County/In Brief

Piilani Highway repair bids taken

Maui County is seeking bids from contractors to repair landslide damage to portions of Piilani Highway at Nuanualoa Gulch.

The project’s scope includes clearing and grubbing, excavating, building a concrete retaining wall with rock finish and other work.

Bids will be opened on Oct. 19.


Business state grants topic Oct. 20

A seminar on state grant funding available to small businesses and manufacturing companies will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Cohana Suite of the Maui Research Technology Center in Kihei.

Hosted by the High Technology Development Corp., the seminars will provide business owners with information on grants to help them with product development or expansion. Grant programs can provide matching funds up to 50 percent or a maximum of $500,000 for the Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Program, and up to 20 percent or a maximum of $100,000 for the Manufacturing Assistance Program.

The event is free. Participants must register at For more information, visit


Free child car seat inspection set

Free child car seat and booster seat inspections will be done from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Maui Marketplace near Pier 1 on Dairy Road in Kahului.

Those interested in having child car seats checked to see whether they’re properly installed should show up with the child, car or booster seat and car, as well as instruction manuals for the car seat and vehicle. An inspection takes a minimum of 30 minutes for each seat.

The inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to instruct parents and caregivers on correct selection, installation and use of car seats.

Under state law, child car seats are required for children under age 4. Children from ages 4 to 7 are required to be restrained in either car seats or booster seats while riding in vehicles.

Information about upcoming child car seat inspections is available on Facebook by looking up Maui County Child Passenger Safety atwww.face gersafety.