HSCA Lava News
HSCA is currently working on getting a generator for our water yard should we lose power.
Various alternate routes are currently being constructed through our subdivision at Kahala (Railroad Ave) and Beach Road, should the lava breach highway 130.
We are already communicating our concerns with the appropriate agencies regarding liability issues, and about protecting our water main that crosses Railroad Avenue.
USGS Flow Map Animation Superimposed on Google Terrain Map Here.
Funding Will Help Ensure Access to Clean Drinking Water for Puna Community
Honolulu, HI - Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i) announced the award of $1.9 million in federal funding to the Hawaiian Shores Community Association in Puna, Hawai'i. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding will help the homeowner's association improve and repair the community's water system, ensuring safer, clean water and providing adequate water flow for fire protection. Senator Schatz's office worked closely with the USDA to help expedite the Association's grant and loan applications.
"With Puna still recovering from Tropical Storm Iselle, we need to make sure communities and families continue to have access to safe, clean drinking water,” Senator Schatz said. “I thank the USDA for working with my office to ensure that the Hawaiian Shores community has the resources it needs to improve its water system."
The USDA Rural Development program funding includes a loan of $1,037,000 and a grant of $864,880. The project improvements proposed include replacing tanks, pumps, and piping and upgrading valves and electrical equipment.
"Hawaiian Shores Community Association (HSCA) is thrilled to
receive this loan and grant combination award from the USDA's
Rural Development program. Primary components of our small private
water system, such as the 85,000 gallon holding tank, are over 40
years old and failing," said Eileen O'Hara, President of the
Hawaiian Shores Community Association. "The recent encounter with
Hurricane/Storm Iselle exposed additional weaknesses of our private
water system which is worn out and undersized to serve the needs
of our growing community. HSCA wouldn't be able to afford the
needed repairs and upgrades without this award and we are especially
grateful to Senator Brian Schatz for his assistance in ensuring this
funding was approved in the current federal fiscal year."
2014 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT2014 CCR Water Report
2013 CCR Water Report
USDA GRANT APPROVED
See attached press release from USDA on the predevelopment grant awarded to HSCA for the Preliminary Engineering Report here.
Welcome to the website of the Hawaiian Shores Community Association (HSCA)! This is the official website for our nonprofit 501c(4) organization, a homeowners association representing all properties in the Hawaiian Shores Recreational Estates subdivision. You may come across blogs and other websites with similar names, but this is the ONLY and OFFICIAL website for the HSCA. We do not support any blog sites and we are not affiliated with any other website.
Our subdivision is accessed from Highway 130 via Kahakai Boulevard in the lower Puna District. Created in 1979, the HSCA assumed all common property in our subdivision. With slightly less than 1,300 separate residential parcels, common areas include the roads, three parks, and a well that provides potable water to our homes. We commonly own an area of nearly 12 acres that formerly operated as a horse stables under a County Special Permit. We share common public resources and infrastructure with the three other subdivisions located along Kahakai Boulevard which are the Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaiian Parks, and Hawaiian Shores subdivisions. Keonepoko Elementary School is located adjacent to our subdivision as is a convenience store (Da Store). Our subdivision is approximately 3 miles from Malama and Woodland Shopping centers in Pahoa with grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, restaurants, banks, and other services.
Please browse our site for information on meetings, events and association governing documents. Contact information is provided and we would love to hear from you. The HSCA office is staffed every weekday during normal working hours (except Tuesdays - partial hours).
A volunteer Board of Directors manages the association and staff members who take care of day-to-day operations. Our next annual membership meeting will be the 3rd Saturday in April 2014. We have recently decided to move the regular monthly Board meetings from Saturday mornings to Wednesday evening at 6 PM. Please consult our calendar for meeting dates in 2014.
As the Board President, I welcome all members and the public to our website and invite you to help us make our community a great place to live.
HSCA President of the Board of Directors (2013)