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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Ulua-Mokapu Beach Park irrigation repairs announced

The bottom parking lot and a section of the sidewalk at the Ulua-Mokapu Beach Park will be closed for irrigation repairs from Oct. 10 to Oct. 21, 2022, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The park will remain open, and there will be access to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Reminder: Mineral-based sunscreen ordinance set to go into effect Oct. 1

Effective Oct. 1, only mineral sunscreens based on active ingredients zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are allowed for sale, distribution or use without a prescription.

The law aims to protect Maui County’s unique reef habitats. Non-mineral sunscr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Pool guard trainee testing set for Oct. 20 at Cooke Memorial Pool on Molokai

Pool guard trainee testing will be conducted Oct. 20, 2022, at the Cooke Memorial Pool on Molokai, and the pool will be closed to the public from 9 a.m. to noon for the physical swim test of pool guard trainees, the Department of Parks and Recreation anno...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Kokua Pool to undergo deep cleaning Oct. 14-15

The Kokua Pool will undergo deep cleaning of the pool interior and surrounding tile from Friday, Oct. 14, through Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The Kahului facility will be closed to the public during the maint...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Community meeting announced for development of a plan to manage erosion at Ma‘alaea Bay Beach

An ongoing project to develop a Ma‘alaea Village Coastal Resilience and Erosion Management Plan will be discussed during a community meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Maui Ocean Center Dome. Members of the public may also particip...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Kihei Aquatic Center Pool to close Oct. 15 for Swimposium

The Kihei Aquatic Center will be closed to the public on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, for the 2022 Maui Age Group Swimming Association’s Swimposium, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The center will reopen on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Mayor Victorino welcomes back RSVP volunteers to Kalana O Maui Information Desk

Mayor Michael Victorino welcomed the return of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers today to staff the Information Desk in the lobby of the Kalana O Maui Building. Kumu Hula Cody Pueo Pata conducted a Hawaiian blessing.

Staffing of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Maui County Office of Economic Development wins IEDC 2022 Excellence Award

The Maui County Office of Economic Development has won a national award for its launch and development of E Kupa?a Kakou, a Hawaiian Music Series Honoring the Strength of Community.

The International Economic Development Council, the largest nonpr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Improvement projects announced for War Memorial Football Stadium

The War Memorial Football Stadium and Satoki Yamamoto Track and Field Facility will undergo repair projects that will close the facilities from

Oct. 2, 2022, to May 4, 2023, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The repair projects include track...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Kaunoa Senior Services announces October online classes

Kaunoa Senior Services announces its September virtual classes for seniors 55 years of age and older. All classes are available online via Zoom and include:

New classes:

  • Tailgate Chili Fritos Demo at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. Optional Grab-n-Go bo...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Mayor Victorino announces confirmation of first director of Maui County’s Department of Agriculture

Mayor Michael Victorino thanked the Maui County Council for its unanimous approval today of Rogerene “Kali” Arce as the first director of Maui County’s new Department of Agriculture.

Arce is a Molokai resident and Hawaiian hom...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Maui County to accept applications for Winter/Spring 2023 Season Tri-Annual Permits Oct. 3-10

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will accept applications for Winter/Spring 2023 Tri-Annual Permits from Oct. 3 through Oct. 10, 2022, for leagues, schools and recreational programs. Permit applications will be accepted for recreation...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Department of Planning seeking applicants to fill staff vacancies

The Maui County Department of Planning is seeking applicants to fill six newly funded and 12 vacant positions, ranging from clerical to planner and supervisory positions.

“We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding with permi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Community meeting scheduled for Sept. 22 to discuss shoreline erosion and mitigation alternatives

The County of Maui Department of Public Works will hold a virtual community meeting via Zoom from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, to discuss shoreline erosion and mitigation alternatives along Lower Honoapiilani Road at Kaopala Bay in Kahana, between the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Mayor Victorino releases statement on federal corruption charges

To clarify confusion arising from Federal felony charges against former Maui County official Stewart Stant and business owner Milton Choy, Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today: 

Allow me to be crystal clear. Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

First South Maui Community Plan Advisory Committee meeting announced

The South Maui Community Plan Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Lokelani Intermediate School cafeteria at 1401 Liloa Drive, Kihei. The event kicks off the next phase of the South Maui Community Plan upd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Beach Parks Vulnerability and Adaptation Study available online

Maui County residents can now review online a study of sea-level rise and other coastal threats to 65 beach parks and adaptation strategies for each park by visiting https://www.mauicounty.gov/BPVAStudy.

Click on “Study Links” ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Mayor Victorino requests budget amendment to purchase Lahaina Crossroads Apartment Building

Mayor Michael Victorino is requesting up to $11 million to purchase the Lahaina Crossroads Apartment Building located at 767 Luakini St. 

Mayor Victorino has met with the property owner over the past few months to emphasize the community benefits ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Molokai Landfill hours modified

Due to a personnel shortage at the Molokai Landfill, hours of operation at the facility have been modified to 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, the Department of Environmental Management announced.

For more information, contact the Solid Waste Di...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Trash pickups rescheduled in Kula

Due to personnel shortage, curbside trash collections in Kula have been rescheduled for pickup to Thursday, Sept. 15, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash was not collected today in the affected areas.

Affected residen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Kihei Aquatic Center to close Sept. 25 for installation of new overhead pole lights

The Kihei Aquatic Center will be closed to the public on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, for the installation of new overhead pole lights, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The Kihei Aquatic Center will re-open on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 from 9 a.m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

County of Maui Volunteer Center hosts Free Email Newsletter Training for Nonprofits

The County of Maui Volunteer Center, HandsOn Maui is offering a free virtual workshop for nonprofit organizations to learn how to use email newsletters as a marketing tool. This training is hosted via Zoom in partnership with Mi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Kihei flooding closed roads and is affecting bus service

Flooding in Kihei is affecting two Maui Bus routes: the Kihei Villager Route #15 and the Kihei Islander Route #20. Flooding, road closures and increased traffic are affecting service. For the latest information, bus passengers are encouraged to check the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Seasonal employees sought for PALS Winter Program

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation PALS Program is seeking seasonal employees for its Winter 2022 session. Employment will be from Dec. 19, 2022, to Jan. 2, 2023.

Hired employees will work eight-hour shifts, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Additional availability announced for public use of Velma McWayne Santos Community Center

A change in the construction timeline for improvements at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center has resulted in the availability of additional dates this year for use of the popular facility in Wailuku, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Mayor Victorino signs bill enabling homeless people to sleep in vehicles in county parking lots

Mayor Michael Victorino announced during a press conference today that he has signed Bill 108, approved unanimously by the Maui County Council on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. The new law enables a one-year pilot program for homeless individuals to sleep over...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Mayor Victorino releases statement following death of Queen Elizabeth II

“On behalf of the people of the County of Maui, my wife Joycelyn and I extend our aloha and deepest sympathies to the family of Queen Elizabeth II and to the people of the United Kingdom. The Union Jack, on Hawaii’s flag since 1816, is...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

County of Maui successfully issued $60.87 million in General Obligation Bonds

The County of Maui has successfully issued $60.87 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022, at an average interest rate of 2.85%, Mayor Michael Victorino announced today.

Fitch Global Ratings, Moody’s Investor Service and S&P Global R...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Volunteers sought for Community Emergency Response Team

The Maui Emergency Management Agency is seeking community volunteers in Maui County to be a part of the Community Emergency Response Team, also known as CERT. MEMA sponsors and administers this national program designed by the Federal Emergency Management...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Molokai Landfill hours modified

Due to a personnel shortage at the Molokai Landfill, hours of operation at the facility have been modified to 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 7 and 8, the Department of Environmental Management announced.

For more information, contact...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2022

Maui County closes three north shore beach parks following shark attack at Paia Bay

Maui County has closed three north shore beach parks following a shark attack Saturday afternoon at Paia Bay, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The affected parks are Baldwin Beach Park, Lower Paia Beach Park and Kuau Bay Beach Park. The pa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

State and Maui County Film Offices nominated for LMGI Outstanding Film Commission Award

The Hawai‘i Film Office and Maui County Film Office were nominated together in the “Outstanding Film Commission” category for the 9th Annual Locations Managers Guild International-LMGI Awards in Los Angeles on August 27, 2022...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Public input sought for Maui County plans for aging and caregivers

From Sept. 1 through Dec. 1, 2022, the Maui County Office on Aging invites residents to provide input of future programs and services for older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers. Residents may complete surveys for a countywide needs assessm...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Field maintenance set for Sept. 6 for War Memorial and Yamamoto Track and Field Facility

The War Memorial Football Stadium and Satoki Yamamoto Track and Field Facility will undergo field maintenance from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2022, with the Department of Parks and Recreation’s beautification turf team. The facilities will clo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2022

Pop Up Job Expo announced for Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Queen Ka`ahumanu Center

Mayor Michael Victorino invites residents to explore employment opportunities, including jobs with the County of Maui, during a Pop Up Job Expo scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Queen Ka?ahumanu Center.

“I urge Maui Count...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Mayor Victorino transmits resolutions to County Council for A&B land donations

Today, Mayor Michael Victorino transmitted two resolutions to the Maui County Council to accept the dedication of parks and Dairy Road roadway parcel from A&B Properties. The land acquisition agreement was announced on August 12, 2022 by the mayor and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event set for Lanai residents on Oct. 1

A Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at the Pulama Lanai Fleet Yard, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced.

Lanai residents may drop off their item...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Hana Metals Recycling Event set for Sept. 23-24, 2022

The Hana Metals Recycling Event is set for 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23-24 at the Hana Landfill on Waikoloa Road, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced. This first-come, first-served event assists East Maui residents in hauli...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Upper Kula water system disinfection set to change Sept. 6

Effective Sept. 6, the Department of Water Supply will change its water distribution disinfectant from chloramines to chlorine in the Upper Kula water system because of severe drought conditions Upcountry.

Persistent dry conditions have reduced available w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Pool guard physical swim test set for Sept. 16 at the Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool

The Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 16, 2022, for pool guard trainees to perform swim tests. The Wailuku facility will be re-open from noon to 4 p.m. that day for lap and recreational swimming.

The Department of Parks an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Trash pickups rescheduled in Kula

Due to personnel shortage, curbside trash collections in Kula have been rescheduled for pickup to Saturday, August 27, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash was not collected today in the affected areas.  &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Kaunoa Senior Services announces September online classes

Kaunoa Senior Services announces its September virtual classes for seniors 55 years of age and older. All classes are available online via Zoom and include:

  • Fall Prevention at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6
  • Flower Watercolor Painting Series,&nb...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Maui County DMVL services available by appointment Saturday, Aug. 27

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing will offer driver’s licensing and other services this coming Saturday, August 27, at the Maui County Service Center in Kahului to assist customers who have found it difficult to visit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Pool deck repairs continue to Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool in Kahului

Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool will be closed for pool deck repairs from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The facility will reopen on Saturday, Sept. 10, with regular hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Department of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Update: Power restored to all of Maui island

Power has been restored to all of Maui as of 2 p.m. today, according to Hawaiian Electric Co. When it began at 2:45 a.m., the power outage affected approximately 65,000 customers in various parts of the island.

HECO crews restored power to most affected cu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

New lifeguard tower set for installation Sept. 1 at Hookipa Beach Park

A new lifeguard tower will be installed Sept. 1 at Hookipa Beach Park, and the park will be closed to the public on that day, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The park will reopen on Sept. 2 during normal hours, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The depart...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Phone and internet service restored at Maui County Service Center

As of noon today, internet and phone service have been restored for offices at the Maui County Service Center, except for the Transient Accommodations Tax Office, the Department of Finance reported.

All Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing transaction...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Update: Power restored to most of Maui island

Hawaiian Electric restored power to a majority of customers on Maui around 10:15 a.m. today after an estimated 65,000 customers in various parts of the island experienced an outage around 2:45 a.m. this morning.

Crews are currently working to restore appro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Update: Hawaiian Electric crews continue work to restore power to Maui island

Hawaiian Electric crews are continuing work to restore power to the remaining 15,000 customers in areas of Upcountry, East Maui, including Paia and Haiku, and pockets in Central and West Maui. 

Around 2:45 a.m. this morning, an estimated 65,000 cu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Maui County Service Center has no phone or internet service following Maui power outage

Following this morning’s Maui island power outage, the Maui County Service Center’s phone and internet services are down, and property tax and utility payments are being accepted by cash or check only. Receipts are being provided manua...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Department of Water Supply urges water conservation after Maui power outages Tuesday morning

While Hawaiian Electric Co. crews work to fully restore power to Maui island, Maui County Department of Water Supply is asking everyone to conserve water to reduce demand and extend existing supplies. The department relies on electrical pumps for well pum...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Hawaiian Electric Co. reports crews working to restore power on Maui

Following a Maui power outage that started around 3 a.m. today, Hawaiian Electric Co. is reporting that power has been restored to affected customers in parts of Lahaina and a majority of Central Maui and South Maui areas.

Meanwhile, HECO crews are continu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Department of Education lists Maui island schools closed by power outage

The Department of Education has released a list of 14 Maui island schools closed today because of power outages that started around 3 a.m. this morning.

 

Mayor Michael Victorino asked Maui residents to be patient and respectful while Hawaiian Elec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Water Conservation Request for Maui Island

The Department of Water Supply is requesting that all Maui Island residents and visitors conserve water in an effort to reduce demand and extend existing supplies.

Persistent drought continues throughout Maui County with parts of Central and South Maui now...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Department of Planning announces Open House to release the draft South Maui Community Plan Update

The Maui County Planning Department will host an open house for the release of the first draft of the updated South Maui Community Plan on from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, at the Kihei Community Center.

At this informational open house, the public can ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2022

West Maui Community Corridor Transit-oriented Development Action plan announced

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that Maui County has launched the West Maui Community Corridor Transit-Oriented Development Action Plan to advance strategies for a transit-oriented community in West Maui.

“This project reimagines West Maui&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Department of Water Supply announces water main line repairs on Alae Road in Kula on Aug. 24

The Department of Water Supply announced that water main line repairs are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, on Alae Road in Kula.

Both lanes of traffic will be shut down from 249 to 600 Alae Road. Nearby customers will experience a w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Department of Public Works announces conversion of Pulehu-Hansen Road intersection to all-way stop,

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Department of Public Works announces conversion

of Pulehu-Hansen Road intersection to all-way stop, 

effective September 1, 2022

Switch to all-way stop will improve traffic safety

 

 

The intersection of Pulehu Road and Hansen Road wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Mayor Victorino invites public input for a Maui County Climate Mitigation Action Survey

Mayor Michael Victorino is seeking public input for a Maui County Climate Mitigation Action Survey to help develop a Climate Action and Resiliency Plan.

“This plan will focus on climate adaptation and carbon mitigation strategies for Maui County,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Parks and Recreation intermediate school age youth basketball league announced

Beginning Monday, Aug. 22, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will accept applications for its intermediate basketball league. Applications will be taken through Sept. 2.

The league is open for boys and girls in the 6th, 7th and 8th grad...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Maui County Real Property Tax Payment Deadline is August 22

The deadline for the first installment of Maui County real property tax payments for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 is Monday, August 22, 2022. Tax bills have been mailed to all property owners or agents servicing the accounts. Property owners who have not receive...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Emergency sand cleanup set to begin Aug. 17 on South Kihei Road

The Department of Public Works Highways Division will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 17, a two- to three-week emergency sand cleanup project on South Kihei Road from Uwapo Road to Kalepolepo Beach Park.

The cleanup will allow pedestrians and bicyclists to travel...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Mayor Michael Victorino announces donation of 45 acres of park lands and open space

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that he has secured a land donation of 45 acres from Alexander & Baldwin. The land allotment consists primarily of park and shoreline lands that will be protected for public recreation and use. The donation is t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Maui County residents benefit from free “Test to Treat” program at Mauliola Pharmacy in Wailuku

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Mauliola Pharmacy in Wailuku is expanding its free COVID-19 testing program to include “Test to Treat.” Maui County residents may be tested for COVID-19, and if positive, may receive prescri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Update Lanai trash collections delayed

Because of repairs to a refuse truck are taking longer than expected, residential trash collections on the island of Lanai have been further delayed.

Now, residents can expect trash pickups will be completed by Saturday, Aug. 13.

For more information, conta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Pool deck repairs announced for Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool

Pool deck repairs at the Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool in Kahului will be ongoing through Wednesday, Aug. 17, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

Although the pool facility will remain open during deck repairs, the facility’...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Immigrant Service Office training postponed until October

Wailuku staff of the County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Immigrant Services Division will attend a seminar and undergo training in October. Staff training that had been scheduled for this month will be held then.

An announcem...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Water conservation urged for residents of Napili-Honokowai and Honokohau Valley

The Department of Water Supply is asking residents of Napili-Honokowai and Honokohau Valley in West Maui to conserve water because of a power outage this morning in the Napili area.

Water conservation will help reduce demand and extend existing water suppl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Disposable Bodyboard Ban takes effect Tuesday, August 9th

Disposable Bodyboard Ban takes effect on Tuesday

Ordinance prohibits sale, rental or distribution of polystyrene bodyboards 

 

A new law banning the sale, rental, and distribution of disposable polystyrene bodyboards goes into effect on Tue...

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Additional Info... Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for Aug. 20 in Lahaina

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that Malama Maui Nui will host the next Go Green Recycling event on Saturday, Aug. 20, in Lahaina.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Trash collections postponed today on Onehee Avenue in Kahului

Because of road construction work today on Onehee Avenue, residential trash collections have been rescheduled to tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 10, for residents who live on Onehee Avenue from Wakea Avenue to Ola Street.

For more information, contact the Depart...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Mayor Victorino announces $25 million federal grant for Waiale Road extension

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the County of Maui will be awarded $25 million for the Waiale Road extension through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. Senator Brian Schatz sh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Free adult citizenship education seminar set for Tuesday, Aug. 23

An adult citizenship education seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Kaunoa Senior Services Center located at 401 Alakapa Place in Spreckelsville.

The event is hosted by the County of Maui Department of Human Concerns&rsquo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

New traffic signal planned for intersection of Piilani Highway & Okolani Drive in South Maui

New traffic signal planned for intersection of 

Piilani Highway & Okolani Drive in South Maui

 

The County of Maui is pleased to announce that Kai Malu Wailea, LLC, Armstrong Builders and Wasa Electric will install a new traffic signal ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Mineral-based sunscreen ordinance goes into effect October 1

Mineral-based sunscreen ordinance goes into effect October 1

Maui County seeks to protect marine ecosystems with new law

 

The County of Maui’s Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division (EP&S) is working with businesses and ...

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Additional Info... Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Maui County pool lifeguard re-certifications scheduled for Aug. 12

Maui County pool lifeguards will undergo emergency medical response re-certification training on Friday, Aug. 12, at the Kihei Aquatic Center, Wailuku Pool and Cooke Memorial Pool on Molokai. The affected pools will close to the public while the training ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Nearly 400 attend Saturday’s Halau of 'Oiwi Art Open House

Nearly 400 attend Saturday’s Halau of 'Oiwi Art Open House

Community members, hula teachers, architects and County officials gather to share thoughts and hopes for planned cultural facility

 

Nearly 400 participants attended an Op...

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Additional Info... Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Three Maui County earmarks advance out of U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee

Proposed federal earmarks for three Maui County projects, including $11 million for the Halau of ?Oiwi Art planned for Wailuku town, have successfully moved out of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. Other earmarks include $1.4 million to help Maui ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Maui County Emergency Management Agency urges residents to sign up for new emergency communications

Maui County Emergency Management Agency urges residents to sign up for new emergency communications 

 

The Maui Emergency Management Agency announced that the County of Maui’s mass notification system is transitioning to a new se...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Maui County residents receive more than 20,000 COVID-19 Test Kits at yesterday’s drive-thru

Maui County residents receive more than 

20,000 COVID-19 Test Kits at yesterday’s drive-thru

More than 100,000 additional test kits are being distributed through non-profits 

 

Volunteers from Malama I Ke Ola, the Hawaii D...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits for Maui County Residents

Test kit pickup

Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits for Maui County Residents

Pau Hana Drive-thru at War Memorial Complex, Tue, July 26 

 

The County of Maui is partnering with the Federal government and Malama I Ke Ola to distribute free at-home COVID-19 test...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Kaunoa Senior Services offering online classes via Zoom in August

Kaunoa Senior Services is offering online classes via Zoom in August for seniors 55 years old and older. Classes include:

  • Move It! Monday at 8 a.m. Mondays
  • Stretching at 9 a.m. Tuesdays
  • Yoga at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays
  • Interval Training at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Fri...
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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Lahaina Civic Center Gym and Social Hall to close for maintenance Oct. 17-Nov. 13

The Lahaina Civic Center Gymnasium and Social Hall will be closed for annual maintenance from Oct. 17 through Nov. 13, 2022, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. 

The Department appreciates the public’s patience and understa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Waipuilani Beach parking lot improvements announced

The Waipuilani Beach parking lot in Kihei will be repaved and re-striped from Aug. 5 through Aug. 23, 2022, the Maui County Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The work will require closure of the parking lot temporarily.

The restrooms next to th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Emergency slope repair project announced for Manawainui Gulch

Emergency work to remove and dispose of loose rocks at Manawainui Gulch will require the daytime closure of Piilani Highway at Milepost 27.5 from Saturday, July 16, through Tuesday, July 19. The planned closure will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Sewer user fee increases go into effect

The Department of Environmental Management’s Wastewater Reclamation Division reminds customers that sewer user fees have increased by an average of 3 percent as part of Maui County Fiscal Year 2023 budget that went into effect July 1.

The rate in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Proposed Maui County Charter amendments available for public review online

Maui County voters can study nine proposed Maui County Charter amendments and two alternatives in the Maui County Charter Commission 2022 Voter Guide, now available online. The guide can be found at https://www.mauicounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/134167/20...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Mayor Victorino discusses Honoapiilani Highway realignment with Sen. Schatz and DOT's Ed Sniffen

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino hosted U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and Ed Sniffen, Hawaii Department of Transportation Deputy Director, yesterday for a site visit to discuss plans to realign Honoapiilani Highway.  Combined State and Federal fun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

'Da Artsy Bee' shuttle service announced for Wailuku theater-goers and arts lovers

Beginning July 14, Wailuku Town theater-goers and arts lovers will have another way to get to shows on time and without the drama of finding street parking. The County of Maui Department of Management announces “Da Artsy Bee,” a free a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Mayor Victorino extends condolences to family of assassinated former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the tragic assassination of former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

“Joycelyn and I extend our condolences and deepest sympathies to the family of former Prime Minister Shinz...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Maui County prevails in keeping Big Oil Climate Change Lawsuit in State Court

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today in favor of Maui County to keep its ongoing litigation against Big Oil in Hawaii state courts, instead of moving the lawsuit to federal court.

In an attempt to have their case heard in a friendlier forum, Shel...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Mayor Victorino selects Native Hawaiian homesteader to lead Department of Agriculture

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today his appointees for director and deputy director of the new County of Maui Department of Agriculture. They are:

  • Director Designee Rogerene “Kali” Arce, a Molokai resident and Hawaiian homesteader w...
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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Free community events scheduled to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation month

To celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation is offering free, family-friendly activities for residents.

National Parks and Recreation Month is an initiative of the National Recreation &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Mayor Victorino to announce new Department of Agriculture acting Director and Deputy Director July 6

Today, in a historic first, the County of Maui becomes the first of Hawaii’s four counties to establish its own Department of Agriculture. In November 2020, Maui County voters approved passage of a charter amendment to establish the department.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Mayor Victorino applauds swearing in of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on today’s swearing in of Ketanji Brown Jackson as a U.S. Supreme Court justice:

“Today’s swearing in of Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to si...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

County of Maui acquires 51.3 acres in West Maui for a County Park

The County of Maui has acquired 51.3 acres in West Maui for a purchase price of $2 million from Maui Land & Pineapple Co. for development of a County Park, Mayor Michael Victorino announced today.

The land is located mauka of Honoapiilani Highway and o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Kahana Nui Bridge replacement project announced

The Department of Public Works announces that work to replace Kahana Nui Bridge in West Maui will require the closure of a portion of Lower Honoapiilani Road in the vicinity of the bridge for nearly seven months. The project also includes work on undergro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

New Planning Department rates and fees take effect July 1

The Maui County Planning Department announced today that new rates and fees will take effect on July 1, 2022, with Maui County’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget.

The fee schedule can be found at https://www.mauicounty.gov/1315/Development-Permits-Applica...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Lokahi Pacific accepting applications for Maui County's $1.5 million feral animal impacts program

Lokahi Pacific is accepting grant applications from Maui County farmers and ranchers for a $1.5 million assistance program to help with crop damage and other impacts from axis deer and other feral animals.

“I encourage our farmers and ranchers to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Testing for pool guards to close Sakamoto Pool for half day on July 15

The Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon on July 15, 2022, for the physical swim test for the recruitment of pool guard trainees, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The facility will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. that day...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Applications accepted for Department of Parks and Recreation’s 8 and Under Youth Basketball League

The South Maui District of the Department of Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for its upcoming 8 and under Youth Basketball League, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

Anyone between the ages of 5 and 8 years old may register. S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

New WailukuLive.com website encourages community feedback, planning and support

The County of Maui Department of Management has launched its updated www.WailukuLive.com website to expand community engagement, support local businesses and celebrate Wailuku’s distinctive sense of place, history and culture.

The website showcas...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Modified walk-up service operations at Department of Parks & Recreation permit windows

Beginning Monday, June 27, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will provide walk-up service at permit windows on four of five days per week because of staffing shortages.

Until the Parks Permit Office is fully staffed, there will be no wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Stage 1 water shortage declaration to take effect June 30, 2022, for Upcountry and West Maui

A Stage 1 water shortage declaration will take effect June 30, 2022, for Upcountry and West Maui due to dry conditions and record high average temperatures. Beginning June 30, the department will prohibit Upcountry and West Maui water consumers from using...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Online surveys available for public feedback on improved Office on Aging services

The Maui County Office on Aging invites residents 18 and over to offer input on future programs and services for older adults, seniors, persons with disabilities and caregivers by completing a statewide community needs assessment by Aug. 31, 2022.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Divison of Motor Vehicles & Licensing offers services on Saturday, June 25

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing will offer driver’s licensing and other services this coming Saturday, June 25, to assist customers who have found it difficult to visit DMVL offices during normal weekday hours.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Kukuiula Bridge re-opened today, following expedited in-house work by Maui County Highways Division

The Department of Public Works Highways Division has repaired the Hana side bridge abutment of Kukuiula Bridge in East Maui. The bridge reopened at noon today and is now safe for motorists to cross.

The Department of Public Works appreciates the public&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2022

2022 Water Quality Report available online

The Maui County Department of Water Supply announces the 2022 publication of the 2022 Water Quality Report for results of testing compiled from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021. This year marks the 24rd year of providing this information to customers...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Maui Nui First offers summer promotions to support local businesses

The County of Maui Office of Economic Development announces new summer promotions offered by Maui County businesses promoted on the www.MauiNuiFirst.com website and on social media. Businesses do not need to offer kama‘aina discounts to particip...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Mayor Victorino joins South Maui Community to celebrate reopening of Kalama Skate Park

With eager skaters standing by, Mayor Michael Victorino led reopening ceremonies for Kihei’s newly revamped Kalama Skate Park on Friday morning.

“As a former coach of several youth sports, I’m always happy to see kids enjoying...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Major changes to outdoor lighting ordinance draw concerns from Department of the Corporation Counsel

A Maui County Council bill that would prohibit common types of outdoor lighting is raising concerns with the County of Maui Department of the Corporation Counsel.

Bill 21 would regulate all outdoor lighting fixtures, including swimming pool and decorative ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Water main night construction work announced for Kahana, June 21-22

 

The Department of Water Supply reports a scheduled night construction project to repair a water main line in Kahana. Work is expected to affect a 100-foot section of the northbound lane of Lower Honoapiilani Road near its intersection with Hua N...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Mayor Victorino signs Fiscal Year 2023 budget ordinance

Mayor Michael Victorino signed into law today the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Bills. The new spending plan goes into effect July 1.

“Today we take a major step on our road to recovery by signing the Fiscal Year 2023 budget,” Mayor Victorino...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Mayor Victorino hosts blessing for Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, renovated DMVL office

Mayor Michael Victorino hosted a blessing and grand opening ceremony today for the newly renovated Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center and Pukalani Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing Office.

“Upcountry residents can now enjoy an impro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Free webinar announced to help kupuna combat online scams

The Maui County Office on Aging and the Maui County Council on Aging announce a virtual webinar at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, as part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Outsmart Cyber Crime!” is sponsored by the Hawai’i Dep...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Blessing held for electric vehicle charging station at Kalana O Maui Building parking lot in Wailuku

Mayor Michael Victorino hosted a blessing today of a new electric vehicle charging station in the South High Street parking lot of the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku.

In addition to the County Building charging station, the County of Maui already has in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Kalama Skate Park grand reopening announced

A reopening ceremony for the upgraded Kalama Skate Park will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The park is at 1900 South Kihei Road.

Construction work included new decking for the skate park’s v...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Severe drought conditions trigger call for water conservation

With parts of Maui County under severe to extreme drought conditions, the Department of Water Supply is asking everyone to conserve water as much as possible during these hot, dry summer months.

The department is not immediately declaring a water shortage,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Summer PALS program providing free meals to keiki

The County of Maui’s Summer PALS program is providing free meals at sites on Maui and Molokai to make sure that no children in the County of Maui go hungry while school is closed for summer break.The Summer Food Service Program is a federal prog...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2022

E-Cycling Maui is moving to Puunene

E-Cycling Maui is moving to the new ReThink Recycling Center in Puunene at 301 Hansen Road, the Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Environmental Protection and Sustainability announced. The recycling center’s entrance...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Department of Water Supply wins “Best Tasting Water in Hawaii” award

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply took home top honors in a “Best Tasting Water in Hawaii” competition recently for its entry of fresh water drawn from the Iao aquifer in Central Maui.

“Congratulations to the Depar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Kukuiula Bridge closed at 39.5 Mile Marker on Hana Highway

Storm water runoff has damaged the foundation of an abutment holding up the Hana side of the Kukuiula Bridge at Mile Marker 39.5 on Hana Highway, rendering the bridge unsafe for vehicle traffic, the Department of Public Works reported.

The bridge has been ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Mayor Victorino to speak at Climate Mayor’s Leadership Forum

Mayor Michael Victorino will speak at the Climate Mayors Leadership Forum on Thursday, June 2, in the late afternoon. He will present Maui County’s case study about the costly impacts of climate change, including drought, wildfire, floods and se...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Mayor Victorino hosts blessing of Northshore Greenway project

Mayor Michael Victorino hosted a blessing today of the Northshore Greenway project. The last piece of the 3-mile long non-motorized pathway was completed in April 2020 in the vicinity of the Maui Country Club Golf Course and Baldwin Beach Park. The COVID-...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for June 18 in Lahaina

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that Malama Maui Nui will host the next Go Green Recycling event on Saturday, June 18, in Lahaina.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 18, 2022, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Trash pickups rescheduled on Lanai

Due to mechanical problems, curbside trash collection for the island of Lanai has been rescheduled to Friday, June 3, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced.

The department appreciates residents’ patience and understa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Mayor Victorino and MMMC Chief Medical Director Michael Shea issue joint statement

Mayor Michael Victorino and Maui Memorial Medical Center Chief Medical Director Michael Shea, M.D., issued a joint statement in light of rising numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 cases.

Today there are 23 patients with COVID-19 hospitalized at Mau...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Grant awards announced for creative industries, new technology and international commerce

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the award of three grants to three nonprofit groups, for fiscal year 2022, totaling $380,000 for culture and the arts; SCUBA diving technology; and sister city business community partnerships.

“These grants refle...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Department of Management invites public opinion about proposed Halau of Oiwi Art in Wailuku

The Department of Management invites residents to share their ideas for the proposed Halau of ?Oiwi Art in Wailuku Town. An online survey is now open as a follow-up to Friday’s Open House featuring questions about the budding Wailuku Arts Distric...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Statement of Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino on passing of former OHA Chair Colette Machado

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Statement of Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino

on passing of former OHA Chair Colette Machado

 

 

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of Colette Machado. On behalf of the people of Maui County, I extend heartfelt c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Trash pickups rescheduled on route in Wailuku

Due to roadwork in Wailuku, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup to Wednesday, May 25, on a route in Wailuku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash was not collected today in the affected areas.&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Reminder: Free COVID-19 testing still available

In partnership with the County of Maui, Minit Medical Urgent Care continues to offer free testing for COVID-19 at locations in Kahului, Kihei and Lahaina.

“With rising case counts, everyone should remain vigilant against the spread of COVID-19 an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Makawao Avenue traffic lane closure announced for Tuesday, May 24

The Pukalani-bound lane of traffic on Makawao Avenue is scheduled for closure from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, for a water service line installation, the Department of Water Supply announced. No water service interruption is expected.

The singl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Maui community asked to help honor fallen heroes with lei on Memorial Day

Mayor Michael Victorino is inviting residents to honor fallen heroes at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Memorial Day by helping make fresh flower or ti-leaf lei for 38,000 gravesites at Punchbowl.

“Most American communities honor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Pi`ilani Highway is open and passable for 4 WD vehicles

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Pi`ilani Highway is open and passable for 4 WD vehicles

Caution still advised for the public

 

Hana road crews of the Maui Department of Public Works have substantially completed cleanup and repair activities to Piilani Highway between Kaupo and Kip...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

County of Maui Extends Application for Department of Agriculture

County of Maui Extends Application Deadline for Director and 

Deputy Director of new County Department of Agriculture

Salary Commission Raised Compensation for Department Leadership 

 

The County of Maui has reopen...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Open House on the proposed Halau of Oiwi Art project to be held May 20

An informational Open House on the proposed Hawaiian cultural center in Wailuku, called “Halau of ?Oiwi Art,” will be held on Friday, May 20, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Maui Academy of Performing Art's Promenade Food Court located at 2050 Main Street i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2022

War Memorial Complex closed May 20-21 for Baldwin and Maui High graduation ceremonies

War Memorial Complex facilities will be closed to the general public on May 20 and May 21 for graduation ceremonies hosted by Baldwin and Maui high schools, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The following facilities will be unavailable from...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Mayor Victorino Supports Plan to Replace Wailuku Hotel with Residential Units

Hawaii-based affordable housing developer Lokahi Global Corporation is seeking to replace a proposed six-story hotel with needed workforce housing in Wailuku town. A proposed 125-unit multi-family complex would offer 1, 2, and 2-bedroom + loft residences ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Mayor Victorino announces grant awards for Maui County youth arts and automotive programs

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the award of three grants to three nonprofit groups, for fiscal year 2022, totaling $509,360 for Maui County youth arts and automotive programs.

“These grants bring Maui County closer to expanding good career opp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Hana Metals Recycling Event to be held June 2-4

County of Maui Department of Environmental Management will conduct a Hana Metals Recycling Event for East Maui residents at the Hana Landfill from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 2 through June 4.

Metal items accepted include large appliances, up to five auto tir...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

County of Maui and Ogden Newspapers Agree to End Discussions on Sale of Maui News Building

The County of Maui and Ogden Newspapers, Inc. have agreed to end discussions on the sale of The Maui News building in Wailuku. In March 2021, the Maui County Council passed legislation for the administration to acquire the 6.3-acre parcel for $9.8 million...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Mayor Victorino announces grant awards for youth programs and leadership development

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the award of three grants to three nonprofit groups, for fiscal year 2022, totaling $84,000 for Maui County youth programs and leadership development.

“These grants are a public investment in our youth,&rdquo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Trash pickups rescheduled in Haiku

Due to a personnel shortage, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup to Saturday, May 7, on a manual pickup route in Haiku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash was not collected today in the affec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Mayor Victorino announces Mother’s Day grocery gift cards for Headstart Moms

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the County of Maui, through the Office of the Mayor, in partnership with Maui Economic Opportunity, will distribute $125 Foodland gift cards to mothers of children participating in MEO’s Headstart Pro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Motorists reminded Pi`ilani Highway still impassable because of landslides and flood damage

All motorists should avoid travel on Pi`ilani Highway while Department of Public Works crews work to clear remaining landslides and repair roadway damage from recent heavy rainfall.

“I urge everyone to enter and exit Hana by way of Paia and Haiku...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Go Green Recycling event set for May 21 in Lahaina

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that Malama Maui Nui will host the next Go Green Recycling event on Saturday, May 21, in Lahaina.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21, 2022, in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Update: A portion of Pi`ilani Highway cleared, but road remains closed to through traffic

Department of Public Works crews have cleared a portion of Pi`ilani Highway from Kanaio to Kahikinui, but landslides and roadway damage continue to keep the highway impassable from mile markers 31 to 39.

Public Works crews are working to clear the highway ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Landslides and road damage leave sections of Pi`ilani Highway impassable

Heavy rainfall in East Maui has triggered landslides and roadway damage that have closed multiple sections of Pi`ilani Highway between mile markers 19 in Kahikinui and mile marker 39 in Kipahulu. Department of Public Works crews are responding to the affe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Mayor Victorino signs Public-Private Partnership Agreement for development of Central Maui housing

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino and Mike Atherton of Waikapu Properties, LLC, developer of Waikapu Country Town signed a Public Partnership Agreement this morning that is intended to expedite construction of needed housing for Maui residents.

Maui Coun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Maui County’s Linda Puppolo receives Workforce Professional of the Year Award

Linda Puppolo, Executive Director of Maui County’s Workforce Development Board in the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, has been honored as the Workforce Professional of the Year by the National Association of Workforce Developme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Mayor Victorino announces grant awards for Hawaiian cultural event and community awareness

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the award of grants to two nonprofit groups, for fiscal year 2022, totaling $28,400 to support Hawaiian cultural events and raise community awareness of and appreciation for the islands’ host culture.

“...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Career Fair events scheduled online May 9-11, in-person May 12

A three-day online County of Maui Government & Nonprofit Career Fair is set to connect prospective employees with employers from May 9 through May 11, followed by an in-person Career Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at UH Maui College&rsquo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Deadline extended for submission of applications for Maui County Small Business Grant Program

The deadline for submissions for the Maui County Small Business Grant Program has been extended two weeks to April 30. The program is open to all small businesses in Maui County.

“I encourage small businesses to apply for this grant,” M...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Overhead lighting repairs to close Kihei Aquatic Center on May 1

The Kihei Aquatic Center will be closed on Sunday, May 1, 2022, for repairs to the facility’s overhead lighting, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The facility will re-open Monday, May 2, with normal operating hours from 9 a.m. t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Testing for pool guards to close Sakamoto Pool from 9 a.m. to noon May 12

Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon May 12, 2022, to conduct a physical swim test for the recruitment of pool guard trainees, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The facility will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. that day f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Mayor Victorino thanks Maui County Council for approving proposals to expedite home-building

Mayor Michael Victorino today thanked the Maui County Council for approving his proposals aimed at expediting construction of housing in Central Maui for hardworking residents.  

The Council approved a public-private partnership agreement between ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Maui County launches ‘BYO!’ campaign for Earth Day

In partnership with local company HuiZero, Maui County’s Environmental Protection & Sustainability Division is distributing 1,000 free BYO! Utensil Kits to celebrate Earth Day. While supplies last, residents can get a kit from restaurants and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Maui County to accept Fall 2022 Season Tri-Annual Permits May 2-9

Applications will be accepted for Fall 2022 Tri-Annual Permits from May 2 – May 9, 2022, for leagues, schools, and recreational programs, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

Permit applications will be accepted for re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Trash pickups rescheduled on manual route in Haliimaile

Due to a personnel shortage, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup to Friday, April 22, on a manual pickup route in Haliimaile, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash was not collected today in the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Victims' rights candlelight vigil set for April 27 in Wailuku

Mayor Michael Victorino will join the Maui County Department of the Prosecuting Attorney in commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with a ceremony and candlelight vigil from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the front lawn of the Ka...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Community input sought on Lanai Skate Park preliminary designs

The Department of Parks and Recreation is requesting community input on preliminary Lanai Skate Park conceptual designs. These designs come from community input in an online survey in October 2021.  

To provide input on the conceptual designs, go ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Maui Residents invited to participate in Resilience Hub talk story sessions

The Maui County Office of Climate Change, Resiliency and Sustainability will hold four community talk story sessions to discuss the formation of Resiliency Hubs in Maui County. 

The four community events are set for:

  • Lahaina Kaunoa Senior Center at...
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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Maui’s Automated Planning and Permitting System is LIVE

Maui County has successfully launched MAPPS, Maui’s Automated Planning and Permitting System, a new web-based software designed to support planning and permit processing. MAPPS has now replaced the County’s legacy Kiva and KivaNet syst...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Kaunoa Senior Services requests ti-leaf lei to honor veterans on Memorial Day

Ti-leaf lei are needed to honor veterans for Memorial Day ceremonies at the Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao. Kaunoa Senior Services is asking for the public’s help in gathering, cleaning and prepping ti leaves and bringing them to a Kaunoa loc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Trash pickups rescheduled on manual route in Haiku

Due to a personnel shortage, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup to Tuesday, April 19, on a manual pickup route in Haiku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash was not collected today in the aff...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Maui County reports cyber incident contained

The County of Maui announces that a cyber incident has been identified and contained. The County’s Information and Technology Service Division of the Department of Management identified an attempted attack on the County’s network.

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Department of Water Supply announces second year of the small water meter replacement project

The second year of the Department of Water Supply’s small meter replacement project will begin this month and encompass the Kahului and the Lahaina-to-Napili service areas. The project will upgrade aging water meters in Maui County’s w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Mayor Victorino announces grants to support Maui County community events

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the award of three County of Maui grants, for fiscal year 2022, totaling $90,000 to three nonprofits to support community events for the people of Maui County.

“It’s a joy to support these community eve...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Maui County South Kihei Road work update

An emergency Maui County project to repair segments of South Kihei Road is nearing completion, the Department of Public Works reports. These repairs stem from road damage sustained during the Kona Low storm in early December.

Road striping work remains to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Office of Climate Change, Resiliency and Sustainability seeks grant applications

The County of Maui Office of Climate Change, Resiliency, and Sustainability is soliciting grant proposals for the fiscal year 2023-24 funding cycle.

“We welcome proposals for initiatives and programs that will advance Maui County’s effo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2022

South Maui residents invited to participate in Online Growth Alternatives Workshop

The Maui County Planning Department has launched a Growth Alternatives Workshop for the South Maui Community Plan update. The online-only activity will be open from April 11-29, 2022 at https://southmaui.wearemaui.org/growth-alternatives-workshop...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Maui County closes on property purchase to relocate housing for firefighters serving East Molokai

Maui County has closed on the purchase of a three-bedroom home on the East End of Molokai. The nearly 11,000-square-foot property will enable the Department of Fire & Public Safety to relocate housing for two firefighters and an office to property acq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Mahinahina Water Treatment Facility reopens in West Maui

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply has reopened its Mahinahina Water Treatment Facility after recent rainfall in West Maui increased water flowing in the Honolua Ditch. The ditch supplies surface water to the Mahinahina facility, which has been...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Grant applications sought for Maui County's Recycling Grant Program

The County of Maui Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division is soliciting grant applications for the Recycling Grant Program for fiscal year 2023.

For-profit business, non-profits, and individuals are eligible to apply for the grant program. Pr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Mayor Victorino announces grants to support taro farmers, agriculture and food security

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the award of three County of Maui grants totaling $545,000 to three nonprofits to support taro farmers, agriculture, youth development, family services and food security in Maui County.

“These grant awards to Mau...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2022

700 meals and gifts to be delivered to kupuna on April 8

Senior Services program will partner with the Maui Hotel and Lodging Association to deliver 700 free meals and gifts to kupuna on April 8.

Volunteers will hand-deliver the food and gifts of orchids to 700 of Maui’s kupuna. The Maui Hotel and Lodg...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for April 16 in Lahaina

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that Malama Maui Nui will host the next Go Green Recycling event on Saturday, April 16, in Lahaina.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16, 2022...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

County of Maui Recruiting Director and Deputy Director for new County Department of Agriculture

In November 2020, Maui County voters approved the establishment of a Department of Agriculture. Throughout 2021, an agricultural working group established by Mayor Michael Victorino set forth a draft of the new department’s mission, goals and ob...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

53rd Annual Outstanding Older American Male & Female Nomination Deadline Extended

The Maui County Office on Aging has extended the deadline for nominations for Maui County’s 53rd Annual Outstanding Older American Male and Female Awards. The new deadline to submit nominations is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7

Nominees m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

White Goods, Metals, Junk Vehicles, and E-Waste Collection Event set for Lanai residents April 9

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announces a Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event for Lanai residents at the Pulama Lana‘i Fleet Yard from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Grants announced for farmers, food security, workforce development and diversified agriculture

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the award of three County of Maui grants totaling $155,000 to three nonprofits to support farmers, food security, workforce development and diversified agriculture.

“These grant awards to Grow Some Good, Common G...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Committee on the Status of Women announces 'Women of Excellence' Awards

Maui County’s Committee on the Status of Women ended Women’s History month by presenting its semi-annual “Women of Excellence” awards on Tuesday, March 29, at the University of Hawaii, Maui College.  Award ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Department of Parks and Recreation announces reopening of higher-capacity community centers

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces it will reopen its remaining community centers in April and May 2022. The community centers and their opening dates are:

  • Lahaina Civic Center Social Hall, April 1
  • Eddie Tam Social Hall, April 1
  • Velma McWayne S...
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Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Public input sought for Climate Change Vulnerability Survey

Public input is being sought for a Climate Change Vulnerability Survey to help develop a Climate Action and Resiliency Plan that focuses on climate adaptation and carbon mitigation strategies for Maui County, the Office of Climate Change, Resiliency and S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Kaunoa Senior Services offering online classes via Zoom in April

Kaunoa Senior Services is offering online classes via Zoom in April for seniors 55 years old and older. Classes include:

  • Move It! Monday at 8 a.m. Mondays
  • Stretching at 9 a.m. Tuesdays
  • Yoga at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays
  • Interval Training at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Frid...
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Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Department of Liquor Control to begin accepting license renewal applications April 1

The Department of Liquor Control will begin accepting license renewal applications starting April 1, 2022. Applications may be submitted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the department’s office located at 110 Ala`ihi Street, Room 2...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Trash pickups rescheduled in Wailuku

Due to mechanical problems, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup to Tuesday, March 29, for parts of Wailuku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash was not collected today in the affected areas.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Summer Jobs available for PALS Program

The Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking seasonal employees for its Summer 2022 PALS Program. This is an opportunity for high school and college students to earn some income while getting valuable work experience during summer vacation.

Employment...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Maui County to return to in-vehicle road testing March 28

Maui County’s Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing will return to offering in-vehicle road testing, beginning Monday, March 28, for learner’s permit holders seeking driver’s licenses for passenger vehicles.

Because of th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Next E Kupa'a Kakou set for 6 p.m. Friday, March 25

Mayor Michael Victorino invites everyone to join host Alaka?i Paleka for the next episode of E Kupa?a Kakou Hawaiian music series at 6 p.m. Friday, March 25.  The program will feature Maui Kumu Hula Hokulani Holt of Pa?u O Hi?iaka&nb...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Reminder: Dry conditions persist in West Maui; voluntary water conservation in effect

A request for voluntary water conservation remains in effect for West Maui residents and businesses served by the County of Maui Department of Water Supply.

Dry conditions are ongoing in West Maui and have reduced water flowing from Honolua Ditch and Kanah...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Mayor Victorino to Present Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget

Mayor Michael Victorino will present his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023 at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 24, in the Council Chamber on the 8th floor of the Kalana O Maui Building, 200 S. High Street in Wailuku.

“Making Maui Nui a place that futur...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Trash pickups rescheduled in Wailuku

Due to a shortage of personnel and mechanical problems, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup to Tuesday, March 22, for parts of Wailuku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash was not collected to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Department of Liquor Control to offer certification exam and class in April and May

The Department of Liquor Control will offer its certification exam and class on April 6, 27 and May 4 and 11, 2022. Seating is limited to the first 25 individuals.

Registration is in-person only. Registration will begin at 1:15 p.m. and end at 2:15 p.m. in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Office of Economic Development schedules March 31 grants training workshop

The County of Maui Office of Economic Development will hold a Fiscal Year 2023 Grants Training Workshop via BlueJeans beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022.

The workshop will assist nonprofit and for-profit organizations that administer viable progr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Staff training announced on April 1 for Immigrant Services Division

The Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Immigrant Services Division offices will be closed from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, for staff training. The offices will reopen April 4.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Trash pickups rescheduled in Paia

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup to Tuesday, March 15, in Paia, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash was not collected today in the affected areas.  ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Mayor Victorino seeks authority to convey Fairways at Maui Lani lots to the Maui Health Foundation

Mayor Michael Victorino is seeking authority from the Maui County Council to convey 16 lots in the Fairways at Maui Lani to the Maui Health Foundation for workforce housing needed by healthcare professionals. 

“We need to attract highly ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Mayor Michael Victorino to share his vision for a bright future in 2022 State of the County Address

“Resilient & Ready” is the theme for Mayor Michael Victorino’s 2022 State of the County Address. He invites all Maui County citizens to watch the live broadcast at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, on Akaku cable Channel 55. It...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Trash pickups rescheduled for residents in Kula and Haiku

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup to Saturday, March 12, on a partial route in Kula, and to Monday, March 14, in Haiku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

2022 Real Property Assessment Notices to be sent to property owners on or before March 15, 2022

The County of Maui Real Property Assessment (RPA) Division announced today that 2022 real property assessment notices will be delivered to property owners on or before March 15, 2022. The real property assessment notice will show the taxable valu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Office of the Mayor Budget Office receives prestigious budget presentation award

The Office of the Mayor’s Budget Office has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for Fiscal Year 2022.

The award represents a significant achievement by the County of Maui&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Reminder: Virtual community meeting set for March 15 for Department of Agriculture budget request

Mayor Michael Victorino reminds farmers, ranchers and the general public that a virtual community meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2022, to gather public input on the new Department of Agriculture’s fiscal year 2023 budget.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Community input sought for process to identify and map parcels as Important Agricultural Lands

The County of Maui Department of Planning is seeking community review and comment on the initial steps to identify and map parcels that may be eligible for designation as Important Agricultural Lands under state law.

The law aims to preserve the highest qu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Nahiku residents and businesses asked to conserve water

Nahiku residents and businesses served by the County of Maui Department of Water Supply are being asked to voluntarily conserve water.

A recent lack of rainfall has reduced water flowing to the EMI irrigation tunnel that provides water to storage tanks at ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Mayor Victorino announces appointment of Helene Kau as Department of Water Supply Director

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today his appointment of Helene Kau as director of the Department of Water Supply. Her nomination is subject to confirmation by the Maui County Council.

Kau succeeds Jeffrey Pearson, who has resigned as Department of Water...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Lanai Skate Park community meeting set for April 6

The Department of Parks and Recreation will host a community meeting from 3 to 4 p.m. April 6, 2022, at the Lanai Community Center to present preliminary design plans for the Lanai Skate Park. Community comments and feedback are welcome to assist with the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Recruitment open for PALS Program Summer 2022

The Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking seasonal employees for its Summer 2022 PALS Program. Employment will be from June 6 to July 22. Shifts are between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding County holidays.

“This is a g...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Maui’s Automated Planning and Permitting System to launch April 18

Maui County will provide greater public transparency and improved customer service with its transition to a new, web-based software designed to support planning and permit processing. Maui’s Automated Planning and Permitting System (MAPPS) will ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

West Maui residents and businesses asked to conserve water

West Maui residents and businesses served by the County of Maui Department of Water Supply are being asked to voluntarily conserve water.

A recent lack of rainfall has reduced water flowing from Honolua Ditch and Kanaha Stream. These water sources supply t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Trash pickups rescheduled in parts of Wailuku

Due to a shortage of equipment and personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup to Wednesday, March 9, in the Country Estates and Happy Valley/Piihana areas of Wailuku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Emergency Preparedness Drill set for Maui County Service Center on Thursday, March 17

Maui County employees working in the Maui County Service Center in Kahului will participate in an emergency preparedness drill from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2022. There will be no public or employee access to the building during the exercise....

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Mayor Victorino inspects newly completed Kahului Lani Phase 2 senior affordable housing project

Mayor Michael Victorino inspected Catholic Charities Housing Development Corporation’s recently completed Kahului Lani Phase 2 project today. Phase 2 adds 84 units to the 81 units that opened for tenants in 2020.

Tenants began moving in to Phase ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Full road closure on portion of West Vineyard Street in Wailuku to begin March 7

The County of Maui Department of Management announces that a full road closure on West Vineyard Street in Wailuku, between Church and High streets, will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting Monday, March 7.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Virtual community meeting set for March 15 for public input on FY23 Department of Agriculture budget

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that a virtual community meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2022, to gather public input on the new Department of Agriculture’s fiscal year 2023 budget.

The County will consider funding reque...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Nominations sought for Volunteer Nonprofit Heroes

HandsOn Maui, the County of Maui’s Volunteer Center, is now accepting nominations for its annual Volunteer Hero Celebration of Service. Anyone currently volunteering with a Maui County nonprofit organization is eligible to be nominated until Fri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Trash pickups rescheduled in Kula and Haiku

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup to Saturday, March 5, in areas of Kula, and Monday, March 7, in areas of Haiku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash was not ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Kaunoa Senior Services seeking senior volunteers

Kaunoa Senior Services’ Retired & Senior Volunteer Program is seeking volunteers 55 years of age and older. Volunteer opportunities include:

The 2022 Maui Senior Softball League needs scorekeepers, scoreboard operators and announcers...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Mayor Michael Victorino Proclaims March 2, 2022 as Ukraine Solidarity Day

More than 70 people gathered this morning at the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku to hear Mayor Michael Victorino proclaim today as Ukraine Solidarity Day throughout the County of Maui. His proclamation was followed by an emotional flag raising ceremony ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Maui County’s Plastic Disposable Foodware Ordinance now in effect

Maui County’s Plastic Disposable Foodware Ordinance No. 5084 went into effect today, and the County’s Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division continues working with affected businesses and suppliers to help them transition...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Maui County Small Business Grant Program open to all small businesses in Maui County

The Maui County Small Business Grant Program is open to all small businesses in Maui County beginning today.

In early January, the County of Maui announced the Maui County Small Business Grants for Restaurants, Bars and Gyms. Effective March 1, the program...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Ukraine Solidarity Day proclamation reading and ceremony set for tomorrow at Kalana O Maui Building

The people of Maui County are invited to show their support for the people of Ukraine at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, near the flag pole at the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku.

Mayor Michael Victorino will host a brief ceremony to proclaim Wednesday, March...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Emergency Preparedness Drill set for Maui County employees Friday, March 11

Maui County employees working in the Kalana O Maui, Kalana Pakui and Old Wailuku Courthouse buildings will participate in an emergency preparedness drill from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2022. There will be no public or employee access to the bui...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Utility infrastructure improvements begin this week on West Vineyard Street in Wailuku

Starting this week, MIRA Image Construction will be doing underground utility work on West Vineyard Street in Wailuku, between Church and High streets.

During construction, traffic control measures will be in place allowing alternating one-way vehicular tr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Deadline is March 18 to sign up for Maui’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection event

The deadline is Friday, March 18, to schedule a drop-off time for the annual residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Sunday, March 27, the Department of Environmental Management announced.

The event will be held in Central Maui and is by ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Mayor Victorino repeals all Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules as of March 1

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that all Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules will be repealed as of Tuesday, March 1. Also, Maui County will reopen all three of its camping sites – two on Molokai and one on Maui – and mos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Preliminary work postponed for Kahekili Highway slope repair project

Preliminary work has been postponed for the Kahekili Highway slope repair project, which had been scheduled for Feb. 28 through March 9, 2022. New road closure dates will be announced when available.

The postponement stems from permitting issues related to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Ho`okele Street intersection traffic signal set to flashing mode

A traffic signal at the intersection of Ho`okele Street and the main entrance of the Pu`unene Shopping Center in Kahului has been set in a flashing mode while County of Maui Department of Public Works technicians work to replace a control box for the traf...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Department of Water Supply announces water main valves, other work in Wailuku, Feb. 26-27

The Department of Water Supply will replace 6- and12-inch water main valves and cut and plug an existing 6-inch valve on Mill Street between Central Avenue and Mission Street in Wailuku. Work will be done from 9 p.m. Feb. 26 to 6 a.m. Feb. 27.

The work are...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Staff training announced on March 8 for Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Housing Division

The Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Housing Division office will be closed from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, for staff training. The office will reopen after the training session has been completed.

The Housing Division is l...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Upper Kula water system to return to chloramines for water treatment, effective March 15

Effective March 15, the Department of Water Supply will switch its water distribution disinfectant from chlorine back to chloramines for the Upper Kula water system. Customers may notice less of a chlorine odor or taste.

On Jan. 10, the department temporar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2022

Maui County to resume modified driver’s license basic skills tests beginning Feb. 23

Modified driver’s license basic skills tests will resume on Wednesday, Feb. 23, the County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing announced. 

The modified tests are in lieu of traditional road tests because of COVID-19 precau...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Kaunoa Senior Services offering online classes via Zoom in March

Kaunoa Senior Services is offering online classes via Zoom in March for seniors 55 years old and older. Classes include:

  • Move It! Monday at 8 a.m. Mondays
  • Stretching at 9 a.m. Tuesdays
  • Yoga at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays
  • Interval Training at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Frid...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Vaccine and testing requirements for restaurants, bars and gyms to be eliminated beginning Feb. 21

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that, beginning Monday, Feb. 21, proof of vaccination or testing will no longer be required for indoor service at restaurants, bars and gyms. Maui County’s indoor mask requirement must be lifted by the gov...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Maui County Department of Planning posts online the updated West Maui Community Plan and web map

The updated West Maui Community Plan and its web map have been posted online, the Maui County Department of Planning announced today.

To view the plan and web map, visit www.mauicounty.gov/planning, scroll down to “General and Community Plans&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Department of Water Supply announces water main repair work today in Olinda

The Department of Water Supply will repair a main waterline repair in Olinda that will result in the closure of a portion of Olinda Road from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, Feb. 17.

Both lanes of the road from 1736 to 1770 Olinda Road will be closed for the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Department of Water Supply announces reopening of in-person bill payment window in Wailuku

The Department of Water Supply announces that its bill payment window on the fifth floor of the Kalana O Maui Building is reopening, as of today.

The temporary closure was implemented out of an abundance of caution last month to limit community spread of C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Preliminary work announced for Kahekili Highway slope repair project

Topographic survey work and drilling of soil test borings for the Kahekili Highway slope repair project is now scheduled for Feb. 28 through March 9, 2022, in Kahakuloa, the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division announced. Work that had been sc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2022

War Memorial Stadium to fully reopen, including weekends, beginning March 5

The War Memorial Football Stadium and Satoki Yamamoto Track and Field will fully reopen to the public, including weekends, beginning March 5, 2022, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

Facility hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., except when ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Maui County Department of Finance service windows to reopen beginning Feb. 16

The Maui County Department of Finance announces that it will reopen its customer service windows at the Maui County Service Center, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.

The reopening affects services for the Real Property Assessment Division, Treasury Divis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Web page established for new Maui County Department of Agriculture

Maui County has set up a web page at https://mauicounty.gov/2473/Department-of-Agriculture as part of the formation of the new County Department of Agriculture. Voters approved a Maui County Charter amendment in November 2020 for establishment of the depa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool to close Feb. 28 for swim test

The Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool will be closed on Feb. 28, 2022, for a swim test for the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The facility will reopen at 9 a.m. March 1 for lap and rec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2022

County of Maui launches, “Maui Nui First” to encourage everyone to buy and support local first

Maui County is launching today “Maui Nui First,” a community-wide, collaborative effort to support Maui County’s businesses and nonprofits.

The purpose of Maui Nui First is to strengthen our islands’ economy by encou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Nonprofits invited to free online Social Media Marketing workshop

The Maui County Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Volunteer Center, is partnering with Miller Media Management to host a free online workshop for local nonprofits to explore ways to promote volunteer opportunities using social media.

“Fiv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Online interactive map of Maui County development projects now available

The Planning Department announced today that it has completed an interactive and publicly accessible map of pending and recently completed projects throughout Maui County. The “Project Status Viewer” is up-to-date and provides immediat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Small Dogs section of Upcountry Dog Park to undergo tree maintenance project

A tree maintenance project in the Small Dogs section of the Upcountry Dog Park will temporarily close a portion of the park at the Mayor Eddie Tam Complex through March 11, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

For safety reasons, the public is...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Department of Liquor Control seeking public input on streamlining the department’s licensing process

The Department of Liquor Control is seeking public input on its review of its licensing forms to streamline the licensing process.

To provide recommendations and suggestions, send them to Liquor@mauicounty.gov no later than Feb. 18, 2022.

The forms may be v...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Hana residential scrap metals recycling event set for March 3-5

A Hana residential scrap metals recycling event is set for 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 3-5 at the Hana Landfill, the Maui County Department of Environmental Management announced.

This event is “first-come, first-served.” No appointments a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Boil water advisory lifted for all areas of Upcountry, Maui

The Department of Water Supply reports a boil water advisory has been lifted for all areas of Upcountry, Maui, after consecutive days of negative water sample results for trace amounts of E. coli bacteria.

The last remaining areas have been cleared, and re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Mayor Victorino seeks public-private partnership to boost workforce housing in Waikapu Country Town

Mayor Michael Victorino is asking the Maui County Council to support his proposal to enter into a public-private partnership agreement between the County of Maui and the developers of Waikapu Country Town. The agreement would add up to 213 additional resi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Mayor Victorino proposes Center for Hula and Associated Arts in Wailuku

This week, Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a group of Maui Kumu Hula and the County of Maui are in early planning stages to establish a cultural center called “Halau of ?Oiwi Art,” to be located in Wailuku, Maui.

Halau of ?Oiwi A...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Nominations sought for Outstanding Older Americans in Maui County

The Maui County Office on Aging is seeking nominations for Maui County’s 53nd Annual Outstanding Older American Male and Female of Maui County. The recognition program is held each May in conjunction with Older Americans Month to recognize elder...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Main Street closure announced for night hours from Feb. 8-10 in Wailuku

The County of Maui Department of Management announces that a full road closure on Main Street in Wailuku, between Market and High Streets, will occur from 9 p.m. Feb. 8 to 5 a.m. Feb. 9 and from 9 p.m. Feb. 9 to 5 a.m. Feb. 10.

Crews from MIRA Image Constr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for Feb. 19 in Lahaina

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that Malama Maui Nui will host the next Go Green Recycling event on Saturday, Feb. 19, in Lahaina.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Reminder: Mayor Victorino hosting Feb. 4 COVID-19 Discussion Panel

Mayor Michael Victorino will convene a virtual COVID-19 Discussion Panel from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, on the BlueJeans video conferencing platform. To log-in, use the following short URL link: https://tinyurl.com/MauiCountyCOVIDPanel

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Preliminary work postponed for Kahekili Highway slope repair project

The planned closure of Kahekili Highway at Milepost 15 has been postponed because of a breakdown in a drilling rig needed for the project, the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division announced.

Soil borings and topographic survey work had been pla...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2022

Mayor Victorino allows West Maui Community Plan ordinance to become law without his signature

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that he allowed the updated West Maui Community Plan ordinance to pass into law today without his signature. The Maui County Council approved the plan on January 14, 2022.

“Overall, I believe the West Maui Commun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Maui County to distribute free COVID-19 test kits Feb. 1 at War Memorial Stadium drive-through site

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County will assist the State Department of Health in distributing COVID-19 home self-test kits from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the War Memorial Stadium parking lot in Wailuku. Test kits are also be...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Coach Sakamoto Pool to close for half day on March 2

The Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon March 2, 2022, for the swim test of pool guard trainees, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The facility will be open from noon to 4 p.m. that day for lap and recreational sw...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Mayor Victorino announces virtual COVID-19 panel discussion on Feb. 4

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that he will convene a virtual COVID-19 Discussion Panel from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, on the BlueJeans video conferencing platform.

“Our residents have many questions about COVID-19, its variants,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Mayor Victorino tests positive for COVID-19

Maui County's Office of the Mayor announced that Mayor Michael Victorino tested positive for COVID-19 today. All close contacts have been notified and the mayor is in isolation at home.

Mayor Victorino issued the following statement:

“Ove...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Kahekili Highway slope repair project announced

Topographic survey work and drilling of soil test borings for the Kahekili Highway slope repair project will be done in Kahakuloa on the south side of Waihali Gulch, in the vicinity of Milepost 15, from Feb. 7 through Feb. 16, 2022, the Department of Publ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Maui County to implement COVID-19 booster requirement

As Maui County hospitals near capacity, Mayor Michael Victorino reminds both visitors and residents that the County’s revised Public Health Emergency Rules will go into effect on Monday, Jan. 24. The revised rules require proof of a booster shot...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2022

National Endowment for the Arts announces $30,000 grant for Maui County

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that Maui County has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support its SMALL TOWN * BIG ART creative placemaking program in Wailuku Town and to make plans for countywide expansion.&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Amended rules announced for Ukumehame Firing Range

Amended rules for the Ukumehame Firing Range have been finalized and certified, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. 

A public hearing was held on Nov. 10, 2021, via BlueJeans video conferencing for a community discussion and input on...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Virtual town hall meeting announced for proposed housing credits related to Pulelehua development

The Department of Housing and Human Concerns will host a virtual town hall meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 via BlueJeans video conferencing.

The town hall meeting is being held to discuss a request from Maui Oceanview, LP, for the department to issu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Maui County Emergency Management Agency reports tsunami impacts

The Maui County Emergency Management Agency reports this morning that tsunami waves lifted a boat from its moorings in Manele Harbor, Lanai, and washed debris ashore in Hana, closing a road near Hamoa Beach Park. Assessment of impacts is ongoing.

A tsunami...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Boil water advisory lifted for residents of Kalae, Molokai

The Department of Water Supply has canceled a boil water advisory for residents of Kalae, Molokai.

The advisory had been put into effect yesterday, Jan. 13, after concerns over possible E. coli contamination. New tests of water samples confirmed that the w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2022

New streamlined registration process announced for riding Da Bee shuttles

The County of Maui Department of Management announces a new streamlined registration process for the Da Bee shuttle program in Wailuku.

For riders’ convenience, effective immediately, shuttle riders no longer need to register online to ride Da Be...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Parking lot repairs announced for Makana Park in Kuau

The parking lot at Makana Park will be re-striped on Jan. 31, 2022, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The work will involve the use of large equipment and require the park’s closure for the day.

The park is located on Lae Street i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Department of Water Supply changes disinfectant for Upper Kula water system

Effective today, the Department of Water Supply changed its water distribution disinfectant from chloramines to chlorine in an attempt to clear away the last trace amounts of total coliform and E. coli from the Upper Kula water system.

For the chlorine to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Mahalawa Bridge work to resume this weekend on Hana Highway at Milepost 43

Goodfellow Brothers, LLC and the County of Maui’s Department of Public Works notify the public that Hana Highway at Milepost 43 will be closed to traffic during various hours from Friday through Sunday, Jan. 14 -16, 2022, to complete work on Mah...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula

Today, (Jan. 8) the Maui County Department of Water Supply is continuing a boil water advisory for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui. 

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malamahale Place, Mal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Mayor Victorino announces Maui County Grant program for Restaurants, Bars and Gyms

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a partnership with Maui Federal Credit Unions to launch the Maui County Small Business Grant Program for Restaurants, Bars and Gyms. The grant uses American Rescue Plan funding to help businesses struggling in the o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Mayor Victorino comments on County Council's override of new transient accommodations veto

Although Mayor Michael Victorino expressed disappointment with the Maui County Council action to override his veto of Bill 148 (2021) Draft 1 today, he intends to make the most of the two-year pause on new transient accommodations on Maui.

The Bill passed ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Department of Public Works crews to clean up storm debris Jan. 12 from area near Days Inn in Kihei

The public access parking lot next to the Days Inn on South Kihei Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, for a shoreline clean-up project by work crews from the Department of Public Works.

The parking lot will be used to stage tru...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Free COVID-19 test kits to be distributed Jan. 10-12 at drive-through sites

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County will continue distributing more BinaxNOW self-test kits beginning at 4 p.m. Jan. 10, while supplies last, at the Lahaina Aquatic Center. Additional test kit distributions will be held at 4 p.m. Jan....

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

South Kihei Road detour set for Jan. 10-14

North-bound traffic on South Kihei Road will be detoured on a portion of South Kihei Road – between Ohukai Road and Kaonoulu Street – from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10 through Jan. 14, 2022, according to the Department of Public Works H...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Department of Liquor Control In-person services available by appointment only Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

In-person customer service will be available by appointment only Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Jan. 10 through Feb. 28, 2022, for the County of Maui Department of Liquor Control at the Maui County Service Center. The limited availability...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Maui County DMVL In-person services available by appointment only from Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

In-person customer service will be available by appointment only Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Jan. 10 through Feb. 28, 2022, for the County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing at its Maui County Service Center, Kihei and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Mayor Victorino delays implementation of emergency rules regarding 'fully vaccinated'

Mayor Michael Victorino has postponed implementation of Maui County’s revised Public Health Emergency Rules until Jan. 24. Originally slated to go into effect Jan. 8, implementation has been postponed to ensure eligible adolescents and others ha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Feral Animal Control Program application deadline announced for Molokai and Lanai only

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns is soliciting grant proposals for feral animal control program funds available in FY2022. The deadline for submissions is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.

Grant applications may be submitted by al...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Boil water advisory continues for areas of Kula

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Jan. 6) that a boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui. 

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malam...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Boil water advisory continues today for areas of Kula

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Jan. 5) that a boil water advisory continues for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui. 

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malamahale Pl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Department of Parks and Recreation modifies Permit Office operations during COVID-19 surge

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Permit Office windows are closed until further notice during the ongoing COVID-19 surge.

The temporary closure has been implemented out of an abundance of caution to limit community sprea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Office renovations to close some Department of Planning offices Jan. 6-7

The Maui County Planning Department announced today that its offices on the third floor of One Main Plaza, Suites 315 and 335, will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 6-7.

Due to office renovations and carpet replacement, staff from the Director&ap...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Mayor Victorino urges residents and visitors to follow Department of Health and CDC guidance

With Maui County averaging 226 new COVID-19 cases per day, in the last seven days, Mayor Michael Victorino is urging residents and visitors to follow State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to keep safe and pro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Jan. 4) that a boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui. 

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malam...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Maui County Solid Waste Division suspends in-person bill payment window at One Main Plaza

The County of Maui Solid Waste Division announces that its bill payment window on the second floor of the One Main Plaza building at 2200 Main Street, Wailuku, is closed until further notice because of the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases. 

The tem...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Maui County Real Property Assessment Division offering in-person service by appointment only

Maui County’s Real Property Assessment Division is modifying its operations to offer in-person service only during the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases in Maui County and the State of Hawaii. This is to protect the health and safety of customers ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

In-person payments for Maui County TAT payments suspended because of ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases

The Maui County Transient Accommodations Tax payment window at the Maui County Service Center is closed until further notice because of the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases. This temporary closure is to ensure the health and safety of customers and County ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Maui County Real Property Tax payment windows temporarily closed

Maui County’s Real Property Tax payment windows are closed, effective today, until further notice at the Maui County Service Center in Kahului. This is to ensure the health and safety of customers and County of Maui employees while the ongoing s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Water Department announces temporary closure of in-person bill payment window

The Department of Water Supply announces that its bill payment window on the fifth floor of the Kalana O Maui Building closed until further notice, beginning today, because of the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases.

The temporary closure has been implemented ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Repair work announced for Kalakupua Playground in Haiku

Repairs to fencing and playground equipment at the Kalakupua Playground are scheduled from Jan. 17 through Jan. 22, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The playground will be closed during repairs.

The Haiku Community Association and the Cons...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Reminder: Drive-through COVID-19 testing begins Monday, Jan. 3, at War Memorial Stadium parking lot

Mayor Michael Victorino reminds Maui County residents that free drive-through COVID-19 testing begins Monday, Jan. 3, at the War Memorial Stadium parking lot in Wailuku. For the month of January, drive-through testing will be ongoing, with day and evening...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Boil water advisory remains in effect for some areas of Kula

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Jan. 2) that the boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui.

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malamahale Pl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2022

Boil water advisory continues for some areas of Kula

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Jan. 1) that the boil water advisory continues for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui.

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malamahale Place, Mal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2021

Boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Dec. 31) that the boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui.

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malamahale P...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

East Maui road closures reported Thursday night (Dec. 30).

The Maui Police Department reported landslides in East Maui on Thursday night that triggered road closures.
Piilani Highway at mile markers 36-37 in the Kaupo area has one lane open to traffic as of 1 p.m. Friday (Dec. 31). Maui County crews will return on...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Mayor Victorino announces drive-through testing beginning Jan. 3 at War Memorial Stadium parking lot

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today free drive-through COVID-19 testing six days a week for COVID-19 beginning Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at the War Memorial Stadium parking lot.

Testing will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Drive-through COVID-19 testing to continue Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 at Mauliola Pharmacy

Maui County will continue supporting free drive-through testing for COVID-19 at the Mauliola Pharmacy from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Sunday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 2. No appointment or pre-registration is needed.

“Our community’s high deman...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules revise definition of 'fully vaccinated'

Mayor Michael Victorino signed revised Public Health Emergency Rules that change the definition of “fully vaccinated” to include getting a booster shot to increase immunity against COVID-19. The rule change goes into effect Jan. 8, 202...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Some areas added to Upcountry boil water advisory

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Dec. 30) that the Upcountry boil water advisory has been extended to Lepelepe Place, Malamahale Place and Malia Uli Place. The department recommends residents boil water for at least a minute befor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Mayor Victorino postpones implementation of plastic disposable foodware ban to March 1, 2022

Mayor Michael Victorino signed an emergency proclamation today that suspends the effective date of the Maui County Disposable Foodware Ordinance (No. 5084) until March 1, 2022.

Local businesses affected by the ban on plastic foodware have been concerned ab...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Drive-through COVID-19 testing offered at Mauiola Pharmacy

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that free drive-through testing for COVID-19 will be offered at the Mauiola Pharmacy from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday. No appointment or pre-registration is needed.

The pharmacy is located at the Cameron C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Water Department recommends Naalae Road residents resume boiling water as a precaution

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Dec. 29) that residents of Naalae Road in Kula should resume boiling water as a precaution. Department personnel has conducted maintenance in the area, replacing standpipes that had positive hits f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Maui County to distribute a few thousand COVID-19 test kits

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County will distribute at no charge a few thousand BinaxNOW self-test kits beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, while supplies last, at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot in Wailuku. A few hundred k...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2021

No-shows leave COVID-19 test gaps

Personnel at COVID-19 test sites are reporting that many individuals who made appointments are failing to show up as scheduled.

“With the skyrocketing surge of the highly contagious Omicron variant, our community needs COVID-19 testing to identif...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2021

South Maui Road traffic detour set for Dec. 28-29

Traffic will be detoured on a portion of South Kihei Road – between Ohukai Road and Kaonoulu Street – from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29, 2021, according to the Department of Public Works Wailuku Highways Division.

County p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Boil water advisory continues for areas of Kula

The Department of Water Supply reports today, Dec. 28, that residents of the following areas should continue boiling water as a precaution against bacteria: Waipoli Road, Polipoli Road and Lower Kula Road between Naalae and Waipoli Roads.
The depa...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2021

Boil water advisory lifted for some Upcountry areas, but continued for others

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports this morning that a boil water advisory has been lifted for Upcountry residents of Middle Road, Kula Highway at Keokea, Thompson Road and Ulupalakua. They no longer need to boil water for consumption.

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 25, 2021

Boil water advisory remains in effect for some residents on Upper Kula water system

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports this morning that a boil water advisory remains in effect for residents of Waipoli, Polipoli and Middle roads, Kula Highway at Keokea, Thompson Road and Ulupalakua.

The department has posted answers to fre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Mayor Victorino featured guest on 'Best of Best' E Kupaa Kakou program set for Dec. 24

Mayor Michael Victorino is the featured guest of Friday evening’s “Best of the Best” of E Kupa?a Kakou Hawaiian music series, set to be live-streamed at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24.

The program features clips from past E K...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Mayor Victorino urges Maui County residents to get booster shots as soon as possible

Mayor Michael Victorino is strongly urging Maui County residents to get booster shots against COVID-19 and its variants as soon as possible. First course vaccinations (two Pfizer and Moderna shots or one Johnson & Johnson shot) lose strength in protec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Maui County closes $10.5 million purchase of Waiale property

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County has closed on a $10.5 million purchase with A&B Properties of approximately 500 acres known as Waiale South and Waiale North. The transaction includes A&B’s donation of 23 acres of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Upcountry boil water advisory update unchanged

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today, after reviewing water samples from the Upper Kula water system, that there are no changes to the boil water advisory update issued yesterday, Dec. 22.

This means the boil water advisory remains in e...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Mayor Victorino vetoes hotel moratorium bill

Mayor Michael Victorino vetoed Bill 148 (2021) Draft 1 today. The measure would establish a moratorium on new transient accommodations in all zoning districts on Maui.  The moratorium will be in place until legislation implementing appropriate re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Plastic disposal foodware ban effective on New Year’s Day

The County of Maui Plastic Disposable Foodware Ordinance No. 5084 will go into effect on New Year’s Day 2022. The ban will affect businesses that package food or beverages to order (take-out, deli counter, and drinks), as well as businesses that...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Boil water advisory lifted for Naalae Road in Kula

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply reports this morning that water sample testing has removed Naalae Road in Kula from the list of areas where a boil water advisory remains in effect. Residents of Naalae Road no longer need to boil water as a p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Maui County to accept Summer 2022 Season Tri-Annual Permits Jan. 1-7

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will accept applications for Summer 2022 Tri-Annual Permits from Jan. 1 to Jan. 7, 2022, for leagues, schools and recreational programs. Permit applications will be accepted for recreation use of pools...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Maui County announces Christmas tree recycling options

Christmas tree recycling drop-offs are being offered at various locations this year in Maui County, the County of Maui Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division announced.

All decorations, including tinsel, must be removed from trees before they...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2021

Maui County Christmas Drive-Thru draws hundreds to Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku

Hundreds of Maui residents enjoyed holiday cheer with Santa and his Maui County employee-elves this evening during the County’s popular Christmas Drive-Thru at the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku.

The event featured island dignitaries, holiday ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Maui County Immigrant Services Division continues to offer migrant services

Maui County’s Department of Housing and Human Concerns advises residents that its Immigrant Services Division continues to provide services. Although the recent retirement of long-time staff has changed the scope of available services, the divis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Mayor Victorino urges Maui County residents to prepare for Omicron variant

Mayor Michael Victorino is urging Maui County residents to prepare for arrival of the highly contagious Omicron variant. The mayor has been actively monitoring the state’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Of the 797 new cases reported statewide t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Boiling water recommended for Upcountry areas out of an abundance of caution

The Department of Water Supply reports that while some areas have tested clear for the presence of E coli in waterlines, there may be nearby, connected waterlines with possible contamination. Until flushing of waterlines is completed, it is advised to con...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Maui County issues Stop Work order for Napili house construction

Napili Beach House, LLC, developer of a controversial single-family residence under construction in Napili, has received a Stop Work Order from Maui County’s Department of Public Works Development Services Administration. The order, prepared in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Upper Kula residents and businesses advised to boil water before consumption

The Department of Water Supply is advising Upper Kula residents and businesses from Crater Road to Kanaio to boil water before consumption. Trace amounts of E coli bacteria have been detected within the last 24 hours, and out of an abundance of caution, a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Christmas drive-thru set for Dec. 18 at the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku

Take a night off from Christmas shopping this Saturday and instead drive to the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku. The County of Maui will again present its popular Christmas Drive-Thru for kids of all ages, including Tutukane and Tutuwahine. Enjoy festiv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Virtual community meeting set for public input on the formation of the Department of Agriculture

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that a virtual community meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, to gather public input on the formation of the new Department of Agriculture.

A brief presentation will be provided at the b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Go Green Recycling event set for Jan. 15 in Lahaina

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that Malama Maui Nui will host the next Go Green Recycling event on Saturday, Jan. 15, in Lahaina.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Holiday schedule announced for Maui County landfills

All County of Maui landfills (Central Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hana) will be open normal hours on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, the Department of Environmental Management announced.

All County landfills will be closed on Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25....

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Holiday schedule modified for free Maui County COVID-19 testing

The County of Maui’s free COVID-19 testing schedule will be modified for the holiday season, except in Kihei. Testing sites will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday and Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, for New Year’s Day. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Maui County seeks damage assessments, announces Crisis Cleanup Line for residents

Maui County continues to offer residents resources to assist with recovery from recent flooding from torrential rains.

Residents and business operators are asked to report property damage in an online form at mauicounty.gov/emergency. For those without onl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Sakamoto Pool to close for half day Dec. 29 for testing of pool guard trainees

The Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 29, 2021, for the physical swim test for the recruitment of pool guard trainees, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.   The facility will be open from noon to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Upcountry and South Maui residents asked to contact DPW Highways Offices for storm debris pickup

Upcountry and South Maui residents impacted by the recent Kona Low storm and seeking roadside pickups of green waste and natural earthen material should contact their respective Department of Public Works Highways Division Offices.

Upcountry residents shou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Maui County to haul green waste from households in Kihei and Kula

Mayor Michael Victorino today announced the Department of Public Works will assist those households most impacted by the recent Kona Low weather system.

Residents in Kula and Kihei may place green waste and natural earthen material near curbs or along road...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Mayor Victorino signs Bill 118

Mayor Michael Victorino has signed Bill 118 -- the ?Aina Kupuna bill -- that establishes a mechanism to provide long-time Maui families with tax relief for inherited real property in a Special Management Area. Introduced by Maui County Council Vice-Chair ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Disaster Assistance and Recovery Centers planned for Upcountry and Kihei this weekend

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the Maui Emergency Management Agency will host two Disaster Assistance and Recovery Center events this weekend for residents still coping with impacts from the recent Kona Low weather system. 

The Upcou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2021

Prepare for flooding in Maui County

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 5, 2021

Prepare for flooding in Maui County

Excessive rain expected Sunday evening into Monday

The County of Maui continues under a flash flood watch and residenys should anticipates a round of excessive rains late ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2021

County of Maui urges residents to prepare for heavy rains

County of Maui urges residents to prepare for heavy rains

 

The National Weather Service reports the State of Hawaii will be experiencing heavy rains over the next few days. The NWS anticipates that Maui County will likely experience the greatest i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Mahalawa Bridge - Hana

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release                                

December 2, 2021 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Maui County to host Employment Resource and Job Fair

Mayor Michael Victorino, the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, UH Maui College and the American Job Center will host events to connect job seekers with employers on Friday, Dec. 10, at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku.

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing to open on two Saturdays in December

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing continues to temporarily offer driver’s licensing and other DMV services on Saturday Dec. 4 and 18, 2021, to assist customers who have found it difficult to visit DMVL offices during no...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

War Memorial Complex Tennis Court line repainting announced

The War Memorial Complex Tennis Courts 3 and 4 will be closed due to the repainting of the pickleball lines on Jan. 3 through Jan. 4, 2022, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. 

The project includes striping, repainting and curing of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Mayor Victorino announces easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County will allow restaurants and bars to return to full, 100% capacity without physical distancing requirements as of Wed. Dec. 1, 2021. Patrons may dine indoors with proof of full vaccination, verificati...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Lahaina Aquatic Center to undergo surge tank repairs

Lahaina Aquatic Center will undergo repairs to its surge tank from Dec. 8 and Dec. 9, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The center will be closed during the repairs.

The pool will reopen on Friday, Dec. 10. Pool hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Maui Bus seeks public input on proposed route changes by Dec. 31

The County of Maui Department of Transportation is seeking input from the public on proposed changes to Maui Bus routes as part of the Getting on Board Maui Bus Route Study. 

The study aims to improve and expand transit service. Maui Bus has ident...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Kaunoa Senior Services offering online classes via Zoom in December

Kaunoa Senior Services is offering online classes via Zoom in December for seniors 55 years old and older. Classes include:

  • Move it Monday at 8 a.m. on Mondays
  • Stretching at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays
  • Yoga at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • Interval Training at 9 a.m. on Wedne...
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Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2021

Waiehu residents asked to conserve water

Waiehu residents are being asked to conserve water today while Department of Water Supply personnel repair a water pump.

Affected areas include Waiehu Terrace, Waiehu Heights, Waiehu Leisure Estates, Lower Waiehu Beach Road and Hawaiian homestead homes alo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2021

Mahalawa Bridge work to disrupt Hana Highway traffic Dec. 3-6

Goodfellow Brothers, LLC and the County of Maui’s Department of Public Works notify the public that Hana Highway at Milepost 43 will be closed to traffic from Dec. 3-6 for completion of work on Mahalawa Bridge.

An around-the-clock closure at the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2021

Trash pickups rescheduled in Kula

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup on Saturday, Nov. 27, in areas of Kula, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced.

The affected areas are: portions of Haleakala, Kekaulik...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Gov. Ige’s changes to Hawaii’s Emergency Proclamation

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino issued this statement after Governor David Ige’s news conference today about changes to his Emergency Proclamation:

“I want to thank the people of Maui County for doing such an excellent job of protec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Department of Liquor Control to offer online certification exam and classes

The Department of Liquor Control will offer its certification exam and class online in early December. The exam and class are for employees of liquor establishments who are being required to obtain the card to be employed.

Participants in the online traini...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Maui County announces resolution in Hawaii Wildlife lawsuit

The County of Maui will not appeal Judge Susan Oki Mollway’s decision regarding operation of the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility.

“Maui County’s goal has always been to seek clarity in the law,” said Corporat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Trash collection rescheduled in parts of Haiku

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup on Saturday, Nov. 20, in areas of Haiku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced.

The affected areas are: portions of Hana Highway, East...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Maui County Managing Director Sandy Baz credentialed by International County Management Association

Sandy Baz, Managing Director of the County of Maui, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.  Mr. Baz is Hawaii’s only credentialed manager. He now joins mor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Immigrant Services Division to host webinar

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Immigrant Services Division, will host a webinar from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, to address the division’s discontinuation of immigrant benefit services and other services that...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Mahalawa Bridge work to disrupt traffic Nov. 19-22

Goodfellow Brothers, LLC and the County of Maui’s Department of Public Works notify the public that on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 19, a lowboy truck carrying an oversized load, with leading and trailing escort vehicles, will...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Trash pickups rescheduled in Haiku

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 16, in areas of Haiku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced.

The affected areas are: Kalanikahua Road, Ala Olu Place...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Molokai Real Property Assessment office to close temporarily

The Molokai Real Property Assessment office located at the Mitchell Pauole Center will close temporarily due to staffing shortage through Nov. 23, 2021. The office will reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. Regular service hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions

Applicants sought for Maui County

Boards and Commissions

 

Applicants are being sought for 63 vacancies on various Maui County boards, commissions, councils and committees. Citizen volunteer responsibilities include attending meetings, rece...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Immigrant Services Division will end some services beginning Dec. 1

Because of a federal requirement for Maui County staff to prepare and review immigration applications, forms and other documents, the Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Immigrant Services Division will no longer provide such services begi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Waipuilani Pickleball Court painting announced

Four new pickleball courts will be available for public use this month after Court 5 on the north end of Waipuilani Park is closed and repainted for pickleball use, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Lahaina Civic Center Outdoor Basketball “Dream Court” Temporarily Closed for Repairs

Lahaina Civic Center Outdoor Basketball “Dream Court” Temporarily Closed for Repairs

 

The outdoor basketball “Dream Court” at the Lahaina Civic Center will be closed to the public from November 4, 2021 until...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Public Notice of Expected Traffic Disruption in Kula, Ulupalakua, and East Maui on Tue., Nov. 9

Mahalawa Bridge

Public Notice of Expected Traffic Disruption in Kula, Ulupalakua, 

and East Maui on Tue., Nov. 9

 

Goodfellow Brothers, LLC and the County of Maui’s Department of Public Works notify the public that during the pre-dawn hours of Tu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules to be revised

Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules to be revised according to Governor Ige’s Executive Order

 

Governor David Ige’s office has asked Mayor Michael Victorino to amend his recent request to revise Maui County’s em...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Public Notice of Roadwork Planned for Kahekili Highway Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 4 & 5

Public Notice of Roadwork Planned for Kahekili Highway 

Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 4 & 5

GP Roadways and the County of Maui announce planned roadwork in the Kahakuloa area from 8 am to 3:30 pm on Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 4 and 5, 2021. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Seniors can move and learn on Zoom with Kaunoa Senior Center

PRESS RELEASE                                       Media contact: Dana Aco...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Department of Finance announces Maui County TAT takes effect today, Nov. 1, 2021

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 1, 2021

Department of Finance announces 

Maui County TAT takes effect today, Nov. 1, 2021

 

County of Maui Department of Finance has mailed out notices with important information about the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Pavement reconstruction to close portions of Piilani Highway in East Maui

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 28, 2021

 

 

 

Pavement reconstruction to close portions of Piilani Highway 

in East Maui on October 30 and November 6 

 

In coordination with the County of Maui, Mau...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Hana White Goods Recycling Event Slated for November 4-6 White Goods Only, No Scrap Metal or Electr

Hana White Goods Recycling Event Slated for November 4-6 

White Goods Only, No Scrap Metal or Electronics

 

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management will host a White Goods Recycling Event for residents of Hana, from 8 am t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2021

New rules announced for Parks Concessions

New rules for parks concessions have been finalized and certified, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

Now, a new chapter of administrative rules addresses the process for allowing concession operations in parks and recreational facilities. T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Department of Planning announces virtual Infrastructure and Public Facilities Town Hall meetings

The Maui County Planning Department announced today that it will hold two virtual town halls as part of the South Maui Community Plan update process. Event details are as follows:

Public Facilities Town Hall

Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Final Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023 set for Thursday, Oct. 21

The final Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, starting at 5:30 pm. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Correction: One-not two-participants tested positive for COVID-19 after meeting with Mayor Victorino

Mayor Michael Victorino today corrected a press release issued yesterday, acknowledging that one--not two–of the individuals who met with him and his staff on Thursday tested positive for COVID-19. 

The individual who tested positive on ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023 set for Tuesday, October 19

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2021

County of Maui to Present Free Halloween Drive-Thru Adventure at Keopuolani Park

The County of Maui will join forces with businesses and community organizations to present a free Halloween Drive-Thru Adventure at Keopuolani Regional Park in Kahului from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 31. No reservations are needed, just drive up an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2021

dditional repairs announced for Lana`i Community Center Restroom Repair Project

The restroom facility at the Lanai Community Center is expected to remain closed until early next month to make additional repairs involving replacement of pipes, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

 

Work on the repair project has be...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023 set for Thursday, October 14

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Oct. 16 March & Rally

The County of Maui has received health and safety concerns from the public about proposed plans for a march and rally this weekend.

“We respect everyone’s First Amendment right to protest and peacefully assemble,” Mayor Michae...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Reminder: Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023 to be held Tuesday, Oct. 12

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Polo Beach Parking Lot improvements announced

The Polo Beach Park parking lot will undergo renovations, including repaving, beginning Oct. 18, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The project will include improved accessibility, drainage, and landscaping improvements. Located at the corne...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Community input sought for Lanai Skate Park design

The Department of Parks and Recreation is in the preliminary design phase for the Lanai Skate Park and is requesting community feedback in an online survey to assist in the design process, the department announced.

Public input from the survey will help id...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for FY 2023 set for Tuesday, Oct. 12

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2021

48th Annual Maui County Senior Fair announced

Music by Na Leo Pilimehana and Kaina Kountry and exercises to limber up will highlight this month’s virtual 48th Annual Maui County Senior Fair. Festivities will be held online from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Maui County Mayor Victorino issues statement congratulating final candidate for MPD Chief

Mayor Michael Victorino issued this statement today to congratulate John Pelletier on his selection earlier today as final candidate for Chief of the Maui Police Department:

“I extend my sincere congratulations to John Pelletier as the final cand...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023 to be held Oct. 7

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Public input sought for Department of Planning's draft five-year strategic plan

Public review and comment is being sought for the County of Maui Department of Planning’s five-year Strategic Plan, the department announced. The draft plan is available for review through Oct. 10.

The plan and a link to provide public input can ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

PALS Keiki Kare Winter Program Registration announced

Online registration will begin Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, for the 2021 PALS Keiki Kare Winter Program, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

This modified program aims to provide working families with essential child care during the winter break and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for Oct. 16 in Lahaina

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that Malama Maui Nui will host the next Go Green Recycling event on Saturday, Oct. 16, in Lahaina.

 

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Staffing shortage to close New Wailuku Pool, Oct. 2-3

The New Wailuku Pool will be closed on Saturday, October 2, 2021, and Sunday, October 3, 2021, due to shortage of staff. The facility will reopen October 4, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for recreational swimming, the Department of Parks and Recreation anno...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

First Community Budget Meeting set for Tuesday, October 5

The first in a series of six community budget meetings for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Community members are welcome to participate, ask questions,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Department of Housing and Human Concerns seeks FY22 Feral Animal Control Program grant applications

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns is soliciting grant proposals for the feral animal control program funds available in FY2022.

Grant applications may be submitted by all qualified private nonprofit and for-profit organizations pr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Mayor Victorino congratulates new Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief

Mayor Michael Victorino congratulated new Fire Chief Brad Ventura and Deputy Fire Chief Gavin Fujioka during a badge-pinning ceremony today at the Kahului Fire Station.

“This is a proud moment for many of us, to see the Maui Fire Department under...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2021

New Wailuku Pool to close Oct. 15-16 for maintenance, deep cleaning

The New Wailuku Pool will be closed from noon Friday, Oct. 15, through Saturday, Oct. 16, for maintenance and deep cleaning of the pool. The facility will reopen on from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, for recreational swimming, the Department of Parks an...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Kidnapping, Robbery in the Second Degree, etc.

HermannsRaymond MS

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, at approximately 12:13 p.m., officers responded to a Kahului residence regarding a 57-year-old Kahului female who had been kidnapped from a Kahului Shopping Center Parking lot located at 65 West Kaahumanu Avenue.  

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Near Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, at approximately 7: 20 p.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred on South Kihei Road, approximately 300 feet south of Nanialii Place in Kihei.  

 

Preliminary investigation reveals that a 41-year-old female ...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Personal Assistance (Update)

Gomez Texeira

UPDATE:

 

As of Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the Maui Police Department has made contact with Ms. Gomez and Mr. Texeria.  The Maui Police Department thanks the public for their assistance.

 

 

ORIGINAL:

 

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Personal Assistance

Gomez Texeira

The Maui Police Department requests the public’s assistance with any information on the whereabouts of Michaela Gomez (33) and Kanawai Texeira (4).

 

The family of Ms. Gomez and her son, Kanawai Texeira, are concerned for their safety and...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Sexual Assault in the First Degree

Mauliola MS

On Monday, September 19, 2022, Justin Mauliola (35), of Wailuku, a 13-year veteran of the Maui Police Department, was arrested for Sexual Assault in the First Degree.  

 

Mauliola has been placed on administrative leave, and his credential...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision (Update)

UPDATE:

 

The victim has been identified as Edward Rebella (74) of Kahului.  The Maui Police Department extends our deepest condolences to Mr. Rebella’s family and friends.

 

 

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Makawao Pahala St. Pavement Preservation Project Oct 5th & 6th

Notice to Makawao Residents.

The County of Maui, Dept. of Public Works, Highways Division, will be doing a pavement preservation project in Makawao Town on Pahala Street. Work will be performed Wednesday Oct 5th and Thursday Oct 6th from 7:30am to 3:30pm b...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Upper Kula Water System set to change water treatment disinfection effective Tuesday Sep. 6, 2022

Department of Water Supply set to change water treatment disinfection, effective Tuesday, Sept. 6,

for the Upper Kula water system 

Change from chloramines to chlorine because of ongoing drought conditions

Effective Sept. 6, the Department of Water ...

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Water Department
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Notice of Declaration of Stage 1 Water Shortage

NOTICE OF DECLARATION OF STAGE 1 WATER SHORTAGE

Pursuant to Chapter 14.06A, Maui County Code, the Department of Water Supply of the County of Maui hereby provides notice of a Stage 1 water shortage for water consumers in the Upcountry and West Maui service...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

The Small Meter Replacement Project begins Year 2 in Mid-April.

NOTICE: Year Two of the Small Meter Replacement Project Begins Mid-April and Encompasses the Kahului and Lahaina to Napili Service Areas.

Year two of the Department of Water Supply’s (DWS) Small Meter Replacement project will begin in mid-April 2...

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Additional Info... Water Department