Residents put ranch
concerns in print

WAILUKU, Maui » A group of Maui residents has taken out a full-page newspaper advertisement calling on Hana Ranch to explain what plans it has for a parcel of land adjacent to Hamoa Beach.

Dan Omer, chief operating officer of Hana Ranch Partners, said the ranch has no new plans for the 63-acre parcel.

The residents group, which calls itself Hana Ohana, became alarmed when they learned the ranch filed an application last year to re-subdivide the parcel. The ranch had been given one year to meet a number of conditions to get the application approved.

In May, land surveyor Bruce Lee obtained a one-year extension because his work was not done.

Omer said he did not ask for the extension and that the ranch does not expect to seek final approval of the application.

Dawn Lono, an organizer of Hana Ohana, said her group had failed to get a clear message from the ranch about its intentions for the parcel.

Omer said he had been in regular contact with the group to assure members that Hana Ranch was not moving forward with the project.

The ranch had filed the application to consolidate six lots it owns at Hamoa into one and then re-subdivide them into six new lots.

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