and smells bad on mauka side. The water level is down seven inches below normal as the berm has not been opened since June. Fish die offs impending with low Lake level. A shovel opening of the berm for August 27th was discussed. The siphon project is still awaiting permits.Annual fee mailing sent. The articles of incorporation, by-laws and associate membership discussed. Delta Claim. Annual Meeting prices set. Kukilakila island dredging projects bids and progress. Reports of nets being set at night. Report of something getting into the cages and breaking the oysters.

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September 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

There is a foul smelling white scum on the Lake and it is at a record low level of 8 inches below normal. Two dead barracuda found. The water is anaerobic and stagnant. The area by the Kukilakila Island has improved following removal of large rocks and sediment. General meeting planning. By-laws questions for presentation at the general meeting.

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October 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

Annual meeting planning with speakers, topics of discussion, Amendments and Bylaws questions sent to members, responses were discussed. September berm opening improved lake water quality,

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November 2012 Special Meeting

Completion of the business portion of the annual meeting which was cut short due to the tsunami warning in October. Calvin Clemmer, Rodney Castanha, Cindy Turner, and Robert Molyneux were elected to the board.
Discussion and vote on proceeding with a lawsuit against Delta Construction and land owner Gale Berengue for damage done to the lake during four separate storm events during the winter of 2010 and 2011. Three motions were presented and all passed.

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November 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

The berm was opened on 11/13/12. A high high tide is expected so the Lake should get a good flushing.Some concern about high salinity due to the lack of rainfall. The surface algae has decreased. The siphon project will not begin until next summer. Special meeting planned to conclude annual meeting business and update residents on Delta Construction situation.

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December 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

New Board Member Bob Molyneux, Election of Officers, Lawsuit against Delta Construction filed. The Lake is looking better following the recent berm opening in November. There was a huge influx of sea water and salinity is high. The Lake level came up to 1.5 ft and is down to 1.4ft now. Discussion of fish breeding patterns and optimal times to open the berm to allow fish larvae into the Lake.

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February 2013 Minutes

The berm was opened a week earlier then the date Bob B had specified so the flushing was not effective and left the water level low. Motions regarding collection of fees, eligibility of certain board of directors and request for legal opinion.

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March 2013 Minutes

Per research into bylaw requirements regarding directors required to be Active members and the definition of Active Members neither Mr. Bourke nor Ms. Turner meets these requirements. Also neither Mr. Bourke nor Ms. Turner is an Associate Member since the Board did not place their nominations before the Corporation general membership for approval as required by Article XI, Articles of Incorporation of the ELRA. Their resignation was accepted. Clem Clemmer also resigned from the board. A new board members Stephen Kofsky, Alan Richardson and Greg Colbert were voted onto the board for the vacant seats. The water quality has decreased due to lack of water exchange with the ocean. The recent rain did increase the Lake level from 1.25 ft to 1.75. Bob B had a meeting with Ross Sasamura (new head of Facilities Maintenance) to stress the importance of opening the berm on a schedule. Recent dredging by the Lanikai Bridge will not help flush the Lake.

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April 2013 Minutes

Bob Twogood presented a proposal to the Board which involved putting a string of kayaks in the Lake at the Kukilakila boat ramp. Following Mr. Twogood’s presentation, the board voted with against the plan. There was discussion about the November Special Meeting and the criteria now before the Board to request the special assessment. New slate of officers for consideration. A new committee to review documents on membership as well as review and propose changes to by-laws. Recent fish die-off (including large barracudas) was probably related to low Lake levels following an untimely opening of the berm.

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May 2013 Minutes

Due to recent rainfall, the Lake elevation is at 1.9 ft. With the Siphon Project the goal will be to keep the Lake at 2 feet every month. There was a Lake clean-up on April 7th and another smaller one recently. The response to the special assessment has been good. There have been some positive and negative feedback regarding this issue.

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June 2012 Minutes

There were not enough board members present to make a quorum, so an official meeting was not held and minutes were not taken.

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July 2013 Minutes

The recent berm opening led to a large amount of water exchange and remained open for 5 days. The Lake clean-up crew has gone out three weekends and cleaned up some of the algae. Annual meeting planning.

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August 2013 Minutes

Title Guarantee initial report but still a work in progress. Annual meeting planning and agenda. Water main break.

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2013 Annual Meeting Minutes, October

Addition of areas eligible for associate membership. Change of Bylaws to allow associate members to be approved by the board. Discussion of the results of the Title Review and the actions needed prior to the expiration of the current Protective Provisions in 2016. Update on Lake health and the actions and conditions related to the Delta construction project.

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November 2013 Minutes

New officers elected to the board. Berm opened. Lake boat needs maintenance. Meeting with Olomana Heights developer go over their efforts to minimize impact to lake.

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September 2013 Minutes

The berm was opened at an inopportune time and flushing was minimal. Planning for annual meeting in October.

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December 2013 Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board Meeting, Tuesday December 10, 2013 Present: Gus Gustavson, Rod Castanha, Greg Colbert, Bob Molyneux, Doug Kroll, Michele Compton, Margaret Novack, Jennifer Creedon Cindy Turner (Webmaster), Bob Bourke (Scientific Advisor), Melody Spencer (Assistant Secretary) Absent: Don Young , Kelly Adams, Stephen Kofsky, Linda Jenks, Kelo Maosi, Alan Richardson, Darren Rogers A […]

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January 1014 Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board Meeting, Tuesday January 14, 2014 Present: Gus Gustavson, Greg Colbert, Bob Molyneux, Doug Kroll, Darren Rogers, Michele Compton, Margaret Novack, Stephen Kofsky, Kelly Adams, Jennifer Creedon Cindy Turner (Webmaster), Melody Spencer (Assistant Secretary) Absent: Don Young, Rod Castanha, Linda Jenks, Kelo Maosi A quorum was declared and the meeting called […]

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February 2014 Minutes

Eagle scout projects, water quality, special membership meeting planning.

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April 2014 Minutes

Berm was opened at the beginning of the month. Evaporation exceeds the rainfall and the water level will drop a little each day during this time of year. Girl scout oyster project presented. Special assessment meeting planned.

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May 2014 Minutes

As there was no quorum, no official business was conducted and minutes were not taken.

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June 2014 Minutes

As there was no quorum, no official business was conducted and minutes were not taken.

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August 2014 Minutes

Berm was opened prior to Hurricane Iselle to reduce flooding. Lake maintenance and annual meeting planning.

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September 2014 Minutes

As there was no quorum, no official business was conducted and minutes were not taken. Annual meeting, monthly lake cleanup and recruiting for board members discussed.

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October 2014 Minutes

As there was no quorum, no official business was conducted and minutes were not taken.

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November 2014 Minutes

Introduction of Board of Directors, election of officers, assignment of directors areas of focus, discussion of block captain duties, lake opening status and related events.

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December 2014 Minutes

As there was no quorum, no official business was conducted and minutes were not taken.

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January 2015 Minutes

Block plan update, lake level was at 2’10” last month and 2’0” this month due to dry weather, proposed offer of dredging of the Kukilakila boat ramp canceled, Wounded Warrior program on the lake.

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February 2015 Minutes

New treasurer volunteers, block captain packets reviewed, key date calendar underway, cleanup crew worked at end of January. City obtained permit to open lake whenever they want, board to write letter to city regarding set dates for opening of the berm.

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June 2015 Minutes

Modified encroachment agreement information posted to website, block captains meeting with residents, lots of cocopods in the lake and oxygen levels improving. Due to the siphoning project at Kawainui Marsh, lake is 6” higher than it would have been without the siphoning. City & County will open the berm tomorrow morning.

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April 2015 Minutes

Planning for special meeting to discuss and vote on special assessment for 2014-2015 fiscal year. Replacement Board Members for current vacancies. Block Captain Experiences discussed. New Neighbor Program from Title Guaranty approved. The lake has dropped to an elevation of 1’6”. The project to provide a siphon from the Kawai Nui Marsh to one of the canals feeding the lake has begun pumping water that will eventually make its way into the lake and the level should slowly rise to 2’.

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March 2015 Minutes

Lake is relatively healthy. New private dock at Kukilakila requested and discussed. Approval by Bob upon review of their plans. Delinqency letters to owners mailed. Special assessment to pay for ongoing Delta litigation was discussed and voted to approve. Discussion of variety of legal and financial issues related to how ELRA and Kukilakila can cooperate in maintaining the lake.

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May 2015 Minutes

Discussion of best means of paying bills from the ELRA checking account. Discussions continue with Kukilakila Community Association (KCA) relative to a variety of legal and financial issues to allow ELRA and KCA better cooperation in maintaining the lake. Vote to change encroachment fees. Two members resign from board because of work conflicts.
Lake is relatively healthy given its recent history of stress, but lower in water surface elevation than usual. Excellent exchange of water from last berm opening. Salinity is higher than normal, water has been observed to be cloudy in some instances. Some complaints of bad smells and midges. Siphoning project begins. Fish stock appears to be good, including larger papio.

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July 2015 Minutes

The meeting discussed payments, negotiations and upcoming mediation related to the Delta litigation.

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August 2015 Minutes

The lake is relatively healthy given the stresses of the past years. The berm was opened just this morning. The lake has remained at a lower than desirable level and salinity is higher than normal. Last month when the stream mouth closed, the level was quite low (~1.0 ft) and the siphons adding water from Kawainui Marsh brought the water surface elevation up to 1.5 feet. Bob Tassie approved as new board member. Discussions with Kamehameha Schools about the DPP, other actions relating to DPP. Annual meeting planning.

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May 2015 Special Meeting Minutes

The Special Meeting to request member approval for a special assessment was held at Enchanted Lake Elementary School. Slide show and discussion of the ongoing lawsuit with Delta Construction. Thirty families were in attendance. The special assessment was approved.

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2015 Annual Meeting Minutes

Over 70 residents representing 39 households attended. Topics included ELRA vs. Delta Lawsuit, Class Action Suit, return of special assessments, and lake health. Seven directors elected.

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September 2015 Minutes

Upgrade of financial system and money management. Kukilakila boat ramp dredging, treatment of special assessments, board member openings, insurance coverage. Lake health, trash cleanup after recent storm.

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October 2015 Minutes

Upgrade accounting software, insurance renewals, meeting with Olomana Heights/Goodfellow Brothers, Kukilakila boat ramp dredging, annual assessments, annual meeting planning, lake cleanup at Kimo’s cove, and mangrove removal.

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November 2015 Minutes

Officers elected, insurance coverage items, Kamehameha Schools DPP, block captains, ugrading financial system, water sampling approved.

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February 2016 Meeting Minutes

Meeting items included Girl Scout stenciling project, Neighborhood board and stream openings, accounting on quick books and hiring a book keeping firm, lake is in good health at this time, items relating to the extension of the DPP.

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December 2015 Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting, Enchanted Lake Residents Association, December 8, 2015 Present: Greg Colbert, Margaret Novack, Michele Compton, Bob Molyneux, Bob Tassie, George Lingle, Shannon Oshiro, Doug Kroll, Jean Compton, Jean Fernie, Gus Gustavson, Dick Vonier Bob Bourke (Scientific advisor), Cindy Turner (Webmaster), Melody Spencer (Administrative Assistant), Kelly Adams (guest) Absent: Al Richardson, Rod Castanha A quorum was […]

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January 2016 Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board Meeting, Tuesday January 12, 2016   Present: Greg Colbert, Margaret Novack, Michele Compton, Bob Molyneux, Shannon Oshiro, Jean Fernie, Gus Gustavson, Dick Vonier, Al Richardson, Bob Bourke (Scientific Advisor), Melody Spencer (Administrative Assistant) Absent: George Lingle, Bob Tassie, Doug Kroll, Jean Compton, Rod Castanha, Cindy Turner (Webmaster) A quorum was declared and […]

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March 2016 Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting, Enchanted Lake Residents Association, March 8, 2016 Present: Greg Colbert, Margaret Novack, Michele Compton(via tele-link), Jean Fernie, Dick Vonier, Shannon Oshiro, Bob Tassie, Doug Kroll, Bob Molyneux, Bob Bourke (Scientific Advisor), Melody Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Absent: Jean Compton, Gus Gustavson, Rod Castanha, Al Richardson, George, Lingle, Cindy Turner (Webmaster). A quorum was called […]

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May 2016 Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting, Enchanted Lake Residents Association, May 10, 2016 Present: Greg Colbert, Jean Fernie, Dick Vonier, Doug Kroll, Bob Molyneux, Gus Gustavson, George Lingle, Bob Tassie, Al Richardson, Shannon Oshiro, Jean Compton, Michele Compton (via telephone), Bob Bourke (Scientific Advisor), Melody Spencer (Administrative Assistant), Cindy Turner (Webmaster), and guest Mike Compton. Absent: Margaret Novack and […]

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June 2016 Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Present:  Greg Colbert, Margaret Novack, Michele Compton, Jean Fernie, Rod Castanha, George Lingle, Doug Kroll, Gus Gustavson, Bob Molyneux,  Al Richardson (via telephone),  Jean Compton,  Cindy Turner (Webmaster), Bob Bourke (Scientific Advisor),  and guests James Adams and Joelle Simonpietre. Absent:  Dick Vonier, Shannon Oshiro, Bob […]

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July 2016 Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Present:  Greg Colbert, Margaret Novack, Jean Fernie, Michele Compton, Dick Vonier, Rod Castanha, George Lingle, Gus Gustavson, Bob Molyneux, Al Richardson, Shannon Oshiro, Bob Tassie, Cindy Turner (Web Master), and Bob Bourke (Scientific Advisor). Absent:  Jean Compton, Doug Kroll, and Melody Spencer (Administrative Assistant). A […]

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August 2016 Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Present:  Greg Colbert, Dick Vonier, Jean Fernie, Shannon Oshiro, Al Richardson, Bob Molyneux, Doug Kroll, Bob Tassie, Cindy Turner (Webmaster), and Melody Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Absent:  Margaret Novack, Rod Castanha, Michele Compton, Jean Compton, Gus Gustavson, George Lingle, and Bob Bourke (Scientific Advisor). A quorum […]

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Sept 2016 Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Minutes, September 12,  2016 Present:  Greg Colbert, Margaret Novack, Michele Compton, Gus Gustavson, Jean Fernie, Dick Vonier, George Lingle, Bob Molyneux, Shannon Oshiro, Al Richardson, Rod Castanha, Jean Compton, Bob Bourke (Scientific Advisor), Cindy Turner (Webmaster), and Beverly Hiramatsu(Counsel). Absent:  Doug Kroll, Bob Tassie, and Melody Spencer (Administrative Assistant). A […]

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Oct. 2016 Minutes

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Minute, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Present:  G. Colbert, A. Richardson, B. Molyneux, D. Vonier, S. Oshiro, B. Tassie, J. Fernie, M. Compton (via telephone), J. Compton, Melody Spencer (Administrative Assistant), Cindy Turner (Webmaster), and Bob Bourke (Scientific Advisor). Absent:  G. Gustavson, M. Novack, G. Lingle and R. Castanha.   A […]

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Nov. 2016 Minutes

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Present:  G. Colbert, M. Novack, R. Castanha, M. Compton,  J. Compton, J. Fernie, G. Gustavson, S. Harding, G, Lingle, B. Molyneux, S. Oshiro, A. Richardson, B. Tassie, D. Vonier, and B. Bourke (Scientific Advisor). Absent:  M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant) and C. Turner (Webmaster). A quorum was […]

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Dec. 2016 Minutes

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Present:  G. Colbert, M. Novack, G. Gustavson, J. Fernie, M. Compton, A. Richardson, S. Harding, S. Oshiro, B. Tassie, B. Molyneux, J. Compton, D. Vonier, R. Castanha, B. Bourke (Scientific Advisor), M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant) and Cindy Turner (Webmaster).  Mike Compton and Doug Kroll were guests. […]

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Jan. 2017 Minutes

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, January 17, 2017  Present:  Margaret Novack, Sean Harding, Al Richardson, Gus Gustavson, Bob Molyneux, Bob Tassie, Jean Compton, Jean Fernie, George Lingle, Shannon Oshiro, Dick Vonier, Michele Compton (via telephone),  Bob Bourke (Scientific Advisor), and Cindy Turner (Webmaster). Absent:  Rod Castanha and Melody Spencer (Administrative Assistant). A quorum was […]

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Feb. 2017 Minutes

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, February 21, 2017   Present:  G. Colbert, M. Novack, M. Compton, J. Fernie, J. Compton, G. Gustavson, A. Richardson, B. Tassie, R. Castanha, D. Vonier, G. Lingle, B. Bourke (Scientific Advisor), M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant), and C. Turner (Webmaster). Absent:  S. Harding, B. Molyneux, and S. Oshiro. A quorum […]

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March 2017 Minutes

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, March 21, 2017  Present:  G. Colbert, M. Novack, A. Richardson, B. Molyneux, B. Tassie, K. Compton, D. Vonier, S, Oshiro, R. Castanha, S. Harding, M. Compton (via phone), C. Turner (Webmaster), and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Absent:  J. Fernie, G. Lingle, G. Gustavson, and B. Bourke (Scientific Advisor). A […]

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April 2017 Minutes

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, April 18, 2017   Present:  G. Colbert, M. Novack, A. Richardson, B. Molyneux, B. Tassie, J. Fernie, J. Compton, D.      Vonier, S. Harding, G. Lingle, and M. Compton (via phone). Absent:  G. Gustavson, S. Oshiro, R. Castanha, M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant), B. Bourke (Scientific Advisor), and C. Turner (Webmaster). […]

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June 2017 Minutes

4th of July Floatilla, dredging field studies are complete and a meeting is scheduled this week with Oceanit. Discussion of current encroachment agreement and the possibility of drafting an updated agreement.

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July 2017 Minutes

Finance Reports highlighting certain elements.  The Annual Assessment Letters are ready to go out. 4th of July Floatilla had small turnout but fun with impressive fireworks. Lake security items.

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August 2017 Minutes

Lake security events, annual meeting, discussion of changes needed to the by-laws.

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September 2017 Minutes

Dredge plans, debris containment booms, annual meeting plans, by-laws.

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October 2017 Minutes

Budget, annual meeting dinner cost, annual meeting presentations, water testing, by-laws, and dredging plans discussed.

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November Meeting Minutes

inance report, TMDL data and water quality tests in 2017, officers of the board selected, Christmas Flotilla planning, Lake cleanup by 45 Kailua High School students. Report on the berm opening of November 20th.

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December 2017 Meeting Minutes

Topics discussed during the meeting included finance, progress on by-laws, upcoming Christmas Flotilla, dredging planning and progress, after-storms lake cleanup, and new trash collection floating booms.

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January Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minute, Tuesday, January 9th, 2018   Present:  M. Novack, G. Colbert, G. Gustavson, Sean Harding, Dick Vonier, A. Richardson, M. Compton, B. Molyneux, J. Fernie, J. Compton, C. Turner (Webmaster) and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Absent:  B. Tassie, R. Castanha, G. Colbert, G. Lingle and S. Oshiro. A quorum was called […]

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February Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 Present:  M. Novack, S. Harding, G. Lingle M. Compton, D. Vonier, G. Gustavson, A. Richardson, G. Colbert, R. Castanha, J. Fernie, B. Tassie, J. Compton, S. Oshiro and C. Turner (Webmaster). Absent:  B. Molyneux and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Approval of Minutes: […]

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March 2018 Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 Present:  S. Harding, M. Compton (by phone), D. Vonier, G. Gustavson, A. Richardson, R. Castanha, J. Fernie, B. Tassie, J. Compton, B. Molyneux, G. Lingle, S. Oshiro, M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant), and C. Turner (Webmaster). Absent: G. Colbert and M. Novack. A […]

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April 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Block Captain assignments were given out. The Scouts and volunteers have stenciled more storm drains – reminding the public that all storm drains lead to the ocean. Presentation of the amended By-Laws at the April 17th meeting was discussed. Some barrels that had floated into Kimo’s Cove were removed. The two floating berms are collecting trash. Progress of the dredging project reported.

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May 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

B. Molyneux is working on the nominations for the next Annual Meeting. B. Tassie will be doing an audit of our finances. Annual Meeting and election is on October 20, 2018. Kailua Neighborhood Board meeting report. Several unsuccessful attempts have been made to tow the large grass mat that appeared after a recent storm. It was determined that it was rooted and immoveable. Dredge Project updates.

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June 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Report on finances, collection of overdue maintenance fees, etc. Dredging project plans submitted to DOH, preconstruction notification being worked on. Lake maintenance work done in June. Nominations being sought for the board election at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

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July 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board of Directors Meeting , Tuesday, July 10, 2018   Present:  G. Colbert, S. Harding, B. Molynuex, R. Castanha, M. Compton, D. Vonier, A. Richardson, M. Novack, S. Harding, B. Tassie, J. Compton and G. Lingle. Absent:  G. Gustavson, J. Fernie Guests: Chad Waters (Developer-Olomana Heights) and Mike Compton (Asst Security Officer) Chad […]

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August 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, August 14, 2018   Present:  M. Novack, A. Richardson, J. Fernie, G. Colbert, R. Castanha, M. Compton, G. Gustavson, J. Compton, D. Vonier, S. Oshiro, B. Tassie, G. Lingle and C. Turner (Webmaster). Absent:  S. Harding, B. Molyneux and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Guests:  Bill Sullivan, President […]

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September 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Present:  M. Novack, G. Lingle, D. Vonier, S. Harding, G. Gustavson, J. Fernie, B. Tassie, C. Turner (Webmaster) and M. Spencer( Administrative Assistant). Absent: G. Colbert, B. Molyneux, S. Oshiro, A. Richardson and M. Compton. Guest:  Joelle Simonpietri The meeting was opened informally at […]

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October 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Present:  G. Colbert, M. Novack, B, Tassie, S. Harding, M. Compton, S. Oshiro, A. Richardson, J. Fernie, G. Lingle, D. Vonier, J. Compton and C. Turner (Webmaster). Absent:  G. Gustavson, B. Molyneux, B. Castanha, and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Special Guest:  Joelle Simonpietra Our […]

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November 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Present:  R. Castanha, M. Novack, B. Tassie, S. Oshiro, A. Richardson, J. Fernie, G. Gustavson, D. Young, G. Colbert, S. Harding, C. Turner (Webmaster) and G. Lingle. Absent:  M. Compton, D. Kroll, M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant) and Darren Rodgers. A quorum was called by […]

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December 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Present:  M. Compton, M. Novack, J. Fernie, S. Harding, A. Richardson, B. Tassie, G. Colbert, D. Young, G. Gustavson, D. Kroll, S. Oshiro and C. Turner (Webmaster). Absent:  D. Rodgers, G. Lingle, J. Compton, R. Castanha and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). A quorum was […]

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January 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Present:  G. Colbert, A. Richardson, G. Gustavson, D. Young, B. Tassie, G. Lingle, D. Kroll, J. Fernie, M. Novack, S. Oshiro, R. Castanha and C. Turner (Webmaster). Absent:  D. Rodgers, M. Compton, J. Compton, S. Harding and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Special Guest:  Mike Compton. A quorum […]

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February 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Present:  M. Novack, G. Colbert, B. Tassie, S. Harding, M. Compton, D, Young, J. Fernie, G. Lingle, C. Turner (Webmaster), and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Absent:  D. Kroll, A. Richardson, R. Castanha, G. Gustavson, S. Oshiro and B. Molyneux. Prior to achieving a quorum:  S. Harding […]

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March 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes,  Tuesday, March 12, 2019  Present:  G. Colbert, M, Novack, A. Richardson, G. Gustavson, S. Harding, D. Young, B. Tassie, D. Kroll, J. Fernie, and C. Turner (Webmaster).  M. Compton arrived at 8:39. Guest:  Randall Hew. Absent:  G. Lingle and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). A quorum was called by G. Colbert and […]

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April 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes,  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Present:  S. Harding, M. Novack, A. Richardson, Michele Compton, R. Castanha, J. Fernie, G. Colbert, B. Tassie, D. Kroll, Mike Compton, G. Lingle, C. Turner (Webmaster), and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Absent:  G. Gustavson and D. Young. A quorum was called by G. Colbert and the meeting […]

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May 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Present:  M. Novack, J. Fernie, D. Young, R. Castanha, A. Richardson, D. Kroll, G. Colbert, S. Harding, , Mike Compton (via phone), Michele Compton (via phone), C. Turner (Webmaster), and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Absent:  G. Gustavson, G. Lingle, and B. Tassie. Prior to having a […]

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June 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, June 11, 2019  Present:  M. Novack, J. Fernie, B. Tassie, Mike Compton (via phone) Michele Compton, A. Richardson, G. Gustavson, S. Harding, G. Lingle, G. Colbert, D. Young (via phone), R. Castanha, D. Kroll, and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Absent:  C. Turner (Webmaster). Guest:  Jeanette Bean A quorum was called […]

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July 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Present:  M. Novack, S. Harding, A. Richardson, J. Fernie, G. Colbert, Michele Compton, Mike Compton, G. Lingle, G. Gustavson, R. Castanha. D. Kroll, Cindy Turner (Webmaster), and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Absent:  D. Young Special Guest: Jeanette Bean A quorum was called by G. Colbert and the […]

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August 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Present:  G. Colbert, M. Novack, J. Fernie, S. Harding, D. Young, D. Kroll, J. Bean and C. Turner (Webmaster). Absent:  G. Gustavson, A. Richardson, G. Lingle, R. Castanha, Mike Compton, Michele Compton and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). A quorum was not attained.  The meeting was called to […]

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September 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Present:  S. Harding, M. Novack, G. Gustavson, A. Richardson, R. Castanha, G. Colbert, D. Kroll, Mike Compton, D. Young, J. Bean and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Special Guest: Hugo DeVries, Shannon Oshiro and Rona Quebral. Absent: J. Fernie, Michele Compton, G. Lingle. A quorum was called by […]

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October 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Present:  G. Colbert, J. Fernie, J. Bean, Michele Compton, G. Gustavson, G. Lingle, and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). Absent:  M. Novack, S. Harding, Mike Compton, R. Castanha, A. Richardson, D. Young and C. Turner (Webmaster). A quorum was not reached.  The meeting was informally called to order […]

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November 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Director’s Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Present:  G. Colbert, Mike Compton (via phone), G. Gustavson, S. Harding, A. Richardson, J. Bean, D. Medeiros, G. Lingle, D. Kroll, D. Young, J. Fernie, M. Novack, L. Jenks,  C. Turner (Web Master), and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant) . Absent:  R. Castanha. Prior to starting the meeting, […]

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December 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Present:  S. Harding, M. Novack, G. Gustavson, A. Richardson, G. Colbert, D. Kroll, Mike Compton, D. Young, D. Medeiros, and G. Lingle Special Guests: Hugo DeVries, Shannon Oshiro Absent: J. Fernie, J. Bean, G. Rogers, R. Castanha, L Jenks A quorum was called by M. Novak and […]

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January 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes,  Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Present:  G. Gustavson, M. Novack, S. Harding, J. Fernie, A. Richardson, G. Lingle, J. Bean, D. Young, D. Medeiros, D. Kroll, L. Jenks, and C. Turner (Webmaster).   Absent:  G. Rogers, R. Castanha, M. Compton and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). A quorum was called by M. […]

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February 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

G. Lingle reinstalled our “Private Lake “sign. ELRA board members met with members of the Dept. of Health regarding samples of the sediment to satisfy DOH-SHWB requirements to support upland relocation. S. Harding informed us of the many future actions that will be need to be completed for the dredge project. TMDL status was also discussed.

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March 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Present:  M. Novack, D. Young, J. Fernie, D. Medeiros, J. Bean, Mike Compton, A. Richardson, D. Kroll, G. Gustavson, S. Young, M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant) and Cindy Turner (Webmaster). Absent:  G. Colbert, R. Castanha, L. Jenks, G .Lingle, and G. Rogers. A quorum was called by M. […]

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June 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Present:  M. Novack, D. Medeiros, A. Richardson, S. Harding, D. Young, M. Compton, G. Colbert, J. Bean, L. Jenks, D. Kroll, G. Gustavson, Jean Fernie, and C. Turner (Webmaster). Absent:  R. Castanha, G. Lingle and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). A quorum was called by M. Novack and […]

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July 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 Present:  M. Novack, G. Gustavson, S. Harding, D. Medeiros, L. Jenks, D. Young, J. Bean, A. Richardson, J. Fernie, G. Lingle, M. Compton (via phone), and C. Turner (Webmaster). Absent:  R. Castanha, G. Colbert and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant). A quorum was called by M. Novack and […]

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August 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Due to in-person meeting restrictions put in place by the State during the COVID-19 Pandemic, a plan was being developed to hold the October ELRA Annual Meeting electronically.   Following the 10 Aug 2020 telecon between D. Young, VP and A. Char, Attorney, the path forward for the Annual Meeting is provided, based on Char’s interpretation […]

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September 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

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October 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

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November 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

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January 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

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December 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

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February 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

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March 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

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May 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

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August 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Conducted via Zoom:  Present:  D. Young, J. Bean, M. Compton, J. Fernie, S. Harding, L. Jenks, M. Novack, A. Richardson, and C. Turner.

Absent: G. Gustavson, R. Castanha, G. Colbert, D. Medeiros, D. Kroll, and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant).

The meeting was called to order by D. Young, President, at 7:04 pm.  A quorum was declared.

Minutes:

The draft Minutes for July 2021 had been circulated via email prior to the meeting.  Following a brief discussion, A. Richardson moved and S. Harding seconded the motion that the July 2021 Minutes be approved.  They were approved unanimously.

Finance: G. Gustavson reported via email and restated for tonight’s meeting that there have been no significant expenses in July 2021.

As of July 31, ELRA has received a total of $35,329 in assessments, late fees, and interest on the savings account.

A motion was made by J. Fernie and seconded by M. Novack that the July 2021 Finance Report be accepted.  The motion was approved unanimously.

G. Gustavson had provided a proposed Budget for FY 2021-2022 via email prior to the meeting. Last year ELRA had a total income of $49, 793 and expenditures of $37, 303. The proposed budget for this FY projects an income of $43, 250 and expenses of $37, 778.  The draft budget projects lake cleanup costs based on last year’s actual expenses. A. Richardson (in the absence of Gustavson) guided the discussion about the proposed budget.  There are no major changes from last year’s budget.

The big unknown is dredging.  Because ELRA is still awaiting a response from State Officials with regard to the deposition of dredging materials, it is clear that the project will not commence this year.

A motion was made by S. Harding and seconded by M. Novack that the proposed Budget for FY 2021-2022 be approved.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Request to Approve a New Dock: A request from a resident of Kukilakila to build a dock that will attach to the Common Area of Kukilakila was discussed.  Permission from the Kukilakila Community Association (KCA) has been obtained.  Photos of a type of dock that was requested were viewed.  It was agreed that the Board could approve the request in concept, pending receipt of more detail, such as proposed dimensions, materials, and timeline.

Administration:  D. Young had shared his Communications Log prior to the Meeting.

Report from the Kailua Neighborhood Board (KNB):  M. Novack attended the virtual meeting.  Consistent with the knowledge that the KNB provides detailed minutes of their meetings, only major topics directly relevant to the Pond are located here.

One topic, the potential for volunteers from the US Marine Base, Hawaii to do work on the Pond or surroundings required additional information.

8-1 TASK:  Identify a point of contact on the Marine Base and gather more information about what is possible. **M. Novack**COMPLETE

ELRA Email: G. Colbert was unavailable

Water Sampling Report:  D. Young reported that while samples had been taken in June 2021, the laboratory reports were not available yet.

Revised and Updated Lake Rules: J. Bean had indicated through an earlier email that Lake Rules Booklets had been delivered to each assessed member’s house and 20 copies had been delivered to KCA.

Important to the implementation of the revised rules are notification letters that will be used to alert members of certain safety deficiencies in watercraft and/or docks. Various letters were discussed.  It was agreed that the most egregious cases would be addressed first.  There was considerable discussion about the wording, recognizing these were our neighbors, but that our liability insurance requires that safety be addressed.

Annual Dinner & Elections: R. Castanha has reserved MidPac Country Club for the Annual Meeting on Friday, 22 Oct 2021.  As of Aug 10, the price for the customary buffet will be $36.00 per person.  That would include two entrees, 2 salads, range of desserts.   If we cannot guarantee 50 participants, we will be moved out of the ballroom into a smaller room.

As of this date, there will be five vacancies on the Board.  It was agreed that the ELRA Community needs to be made aware of the dinner and elections, to include the invitation to nominate a potential Board Member.

To meet the thirty-day requirement cited in the Bylaws, the announcement for the meeting/invite to dinner/request for nominations must be out NLT 22 Sep.  Hopefully sooner.

8-2 TASK:  Create a newsletter/email to the membership announcing the date of the meeting, requesting nominations for board membership, and warning that the meeting might not take place due to pandemic. ** C. Turner ** COMPLETE

Committee Reports:

Dredging Committee: S. Harding stated that we are still waiting for the DOH attorneys.  It was agreed that something needs to be done quickly, even though it is too late in the year for ELRA to begin dredging this year, as hoped.

8-3 TASK:  Email Cathy Betts, State Director of Human Services (DHS), requesting an update concerning what needs to be done to get a decision on the use of Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF). **D. Young** COMPLETE

Membership Committee: D. Young, speaking for M. Compton who was unavailable, discussed the pros and cons of the use of Voluntary Membership for certain households.  It was agreed that this could be appropriate in very limited circumstances and tailored to the situation.

Operations Committee (Security): M. Compton was unavailable.

The challenge ELRA faces in keeping the Pond clear of debris was again raised.  It was agreed to, again, look for an individual or group that was willing to clean the lake on an agreed to schedule.

8-4 TASK:  Advertise on Next Door for a person or company that can clean the Pond on an agreed to schedule. **M. Novack**

Environment Committee:  L. Jenks, speaking for D. Kroll, stated that while the pond was quite low, it was looking good.  Fish activity was healthy.

Next Meeting Date:  The next Board meeting will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021 at 7pm.  The next KNB meeting will be Sep 2, 2021.  M. Compton is scheduled to attend.

Adjournment: S. Harding moved adjournment, which was seconded by L. Jenks.   The affirmative vote was unanimous.  The meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm.

Respectfully submitted, M.Novack

 

KAILUA NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD REPORT FOR August 5, 2021

The KNB was called to order via WEBEX at 7:00 pm.  I left the meeting at 10:15 pm and there were still several items remaining on the agenda, including discussion about a proposed resolution related to the Keopu Flood Control Basin.**  This would have been the only item of direct interest to ELRA.

It appeared from the reaction of Board Members that some of the input to questions posed to governmental agencies was out of date or overcome by subsequent events.  Many of the presentations and follow-on comments/complaints were duplicative, leading to a plodding, overly-lengthy meeting.

While there was nothing else that directly affects ELRA, I have included some highlights, possibly of interest.

The Meeting began with the selection of officers to fill the Secretary and Treasurer positions.  At this time, no one was selected as Treasurer.

The long-continued board vacancy for Enchanted Lakes  (District 2) was filled by Amber Granite.  She was nominated by her Aunt, Donna Wong.  The Board is now full-up at 19 members.

Honolulu Police: Crimes were unremarkable except for a large increase in car break-ins.  The forty-five (45) break-ins were mostly attributable to one individual, who is now in custody.

Board of Water Supply: The water-related issues that have been affecting the traffic from Kalapawai Store to Lanikai will continue at least through August.  This drew many complaints from the attendees, particularly relating to the start of school and the lack of accessibility to the Lanikai School.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii: After fielding numerous complaints about the noise related to the current increase in op-tempo, it was announced that Marines were looking for suggestions relating to volunteer work done to commemorate the week of 9/11.

Mayor Blangiardi:  Great dissatisfaction surrounding the Wendy’s on Kailua Road. Sounds like a truly miserable situation for the residents in proximity to the new food site.

 
**Email discussion with Levani Lipton indicates that the Resolution passed unanimously.

“The Kailua Neighborhood Board requests a presentation on the inspection report on the status of the Keopu Flood Control Basin and plans to restore functionality of the Keopu Flood Control Basin. (Pollution of Kailua Waterways and Beaches Subcommittee motion.)

WHEREAS: The Keopu flood control detention basin was designed and named a “Silt Control” basin in association with the construction of homes on the adjacent hillside above Kaelepulu Pond in Enchanted Lake; and The Keopu Silt Control basin structure is owned and operated as part of the City of Honolulu’s storm drain system; and The City’s NPDES storm water permit requires that the Keopu Silt Control basin shall be inspected and maintained; and The berm internal to the Keopu silt control basin has been eroded in at least two locations for two decades and no longer serves to detain water sufficiently to result in the deposition of carried sediment loads; and The Keopu Silt Control Basin has received highly significant sediment flows from multiple housing developments and storm drain projects over the past several decades; and Any sediments or other pollutants leaving the Keopu Silt Control Basin are carried in a concrete lined channel directly into the Kaelepulu Wetland, and Kaelepulu Pond, and from these water bodies into the Kaelepulu Stream to Kailua Bay; and Deposition of hundreds of tons of sediments into the Kaelepulu Wetland at the end of the City’s concrete culvert threatens the habitat of three species of native Hawaiian waterbirds on the Federal Endangered Species List; and Sediment laden waters from the Keopu Basin adversely impact water quality far exceeding State Water Quality Standards in the Kaelepulu Pond, the Kaelepulu Stream, and pour out into the recreational beach and coral reefs of Kailua Bay,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT: The City’s Department of Facilities Management (DFM) is requested to present to the Kailua Neighborhood Board an updated inspection report of the silt control and flood prevention features of the Keopu Silt Control Basin. Furthermore, that the DFM come up with a plan to restore the silt retention capacity of the basin and then allocate adequate funding for the implementation of this plan.”

July 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 

Conducted via Zoom, Present:  J. Bean, G. Colbert, G. Gustavson, S. Harding, L. Jenks,  M. Novack, J. Fernie, D. Kroll, D. Medeiros, A. Richardson, C. Turner, and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant)

Absent: D. Young, R. Castanha, M. Compton

The meeting was called to order by J. Bean, 1st Vice President, at 7:02 pm.  A quorum was declared.

Minutes:  Board-approved Minutes for the March, April, and May Meetings had been circulated earlier via email to enable a revision to them and a subsequent vote on the amended Minutes.  The revision related to the deletion of a sentence in each of the Finance Reports.  S. Harding moved and A. Richardson seconded the motion that the amended Minutes from March, April and May 2021 be approved.  They were approved unanimously.

The draft Minutes for June 2021 had been circulated via email prior to the meeting.  Following a brief discussion, G, Gustavson moved and S. Harding seconded the motion that the June 2021 Minutes be approved.  They were approved unanimously.

Finance: G. Gustavson reported via email and restated for tonight’s meeting that there have been no significant expenses in June 2021, and that ELRA had completed the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year very close to budget.

The total income projected by the budget was pretty close to actual for the FY.  We budgeted for a Total Income of $47,306, including interest and investments.  We received $49,794.

For expenses, the major difference between budget is in the area of lake maintenance. The Board budgeted $13,333 for operation of the Eco-Harvester and $1867 for a lake clean up contract. We expended $3382 for these expenses.

We did not expend any funds to Oceanit for dredging and engineering planning in June. When we receive an invoice from Oceanit, it will be paid from the QSF.

Assessment invoices for FY 2021-2022, as well as boat sticker forms, were printed and mailed.  Received funds and forms are being processed.

Thanks to Alan Richardson and Adam Bookatz for their continued support of the ELRA finances, and to Melody for the annual assessment collation and mailing exercise.

G. Gustavson stated that as Treasurer, in the absence of President D. Young, he had completed the required documentation for renewal of the Board’s D&O Liability Insurance. He has now authorized payment of the premium for the Policy, noting it is unchanged from last year. This is a budgeted item.

Gustavson also observed that the lengthy documentation phase linked to the Fisheries Grant is complete.  He complimented D. Young for taking on much of the on-line forms process that is called US Gov’t. Automated Applications for Payments (ASAP).  The registration has cleared and the ELRA/Wetlands account is active.

A motion was made by M. Novack and seconded by J. Fernie that the June 2021 Finance Report be accepted.  They were approved unanimously.

Administration:  D. Young had shared his Communications Log prior to the Meeting.

Water Sampling Contract: J. Bean indicated that the contract had been fully executed and that  D.Young had received word that sampling was completed on June 22, 2021. The data was not back from the lab yet to complete the report.  Awaiting this first report.

Revised and Updated Lake Rules: J. Bean acknowledged that the New Lake Rules had been posted to the ELRA Website and announced on the ELRA Facebook site. The booklet version of the Lake Rules has been printed and is available.  The Board discussed the best way or ways to distribute the booklet.  It was agreed that the Annual Meeting could be a good way.  Several members of the Board volunteered that they would distribute in their neighborhoods.  Twenty copies will be provided  to KCA for distribution.  Bean emphasized that it was very important that each ELRA household get a copy and that therefore a careful record should be kept of the households that have received it.

As part of the Lake Rules discussion, Bean had previously emailed a draft of a possible Letter for Lake Rules Violations.  She and M. Compton, Security, had toured the lakeshore by boat, noting possible conditions that were in violation of the new Rules.  The majority seemed to be in the category of green waste and emergent mangroves.  There were also a number of dilapidated barge/docks and a few unregistered boats.  The intent of the draft letter was to provide a means of notifying owners of situations that needed to be resolved.  It was agreed, but not voted on, that the President should sign the letter.

Report from the Kailua Neighborhood Board (KNB):  J. Fernie attended the virtual meeting.  July-1-2021-KNB-notes-Fernie

Fish Habitat Partnership Proposal: As noted in the Finance Report, the ELRA ASAP registration has cleared and the account is active.  The Cooperative Agreement was submitted for sufficiency review in DC. Gordon Smith of Fisheries Partnership is very confident that the award will be fully executed in a few days with a start date of August 10th.

Annual Dinner & Elections: R. Castanha has reserved MidPac Country Club for the Annual Meeting on Friday, 22 Oct 2021.  Yet to be done is selection of menu and determination of costs, to include what portion of the meal cost will be borne by ELRA.

As of this date, there will be five vacancies on the Board.  It was agreed that the ELRA Community needs to be made aware of the dinner and elections, to include the invitation to nominate a potential Board Member.

C. Turner volunteered to create an e-newsletter. There followed a lengthy discussion about the use of email.

Committee Reports:

Dredging Committee: S. Harding stated that they are still waiting for the DOH attorneys to get back to him about permissions to use the land at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility to deposit the dredged material.  The Board agreed that steps needed to be taken to get an answer as quickly as possible.  In the meantime, Harding stated that it is probably too late in the year for ELRA to begin dredging this year, as hoped.

Membership Committee: M. Compton was unavailable.

Operations Committee (Security): M. Compton was unavailable.

Environment Committee: D. Kroll provided a short report indicating his committee continued to take measurements for clarity, salinity, and others.  He suggested that an additional collection point off Kukilakila would be very helpful.

New Business: G. Colbert, referring to the 11 May 2021 ELRA Board Meeting with Senator Chris Lee, stated he met with Lee on 1 Jul 2021 to continue the discussion summarized from Board Minutes below:

“ELRA Board Member C. Turner pointed out that there has been significant regrowth of Mangroves along the Hamakua Drive bridge over Hamakua Stream.  C. Lee acknowledged this and stated his familiarity with the area because of proximity to the future dog park.  Turner stated that she thought the contract was still in place from previous efforts, but needed to be reenergized.   G. Colbert added that there was a major power line through this area and that Hawaiian Electric may be willing to eradicate the mangroves under the lines, if someone else would take care of the surrounding area.  C. Lee indicated he would look to see what could be done.”

Colbert has offered to continue discussions with Hawaiian Electric’s (HECO) regarding possible willingness to eradicate said Mangroves.  They might be willing, if all the work (that is, both under and outside of the High Power Lines) could be done either simultaneously or within just a few days so that reseeding would not take place. Hawaiian Electric would also need assurances that areas outside their vegetation management line would continue to be managed against re-seeding for some additional future period.  Senator Lee will investigate potential mechanisms to provide for such future management and will re-connect with Colbert if those discussions prove fruitful. He may start by discussing with DLNR. There is no guarantee that there will be a follow-up eradication due to funding, but Senator Lee will examine State funding options through DLNR.

Next Meeting Date:  The next Board meeting will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021 at 7pm.  The next KNB meeting will be August 5, 2021.  M. Novack is scheduled to attend.

Adjournment: M. Novack moved adjournment, which was seconded by J. Bean.   The affirmative vote was unanimous.  The meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm.

June 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Conducted via Zoom:  Present:  D. Young, J. Bean, G. Gustavson, M. Novack, M. Compton, J. Fernie, D. Kroll, D. Medeiros, A. Richardson C. Turner,

Absent: S. Harding, G. Colbert, L. Jenks,  R. Castanha, and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant).

The meeting was called to order by D. Young at 7:02 pm.  A quorum was declared.

Minutes:  Minutes for the May Meeting had been circulated via email.  G. Gustavson moved and J. Fernie seconded the motion that the May 2021 Minutes be approved.  They were approved unanimously.

Finance: G. Gustavson reported via email and restated for tonight’s meeting that there have been no significant expenses in May 2021, and we continue to track with the budget for this FY.

The major difference between budget and expenditures is in the area of lake maintenance. The Board budgeted $13,333 for the operation of the Eco-Harvester and $1867 for a lake clean-up contract. No funds have been expended to date for those two items.

We also did not expend any funds to Oceanit for dredging and engineering planning in May. When we receive an invoice from Oceanit, it will be paid from the QSF.

Assessment invoices for FY 2021-2022, as well as boat sticker forms, have been printed and are in the process of getting them in the mail.

Thanks to Alan Richardson and Adam Bookatz for their continued support of the ELRA finances, and to Melody for the annual assessment collation and mailing exercise.

A motion was made by J. Fernie and seconded by J. Bean that the June 2021 Finance Report be accepted.  They were approved unanimously.

Administration:

Correspondence:  D. Young stated that there had been no correspondence until the last few days when there was email and telephonic discussion concerning the Certificates of Insurance (COI) for the local Canoe Clubs.  Discussions took place between  D. Young, Kainoa Sheer of ACW Group LLC (representing Canoe Clubs in Hawaii), and Matt Len of Pyramid Insurance Centre, Ltd. (representing ELRA’s Liability Insurance interests).  As of the date of this meeting, there is still an unresolved issue related to a sentence in the COI.

  1. Young suggested that a Thank You letter would be appropriate to Councilmember Kia’aina, recognizing her efforts in getting $1.67M in funding for the design, construction, and inspection of improvements to City drain lines that discharge into Kaelepulu Pond. D. Young will draft the proposed letter.

Report from the Kailua Neighborhood Board (KNB):  D. Young attended the meeting.   The major topics are in Attachment 1:

Revised and Updated Lake Rules: J. Bean has revised the Rules Document, consistent with comments made during the May Meeting.  There was a short discussion about the document.  J. Bean was commended for the completeness of the document and the speed with which it was produced.  G. Gustavson moved and M. Compton seconded the motion that the Revised and Updated Lake rules be approved.  They were approved unanimously.

Kaelepulu Pond Water Sampling Proposal:  D. Young led the discussion about the series of discussions and revisions ELRA has received from D. Esibill intended to fulfill the Water Sampling contract requirements.  Several questions remain about this.  Following a lengthy discussion, it was generally agreed that D. Young should conclude negotiations with final review and approval by the Executive Committee on behalf of the Board. A motion was made to this effect by G. Gustavson and seconded by J. Bean. The motion was unanimously approved.

Fish Habitat Partnership Proposal: C. Turner, B. Bourke, and D. Young conferred by telephone with Gordon Smith of Fisheries Partnership to review the next steps necessary to access the $60K award.  There is more paperwork that is required to complete the process.  Several forms must be completed by 9 July 2021.  C. Turner will be finishing this process.

Elections: Normally ELRA conducts elections every year, as part of the Annual Meeting.  The Annual Meeting for 2020 was canceled because of the Pandemic. Directors were continued in office for an additional year.  The Board agrees that Elections must take place in 2021.

As she did last month, M. Novack had previously sent by email a listing of current Board Members, showing who would be eligible for reelection, should they chose to run.  She has also shared a Procedures Document that provides a step-by-step description of the ELRA Election process.

Linked to any discussion about elections, is the discussion as to whether there could be a regular Annual Meeting, and if so, where could it take place.  It remains unclear whether Mid-Pacific Country Club (MidPac) can accommodate the usual Dinner and if so, how many of the ELRA Community would be willing to attend.  (M. Novack will visit MidPac to determine availability.)

If the dinner is not a possibility, Elections will be conducted via mail using paper ballots.

Critical to the success of the Elections is the availability of potential candidates.  After considerable discussion, some Board Members indicated that they had names that they would propose for nomination.

Committee Reports:

Dredging Committee: S. Harding was unavailable for the meeting.  D.Young stated that he was unaware of any change to ELRA’s wait for the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility to confirm that the dredged material could be deposited there.

Membership Committee: M. Compton stated that the Membership Committee had not met this month.

Operations Committee (Security): M. Compton emailed the following report: 

A quiet month on the lake. We have several new boats and the 6-mans are back. Only one illegal fishing boat (without children’s life vests) stopped. They were from a wetland lot and left without issue.  The 2022 stickers arrived. Light blue in color. Invoice $576.44.   I will get them to Mel.

  1. Turner reported that she and Hugo had responded to a request for a homeowner to clean out Kimo’s Cove. She showed a photo of her raft (approximately 8’ by 4’) totally full of debris, including coconuts, palm fronds, and general garbage. She also noted several skulls and bones from very large fish as evidence that some homeowners continue to dispose of their fish-cleaning leftovers into the lake.  She noted that ELRA has been unable to find a reliable company or person to clean the shorelines of the lake.  Based on a changing economy, Turner suggested that it might be time to advertise on the local social media for a cleaner.  M. Compton asked if Turner would compose a posting on local media, such as Next Door or My Kailua, etc.  She said she would.
  2. Fernie reported on a call she had received from an owner (and ELRA member) from Kukilakila, complaining about a dock (or barge) on the Kukilakila waterfront that she felt was derelict and potentially dangerous. Discussion ensued about the observations that there are several such craft around the lake. It was agreed that the Security Officer would inspect these crafts, to try to determine their safety, and alert the Board as to their condition.  Should they be deemed unsafe, a letter should be sent to the homeowner advising them to correct the deficiencies or to remove them from the lake.

 Environment Committee: D. Kroll emailed the following report: Lake conditions have stayed about the same in the past month other than a little bit more murky water and that the water level is about 14 inches lower from the high level we had occurring previously.  Of note is that I’ve been testing the salinity from my dock for the past two months and the lake has maintained at a reading of 7 only.  I have consistently trying to measure it 18 inches under the surface. Last reading is little bit more challenging because of low water level and being able to reach 18 inches depth of water from my dock.

  1. Compton noted that there had been discussion about purchasing testing equipment to assist the Environmental Committee to do more accurate measurements. D. Kroll stated he would look into it.

New Business: D. Young observed that some of our current Board Members have served on the ELRA Board for many years.  In some instances, decades.  Young suggested ELRA might consider the establishment of an “Emeritus” status to recognize their service and to maintain access to their expertise, should they depart the Board.  There was broad acceptance of this suggestion. D. Young made a motion and G. Gustavson seconded the idea that ELRA establishes an “Emeritus” recognition for long service.  The motion was unanimously approved.

  1. Novack volunteered to research criteria for this and G. Gustavson volunteered to assist.
  2. Young raised the question as to whether the President of the Board should be authorized to speak for the Board between meetings. He offered the example of when testimony is called for, in a time-sensitive matter. There was agreement that the President had the experience and expertise to speak for the Board.  Additionally, if there was a question, the President could query the Executive Committee for their thoughts.

Next Meeting Date:  The next Board meeting will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 7 pm.  The next KNB meeting will be July 1, 2021.  J. Fernie is scheduled to attend.

Adjournment: G. Gustavson moved adjournment, which was seconded by D. Kroll.   The affirmative vote was unanimous.  The meeting adjourned at 9:10 pm.                 

Respectfully submitted
M. Novack

 

 

May 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Conducted via Zoom:  Present:  D. Young, G. Gustavson, S. Harding, M. Novack, G. Colbert, J. Fernie, L. Jenks, D. Kroll, D. Medeiros, A. Richardson C. Turner,

Absent:  J. Bean, M. Compton, R. Castanha, and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant).

Guests:  State Senator Chris Lee (District 25) and Derek Esibill

Senator Chris Lee:  Senator Lee was introduced by D. Young, thanking him for taking the time to meet with ELRA.

  1. Lee reviewed the last legislative session, noting how strange it had been trying to operate in a pandemic environment. He stated that he thought there were some missed opportunities, but that he had learned a lot and would put that knowledge to work in the next session. He indicated he had enjoyed working with State Representative Lisa Marten (District 51) and appreciated her assistance on several issues.  Closing his introduction, Lee stated that he thought there were several good things that had been accomplished and then cited some of them.
  2. He is hoping for an EA (environmental assessment) for the proposed water restoration system for the Kawainui Marsh by the end of the year. This long-anticipated project will enhance the flow of waters from the Marsh to the Hamakua wetlands and onward to the Kaelepulu Stream and Pond.
  3. Planning for the Dog Park along Hamakua Drive continues. Because there had been so many previous occupants of the site, including industry, DLNR was performing due diligence in assessing the full history of the plot.  $3.8M has been allocated for this project.
  4. “Safe Streets” are coming to Kailua. This will include an assessment of transit infrastructures such as crosswalks, traffic lights, and priority street upgrades.  The focus will be on Oneawa Street, as a principal path through Kailua for students getting to Kalaheo High School.  Enhancements to the Kawainui Dike Path, to include predator fences, and a pedestrian flyover linking the path across Kailua Road, may provide an alternative pedestrian route to the High School.  $1.5M is dedicated to the Dike Path.  There will also be efforts to address the challenging intersection of Kailua Road and Hamakua Drive.  This will be difficult because the narrow bridge crossing the Hamakua Wetlands stream is very old and will be very expensive to replace.
  5. Another Lee initiative is determining a means of controlling the ever-increasing numbers of tour busses that are driving and parking through neighborhoods. Currently, the fine for bus violations of parking rules is $1K.  It is known that this is too small and some companies view the fines as the cost of doing business.  There will be an effort to raise the fine to $5K per event.

ELRA Board Member C. Turner pointed out that there has been significant regrowth of Mangroves along the Hamakua Drive bridge over Hamakua Stream.  C. Lee acknowledged this and stated his familiarity with the area because of its proximity to the future dog park.  Turner stated that she thought the contract was still in place from previous efforts but needed to be reenergized.   G. Colbert added that there was known to be a major power line through this area and that Hawaiian Electric was willing to eradicate the mangroves under the lines if someone else would take care of the surrounding area.  C. Lee indicated he would look to see what could be done.

  1. Harding provided a short update on the Dredge Project, saying we were now waiting for the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility to confirm that the dredged material could be deposited there. Harding also reminded Lee of the “Six Steps to Estuary Restoration”. C. Lee was familiar with each of the issues and pointed out that DOH was working on how sand was to be categorized, whether clean or dirty.  This should help with the eventually scheduled openings of the berm leading to Kailua Bay.
  2. Turner provided Lee with a screening of a video she had made of the outcome of one heavy storm that brought significant mud and debris down from the surrounding hills through the drainage area to the Wetland and then to the Pond.
  3. Young thanked Senator Lee for the extended period of time he had spent with the board. Young also applauded the hard work done by Lee’s staff – particularly Katy and Matt.

The meeting was called to regular order by D. Young at 7:46 pm.  A quorum was declared.

Derek Esibill: D. Young reintroduced D. Esibill and requested him to describe the “Kaelepulu Pond Water Sampling Proposal.” Esibill stated that he believed the eight-station testing would allow ELRA to not only establish and maintain a database of information to demonstrate that the Pond was clean, but also to contend with any assertions that the Pond was sending dirty water into Kailua Bay.  He suggested the testing be done on a regular schedule, but also to be available to record any heavy-storm events.  When asked when he would start, if approved, Esibill stated June 21, 2021.

Following the Esibill presentation, all guests departed and the Board began its regular agenda.

Minutes:  Minutes for the April Meeting had been circulated via email.  G. Gustavson moved and J. Fernie seconded the motion that the April 2021 Minutes be approved.  They were approved unanimously.

Finance: Treasurer, G. Gustavson had provided the following written report by email: There have been no significant expenses in April 2021, and we continue to track with the budget for this FY.

The Comparison of Actual versus Budget for the FY to date is attached for your information. The major difference between budget and expenditures is in the area of lake maintenance. The Board budgeted for the operation of the Eco-Harvester and a clean-up plan. No funds have been expended to date for those two items.

We also did not expend any funds to Oceanit for dredging and engineering planning in April.

The balance in the QSF is $508,543.

Thanks to Alan Richardson and Adam Bookatz for their continued support of the ELRA finances.

A motion was made by J. Fernie and seconded by G. Colbert that the May 2021 Finance Report be accepted.  They were approved unanimously.

Administration: 

Correspondence:  D. Young had shared his Communications Log via email.

Report from the Kailua Neighborhood Board (KNB):  A. Richardson attended the meeting.   The major topics were as follows:

  • The Kaopa Drainage Basin sinkhole repair is now projected to be completed by June 2021.
  • Senator C. Lee stated that there will be improvements made to the Pillbox trails. $900K has been programmed for this effort.
  • Councilmember Esther Kia’aina (Dist 3) requested neighbors submit testimony in support of Council Bill 7 (2021), Project Number 2018078, Storm Drainage BMP in the vicinity of Kaelepulu Pond; She stated that the interim repairs for the Kailua Boat Ramp are moving ahead.  $2M has been found for the Boat Ramp project.  She also stated that a request had been received to have driftwood picked up from Kailua each.
  • Roger Babcock, Director of the Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM), provided advance information about the proposed Storm Water Agency. There will be a $91M budget, funded by user fees.  These fees will be assessed based on the amount of non-permeable surfaces on lots.  There will be a series of “Storm Water Planning Virtual Meetings” conducted to provide even more information about these proposed improvements.  Registration will be required.  The meeting designed for the Ko’olau Poko area (Windward) is June 1, 2021, at 7 PM.

Fish Habitat Partnership Proposal: C. Turner announced that the grant request was reviewed favorably and that an award of $60K would be forthcoming.  The funding will flow through ELRA finance.

Encroachment Agreements:  Prior to the meeting M. Novack emailed a paper with a proposed Policy Statement on Encroachments.  This topic has been discussed several times.  With no further discussion needed, a motion was made by A. Richardson and seconded by D. Kroll that the ELRA Encroachment Policy be approved.  The vote was unanimous approval.  Following the vote, G. Colbert recommended an amendment to include a date.  This was agreed to.  The following is the approved encroachment policy.

Encroachment Policy

The 2020 Enchanted Lake Residents Association Bylaws specify the general responsibilities of the Board of Directors.

4.2. Duties of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the assets of the Association and the general management, direction, and supervision of all matters pertaining to the Association.

The most important asset of the Association is the Enchanted Lake.  The Lake can be diminished should a lakeside property boundary intrude into the Lake, thereby reducing its size.  This intrusion, called an encroachment, requires approval of the Board.  This Encroachment Agreement will be formalized by an addendum to the Property Deed, signed by the owner and an Officer of the Enchanted Lake Residents Association, and recorded with the State of Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances.  A fee will be charged to the owner of the property, as determined by the Board of Directors.   Should the property be sold, an additional transfer fee will be charged by the Board.

As of May 2021, the origination fee is $800.00 and the transfer fee is $200.

Revised and Updated Lake Rules Second Reading:  Prior to the meeting a draft of what was hoped to be the final draft of the Lake Rules was emailed to board members.  However, there were found to be unanswered questions.  M. Novack recommended the draft be tabled, to be finalized in the June Meeting.

Kaelepulu Pond Water Sampling Proposal:  The proposal, described by D. Esibill earlier in the meeting, was opened for comments and questions.  There were questions about additional and alternative locations for water testing.  It was generally agreed that the current proposal should be accepted, as written, but that future amendments to the contract might be necessary.  With all discussion complete, a motion was made by C. Turner and seconded by S. Harding to accept the subject proposal as written, understanding that future amendments were possible. The motion was unanimously approved.

Elections: M. Novack had previously sent by email a listing of current Board Members, showing who would be eligible for reelection, should they chose to run.  Discussion ensued about whether there could be a regular Annual Meeting, and if so, where could it take place.  Novack requested those who are eligible for reelection to email their intentions to her.  Also, that Board Members should be looking for possible new candidates.

Committee Reports:

Dredging Committee: S. Harding stated that we were continuing to wait for the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility to confirm that the dredged material could be deposited there.

Membership Committee: The goal is to have all of the different letters, invoices, and forms drafted, approved, and printed in time to join the invoices in the mailing in June. In lieu of M. Compton, D. Young provided drafts of proposed Forms for powered and non-powered boat registrations.  Following a brief discussion, D. Young made a motion and G. Gustavson seconded that the Forms, as presented, be approved.  There was an extended discussion on certain membership categories and definitions.  It was agreed to defer further discussion until the Membership Committee could meet.

Operations Committee (Security): M. Compton emailed the following report: 

  • Only one illegal fisher stopped.
  • Six-man and one-man canoe clubs and lessons are practicing on the lake now.
  • Ordered next year’s stickers.
  • Fish seem more common and normal.
  • Boat working well.

Environment Committee: Water clarity and fish population have improved since the last month. Water salinity 2xs/month at the Turners, site1 is essentially freshwater. My site 2 measured at 7 at each reading. Fish activity is recently back to normal including one 4 foot and one 5 foot Barracuda this past week. Water clarity could still be better.  The last full reporting of all five monitor spots around the lake occurred April 1s

Next Meeting Date:  The next Board meeting will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 7 pm.  The next KNB meeting will be on 3 June 2021.  D. Young is scheduled to attend.

Adjournment: G. Gustavson moved adjournment, which was seconded by D. Kroll.   The affirmative vote was unanimous.  The meeting adjourned at 9:20 pm.

Respectfully submitted
M. Novack

 

 

April 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Conducted via Zoom:  Present:  D. Young, J. Bean, S. Harding, M. Novack, G. Colbert, M. Compton, J. Fernie, L. Jenks,  D. Kroll, D. Medeiros, A. Richardson C. Turner, and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant).

Absent:  G. Gustavson, and R. Castanha

The meeting was called to order by D. Young at 7:05 pm.  A quorum was declared.

Minutes:  Minutes for the March Meeting had been circulated via email.  M. Novack moved and S. Harding seconded the motion that the March 2021 Minutes be approved.  They were approved unanimously.

Finance:  Treasurer, G. Gustavson was unable to attend the meeting and sent the following message via email:

There have been no significant expenses in February or March 2021, and we continue to track with the budget for this FY.  The Comparison of Actual versus Budget for the FY was attached to the email.

We paid $578 for the final repairs and restoration of the security boat. These repairs were completed at this cost only due to Mike Compton spending a significant amount of labor to complete the work.  Many thanks to Mike for his efforts and support of the ELRA.

We paid $22,950 to Oceanit for dredging and engineering planning. This payment was from our Qualified Settlement Fund (QSF) and is outside the annual operating budget.

Administration:

Correspondence:  D. Young had shared his Communications Log prior to the Meeting.

Report from the Kailua Neighborhood Board (KNB):  No one attended this meeting.    The next meeting will be on 6 May.  A. Richardson is scheduled to attend.  Several board members attended the virtual meeting of the KNB Pollution of Kailua’s Waterways and Beaches Subcommittee Meeting.

Fish Habitat Partnership Full Proposal: C. Turner was pleased to announce that the grant request was reviewed by the Hawaii Fish Habitat Partnership Steering Committee in December and by a National Fish Habitat Partnership workgroup in February. In general, the project was reviewed favorably.

The allocation of funds to the Hawaii FHP for project support is a separate process, and it is not yet clear if all of the projects with favorable reviews will receive funds. Some projects may be offered partial funding to support a reduced scope of work. Please be prepared to receive partial funding.  It is recommended that ELRA be prepared to receive funds, just in case.

4-1 TASK:  D. Young requested assistance in ensuring each of the items above is addressed. ** A. Richardson and C. Turner COMPLETE. 

  1. Young observed that this appears to be an annual grant program and that ELRA should be alert to other opportunities to apply for.

Esibill Water Sampling Proposal:  No response has been received from Mr. Esibill on the latest negotiation.  D. Young indicated that ExCom has reviewed the original proposals.  Now he would send these to the entire board.

4-2 TASK:  Water Sampling Proposals should be sent to the board. ** D. Young COMPLETE

Encroachment Agreements:  Prior to the meeting M. Novack sent a paper with a proposed high-level Policy Statement on Encroachments.  Following some discussion, the topic was tabled until the May Meeting.

Revised and Updated Lake Rules First Reading:  Prior to the meeting a draft of the updated Lake Rules was emailed to board members.   J. Bean highlighted the changes and additions.  There was considerable discussion about who exactly these rules apply to: members, assessed members, paid-up members, paid-up (but not members), etc.  Bean encouraged everyone to read through carefully and provide her their thoughts so that at the May Meeting, more discussion can take place and a vote to approve completed.

Berm Opening Permit Application:  D. Young informed the board that the Berm Opening Permit Application process was well underway.

There was a consensus among board members that every effort should be made to support the successful completion of the permit.  This should include a letter-writing campaign during the public comment period.  Before that can take place, ELRA Board needs to understand the timeline, see the draft proposal, and establish the best address and addressee.  This is very time-sensitive.

4-3 TASK:  Phone calls should be made to identify the timeline, get a copy of the draft proposal, and establish the best address and addressee.  ** S. Harding to call J. Moniuszko;

  1. Young to call E. Kia’aina.

NOTE:  per 22 Apr 2021 B. Bourke’s email, the application has not been drafted yet.  Task DEFERRED

 4-4 TASK:  Create a list of possible letter writers, including the ELRA President and individuals who have expressed concern. ** All

Committee Reports:

Dredging Committee: S. Harding indicated that J. Moniuszko, of Oceanit, has been on vacation, but that in the meantime, communications continued with the HYCF.  The last permit that is required is the Noise Permit, related to truck and operational noise.  Right now, it continues to appear that the target date to start actual dredging is mid to late summer 2021.

Additionally, on April 7, 2021, a virtual meeting (attended by D. Young, S. Harding, B. Bourke) was conducted with Eric Co, Castle Foundation to provide information about the ELRA dredging efforts and to determine Castle’s willingness to consider providing a grant to assist with the dredging costs.  Co thanked ELRA for their efforts and welcomed the information.  He indicated that due to COVID costs, this was not a good year, but he would help identify other possible funding partners and asked to be kept up to date on ELRA efforts.

Membership Committee:

The goal is to have all of the different letters, invoices, and forms drafted, approved, and printed in time to join the invoices in the mailing in June.

Operations Committee (Security): M. Compton stated that he has stopped a few boats, but that it has been a fairly quiet month. Prior to the meeting, M. Compton had provided examples of watercraft registration forms.  He indicated that he hoped to have discrete forms for the powered and non-powered craft that would simplify the upcoming membership/billing cycle.  The board expressed approval.

Environment Committee: D. Kroll provides the following report via email:

After a lot of mid to small-size tilapia died off from mid-March, the mid-lake area has gotten very murky.  He can only see down about 3 inches depth into the water at my property.  Throughout our five observation points are no longer seeing the dead tilapia.
The last reading of salinity was at six at his house. I believe I would like to see it in the low teens.
Mike, Darren and he have taken note that there seems to be significantly less activity of the fish in the lake.

Next Meeting Date:  The next Board meeting will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at 7 pm.  The next KNB meeting will be on May 6.  A. Richardson is scheduled to attend this meeting.

Adjournment: A. Richardson moved adjournment, which was seconded by J. Fernie.   The affirmative vote was unanimous.  The meeting adjourned at 9:25 pm.

Respectfully submitted
M.
Novack

Tasks from previous months still needing to be completed. 

 1-2 TASK: Write a TY letter to KS (Todd Gray) for their willingness to work with us.  ** D. Kroll.

1-3 TASK: Create a newsletter going to all ELRA households identifying what mangrove seeds and plants look like, and requesting they clean their waterfronts of the mangrove and floating coconuts. ** C. Turner

March 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Conducted via Zoom:  Present:  D. Young, M. Novack, J. Bean,  M. Compton, J. Fernie, S. Harding, D. Kroll, D. Medeiros, C. Turner, and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant).

Guests:  Cheryl Inouye, Principal Kaelepulu Elementary School; Kaleo Wong, Kauluakalana; Wes Masuda, 6th Grade Teacher, Kaelepulu Elementary School are guests of D. Medeiros.

Absent:  A. Richardson, G. Gustavson, L. Jenks,  R. Castanha, and G. Colbert.

The meeting was called to order by D. Young at 7:07 pm.  A quorum was declared.

Following the call to order, D. Medeiros introduced Cheryl Inouye who then introduced her colleagues, Kaleo Wong, and Wes Masuda.  K. Wong is representing Kauluakalana (https://www.kauluakalana.org), a community-based, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 2019 to lead people committed to ʻāina restoration, education, and cultural revitalization.  W. Masuda is guiding the 6th grade which will conduct scientific activities related to Genki Balls.  K. Wong would assist.

  1. Masuda described the efforts he had made to demonstrate the benefits of Genki Balls in the water that was flowing past the school. This, in fact, is one of the many drainage ditches that channel water from the surrounding hills into Enchanted Lake.

Kaelepulu Elementary School requests ELRA approval to allow some of the sixth-grade students to design an experiment intended to show how Genki Balls could clean up Enchanted Lake.  They believe they could access the lake through the Kamehameha Schools Property. There were many questions about how the experiment could/would be conducted and what might make Genki Balls beneficial.

  1. Inouye agreed to send more information about the properties of Genki Balls to the Board for their review.

3-1 TASK:  Write TY Letter to Inouye  ** D. Young. COMPLETE

Following their departure, the formal portion of the meeting began.

 Minutes:  Minutes for the February Meeting had been circulated via email.  J. Fernie moved and S. Harding seconded the motion that the February 2021 Minutes be approved.  They were approved unanimously.

Finance:  Prior to the meeting, G. Gustavson had sent the following message via email:

“Alan Richardson is off-island until March 19th so there is not a spreadsheet for Actual versus Budget available now.

There have been no significant expenses in February, and we continue to track with the budget for this FY.

The balance in the Qualified Settlement Fund account is $532,362.  There is an outstanding invoice from Oceanit for dredging and engineering planning of $22,950.  This will be paid from the Qualified Settlement Fund on March 20th.”

Administration:

Correspondence:  D. Young had shared his Communications Log prior to the Meeting.

Report from the Kailua Neighborhood Board (KNB):  L. Jenks was unable to attend the Board Meeting.  D. Young encouraged Board Members to pay close attention to the KNB Minutes which will be issued just prior to the April Meeting.  The next meeting will be 8 April.  D. Medeiros is scheduled to attend.
Encroachment Agreements:  Prior to the meeting M. Novack sent an informational paper describing the Board’s responsibilities and history with encroachments. The Board agreed that this was an important topic that deserved more attention.  There are some decisions that need to be considered, but the Board determined it best to take this up at the next meeting due to the complexity of the issue.  The topic was tabled until the April Meeting.

ELRA Common Narrative:  D. Young thanked S. Harding and C. Turner for their efforts in creating and refining a series of narratives that describe the efforts of ELRA to maintain the health of Enchanted Lake, in ever-increasing levels of detail, D. Young recommends each Board Member keep these narratives in mind when they are asked what ELRA is doing for the lake.

  1. Compton, who originally suggested the benefit to having the common narrative, was very complimentary of the effort and suggested that one more step should be taken. He suggested that ELRA also needs a short “Mission Statement.” Perhaps one that is a sentence long to be used on stationary, briefing slides, and business cards. There was general agreement that this was a good idea, and the Board would work on it.

3-2 TASK:  M. Novack requested the “Elevator Talk” version of the narrative be posted at the beginning of ELRA Website  ** C. Turner. COMPLETE

Electronic File Storage:  Consistent with Goal 4:  Improve Association Administration, ELRA is transitioning from the use of paper files to the use of electronic media.  Prior to the Board Meeting, M. Novack sent an informational paper describing progress to the Board for their review.  There were no questions on this topic.

Committee Reports:

Dredging Committee: Oceanit continues to work on an MOA between the HYCF and ELRA that will delineate responsibilities.  American Marine continues to review the plans.  The last permit that is required is the Noise Permit, related to truck and operational noise.  Right now, it continues to appear that the target date to start actual dredging is mid to late summer 2021.

Membership Committee: M. Compton announced that the Associate Membership Form will be used this month for the first time.  The candidate family appears to be well qualified.

Operations Committee: M. Compton stated that the repaired Security Boat was working well.  He indicates that he stopped one boat that appeared to have several guests who were all fishing.  He believes this to be an individual who lives on the Canal and who wished to be considered for associate membership. This applicant wanted to bring a powerboat on the lake, which is not approved for associates.

Compton observed that there were much small dead fish out on the lake.  There was a discussion about whether the variable salinity could be the cause.  It was suggested that there may be an underlying disease that is affecting only the tilapia.

Boat stickers will be ordered soon.  It was agreed that one-man craft will require a sticker, whereas Stand-up Paddle Board (SUPs) will not.  The management of the stickers will fall under the Administrative element of the Board, whereas the definitions for the various levels will remain with the Operations Committee.

Environment Committee: D. Kroll provides the following report via email:

It was wonderful to see all of us out there digging deep into the berm to try to get some water in the lake. We did get some water in the lake and Hugo said it bumped up the salinity a little bit. Anyway, I want to commend all of us for our deep dedication to the lake.

This past month I’ve had increasing concerns that it’s been quite a while in my area that I’ve seen any crabs in the water. Our group started monitoring this more this past month. There have been some spotted at the canal portion of the lake.

Towards the end of the month, there was a little less clarity to the water and limited activity of tilapia schools. The last posting of the group for March 1 still no observation of crabs. I presuming it to be part of the low salinity level.
All our commuter has had some challenges with logging in to the Dropbox application.

Next Meeting Date:  The next Board meeting will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 at 7 pm.  The next KNB meeting will be on 8 April.  D. Medeiros is scheduled to attend this meeting.
Adjournment: S. Harding moved adjournment, which was seconded by D. Kroll.   The affirmative vote was unanimous.  The meeting adjourned at 9:08 pm.                  

Respectfully submitted
M.
Novack

Tasks from previous months still needing to be completed.

1-2 TASK: Write TY letter to KS (Todd Gray) for their willingness to work with us.  ** D. Kroll.

1-3 TASK: Create a newsletter going to all ELRA households identifying what mangrove seeds and plants look like, and requesting they clean their waterfronts of the mangrove and floating coconuts. ** C. Turner

 

 

 

February 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Conducted via Zoom:
Present:
D. Young, M. Novack, J. Bean, J. Fernie, A. Richardson, S. Harding, L. Jenks, D. Medeiros, G. Colbert, C. Turner (Webmaster), and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant).

Guest: Derek Esibill, Program Director, Watershed Investigations, Research Education, and Design, (WIRED), Pacific American Foundation

Absent: G. Gustavson, D. Kroll, R. Castanha, and M. Compton.

The meeting was called to order by D. Young at 7:03pm. A quorum was declared.

Following the call to order, D. Young introduced the Guest speaker, Derek Esibill, who provided a brief description of the efforts of WIRED to connect students to current, ongoing, leading edge science investigations in the bays, streams, wetlands, ponds, and ocean of their school’s ahupua`a.

D. Esibill, who has had long experience working in the Kaelepulu Estuary, then provided a briefing that included a history of the development of the Enchanted Lake and the many challenges involved in keeping the water of the lake clean. One of the most interesting slides showed the countless storm drains that funnel the rain water off the streets and hardscapes into the lake.

D. Young requested Esibill to provide ELRA a plan for sampling and testing lake water that would allow ELRA build a Lake Health data-base, to include possible testing locations, frequency, protocols, and properties tested for. The plan should include an implementation plan and costs.

2-1 TASK: Write TY Letter to Esibill, reiterate request for proposal for water quality testing for ELRA. ** D. Young. COMPLETE

Following his departure, the formal portion of the meeting began.

Minutes: Minutes for the January Meeting had been circulated via email. L. Jenks moved and S. Harding seconded the motion that the January 2021 Minutes be approved. They were approved unanimously.

Finance: Prior to the meeting, G. Gustavson had sent the monthly Financial Report to all Board members. He reported via email that there are no significant variances from the budget. The major variance is equipment depreciation, which is only because that was not included in our original budget.

The refurbishment of the security boat is near completion and may be complete by now. The refurbishment costs were capitalized in our finances. Mike Compton sold the old boat motor for $1200. That revenue was logged as Miscellaneous Revenue.

We paid the second quarter Federal and Hawaii estimated income tax of $240 and $325, respectively.

Thanks to Alan for his continued support of the ELRA financials.

J. Fernie moved and L. Jenks seconded the motion that the January 2021 Financial Report be approved. The motion was approved unanimously.

Administration:
Correspondence: D. Young has created a Communications Log to capture the letters and other communications originated and received by the President’s Office. He sent this to the Board via email, prior to the meeting. Several members thought this was a very good approach.

Report from the Kailua Neighborhood Board (KNB): J. Bean attended the remotely conducted Board. Her Report is at Att 1.

Goals and Objectives: D. Young drew attention to the current Goals and Objectives that are attached to the Agenda. He stated that the listing had been brought up to date and would stand for the present time.

Electronic File Storage: Consistent with Goal 4: Improve Association Administration, ELRA has been transitioning from the use of paper files to the use of electronic media. Over the past eleven months, M. Novack, Secretary, experimented with the program “Dropbox”. This experiment showed promise and Novack has requested to make a total transition. In order to do this, ELRA must buy a license in its own name. Prior to the Board Meeting, Novack sent a proposal to the Board for their review. Following discussion, M. Novack made the motion that the ELRA Board approve the purchase of a year’s license for the Professional Version of Dropbox, costing approximately $199.00 J. Bean seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.

Board Vacancy: D. Young noted that the Board continues to have a vacancy.

Committee Reports:
Dredging Committee: S. Harding joined D. Young in describing a good initial meeting with Esther Kia’aina, City Council District 3 and her staff on February 5, 2021. Using a series of informational handouts, Harding informed the Councilwoman about the dredging project, to include issues involving the maintenance of the lake.

Looking toward the future, Harding said he is awaiting Oceanit’s completion of engineer drawings depicting the grading requirements. Once these are completed and approved by the HYCF at Olomana, he will submit them to Department of Human Services for final approval. When the Grading Permit is approved, Harding will coordinate with American Marine to determine the start time. Right now, it appears that a target date to start actual dredging is mid to late summer 2021.
S. Harding pointed to a Zoom Meeting that would take place on the evening of 11 Feb 2021, as part of a Kailua Neighborhood Board subcommittee meeting. Representatives from the Clean Water Branch will be discussing the Enchanted Lake TDML measurements. Board members were encouraged to sit-in.

Membership Committee: D. Medeiros brought before the Board the first application for Voluntary Membership, as delineated in the updated and approved ELRA Bylaws. This application was for the de Vries/Turner lot. Following discussion, D. Medeiros moved and L. Jenks seconded that the application be approved. The motion was approved unanimously.
D. Medeiros moved approval for the application form to be used for Associate Membership. This was seconded by S. Harding and was approved unanimously.

Operations Committee: There was no formal report from this committee, however Board Members commented that they had seen the Security Boat out on the lake and it appeared to be in excellent form.

Environment Committee: There was no formal report from this committee, however there was discussion about the Excel Sheet being used to capture lake-health characteristics. Some members were challenged in making entries. It was agreed that additional training on the use of Dropbox would benefit everyone.

Miscellaneous: D. Young indicated that he was very pleased with ELRA’s outreach to all of the newly elected state, city, and county officials. He hoped that this could continue.

Lastly, D. Young pointed back to the item on the agenda, noting the continued vacancy on the Board of Directors. He then reminded the Board that the newly approved Voluntary Member, current Webmaster and long-time volunteer on the Board, Cindy Turner, was now eligible for an official seat on the Board, if she was interested. This was warmly applauded by other members of the Board. D. Young then nominated C. Turner for membership on the ELRA Board of Directors, to fill the term vacated by George Lingle, until the next board election date. This was seconded by S. Harding and unanimously approved by the entire Board.

Next Meeting Date: The next Board meeting will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 at 7pm. L. Jenks will be attending the March 4th Kailua Neighborhood Board.

The meeting adjourned at 9:05pm.
Respectfully submitted
M. Novack

Tasks from previous months still needing to be completed.
1-2 TASK: Write TY letter to KS (Todd Gray) for their willingness to work with us. ** D. Kroll.
1-3 TASK: Create a newsletter going to all ELRA households identifying what mangrove seeds and plants look like, and requesting they clean their waterfronts of the mangrove and floating coconuts. ** C. Turner

 

Attachment 1

Synopsis of February 4 , 2021 Kailua Neighborhood Board meeting

Quorum declared by President Hicks and meeting began at 7:01 pm. Announced NB Election for 2021-2023 term will be online April 23 and May 21 Register for candidacy by Feb 19th. Another farewell and thanks to departing member Theresa Parsons.

Kailua virtual Town Hall to take place online Thursday February 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. All elected officials represented.

HPD reported majority of crime stats down December to January. One exception is regularity of UAMV (‘smash and grabs’) into vehicles, particularly in Lanikai.
KNB member Weller asks HPD to monitor social media particularly complaints of loose/aggressive dogs.

HFD and Water board reported stats.

MCBHI reported that aviation activity has been lower than usual of late due to aircraft off-island. However activity will return to normal levels soon. Reported that base is continuing a predator capture program (mainly feral cats, rats and mongoose). Live capture with traps – Wants neighbors to know that adult cats that cannot be identified with owners are euthanized by Humane Society. Also partnering with NOAA to count Humpbacks from base, and working with others , particularly Fish and Wildlife on endangered water bird study.

Laura Thielan (Parks and Rec) spoke as Mayor Blangiardi’s rep. Regarding Kaelepulu Stream Berm – no change in status, working with Army Corp. Announced that Kailua Boat ramp will receive emergency repairs via Capitol Improvement $$ Dept of Design and Construction working it.

Gov Ige office rep from HI DOT went into long discussion of use of herbicides on state roads, why, how, when used. In Kailua , the Pali is sprayed every 2-3 years as is Kalanianaole from Castle Junction down to Kapaa Quarry then picks up again at Castle Hospital and continues on Kalanianaole towards Waimanalo. Kapaa Quarry to Castle will not be treated nor Castle down to Hamakua in 2021 due to proximity to populated areas and waterways. KNB member Parsons disputed oversight /supervision of this process and shared several photos of policy violations.

Numerous elected officials reported – due to new legislative session, all touted the numerous bills and projects they are working on. See elected officials websites for more info.

Hawaiian Electric representative provided presentation on Resilience of Community – Koolaupoko. Large multi-agency and community project to prepare for and react to disasters on Windward side.

Finally, meeting ended with motion from KNB to request C&C to establish a formal regular street sweeping schedule for sweeping major streets in Kailua to help to minimize the amount of debris entering storm drains and curb inlets. However, street sweeping machines are often unable to do an adequate job because of parked cars. One way to remedy this would be to have a partial parking ban for a few hours during a weekday. This would likely be around Keolu Drive and parts of downtown Kailua. KNB voted unanimously in favor of motion.

Meeting adjourned at 10:17 pm.

January 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Conducted via Zoom: Present: D. Young, M. Novack, G. Gustavson, J. Fernie, A. Richardson, S. Harding, L. Jenks, D. Kroll, M. Compton, D. Medeiros, and C. Turner (Webmaster).

Guest: Patrick Branco, Hawaii State House (District 50).

Absent: J. Bean, R. Castanha, and G. Colbert, and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant)

The meeting was called to order by D. Young at 7:03 pm. A quorum was declared by M. Novack.

Guest Pat Branco was welcomed by D. Young, pointing members to the biography that had been provided by email. As the newly elected representative for portions of Kailua, P. Branco pointed out that he is a local boy, having had several generations of family preceding him in Kailua. He cited his education and how he was drawn to run for office representing his hometown. He expressed his admiration for Cynthia Theilen (R), his predecessor in the State seat. This was evidenced by his hiring of Theilen’s office Manager, Charlotte Farmer.

There are several issues that Branco is interested in. They include various Capital Improvements such as restoring the Kawainui Fishponds and the repair or replacement of the Kailua Boat Ramp. Also protecting endangered species such as the Hawaii Owl. He is against the selling of shark products and the harvesting of coral. He plans to work toward better management of local Vacation Rentals. Lastly, he will work to keep low flying aircraft out of the Kailua area.

In answer to a question, Branco stated that he was looking forward to working with Lisa Marten, Hawaii State House (District 51), Esther Kiaaina, Honolulu City Council (District 3), Chris Lee, State Senate (District 25), and all of the members of the Windward Coalition.

C. Turner asked whether he was familiar with the proposed Kawainui Siphoning Project. Branco remembered seeing it on the Dike path. Several Board members provided details of the proposed project.

S. Harding described the history and progress of the ELRA Dredging effort at the macro level. P. Branco expressed interest and asked to be kept informed. Harding took the opportunity to also describe the challenges related to keeping the lake clean. These challenges include the uncertainty about berm openings, the free flow of debris from tributaries and city drainage canals into the lake, and the multiple storm drains. G. Gustavson recapped the Dredge project. P. Branco asked to be kept informed and volunteered to “help with the work.”

1-1 TASK: Write TY Letter to Branco, include detail about Kawainui Siphon Project and the ELRA Dredging Project. ** D. Young?? COMPLETE
Following his departure, the formal portion of the meeting began.

Minutes: J. Fernie moved and G. Gustavson seconded that the December 2020 Minutes be approved. They were approved unanimously.

Finance: Prior to the meeting, G. Gustavson had sent the monthly Financial Report to all Board members. He reported via email that we were on track and following the budget.

There are no significant financial transactions to report for December 2020.
The Profit and Loss Statement of Budget versus Actual for the period July-December 2020 is summarized.

Expenses for the period are tracking very close to budget. The only major outlier is the equipment depreciation for the Eco Harvester, which was not in the budget.

ELRA will be sending our annual letter to owners of single-family lakeside homes (Assessed Members) who are delinquent on their annual maintenance assessments this month.

Approval of Finance Report: M. Novack moved and L. Jenks seconded that the Finance Report be approved. They were approved unanimously.

Administration:

Correspondence: There is one document this month: an ELRA invite to Esther Kiaaina, City Council to attend an upcoming Board meeting.

Report from the Kailua Neighborhood Board (KNB): J. Fernie attended the remotely conducted Board. Her Report is at Att 1. D. Young circulated a KNB sign-up sheet for 2021. Several Board members volunteered to attend KNB meetings, so we are covered through July. Some vacancies remain.

Goals and Objectives: D. Young led a discussion about the current Goals and Objectives. It was agreed that Goal 2 will be reordered. Further the Block Captain Objective (Obj 3) within Goal 3 will be deleted at this time. It may be restored, if needed, in the future.

Committee Reports:

Dredging Committee: S. Harding reported that Geotech has provided a positive interim report relating to the likely location of the dredged-soil deposit. Once final, the report will go to the HYC Facility. ELRA will then submit for the Grading Permit. It is anticipated that the Permit will require four months to be approved. Once that is done, contracting with American Marine can be finalized. With all of this in mind, the probable start for the actual dredging will be late summer 2021.
As part of the Dredging Effort, D. Young also reviewed the Communications Plan. The Board agreed that it was comprehensive. Young indicated that he would revise the existing letters to bring them up to date. The remaining question is when should the letters/communications begin?

Membership Committee: M. Compton indicated that they have one Associate Member Application and that by next month they should have recommendations on the “Designated Lots”.

Operations Committee: M. Compton reported that the security boat has returned from major repairs this week and is now sporting its new motor. Thank you to Darren Rogers for helping build a new engine mount, as this motor has power tilt.
We are waiting for a few parts, including new navigation lights, bilge pump, steering cable and helm, to complete the job. The boat will be good as new and ready for another 10-15 years. The total cost was about $10,000 (about half a new boat).

The lake has a large number of un-stickered paddle boats but few un-stickered power boats. Two boats this month were stopped: one power boat without a sticker and one boat operating without lights.

Environment Committee: D. Kroll has provided a written report (Below).
He also reported on a meeting that he and Hugo DeVries (Wetland owner) attended that morning (12 Jan 2021) on the grounds of the Kamehameha Schools (KS) property. ELRA has requested the school’s assistance in keeping invasive mangroves out of the lake. In coordination with Todd Gray, the Assets Manager for KS, four people walked the grounds of the KS property and assessed the dimensions of the required work. KS asserted that they aspire to keep the property cleaner and will start that work by removing as much of the Haole Koa from the fence line as possible. Currently there is no budget for mangrove removal, but they would keep ELRA informed.
1-2 TASK: Write TY letter to KS (Todd Gray) for their willingness to work with us. ** D. Kroll.

C. Turner reported that H. DeVries has taken the EcoHarvester (EH) out several times. She also mentioned that he had discovered an electrical issue with the EH, but believed it to be under control.

He has noted that some ELRA homeowners have allowed mangroves to begin to root along their waterfronts. It was agreed that homeowners need to be reminded to remove the mangroves and also the coconuts.

1-3 TASK: Create a newsletter going to all ELRA households identifying what mangrove seeds and plants look like, and requesting they clean their waterfronts of the mangrove and floating coconuts. ** C. Turner

Miscellaneous:

C. Turner reported that H. DeVries had taken Levani Lipton, member of the Kailua Neighborhood Board (KNB), on a boat tour of the lake ecosystem starting at Buzz’s, through the canal, and into the lake to help facilitate Lipton’s environmental assessment that she is preparing for legislative members.

In discussions about Water Analysis, D. Young requested the contact information for Derek Esibill.
Lastly, J. Fernie pointed out that the Christmas light and caroling parade that took place Sunday, December 13th was very well attended. Observers estimated 18 various well-decorated, barges, boats, SUPs, etc. were in attendance. Many thanks to George Lingle, who agreed to lead the parade, as in previous years.

Next Meeting Date: The next meeting will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 7pm. J. Bean will be attending the February Kailua Neighborhood Board.
The meeting adjourned at 9:15pm.

 


Written Environmental Report

A quiet month compared to the last for lake health.  My general assessment is that the lake is maintaining about a 5/10 the past month.  On scale 10 being absolutely clear water and 0 being absolute dark dead lake.
The lake has been maintaining a grayish green look with water clarity about 1 foot to two depending on area observed.  Lifeforms seem to be more active than the prior month.  Although the tilapia schools are no longer present by area 2.
Association member, Amy Kramer stepped up to also volunteer and will be monitoring the large drainage canal that empties out by the mouth of the lake (Area 5)

Hugo and I will be meeting 7:30 AM Tuesday morning with a representative from Kam Schools.  Hopefully, to provide some perspective and get them going on being responsible for their portion of the lake.  I will report on this as long as the meeting occurs Tuesday night.


Synopsis of Jan 7, 2021 Kailua Neighborhood Board meeting              

Quorum declared by the President Hicks and meeting began at 7pm.  The joint declaration made by both political parties in Hawaii – denouncing the rioting in the Capitol and demanding they stand down immediately was read.  KNB all agreed they were aligned with this statement.

There will be an opening on the Board for someone from Enchanted Lakes as Teresa Parsons is moving to Kaneohe.  She was thanked for her many years of excellent service.

HPD reported that the stats were down in almost all crime categories from November to December.

HFD reported their numbers and commented that they were fortunate that their water rescues could be accomplished by jet skis as the Kailua boat ramp is in such disrepair – very dangerous to launch a boat – if at all possible.

KMCAS reported there would be training exercises this week and possibly a bit more noise over Kailua but most of the exercises would be out over the ocean.  He spoke of an ongoing restoration project that is in stage 3 now – planting indigenous vegetation at Bellows to prevent erosion.  Donna Wong inquired if the Nuupia Pond project was still ongoing. She was interested if the turtle population was increasing or decreasing.  That will be answered at the February meeting.

The Mayor’s representative Brandi talked about the Kanapuu Drive sinkhole.  Residents have complained of parked cars and people sleeping in the area.  The construction company and HPD will be looking into this.  Regarding the boat ramp – Laura Theilen, incoming Director of C&C Department of Parks and Recreation, said it would take at least 4 years to do emergency repairs and the money would come from CID funds.  Board members wondered if that money is connected to the bond market and would it be negatively affected.  Gary Weller reported to Mayor’s rep that the bridge by Buzz’s is in disrepair.  The pedestrian walkway is dangerous –plywood is crumbling and the railings need to be replaced.  The hale that the canoe clubs keep their boats has been leaking for 12 years!! They use buckets and must cover canoes with tarps! This has been reported many times.

Mayor’s Rep wanted to know the permit status for the berm opening.  Levani Lipton said there is a divided opinion in Kailua whether the berm should ever be opened.  At present, it is just done in emergency conditions when high water threatens properties.  The Mayor’s representative reported the City wishes to allow grade schools access to City parks adjacent to their school.  The schools agreed that they would use only the schools rest rooms and would do any necessary COVID19 cleaning after use of the city park.

Teresa Parsons commented on the use of Roundup by the Dept. of Trans. –WAY too much.  There was a question about DOT workers not having to be licensed to apply this dangerous chemical.  Mayor’s rep said they had to be “supervised” by a licensed person. (Parsons doubted this was done)  Over the years Ms. Parsons has observed 6-8 ft. swaths being sprayed when just an area around a post was necessary – and this was adjacent to Kawainui where it would run off into the stream.  This was one of many instances she listed. Over the years she has reported many infractions – areas where school children walked, spraying close to waterways and in her opinion Roundup should be banned from use by the DOT.

It was stated that jury trials were back in progress.  KNB board members expressed worry over lack of band width to handle all these large virtual meetings.

Incoming Senator Chris Lee thought that perhaps with the US Senate now being mostly Democratic, more robust budgets for schools will be passed.  He said he is sending out a mail in survey asking what needs to be addressed in the budget this year.  A person from the audience wanted to have speed bumps placed by all schools and parks to slow drivers down in an area where there so many children.  Donna Wong asked that public hearings be broadcast on something other than Facebook as many are not a part of that social media.

Rep. Scott Matayoshi, HI House (District 49) sent out a survey asking what bills the public thought should be funded.  He is working on a bill that will tax all flavored vaping(sp) products…very dangerous items attractive to young people.  He said that YouTube will be broadcasting the House Hearings.

Rep Lisa Marten, HI House (District 51)  said much of her report had been discussed by earlier members.  But she did share that she had been part of the COVID vaccine trial earlier and had suffered no ill effects.  She urged all to get our inoculations when available.

Largest part of the meeting was discussing and passing unanimously the request to the Department of Planning and Permitting to reject the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) approving the expansion of the Kapaa Industrial Park.  The DPP had previously approved the EIS partly because of a proposed advance comprehensive storm waste system.  To date, that system has not been put in.  Instead an unknown amount of fill has been brought in to the lower section –increasing the height by about 9ft. it was estimated .  The plan states more fill and then buildings 40ft. tall on top of that.  These would be camouflaged by tall trees they assured. This was just one item on about 2 pages of concerns and questions of violations already. An interesting read.   Our KNB has been ever vigilant on this assault on our watershed and we hope the DPP listens o their concerns.

December 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association, Board of Directors Zoom Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, December 10, 2020

Conducted via Zoom:  Present:  D. Young, M. Novack, J. Fernie, A. Richardson, J. Bean, S. Harding, L. Jenks, D. Kroll, M. Compton, D. Medeiros, C. Turner (Webmaster) and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant).

Guest:  Lisa Marten, Hawaii State House (District 51) Elect.

Absent: G. Gustavson, R. Castanha, and G. Colbert,

The meeting was called to order by D. Young at 7:03pm.  A quorum was declared by M. Novack.

Guest Lisa Marten was welcomed by D. Young and formally introduced by D. Kroll.  As the newly elected representative for Kailua, L. Marten expressed her thanks for the support she recognized as coming from several board members.  She indicated she was here to learn.  There were several topics that she addressed.

She began by exploring what she believed was an important issue for ELRA, namely the regular opening of the Kaelepulu Stream Berm.   She pointed out that the COE permit granted the City had expired in 2017 and that the City had not worked very hard to get it renewed.  It was agreed that this reluctance probably stemmed from the actions of some Kailua activists who were working against having the Berm open.

Currently the Army Corps is finalizing a permit for 79 stream maintenance activities across Oahu (attached).  This permit includes Alahaki Ditch (from 180 Alahaki Street to Kahili Street) and Hele Drainage Ditch (Liku Street to Enchanted lake Shopping Center) both in Enchanted Lake.
 
Once this permit is finalized (next few months), the Army Corps and City will begin working on another permit for stream mouth dredging at 12 locations on Oahu.  Originally Kaelepulu Stream was to be included in this permit but it was taken off the list.  Once the 12 stream mouth site permit is secured, the City and Army Corps will develop a separate permit specifically for Kaelepulu stream mouth dredging.

She was aware of the recent watermain break that is thought to have caused some yet to be determined damage to the lake.  She encouraged the Board to take pictures and report to the Clean Water Branch of DOH.  L. Jenks and D. Kroll indicated that they had done so and provided DOH with photos.  Jenks said that there is an incident report number.  Marten encouraged them to follow-up. Perhaps contacting the Department of Facilities Management.

Marten encouraged ELRA to be proactive, saying that the squeaky wheel gets the attention.

Marten also described the project that she had been working on for a long time, that is the rehabilitation of the Hamakua Wetlands.  She is very much in favor of relinking the Kawainui Marsh waters with the Hamakua wetlands as was done with the experimental siphon project.  Noting that if this did not occur the only source of water for the Wetlands was runoff from Kailua-town.

Following her departure, the formal portion of the meeting began.

Approval of Minutes:  Discussion on the minutes resulted in a few word changes. M. Novack moved and D. Kroll seconded the November 2020 minutes be approved.  They were approved unanimously.

Finance:  Prior to the meeting, G. Gustavson had sent the monthly Financial Report to all Board members.  He reported via email that we were on track and following the budget. A. Richardson pointed out that ELRA had just sent a check for $20K to Oceanit to secure the Third Amendment to the Dredging Contract.  These funds came from the Qualified Settlement Fund

There was extensive discussion about the Security Boat.  It had been agreed previously and funding had been approved to purchase a new boat, but M. Compton was able to secure a new motor and repair of the boat for less than the anticipated new boat price.

Since the Treasurer was not present, it was agreed to accept the financial report as interim information rather than vote for approval

Administration: 

Election of Officers:  After the November Elections two important positions remained vacant.  Following individual outreach, the following candidates agreed to be considered for these vacancies.

First Vice President: Jeanette Bean

Second Vice President: Sean Harding

  1. Young spoke in favor of the nomination of J. Bean and made the nomination motion. He was seconded by D. Kroll. The vote that followed was unanimously in favor of Bean’s election as First Vice President.
  2. Young spoke in favor of the nomination of S. Harding and made the nomination motion. He was seconded by L. Jenks. The vote that followed was unanimously in favor of Harding’s election as Second Vice President.

Report from the Kailua Neighborhood Board (KNB):  D. Young attended the remotely conducted Board meeting.  He noted that the KNB voted to send a letter to the Mayor requesting an emergency declaration to repair the Ramp for health and safety reasons.

There was considerable discussion about the sinkhole that formed at Kanapuu Drive 2 ½ years ago.  This is directly relevant to the wetlands and the lake since the blocked drainage basin could result in serious flooding conditions during a heavy rain period.  There is a proposal to build a new channel at an estimated cost of $15 M. This area drains into the makai corner of the wetlands, impacting both the wetlands and the lake.

J. Fernie has signed up for the next KNB meeting on 7 Jan 2021. D. Young will circulate a signup sheet for the remainder of 2021.

Annual Report:  M. Novack reported that the written 2020 Annual Report had been mailed to ELRA members on 30 Nov 2020.  She thanks M. Spencer for stuffing all the envelopes.

2021 Goals and Objectives:  D. Young had previously shared the goals and objectives by email.  He highlighted them, pointing out that some were new and others were continued from the previous year.  Young asked that the Board consider them and be prepared to discuss in detail at the next Board Meeting.

2021 Committees: D. Young had previously shared suggested committee assignments via email. D. Kroll volunteered to fill the remaining vacancy on the Audit Committee. Some discussion ensued and Young stated he would send out revised assignments on Wed (9 Dec).

Committee Reports:

Membership Committee Report:   Prior to this meeting, M. Compton sent the board a copy of the minutes from the 1 Dec 2020 Membership Committee conducted via Zoom.  It was attended by M. Compton, J. Bean, D. Medeiros, and D. Young.  This meeting concentrated on the criteria and policies for Associate Membership and “Lots as determined by the Board of Directors” that are eligible for Volunteer Membership.  The committee reviewed a list of 51 properties that have previously been paying assessments as Associates to determine how such properties should be handled under the new Bylaws.

Board discussion initially focused on the criteria, responsibilities of, and privileges of Associate and Volunteer members, to include what the fees would be and how many boat stickers they would each be eligible for.

Energetic discussion ensued as criteria for Associate membership were debated.  It was agreed that decisions on membership ultimately rested with the Membership Committee.  It was also agreed that (1) candidate Associate Members must be made aware that lake access cannot be made through the Wetlands or Kaelepulu properties; (2) may not bring powered water craft to the lake; and (3) associates will be eligible to purchase up to four (4) non-powered watercraft stickers.

Discussion then turned to fees. A motion was made by M. Novack and was seconded by J. Fernie to approve the following schedule: 

Assessed Members     $300.00 per annum

Voluntary Members    $300.00 per annum

Associate Members    $100.00 per annum

The motion was brought to a vote and passed unanimously

Environment Committee: D. Kroll and L. Jenks reported previously in the discussion with L. Marten. C. Turner reported that the Fisheries Grant Pre-Proposal has passed its first gate and that the Final Proposal had been prepared and submitted.  There was discussion about how, if additional funding was made available, it would be used.

The EH has been put to good use this last month.  Kimo’s Cove has been cleaned of the heavy grass, but coconuts continue to be a problem. Hugo De Vries is keeping a log of the hours he is active.  M. Novack asked whether there was still a plan (as relayed to KCA by letter) to use the KCA boat ramp to test how to unload algae.  C. Turner said that Hugo did not believe a test was necessary.  M. Compton pointed out that the EH needed maintenance and that the Boat ramp might be the place for it to take place.  This should be discussed with KCA.

M. Novack stated that she has been in touch with Kamehameha Schools about the Mangrove growth on the school land along the Lake. KS is thinking about doing maintenance and would like to have ELRA accompany them on a walk about.  C. Turner volunteered that perhaps the KS folks would like to see the mangroves from the lake, and if so, she would volunteer to take them out.  M. Novack will get back into contact and offer that idea. 

Operations Committee:

Security:  Discussion about the security boat can be found under the Finance section of these minutes.  M. Compton stated that there seem to be many more small watercraft in the lake recently.

Dredge:  S. Harding reported that Amendment three to the Oceanit Contract had been signed and that the required $20K retainer had been sent.  Harding believes that things are gradually falling into place and that we might possibly start the actual dredge by spring 2021.

He also pointed out that we must avoid the Hoary Bat pupping season, when clearing the trees in the area where the spoils will be deposited.  So Bats are now added to nesting birds and hurricane season as restrictive guiderails.

Lastly, Harding encouraged the Board to always refer to the dredge materials in a positive manner. Agricultural soil was suggested.

D. Young stated that he has been looking at the draft Communication Plan that had been written at the beginning of the project. He will revise it and share,

The Christmas light and caroling parade will take place on Sunday, December 13.  Weather permitting, the boats and barges etc. will meet at 5:45 pm in the center of the lake (socially distanced) near the Comptons.  George Lingle has agreed to lead the parade as in previous years.

Next Meeting Date:  The next meeting will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7pm.

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 pm.                   

November 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association Board of Directors Zoom Meeting, Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Conducted via Zoom: Present: M. Novack, G. Gustavson, J. Fernie, A. Richardson, J. Bean, D. Young, S. Harding, L. Jenks, D. Kroll, M. Compton, D. Medeiros, and C. Turner (Webmaster).

Absent: R. Castanha, G. Colbert, and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant).

A quorum was declared and the meeting was called to order by M. Novack at 7:05pm.

Approval of Minutes: G. Gustavson moved and S. Harding seconded that the October 2020 minutes be approved. They were approved unanimously.

Finance: Prior to the meeting, G. Gustavson had sent the monthly Financial Report to all Board members. He reported that we were on track and following the budget with nothing of significance to report. J. Fernie moved and D. Kroll seconded the Finance report be approved. The October Report was approved unanimously.

Administration:

Articles of Incorporation: D. Young reported the updated Articles of Incorporation have been filed with DCCA and are in effect.

Annual Report 2020: M. Novack reported that she will be sending the draft (previously approved) Annual Meeting Report to the Board, asking for last edits.

Membership Committee Report: Prior to this meeting, M. Compton sent the board a copy of the minutes of the inaugural meeting of the Membership Committee conducted via Zoom on October 27th, 2020. It was attended by M. Compton, J. Bean, D. Medeiros, and D. Young. Their discussion focused on the purpose of, criteria for, responsibilities of, and privileges of Associate and Volunteer members. Much discussion ensued and some clarifications need to be made to the current bylaws. D. Young volunteered to do these and send them out to the board for approval.

Operations Committee:

Security: M. Compton reported he had gotten two quotes to repair the water intrusion on the security boat. The person chosen has a trailer and will do the job in his boat shop. Approximate cost will be $4,000. We will also be purchasing a Yamaha long shaft (HP?) engine with trim and tilt from Windward Boats at a cost of $5,700. G. Gustavson moved and M. Novack seconded that we approve these expenditures. The motion passed unanimously. This is a savings over the original $20,000 approved for a new boat and motor.

Lake Health: The Lake is still very green. New rainfall and the big October water main break (all fresh water) on Papalani Street are partially to blame. All trash and silt flushed into the Lake from the storm drain between the break and where it enters the lake add to this problem. The lack of infusion of salt water due to not having scheduled berm openings has upset the balance. It was suggested that we send a letter to our new Representative, Lisa Marten. S. Harding said he had talked to her and she seemed to have a good knowledge of the waterway situation in Kailua.

Water Testing: Bob Bourke used to do this when he lived here. We have $1000 allocated for it in the budget. C. Turner thought Derek Esibill was going to take this over but it did not happen. He has said there is a new environmental program that must be followed.

Bob Bourke has provided us with a Lake Event Documentation Form. This will be posted on our website by C. Turner so all observers of a runoff, flooding, or ecological event can successfully document and report the event. Included instructions on how to document (photos with date stamps), duration of the problem, how to take a sample, label and where to send it and for what it should be analyzed. This documentation will help to establish responsibility for pollutant loads with appropriate compensation to help with cleanup.

Dredge: S. Harding reported that COVID19 has significantly slowed progress on all fronts of this project. As of now, all permits are in place, the contractor has been chosen but is not yet under contract, and the egress lot is still approved. It was hoped we could bypass the $50,000 grading permit, but he did not think so. A meeting is scheduled later this week by the subcommittee that will decide this.

Officer Elections: Prior to the meeting, M.Novack had sent an email to the Board with a proposed slate of officers for the coming year. This slate was based on requests for nominations, discussions, and declinations.

Slate of Officers for 2021:
President: Don Young
Treasurer: Gus Gustavson
Secretary: Margaret Novack

M. Novack moved approval of the slate and L. Jenks seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Miscellaneous: The possibility of having a Christmas light and caroling parade was discussed. Due to COVID19, a potluck as in previous years, would be out of the question. A date of Sunday, December 13th was chosen. Weather permitting, the boats and barges etc. will meet at 5:45pm in the center of the lake (socially distanced) near the Comptons. D. Young will ask George Lingle if he will head the parade as in previous years. C. Turner will put this on our website.

Next Meeting Date: The next meeting will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 at 7pm. The meeting was adjourned at 8:28pm.