PRESIDENTS CORNER

Aloha, my name is Kari Hoffman and I am the newly elected President of HPPOA. I plan to recap the events of the Board Meetings to keep members informed on items addressed. The Board met on July 20th and received updates from the Treasurer, VP and Committees. The reflective number and letter signs have been received and have been installed on Maku’u and Paradise so far and Kaloli will be started this week followed by Shower. I hope you are all as pleased as we are to be able to read the street number at night easily from a distance. We are still working with the USPS to secure mailboxes for each lot in HPP. The Postmaster in Keaau has submitted into his annual budget to secure the 8800 boxes in addition to a new Keaau site for added sorting capability. Once this is approved, we will move for to determine which of our HPP parcels will be used for the boxes. We have discussed 1 to 2 locations off of Kaloli and Makuu as our targets. Don’t loose faith yet, we still are moving forward on our mailboxes. The Board has entered into a contract with Renegade Towers LLC to add another cell tower on the HPP parcel at 14th and Kaloli. Renegade is now starting the permitting phase of the project. We do not expect construction to begin for at least a year. This tower could have up to 4 carriers on it and will provide a revenue stream for our non-road areas such as the Activity Center. The Board interviewed 8 strong Candidates for the District 3 Director position and selected Patty Egan to fill that role. Patty is a retired Postmaster with lots of HR experience. We welcome Patty to the Board. The Board voted to re-form the Human Resources Committee to help review the employee handbook, investigate HR complaints and disputes and act as a neutral party when needed. We asked the GM to secure bids for a Structural Engineer to assess the Activity Center. The structure is over 40 years old, the beams are showing some wear and we want to make sure it is safe to have people continue to use it. Please remember to show the office staff Aloha when you call or stop in, they are there to service your needs, not to be yelled at. Reminder – Neighborhood Watch is 1st Saturday 9am -Swap Meet is 2nd Saturday 9am -Albizia education is the 3rd Saturday 9am Next Board meeting will be held Wednesday, August 17th at 6pm Next Members meeting is Sunday, October 30th at 3pm If you have any questions, email your District Director at District#@HPPOA.net. Mahalo and I look forward to a great year!