Renovations to the Hilo Municipal Golf Course will be the subject of a public meeting later this month.
The county Department of Parks and Recreation said the meeting is being held to explain the project’s scope and gather public input.
It is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at the Hawaii County Council chambers on Aupuni Street.
Aging buildings at the Hilo Muni suffer from termite damage and other problems. The back side of the restaurant is shown.
The proposed project includes replacement of the pro shop, restaurant and two on-course bathrooms, and reconstruction of four greens. It will also involve various maintenance and repair work, including replacement of water lines.
Jason Armstrong, spokesman for the Department of Parks and Recreation, said the work will also bring the golf course and adjacent driving range into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
He said work on the design phase, which is expected to cost $1.5 million, has already begun.
WAILUKU >> A golfer is suing Maui County for a bird attack.
Ray Sakamura claims in his lawsuit that he was attacked by a large bird at the Waiehu Municipal Golf Course. He claims he was golfing when a duck or goose charged him and bit his pant leg. He says he fell as the bird continued to attack and bit his hand. He says he suffered a back fracture.
The Maui News reported today that the lawsuit alleges the county allowed the bird to live on the property after it attacked other golfers and didn’t provide any warnings to the public.
Deputy Corporation Counsel Moana Lutey says the claim is meritless and there have no reports of anyone else injured by a bird on the golf course
Lawsuit claims bird attack on Maui golf course – Hawaii News – Honolulu Star-Advertiser
To: Golf Course & Landscape Industries
From: Norman M. Nagata, Extension Agent
A test was conducted at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course to evaluate the efficacy of several herbicide combinations with Roundup, Revolver, MSMA, and Sencor to control herbicide resistant goosegrass using 2 spray applications at 2 weeks apart. You are invited to a field day to observe the results of this test.
Herbicide Field Day on Goosegrass Control
Date: April 7, 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Place: Meet at Waiehu Golf Course “Service Entrance” (6th tee) next to Waiehu Beach Park & Baseball Field located at the end of “Lower Waiehu Beach Road” (MAP) at 11:15 am am. We will then car-pool to the test site at the 17th tee.