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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mayor maintains that Charter Commission should review proposed Maui County Charter amendments

Mayor Michael Victorino expressed his disappointment Friday with the Maui County Council’s first-reading passage of three proposed Maui County Charter amendments without sufficient study and review by the Charter Review Commission. The Commissio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Firefighters cut large firebreak to protect Skill Village residents

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Maui Fire Department crews have cut a large firebreak to protect residents in the area of Skill Village in Paia due to the Haliimaile fire.

The approximately 3,000-acre fire remains about a half mile away and does not pose any immediate threat. Fire crews ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Skill Village residents in Paia to prepare for possible evacuation

Residents in the area of Skill Village in Paia are to prepare for possible evacuation due to the Haliimaile fire.

The fire is about 2,500 to 3,000 acres in size and around a half a mile away. Winds are currently blowing away from the area, but Ski...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Kihei DMVL Office closed tomorrow, July 8, for cleaning and maintenance

The County of Maui, Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing announced that the Kihei DMVL Office will be closed tomorrow, July 8, for cleaning and maintenance.

The Kihei Office located at 3030 East Lipoa Street will reopen Thursday, July 9, for services...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, July 8, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, July 8, 2020, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., or ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino remembers late Sen. Breene Harimoto

Maui County flags will be flown at half-mast on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in honor and remembrance of the late Hawaii state Sen. Breene Harimoto. Mayor Michael Victorino and First Lady Joycelyn Victorino also extended their condolences to his family and frie...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Malama Maui Nui’s Go Green Recycling event will continue in July

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that the Mālama Maui Nui Go Green Recycling event will continue in July.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 18 at the Lahaina Cannery Mall parking lot. Go...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Virtual Programming Activity videos available on County of Maui Website

The County of Maui Department of Parks & Recreation announced the posting of recreational activity videos on its Recreation Division web page.

The instructional videos were created by DPR recreation staff. The videos provide an opportunity for families...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Mayor Victorino opposes County Council’s reckless proposed Charter amendments

Mayor Michael Victorino strongly opposed proposed amendments by the County Council’s Governance, Ethics and Transparency Committee, which would inflate the cost of government while Maui’s economy has been battered by the COVID-19 pande...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Parks Dept announces photo and poem contest in recognition of July as National Parks & Rec month

In recognition of National Parks & Recreation month in July, the County of Maui’s Department of Parks & Recreation is conducting a Facility Photo & Haiku Poem Contest. The contest theme is: “Why do I Love Maui County Parks ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

County of Maui COVID-19 Call Center Modified Hours

Mayor Michael Victorino has announced modified hours for the COVID-19 Call Center in the Office of the Mayor.

The call center will operate during normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Summer Youth Program only $10 per week for working families in Maui County

The County of Maui’s summer youth program partnership with Maui Family YMCA still has many openings available for the program that starts July 6, 2020.

Families will pay no more than $40 total for their children to participate in the County subsi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Pool reservations phone line closed July 3rd; All county pools closed July 4th for Independence Day

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced that, in observance of the July 4th holiday, the pool reservations phone line will not take calls on Friday, July 3. All County pools will be closed on July 4 and will reopen July 5.

To book reservations for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Central Maui Landfill greenwaste disposal canceled on Sundays

The last day for the acceptance of residential greenwaste on Sundays at the Central Maui Landfill will be on Sunday, June 28, the Department of Environmental Management announced.

The end of Sunday greenwaste disposal at the landfill begins in July and com...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Maui Planning Commission to review updated West Maui Community Plan

A public hearing has been set for July 28, 2020, for the Maui Planning Commission to review the updated draft West Maui Community Plan. The public hearing will be held at the Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel ʻOhana Room from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. or via the BlueJeans v...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Maui County to hold Zoom meeting to share a nearly completed Hazard Mitigation Plan

The County of Maui will share its draft Hazard Mitigation Plan with the public in a Zoom meeting from noon to 1 p.m. June 30, 2020. To join the meeting visit: https://sparling.zoom.us/j/99856521887.

The Maui Emergency Management Agency has nearly completed...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2020

2019 Water Quality Report available online

The Maui County Department of Water Supply announces the 2020 publication of the Annual Water Quality Report for results of testing compiled from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019. This year marks the 22nd year of providing this information to custome...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Maui Bus to provide free Wifi to East Maui residents starting Wednesday, June 24

The County of Maui, Department of Transportation will be parking a Maui Bus fitted with free public Wifi at Hana Bay, starting Wednesday, June 24.

The bus will be parked at Hana Bay from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

New Vehicular Homicide and Road Safety Unit announced

The Maui County Department of the Prosecuting Attorney announced today a new unit dedicated to the prosecution of traffic crimes, including motor vehicle-related homicide, habitual alcohol and drug impaired driving, and felony injury related to speeding a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino returns FY 2021 budget to County Council without his signature

Mayor Michael Victorino returned the FY 2021 operating budget to the Maui County Council today without his signature.

Mayor Victorino raised objections to the County Council-drafted budget, but he will allow it to take effect on July 1, 2020.

In March, Mayo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Central Maui Regional Sports Complex closed for Maui Lani Roundabout construction

The Central Maui Regional Sports Complex is closed due to construction of the Maui Lani Roundabout project.

The closure will help address safety concerns and limit traffic in the surrounding area. The roundabout project located at the Maui Lani Parkway-Kam...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, June 17, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, June 17, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., or until...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces partnership to launch Financial Opportunity Center to help with housing

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino today announced a partnership with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) and Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA) to launch a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) that will help thousands of residents into housing &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces reopening of additional businesses and activities starting Monday, June 15

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the reopening of additional businesses and activities starting Monday, June 15.

“Maui County continues to see a very small number of new cases and maintains the highest rate of testing per capita in the sta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Maui Lani Roundabout Project to begin construction Monday, June 15

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that major intersection construction work on the Maui Lani Roundabout project will begin Monday, June 15, 2020.

The intersection of Maui Lani Parkway and Kamehameha Avenue will be fully closed (24 hours a day, 7 days a wee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Department of Water Supply launches small-meter replacement project

The Department of Water Supply is beginning a project to replace small water meters and upgrade aging meters within the County’s domestic water system. The meter replacement is free of additional charge to customers.

The project is expected to la...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Haiku Community Center improvement project announced

Work has begun on upgrading the Haiku Community Center’s restroom and kitchen, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

“This project is more progress toward improving public park facilities for our residents,” Mayor ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on demonstrations for George Floyd

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today:

“Peaceful protests are a First Amendment birthright of every American. On Maui, it’s encouraging that protests of Mr. George Floyd’s death have been peaceful. I s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Monday, June 1, launch date for Kama‘aina First website

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the official launch of the Office of Economic Development’s Kama‘aina First program website – which helps support local businesses and features discounts for residents impacted by COVID-19 &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Update: Water cutbacks canceled for Wailuku-Kahului-Paia domestic water system

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply canceled water cutbacks Tuesday for customers on its Wailuku-Kahului-Paia system.

“We now have three of four wells back online, so the Department of Water Supply is comfortable with the amount of wate...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces broad reopening of businesses and services on June 1 in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the broad reopening of businesses and services with health and safety guidelines on Monday, June 1, in Maui County.

The County’s proposed rules and reopening date have been sent to the Governor and Attorney Gener...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Governor’s approval of rules that allow most businesses to reopen June 1

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Gov. David Ige approved Maui County’s updated Public Health Emergency Rules to allow most businesses and services to reopen starting Monday, June 1.

“We are reopening Maui County cautiously a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces appointment of JoAnn Inamasu as new OED director

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today his appointment of JoAnn Inamasu as the new director of the Office of Economic Development.

She succeeds Kay Fukumoto, who is stepping down effective June 15 to focus on family commitments. Inamasu’s appoin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Maui County’s first hired archaeologist, Dr. Janet Six

Dr. Janet L. Six has been selected as the first archaeologist to be employed by the County of Maui in a position created to protect the County’s significant natural, cultural and historical resources. She begins work on June 1.

“Dr. Six...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino expresses condolences to family of former South Maui Rep. Joe Bertram III

Mayor Michael Victorino expressed his condolences today to the family and friends of the late former South Maui state Rep. Joe Bertram III. He was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2006 and 2008, and he served on the Maui Planning Commissio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Deadline for liquor license renewal applications extended to June 30, 2020

The deadline for liquor license renewal applications has been extended to 4:30 p.m. June 30, 2020, the Department of Liquor Control announced.

Liquor license holders are required to submit a complete and correct application for renewal for it to be conside...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

County of Maui begins work on temporary emergency shelter project for displaced residents

The County of Maui is partnering with local agencies to provide temporary emergency shelters and services for displaced families and individuals impacted by COVID-19.

Hawaii National Guardsmen and personnel from the Maui Fire Department and Department of P...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino extends condolences to `ohana of Willie K

Mayor Michael Victorino extended his prayers and condolences to the `ohana of Maui music superstar Willie K.

“Willie remained positive as he fought cancer bravely for two years, still choosing to perform and entertain fans even while ill,&rdq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Richelle Thomson sworn in as First Deputy Corporation Counsel

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Richelle Thomson was sworn in Thursday as First Deputy Corporation Counsel. She succeeds Edward Kushi, who retired recently after 21 years of service.

“I thank Ed Kushi for his many years of service to our County and wish Richelle Thomson much co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Maui County high school graduates encouraged to send 3-second video clip for celebration video

Mayor Michael Victorino encourages all high school seniors to send a three-second video clip of themselves to be included in a celebration video for Maui County’s 2020 high school graduates.

Deadline to submit video is Friday, May 15, 2020.

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Road preservation project announced for Ulupalakua-Kanaio

A project to improve road conditions in the Ulupalakua-Kanaio area will result in partial road closures on portions of Kula and Piilani highways from May 11 through June 10, 2020, the Department of Public Works announced.

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Retail stores and retail stores in shopping malls allowed to reopen starting Monday, May 11

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that retail stores and retail stores in shopping malls will be allowed to reopen as long as they follow physical distancing requirements, starting Monday, May 11, in Maui County.

The reopening date differs from the Governo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

County of Maui partners with local companies to produce emergency ventilators for COVID-19 response

Mayor Michael Victorino unveiled newly manufactured emergency ventilators produced on Maui by HNu Photonics to help increase Maui County’s emergency healthcare capacity.

The ventilators are part of a joint effort between the County of Maui, Maui ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for Central Maui residents in need on Thursday, May 7

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a food distribution taking place Thursday, May 7, to provide bags of food to individuals in Central Maui impacted by COVID-19.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot (700 Halia Nakoa S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Fresh produce distribution Wednesday, May 6, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced another produce distribution will take place Wednesday, May 6, to provide produce to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Residents urged to start planning during Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that May 3 through May 9 is Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020.

Residents are urged to have a plan, build a kit and stay informed prior to hurricane season, which begins on June 1.

“Even during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Kokua Pool improvements announced

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that a project to re-plaster and do deck repairs to the Kokua Pool will begin this month, closing the pool through late December.

The pool located at the Kahului Community Park complex has been closed ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2020

Work begins on Lanai Community Center permitted kitchen project to upgrade and expand facility

Work has started on a project to upgrade and expand the Lanai Community Center’s kitchen. The project will close the community center through February 2021.

“I ask for the community’s patience as this project gets underway,&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Kihei Islander bus route changes announced

The County of Maui Department of Transportation announced that the Kihei Islander bus route will be changed beginning Monday, May 4, 2020, because an extended closure of a portion of South Kihei Road.

The road closure stems from infrastructure work for a p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Waiehu Golf Course reopening Friday, May 1, with health and safety precautions due to COVID-19

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the Waiehu Golf Course will reopen on Friday, May 1, 2020, but with health and safety precautions due to COVID-19.

“We continue to look at ways to gradually reopen businesses and services, with added safegua...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

About 400 bags of food distributed to Hana residents in need

About 400 bags of food were distributed Wednesday, April 29, to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Hana.

The distribution was a joint effort with Project Ho`omana, VIP Foodservice, Mahi Pono, Maui Soda & Ice Works, Maui County Farm Bureau, the County ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing for hospital/healthcare workers and others tomorrow, Keopuolani Park

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place tomorrow, April 30, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to hospital and healthcare workers, first responders and public transportation workers ONLY from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Testing for the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces fresh produce distribution for Lanai on Wednesday, April 29

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a third produce distribution will take place tomorrow, April 29, to provide produce to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Distribution for seniors will take place starting at 11 a.m. at the Lanai Senior Center, ent...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution tomorrow for Hana residents in need

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a food distribution taking place Wednesday, April 29, to provide bags of food to Hana residents impacted by COVID-19.

Distribution will start at 3 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park.

About 300 bags of food will be distributed on a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

About 100 people tested during COVID-19 drive-through testing on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that about a hundred people were tested Saturday, April 25, in a COVID-19 drive-through testing at the old Dole Administration Building in Lanai City.

A total of about 350 individuals have been tested on Lanai, which remai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Department of Water Supply declares Stage 1 water shortage for Central Maui, Paia

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply declared a Stage 1 water shortage Monday for its domestic water system serving residents of Wailuku, Kahului and Paia.

Because of a water pump failure over the weekend, the department is requiring residents of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Governor’s new rules and extension of stay-at-home order

Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement on Gov. David Ige’s extension of the statewide stay-at-home order until the end of May and other emergency rules:

“The extension of the stay-at-home, work-from-home order was someth...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Mayor Victorino comments on YB's request to adjust its schedule

Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement today regarding Young Brothers LLC’s submittal of a request to the Public Utilities Commission to make temporary adjustments to its sailing schedule for Maui and Hawaii counties, effective M...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

West Maui Islander temporary route changes announced

 

A culvert replacement project and road closure on Lower Honoapiilani Road in Napili will close four Maui Bus stops from Napili Plaza to Kapalua for approximately three months, the County of Maui Department of Transportation announced.

Beginning W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for Central Maui residents in need on Friday, April 24

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a food distribution taking place Friday, April 24, to provide bags of food to individuals in Central Maui impacted by COVID-19.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot (700 Halia Nakoa ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

About 90 tests conducted at COVID-19 drive-through in Central Maui

About 90 tests were administered via drive-through COVID-19 testing today, April 23, at Keopuolani Park.

The first hour of testing was open to first responders and healthcare workers, with the remaining time for the general public.

The testing was provided ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Over 160 tests conducted at COVID-19 drive-through in South Maui

Over 160 tests were administered via drive-through COVID-19 testing today, April 23, at South Maui Community Park Gymnasium.

The first hour of testing was open to first responders and healthcare workers, with the remaining time for the general public.

The t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Work set to begin Monday on Maui Lani roundabout project

Construction work on the Maui Lani roundabout project will begin Monday, April 27, at the intersection of Maui Lani Parkway and Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului, the County of Maui Department of Public Works announced.

“Roundabouts have been shown to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court ruling sends Maui County’s Lahaina injection well case back to lower court

Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Lahaina injection well case:

“This ruling is a step toward the clarity we have advocated for. The Supreme Court agreed with the Count...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Victorino provides joint statement with Merriman’s Restaurants on March COVID-19 cases

Mayor Michael Victorino provided the following statement regarding three Merriman’s Kapalua employees who tested positive for COVID-19 in March:

“I want to mahalo Merriman’s Restaurants for coming forward on their own accord r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in South Maui on Thursday, April 23

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place in South Maui tomorrow, April 23, at the South Maui Community Park Gymnasium parking lot.

To reduce wait times and on-site registration, individuals are asked to pre-register for testing at www.minitmed.co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in Central Maui on Thursday, April 23

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place again tomorrow, April 23, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Testing for the general public will be from&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for Paia and Haiku residents on Thursday, April 23

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a food distribution will take place on Thursday, April 23, to provide bags of food to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Paia and Haiku.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. and take place at the Old Maui High School c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces fresh produce distribution for Lanai on Wednesday, April 22

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a second produce distribution will take place Wednesday, April 22, to provide produce to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Distribution for seniors will take place starting at 11 a.m. at the Lanai Senior Center, e...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Maui County Volunteer Heroes announced

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Volunteer Center is recognizing 13 outstanding Volunteer Heroes for 2020. These are individuals who help make up the backbone of nonprofits.

“I congratulate these volunteers w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on fifth COVID-19 related death in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the fifth COVID-19-related death in Maui County:

"A fifth death related to COVID-19 in Maui County has been confirmed by the Department of Health. Joycelyn and I extend our deepest condolence...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Mayor Victorino proclaims National Volunteer Week in Maui County

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Mayor Michael Victorino has proclaimed April 19 to 25 National Volunteer Week in Maui County.

Residents are highly encouraged to get involved in their community by visiting the County of Maui Volunteer Center’s website, HandsOnMaui.com, and regis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on latest COVID-19 related death in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the most recent COVID-19-related death in Maui County:

"The State Department of Health has confirmed a fourth death related to COVID-19 in Maui County. Joycelyn and I extend our sincere condo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2020

Checkpoints for roadways to Hana

Road checkpoints on the roadways to Hana will be located after Twin Falls on Hana Highway and at Ulupalakua Ranch on Piilani Highway.

The checkpoints will help protect isolated communities with limited medical resources by restricting road traffic to East ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Governor’s supplemental proclamation

Mayor Michael Victorino has issued a statement on Gov. David Ige’s supplemental proclamation, which took effect today, April 17.

“The Governor stated that his proclamation only allows water activities, and does not allow walking or runn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Over 200 Hana residents tested at drive-through COVID-19 site on Friday, April 17

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Over 200 tests were administered today, April 17, to residents at the drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Hana.

Testing was done for essential workers during the first hour and was then open to the general public for the remainder of the event.

The drive...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

200 bags of food distributed to Lanai residents

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A hundred bags of fresh produce were distributed today, April 17, to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Lanai. A hundred additional bags of produce were delivered to Lanai kupuna through the Meals on Wheels program.

“Mahalo to all the farmers an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces fresh produce distribution for Lanai on Friday, April 17

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a produce distribution will take place Friday, April 17, to provide food to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Distribution will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lanai Senior Center, entering from Gay St.&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Over 500 bags of food distributed to West Maui residents

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Over 500 bags of food were distributed today, April 16, to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in West Maui.

The distribution was a joint effort with VIP Foodservice, Mahi Pono, Don Ito, Maui Chemical, Matson, Aloha Waste Systems, Inc., Maui Lani Golf Course,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing in Hana on Friday, April 17

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will take place in Hana on Friday, April 17, in the parking lot across from the tennis court at the Hana Ball Park.

Testing will be from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. for ONLY essential workers.

Testing for the general pu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for West Maui on Thursday, April 16

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a food distribution will take place on Thursday, April 16, to provide bags of food to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in West Maui.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. and will take place along Honoapiilani Highway, b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in Central Maui on Thursday, April 16

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place again tomorrow, April 16, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Testing for the general public will be from&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 on Molokai on Thursday, April 16

Mayor Michael Victorino announces that drive through testing for COVID-19 will be held Thursday, April 16, from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

Testing was rescheduled due to inclement weather on Tuesday, Ap...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Donations sought for people in need in Maui County

The Salvation Army of Maui County, working in conjunction with Maui Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), is collecting donations to be distributed to partner agencies for COVID-19 response to communities across Maui County.

Information on how...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Planning Dept announces new web page on project to revise County zoning code

The Planning Department has launched a new web page for its project to revise the County of Maui’s Title 19 Zoning Code, making it innovative, user-friendly and a way to promote livable communities.

The T19 Project web page is at https://www.maui...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Masks delivered to Molokai healthcare workers and first responders; COVID-19 testing postponed

Mayor Michael Victorino provided 1,000 facemasks to Molokai healthcare workers and first responders.

Five hundred masks were delivered to Molokai General Hospital, 250 masks were delivered to police officers and 250 masks were delivered to American Medical...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in West Maui on Wednesday, April 15

Lahaina Drive-Through Testing Map

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place in West Maui on Wednesday, April 15, along Honoapiilani Highway, beginning near Launiupoko Beach Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.&a...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Reminder: Stricter public health emergency rules to start tonight for Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino reminds the public that stricter public health emergency rules are effective tonight, April 10, at 11 p.m. for Maui County.

“All of these rules are meant to increase protection of our friends, families and loved ones,&rd...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Reminder: Night-Time Curfew pilot program to start tonight for Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino reminds the public that a night-time curfew pilot program will start tonight at 11 p.m. for Maui County.

Curfew will be from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public may not travel outside the home during these hou...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Public help needed with solid waste best practices during COVID-19 crisis

The Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division is asking the public to be mindful of best practices for the disposal of solid waste to protect workers and residents during the COVID-19 crisis.

Essential trash collection service continues, ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 on Friday, April 10

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place again tomorrow, April 10, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Testing for the general public will be from&...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Night-Time Curfew pilot program and stricter rules to start Friday night in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a night-time curfew pilot program will start at 11 p.m. Friday night, April 10, for Maui County.

Curfew will be from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public may not travel outside the home during these ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing in Hana on Friday, April 10

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will take place in Hana on Friday, April 10, in the parking lot across from the tennis court at the Hana Ball Park.

Testing will be open to essential workers only from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Essential workers shoul...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 on Thursday, April 9

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place tomorrow, Thursday, April 9 at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers only from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Testing for the general public will begin at 10 a.m.

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Update: Ualapue Shaft in East Molokai no longer tests positive for E. Coli bacteria

A resampling of water from the Ualapue Shaft in East Molokai has been confirmed to meet federal Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Health water quality standards. It does not contain any traces of E. coli contamination.

On Apr...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Mayor Victorino provides statement on COVID-19 cases at Maui Memorial Medical Center

Mayor Michael Victorino provided the following statement on COVID-19 cases at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

“I was informed this morning that a cluster of COVID-19 cases has been identified and involve hospital staff at Maui Memorial Medical Cent...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distributions for Wailuku, Kahului and South Maui on Thursday

Mayor Michael Victorino announced two food distributions taking place Thursday, April 9, to provide bags of produce to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Wailuku, Kahului and South Maui.

Distributions will start at 10 a.m. at the following locations:

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Water Department detects E. Coli in East Molokai shaft; Water source remains safe to drink

The Maui Department of Water Supply detected E. coli bacteria in the Ualapue Shaft on Molokai on April 7, 2020, in a water sample collected the previous day. E. coli testing takes 18 hours to complete. It is important for residents to note that this detec...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Restrooms to open at Kalama Park, Pukalani Park and Lower Paia Park

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that restrooms at Kalama Park, Pukalani Park and Lower Paia Park will open starting Wednesday, April 8.

The restrooms will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and will be cleaned four times per day. Restrooms will be close...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing set for Tuesday on Molokai

Mayor Michael Victorino announces that drive through testing for COVID-19 will be held Tuesday, April 7, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

All traffic MUST enter Ailoa Street via Kamehameha V Highway, betwee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino offers condolences on first COVID-19 related death in Maui County

The Hawaii Department of Health has confirmed the first COVID-19 related death in Maui County, Mayor Michael Victorino announced this morning.

“My heart is heavy with this tragic news,” Mayor Victorino said. “Mrs. Victorino an...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on second COVID-19 case on Molokai

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the second COVID-19 positive case on Molokai.

"I have been notified that test results for a second individual have returned positive on Molokai. The individual is an employee of Friendly Mark...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

County of Maui COVID-19 call center hours extended

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the Office of the Mayor will be extending its COVID-19 call center hours, starting Monday, April 6.

The call center will operate from 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Mayor announces Micro Business Loan Program to support small local businesses

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced the launch of the Micro Business Loan Program to help business owners impacted by COVID-19.

The County of Maui is committing $1 million for the program, which will be administered by the Maui Chamber of Commerce, to suppor...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Department of Housing and Human Concerns announces child care resources for essential workers

Essential workers who need child care for children under 6 years old during the current COVID-19 crisis can contact PATCH Maui (People Attentive to Children) or the Maui County Early Childhood Resource Center, the Department of Housing and Human Concerns ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on first confirmed case in Hana

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the first confirmed case in Hana.

“The County of Maui was notified early this morning that a test result has returned positive for a female resident of Hana. This individual is in self i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces farmer assistance and food distribution program

Mayor Victorino

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a new farmer assistance and food distribution program to help farmers and community members impacted by COVID-19.

The County of Maui is committing $30,000 per week to Maui County Farm Bureau and Hawaii Farmers Union ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Maui County updating Hazard Mitigation Plan; residents asked to take planning survey

Maui County residents are being asked to help find solutions to problems associated with natural hazards by participating in hazard mitigation. One way is to fill out the Public Mitigation Planning Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mitigatemaui

The su...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino expresses appreciation for Central Maui Landfill, open space bills

Mayor Michael Victorino expressed his appreciation to members of the Maui County Council for final passage of bills to purchase land to expand the Central Maui Landfill and to acquire property to preserve open space on Maui’s north shore.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces installation of a bill payment Drop Box at the Kalana O Maui Building

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the installation Friday of a secure drop box at the front entrance of the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku for payments of County of Maui services, including refuse and water bills, and real property taxes. This box is f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Mayor Victorino presents administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal

Mayor Michael Victorino presented his Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal to members of the Maui County Council today, proposing to lessen the financial burden on taxpayers while doing more to respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis.

“Our longt...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (H.E.L.P.) program now accepting applications

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that applications are now being accepted for financial assistance though the Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (H.E.L.P.) program. The County of Maui allocated $2 million in general funds to the program to assist...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Public Health Emergency Rules amended for residents to stay at home during COVID-19 crisis

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a “stay at home and work from home” amendment to the Public Health Emergency Rules in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19.

The amendment is effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

The ne...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

DWS announces temporary customer service changes

With the closure of Maui County offices on Monday, March 23, to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Water Supply encourages customers to use phone, online services, mail and email to conduct business safely.

Until further notice, th...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino provides guidance on inter-island travel for Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino provided guidance to Maui County residents on the inter-island travel quarantine policy issued by Gov. David Ige.

The policy will go into effect statewide beginning April 1, according to the Governor’s supplemental emergen...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

County of Maui offices to adjust hours open to public

The County of Maui offices will be limiting its hours open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., starting Monday, March 23, due to increased precautions over COVID-19.

Departments and agencies will also be reducing face-to-face interactions by impleme...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Public Health Emergency Rules for Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a number of Public Health Emergency Rules effective as of 7:45 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, directed toward limiting the gathering of groups of people and curtailing vehicular transportation except for essential activitie...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

County of Maui public facilities to close for next 30 days; Community Centers closed starting Monday

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that County of Maui fields, pools, gyms and other facilities, including public restrooms, will be closed for the next 30 days starting Saturday, March 14, 2020, due to increased precautions regarding COVID-19.

County commu...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Residents can now dispose of two vehicles per year for free

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management’s Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Section has expanded its successful Junk Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program, effective today. The program helps residents dispose of unwanted vehicles leg...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Friday Town Parties canceled until further notice

All Friday Town Parties have been canceled until further notice due to increased precautions regarding COVID-19.

This includes Wailuku First Fridays, Lahaina Second Fridays, Makawao Third Fridays, Kihei Fourth Fridays and Lanai Fifth Fridays.

General inform...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Mayor Victorino and guests to discuss COVID-19 tonight on Akaku Channel 55

Mayor Michael Victorino will be discussing updates on COVID-19 and answering some frequently asked questions during his Holo I Mua television show airing tonight at 7 p.m. on Akaku Blue Channel 55.

Mayor Victorino will be joined by host Bill Snipes and gue...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

County of Maui receives certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The County of Maui received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for fiscal year 201...

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