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HOST Advisory Board Meeting

October 14, 2010


 

                                   

Bob Heidrich                                                             Kim Beasley                         

Robin Bond                                                               Richard Davison                 

Chris Woolaway                                                       Bill Mossman           

LCDR Marcella Granquist                                      CDR Jason Neubauer

Tom Collins                                                               Anne Stevens                     

Lt. Kyle Ryan                                                             Ed Underwood

Naomi Wasano

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #1    Call to Order

 

 Robin called the meeting to order.   A quorum was present.

 

AGENDA ITEM #2     Approval of the Minutes of last meeting.

 

Minutes for the last General Meeting were discussed for future approval.

 

AGENDA ITEM #3    Treasurer’s Report

 

Chris Woolaway reported that current funds total $2,865.01

 

AGENDA ITEM #4 -  HOST Board Update

 

            Rich Davison has agreed to represent Domestic Shipping.   Everyone agreed. Tom Collins is taking Rich Demuth’s place with the Harbor Pilots.

 

AGENDA ITEM #5    HOST General Meeting Topics

 

•           The next membership meeting will be a panel discussion to identify and hopefully clarify who and how to contact different agencies in the event of a safety or security problem during off-duty hours. Representatives from DLNR, Harbors, USCG, HPD, Ocean Safety and HFD will be among those participating.

 

              There will be a brief update of the Get the Drift and Bag It cleanup on Slipper Island in Keehi Lagoon.

 

AGENDA ITEM #6  Pending HOST Safety Issues

 

•           Updates on Flare disposal.   Kim pointed out that the method of disposal for the ammunition from the recovery project at “ammo reef” in Waianae.  Maybe this could be a system and permitting process that we could piggy back on to.  

 

•           Dive flag Alpha concerns.   Nothing new at this time.

 

•           Falls of Clyde.    They are bringing in a “preservationist with the park service” and he will be looking at a pre-haul out work list.

 

 

AGENDA ITEM #7  HOST Concerns

 

            •           National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

 

They recently held a meeting in Hawaii and Robin attended.   One of the things that they are pushing for is a national boating education requirement.   Another is a national approach to BUI for boaters.

 

            •           Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival

 

Pretty good attendance and HOST was there and many questions were asked.

 

•           HOST Christmas Party

 

The Christmas Party will be on December 9th at the Hawaii Yacht Club.  We are looking for grab bag donations.   It should be fun.

 

AGENDA ITEM #8   USCG Concerns

 

•           They are starting a project of reviewing commercial “tour” diving incidents that are beginning to increase.

 

AGENDA ITEM #9   -   State of Hawaii Concerns  (DOT Harbors and DLNR)

 

•           DLNR is starting to see “non-commercial” activities at Waikiki Beach and elsewhere where non-commercial vessels are doing commercial activities by not actually landing at the beach but loading and off-loading passengers three feet off the beach.   They are looking in to this.   This is particularly important issue for Hanalei Bay.

 

            Another issue is that the requirement to move your vessel offshore once every three months to prevent derelict vessels.   There is a lot of push back from the public on this.   Current enforcement on this “inspection” is once a year.   The law actually reads every 90 days.   They are now starting to enforce the law.    This is very unpopular.  This is primarily to encourage/stimulate an active harbor that supports the fueling docks the stores and other entities necessary to support a harbor.

 

AGENDA ITEM #10  -  Coast Guard Auxiliary Issues

 

•           No news.

 

AGENDA ITEM #11  -  Power Squadron Issues

 

            •           They are developing a new program for doing on water training. More information to follow.

 

NEXT MEETINGS

 

Executive Board Meeting:

 

            November 4, 2010 at  3:00 pm,   Hawaii Yacht Club located in

            the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor.

 

General Membership Meeting:

 

December 9, 2010 at 5:00 pm, Annual Christmas Party at the Hawaii Yacht Club.