Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hawaiian Acres Farmers Market Open on New Years Eve Day!

There will be a Hawaiian Acres Farmers Market today (Dec 31st) from noon til 3pm at the community center (8&C).  Please support our local farmers and artisans!  New vendors are welcome, and this is the perfect time to stop by and talk story.

The fine print: No fees, but vendors must register with the market manager as spots are limited. Please park parallel in front of the center, or park in the paved or gravel lots behind the center. No parking across the street, as that is someone else's private property. Mahalo!

Monday, December 5, 2016

HACA Council Meeting Agenda for December 18th, 2016







I.           Call to order, 3:00

              A. Roll call count for Council Meeting          

   II.       Secretary’s Report

   III.      Treasurer’s Report

    IV.       Committee Reports

                 A. Farmer’s Market update

                 B. Maintenance – Final List
    
     V.       New and Unfinished Business

                A. Newsletter for Election/voting- update
           
                B.  Food Bank Wednesday
           
                C. Next meeting January 22nd, 2017


                             
      VI.     Meeting Adjourned

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Last weeks Farmer's Market was another success! Here are some pictures!







Saturday, November 19, 2016

Farmer's Market Again Today!

We liked it so much, we're doing it again!  Thanks to our 9 vendors from last week!

There will be a Hawaiian Acres Farmers Market today (Nov 19) from noon til 3pm at the community center (8&C).  Please support our local farmers and artisans!  New vendors are welcome, and this is the perfect time to stop by and talk story.

The fine print: No fees, but vendors must register with the market manager as spots are limited. Please park parallel in front of the center, or park in the paved or gravel lots behind the center. No parking across the street, as that is someone else's private property. Mahalo!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Farmers Market Today

There will be a Hawaiian Acres Farmers Market today (Nov 12) from noon til 3pm at the community center (8&C).  Please support our local farmers and artisans!  New vendors are welcome, and this is the perfect time to stop by and talk story.

The fine print: No fees, but vendors must register with the market manager as spots are limited. Please park parallel in front of the center, or park in the paved or gravel lots behind the center. No parking across the street, as that is someone else's private property. Mahalo!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November 20th 2016 Meeting Agenda

HACA Council Meeting, November 20th, 2016


HACA Council Meeting Agenda


I.           Call to order, 3:00

              A. Roll call count for Council Meeting          

   II.       Secretary’s Report

   III.      Treasurer’s Report

    IV.       Committee Reports

                 A. S.U.P- Farmer’s Market Progress and Plan

                 B. Maintenance – Final List
    
     V.       New and Unfinished Business

                A. Newsletter for Election/voting
           
                B.  Food Bank Wednesday

                C. Next meeting December 18th, 2016


                             
      VI.     Meeting Adjourned

October 23rd 2016 Meeting Minutes

October 23rd Meeting Minutes

I.                    Food Bank-Ronnette  Gonzeles
Nonprofit and self-funding to all Puna.
26 additional Families during open registration = 56 Families from Hawaiian Acres
Food Delivery from Nanawale- Pick up Wednesday
Motion for Simone to be coordinator
Yes 6 No 0
II.                Toastmasters – Kathy Emery
Meetings held 1st and 3rd Saturday’s: Leadership
Builds confidence speaking,
Communications to be effective
Wednesday in Pahoa
a.       Toastmaster rules
        Joke master
        Speakers- Self paced and self-taught manuals
        Evaluations of speakers
        Team building skills
b.      Open House November 19th  Saturday 9:30 to 10:30

III.              Approved minutes from September
IV.               Membership Update

V.                  SUP Passed- Needs to be filed at planning department
Fix up list
                a. Handicap walkway needs refinished
                b. Emergency lights need wired
                c. Bathroom corners need put in
               
VI.                Farmers Market Committee
a.       Blue Binder has all information submitted to county
b.   All requirements met for SUP    

VII.                 Purchase range for kitchen $500 or less
VIII.               Garbage can in Coqui shed
   Weed whack corner
   Newsletter

   Motion to adjourn 5:17 Pm

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

New Board Members

Its getting close to election time! If anyone would like to run for the Hawaiian Acres Community Association Board please send us an e-mail. Info@HawaiianAcres.org We will also need a brief 100 word paragraph describing your plans for office and goals you would like to accomplish. The deadline for applicants will be NOVEMBER 15th 2016 If you have any questions please feel free to call our office at (808) 966-9892

Sunday, October 23, 2016

HACA Council Meeting, October 23rd, 2016

HACA Council Meeting, October 23rd, 2016

HACA Council Meeting Agenda


I.           Call to order, 3:00

              A. Roll call count for Council Meeting   

B. Guest Speaker – Food Bank
C. Toast Masters            
                          
   II.        Minutes from September 25th

   III.       Secretary’s Report

   IV.      Treasurer’s Report

    V.       Committee Reports

                 A. S.U.P- Update on Certificate of Occupancy

                 B. Maintenance –Painting, fixing sidewalk

                 C. Connectivity Update- Emergency Preparedness

    
     VI.       New and Unfinished Business

                A. Concrete slab for HA stone entrance
           
                B.  Farmers Market Meeting

                C. Newsletter for Election/voting
           
                D. Next meeting November 20th , 2016
                             
      VII.     Meeting Adjourned



  

Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 25th 2016 Agenda

HACA Council Meeting, September 25th, 2016

HACA Council Meeting Agenda


I.           Call to order, 3:00

              A. Roll call count for Council Meeting                 
                          
   II.        Minutes from July 24, 2016 & August 28th

   III.       Secretary’s Report

   IV.      Treasurer’s Report

    V.       Committee Reports

                 A. S.U.P

                 B. Maintenance – painting roof & gutters

                 C. Land Use and Transportation

    
     VI.       New and Unfinished Business

                A. Concrete slab for HA stone entrance
           
                B. Election preparations

                C. Newsletter
           
                D. Next meeting October 23rd, 2016
                            
      VII.     Meeting Adjourned


HACA Council Meeting Minutes, September 25, 2016



                          HACA Council Meeting, September 25, 2016


I.                   Call to Order: 3:09, Roll Call: Glenda Boehner, Diane Winslow, John deMellow, Simone Lindhardt,

Alex Shade, Patrice Macdonald, Ashley Gagnon, Dorothy Sanger, Susan Chesley.

II.                Minutes for July 24, 2016: Patrice moved to approve with corrections. Alex second. Unanimous.


Minutes for August 28, 2016: After correct #5 to read, Kuening is Structural Engineer advising us.

Glenda (?) moved, Alex second, Passed unanimous.


III.             Secretary’s Report:  none

IV.              Treasurer’s Report:  $4,075 in membership dues….up $1200; $468 spent on recent supplies.

V.                 Committee Reports:

A. S.U.P.: Believed to be two tasks from approval:    Rounded edges on bathroom floors….

To be done by Shawn with a rubber product.       Smoothing out sidewalk repair—possibly hiring

Someone such as Pete Epperson, recommended by Dorothy and Patrice. [Ashley collected

Business cards at Macuu Market from potential Farmers’ Market vendors]

B. Maintenance: Roof wash and paint.  Hoping Mike Brush will have time before next meeting.

C. Land Use and Transportation:  Connectivity…..County proposal by Illagan, especially “CL4”

Regarding a “highway” on our Rd. E made no sense and in conflict with 16 years of community

Recommendations.  [CL5, regarding Orchidland crossing and Rd. D or C to Moho O.K.]

ALERT: HARC wrote a letter approving three County road proposals….HARC’s role is road

Upkeep and is NOT a “legal entity” for road decisions]    Patrice made motion and Alex second

For there to be No open highway in H.A.—A notarized letter to be delivered on Friday stating

Our position.

       VI.      New and Unfinished Business:    A.Simone—on concrete slabs for signs resetting:  Everyone stoked

                   And money donations but slowed up by it being busiest time of year for builders.

                 

                    B. and C.:  Prepare newsletter by second week in November for a “reasonable period before

                     Election” to get in mail to paid members.  [Simone call John Lehnert re: formatting newsletter,

                     Including advertising.

                     D. Next meeting October 23, 2016

        VII.      Meeting Adjourned:  4:25





Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Two Category 3 Hurricanes Approaching Fast

Catchment water for the year, if your roof doesn't blow off...

Here we go again.

Two Category 3 (120+ MPH) hurricanes heading for Puna.  Chances are high winds will be 60 MPH or more when it hits land.  Madeline has now been downgraded to a tropical storm.  Flash flood watch still in effect. Keep an eye out for Lester towards the weekend.  Well that was fun.  Hope you enjoyed the rain and muggy weather!

Storm information:
Hawaii Weather Overview
Hurricane Madeline Update for East Hawaii
Madeline Charts

The Community Center may be open Wednesday and Thursday 9-2, but only if weather permits.  It is not a hurricane shelter, and has no beds or supplies, but you can use the phone, get online, get information and assistance, or try to get a ride to a shelter from there.

If you live in a structure that is not hurricane ready, consider going to one of the following shelters:

PET FRIENDLY (Must bring a crate large enough for your pet; food, meds, and bedding for you and your pet)

· Waiakea High
· Kalanianaole Elementary
· Keaau high
· Pahoa High
· Honokaa High & Intermediate
· Kealakehe High
· Konawaena High
· Kau High


UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE PETS

· Hilo High
· Laupahoehoe Community Charter School
· Mountain View Elementary
· Waikoloa
· Kohala High & Elementary



Monday, August 29, 2016

August 28th 2016 Meeting Minutes



                    HACA Council Meeting, August 28th, 2016

I.                   Call to order, 3:07
A.    Roll Call [not enough for Membership Meeting:  Simone Lindhardt, Diane Winslow, Alex Shade, Patrice Macdonald, Shawn Beltz, Dorothy Sanger, Glenda Boehner, Angelina [last name?]

II.                Minutes from July 24, 2016 were not available.  [See attached]

III.             Secretary’s Report: [July minutes are complete….computer error sending]

IV.             Treasurer’s Report [No report…..Office Manager on vacation and Treasurer assistant, Glenda
Without access]
V.                Committee Reports:
A.    S.U.P. [Inspector Kuning coming Monday.  Shawn proposed and Patrice second, pay contractor up to $1000 to complete “Lanai”.  All approved.]
B.     Maintenance – painting roof and gutters. [Need another power wash and paint after hurricane.]
C.     Land Use and Transportation report; Patrice: Resolved in courts 16 years ago. ALOHA owners group demanding conclusion.
VI.             New and Unfinished Business
A.    Concrete slab for H.A. stone entrance sign. Shawn motion and Patrice second to pay matching funds to $1300 for both rock signs restoration with anonymous volunteer paying for one and we commit to maintaining sites.  [All in favor]
B.     Board Bond renewal?  [Continuing discussion after more research]
C.     Tree Clearing Responsibility?  [Research law….homeowner?...Helco?...HACA?]
D.    Next meeting September 25, 2016.

                    VII.     Meeting Adjourned by Simone at 4:18.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Farmer's Market Informational Meeting

Aloha fellow residents of Hawaiian Acres!

There will be an informational meeting on the Hawaiian Acres Farmer’s Market at the Community Center on August 6th at 1:30 p.m. We will be taking applications from members of the community who are interested in participating in the market once the SUP permit process if completed.

We will be also looking for volunteers to help run the market. Volunteer positions range from parking, security to market management. So, even if you are not interested in vending but, would like to help out in some other capacity, please stop by.

Monday, August 1, 2016

August 28th 2016 Meeting Agenda

HACA Council Meeting, August 28th, 2016
HACA Council Meeting Agenda


I.           Call to order, 3:00

              A. Roll call count for Council Meeting                 
                          
   II.        Minutes from July 24, 2016

   III.       Secretary’s Report

   IV.      Treasurer’s Report

    V.       Committee Reports

                 A. S.U.P

                 B. Maintenance – painting roof & gutters

                 C. Land Use and Transportation

    
     VI.       New and Unfinished Business

                A. Concrete slab for HA stone entrance
           
                B. Board Bond renewal?

                C. Tree clearing – who’s responsible?
           
                D. Next meeting September 25, 2016

                             
      VII.     Meeting Adjourned

Monday, July 25, 2016

July 2016 Meeting Minutes

                 HACA Council Meeting for July 24, 2016 after HARC Meeting

I.                   Call to Order 3:22 by Simone, Pres.
A.    Present: Alex Shade, Diane Winslow, Shawn Beltz, John DeMellow, Doug Schabell, Patrice Mcdonald, Simone Lindhardt, Dorothy Sanger; Guests, Susanne Paleka, Danny Paleka, Boris Martinez .
B.     Discussion: 
1.      Shawn: How can we help victims of complainer attack? Dorothy…and stop “serial attackers.  Dorothy: County says they are “obligated to follow complaints”. Patrice: I will investigate whether this is issue for the 4009 or the Board.  Demellow: Grandfather older buildings? Paleka: “Code could be enforced on new construction since 2012”. Patrice: Yes on real estate lawyer for answer and strategy for earlier permitted structures”
2.      Patrice: Code copied a Florida standard for hurricanes/earthquakes. Paleka: Local builders, officials also having problems with this. Shawn: “An 8 x 8 Safe Room??”
3.      DeMellow; County or H.A. own Rd 8? Paleka: Bureau of Conveyances says easement for this section. Patrice: no binder of corporate papers at Planning Dept.  Dorothy: Our building was permitted but county documentation of our work is missing from latest report.
4.      Shawn: A code compliant septic system raises building costs by $15,000 over cesspool system. Paleka believes at our two miles above ocean this is not required.  Shawn will check.

II.                Minutes for June need to read; “Quickbooks to be modified only by Office Manager or Executive
Committee.”

III.             Treasurer’s Report
A.    Expenses went $43 over profit. We have savings of !2,000 not touched by expenses.
B.     S.U.P. expenses have been more than $3,500.
C.     Doug S. asks about doing an electronic newsletter to all properties.
D.    Ashley has updated data base and we will move toward electronic contact.
IV.             Committee Reports
A.    Shawn: “Punch List” almost completed. Shawn made motion to purchase digital lock for front single door.  Patrice second…all approve.  Group supported finishing short list before any proposed remodels. [Get the paper]
B.     Simone: Rock signs and concrete slabs of poured concrete with rock faces, about $1400 each.
1.      Tear down with a chain was witnessed.
2.      Fund raising at Farmers’ Market or ask county [or?] for donation?
3.      Diane: Jack Russell Brauher knows generous contributor for sign restoration….will check.
C.     Birch will be doing waterproof paint on roof ASAP. [consider downspout improvements later]
D.    Continue discussion regarding Janitor.
E.     DeMellow: Restrict Angelina’s office activities.  Rent with Ashley only. Vote: Shawn and Patrice abstain and….discuss liability and waivers next meeting.

V.                New and Unfinished Business.
A.    Simone moved to accept resignation of Jennifer Meyers from the Board. Patrice second and all approved.  [Many thanks to Jennifer for her help!]
B.     Doug on Farmers’ Market :Begin to plan and advertise now to activate as soon as SUP. Simone: Create check list for vendors: Basic vendor rules for General Excise Tax and Food Safety issues.
C.     Dorothy: An Area 1 and Area 2 for larger market later. Twenty vendors that pay membership but no fee.
D.    Announce membership meeting on August 28, 2016 at 3:00.

VI. Meeting called to end by Simone at 4:53 with DeMellow second.  Everybody agreed!
                                   

July 2016 Meeting Agenda

HACA Council Meeting, July 24th, 2016
HACA Council Meeting Agenda


I.           Call to order, 3:00

              A. Roll call count for Council Meeting                 
                          
   II.        Minutes from June 26, 2016

   III.       Secretary’s Report

   IV.      Treasurer’s Report

    V.       Committee Reports

                 A. S.U.P

                 B. Maintenance – painting roof

                 C. Land Use and Transportation

                            

     VI.       New and Unfinished Business

                A. Concrete slab for HA stone entrance
           
                B. Mailing reminder cards
           
                C. Next meeting August 28, 2016

                             
      VII.     Meeting Adjourned

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tropical Storm Darby

Tropical Storm Darby is upon us, and we are told the worst is yet to come. The Hawaiian Acres Community Center is open early this morning, but we encourage everyone to take shelter in a sturdy home or at one of the emergency shelters listed below, as we may need to close early.


PET FRIENDLY (Must bring a crate large enough for your pet)

· Waiakea High
· Kalanianaole Elementary
· Keaau high
· Pahoa High
· Honokaa High & Intermediate
· Kealakehe High
· Konawaena High
· Kau High


UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE PETS

· Hilo High
· Laupahoehoe Community Charter School
· Mountain View Elementary
· Waikoloa
· Kohala High & Elementary


Storm information:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=19.5936489198628&lon=-155.05727196962508#.V5O7PvmANBc

Sunday, June 26, 2016

HACA Council Meeting for June 26, 2016




Call to order 3:16 by V.P., Shawn who announced trial of

New meeting format.


Roll Call: Shawn Beltz, John DeMello, Glenda Boehner, Alex Shade

Dorothy Sanger, Mark McClintick, Patrice Macdonald, Diane Winslow,

Simone Lindhardt.

II. Minutes for April approved as corrected with Mark M. and Patrice M.

Abstaining. Minutes for May approved with Mark M. abstaining.

III. No Secretary’s Report.

IV. Treasurer’s Report by Supporting Treasurer, Glenda:

A. Quickbooks to be modified only by Office Manager but viewable by Executive Committee.

B. Transfer fees must be deposited promptly upon receipt.

C. 238 members.

D. Move to table further discussion by Shawn with Simone second.

V. Committee Reports


Dorothy thanked people for inspection completions.


We are current on liability insurance payments, Shawn stated.


S.U.P.: Tasks so far completed...Dorothy


Janitorial needing more discussion.

VI.New and Unfinished Business.


Rock signs: Simone research--$950 per slab [Shawn--fundraiser?]


Reminder Mailing: Jennifer took on project.


Announce next meeting is on July 24.


Maintenance--Patrice continues to research gate and motion sensor.

VII. End meeting by Shawn with Simone second at 4:15.





June 26th Council Meeting Agenda

HACA Council Meeting, June 26th, 2016

HACA Council Meeting Agenda


I.           Call to order, 3:00

              A. Roll call count for Council Meeting                 
                          
   II.        Minutes from May 22, 2016

   III.       Secretary’s Report

   IV.      Treasurer’s Report

    V.       Committee Reports

                 A. Insurance

                 B. S.U.P.

                 C. Janitorial: Angelina

                 D. Maintenance – painting roof

                 E. Water purification

     VI.       New and Unfinished Business

                A. Concrete slab for HA stone entrance
           
                B. Mailing reminder cards
           
                C. Next meeting July 24, 2016
                           
      VII.     Meeting Adjourned





Sunday, May 22, 2016

May 22 Council Meeting Minutes

HACA Council Meeting Minutes
May 22, 2016


   Call to Order at 3:22;  Twelve people present and not a membership quorum.
                List: Patrice Macdonald; John DeMellow; Laurie Birch; Alex Shade, Jennifer
                Meyer, Simone Lindhardt, Shawn Beltz, Dorothy Sanger; Susanne Paleka; Danny
                Paleka; Malcolm Chun; Diane Winslow.
 
                Simone welcome guests;   Danny and Susanne Paleka, Malcolm Chun.
                Discussion;  Group asked Danny to send County meeting agenda to our Office
                Manager.  Susanne asked about our rock H.A. signs. [Simone committed to
                Initiate the new bases and connecting with people doing set up]

  II.           Minutes not yet approved for April 24 meeting and no special report from Secretary.

  III.          Treasurer’s Report:   8 new members for 208 total; 47 more transfers.
                 Laurie says “Heads above water”.  [also, volunteer roof painting weather permitting]

  IV.          Committee Reports:
                 Special Use Permit; Shawn ordered handicap signs and will paint lines. [Normal
                 Formula is one handicapped parking for every 25 spaces--we are being asked
                 For providing one for about every 10, including future farmer's market overflow]

                Center Maintenance: Patrice and Shawn will work on Surveillance cameras
                And motion lights.

    V.         New and Unfinished Business:
                A. Parking Conflict: Nose in vs parallel parking claimed to be an issue since
                 county contractor moved C avenue over 20' back when culvert was installed.
                [Several members looking into recovering the 20 feet of road from county and
                Painting new stripe to accommodate passage by our center with a return to logical
                Head-in parking] In the meantime we will continue to require parallel parking.
                B. Angelina [earlier] requested to rent center for two mornings while being open
                To community to accommodate local play group and parents from preschool
                 Closed for summer.  Approved for Mon. and Wed.. mornings at 8:30 for the members
                Fee of $1 each day]

       VI.    Simone: Next meeting June 26.   [Annual Meeting on July 31]
                Meeting Adjourn at 4:20.


May 22nd 2016 Meeting Agenda




HACA Membership Meeting, May 22, 2016, at 3:00 [After HARC]


  1.    Call to Order
                A.     Roll Call and Quorum.
  II.           Minutes from April 24, 2016.


  III.          Secretary’s Report.


   IV.         Treasurer’s Report.


   V.           Committee Reports:
                  A. Special Use Permit Report; Shawn, Dorothy, Simone re: Handicap
                  Parking; Shawn re: Building Inspector results.
                  B. Janitorial Report.
                  C. Maintenance: Patrice
  
    VI.        New and Unfinished Business:
                 A. Report on Concrete Slab
                 B. Road issues.

    VII.        Meeting Adjourned.