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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving Giveaway final pickup set for Monday, Nov. 23

A final pickup date has been scheduled for Thanksgiving giveaway recipients who’ve received assistance through the Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (HELP) program.

Voucher holders who have not yet turned them in can still receive a box of fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Maui County to move forward with Winter/Spring 2021 season permits

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation is preparing for a modified Tri-Annual Permit Process for the Winter/Spring 2021 season for all leagues and recreational programs occurring during the period of January 1 – April 15, 2021.

The...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Online Community Plan workshop announced for South Maui

The Maui County Planning Department announced today that it has launched a new public engagement workshop on its We Are Maui website, the online hub for the update of the Community Plans. 

The online workshop consists of a “story map,&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Maui County Real Property Tax Administrator Marcy Martin elected to IAAO Board

Maui County Real Property Tax Administrator Marcy Martin has been elected to the Board of Directors for the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) for Region 1 effective Jan. 1, 2021. She will be sworn in on January 8, 2021, at the Kansas ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on confirmed COVID-19 case in Hana

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today on a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Hana.

“The County of Maui has been notified that a test result has returned positive for a resident of Hana. The person is asymptomatic and in self-...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Council's resolution to establish a COVID-19 task force

Mayor Michael Victorino released a statement today in response to the Maui County Council’s recent resolution urging the mayor to establish a rapid-response COVID-19 task force.

Proposed by Councilmember Kelly King, the task force would advise th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Reminder: Drive-through COVID-19 Testing set for Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Hana

Mayor Michael Victorino is urging East Maui residents to participate in free drive-through COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park.

“We urge residents to get tested for COVID-19 as a way to protect o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Lanai fresh produce distribution scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 18

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, Nov. 18, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., or until...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2020

County of Maui Thanksgiving Giveaway set for Nov. 19-20

Recipients of the Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (HELP) program should have received vouchers in the mail for the County of Maui’s Thanksgiving giveaway.

The County, in partnership with Maui Economic Opportunity, will provide Thanksgiving b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Hana Metals and Recycling Event announced for Dec. 3-5

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management will hold a Hana Metals and Electronics Recycling Event at the Hana Landfill for East Maui residents from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on December 3-5, 2020.

Two previously scheduled events were postponed du...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces drive-through food distribution set for Nov. 20, for Molokai residents

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a food distribution event will be held on November 20, 2020, for Molokai residents in need.

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center in Kaunakakai.

Volunteers will pass out 150 boxes of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Staffing shortage temporarily closes Molokai Real Property Assessment Office

The Molokai Real Property Assessment office is temporarily closed due to staffing shortage from Friday, November 13, 2020, thru Friday, November 20, 2020. The office is located at the Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai.

The office will reopen on Monday, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Maui Bus commuter routes return to War Memorial parking lot

Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, the County of Maui Department of Transportation will return commuter bus service to the War Memorial Stadium Parking Lot after the recent completion of the parking lot repaving project.

The Wailuku-Kapalua Commuter Rout...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing set for Monday, Nov. 16, in Paia-Haiku

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Monday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Paia Community Center.

“Mahalo to Minit Medical Urgent Care for working with the County of Maui to provide this drive-through testing,” Mayor M...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Mayor Victorino urges applicants for the Maui County Farmer & Rancher Continuity Program

Mayor Michael Victorino is urging Maui County farmers and ranchers to apply for reimbursements of expenses for losses related to COVID-19 and for food sustainability.

“This program has $2.5 million in CARES Act funding to provide Maui County farm...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Safer At Home order approved for Lanai, beginning Nov. 12

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County has received approval from the Governor to issue a “Safer At Home” order for Lanai residents and visitors, beginning Thursday, Nov. 12.

The Governor’s approval allows th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

State awards $500,000 for development of TOD master plan for West Maui

The County of Maui Department of Planning announced today that it has been awarded $500,000 from the State Office of Planning to develop a transit-oriented development (TOD) corridor master plan for West Maui.

The West Maui TOD Corridor Plan focuses on a 3...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing set for Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Hana

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park.

“We appreciate our partnership with Minit Medical Urgent Care in providing this drive-through testing,” Mayor Michael Vic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces County of Maui Turkey Giveaway

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui, in partnership with Maui Economic Opportunity, will provide 6,000 Thanksgiving turkeys and fixings to residents impacted by COVID-19.

“The County of Maui will help make the Thanksgiving h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Kihei Aquatic Center set for single-day closure on Nov. 16

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Kihei Aquatic Center will be closed on November 16, 2020, for staff training by the Department of Fire and Public Safety.

The department apologizes for any inconvenience.

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Department of Parks and Recreation announces Waikapu Park Complex improvements

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces improvements and expansion of the Waikapu Community Center, replacement of ballfield irrigation and other park upgrades. The construction work will require closure of the Waikapu Park Complex from Nov. 16, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing set for Friday, Nov. 13, in Pukalani

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the upper parking lot of the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani.

“We thank Minit Medical Urgent Care for partnering with the County of Maui ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on prosecuting attorney

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today regarding the Maui County Council’s 9-0 vote to affirm his recommendation for the removal of Don Guzman as prosecuting attorney.

“I had high hopes for Mr. Guzman,”...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Department of Liquor Control to resume certification exams and classes beginning Nov. 12

The Department of Liquor Control will resume certification exams and classes beginning Nov. 12, 2020. The certification classes and training were suspended in August because of impacts of COVID-19.

The exams and classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for Saturday, November 14

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that the Mālama Maui Nui Go Green Recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, November 14. The appointment-required event will be in the parking lot mauka/behind t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Molokai residents offered free COVID-19 testing on Nov. 5

Molokai residents can get free COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center in Kaunakakai.

Residents do not need to have insurance or meet any criteria to get tested for free. Minit Medical is administ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Virtual community meeting on Wailuku Town improvements set for Tuesday, Nov. 10

The County of Maui Department of Management is hosting a virtual community meeting on Wailuku Town improvements from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

During this meeting, the construction management team will provide the latest construction updates for the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2020

Nearly 400 COVID-19 tests administered on Lanai during mass testing event Saturday

Nearly 400 COVID-19 tests were administered to Lanai residents on Saturday during a six-hour mass testing event aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.

Well over 3,000 tests have been administered on Lanai since the beginning of the outbreak. There were ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Ka‘ahumanu Community Corridor Project announced

Maui County residents are invited to participate in a study to create a new vision for the roadway corridor along Ka‘ahumanu Avenue and Main Street in Wailuku.

The Ka‘ahumanu Community Corridor Project’s website can be found a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Over 700 participants help keep Maui County safe in voluntary testing programs

More than 700 participants have taken COVID-19 tests as part of the County of Maui’s free voluntary testing programs, which started Oct. 17.

So far, only one case has been confirmed out of the tests administered. The test is offered for residents...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

First-time applicants for Kokua Business Recovery & Relief Fund must apply by Saturday, Oct. 31

Mayor Michael Victorino announced an additional $1 million to the Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund, bringing the County of Maui’s total for the fund to $8 million in assistance to local businesses.

The final deadline fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces free community testing event on Nov. 5 for Molokai residents

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that free, COVID-19 community testing will be offered on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

Residents do not need to have insurance or meet any criteria ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Layne Silva selected as new director of the Department of Liquor Control

The Liquor Control Commission selected Layne Silva today as director of the Department of Liquor Control. He succeeds Glenn Mukai, who has retired.

“I look forward to working with Mr. Silva and with the department to make improvements as requeste...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Environmental Management Dept. asks public to follow best practices when handling solid waste

The Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division is reminding the public to observe best practices when disposing of solid waste during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These include double-bagging wastes from looking after sick people at home and mai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Stay At Home order approved for Lanai, starting Tuesday, Oct. 27

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui received approval from the Governor to issue a mandatory Stay At Home order for Lanai residents and visitors beginning 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Under the order, Lanai residents and visitors may ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces launch of free COVID-19 community testing program for residents

Minit Medical testing site

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the launch of a free COVID-19 community testing program sponsored by the County of Maui.

Residents do not need to have insurance or meet any criteria to get tested for free. Minit Medical is administering the program at st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

County of Maui providing Voluntary Post-Arrival Travel Testing Program

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui is providing a free, voluntary post-arrival testing program for returning residents and visitors traveling into Maui County.

Travelers must have taken a pre-departure test to be eligible for the fre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino thanks Hawaiian Airlines for extending flights to Molokai and Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino expressed his gratitude to Hawaiian Airlines today for extending `Ohana by Hawaiian flights to Molokai and Lanai at least through mid-January. Earlier, the airline had announced its intention to temporarily suspend the flights, whi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Senior Fair Drive-through gift bag distribution announced

Gift bags from the 47th Annual Maui County Senior Fair will be distributed on various days and locations Countywide. The Maui County Office on Aging, in collaboration with Maui Economic Opportunity Inc., virtually produced the senior fair on Friday Octobe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on Lanai COVID cases

The County of Maui will continue to monitor and provide assistance to the state Department of Health, which confirmed today the first four cases of COVID-19 among residents on the island of Lanai.

“It was my hope and prayer that we would have no cases on L...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Stay At Home order requested for Lanai, starting Oct. 27

The County of Maui anticipates issuing a mandatory Stay At Home order for Lanai residents and visitors beginning 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.

“With the rapidly rising positive COVID-19 case count, this is an important step to limit the spread of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces 800 PCR tests and 11,300 masks for Lanai; virtual meeting Friday

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that 800 PCR tests and 11,300 masks are being provided to Lanai residents and local health officials to assist COVID-19 operations on the island.

The County is also partnering to provide a virtual community meeting tomorro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces travel exemption for same day or overnight medical purposes

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County residents traveling for medical purposes will be exempt from quarantine and will not need to take a pre-departure test for COVID-19. 

“We know many of our residents in Maui County need to tr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

County of Maui partnering for drive-through Halloween events and encouraging fun, safe activities

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The County of Maui is partnering with a number of community groups and organizations to create safe, alternative Halloween activities for keiki and families to enjoy on Saturday, Oct. 31.

The County is coordinating drive-through Halloween events that will ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

County of Maui announces $2.5 million Agriculture Micro Grant Program

The County of Maui and Maui Economic Opportunity launched today a $2.5 million program to assist small local farmers in Maui County.

The Agriculture Micro Grants Program provides grant funding of up to $25,000 to farmers on Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

Applicat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mayor authorizes extension for deferral of 10% penalty on Real Property Taxes due Aug. 20

Mayor Michael Victorino has authorized a 90-day extension, now to Nov. 19, 2020, for the deferral of the 10 percent penalty for Real Property Taxes that was due on Aug. 20, 2020, because of the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, the deferral ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on Pre-, Post-travel testing for COVID-19

The County of Maui’s plan for a pre-travel testing program and other requests to protect the public’s health and safety remain pending Gov. David Ige’s approval.

“Our plans are aimed at protecting the health and safety of our residents and limiting the spr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces $1 million Small Business Mortgage & Rent Relief direct payment program

Mayor Michael Victorino announced Wednesday the launch of a $1 million Small Business Mortgage & Relief direct payment program to provide a lifeline for businesses struggling to survive COVID-19 impacts. The County of Maui is partnering with the Maui ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Another $1 million added to Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund

The County of Maui has added another $1 million to the Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund, and small businesses now have until Oct. 31, 2020, to apply for grants of as much as $7,500. 

The additional $1 million in CARES Ac...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Applications available for Molokai Farming Cost-Reimbursement Program

The County of Maui Office of Economic Development announces a second round of funding is available for the Molokai Farming Cost-Reimbursement Program.

Molokai farmers were allocated $23,213 in the first round of funding to help them comply with federal foo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Kaunoa Senior Services seeking volunteers for Meals on Wheels Program

Kaunoa Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels Program needs volunteers immediately to help deliver fresh meals directly to the homes of qualified seniors. Volunteers are needed on various days, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and noon.

Candidates...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Maui County travel testing program starts Thursday, Oct. 15

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Mayor Michael Victorino announces additional details on the pre-departure and post-arrival COVID-19 testing program for travelers seeking exemption from Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine, while staying in Maui County.

All transpacific and inter-county t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Maui County GIS land use maps now available to the public

The Department of Planning has launched an interactive and publicly accessible Land Use Viewer for the County of Maui.

On the department’s website, users can view GIS (Geographic Information System) layers from various County land use datasets, i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Maui County Emergency Management Agency to conduct siren testing Oct. 15-16

The Maui County Emergency Management Agency will conduct siren testing in partnership with the Hawai'i Emergency Management Agency at the following locations between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15 and 16. The locations are:&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

New Wailuku Pool to reopen Thursday, Oct. 15

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the New Wailuku Pool will reopen on Thursday, Oct. 15. Reservations for lap walking will be taken Wednesday, Oct. 14, for Thursday and Friday.

Reservations can be made by calling (808) 2...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Maui County awarded prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the County of Maui a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

An impartial panel j...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Maui County Immigrant Services Division announces State Department Diversity Immigrant Visa program

The County of Maui Immigrant Services Division will hold a virtual information session at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 to discuss a U.S. Department of State program to make 50,000 immigrant visas available.

Participants need to RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 22.

The State Depart...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Mary Kielty appointed as Deputy Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation

Mayor Michael Victorino announced Monday the appointment of Mary Kielty as Deputy Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation. She is a 27-year veteran of the Parks Department and succeeds John Buck, who retired recently.

“Mary has a wealt...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

New Wailuku Pool closed for waterline repairs

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that the New Wailuku Pool is closed due to waterline repairs.

The New Wailuku Pool will be closed until further notice while repair work is expedited. The broken waterline was discovere...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Maui County files suit to hold 20 fossil fuel companies accountable for costs of climate change

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County has filed a lawsuit against 20 fossil fuel companies for the rising costs and impacts of climate change, citing a decades-long campaign of deception deployed by the defendants to hide their products...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

We Are South Maui website launched for South Maui Community Plan Update

The County of Maui Department of Planning has launched its new website, We Are South Maui, for the update of the South Maui Community Plan.

The website, https://southmaui.wearemaui.org, allows the community to obtain information, provide feedback, and coll...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2020

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2022 set for Tuesday, Oct. 13

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2022, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, starting at 5:30 pm. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins form...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mayor Victorino urges residents to serve on the Maui County Charter Review Commission

Mayor Michael Victorino is urging residents to apply for the Maui County Charter Review Commission.

Pursuant to Section 14-3 of the Revised Charter of the County of Maui (1983), as amended, the Charter Commission shall consist of 11 members to study and re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mayor Victorino concerned for Molokai and Lanai residents; `Ohana by Hawaiian service suspended

Mayor Michael Victorino release the following statement on Hawaiian Airlines’ suspension of `Ohana by Hawaiian passenger and cargo services.

“While we understand Hawaiian Airlines faces economic challenges with decreased travel statewid...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Free green waste mulch pick-up set at Maui EKO Systems

Beginning Monday, October 12, 2020, residents and businesses can pick up free mulch at Maui EKO Systems located at the Central Maui Landfill. This will continue while supplies last.

Green waste mulch helps soil retain moisture, reduces erosion and encourag...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

County of Maui moving forward with Pre-Travel Testing Program

Mayor Michael Victorino is requesting support from the Governor, visitor industry and businesses to urge transpacific travelers to voluntarily take a second test after they arrive in Maui County, under the State’s pre-travel testing program.

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2022

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2022, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020, starting at 5:30 pm. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins form...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Employees can make a beeline to Wailuku Town on “Da Bee” starting Tomorrow, Oct. 7

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The County of Maui, Department of Management announced the launch of a free transportation shuttle service to Wailuku Town, starting Wednesday, Oct. 7. Shuttles will run Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

The free shuttle service called, &ldquo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Malama Maui Nui’s Go Green Recycling Event continues in October by Appointment Only

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that the Mālama Maui Nui Go Green Recycling event will be held, by appointment only, on Saturday, October 17, in Lahaina. The event is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 17, in the ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

First Community Budget Meeting set for Fiscal Year 2022

The first in a series of six community budget meetings for Fiscal Year 2022, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2020 starting at 5:30 pm. Community members are welcome to participate, ask questions, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Lanai 5th Street basketball courts closed temporarily for perimeter fence repairs

The Lanai 5th Street basketball courts will be closed until Tuesday, Oct. 6, for perimeter fence repairs, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The courts are scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, Oct. 7, for regular hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Department of Liquor Control director finalists named

Four individuals have been named four applicants as finalists for the position of director of the Department of Liquor Control. The finalists were announced during a Sept. 30 special meeting of the Liquor Control Commission.

The finalists are Peter Hanano,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

West Maui road reopening announced; West Maui Islander bus route to resume Saturday, Oct. 3

Lower Honoapiilani Road near Napili Place will reopen on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, after a culvert replacement project has been substantially completed, the Department of Public Works announced.

Work to complete pavement striping and adjust utility manholes wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Schedule of Fiscal Year 2022 Community Budget Meetings Announced

Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration will host a series of community meetings in October to receive comments and suggestions from the public regarding the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2021 - 2022.

 “I value the opportuni...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Wailuku Town infrastructure upgrades to begin Monday, Sept. 28, on W. Vineyard Street

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Road improvements on W. Vineyard St. between Market St. and Church St. will begin on Monday, Sept. 28, as part of Phase 1A of the Wailuku Town Improvements project, according to the County of Maui, Department of Management.

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

War Memorial Stadium parking lot will reopen on Monday, Sept. 28

War Memorial Stadium parking lot will reopen to the public on Monday, Sept. 28, after completion of a $3 million project to repave the 51-year-old parking lot, install new underground drainage and plant nearly 130 new trees, Mayor Michael Victorino announ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Kihei Aquatic Center training pool to close for repair and maintenance work

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces the closure of the Kihei Aquatic Center training pool from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2020, for repair and maintenance work on a pipeline.

The pool is scheduled to reopen Oct. 17. Pool hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p....

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Department of Water Supply reminds residents to continue water conservation during ongoing drought

The Department of Water Supply is reminding residents to continue water conservation efforts during a drought that continues to affect the Hawaiian Islands.

In West Maui, water from the Honolua Ditch has been running very low, and the department plans to t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Repair work announced for Kenolio Park fencing in Kihei

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces repair work to perimeter chain-link fencing at Kenolio Park in Kihei from Sept. 28 through Oct. 9, 2020.

The department asks members of the public to refrain from parking along the South Kihei Road fence lin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions

Applicants are being sought for 46 vacancies on Maui County boards, commissions, councils and committees:

Five on the Council of Aging;

Four on the Public Works Commission;

Three on the Maui County Arborist Committee;

Two each on the Board of Ethics, Board of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Mayor Victorino urges Maui County residents to be counted in U.S. Census

With the 2020 U.S. Census winding down, Mayor Michael Victorino is strongly urging all Maui County residents to participate in the decennial count of all U.S. residents to ensure our citizens get their fair share of U.S. federal funding and representation...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

DMVL Lahaina Office closed today, Sept. 18

The Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing Lahaina Office is closed today, Sept. 18, 2020, due to staffing constraints.

The County DMVL Kahului and Kihei offices remain open today during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The County apolo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

County of Maui Volunteer Center provides free training and resources to nonprofits facing COVID-19

The County of Maui Volunteer Center is providing free support, training and resources to local nonprofits facing challenges due to COVID-19.

The Volunteer Center is kicking off its support with a three-day, virtual conference from Sept. 22-24 to assist Mau...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing set for West Maui on Monday, Sept. 21

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Monday, Sept. 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lahaina Aquatic Center.

The Lahaina Aquatic Center will be closed all day Monday due to the drive-through testing. Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

County surveying parents on distance learning for keiki in YMCA Youth Program

County-YMCA Program Distance Learning 9.16.20

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui will be surveying parents on the possibility of distance/virtual learning for keiki in its YMCA-partnered youth program.

The County is providing iPads with internet access for educational use, start...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing and mask distribution set for Wednesday, Sept. 16, on Molokai

Minit Medical Molokai testing group 9.8.20

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that drive-through COVID-19 testing and a mask distribution will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

The County of Maui will be sending about 2,00...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Upcountry Pool reopening tomorrow following repairs

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the Upcountry Pool will reopen Saturday, Sept. 12, following the completion of temporary repair work.

For General Parks and Recreation information, please visit www.mauicounty.gov/parks....

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Drought conditions bring temporary change to Upper Kula water system

Ongoing drought conditions have triggered operational changes for domestic water supply delivery to about 2,000 customers on the Upper Kula water system, according to the Department of Water Supply.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, water supplied to the Upper K...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Upcountry Pool closed due to emergency repairs

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that the Upcountry Pool is closed due to emergency mechanical repairs.

The Upcountry Pool will be closed until further notice as staff works to expedite repair work. The Department apol...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

County of Maui successfully prices $74.42 million in General Obligation Bonds

The County of Maui has successfully priced $74.42 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2020. The proceeds of the General Obligation Bonds will be used for capital improvement projects in the County of Maui and to refinance outstanding bonds issued ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

272 Tested in COVID-19 Drive-Through on Molokai

The County of Maui reported 272 tests conducted during today’s COVID-19 Drive-Through at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

Minit Medical Urgent Care will call individuals with all results, which are expected to take one to three da...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Malama Maui Nui will hold by-appointment Go Green Recycling event at a new location

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management is reminding the public that the Mālama Maui Nui Go Green Recycling event will continue this month at a new location.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Mayor Victorino confirms ‘Love Has Won’ group rerouted to Colorado

Mayor Michael Victorino confirmed today that three members of the “Love Has Won” group were intercepted at Kahului Airport on Sunday afternoon and hours later took a flight to San Francisco and on to Colorado.

The group members flew fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Department of Water Supply reminds Upcountry, West Maui customers to cut back water usage Sept. 8

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply is reminding Upcountry and West Maui customers that cutbacks of non-essential water use will be mandatory beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.

On Tuesday, the department issued an official notice of Stage 1 water ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Haycraft Beach Park parking lot improvement project announced

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced that work will be done this month to re-paint and re-stripe stalls at the Haycraft Beach Park parking lot in Maalaea.

The parking lot will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and reopen on Thursda...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Maui County launches new online atlas for shoreline access

Exploring and enjoying Maui County’s beaches and shoreline areas has just been made easier. The County has recently launched a new website with a map viewer to provide an online atlas of over 200 public access locations and their features.

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces partnership to assist local ranchers and provide food to people in need

Brendan Balthazar, owner of Diamond B Ranch, talks in front of Kyle Caires from UH Manoa CTAHR

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a new CARES Act funded partnership with local ranchers to provide ground beef to Feed My Sheep and people in need.

The County has committed $200,000 to support the ranching community, which includes the purchase of c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

County of Maui reports three positive cases of COVID-19

The County of Maui announced that three (3) employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in self-isolation. These are separate from the 10 positive cases reported by the Maui Police Department.

Two (2) cases are from the Department of the Prosecutin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Department of Water Supply declares Stage 1 Water Shortage for Upcountry and West Maui

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply will begin mandatory Stage 1 water restrictions for its domestic water system serving residents of Upcountry and West Maui beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Official public notice of a declaration of a water s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Keopuolani Park

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Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Keopuolani Regional Park will be closed Thursday morning and open at 3:00 p.m., following the drive-through COVID-19 testing event.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Reopening of War Memorial Stadium parking lot rescheduled

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the reopening of the War Memorial Stadium parking lot has been rescheduled to Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The delay is related to drainage work on the project and materials that needed to be shipped to Mau...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

New Kula Park Playground to open at noon Tuesday, Sept. 1

The new Kula Park Playground will open to the public at noon Tuesday, Sept. 1, Mayor Michael Victorino announced today.

“This new playground has been eagerly awaited by Upcountry keiki and their families,” Mayor Victorino said. &ldq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2020

Maui Veterans (Mokulele) Highway reopened; Puunene fire 85 percent contained

UPDATE 6:00 P.M. – Maui Veterans (Mokulele) Highway has been reopened as Maui Fire Department continues to contain the Puunene fire.

MFD reported that the estimated 1,500-acre fire is approximately 85 percent contained.

Three helicopters and multi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Aa1, AA+ bond ratings for Maui County

Moody’s Investor Service, S&P Global Ratings, and Fitch Ratings assigned ratings of Aa1 (stable outlook), AA+ (stable outlook), and AA+ (negative outlook), respectively, to Maui County’s General Obligation Bonds, Series 2020, Mayor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces approval process for film and television productions in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that film and television productions will need to receive authorization from the Office of the Mayor to begin shooting in Maui County.

The authorization is included in the County’s updated Public Health Eme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Mayor announces collaboration to create new healthcare jobs and expanded services

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a new countywide collaboration with various organizations to create healthcare jobs and expand services for kupūna and families using CARES Act funds.

The County of Maui’s new HealthCARES Hui is the first i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event continues independently on Saturday, Aug. 22

The County of Maui, Department of Environmental Management announces that due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the department has postponed its participation in the upcoming Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event.

The event will co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Mayor Victorino extends condolences to family of Lanai resident

Mayor Michael Victorino extends his condolences to the family of a Lanai resident, who is the latest COVID-19-related death in Maui County.

According to the Department of Health, the resident was a man between the age of 40-59 years old and had been hospit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Baldwin Beach Park closed from Aug. 21-27 due to ocean damage to pavilion structure

Baldwin Beach Park Pavilion damage

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the temporary closure of Baldwin Beach Park from August 21 through August 27, 2020, due to the required removal of a portion of the pavilion structure that was damaged during recent ocean co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces delay of television show production amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that production on the television show Temptation Island has been delayed due to current COVID-19 health and safety concerns in Maui County.

Mayor Victorino provided the following statement:

“After speaking with t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Mayor Victorino addresses public safety issues in Paia

County of Maui social service workers and nonprofit partners are engaged in ongoing efforts to make health and public safety improvements for the residents of Paia.

“I am keenly aware of what’s going on in Paia with reports of homelessn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Keopuolani Park

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Keopuolani Regional Park will be closed Wednesday morning and open at 3:00 p.m., following th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Mayor Victorino asks for safe access to Wailuku pump station

To address serious public safety and environmental concerns, Mayor Michael Victorino is asking for 24/7 County access to the Wailuku sewage pump station located off of Kahului Beach Road.

Currently, the area has unpermitted encampment structures and approx...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Mandatory Travel Declaration Form now available online at County of Maui website

The Mandatory Travel Declaration Form for Maui County and other transportation-related information is now available on the County of Maui’s website at www.MauiCounty.gov.

All interisland travelers arriving in Maui County will be required to compl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event set for Lanai residents on August 22, 2020

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announces a Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event for Lanai residents at the Pulama Lanai Fleet Yard from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

Residents may drop off their...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

County of Maui encourages support of STEM education, kicks off “STEM Week in Maui County”

Mayor Michael Victorino has officially proclaimed August 10-15, 2020 as “STEM Week in Maui County.”

“Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education programs are vital to the economic future of Maui County and the S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Interisland Travel Quarantine guidance for Maui County

Maui County residents are reminded that the Governor has reinstituted the mandatory 14-day quarantine for any travel other than arrival on Oahu.

The quarantine includes travel from Maui to Hawaii Island or Kauai, as well as travel to and from Molokai and L...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Kula water valve replacement project announced

The Department of Water Supply announced it will install new valves, including a pressure regulator valve, in Kula on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

The project will require water to be shut off for about five hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The valve replacement...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino statement on Governor’s announcement to reinstate 14-day interisland quarantine

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on Gov. David Ige’s announcement to reinstate the mandatory 14-day interisland travel quarantine:

"We appreciate the Governor for following our request and making the difficult decisio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for a new location

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that the Mālama Maui Nui Go Green Recycling event will continue this month at a new location.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 15, 2020, in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Mayor Victorino comments on reckless political gamesmanship

Mayor Michael Victorino reacted Wednesday to the reckless behavior on the part of a Maui County Council member to play political games with the Lahaina injection well case while it remains in an ongoing, sensitive stage of mediation.

“Federal Jud...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Maui County invites the public to review Hazard Mitigation Plan update

The public is encouraged to review and comment on the Maui Emergency Management Agency’s update to the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan to address threats such as wildfires, beach erosion and highway rockslides.

Comments are due Aug. 12,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

County of Maui launches Virtual Job Fair website to assist job seekers and employers

Maui Virtual Job Fair

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the launch of a new website to assist Maui County residents seeking employment opportunities, job training or new career paths.

The website, www.MauiCountyVirtualJobFair.com, also gives employers an online resource t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Department of Water Supply announces emergency repairs in Kula

The Department of Water Supply announced that it discovered a pressure-reducing valve problem in the Kula water system that will require emergency repairs between 9 p.m. today and 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The repairs may affect water service to as many as 1,000 cus...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Maui County Housing Division Office to close for training on Aug. 19

The County of Maui Housing Division Office will close from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, for an office training event.

Clients, including Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher clients, are asked to drop off or pick up documents at the office earli...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces upgrade of County’s network of Electric Vehicle charging stations

Mayor Michael Victorino announces an initiative to replace and upgrade the County of Maui’s network of existing Electric Vehicle Ohana charging stations.

The EVOhana charging stations located at the Kalana O Maui (County) Building in Wailuku, the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

County Summer Youth Program extended until Aug. 14; still only $10 per week for families

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui’s summer youth program has been extended another two weeks until Aug. 14 to assist families impacted by the delay of school openings.

The program in partnership with Maui Family YMCA remai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces limit on social gatherings to no more than 10 people

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today updated Public Health Emergency Rules that limit indoor and outdoor social gatherings to no more than 10 people.

The updated rules have been signed by Mayor Victorino and sent to the Governor for approval. The rules ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Mayor Victorino celebrates blessing of new $7.7 million Molokai Baseyard

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Mayor Michael Victorino celebrated the blessing and dedication ceremony Tuesday of the new $7.7 million Molokai Baseyard in Hoʻolehua.

The new baseyard features:

  • 2,560-square-foot Administrative Building
  • 7,440-square-foot Maintenance Building
  • 3,960-square-foo...
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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing on Friday, July 31, at Lahaina Aquatic Center

Lahaina testing 6.24.20

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Friday, July 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Lahaina Aquatic Center.

The Lahaina Aquatic Center will be closed all day Friday due to the drive-through testing event. The Lahaina Recreation Center will be cl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Maui Lani Roundabout to open at noon Wednesday, July 29

The Maui Lani Roundabout at the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Maui Lani Parkway has been completed and will be made open to the general public at noon on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

The $3.15 million project broke ground at the end of April and was c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

County Parks, Pools and Waiehu Golf Course reopening tomorrow, July 28, following Hurricane Douglas

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces that County parks, pools and Waiehu Municipal Golf Course will reopen tomorrow, July 28, following Hurricane Douglas.

For General Parks & Recreation information, please visit www.mauicoun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Waikapu Basketball Court to close from Aug. 10 to Nov. 7 for lights construction project

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Waikapu Basketball Court will be closed to the public from Aug. 10 through Nov. 7, 2020, for the construction of the Waikapu Park Play Court Lights project.

The project will include ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Restrooms closed for maintenance at Hookipa Beach Park and Harold Rice Memorial Park

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the anticipated closure of the restrooms at Hookipa Beach Park and Harold Rice Memorial Park on Aug. 3 – 10, 2020, due to required maintenance and repairs.

Portable restrooms will b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Central Maui Landfill reopening tomorrow; adjusted schedule for Refuse Pickup on Maui Island only

The County of Maui announces that the Central Maui Landfill will reopen tomorrow, July 28, and refuse pickup will have adjusted schedules for Maui customers following Hurricane Douglas.

The following changes to refuse pickup schedules applies to residents ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Emergency Shelters Closed; Residents can report storm related damage on County of Maui website

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that all emergency shelters have closed following the cancellation of the Hurricane Warning for Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

No major damages have been reported, though, there have been reports of debris, fallen trees, downed ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Maui Bus Routes resume services starting Monday, July 27

The County of Maui, Department of Transportation announces the reinstatement of transportation services starting Monday, July 27.

The Maui Bus Fixed Route, Paratransit, Commuter and Human Services Transportation services will resume its services that were ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2020

All County Landfills closed and Refuse Pickup suspended tomorrow, July 27, due to Hurricane Douglas

The County of Maui announces that all County Landfills will be closed and all refuse pickup is suspended for tomorrow, July 27, due to Hurricane Douglas.

Residents SHOULD NOT put out their trash bins for pickup tomorrow. County crews and officials plan to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Warning Siren scheduled for 8:30 a.m. alerting residents to Shelter in Place and Stay Informed

The County of Maui will sound warning sirens for Hurricane Douglas at 8:30 a.m. today to alert Maui County residents to shelter in place and stay informed.

Residents should turn on their radio or television and tune into local news channels for updates. Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Mayor Victorino urges residents to shelter in place starting tonight and through Sunday

Mayor Michael Victorino urges Maui County residents to shelter in place starting tonight and through Sunday due to Hurricane Douglas.

County officials will assess damages and any additional safety concerns after the hurricane passes on Monday.

“Hu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and other dangers after Hurricane Douglas makes landfall

The County of Maui reminds the public of potential dangers that could arise after Hurricane Douglas makes landfall in Hawaii.

Hurricanes can cause dangerous and destructive high winds, flooding, heavy rain and storm surges. Carbon monoxide poisoning and dr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces County of Maui emergency shelter plans

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the County of Maui will open emergency shelters on Maui Island at 7 p.m. this evening.  Shelters on Lanai and Molokai will open tomorrow at 7 a.m.  Opening times and locations may change depending upon t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Public asked to conserve water to prevent sewer spills due to Hurricane Douglas

The County of Maui, Department of Environmental Management strongly encourages the public to conserve water to minimize sewage from entering facilities and prevent potential sewer spills due to Hurricane Douglas.

During heavy rain events, facilities typica...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Maui Bus Routes to be suspended starting tomorrow due to Hurricane Douglas

The County of Maui, Department of Transportation announces the suspension of transportation services starting Sunday, July 26, due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Douglas.

The Maui Bus Fixed Route, Paratransit, Commuter and Human Services Transportat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing on Wednesday, July 29, at Keopuolani Park

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Wednesday, July 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Keopuolani Regional Park will be closed Wednesday morning and open at 3:00 p.m., following the drive-through COVID-19 testing event....

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Mayor Victorino issues emergency proclamation for Hurricane Douglas

Mayor Michael Victorino issued an emergency proclamation today as Hurricane Douglas approaches the Hawaiian Islands, bringing expected tropical storm-force winds, flash flooding and high surf. The proclamation was coordinated with the Governor’s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Department of Water Supply advises residents to conserve water in preparation for Hurricane Douglas

The Department of Water Supply advises all customers to conserve water in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Douglas, which is forecast to bring strong winds, flash flooding and high surf this weekend.

The adverse weather could disrupt electrical pow...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Public urged to prepare for strong winds, flash flooding and high surf due to Hurricane Douglas

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Maui County residents and visitors are urged to prepare for strong winds, flash flooding and high surf as Hurricane Douglas continues its track toward the Hawaiian Islands.

Wind and rain could begin impacting the state as early as Saturday night. High surf...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Location change for Maui Planning Commission public hearing

The location has changed for a Maui Planning Commission public hearing set for July 28, 2020. The public hearing will take place only via the BlueJeans videoconferencing platform from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A previous announcement listed the Ka`anapali Beach Ho...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, July 22, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, July 22, 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 17, 2020

Voluntary water conservation requested for Upcountry and West Maui residents and businesses

Due to lack of rainfall, the Department of Water Supply is requesting consumers in the Upcountry and West Maui areas to conserve water. Consumers are urged to use water only as needed for health and safety purposes in order to extend the available supply ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Emergency Housing Project in Kahului blessed

Former UH-Maui College dormitory buildings were blessed Tuesday morning for Huliau, a project to make safe housing available for people who’ve fallen into homelessness. “Huliau” means “turning point, time of change....

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Wells Park Tennis Court Restrooms closed from July 20 – 31, 2020

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the anticipated closure of the Wells Park Tennis Court Restrooms from July 20 – July 31, 2020, due to maintenance and repair needs of micro guarding to minimize vandalism concerns....

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Shiraishi Memorial Pool closed July 21, 23 and 29 for staff training

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the anticipated closure of the Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool on July 21, 23 and 29, 2020, for Fire and Public Safety staff training.

The Department of Parks and Recreation apologizes ...

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Press Releases
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 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 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

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 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 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: 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

Holomua route for food distribution

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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

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

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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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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:

War M...

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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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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

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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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces farmer assistance and food distribution program

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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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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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