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Mayor signs new Subdivision Code

By Staff | Aug 8, 2013

Mayor Alan Arakawa signs revisions to the Subdivision Code as (standing from left) Department of Public Works Deputy Director Rowena Dagdag-Andaya and Director David Goode, and staff engineers Lesli Otani and Lance Nakamura watch. PHOTO BY THE COUNTY OF MAUI/LOIS WHITNEY.

WAILUKU – Mayor Alan Arakawa last week signed revisions to the Subdivision Code to help streamline the approval process for both applicants and county staff.

The mayor expressed his thanks to Department of Public Works staff for their work on the bill, which he said brought back much-needed efficiency to the subdivision process.

“We need more common sense changes to our laws like these revisions,” Mayor Arakawa said.

“I want to thank the Department of Public Works, other departments affected by the bill, the public and the council for getting this done so smoothly. This bill will save the public and county staff significant time and effort in processing future subdivisions, while retaining the needed safeguards to protect our community’s health, safety and the environment. Job well done.”

The code revisions simplified the number of tax clearances required; eliminated redundancies with the building code; clarified that County Council-approved zoning conditions prevail over subdivision requirements; simplified when and how extensions to subdivision applications are granted; and eliminated language that indicated some leases were subject to subdivision.

For more information, visit www.mauicounty.gov/publicworks or call 270-7252.