POM October Update By Bill Affonso

Campus Repair & Maintenance Projects Status


321/392 – Paint booths                                               Final inspections completed. 392                                                                                                  signed off. 321 still needs minor repairs.

Campus –Security Camera & Emergency Call       Completed May 2011. Punch List in                                                                                             process.

Box Systems – Phase I

Repair Shop cranes/lifting devices                           Work completed, Awaiting                                                                                               certification.


321, 322 & 323 – Repair oil separators                    ECD 31 August 2011, November 2011

389 – Remove old hydraulic lift & fluids.                ECD 31 August 2011, November 2011

324 – Re-roof                                                                 ECD 31 August 2011, October 2011

Campus – VOIP, replace telephone system             ECD 31 October 2011

386B – Add classroom and restrooms                      ECD 31 December 2011, March 2012

Nursing Modular – Kona                                              ECD 31 December 2011

391 – Refrig & AC Program Renovation                   ECD 31 December 2011

382 – Repair/replace refrigerator/freezer                ECD 15 January 2012

Repair/refurbish interiors                                           ECD 15 January 2012

Renovate men’s/women’s shower                              ECD 15 January 2012

Hale Aloha Renovation                                                Contract awarded. Notice to                                                                                               proceed – 5 Dec 2011. 5 Feb 2012                                                                                              ECD 4 Dec 2012, 4 Feb 2013

390 – Remove/replace shop sawdust collector       Re-scheduled. Work to start 15 May                                                                                               2012

Campus – Motorcycle Test Range                               Awaiting pre-construction meeting                                                                                            Aug 2011, Nov 2011

Campus – Security fence                                              Awaiting bid process

Campus – Update Fire Alarm System                         Awaiting bid process

Campus – Replace water dist. infrastructure           Awaiting bid process

Campus – UH CC System Lock & Campus Key        Drawings in review                            Project

380 – Hawaiian Life Styles, office renovations        Consultant selected, Drawings in review

389 – Hawaiian Life Styles, building extension       Consultant selected, Drawings in review

385A – Replace kiln/lab work area                             Consultant selected, drawings in process

378/379 – Repaint                                                          Preliminary planning

380/381 – Replace ceiling/upgrade electrical          Consultant selected

Campus – Repair/Replace windows/doors               Consultant selected

Campus – ADA automatic door openers                    Consultant selected

378/397 – Replace end of life AC units                      Design only

390 – Upgrade electrical                                               Design only


Annual Security Report

As required by the Federal Government, HawCC published its Annual Security Report on  October 1, 2011. The Hawai‘i Community College (HawCC) Annual Campus Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings, property owned or controlled by the HawCC, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters.

You can obtain a copy of this report upon request at Campus Security, 808-934-2760, located in the Security Cabin on the west side of Building 387, or by accessing the following :  http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/security/

New Campus Security Web Page

Planning, Operations and Maintenance (POM) has established a new HawCC Campus Security web site.  This website has links to Campus Security Policies, the Annual Security Report, Crime Prevention Tips, and the HawCC Emergency Operations Plan.

It also has links to:

The URL for the HawCC Campus Security Web site is: http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/security/



1. Thursday 9/1/11 2:35p.m. HIT & RUN VEHICLE ACCIDENT – In the front of building 396, a Ford F – 150 truck reversed out of a parking stall and collided with a parked Honda Accord and left the scene.
2. Friday 9/2/11  11:15a.m. VERBAL DISAGREEMENT – Campus security was called to make a report about a verbal disagreement involving an electronics instructor in building 391 and some GW Construction employees.
3. Tuesday 9/6/11 10:48a.m. MEDICAL EMERGENCY – Campus security was contacted by a female student feeling ill. This was in building 394. 911 was called. Student taken to the hospital.
4. Friday 9/9/11 3:00p.m. THEFT – A state vehicle’s exhaust pipe was discovered to be missing. This vehicle was parked behind building 396.
5. Monday 9/12/11 11:00a.m. THEFT – A state vehicle’s catalytic converter was stolen. This vehicle was parked behind building 396.
6. Wednesday 9/14/11 1:36p.m. POSSIBLE SEXUAL HARASSMENT – Campus security was called to make a report on a possible sexual harassment involving 2 Hawaii Community College students. Alleged incident took place on the UH – Hilo campus. A female student claims a male student is harassing her.
7. Monday 9/19/11 4:15p.m. THEFT – 2 hats were stolen from a parked vehicle behind building 381.
8. Tuesday 9/20/11 11:23a.m. DISTURBANCE – 2 male students got into a verbal altercation in building MPA – 1.
9. Monday 9/26/11 1:50p.m. DISTURBANCE – A male and female student got into a verbal altercation in front of building 378.
10. Tuesday 9/27/11 11:30a.m. DRUG USE – Campus security was called to make a report about possible drug use (smoking marijuana) in front of building 391 on 9/23/11 at 11:30 a.

There have been a total of 10 incidents for the month of September that Hawaii Community College Campus Security was made aware of or responded to. No arrests were made on campus. There was a campus alert sent out because of a couple of thefts involving parts of a motor vehicle, such as a stolen catalytic converter, behind building 396. Campus security is working with HPD on this matter.  Campus Security Patrols have been increased behind building 396 and campus administrators are working on installing surveillance cameras behind this building.

There have been a total of 40 parking/warning notices issued this month. The majority of the notices were people who parked in the 15 – minute only parking stalls located in the parking lot between buildings 391 and 393. A sign is posted indicating 15 minutes only. The location is the first two stalls facing each other next to this sign. These stalls are used for the children’s center, building 393, drop off and pick up.

There were 13 items that was turned in to campus security’s lost & found for this month; 4 of these items were claimed.  The items that were not claimed were a women’s hooded jacket, an I – pod, 2 keys, a key with army strong liner, a wallet, an ATM card, a bracelet, a baby cloth, and a rug. There were 2 items that were reported missing and not in security’s possession: a pink playboy wallet and 2 keys on a black lanyard with green, pink and blue circles (One key is black and the other is silver).

Hawaii Community College is in compliance with the Clery Act. All title IV institutions must be in compliance. Our Annual Campus Security Report can now be viewed online.  The URL for the HawCC Campus Security Web site is:  http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/security/ Campus crime statistics are listed for the past 3 years.  There were no Clery Act crimes committed this month.

E-Waste  E-Waste: October is one of our Quarterly e-Waste months (Aug/Sep/Oct). Last quarter HawCC turned in over 20 pallets of e-waste.  Each pallet was 4’ long, 4’ wide and 4’ to 5’ high.  Most of the E-Waste consisted of old PC’s, monitors, printer/copiers and fax machines.  Just submit a HawCC work order to have your e-waste picked up.

HawCC Warning Notices: HawCC Campus Security is now tracking all HawCC warning notices that are issued.  Repeat offenders will be issued a warning memo.  A memo for student three-peaters will be sent to the VC for Student Affairs for necessary action.  A memo for faculty/staff three-peaters will be sent to their respective supervisor.

Alert ALERT: Separate thefts of a wallet and a cell phone that were left un-attended occurred when the owners went to the restroom for “only” a minute.  PLEASE, if you value your property, take it with you.  Do not leave it un-attended.

Extension Cord Extension cords: POM is in the process of installing more electrical outlets to eliminate the use of extension cords that violate safety requirements.Use of extension cords are for very short, temporary periods of time, typically for a day.  Any other use of extension cords is a safety violation and not authorized.  If you need clarification, call Bill Affonso at 934-2753.

Handicapped Parking Handicap Parking: Every month, Hilo Police Department issues handicap violation tickets on the HawCC campus.  In the past couple of months, Hilo Police Department issued 2 handicap violation tickets.  Maximum fine of $500.  Please respect the handicap stalls.  Stalls are for valid/approved handicap individuals.  The handicap tag must be displayed at all times.  If you are parked in a handicap stall AND you do no have a handicap tag prominently displayed, Hawaii Police Department will cite you.  These handicap tags are not transferable.  Also, you may be asked to show your handicap pocket card.  If you cannot provide the pocket card, your vehicle will be reported to Hawaii Police Department.

Red Tape Red Boxes on Floors: POM Maintenance has started to tape red boxes on the floor in front of areas that require clearance and immediate access.  These areas include, but are not limited to, circuit breaker panels, fire extinguishers, fire alarm pull boxes, fire alarm panels, and data/phone equipment.


Recycle RECYCLE BATTERIES: Boxes/receptacles to recycle used/dead batteries have been placed at the following locations.  379-at the South East corner outside of room 15.   393-between the men’s  and women’s restrooms. 381-next to bulletin board outside of room 8.  389-outside of the POM office room 7.  Also, if you tape dead batteries together, mark the dead batteries and place them on the floor next to the trash can in your room/office, the janitors will pick them up and dispose of them  properly.


No Blocking BLOCKING SAFETY DEVICES:  It is against safety regulations to block any safety devices.  This includes but is not limited to fire extinguishers, fire alarm pull boxes, circuit breaker panels, etc.


Electricity Consumption Electricity Consumption!! Please turn off PC’s, monitors, and printers when you leave for the day.  PC’s, monitors, and printers in the sleep mode still consumes electricity. Our biggest expense continues to be our electricity bill.  Keep doors and windows closed when the AC is on.  Keep your thermostat at 74 degrees.  Turn off lights when you leave the room. HELCO has applied to the PUC for a rate increase.  So whatever we save will help us stay within our budget.

No Smoking NO SMOKING:  Smoking is not allowed within 20 feet of building entrances and open windows.

Cigarette Butts: Janitors and Grounds keepers continue to spend a lot of time picking up cigarette butts to ensure that our campus does not resemble an ash tray.  This is a waste of our campus resources.  Please put your cigarette butts in designated smoking receptacles.

No Pets PETS ON CAMPUS:  Pets are not allowed on campus!  Only certified/valid guide/aide pets are allowed on campus.  Your co-operation will be appreciated.

No Flyers FLYERS ON WALLS:  Putting/taping any type of flyers on building walls is not permitted.  The removal of the flyers pulls the paint off and makes the walls unsightly.  This also creates un-necessary additional work for the Maintenance crew and consumes much needed material.

No Skateboarding SKATEBOARDING, ROLLERBLADING & BICYCLES:  Skateboarding and rollerblading are not allowed on campus!  Do not ride your bicycles on the walkways and sidewalks.







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