Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Send the Money Now Hawaii needs repair swimming pools

Hawaii has its wish-list which if it doesn't knock your socks off the county wants millions to refurbish, upgrade its county swimming pools (all around the island, no less) nothing will!

County owned and taxpayers' funded swimming pools, now that's not a new idea, but in beautiful Hawaii, with all those natural swimming holes everywhere you turn?

Net the Truth Online

County Targets Funds From Economic Stimulus Package

The County of Hawaii has submitted a list of road, sewer, transit and other projects to the federal government for funding under President-elect Barack Obama’s proposed economic stimulus package.

The projects, worth an estimated $487.1 million, would create nearly 3,000 construction jobs in Hawaii County if all are funded.

The list of projects (Below) is a result of close collaboration with Senator Daniel Inouye, Congressman Neil Abercrombie and Congresswomen Mazie Hirono, said Hawaii County Mayor William P. “Billy” Kenoi...

The County’s list of proposed projects to be funded with federal funds includes new fire stations in Makalei ($9 million) and Captain Cook ($18 million), and a police station in Puna ($4.6 million).

Alii Parkway would get $15 million to construct a 4.5 mile long, two-lane highway extending Queen Kaahumanu Highway, just south of Kona Hillcrest subdivision, to Alii Drive near the Keauhou Shopping Center. And $17 million is being requested for the Laaloa Avenue extension in Kona.

Ten million dollars is being requested to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion by widening Mamalahoa Highway at the Kamamalu intersection.

Also on the list is $9 million to replace the Lindsey Road Bridge in Waimea
Also being requested is $15 million for a new Puna gymnasium and ball fields, $2 million for planning an alternate access road in Puna, and $10 million for a new 20-acre park in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.

Also requested is $6 million for Hawaiian Ocean View Estates to get a new community center and hurricane shelter.

Another request is for $7.5 million to repair, renovate and upgrade existing County swimming pools around the island.


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