Office on Aging phone, email to be down
The Maui County Office on Aging will be inaccessible by phone or email from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday due to phone and computer system upgrades, the county Department of Housing and Human Concerns has announced.
The office in the J. Walter Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St., Room 20, will remain open.
Anyone needing to urgently reach the Office on Aging by phone during the shutdown period may call 463-7787 or 280-7195.
The office will resume normal business at 7:45 a.m. Thursday.
For more information, contact the Department of Housing and Human Concerns at 270-7805.
Oral reprimands for 2?officers with MPD
Two Maui Police Department officers received oral reprimands for being involved in motor vehicle accidents as part of internal investigations concluded in September, police reported.
Both accidents occurred in May. One officer collided into a wall while parking. In another accident, an officer lost control of a vehicle while responding in emergency mode.
Complaints were not sustained against three employees who allegedly failed to properly perform dispatching duties in April.
No action was taken on a complaint that an employee failed to perform assigned duties and was not cooperative in March, after the employee resigned in July.
The names of the officers were not made public.
People who wish to comment on the Maui Police Department or the actions of its employees may contact the employee's commander or write to Chief Gary Yabuta in care of the Maui Police Department, 55 Mahalani St., Wailuku 96793.
Wastewater overflows on S. Maui streets
Nearly 22,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed onto South Maui streets Friday morning due to a mechanical failure at a pump station at Kalama Park, the county Department of Environmental Management said.
The overflow of 21,875 gallons occurred at three locations - the corner of South Kihei and Welakahao roads, the corner of South Kihei Road and Keala Place, and the southern end of Halama Street, the department news release said.
The sewage entered the storm drain system at Welakahao Road and Keala Place, and the drainage ditch in Kalama Park by the whale statue, where signs were posted.
The overflow started at about 10:57 a.m. and was stopped at 11:11 a.m., the news release said.
A bacteriological analysis is being conducted, but the department is confident the overflow did not reach the ocean, the news release said.
No beaches were closed.
The repairs were corrected at Kihei pump station No. 6 and the spill sites were cleaned and disinfected. The state Department of Health has been notified.