STAND. COM. REP. NO 553

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                

 

RE:    S.C.R. No. 15

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Water and Land, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 15 entitled:

 

"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT KAHUKU, KOOLAULOA, OAHU, FOR THE USE, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF THE EXISTING DRAINAGE STRUCTURE CONSTRUCTED THEREON,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the Board of Land and Natural Resources to issue a term, non-exclusive easement covering a portion of state submerged lands fronting the property identified as Tax Map Key: (1) 5-6-003: seaward of 010, Kahuku, Koolauloa, Oahu, for the use, maintenance, and repair of the existing drainage structure constructed thereon.

 

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

 

     Your Committee finds that around August 2013, the Department was working with the owner, Makai Ranch, LLC, to resolve the encroachment of an abandoned drainage structure on state submerged lands, fronting the property identified as Tax Map Key: (1) 5-6-003: seaward of 010, Kahuku, Koolauloa, Oahu.  On November 1, 2013, the Department's Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands indicated its support to the issuance of an easement to resolve the encroachment.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 15 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water and Land,

 

 

 

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LAURA H. THIELEN, Chair