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, November 15, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, at the Council Chambers, 4396 Rice Street, Room 201, Historic County Building, Lihu’e, on the following:
Bill No. 2670
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A GENERAL EXCISE AND USE TAX SURCHARGE FOR THE COUNTY OF KAUA’I
This Bill proposes to establish a new Article 3, Chapter 5, Kaua’i County Code 1987, as amended, relating to a General Excise and Use Tax Surcharge for the County of Kaua’i, pursuant to Act 001, Session Laws of Hawai’i, Special Session of 2017.
This Bill establishes a one-half percent (0.5%) general excise and use tax surcharge to be levied beginning January 1, 2019, for the following purposes:
1. Operating or capital costs of public transportation within the County of Kaua’i for public transportation systems as allowed by law.
2. Expenses in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as allowed by law.
"Capital costs" is defined as nonrecurring costs required to construct a transit facility or system, including debt service, costs of land acquisition and development, acquiring of rights-of-way, planning, design, and construction, and including equipping and furnishing the facility or system.
The Director of Finance is authorized to establish and create a "G.E. Tax Fund" for deposit of moneys derived from this surcharge. Any balance remaining in the G.E. Tax Fund shall not lapse, and shall accumulate from year to year.
No surcharge on state taxes may be levied under this Ordinance after December 31, 2030.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the Bill are available at the Office of the County Clerk, Council Services Division.
(The Council Committee or Council may amend this Bill at its 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. 2670 was passed on first reading and ordered to print by the Council of the County of Kaua’i at its meeting held on October 18, 2017, by the following vote:
AYES: Chock, Kaneshiro, Kawakami, Yukimura, Rapozo TOTAL – 5,
NOES: Kagawa TOTAL – 1,
EXCUSED & NOT VOTING: Brun TOTAL – 1.
RECUSED & NOT VOTING: None TOTAL – 0.
Lihu’e, Hawai’i /s/ Jade K. Fountain-Tanigawa
October 19, 2017 County Clerk, County of Kaua’i
NOTE: SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER AND INTERPRETERS FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING PERSONS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE, TO THE COUNTY CLERK, 4396 RICE STREET, SUITE 209, LIHU’E, KAUA’I, HAWAI’I, 96766. TELEPHONE NO. (808) 241-4188. FACSIMILE NO. (808) 241-6349.