$44M for water plan proposed

Arakawa budget targets infrastructure projectsBy ILIMA LOOMIS – Staff Writer (iloomis@mauinews.com)WAILUKU – The county would budget nearly $44 million on water infrastructure projects, an increase of more than $20 million from current spending, under Mayor Alan Arakawa’s proposal for 2012. Department of Water Supply Director Dave Taylor told council Budget and Finance Committee members...

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Paradise Ranch owner speaks up

LIHU‘E — A controversial permit to fence off the easiest access to Lepe‘uli, known as Larsen’s Beach, was surrendered last month. But Paradise Ranch may still go ahead and fence off the access to protect the conservation district land next to this secluded North Shore beach. The lateral access to Lepe‘uli runs parallel to...

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Water means money

WAILUKU – The decision on whether Upcountry residents get more county water meters ultimately lies with the county’s fiscal policymakers, acting Department of Water Supply Director Dave Taylor said Wednesday. “Not to kick the can to you guys, but it’s really a fiscal policy question,” Taylor said during his confirmation hearing before the Maui...

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