PRESIDENT’S REPORT – June 25, 2017
DMI Management Changes
Destination Maui Inc., our Management company, has relocated to a newoffice in Kihei as part of their expansion from Wailuku. Having the office inKihei is very convenient for us. The new address to send all invoices/statements and correspondence, etc. to is:
Destination Maui Inc.
380 Huku Li’i Place, Suite 206
Kihei, Hawaii, (96753)
New Account Executive, Kristen Davis, will be working with Kihei Kai Nani. She can be contacted by phone, in writing or by email at the above address.
NEW Members of the Board of Directors Needed
The annual homeowner’s meeting is coming up on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Board members Carole Eiserloh and Andy Tickner will be retiring from the board as their 6 year term limits have been reached. They have served us well in their areas of expertise. We will need two new homeowner swilling to serve on the board. We have several big decisions to make in the future, and we welcome and need new voices and opinions. If you are interested in serving please email your resume to DMI or send it to the above address so it can be included in the homeowner’s information package for the January owner’s meeting.
The purchase of Lot 1 A was finalized on July 28, 2017. The developers agreed to sell Lot 1A to Kihei Kai Nani during a mediation meeting last January, and the board worked for 6 months on the purchase -including informing the owners and arranging for financing. We want to thank all the owners who supported the purchase. Our next step will be to determine how we should use our additional acreage. We know many owners already have some ideas to share, and it is definitely something we will be discussing in the future, now that we no longer have to worry about our driveway being torn up for new construction.
Spectrum and Maintenance Fees
Since Oceanic Time Warner sold their company to Spectrum, the price has increased $5 per month per unit. The increase is mainly due to the new enhanced Cable TV service and the increased Wi Fi speed.
During installation of the new service Spectrum found that several condos did nothave the correct cable for installation. The service requires a RG-6 cable. If yourTV is installed on the opposite side of the room or you want a TV installed in yourbedroom and have the wrong cable, you will need to have someone install the RG-6 cable before Spectrum will install service. They will not install the cable if itis crossing the sliding door opening. If they have to return after the initialservice, owners will pay $75 for additional installations. We hope everyone will be satisfied with the new service.
The maintenance fees have increased by only $5 per month for the coming year to offset the new Spectrum rate.
This year we finished all the major plumbing upgrades to the water system, sewer inspections and repair of the building clean outs. We are working on the High Risk Component inspections and will be notifying each owners of their unit’s results. Luckily, we didn’t have any plumbing stacks that needed repair this past summer.
A new roof was installed on building 6.
We are still working on replacing the termite damaged roof of the office; we hope to have the plans for that by Summer 2018.
The Landscaping Committee met before the October board meeting with Island Plant to discuss plans for changes to the landscaping. Some old hibiscus plants will be removed and replanted. The Lot 1A trees have not been pruned in a long time because it has changed hands between developers several times, and none of them did any maintenance. Many dead limbs need removing, and the trees need pruning for their health and forthe safety of owners and guests.
Sidewalks and Paths Safety Repairs
Johnny Johnson, our manager, has been repairing several sidewalk areas by shaving the edges of the cement that has lifted up. He has also filled in the edges of the blacktop that were missing from the edges of the driveway. Both repairs were necessary as they were tripping hazards.
Our website, kknaoao.org, has been updated and has a new look thanks to Director Wayne Braid, who has taken the website monitoring task on and is working closely with our webmaster to update the website quickly. Additions include news about Spectrum Cable TV service, House Rule changes, dates of the board and homeowners meetings, and events such as our Association Thanksgiving Dinner. Please check it often to find out what is happening and what is new.
New Park Bench Honoring Larry Lowery
Larry served as President of our AO over many years. He was a good friend to KKN and contributed a great deal to our Ohana. We all miss his wisdom and ability to bring harmony to the Board and the AOAO.
2018 UPCOMING MEETINGS
January 23: Walk around
January 24: Board Meeting
January 27: Owners Meeting
New KKN Flag
Mahalo to Cindy Kern, who donated time and energy to create a new KKN flag to replace our faded one.
Home owner Donna Awe-Berge and her trusty crew of owners and guests outdid themselves this year with a wonderful Thanksgiving Potluck Feast. A good time was had by all!
Christmas Comes to KKN
A Christmas Potluck Dinner will be held on December 25, beginning at 5:30 PM. Sign up in the office to attend. Donna will be in charge again, and she’s looking for volunteers to help! The AOAO will supply the turkey’s the owners and guests will supply the rest! Come join in the feast and the fun!
Unfortunately, there are still some guests who are disrespectful of our smoking rules, and have been confrontative with owners, when asked to smoke in the designated smoking locations, or they have denied smoking when our Johnny Johnson spoke to them after they were reported. One owner captured two deniers on camera. Owners, PLEASE remind guests we are a NO SMOKING resort. There is NO SMOKING on lanais or the property, except in the designated areas. Owners are responsible for guests, and continued abuse, can lead to owners being fined up to $50 per day!
Iao Park Closure
The Iao Park has opened again for visitors, since Phase Two plans including additional sloping stabilization and erosion control measures along Wailuku River and Kinihapai Stream have been completed. The State Parks Department is working on additional plans. The park was heavily damaged from severe flash flooding in September, 2016. There is a $5 parking charge for visitors.
MAHALO NUI LOA
We want to send a BIG MAHALO to our Kihei Kai Nani Staff for all their hard
work and their efforts, which bring the Aloha Spirit to our Maui Ohana!
Articles: Ethel Belway & Carole Eiserloh
Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!
Ethel Belway, President