By Bill Affonso, Auxiliary and Facilities Services Officer

Electrical Outage: The cause of the electrical outage that shut theHigh Voltage Splicecampus down for two and a half days in December was ruptured high voltage splice.

Trash cans: In the spirit of Kauhale, POM and Digital MediaArts(DMA) partnered in a Win – Win project.  POM bought the art materials (paint & trash cans).  DMA students provided themanpower (artistic talent).  The campus benefits with colorful trash receptacles instead of those old, faded green trash cans.  Please do not miss thetarget!  Additional information can be found at the DMA website.

DMA Rubbish Can Project

HawCC On-Line Work Order System Enhancement

Ever fill out a HawCC on-line work order and not know what room to put into the work order block?  Wonder no more.  On the web site/home page, click on Hawaiʻi CC in the task bar.  In the documents section, click on Hawaiʻi CC floor plans 100% accurate.


Seperate 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.

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 shot, 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 933-9992.

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 of $500.00.  Please respect the handicap stalls.  Stalls are valid/approved handicap individuals.  The handicap tag must be displayed at all times.  If you are parked in a handicap stall AND you do not have a handicap tag prominently displayed, Hawaiʻi Police Department will cite you.  These handicap tags 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 Hawaiʻi 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 or dead batteries have been placed at the following locations:  379 A at the south east corner outside of room 15, 393 between the men’s and women’s restrooms, 381 next to the bulletin board outside of room 8, and 389 outside of the POM office room 7. If you tape dead batteries together, mark the dead batteries and place them on the floor next to the trash can in your room or 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 panels, etc.

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

Our biggest expense continues to be our electricity bill.  Keep doors and windows closed when the air conditioning 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 as ash tray.  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 co-operation will be appreciated.

Flyers On Walls: Putting or 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 unnecessary additional work for the maintenance crew and consumes much needed material.

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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