Planning, Operations, & Maintenance (POM) Update

Campus Repair & Maintenance Projects Status

By Bill Affonso, Auxiliary and Facilities Services Officer

321/392 – Paint Booths Final inspections completed. Minor repairs in process

Nursing Modular’s (Kona) In process. Estimated completion 31 May 2011

Repair shop cranes/lifting devices Work completed. Awaiting inspection and certification

380 – Lanai addition In process, estimated completion date 31 December 2010

Campus – security camera & In process, estimated completion date 30 November 2010
Emergency call box systems

321, 322, 323 – repair oil contract awarded

Hale Aloha Renovations Contract awarded, awaiting NTP

390 – Remove/replace shop Work to start 15 May 2011
sawdust collector system

382 – Repair/replace walk-in Work to start 15 May 2011
refrigerator/freezer, repair/
refurbish interiors

Campus – Update fire alarm Drawings in process

Campus – UH Community Consultant info gathering process
College system lock & campus
key project

393 – ECH playground updates Contract awarded

Campus – Replace water Design only – completed
distribution infrastructure

Campus – Update/replace Vendor demonstrations in process
telephone system

386B – Add classroom & Drawings complete, cost analysis in process

380 – Hawaiian Life Styles Bid for consultants in process
office renovations

389 – Hawaiian Life Styles Bid for consultants in process
building extension

HawCC Online Work Order System Enhancement

Did you ever fill out a HawCC online work order and not know what room to put into the work order block? Wonder no more. On the website/home page, click on Hawaiʻi CC in the task bar. In the documents section, click on Hawaiʻi CC floorplans. Don’t be fooled by the header. Just look for the building in question and find the correct room number.

Clyde Kojiro and Gayle Cho are currently working on a project to make all of the HawCC floor plans 100% accurate.


Separate thefts of a wallet and a cell phone that were left unattended 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 unattended.

Campus ImprovementsCampus Improvements

Modern design? No. Practical solution. Gene Harada and his summer crew roofed HawCC’s exposed AC units. This will serve 2 purposes. First: the units will run more efficiently since they are shielded from the intense direct sunlight thus saving electricity. Second: the units are protected from the 100% maritime weather conditions thus extending the life of the units so that we can push the replacement of these units out several years.

Hawaiian Life Styles

The Hawaiian Life Styles Lanai is progressing very well. The projected completion date is 31 December 2010.

Campus Banners

Greg Barber and Art Medina are installing one of ten HawCC banners donated By Hui KaʻUa. Harvey Tajiri, President of the Hui, reiterated that Hui Ka Ua’s mission is to assist HawCC and UHH in any way they can.

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 935-9992.

Handicap Parking

Every month, Hilo Police Department issues handicap violation tickets on the HawCC campus. In the month of October, Hilo Police Department issued 2 handicap violation tickets. Maximum fine is $500. Please respect the handicap stalls. Stalls are for valid/approved handicap individuals. The handicap placard must be displayed at all times. If you are parked in a handicap stall AND you do not have a handicap placard prominently displayed, Hawaii Police Department will cite you. These handicap placards are not transferrable. Also, you may be asked to show your handicap pocket card. If you cannot provide the pocket card your vehicle will be reported to the Hawaii Police Department.

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 Batteries

Boxes/receptacles to recycle used/dead batteries have been placed at the following locations, 379-A at the South East corner outside of room 15, 393 between the men and women’s restrooms, 381 next to the 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.

We Still Need Your Kokua

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 panes, etc.

Electricity Consumption!! Please turn off PC’s, monitors, & printers when you leave for the day. PC’s, monitors, and printers in the sleep mode still consume electricity.

Our biggest expenses continue 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: Smoking is not allowed within 20 feet of building entrances and open windows.

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

Pets On Campus:  Pets are not allowed on campus! Only certified, valid guide/aide pets are allowed on campus. Your cooperation will be appreciated.

Flyers On Walls: Putting or taping any types of flyers on building walls are not permitted. The removal of the flyers pulls the paint off and makes the walls unsightly. This also creates unnecessary additional work for the maintenance crew and consumes much needed materials.

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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