Dear Kepuhi Beach Resort Homeowner,

I hope this letter finds you and your family well and enjoying the beginning of fall. It’s hard to believe it’s October already but for many of you that brings you closer to your return to paradise.

I’m just wrapping up two weeks on Molokai and it’s been a very busy trip.

We’ve hired a new property manager, Paul Snyder. He is training for two weeks under Jeff Herman, who came back to help with the transition. Jeff Herman will be greatly missed but Paul seems to be a very similar person and equally qualified. Paul is from Maui and will be living in our complex for the foreseeable future. When you get a chance, please introduce yourself and welcome Paul to our AOAO Ohana.

The parking lots are almost done being resurfaced and the process seems to be going quite well. They look great! It will be another week before we can drive on them but hopefully by October 12th, cars, SUVs and pick-ups will be allowed (but no heavy trucks for about a month after that).

Despite a few financial surprises this year our Cross Easement Award/Settlement along with tight budget controls have our cash accounts overflowing. Because of this prosperity, the Board is extending another maintenance fee holiday for this December. Castle accounting will confirm with you how to not pay the normal monthly dues. If the 2012 budget process continues in its current direction, we will likely make this coming January a maintenance fee holiday as well.

A number of special projects are being accomplished heading into our fall/winter season and the property is really looking good!

However, along with the good comes some disappointing news. When I arrived on property I was stunned at the condition of the swimming pool. The black algae returned in a big way over the past two months. The Ranch wanted to wait until next spring to address the problem but I insisted that we act now before the busy season gets fully underway. That unfortunately means the pool will be closed Monday, October 3rd for approximately 3 weeks. During that time the Ranch will drain, sand and repaint the entire pool bottom. This will restore its previous good condition and should maintain its looks until late next spring or early summer when the full restoration is scheduled to begin.

I know this is a surprise closure and some vacationers are going to be upset, but all we can do is apologize. Leaving this problem to fester longer would only bring many more complaints and then cause another closure during the high season.

I will be returning to Molokai for most of November and I’m hoping to see you at the annual homeowners meeting. A second set of details are enclosed and if you can’t make it…please send a proxy.

We’ve enjoyed a very successful year at Kepuhi Beach Resort so please let me take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support, cooperation, patience and help!

Our special community is filled with truly special people.


Jeff Kent
President, Kepuhi Beach Resort AOAO

P.S. Many of you received some of this information via email lat week. If anyone else would like to be added to the email list please send me a note at