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Moili'ili eyesore to result in fine

MOILIILI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The area around the intersection of Kapiolani Boulevard and Date Street is normally well kept, tidy, and unassuming.

However, massive piles of trash outside a vacant apartment on the corner has rankled residents.

“Looking at this, it's very unsettling” said Mikito Brown, a student at UH Manoa who walks by regularly.

Tax records show the building, 2511 Kapiolani Boulevard, is owned by the Jessie K Freeney Trust. The ground lease on the property expired March 31st. The property owner did not extend the lease to unit owners.

Neighbors told Hawaii News Now as the apartments started emptying, the trash started growing. No bins or dumpsters were provided, even though a parking lot behind the building provides ample room for one.

"The property owner is responsible for making sure the trash is properly stored and put out. Ultimately he's responsible to make sure the trash is set out on the correct day or the night before, and in the proper manner" said Director of the Department of Environmental Services, Lori Kahikina.

City and County of Honolulu officials confirm that the area is a manual service trash pick-up route, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. An official said that a crew came by Wednesday and picked up what bagged garbage there was.

"Two days ago our inspectors went out and actually issued a fine to the property owner of $250" said Kahikina.

Hawaii News Now reached out to the attorney representing the trust, with no response.

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