The Maui News - The Maui County Council pushed forward two major county projects earlier this month by approving $3.25 million more for the new Kihei Police Station and by giving initial approval for $1.5 million for planning and design of the county's new office building at the old Wailuku Post Office site.
Maui police officials have said that the station is scheduled to be open by Oct. 1 and that the funding is needed to cover costs of change orders, additional equipment and upgrades that were not foreseen when the project first went out to bid.
The appropriation of $1.5 million for new county offices at the old Wailuku Post Office site will still need another approval by the council.
The Maui County Council recently approved $3.25 million more for the new Kīhei Police Station.
Photo: Debra Lordan
The funds will assist with designing and planning a new building across the street from the current Kalana O Maui building. County administration officials said the new building will help the county save millions of dollars in rental costs for office space.
The two-story station under construction since December 2011 is mauka of Pi'ilani Highway and its intersection with Kanani Road.