THE SENATE

S.C.R. NO.

15

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION

 

 

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT NAPILI 2 AND 3, LAHAINA, MAUI, for THE EXISTING WALKWAY, and for use, repair, and maintenance of the existing improvements constructed thereon.

 

 


     WHEREAS, the Board of Land and Natural Resources approved the issuance of a 65-year term, non-exclusive easement to Napili Kai, Ltd. under Grant of Non-Exclusive Easement No. S-5998 (GL5998) dated October 25, 2010 for the existing walkway stairs, shower station, concrete pier block remnants, and landscaping purposes on state lands fronting the property identified as Tax Map Keys: (2) 4-3-002:026, 027, & 028, Napili 2 and 3, Lahaina, Maui; and

 

     WHEREAS, at the time GL5998 was issued, the state lands affected by the non-exclusive easement had not been identified as state submerged lands; and

 

     WHEREAS, around September 2016, Napili Kai, Ltd. submitted an application for a shoreline certification in relation to the consolidation/re-subdivision of its lots; and

 

     WHEREAS, a site inspection conducted on November 2, 2016 by the Department of Accounting and General Services' Survey Division and staff of the Department of Land and Natural Resources revealed that a portion of the existing walkway was on state submerged lands outside of the encroachment area covered by GL5998, with the walkway encroachment then estimated to total approximately 140 square feet, more or less; and

 

     WHEREAS, Napili Kai, Ltd. stated that the existing walkway had not been altered since its construction, and the reason for the discrepancy in the non-exclusive easement description under GL5998 was unclear; and

 

     WHEREAS, it therefore became necessary to increase the encroachment area under the non-exclusive easement by 140 square feet, more or less; and

 

     WHEREAS, at its meeting of May 26, 2017 under agenda item D-3, the Board of Land and Natural Resources approved staff's recommendation to amend GL5998 by increasing the non-exclusive easement encroachment area by 140 square feet, more or less, subject to confirmation by the Department of Accounting and General Services' Survey Division, and additionally required Napili Kai, Ltd. to pay for a new appraisal to determine the fair market value of the additional encroachment area, and to pay the value so determined; and

 

     WHEREAS, the Department of Land and Natural Resources' Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands had no objections to the proposed amendment of GL5998 to increase the non-exclusive easement encroachment area; and

 

     WHEREAS, the Department of Accounting and General Services' Survey Division confirmed the total encroachment area to be 142 square feet and an appraisal determined the fair market value of an non-exclusive easement for the additional encroachment area to be $4,200, which Napili Kai, Ltd. paid in full to the Department of Land and Natural Resources in February 2019; and

 

     WHEREAS, amending GL5998 to include the additional encroachment area was subsequently determined to be problematic because GL5998 was not issued as a submerged lands easement; and

 

     WHEREAS, section 171-53, Hawaii Revised Statutes, requires the prior approval of the Governor and prior authorization of the Legislature by concurrent resolution to lease state submerged lands; and

 

     WHEREAS, at its meeting of June 28, 2019, under agenda item D-7, the Board of Land and Natural Resources rescinded its prior action of May 26, 2017, item D-3, and instead approved the issuance of a separate term, non-exclusive easement to run with the land and inure to the benefit of the abutting real property and to be coterminous with GL5998, to which the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands had no objection; now, therefore,

 

     BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Thirty-first Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2021, the House of Representatives concurring, that the Board of Land and Natural Resources is hereby authorized to issue a term, non‑exclusive easement covering a portion of state submerged lands fronting the property identified as Tax Map Keys: (2) 4‑3‑002:026, 027, & 028, Napili 2 and 3, Lahaina, Maui, for portions of the existing walkway, and for use, repair, and maintenance of the existing improvements constructed thereon pursuant to section 171-53, Hawaii Revised Statutes; and

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this concurrent resolution be transmitted to the Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources.

 

 

 

 

OFFERED BY:

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BY REQUEST

Report Title:

BLNR; Tax Map Keys: (2) 4‑3‑002:026, 027, & 028