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Planning commission OKs zoning time extension bill

The Leeward Planning Commission on Thursday agreed with a bill requiring County Council authorization of time extensions to zoning ordinances, a measure that would replace the current practice of administrative time extensions approved by the Planning Department.

County to upgrade online permitting system

Department of Public Works Building Division and the Planning Department will install a system upgrade to the Electronic Processing and Information Center system from 4:30 pm Friday, Oct. 28, until 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Ige appoints Yost to PUC

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Colin Yost, an attorney and businessman, to the Public Utilities Commission to fill the seat being vacated by Commissioner Jennifer “Jennie” Potter, who announced she will be resigning from her position effective Oct. 31.

Vector control Tuesday at Gilbert Kahele park

Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation said in a statement Thursday that Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area will be closed from 4:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 25, for vector control operations. As a result, public restrooms and amenities at the park will not be available during this timeframe.

Pahoa woman killed in traffic crash

Police say a 49-year-old woman was killed in a one-car collision Wednesday night in the area of Kahakai Boulevard and Welea Street, in Pahoa.

Police seek missing woman

Police are looking for 36-year-old Manaolanalani L. Benford of Mountain View, who was reported missing. She was last seen two weeks ago in the Mountain View area.

New fire code on hold

A bill updating the county fire code was temporarily set aside Wednesday to allow officials time to figure out a way to make an important component of the code compatible with the county’s online EPIC building permit system.

Traffic tweaks in Keaukaha

The Hawaii County Department of Public Works has been working on establishing new routes on Kalaniana‘ole Street to alleviate daytime traffic as roadwork in the area continues.

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