Budget For Kaiser Agreed On

A budget for the Maui County hospitals to be run by Kaiser Permanente was agreed upon by legislative officials on Monday.  The $33.4 million budget would include improvement and expansion plans as well.

The final total figure has not been agreed upon, but the two-year budget is expect to run from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. Lawmakers could go to vote as early as tomorrow on budget bills.

Other budget items that may be voted on include $3.7 million for the Paia bypass design, $103 million for Kahului Airport improvements, $9.3 million for Kaanapali Beach restoration, $2 million to replace the gym floor and make band room expansions at Maui High School, and many others! All budget worksheet details are available in the Office of Executive Judiciary and Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

To view this article in it’s entirety visit Maui News here.

Grid Solar Supply

For a short time, MECO is processing Maui Customer Grid Supply Solar solar applications again, without the need for batteries.  This won’t last long! Right now, you have an opportunity to get your solar PV system pre-approved, and save you thousands of dollars, since you can do it without batteries. If you are even contemplating solar PV, you should submit an application now. This will keep your options open for the next 18 months. Pacific Energy does not charge an application processing fee, like almost all other solar companies. Contact Pacific Energy to submit an application within the next few weeks, to be sure you can take advantage of this opportunity. Please tell your clients, friends and family.
*Disclosure: The owner of Pacific Energy is related to the owners of Maui Luxury Real Estate.

Open Again Today! 9:30 am to 2:00 pm!

Open today, Tuesday April 11th from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm 3142 Kikihi St. located in the Wailea Kialoa neighborhood. This home is a huge surprise when you enter. The Tranquil Ocean & West Maui mountain views are yours from this spaciously constructed home in the well located Wailea Kialoa Community. Incredibly large living area with built-in desk & sitting areas also includes Fleetwood Double Pane doors opening onto large lanai w/private pool. Adjacent dining room joins to lanai. Gourmet kitchen includes Golden Star Granite, mitered window with breathtaking Haleakala Views, Viking gas range top, Viking double oven w/convection ability, Bosch dishwasher, Microwave Drawer, Custom Cherrywood cabinetry, Viking refrigerator, Viking beverage center, gathering table w/adjustable pull down lighting. Two master suites, professionally designed theatre with every bell and whistle, two laundry stations, Angelica Gold Travertine flooring throughout, Xenon indirect lighting, Intercom system, designer lighting plus all the other luxury amenities you can dream about. Enjoy all Waileas amenities including golf, tennis, Wailea beaches, The Shops of Wailea & 5-star dining just moments away.

Open Today!

Open today, Sunday April 9th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm 3142 Kikihi St. located in the Wailea Kialoa neighborhood. This home is a huge surprise when you enter. The Tranquil Ocean & West Maui mountain views are yours from this spaciously constructed home in the well located Wailea Kialoa Community. Incredibly large living area with built-in desk & sitting areas also includes Fleetwood Double Pane doors opening onto large lanai w/private pool. Adjacent dining room joins to lanai. Gourmet kitchen includes Golden Star Granite, mitered window with breathtaking Haleakala Views, Viking gas range top, Viking double oven w/convection ability, Bosch dishwasher, Microwave Drawer, Custom Cherrywood cabinetry, Viking refrigerator, Viking beverage center, gathering table w/adjustable pull down lighting. Two master suites, professionally designed theatre with every bell and whistle, two laundry stations, Angelica Gold Travertine flooring throughout, Xenon indirect lighting, Intercom system, designer lighting plus all the other luxury amenities you can dream about. Enjoy all Waileas amenities including golf, tennis, Wailea beaches, The Shops of Wailea & 5-star dining just moments away.

Possible Usage For Sugar Fields

Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), general manager Rick Volner spoke at the Maui Energy Conference las week.  The main topic of his presentation was the possibility of new agriculture on the former sugar can plantations that are now fallow.

Some possibilities include biodiesel producing tree orchards, coffee and cacao cops, and livestock irrigated pastures. With agricultural land use decreasing due to development and fallow areas becoming difficult to reutilize, A&B realizes they face many challenges.

Rick Volner hopes that by diversifying the agriculture the state can reach its goal of food and fuel self-sufficiency.  More announcements are expected to be made in the near future.

To read this article in its entirety via the Maui News here.