County borrowing could hit debt ceiling: Council to consider $139.5M bond authorization

  • Residents dump trash on Saturday at the Kealakehe Transfer Station. Some $3 million for Solid Waste Division repairs and maintenance is among the projects that are planned to be paid for with the infusion of new money. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth.

  • Matt Kanealii-Kleinfelder

  • A restroom at Old Kona Airport Park is closed for repairs. Mayor Mitch Roth is proposing a bond including $13 million for Parks and Recreation repairs and maintenance. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The Old Kona Airport runway is in complete disrepair. Mayor Roth is proposing a bond that would provide $13 million for Parks and Recreation repairs and maintenance. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A bond proposed by Mayor Mitch Roth includes $2.5 million for animal control facilities repairs and maintenance. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A bond proposed by Mayor Mitch Roth includes $2.5 million for animal control facilities repairs and maintenance. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Mayor Mitch Roth is asking the County Council to approve a $139.5 million bond authorization that will take the county smack up against the recommended debt ceiling for sound financial management.