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Hawaii Water Board of the County of Hawaiʻi Notice of Public Hearing on Considering and Adopting Proposed Amended Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Project Budget for 2023

by Thunda

The Water Board of the County of Hawai’i will hold a public hearing on April 26, 2022, at 9:45 a.m., pursuant to Sections 8-2(c) and 10-4 of the Hawai’i County Charter, for the purpose of considering and adopting the proposed Amended Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Project Budget (CIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.

Pursuant to Act 220, Session Laws of Hawai’i 2021, which amended the Sunshine Law to allow meetings to be remotely conducted online, effective January 1, 2022, Department of Water Supply, Water Board, meetings will be held online, and the location listed below is open to the public to attend in person and provide testimony.

The Water Board Public Hearing can be viewed live online at https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDWS or at the location listed below:

DATE: April 26, 2022

TIME: 9:45 a.m.

LOCATION: Puna Conference Room, Hawai’i County Building 25 Aupuni Street, Suite 1501 Hilo, Hawai’i

INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE TECHNOLOGY (ICT): Water Board Members and Department of Water Supply staff will participate in this meeting via the Zoom interactive video conference platform. If lost communication exceeds 30 minutes, the public hearing will be adjourned and rescheduled. Members of the public may also provide remote oral testimony by registering with the Department of Water Supply to participate via Zoom (email dws@hawaiidws.org) or by telephone (808) 961-7227.

Anyone wishing to provide written testimony may also do so by email to dws@hawaiidws.org, facsimile to (808) 961-8657, or by mail to the Department of Water Supply at 345 Kekuanao’a Street, Hilo, HI 96720. Written testimony should be submitted no later than 12 noon, Monday, April 25, 2022, to be acknowledged at the public hearing. All written testimony, regardless of time of receipt, will be part of the permanent record.

The summary of the proposed Amended Operating Budget is as follows:


Receipts:

Water Service $20,851,450

Power Charges $23,000,000

Standby Charges $16,304,603

Energy C.I.P. Charges $470,000

Interest Income $42,800

Miscellaneous Income $800,000

Rental Income $243,000

TOTAL RECEIPTS $61,711,853


Expenditures:

Purchased Power $23,000,000

Personnel Services $21,609,043

Materials, Supplies, & Services $9,348,181

Debt Service $6,754,629

C.I.P. Reserve $1,000,000

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $61,711,853


The summary of the proposed 5-year Capital Improvement Projects Budget is as follows:

Fiscal Year:

2023 $39,350,000

2024 $26,350,000

2025 $61,200,000

2026 $22,000,000

2027 $27,500,000

TOTAL 5-YEAR C.I.P. BUDGET $176,400,000


If accommodation or auxiliary aid and/or services (i.e., sign language, interpreter, large print) to participate in the hearing is required, please call (808) 961-8050. Dated at Hilo, Hawai’i, this 5th day of April, 2022.

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