NOTICE OF PUBLICATION AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Council of the County of Kaua’i will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 8:30 a.m., or soon thereafter, at the Council Chambers, 4396 Rice Street, Room 201, Historic County Building, Lihu’e, on the following:
Bill No. 2845
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5A, SECTION 5A-11.26, AND SECTION 5A-9.1(a), KAUA’I COUNTY CODE 1987, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TAX (Tree Farm Development Exemption)
This Bill proposes to amend Section 5A-11.26, Kaua’i County Code 1987, as amended (KCC), by repealing the Tree Farm Development Exemption. This program has resulted in tree farm operators receiving a more substantial tax relief measure than agricultural farmers who have been granted an Agricultural Dedication under KCC Section 5A-9.1. Additionally, having both a Tree Farm Exemption program and an Agricultural Dedication program requires further resources to administrate and may be confusing for applicants. The Bill also proposes to amend KCC Section 5A-9.1(a) by deleting a paragraph referencing Section 5A-11.26.
Bill No. 2846
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5A, KAUA’I COUNTY CODE 1987, AS AMENDED, BY REPEALING ARTICLE 10, RELATING TO VALUATION OF WASTELAND
This Bill proposes to amend Chapter 5A, by repealing Article 10, relating to valuation of wasteland. The purpose of this Bill is to repeal the valuation of wasteland as the last known “wasteland” designation was granted in 1991 and no such designation exists today.
Bill No. 2847
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 5A, KAUA’I COUNTY CODE 1987, AS AMENDED, BY REPEALING SECTION 5A-11.25, RELATING TO ORCHARD DEVELOPMENT EXEMPTION
This Bill proposes to amend Chapter 5A, by repealing Section 5A-11.25, relating to the orchard development exemption. The purpose of this Bill is to repeal the orchard development exemption as there are no active orchard development exemptions and this exemption has not been utilized in many years.
All interested persons who wish to present their comments may do so at the public hearing. Written testimony prior to the hearing would be appreciated. Written testimony can be submitted to the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division by mail, facsimile, or via E-mail to email@example.com. Copies of these Bills are available at the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division.
(The Council Committee or Council may amend these Bills at their subsequent meetings. Meeting notices are posted at least six (6) days in advance at the County Clerk’s Office and the public may also testify at any of these meetings.)
CERTIFICATE OF THE COUNTY CLERK
I hereby certify that the foregoing Bill No. 2845, Bill No. 2846 and Bill No. 2847 were passed on first reading and ordered to print by the Council of the County of Kaua’i at its meeting held on February 23, 2022, by the following vote:
AYES: Chock, Cowden, DeCosta, Evslin, Kuali’i, Kaneshiro TOTAL – 6,
NOES: None TOTAL – 0,
EXCUSED & NOT VOTING: Carvalho TOTAL – 1,
RECUSED & NOT VOTING: None TOTAL – 0.
Lihu’e, Hawai’i /s/ Jade K. Fountain-Tanigawa
February 23, 2022 County Clerk, County of Kaua’i
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