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hotzcatz

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  1. hotzcatz
    07-20-2016 01:05 PM - permalink
    hotzcatz
    Aloha Tori,

    Well, as usual on the Big Island, the word 'subdivision' doesn't quite match what you might expect from the mainland. The area is basically Peepekeo which is a nice area just outside of Hilo on the Waimea side. (Um, in mainland terms, that would be 'North', I think). Much less crime on that side of Hilo than in the general Puna area. Possibly nice ocean views since it's on a hillside instead of flat lands like the other side of Hilo. Should have deep soil, too.

    So, the 'subdivision' will be houses on a hillside, a post office, a small general store, a fruit stand and another small general store at the lower end. I think there's some sort of ocean access (not sure if there's actually a beach, I've not been there) but I think the access is through a bit of private property so it's not a 'given' that it will remain an access.

    It is close to Hilo so going to and from town is easy. Was there anything specific you were wondering about the area?

    A hui hou,
    Catz
  2. BasicallyTori
    07-18-2016 01:47 PM - permalink
    BasicallyTori
    Hello, I don't if you remember me, it has been awhile. Do you know anything about Kulaimano Heights Subdivision ?
  3. hotzcatz
    12-09-2014 10:25 PM - permalink
    hotzcatz
    Aloha Joe & Susan,

    Cell reception gets a bit spotty here and there depending where you are on the island. The phone number here is xxx-xxxx, although it's a stuck to the wall phone and doesn't take messages or text. Doesn't take pictures, either, for that matter. I'd give you the cell phone number for messages, but it's a flip phone and texting on it is a pain.

    A hui hou,
    Catz
  4. Docmayo
    12-09-2014 02:42 PM - permalink
    Docmayo
    Hotcatz,

    Can you call me or message me. We contacted you about a month ago regarding your drafting services. We are on island and would like to meet you.
    Joe and Susan Mayo
    Cell 714 290 1199. (Poor reception here). Message me
    Hale Pueo Kea 808 884 5668. In and out (where we are staying in N Kohala)
  5. henry1
    04-26-2011 12:16 AM - permalink
    henry1
    The gentlemen i talked to said in private told me once i get settle there come back and he see what he can do for me ..My boss in the Sheriff dept did give me a glowing attboy report on willing to work any shift or hours dureing my time
  6. hotzcatz
    10-17-2010 08:54 PM - permalink
    hotzcatz
    Oh, do you have to have the underground house in order to live here? Wouldn't it be a lot easier as well as less expensive to go a bit more of a standard construction route?
  7. hotzcatz
    10-17-2010 08:53 PM - permalink
    hotzcatz
    I've been dealing with the Building Departments of most of the different islands for decades and it is a fairly precise dance if one wants to get a permit approved in a quick and timely manner. The more non-standard the building, the more difficult the approval process, too. This one is extremely non-standard. It isn't a project I'd generally want to do, either, since I charge by the page for drafting done and not by the hour and this one will take hours and hours - if it even gets approved at all.

    The quickest I've ever had a permit approved was 24 hours and the longest was just under a year. There was one which never got approved, but I informed the client it wasn't likely they'd get a permit before starting the drawings, but they wanted them drawn anyway.
  8. henry1
    10-17-2010 12:34 PM - permalink
    henry1
    i have been to the big island about 8 times in the last year looking and trying to figure out a way to get it done so i could have it moved by the time i had retired by the end of this year..

    when i had went to a dinner with the gentlemen who was helping me with the project i had met with a few other people who where in the construction business and all them to a person basically had said that the dept need to be change and new blood bought into the dept ..

    as one person said it was likeing dealing with a bunch of people who think a year for a simple yes and no is time enough ..they basically where saying that the way the dept does it style of working now is hurting them ..they want the codes and other policys to be enforced but it also should be simple to get a answer from them in the long run..
  9. henry1
    10-17-2010 12:27 PM - permalink
    henry1
    iam not trying to fight with you but as person who lives there does it not get to a point where you go enough is a enough with the way it done there at times and draging of feet on anything that is done there ..the people who i talked to for the last year on this project has gotten to a point where they are ready for open rebellion at times with the whole county planning and engineer depts over simple project that seam to drag on for months at time getting things done and add 1000s of dollars to the cost of the project in the overall cost of doing business ..

    the one gentlemen who i worked with was a prince of a guy and he made every effort to get the permits on time and when dealing with the system is was the one who basically said we need to change the way things are done on the island
  10. hotzcatz
    10-15-2010 12:35 PM - permalink
    hotzcatz
    Not shipping it until it is approved is a sensible way to go about it. If you can get a permit for it, it's going to be a huge, long, drawn out affair. That happens every time someone wants to do something new. Every single thing has to be looked at and approved and the rules looked up and then the whole thing has to be documented and that takes tons of time and money. Mostly folks just don't do new things unless they are planning on doing a lot of them. The whole effort for a one time use generally doesn't pan out.

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