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Kamehameha Schools to hire trustee

A screening committee has been formed to conduct the search for someone to fill an expected vacancy on the Kame­ha­meha Schools board of trustees.

Applications are being taken for a new trustee to replace Diane Plotts on the board that oversees Kame­ha­meha Schools and its multibillion-dollar investment portfolio.

The screening committee will present a list of three candidates to the Probate Court. From that list the court will name the new trustee. The appointee would qualify for a five-year term and could be eligible for an additional five-year term.

Plotts’ term expires in June. The other members are Corbett Kalama, chairman; J. Doug­las Ing; Micah Kane; and Janeen-Ann Ahu­lani Olds.

Trustees are paid $122,000 per year; the chairman receives $158,000.

Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and a statement on their view of the role of a trustee; their vision, goals and objectives for the trust estate; and what they would do to attain those goals.

Nominations should be sent to Trustee Screening Committee, c/o Inki­nen & Associates, 1003 Bishop St., Suite 477, Hono­lulu, HI 96813. Applications may be faxed to 521-2380 or emailed to jobs@inkinen.com.

The deadline is June 10.

Redistricting begins today for Big Island 

The Hawaii County Redistricting Commission will begin today the proc­ess of redrawing the boundaries of the nine County Council districts with an eye toward rapid population growth in Puna, North Kona and South Kohala.

Hilo and Hamakua are the slowest-growing areas in the county, and Hilo especially is expected to lose clout when the new lines are drawn, the Hawaii Trib­une-Herald reports.

Districts are redrawn every 10 years to accommodate population changes revealed by the census. The last redistricting proc­ess resulted in lawsuits that reached the U.S. Supreme Court before that year’s map was declared valid.

This year’s commission has many more rules to follow, thanks to a 2010 charter amendment and a new ordinance put into place by South Kona Councilwoman Brenda Ford.

Ford, who sued the 2001 Charter Commission, maintains that Puna should have received two representatives last time but that the population numbers were ignored so that Hilo could keep three Council seats.

Main Street group sues to keep name

The Wailuku Main Street Association is suing the National Trust for Historic Preservation over its right to use the Main Street name.

In a suit filed this month in U.S. District Court, the association said the trust had no right to restrict its use of “Main Street,” because the name described a physical place in Wai­luku, the Maui News reported.

In letters to the Wai­luku Main Street group earlier this year, the National Trust Main Street Center said only groups that pass its training and meet criteria to become an official “coordinating program” are entitled to use the trademarked “Main Street” name.

Surfing lessons free

The Life Rolls On Foundation will provide free surfing lessons to paraplegics and quadriplegics Saturday at 9 a.m. at White Plains Beach, Kalaeloa. Register at www.life­rollson.org/twsa­signup. For information, call 729-7788 or 310-807-5488.

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