March 1 deadline for property proposals
The deadline to submit a proposal for use of the 23-acre Old Maui High School property in Hamakuapoko is March 1, 2015.
The Mayor's Office of Economic Development reported that it was giving applicants "plenty of time" to submit proposals, according to an announcement of the county's plan to offer to lease the property to an entity for $1 a year for 20 or more years.
Proposed uses will need to fit what is allowed under an executive order that put the property under Maui County jurisdiction. The executive order stipulates that approved uses of the campus include education, agriculture and social services.
The county has been paying the Friends of Old Maui High School $80,000 a year to maintain the campus and do repairs.
The property has no potable water or wastewater service.
For more information on the county's request for proposals, call the Mayor's Office of Economic Development at 270-7710 or go to www.co.maui.hi.us/bids.aspx.
Cultural events slated for Haleakala park
Haleakala National Park will host cultural demonstrations today at both its Kipahulu and summit crater districts, according to an announcement.
Gordean Kakalia will demonstrate sennit weaving at the Headquarters Visitors Center from 10 a.m. to noon, while Pi'ilani Lua will teach Native Hawaiian games and perform music in Kipahulu from 1 to 3 p.m.
The activities are part of Hana No'eau, the park's cultural demonstration series featuring island residents. Hana No'eau refers to demonstrating and honoring the traditions of the Hawaiian people.
The nonprofit Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association is funding the series of cultural demonstrations.
Worker shortage results in missed trash
Haiku residents who had their trash routes missed Friday - because of a shortage in workers - can expect their garbage to be picked up today, the county Solid Waste Division announced.
The affected residents include those living on Haiku, North Holokai, Kauhikoa, Kaupakalua, East and West Kuiaha, Peahi and Ulumalu roads, the division said. Residents on nearby streets also did not have their trash collected.
Parade participants being sought for fair
Maui Fair parade participants are still being sought for the event that begins at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2, kicking off the festivities for the annual fair at the War Memorial Complex.
Applications are available online at www.mauifair.com and can be dropped off at the fair office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the trailer at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot. Call 242-2721 in advance to make sure someone is in the office.
Applications are due by 2 p.m. Sept. 12.
A mandatory parade meeting will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Alexa Higashi meeting room.
The parade runs from the University of Hawaii Maui College campus to the War Memorial Stadium on Kanaloa Avenue. For more, information contact Parade Chairperson Jaime Cardoza at 357-5903.
Applications to become a vendor in the products and services tent are still available. Corporate sponsors also are being sought. For more information, go to www.mauifair.com.