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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.

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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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Additional Info... Press Releases
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

Public meetings postponed on proposed amendments to Maui SMA and Shoreline Rules

Four public meetings by the County of Maui Planning Department have been postponed for discussion of proposed amendments to the Maui Planning Commission’s Special Management Area and Shoreline Rules.

An announcement will be made when the meetings...

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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.

The C...

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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.

Residents may drop ...

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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.

Th...

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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.

Immigrant Services Division offices are located in ...

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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.

The C...

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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.

Crews from MIRA Imag...

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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.

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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.

 

Court 5 will be closed for the ...

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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. 

Gua...

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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.

https://prime...

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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.

The event will be on Zoom...

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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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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Schedule of Fiscal Year 2023 Community Budget Meetings Announced

Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration will host a series of community meetings in October to receive comments and suggestions from the public regarding the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023.

“I value the opportunity for our...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Kaunoa Senior Services offering online classes via Zoom in October

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

  • Move it Monday at 8 a.m. on Mondays
  • Yoga at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • Interval Training at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Low-Impact Aerob...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Maui County to accept Winter/Spring 2022 Season Tri-annual Permit Applications

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will accept applications for Winter/Spring 2022 Tri-Annual Permits from Oct. 1-8, 2021, for leagues, and recreational programs. Permit applications are for the recreational use of pools, gyms, fields, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Testing for pool guard trainees to close Kihei Aquatic Center for half day on Oct. 19

The Kihei Aquatic Center will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19, 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 4 p.m. that day for ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing continues in Kihei and Lahaina on Friday and Saturday

Free drive-through testing for COVID-19 will be available to meet community demand in Kihei on Friday, Sept. 24, and in Lahaina on Saturday, Sept. 25. Rapid antigen tests will be administered by Minit Medical Urgent Care. 

In Kihei, testing will b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Amala Place Clean-up Nearly Complete

The County of Maui and the State Department of Land and Natural Resources are nearing completion of the Amala Place clean-up in Kahului. Today, County employees and contractors successfully removed 13 remaining derelict vehicles and 8 more tons of solid w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Amala Place clean-up continues in Kahului

The County of Maui and the State Department of Land and Natural Resources completed the second day of clean-up in the Amala Place area in Kahului. County employees and contractors used heavy equipment to remove 41 derelict vehicles and 50 tons of solid wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Water Department returns water service in Pukalani

The Department of Water Supply reports that repair crews were able to redirect water flow to re-establish water service in Pukalani this afternoon, although residents and businesses will likely get low water pressure.
Work will continue tomorrow, ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Maui County announces coastal resilience planning for Ma`alaea

A project to initiate a Ma`alaea Village Coastal Resilience and Erosion Management Plan is getting underway, the County of Maui Department of Planning announced.

This project seeks a proactive and holistic approach to manage worsening coastal erosion at Ma...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Amala Place gate to Kanaha Beach Park to be locked for clean-up project

The County of Maui will lock the Amala Place gate entrance to Kanaha Beach Park at closing on Sunday, Sept. 19, through 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. The temporary closure is needed to safeguard public safety during the area’s planned clean-...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions

The County of Maui is seeking applicants to fill multiple vacancies on county boards, commissions, councils and committees:

  • ONE on each of the following: Affirmative Action Advisory Council; Civil Service Commission; Maui County Cultural Resources...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2021

South Maui invited to participate in virtual Community Design Workshop

The Maui County Planning Department has launched a new phase of public engagement for the South Maui Community Plan update: community design. The Department will be gathering input virtually on areas that the community thinks sh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Mayor Victorino releases statement on appointment of new fire chief

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today on the appointment of the new Fire Chief Brad Ventura.

“I offer my congratulations to Chief Brad Ventura. I have watched him grow professionally and personally, and I’m extr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Kalama Park waterline repair announced

Water servicing public restrooms, showers and water fountains located within the Old Kalama Park (south of the whale structure) will be shut off for repairs to the main waterline on Sept. 21 and 22, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Lana’i Community Center restroom repair project announced

A project to replace plumbing in the restroom at the Lanai Community Center will begin Sept. 20, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The project will close the restroom for about three weeks.

Park visitors may use the restroo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Lana`i 5th Street Courts tennis wall painting project announced

The tennis court walls at the Lana`i 5th Street Courts will be painted from Sept. 13 through Sept. 15, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

 

The mauka-facing portion of the court will be blocked off while the existing tennis cou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Department of Liquor Control to offer certification exam and classes in September

The Department of Liquor Control will offer its certification exam and class on Sept. 14, 21 and 28, 2021, in Kahului. The exam and class are being offered for employees of liquor establishments who are being required to obtain the card to be employed and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Amala Place clean-up to begin this month

Today the County of Maui and the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources announced plans for a comprehensive clean-up of public lands surrounding the Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and Wailuku-Kahului Wastewater Treatment Plant. The joint ef...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Kualapu`u Recreation Center improvements announced

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that, with ongoing repairs and renovations at the Kualapu`u Recreation Center, the facility’s basketball/volleyball court will be closed from Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Dec. 10, 2021,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Kaunoa Senior Services offering online classes via Zoom in September

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

  • Stretching at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays
  • Yoga at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • Strength Training at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays
  • Interval Training at 9 a.m. ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Mayor Victorino issues statement about unapproved COVID treatments in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino issued this statement today in response to recent media coverage about unapproved treatments for COVID-19 in Maui County:

 “I strongly condemn off-label use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and/or the veteri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

New rules announced for the Ukumehame Firing Range

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

The new rules provide a section that allows for lease agreements at the firing range. Other amendments were updates and housekeepi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Ha?iku HI-5 Redemption Center Temporarily Closed

Aloha Recycling’s HI-5 Redemption Center located at the County Ha?iku Recycling Center is temporarily closed due to staffing shortages. The Ha?iku facility is scheduled to reopen on Sept. 1.

In the meantime, residents can redeem HI-5 bottles and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Virtual Public Meetings for Proposed Repairs to Iao Stream

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 18, 2021

 

Virtual Public Meetings for Proposed Repairs to 

Iao Stream Flood Control Project Slated for August 21 & 26

 

The Honolulu District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Coach Spencer Shiraishi Pool to Close on Saturday

Coach Spencer Shiraishi Pool to Close on Saturday 

Due to a staff shortage, the Coach Spencer Shiraishi Pool in Kahului will be closed on Saturday, August 21, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. 

 

The Coach Spe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Marci Sato Appointed as Deputy Director of Maui County Department of Parks & Recreation

Mayor Michael Victorino has appointed Marci Sato as Deputy Director of Department of Parks & Recreation for the County of Maui. 

 

Marci joins the Department of Parks and Recreation after serving as the County’s accounting sy...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Maui County Real Property Tax Payment Deadline is August 23

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 12, 2021

 

Maui County Real Property Tax Payment Deadline is August 23 

The deadline for the first installment of Maui County real property tax payments for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 is Monday, August 23...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Public assistance sought for GPS on Bench Marks project

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 11, 2021

 

Public assistance sought for GPS on Bench Marks project

Goal is to find and report GPS coordinates to keep local information up-to-date and accurate 

The County of Maui’s Real Pro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Vaccination clinic set for Aug. 13 at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. The clinic is being staffed by Minit Medical Urgent Care. All three vaccines will be administered, subject to availability.

Also, as a remind...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Mayor Victorino Issues statement on Maui County Council’s decision to refer Bill 60 to committee

Mayor Michael Victorino issued a statement today on the Maui County Council’s decision to refer to committee Bill 60, the proposed hotel construction moratorium bill. Mayor Victorino vetoed the bill on July 20, 2021.

“I share the community’s concerns about...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing continues to be available in August

With the recent increase in new COVID-19 cases, free drive-through testing continues to be offered at various times, dates and locations on Maui. The tests are being administered by Minit Medical Urgent Care.

Testing dates and locations through the end of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Coach Spencer Shiraishi Pool main water line repair announced

Coach Spencer Shiraishi Pool will undergo repairs to a main waterline on August 13, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The Kahului facility will be closed on August 13 and will reopen at 9 a.m. on August 14.

The Department appreciates the pub...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for Aug. 14 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. 14, in Lahaina. 

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

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Maui County prices $84.74 million in General Obligation Bonds at an All-In borrowing rate of 1.747%

The County of Maui has successfully priced $84.74 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021 at an All-in borrowing rate of 1.747%. This is the County’s lowest rate confirmed back to 2005, based on available data.  The proceeds of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Ten new Maui County paratransit buses blessed Wednesday

Maui County paratransit bus riders will benefit from 10 new paratransit buses, which were blessed Wednesday and should be on the road within the next two weeks.

“We’re excited that these 10 new buses will be placed into service shortly ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Department of Water Supply announces customer service payment changes

The Department of Water Supply will temporarily close its payment window on the 5th floor of the Kalana O Maui Building for all transactions beginning Wednesday, Aug. 4. All other payment options are still available.

In addition to mail-in payments, drop b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Department of Housing and Human Concerns seeks grant applications

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns is soliciting grant proposals for the fiscal year 2023-24 funding cycle.

Grant applications may be submitted by all qualified private nonprofit and for-profit organizations providing or planning t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Lahaina DMVL office closed today because of a staffing shortage

Because of a staffing shortage, the Lahaina office of the County of Maui Department of Finance’s Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing will be closed today. The office is expected to reopen Tuesday with regular hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2021

Mayor Victorino requests postponement of return to classroom learning

In light of new CDC data showing the Delta variant can spread as easily as Chickenpox, Mayor Michael Victorino is asking the Hawaii Department of Education, Department of Health and the Ige Administration to postpone the return of classroom learning until...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Water conservation urged in South and Central Maui because of extreme drought

The Department of Water Supply is urging customers in South and Central Maui to conserve water because of extreme drought.

Reduced rainfall results in lower recharge of the Maui’s Iao, Waihee and Kahului aquifers and it takes time to rebuild the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino signs agreements with Expedia and Airbnb to curb illegal TVRs

Today Mayor Michael Victorino announced he has signed agreements with Airbnb and Expedia Group, parent company of short-term rental platform Vrbo. The agreements provide for platform cooperation with Maui County to help facilitate effective enforcement of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Lahaina Recreation Center Ballfield fencing improvements announced

The Lahaina Recreation Center Little League Ballfield No. 4 will undergo fencing improvements from Aug. 2 through Oct. 31, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The project includes the removal and replacement of the outfield fencing. The affec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Maui County accepting applications for First-Time Homebuyer's Down Payment Assistance Program

Maui County is accepting applications for its First-Time Home Buyer’s Down Payment Assistance Program, the Department of Housing and Human Concerns announced.

The program was established to assist low- to above-moderate income households. The pro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Kihei DMVL office closed today; Kahului and Lahaina offices remain open

Because of a staffing shortage, the Kihei office of the County of Maui Department of Finance’s Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing will be closed today. The office is expected to reopen Thursday with regular hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Kihei Aquatic Center pool to reopen Thursday, July 29

The Kihei Aquatic Center is scheduled for reopening at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 29, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The department is completing an assessment and any necessary repairs of pool deck light poles at the aquatic center, which ha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Mayor Victorino announces outlook upgrade by Fitch Global Ratings

Fitch Global Ratings, Moody’s Investor Service and S&P Global Ratings assigned ratings of AA+ (stable outlook), Aa1 (stable outlook), and AA+ (stable outlook), respectively, to Maui County’s General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021, M...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Department of Public Works completes Kihei Sub-Area Transportation Plan

The Department of Public Works has completed work on the Kihei Sub-Area Transportation Plan. The plan can be found online at https://www.mauicounty.gov/556/Engineering-Division.

“This plan sets a course for transportation planning in Kihei, one o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Mayor Victorino vetoes hotel construction moratorium bill

Mayor Michael Victorino has vetoed Bill 60. The bill seeks to establish a two-year moratorium on building permits for visitor accommodation developments in West and South Maui.

“I share the Maui County Council’s desire to better manage ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Trash pickups rescheduled in Haiku

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup on Wednesday, July 21, in areas of Haiku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced.

The affected areas are: Kaupakalua Road, West Kuiaha ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Kihei Aquatic Center pool closes for safety assessment of light poles

The Kihei Aquatic Center has been closed due to safety concerns with pool deck light poles, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The pool will reopen after the assessment and any necessary repairs have been completed.

The Department of Parks an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

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:

  • Stretching at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays
  • Yoga at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • Interval Training at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Strength Training at...
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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Weight limit enforcement reminder for Koukou`ai Bridge, East Maui

The Department of Public Works Engineering Division is reminding drivers of heavy vehicles about weight limits for Koukou`ai Bridge in East Maui.

The bridge’s carrying capacity is 5 tons. The weight limit will be strictly enforced with traffic pe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

DMVL to open two additional Saturdays, July 17 and July 31, at Maui County Service Center

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing will offer driver’s licensing and other DMVL services by appointment on two additional Saturdays, July 17 and July 31, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Maui County Service Cente...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

New Real Property Long-Term Rental Exemption and Classification to go into effect Jan. 1

The County of Maui Department of Finance’s Real Property Assessment Division is reminding property owners that a new long-term rental classification and exemption have been established as part of the Maui County Code.

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, real...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Trash pickups rescheduled in Paia and Kula

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup on Wednesday, July 14, in areas of Paia and Kula, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced.

The affected areas are: Skill Village, Spreck...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool to close for half day on July 12

The Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 12, for pool guard recruitment physical swim testing, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The pool will reopen the same day from noon to 4 p.m.&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Housing Town Hall announced for South Maui

The Maui County Planning Department will hold a virtual “town hall” meeting to discuss housing on Tuesday, July 13, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. via live stream on the Department’s We Are South Maui Facebook page.

The panel will exp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Maui DMVL office open by appointment only on Saturday, July 10, at Kahului office

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing will offer driver’s licensing and other DMVL services by appointment on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maui County Service Center office in Kahului. The service a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Painting project announced for Keopuolani Skate Park Half Pipe

The Keopuolani Skate Park Half Pipe will be closed from Monday, July 12, to Sunday, July 18, for the painting of its platform and stairs, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The half pipe will be closed during the painting project. Other sect...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Parks Department preparing to reopen Maui County gymnasiums

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation is preparing to reopen gymnasium facilities that have been closed for recreational use since March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s great to welcome our residents back in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Maui County sewer user fee increases

The Department of Environmental Management’s Wastewater Reclamation Division is reminding customers that sewer user fees have increased by an average of 3 percent as of July 1.

The rate increase is necessary to keep the County of Maui’s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Ukumehame Firing Range to close for repairs and maintenance

The Ukumehame Firing Range will be closed for maintenance and repairs from July 12-16 and from July 19-23, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The facility will be open the weekend of July 17-18.

The Department of Parks and Recreation appreci...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Mayor Victorino comments on Legislature's override of Gov. Ige's veto of HB862

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement today regarding the override of Governor Ige’s veto of HB862 by state lawmakers:

“The Legislature’s action didn’t surprise me. It’s a mix o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Mayor Victorino to reserve additional water source allocation for affordable housing

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino today announced his decision to reserve the balance of available water recently allocated to the County’s Department of Water by the Hawai‘i Commission on Water Resource Management to develop afforda...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Lanai Gym Building improvements underway

The Lanai Gym Building improvement project is under construction and expected to continue through June 1, 2022, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The project includes roof replacement, wood repairs, lead paint abatement, and painting. &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Commission on Water Resource Management grants new water use permit to Maui County

The Commission on Water Resource Management recently issued its decision and order that grants the County of Maui’s Department of Water Supply with an existing use permit for 1.784 million gallons of water per day and a new use permit for 1.416 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Fence painting project to temporarily close War Memorial Tennis Courts 1 & 2

A perimeter fence painting project will close War Memorial Tennis Courts 1 & 2 from Monday, July 19, to Friday, July 23, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

War Memorial Tennis Courts 3 & 4 will remain open during the project.

Te...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

41 abandoned vehicles being removed from Amala Place roadsides

The Maui Police Department and Maui County’s Department of Environmental Management’s Environmental Protection & Sustainability Division have joined forces to remove 41 abandoned vehicles from Amala Place roadsides near Kanaha Pond...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Residential refuse bills can now be paid online

The Department of Environmental Management's Solid Waste Division announces that semi-annual residential refuse invoices will be mailed on June 30.

The invoices are for the service period from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. Payments are due on...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Mayor Victorino working to mitigate Hana Highway traffic congestion, illegal parking

At his briefing today, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino detailed mitigation efforts to relieve traffic congestion and illegal parking that have coincided with the recent return of tourism to the island of Maui.

“I understand the anger and frus...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Tree maintenance set next week for property adjacent to Waiehu Golf Course Driving Range

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announces the temporary closure next week of driveway access along the Waiehu Golf Course Driving Range leading to Waihee Beach Park.

Tree maintenance for privately owned property adjacent to the golf c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Stage 1 water shortage declared for Upcountry Maui

A Stage 1 water shortage declaration will take effect July 2, 2021, due to dry conditions and high water use Upcountry. Beginning July 2, the department is prohibiting Upcountry water consumers from using water for irrigation, watering lawns, washing vehi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Kahului Playground closed, effective immediately

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the closure of the Kahului Park Playground due to the deterioration of the play features, resulting in safety concerns.

The Department of Parks and Recreation apologizes for any inconvenience...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Mayor Victorino signs but raises questions about Fiscal 2022 Budget Bill

Earlier today Mayor Michael Victorino signed, but raised questions about the Fiscal 2022 Budget Bill passed by the Maui County Council. He also returned, unsigned, a bill for pay raises in the Office of Council Services.

The Maui County Council’s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Maui County pool phone reservations to end

Public use of all County of Maui pools will no longer require a phone reservation, beginning Thursday, July 1, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The current phone reservation system was put in place last year because of COVID-19 health and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

More than 250 Maui County households helped with rental and utility assistance

More than 250 households are receiving help from Maui County’s Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program. Residents have received more than $675,000 to make overdue rent and utility payments.

“Those who think they might be eligibl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Mayor Victorino comments on Gov. Ige's appointment of Lynn DeCoite to the state Senate

Today Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino commented on Governor Ige’s appointment of State Rep. Lynn DeCoite, (D, Lanai-Molokai-Paia-Hana) to fill the vacant Senate seat of former Sen. J. Kalani English, who resigned due to complication...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Training Ship Golden Bear to visit Lahaina and Lanai on Sunday, June 20

The Office of the Mayor has been informed that the Golden Bear, a training ship with the California State University Maritime Academy, will drop anchor off of Lahaina on Sunday morning.

“We want our residents to know the Golden Bear is not a crui...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Volunteer Workday announced for Kalakupua Playground

The Haiku Community Association will host a volunteer workday event from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at the Kalakupua Playground, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The playground will be closed during the project.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Renovations ongoing at Pukalani DMVL office; Self-service kiosk opens at Pukalani Foodland

The Department of Finance’s Division of Motor Vehicle and Licensing reminds the public that its Pukalani office remains closed for renovations. However, a self-service kiosk has opened at the Pukalani Foodland for motor vehicle registrations.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Go Green Recycling event set for June 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, June 19, in Lahaina.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 19, 2021, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Online public hearing set June 23 for proposed rules for concession operations

The public is invited to provide input on proposed rules for concession operations during an online public hearing set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

To watch the hearing or provide video input, us...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Department of Water Supply urges water conservation

West Maui residents and businesses served by the County of Maui Department of Water Supply are reminded to voluntarily conserve water while the Mahinahina Water Treatment Facility undergoes upgrades. The facility is expected to be back online no later tha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Development Services Administration Wailuku Office moving to new Maui County Service Center

The Department of Public Works Development Services Administration will be relocating from its current office at 250 South High Street in Wailuku to the new Maui County Service Center at 110 Ala`ihi St., Suite 214, in Kahului. The DSA Wailuku Office servi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Department of Liquor Control to offer certification exam and classes June 18 and 24

The Department of Liquor Control will offer its certification exam and class on June 18 and 24, 2021, in Kahului. The exam and class are being offered for first-time employees of liquor establishments who are being required to obtain the card to be employ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Voluntary water conservation requested of Upcountry residents

The Department of Water Supply is requesting that Upcountry Maui consumers voluntarily conserve water to reduce consumption. This request comes after recent high water use Upcountry, in addition to a reduction of water supply at the Wailoa Ditch, which su...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Satoki Yamamoto Track open hours extended

Residents who enjoy exercise at the Satoki Yamamoto Track at War Memorial Stadium will have more time walk or jog there beginning Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

As of June 15, the track will be open for running an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Maui Bus route and fare changes announced

Beginning Thursday, July 1, a $25 fixed route reduced monthly bus pass will be available for purchase by Maui Bus riders who are seniors (55 and older), paratransit eligible and persons with certified disability fixed route cards, Medicare cardholders and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Waiale Road repairs announced: Road closures set for Saturday, June 5

Portions of Waiale Road in Wailuku will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, for work on a road repair and resurfacing project, the Department of Public Works Highways Division announced.

The closure will affect Waiale Road south of Kaohu S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Haiku water project announced for late Thursday, June 3, through early Friday, June 4

The Department of Water Supply replace a standpipe in Haiku near the Pauwela Cannery late Thursday night and early Friday morning.

A lane of Kokomo Road will be closed from Ala Olu Place to Haiku Road from 9 p.m. June 3 to 5 a.m. June 4, 2021. Following si...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Kihei Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing reopens

The Kihei Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing has reopened after the office’s air-conditioning was repaired, the Department of Finance announced.

The Lahaina DMVL office is closed today, June 1, because of staffing constraints. The office w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Maui County Charter Commission seeks input from West Maui and Lana‘i communities

The Maui County Charter Commission is seeking input from members of the West Maui and Lana’i communities at its next scheduled virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021.

The Charter Commission is formed every 10 years to study and review t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Youth swim meets set to restart at Maui County Pools

Maui Age Group Swimming Association youth swim meets will be returning to Maui County pool facilities on a gradual, staggered schedule. As a result, the following pool facilities will be unavailable for general public use on the following dates:

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

County of Maui earns 2021 national achievement award for its COVID-19 testing programs

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Maui County’s work to protect residents from COVID-19 by honoring it with an Achievement Award in the Health Category for its Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Programs. The award highlig...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Mayor Victorino issues statement about proposed restaurant and bar occupancy limits

Gov. David Ige has informed Mayor Michael Victorino that the governor has denied the mayor’s request to increase occupancy limits to 75 percent as part of an easing of COVID-19 restrictions on business establishments.

The governor said he preferr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Mayor Victorino comments on termination of ‘Ohana by Hawaiian air service to Lana‘i and Moloka‘i

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today after learning of Hawaiian Airlines’ decision not to reinstate ‘Ohana by Hawaiian passenger and cargo services for Molokai and Lanai:

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Kihei Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing closed temporarily

The Kihei Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing is closed until notice because the office’s air-conditioning is not functioning and needs repairs, the Department of Finance announced. 

Repairs are not anticipated until next week. The...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Kaunoa Senior Services seeks volunteers for its Meals on Wheels Program

Kaunoa Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels Program is seeking volunteers to help deliver fresh meals directly to the homes of qualified seniors. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. 

Candidates must be able to sa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Briefing set on May 28 for nonprofit applicants for federal public assistance for storm damage

A briefing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. May 28 for eligible Maui County private nonprofits that are seeking federal assistance for structural damage sustained during severe storms from March 8-18, 2021.

Private nonprofits with 501(c) (3) status and other ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Mayor Victorino offers sneak peak of Gov. Ige's Tuesday press conference

Mayor Michael Victorino recommends Maui County residents watch Governor David Ige’s press conference at 1:30 pm, tomorrow, May 25 to learn about imminent changes to state emergency rules related to youth ocean sports and mask-wearing. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Online public hearing scheduled for proposed rules for firing range at Ukumehame, Maui

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation has scheduled an online public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2021, to consider proposed amendments of the Maui County Code for the use and operation of the Maui Firing Range at Ukumehame.

To w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Employment application deadline extended for Maui County's PALS Keiki Kare program

The application deadline for employment with the County of Maui PALS Keiki Kare Program has been extended to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021. 

The Keiki Kare Program is continuing to look for motivated and creative individuals to help care for k...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Climate Change Town Hall announced for South Maui

The Maui County Planning Department will hold a virtual climate change “town hall” meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3, via live stream on the department’s We Are South Maui Facebook page. This town hall is an opport...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Operation Keiki Shield

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Between Friday, May 20, and Sunday, May 22, 2022, law enforcement officers from around the state of Hawaii conducted Operation Keiki Shield 12 on the Island of Maui. Operation Keiki Shield is an ongoing operation to identify, locate, and arrest offenders ...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Personal Assistance

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at about 5:15 p.m., officers responded to a Kahului residence regarding a possible opioid overdose.

 

Upon arrival, the 16-year-old female was found to be unresponsive and exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with an ...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Miscellaneous Accident

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at approximately 9:12 a.m., Wailuku Patrol Officers responded to a residence in Kula; regarding a male who had suffered a single gunshot wound to his thigh. Preliminary investigation reveals the firearm was accidentally discharg...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Assault in the Second Degree, Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree, etc.

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers responded to a private parking lot located at Keonekai Road and South Kihei Road regarding a reported stabbing.  Upon police arrival, a 55-year-old male known to frequent the Kihei ...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Graduation and Memorial Day Weekend- Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign

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Starting this Thursday, May 19, 2022, and continuing through the Memorial Day holiday, the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Division will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols; the public can expect to see an increase in poli...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Return of Lt. Jamie Winfrey/ Recruitment

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On Monday, May 16, 2022, Chief Pelletier proudly welcomed back Lt. Jamie Winfrey after a brief retirement in 2021.  After serving the Maui Police Department for 26 years, we are grateful for her return and desire to serve the community.  ...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Missing Person

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The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with any information on the whereabouts of Kainalu Higbee (41) of Paia.

 

Mr. Higbee was reported missing by his family on the morning of Monday, May 16, 2022.

 

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Tint and Tires Campaign (Update)

 

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The Tints and Tires Campaign will not occur as it was erroneously announced without Chief Pelletier’s approval.  

 

ORIGINAL:

 

To address vehicles in noncompliance with existing County and State Regulatio...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Public Assistance

The Maui Police Department is requesting assistance from the public regarding the six fires that occurred on the afternoon of Thursday, May 12, 2022.

 

The first fire occurred around 12:06 p.m. on Amala Place in the area of the Wastewater Treatment...

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Posted on: May 15, 2022

UPDATE: KUIHELANI HIGHWAY NOW OPEN

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On 05/23/2022 at about 3:30 p.m., Waiko Rd to Puunene Ave along Kuihelani Highway was closed in both directions due to brush fire.

UPDATE: KUIHELANI HIGHWAY NOW OPEN

On 05/23/2022 at about 3:30 p.m., Waiko Rd to Puunene Ave along Kuihelani Highway was closed in both directions due to brush fire.  The highway has zero visibility and completely closed to traffic. Traff...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

May 24, 2022 Makawao Avenue traffic lane closure from 08:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Makawao Avenue traffic lane closure announced for Tuesday, May 24

Pukalani-bound lane of traffic affected by water service

line installation from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

The Pukalani-bound lane of traffic on Makawao Avenue is scheduled for closure f...

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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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