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, October 23, 2019, 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. 2740
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 8, KAUA’I COUNTY CODE 1987, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ADDITIONAL RENTAL UNITS
This Bill proposes to amend Chapter 8, Kaua’i County Code 1987, as amended, by amending Subsection 8-3.a(i), Fee Exemptions, to establish an exemption from the filing and processing fee for Class I Zoning Permits for Additional Rental Units (ARUs) that are certified by the Housing Agency as affordable housing and that conform to provisions of the County’s affordable housing program.
This Bill further amends Article 30, Additional Rental Units, by establishing an ARU Subsidy within the Housing Development Fund for the purpose of subsidizing efforts associated with the Department of Water’s Facilities Reserve Charge (FRC) for ARUs certified by the Housing Agency as affordable housing, and establishing an ARU Subsidy Repayment schedule for failure to meet the three-year affordable rental program commitment. An ARU Subsidy Repayment constitutes a lien upon the real property in which the ARU is situated and is enforceable by legal action, including foreclosure proceedings and reimbursement for all costs of collection including reasonable attorneys’ fees. The Housing Agency shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement this section within twelve months from approval of this Ordinance.
Bill No. 2741
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 11A, KAUA’I COUNTY CODE 1987, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT ON LAND DEVELOPMENT
This Bill proposes to amend Chapter 11A, Kaua’i County Code 1987, as amended, by amending Section 11A-2.1, Exemptions, to establish an exemption from Environmental Impact Assessment Fees for Additional Rental Units (ARUs) that are certified as affordable housing pursuant to Sec. 2-1.16, Kaua’i County Code 1987, as amended.
Bill No. 2740 and Bill No. 2741 are part of a package of six (6) proposals (along with Bill No. 2742, Bill No. 2743, Bill No. 2744, and Bill No. 2745) intended to incentivize the development of Additional Rental Units (ARUs).
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 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. 2740 and Bill No. 2741 were passed on first reading and ordered to print by the Council of the County of Kaua’i at its meeting held on September 25, 2019, by the following vote:
AYES: Brun, Chock, Cowden, Evslin, Kaneshiro TOTAL – 5,
NOES: None TOTAL – 0,
EXCUSED & NOT VOTING: Kagawa, Kuali’i TOTAL – 2,
RECUSED & NOT VOTING: None TOTAL – 0.
Lihu’e, Hawai’i /s/ Jade K. Fountain-Tanigawa
September 25, 2019 County Clerk, County of Kaua’i
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