Virtual Town Hall on Proposed Emergency Runway Lights at Kapalua Airport
A virtual town hall meeting takes place next week to discuss the proposed addition of runway lights for emergency use at Kapalua Airport.
Operations at the Kapalua Airport are limited to daytime hours. Residents may have concerns about a State of Hawaiʻi proposal to add lights, said Councilmember Tamara Paltin, who will host the meeting.
Paltin, who is in her second term holding the council seat for the West Maui residency area said, “We look forward to sharing more information about this project and discussing what concerns the community may have regarding runway lights in Kapalua. It’s important for us to understand different perspectives regarding how this project could impact the community and environment in that area.”
Joe Pluta, president of the West Maui Taxpayers Association, will provide comments at the town hall. Marvin Moniz, the state Department of Transportation’s airports manager for Maui County, will also participate.
The meeting is set for Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m.