STAND. COM. REP. NO.3395
RE: S.C.R. No. 68
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Water, Land, Energy and Environment and Economic Development and Technology, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 68 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DESIGNATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL PARK,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize the Board of Land and Natural Resources to designate approximately one hundred fifty acres of public lands in South Hilo as an industrial park.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).
Your Committees understand that the subject area is located in the South Hilo industrial area south of the old Hilo Airport. The portions of the subject area that are adjacent or otherwise accessible to a public roadway are currently being used for various industrial purposes, including the JAS Glover quarry and concrete manufacturing operations, a Meadow Gold processing plant, a county baseyard, and a warehouse facility. State-owned lands to the north and east of the quarry site are vacant and available for expanded industrial uses, and development will require roadway improvements and utility infrastructure.
Your Committees have heard that DLNR envisions initially constructing the beginning portion of a main roadway that would run from Leilani Avenue along the southern portion of the Mana Quarry site. This alignment will allow the vacant areas surrounding the quarry site to be developed incrementally together with the necessary roadway improvements and utilities. The roadway and all other infrastructure would be constructed to county standards and dedicated to the County of Hawaii.
Your Committees find that designation of the subject area as an industrial park will assist DLNR in master planning the area as an industrial park and in constructing the needed infrastructure and access to serve the industrial park and other surrounding areas. Once the area is designated as an industrial park, DLNR may negotiate long-term leases with current tenants of the area, including JAS Glover, Ltd., which occupies approximately forty-five acres within the subject area under a month-to-month revocable permit and is agreeable to contributing towards the construction of portions of a main access roadway as a condition to the issuance of a long-term lease.
Your Committees have amended this measure to add the specified Tax Map Keys to the first BE IT RESOLVED clause.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Water, Land, Energy and Environment and Economic Development and Technology that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 68, as amended herein, and recommend its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 68, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Water, Land, Energy and Environment and Economic Development and Technology,
ROD TAM, Chair
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair