This is a general information website created for the property owners of the Leilani Estates subdivision. It is also a good reference for those interested in information about one of the best places to live in Hawaii. The contents of this website is a compilation of documents provided by the LCA Board of Directors, property owners, and other materials gathered on the web that is relevant to Leilani Estates property owners. The website is produced and maintained by one of the happy Leilani Estates property owners and is not an official website of the Leilani Estates Community Association.
A Message From The President
by Jay Bondesen - August 2013
Aloha Leilani Community Association members!
We are already half way through 2013 and it’s time for an update on just what has been going on in our neighborhood. Most of you probably know that Jean, for most of us and for many years the fi rst contact here in Leilani, has left the offi ce and been replaced by Pake (Athena). We miss Jean of course but Pake has fi t right in and proved to be a great asset bringing experience from doing similar work in another Puna subdivision.
The Office is now open from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM weekdays and both the offi ce and the lending library are getting more use. In fact the whole Community Center is getting more use with the many classes and groups taking advantage of it. The playground and the basketball court almost always have people using them is now open until 9:00 at night. The Board of Directors is also considering proposals from the Park Committee on both expansion and maintenance projects to enhance and protect our investment in facilities.
Driving around Leilani I see a number of new homes going up and, thankfully, some of the empty homes being bought and occupied again. It’s great to see that although it can sometimes be a challenge for both the Architectural Committee and the CC&R Committee. It seems that we need to constantly educate, and sometimes remind, property owners about the rules. These same rules are the ones that made Leilani attractive in the fi rst place. We owe a huge debt to the past members who have served on the Board of Directors and the various committees that are responsible for the fact that Leilani Estates has become the, and I am biased here, best place to live in Puna. The current chairmen and members of both C.E.R.T. and Neighborhood Watch have all put in an amazing amount of volunteer time for a great cause.
Puna, and Pahoa as our village, have been energized by new people moving in and new investments by business and the County of Hawai‘i. I see a lot of people using the improved Park and boat ramp just down the hill at Pohoiki and MacKenzie State Park just fi nished a major upgrade. The local Fire and Police facility is a great improvement over what we had. New commercial development is planned in Pahoa and a major new park next to the Pahoa swimming pool is in the planning stages. Highway improvements are in the fi nal planning stage for the infamous intersection coming into Pahoa.
There are a lot of great things about where we live and a few things that not everyone is pleased with. Everyone here has the opportunity to speak up as well as participate. We are a small enough community that individuals really can make a difference and those that participate will defi ne what we will become. The Leilani Community Association has only two paid employees so much of what we are is the result of volunteer efforts. Not simply the Board of Directors but all of the committees and work crews, the people that organize the pot lucks and movie nights, who do the training for C.E.R.T., drive the roads for Neighborhood watch, and everyone who just picks up a little trash while out walking. There will always be room for more people helping in these efforts so consider the opportunity to, have a say, meet your neighbors, and make Leilani even better.
General Membership MeetingLeilani Community Association will hold the General Membership Meeting on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Rec Center, 13-3441 Moku Street. All members are encouraged to participate in the meeting, meet your neighbors and meet your new Board of Directors for 2014. The agenda for the General Membership Meeting will be posted prior to the meeting.
2014 Board of Director NominationsIn accordance with Bylaws Article IV Section 1, the Board of Directors will be accepting nominations for its 2014 Board of Directors election. Written nominations must be received by the Association’s office no later than January 1, 2014.
If you are interested in serving your community, please get your nomination in.
Request to Develop a Community Relief Center in Leilani Estates
Leilani Community Association proposes to develop a Community Relief Center to build community resilience and aid residents of Lower Puna (Puna Makai). The proposed facility will allow preparation for and response to any natural or manmade disaster which prohibits access to roadways and the transportation of goods and services to/from the Hilo area. The proposed site of the Community Relief Center is at the Leilani Community Association grounds located on Moku Street in Leilani Estates.
The Leilani Estates Board of Directors (BOD) are asking for member response to the proposal to Hawaii County for your review. Attached you can find the proposal, pictures, and maps that were included in the package submitted to the County.
Members are encouraged to share their comments by submitting them to the Leilani Community Association.
Tel/Fax: (808) 965-9555
13-3441 Moku Street, Pahoa Hi 96778
General Information: Info@LeilaniEstates.Org