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 Banyan News in Brief

December 9, 2015

2016 Annual Meeting. The Notice of Annual Meeting, together with an information sheet and proxy form, will soon be mailed out to all owners. According to HRS §514B-123(f), you may fill out and return your proxy by mail, fax or email. Please make sure you return your proxy before the February 24, 2016, deadline.

English and Japanese language versions of the proxy form are available for download.

Dengue Fever. The outbreak of dengue fever on Hawai‘i Island has prompted some concerns throughout the state. Dengue fever is widespread throughout the tropics and is transmitted by mosquito, in Hawai‘i principally the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, sometimes called “tiger mosquitoes” for their striped appearance.

Aedes aegypti mosquito Aedes albopictus mosquito

Since the mosquito vector is the only way dengue fever is transmitted, we can take mosquito-control measures to reduce the risk of contracting this serious illness. Our staff routinely checks for standing water in and around the building, including in the various plants we have, like bromeliads, that can hold pockets of water. We will then either empty the water or flush it out.

You, your agent or tenants should check for standing water on your unit’s lanai and take appropriate action.

You will find more information on the state’s Department of Health page on the current outbreak.

November 17, 2015

Drain Line Replacement. We are about halfway through the Tower 1, 06-stack drain line replacement. The work has gone smoothly and many owners have taken advantage of the opportunity to replace their corroded unit drain lines.

After the T1 06-stack is finished, we will move to the 13-stack in Tower 2, the first of the end or corner unit stacks we’ll address.

The end unit drain lines are accessible from either the kitchen or the bathroom. Maintenance will inspect each unit before work starts to determine how best to access the drain line to minimize disruption.

Owner Parking 2016. We have ordered the owners parking passes for 2016. The new passes will be effective noon January 1, 2016. The 2015 passes will no longer be valid after that date, but we will allow a one week grace period for the 2015 passes.

Each owner is entitled to one (1) parking pass for each apartment owned. Control of the parking pass is the unit owner’s responsibility. You may assign your pass to your tenant or rental agent, however we must have your personally signed authorization before we will give a pass to anyone but you.

If you sell your unit, please give the pass to the new owner. If you do not, the new owner will have to pay $100 for a new pass.

We will not mail out the passes. They will be available beginning December 22 in the Administration Office, 306-II, during normal business hours.

To assign your parking pass, please fill out and sign the authorization form and mail, email or fax it to the Admin Office.

Board of Directors

Mike McGuire Dick Eide Kini Olegario Kenji Iwasa Shraga Dachner Bob Ivanoff Doris Palmer Lou Palmer John Wong

Outstanding Staff 2016

Roxanne Tabudlo: 2015 Joey Limos: January 2016
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Updated February 01 2016

2016 Annual Meeting

The 2016 Annual Association Meeting has been scheduled for 4 pm Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Pacific Beach Hotel. Sign in will start at 3:30 pm.

Banyan Rentals

The Association does not rent apartments. The Association of Apartment Owners (AOAO) manages Waikiki Banyan’s common elements but we are not realtors and we have no information regarding rental or sales of Waikiki Banyan units. The Association has no contact person for such information.

However, if you contemplate renting online, we may be able to help you avoid being scammed by verifying the information you receive.

Check one of our in-house agents or the local media for information on available units.

Banyan Paid Parking

Effective February 1, 2015, paid parking available from Security at the garage entrance is $20 for 24 hours.

24-hour parking allows unlimited in and out and is available for both residents and non-residents. You pay when you drive into the garage.

Effective February 1, 2015, there is an overparking charge of $20 for every 24 hours, or any portion of that time, a car is parked past the expiration of its parking ticket. There is a lost ticket charge of $30. There are no refunds of paid parking charges.

Disaster Preparedness

The Association does not have the resources to provide supplies like flashlights and batteries to everyone in the building. Owners, agents and residents of Waikiki Banyan should think about maintaining their own kits of emergency supplies.

You can find advice on what to think about for your disaster preparedness kit at the state’s Civil Defense website and more detailed information at this DHS-affiliated website.