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A newsletter from the Police Department relating to Kona

Ernie Gianotti passed away on September 11 on the Mainland. He was our Association Attorney for many years and served the Palisades Board and Community with his knowledge of the law. He kept us straight and will be missed.  


God Bless,

Tom Fine Sr



We NEED your HELP!!!!!!!


Even though we cannot have a General Membership Meeting at this time because of COVID-19, we can still proceed with the Update of our 1968 Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs).  A lot of things have changed since 1968!

You were sent a “Written Consent” form last February in the General Membership Meeting packet for your use in voting on CC&R Updates. If you need a Written Consent form, one is attached to this message.  We need 585 yes votes to pass each update. 

There are 6 proposed updates for your consideration. Simply put, #1, #2, and #3 are to help clean up the Neighborhood, #4 will allow homeowners to put upscale Metal Roofs on their homes. #5 will prohibit Short Term Rentals of less than 30 days in length, and #6 will make it easier to Update our CC&Rs in the future.  PLEASE VOTE Yes or No on each proposed update.

After you have voted, you may return your Written Consent to Karin Villaverde via mail to Kona Palisades Estates Community Association, c/o Associa Hawaii, Attn: Karin Villaverde, 75-169 Hualalai Rd., Kailua Kona, HI 96740 or by email to by scanning or photographing THE ENTIRE DOCUMENT.

If you have questions about these updates, you can email Karin or call her at

808-837-5293.  Your Directors will also be answering questions about the Written

Consent form (NOT the Bylaws or Charter of Incorporation, that will be done at the General Membership Meeting) and accepting forms on two Wednesdays, November 18 & 25, at the Community Center from 8-9:30AM and from 4:30-6:00PM.  PLEASE NOTE that we will be following all CDC and County Requirements:  Masks and Social Distancing required.

God Bless,

Tom Fine Sr


Kona Palisades Estates Homeowners Association



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Palisades, a great place to live!

New Managers

The Board had already contracted with Associa Hawaii to be the Property Management Firm. Karin Villaverde will be the Community Manager. Associa Hawaii has played a key role in helping to uncover failures in the past to follow correct legal procedures and properly record actions of the Association. They were also very helpful in getting information out about the Annual meeting that had to be reconvened twice. We will have a whole team working for the Association instead of just one. It should make things go a lot smoother in the future.

President Fine encouraged the owners by saying "This is not the end of the process but it is the beginning. We want to make changes. You have wanted changes. This is the beginning of making changes to make Palisades a better place to live." 

He also called for volunteers who want to help in the change process. We need the everyone involved in helping to improve Palisades. 

Karin encouraged people to call her at 837-5293 or send an email to if you have any questions, concerns or good ideas.  She also wrote "Please await future mailings and communications with more details on our services and what to expect in our new working relationship. 

Email Addresses

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Neighborhood Watch Has Christmas Party


Enjoy the photos below (click on arrows to see pictures to the left or right)

Neighborhood Watch Christmas Party 2019

     The Kona Palisades Neighborhood Watch and Board Members celebrated it’s Christmas Party and last meeting for year on December 10, 2019. 

The pot luck was excellent with a wide variety of dishes and more than enough.

Virginia Halliday had a mixer activity that encouraged people of get to know each other a little better and enjoy some talk story time.

Virginia also reminded everyone that she has resigned as chairman and we need a new chairman for the Neighborhood Watch.

Ellen Greenbaum

Photos from the Neighborhood Watch Christmas Party 2017. Click Here.

Photos from the summer social

You will find these in the right hand column toward the bottom.

Dorothy Bowers,
Coqui Frog Patrol Chair,
John Bertsch
Fire Dept. 7 Bravo
Lisa Oroc
Virginia  Halliday(R) 
Ana O'Conner 
Neighborhood Watch

Palisades Sunset

Photo by Bob Duffer

Photos of the General Membership Meeting in January 2018. 
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Lunar Eclipse over Palisades
Photo by Bob Duffer
Photos from the Neighborhood Watch Christmas Party 2018. Click Here.

Coming Events

Neighborhood watch Christmas Party 2016 Photos.  Click here to see them. 
Photos from Community Meeting
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CC&R Reminders

All of said lots shall have a minimum of a 2-car garage or carport.

Nuisances: No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any of said lots, nor shall anythng be done thereon which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.

Livestock and Poultry: No animals, livestock, or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any of said lots, except that dogs, cats or other household pets may be kept provided that they are not kept bred or maintained for commercial purpose.

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Kona Palisades Estates



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