Water department warning customers of scam to obtain credit card numbers
The Department of Water Supply is warning of a scam involving the revealing of credit card numbers.
The department has received reports that someone claiming to be a water department representative is calling customers and offering a discount on their water bill if they pay by credit card.
The department uses an automated reminder system for late payments, and employees do not call customers for payment. In addition, the department is not yet able to accept credit card payment, and water rates set annually in the county budget do not provide for any discounts for water service.
Water bill payment is accepted in the county building lobby, at the Service Center at the Maui Mall, and at water supply baseyards in Lahaina, Hana and Molokai. The Service Center accepts checks only.
Customers who receive suspicious calls regarding water bill payment should contact the Department of Water Supply Fiscal/Customer Service Office at 270-7730 and the police.
Makawao man dies after sustaining injuries from tractor rollover incident
A 56-year-old Makawao man died Saturday after he was injured when a tractor he had been operating rolled over him Wednesday morning, police said.
He was identified as Benjamin Ladd.
The accident occurred at about 10:35 a.m. while Ladd was operating his tractor on his property on Alaluana Road in Makawao.
A police investigation showed that while operating the tractor, Ladd drove into a ravine, which caused him to fall off the tractor. The tractor rolled over him, police said.
Ladd was found to have extensive internal injuries and was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment, police said.
He died Saturday, police said.
Hawaiian homes panel set to convene on isle, meet with homestead residents
The Hawaiian Homes Commission will be on Maui on Monday in Keokea and Oct. 29 in Paukukalo to hold meetings and to meet with homestead residents.
Commission meetings are set for 10 a.m. the first day at St. John's Parish Hall, 8992 Kula Highway, and for noon the second day at the Paukukalo Community Center, 657 Kaumualii St.
From 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, the commission will be holding a community meeting with the Waiohuli, Hikina, Keokea and Kahikinui homesteads at St. John's Parish Hall. For this meeting, there will be a commission update from 6 to 6:30 p.m., a homestead community update from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and an open house from 7 to 8 p.m. During the open house, representatives from commission divisions will be available for one-on-one consultations and to answer any questions.
Commission meeting agendas are available about one week in advance on the commission meetings page on the website dhhl.hawaii.gov/hhc.
For more information or special accommodations for a sign language interpreter or accessible parking (must be made five days prior to the meeting date), contact the Information and Community Relations Office on Oahu at (808) 620-9590.