Archive of Minutes

Following is a brief summary of the highlights of each board meeting. Click on the title for the month to read the entire minutes.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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.

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.

October 2017 Minutes

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

September 2017 Minutes

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

August 2017 Minutes

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

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.

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.

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). […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

November 2015 Minutes

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

July 2015 Minutes

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

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

December 2014 Minutes

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

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.

October 2014 Minutes

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

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.

August 2014 Minutes

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

June 2014 Minutes

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

May 2014 Minutes

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

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.

February 2014 Minutes

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

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

September 2013 Minutes

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

August 2013 Minutes

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.