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Abercrombie Releases CIP for School, Water Projects
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Governor Releases $26.8 Million for Education Facilities

 

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News Release from www.Hawaii.gov/gov May 24, 2012

HONOLULU –As the public school year wraps up today, Governor Neil Abercrombie announced the release of more than $26.8 million for various Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) at school facilities statewide.

“By prioritizing these school projects, we are making an investment in the education of our keiki while creating local jobs,”said Governor Abercrombie. “The Project Labor Agreement plan announced earlier this week provides a model for collaboration with labor unions on some of these projects to prevent potential conflicts that might otherwise cause unnecessary delay.”

The following priority projects were identified by members of the state Legislature, and funds were approved and released by Governor Abercrombie:

  • · $3,000,000 - Hilo High School, Hawai'i Island - Additional construction for new gymnasium, which will also serve as an emergency shelter for the community
  • · $2,500,000 - East Kapolei Middle School, O'ahu - Design for new East Kapolei Middle School, needed to accommodate projected demand in the Kapolei area
  • · $1,500,000 - Iliahi Elementary School, O'ahu - Design and construction for playcourt cover to allow Iliahi Elementary to conduct P.E. classes and school events regardless of weather
  • · $1,500,000 - Kalaheo High School, O'ahu - Design and construction for drainage and turf improvements and field expansion for the athletic field
  • · $1,375,000 - Keoneula Elementary School, O'ahu - Design, construction and equipment for four new portable classrooms to relieve overcrowding
  • · $1,150,000 - Pearl Ridge Elementary School, O'ahu - Design and construction for electrical upgrades to support the use of technology
  • · $1,000,000 - Ala Wai Elementary, O'ahu - Design and construction for electrical upgrades to support current electrical needs as well as the use of technology
  • · $1,000,000 - Mililani High School, O'ahu - Design and construction for fiber-optic backbone and network cabling replacement and upgrades to meet advanced technology needs
  • · $1,000,000 - Salt Lake Elementary School, O'ahu - Design, construction, equipment and works of art for renovations to convert two large open plan classrooms into four separate classrooms with permanent separation walls and fire exits
  • · $974,000 - Leeward School District, O'ahu - Relocation or construction of temporary facilities for Kapolei Elementary (two), Campbell High (two) and 'Ewa Makai Middle (four) Schools to meet enrollment shifts and other needs
  • · $950,000 - Kanoelani Elementary School, O'ahu - Design, construction and works of art for electrical upgrades
  • · $950,000 - Pearl City Highlands Elementary School, O'ahu - Design and construction for electrical upgrades
  • · $885,700 - Various schools, statewide - Relocation or construction of temporary facilities to meet enrollment shifts and other needs at Olomana (one), Kapolei High (one), Kapolei Middle (one), Campbell High (three), Leilehua High (six), Ewa Makai Elementary (four), Solomon Elementary (two), Kapolei Elementary (two), Farrington High (two replacements) on O'ahu; Holualoa Elementary (two) on Hawai'i Island; and Lahaina Intermediate (two) on Maui
  • · $780,000 - Kaneohe Elementary School, O'ahu - Design, construction and works of art funds for modifications to meet ADA accessibility guidelines, including those for walkways, ramps, parking stalls, elevators, building interiors and exteriors
  • · $750,000 - Mililani Middle School, O'ahu - Design and construction to repair leaking through metal roof seams
  • · $700,000 - 'Ewa Elementary School, O'ahu - Partial construction for an eight-classroom building to meet growth and enrollment needs, including seven general education classrooms, one computer lab, one faculty center, two utility closets, restrooms and mechanical/electrical/communications rooms
  • · $600,000 - Lehua Elementary School, O'ahu - Design and construction for parking lot expansion to provide adequate parking for staff and visitors, including drainage, sidewalks, ADA accessibility and other improvements
  • · $600,000 - Momilani Elementary, O'ahu - Design and construction for electrical upgrades to support current electrical needs as well as the use of technology
  • · $585,000 - Castle High School, O'ahu - Design and construction for replacement of lighting and sound systems at Ronald Bright Auditorium
  • · $501,000 - Mililani Mauka Elementary School, O'ahu - Design and construction for covered walkways between administration, cafeteria and classroom buildings, including security rails to prevent vandals from climbing on the walkway roof for access to two-story buildings
  • · $500,000 - Moanalua High School, O'ahu - Additional construction for accessible route, bleachers and relocation of storage facilities for the women's softball field (necessary to meet federal gender equity requirements)
  • · $500,000 - Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School, O'ahu - Irrigation systems for three playfields to provide safer playing surface for users
  • · $450,000 - Stevenson Middle School, O'ahu - Additional construction for a multipurpose educational facility to support science curriculum
  • · $400,000 - Nanakuli High School, O'ahu - Additional construction for replacement dugouts, bleachers, perimeter fencing, batting cage and accessibility improvements for the women's softball field (necessary to meet federal gender equity requirements)
  • · $331,300 - Kaneohe Elementary School, O'ahu - Additional construction funds for fire lane and waterline improvements for library to comply with the fire code
  • · $255,000 - Aina Haina Elementary School, O'ahu - Design and construction for parking lot to accommodate staff and visitors; project includes 23 to 28 parking stalls and landscaping
  • · $250,000 - Nahiku Community Center, Maui - Planning and design to construct community center on two acres of land located in the village of Nahiku
  • · $250,000 - Puohala Elementary School, O'ahu - Design for structural assessment to address separation of walls in buildings to address settling issues in four main campus buildings
  • · $200,000 - Central Middle School, O'ahu - Design to address termite damage and foundation issues
  • · $180,000 - Washington Middle School, O'ahu - Design and construction for electrical upgrades for the school kitchen, cafeteria and Building B, to support current electrical needs as well as the use of technology
  • · $179,000 - Kapolei High and Campbell High Schools, O'ahu - Additional construction for temporary restroom facilities due to increased enrollments and to provide temporary facilities while new buildings are constructed
  • · $171,207 - Molokai High School, Molokai - Additional construction for accessible route, bleachers, scoreboard, restrooms and accessibility improvements for the women's softball field (necessary to meet federal gender equity requirements)
  • · $150,000 - Mililani Ike Elementary School, O'ahu - Construction to repair rusted columns supporting covered playcourt
  • · $112,000 - Holualoa Elementary, Hawai'i Island- Additional construction to relocate or construct temporary facilities for Holualoa Elementary to meet enrollment shifts and other needs
  • · $95,000 - Kaelepulu Elementary School, O'ahu - Additional construction to create an accessible route from the parking lot to Building C, to comply with ADA
  • · $88,000 - Olomana School, O'ahu - Design and construction to extend the PE portable classroom and provide adequate space for various PE activities
  • · $86,500 - Lahaina Intermediate School, Maui - Additional construction to relocate or construct temporary facilities to meet enrollment shifts and other needs
  • · $80,000 - Waipahu Elementary School, O'ahu - Equipment for a new eight-classroom building that will include a special education classroom, six general education classrooms and a computer resource classroom
  • · $78,978 - Kapolei Middle School, O'ahu - Additional construction for temporary facilities to meet enrollment shifts and other needs
  • · $75,000 - Mililani Uka Elementary, O'ahu - Construction for new, age-appropriate playground equipment for upper elementary students
  • · $58,000 - Leilehua High and Solomon Elementary Schools, O'ahu - Additional construction funds to relocate or construct temporary facilities statewide to meet enrollment shifts and other needs (six at Leilehua; two at Solomon)
  • · $27,669 - La'ie Elementary School, O'ahu - Additional construction funds for the expansion of the cafeteria

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Governor Releases $8.1 Million for Energy Conservation, Watershed Protection, Management of Water Resources

News Release from www.Hawaii.gov/gov May 25, 2012

HONOLULU – Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $8.1 million for various Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) that conserve energy and protect and manage Hawai'i’s watershed and water resources.

“These CIP funds support my administration’s commitment to being responsible stewards of the environment, while also furthering the creation of local jobs as part of a sustainable economy,” said Governor Abercrombie.

The following priority projects were identified by members of the state Legislature, and funds were approved and released by Governor Abercrombie:

  • $3,439,000 - Energy Conservation and Sustainable Design Improvements, statewide - Development and implementation of various energy conservation projects to maximize energy efficiency in public facilities, including the Liliu'okalani, Ke'elikolani and Kina'u Hale Buildings
  • $2,000,000 - Waimea Transfer Ditch, Hawai'i - Construction for improvements to the Waimea Transfer Ditch, the primary source of water for farmers in this area
  • $1,400,000 - Upcountry Maui Watershed, Maui - Installation of a new pipeline system, including approximately 10 miles of high-density main distribution pipeline; more than 15 miles of lateral and sublateral pipelines; and pressure regulating devices, manholes and siphons on the upper slope of Kula
  • $1,000,000 - Waimea Hydropower Plant, Hawai'i Island - Installation of a hydropower plant in the irrigation system
  • $300,000 - State Lower Hamakua Ditch Watershed, Hawai'i Island - Repair of flumes, ditches, reservoirs and tunnels for the irrigation system, including removal of sediment in ditches, modification of intake structures and installation of new lateral distribution lines
  • $57,000 - Waiahole Water System, O'ahu - Planning and design for improvements

In addition, the Governor released $250,000 for a grant to Papakolea Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1999 to foster a sustainable community in the Hawaiian homestead of Papakolea on Hawai'i Island. The grant will be used toward installation of photovoltaic panels and other energy efficient projects for the Papakolea Community Park and Full Service Center.

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