Critics also cite environmental concerns, noting that the designated tree is located just feet from the high water mark, where electrical power could create unanticipated safety hazards.They also note that installing lights so close to the ocean could run afoul of laws restricting shoreline lighting, and run counter to efforts to protect the dark night sky from further light pollution.The issue recently emerged publicly when the Honolulu City Council voted at its Nov.1 meeting to accept a gift of installation of decorative lights on the tree and run electricity to the site to power them. The lights have already been installed on the tree over the past two weeks, apparently by the private donor, and are being turned on at night.Mike Miske is also the man behind two better known companies, Kamaaina Termite and Pest Solution and Kamaaina Plumbing and Renovations, along with several other companies registered to do business at the same 940 Queen Street, Unit B, address. He was a co-owner of the former M Nightclub in Honolulu, which was closed in November 2016 and reopened under new management following news of the latest in a string of alleged assaults of patrons by nightclub staff.In May 2017, the Honolulu Liquor Commission fined the club’s owners ,250 for what the commission termed “serious” violations of commission rules, including failing to prevent or suppress violence, and having bouncers and some bartenders who were not registered as employees.The victim of another alleged assault in 2012 described the violent attack involving Miske and security guards in a chilling account republished on the Hawaii News and Information blog.
It was signed for the firm by Mike Miske, using the title of “partner.” The company was registered to do business in Hawaii in February 2017.Miske was eventually asked by the city to remove the unapproved decorations, but turned to Trevor Ozawa, who represents the area on the City Council, for assistance.Ozawa then worked with the parks department to obtain approval for Miske’s plan.The lawsuit alleges each was grossly negligent and contributed to or caused Miske-Lee’s death. One person named in the suit is Jonathan Fraser, a close friend of Miske-Lee, who the lawsuit says was driving the car.Fraser survived the accident, but suddenly went missing in July 2016.