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Tavares center in Pukalani to close Oct. 1 for a year

The Maui News

The 27-year-old Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani will be closed for repairs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2020, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing Pukalani Office at the center will be closed beginning Sept. 25 for the duration of the project. Office supplies and equipment will be relocated to the Kahului Service Center.

Staff also will be reassigned to the Kahului Service Center. For more information, contact the Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing Call Center at 270-7363.

Access to the Upcountry Pool next to the center will not be affected by the project.

With the popular community center closed, the public can call the parks permit office at 270-7389 for availability of other community centers.

The Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center Improvements project involves the replacement of deteriorated wood members, structural repairs, asphalt roofing and gutter replacement, and removal of lead paint and repainting of the interior and exterior.

The project also calls for the removal and replacement of the vinyl composition tile flooring, fire alarm system work, waterproofing of the second story lanai and other related improvements.

The current county budget includes $1 million for the project.

Construction of the community center was completed in 1992.

The department asks the public to stay outside of construction area barriers for safety.

For more information, contact Kris Baptist, parks Capital Improvements Project coordinator, by email at Kristofer .baptist@co.maui.hi.us or by phone at 270-6158.