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Neighborhood Graffiti

110915 GRAFITTIsmOn Saturday November 7, 2015 this electrical box located in Lookout Park was newly painted. By Sunday morning the box had been tagged. If you have any information about this vandalism or any other defacing of public or Association property please contact the Site Manager at 681-0866. Every time this happens it costs all of us money. Please help us stop this nuisance.

Dog Attack

On November 2, 2015 a small dog was attacked and killed by a large white dog on Aipo’ola Street. If you have any information about the incident please contact the Honolulu Police Department using the following police report number 15-439044. It would also be appreciated if you would contact our site manager with the information.

House Break-in

On November 4, 2015 a resident on Aipo’ola Street reported that a break-in had occurred and several items were taken. If you have any information about this incident please contact Honolulu Police Department using police report number 15-440462.

Accessory Dwelling Units: New City and County of Honolulu Ordinance 15-41 Not Allowed in WLF

On September 14, 2015 Mayor Caldwell sign into law Bill 20 (2015), CD1:

To amend chapter 21, revised ordinances of Honolulu 1990, as amended (The land use ordinance), relating to accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The purpose of this ordinance is to establish ADUs as a permitted use in all residential zoning districts, to encourage and accommodate the construction of ADUs, increase the number of affordable rental units and alleviate the housing shortage in the City, and to establish land use standards for those ADUs.

Fortunately or unfortunately depending on your point of view, the West Loch Fairways DCC&Rs do not allow the membership to add an ADU to their property, as noted below:

Article III Section 3.02 Residential Lots: Uses and Restrictions (a) Subject to subsection 3.02(ii) below, only one Family (including domestic servants and transient guests) shall occupy each Lot, and each Owner shall construct only one detached or duplex single-family Residence (which may include a guest room without a kitchen connected to the main dwelling) on any Lot designated for single-family residential purposes.

The September  20, 2015 edition of the Honolulu Star Advertiser included an ADU Q&A  article: Accessory dwelling units zero in on housing woes, by Andrew Gomes, which answers most questions one would have regarding an ADU. Honolulu Star Advertiser’s Kokua Line also provides information in its article  Rules of a homeowners hui override city ADU precepts.

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