Baldwin County commissioners will get raises of about 50 percent thanks to a bill passed during the chaotic last week of the Legislature’s regular session. The exact amount of the raise is unclear. Current salaries are $33,600. The commission chairman, currently Chris Elliott, receives an additional...
Add a 6 inch high concrete lane divider starting at the roundabout, then north on 13 past the new gas station. If you can't turn left into the new gas station, there is no problem.
Maybe if the writer took a more professional approach, the article would be taken more seriously.Instead, the writer takes jabs, uses loose facts and assumptions, and even credits themselves as being right about scenarios in the past.Write with facts, not emotions.
A gas station on a roundabout is about as dumb as it gets. It's like putting one on a bridge or exit.
Mid term elections are 18 months away and already we are seeing the GOB “good ole boys”, and Catalyst, placing their candidates in strategic elected positions. Campaign callouts – Lagniappe With a special election to...
Fairhope dentist David Northcutt has announced that he will run for the state Senate seat currently occupied by Trip Pittman. Primary elections are June 5, 2018. “There are several things that are going wrong in our state over the last several years. We have been let down by our top leaders, we have...
In 2012 the Baldwin County Commission convinced itself that Baldwin County needed to spend 32 Million dollars on 2300 usable acres called the Mega site. South Alabama Mega Site – Shovel Ready in Baldwin County...
Well, Wonderful Wednesday had some very interesting commentary. HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN Fairhope’s mayor extended an olive branch to the city council and they accepted it. The last city council meeting was civil, polite...
Senator Pittman (R-Baldwin), after failing 3 times, successfully added an amendment to HB 284 in Senate Committee today, which will effectively kill the bill with so few legislative days left.
HB 284 is a bill that would provide coverage to families with autism for behavioral therapy, a treatment that has been proven to substantially increase the quality of life for those living with autism. Almost every state in the nation has his law, yet Alabama still lags behind. ...
Fairhope’s mayor extended an olive branch to the city council and they accepted it. The last city council meeting was a civil polite and cordial among council and mayor. They are going to have difficult...
State of the City Date: 05/09/2017 6:00 PM Location: Halstead Amphitheater 450 Fairhope Avenue Fairhope, Alabama 36532 Add to my Calendar Fairhope Mayor Karin Wilson will give the annual State of the City Address on Tuesday, May 9th at 6 p.m., doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at Centennial Hall on the campus of Coastal Alabama Community College (formally Faulkner State Community College), the location has changed due to audio visual needs.
During the State of the City address, the Mayor will review the financials of the City, will give an update on the City and release plans for the upcoming year. Fairhope First will also recognize the 2017 Fairhope Quality of Life Recipient and Mayor Wilson will recognize Fairhope’s Volunteer of the Year.
Los Tacos food truck will be on site for food purchase. The event is open to the public and free of charge. The State of the City is sponsored by Fairhope First and Coastal Alabama Community College. For more information, call 251-929-1466. ...
FYI: Just a quick note to remind everyone who has not called or written the members of our Local Legislative Delegation in regards to HB-487 (9 cent a gallon Gas Tax) to please do so ASAP. Most of those who want this bill to pass hire paid lobbyist to promote bills such as this. We do not have the means to hire a lobbyist to represent us so it is imperative that we act as our own Lobbyist. I am well aware that many of you grow tired of seeing posts like this but if our elected officials do not hear from the citizens/taxpayers we have failed in our duties. There is only a few weeks left in the current Legislative Session and I hope we can have a few weeks of peace and quite before the election cycle ramps up. Once again I respectively ask you to please let our elected officials hear from you. Senator Greg Albritton: District 22
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ATTENTION FAIRHOPE TAXPAYERS FW: Fly Creek PUD Amendment & the Deed to the City of the Most Sensitive 4 Acres Mitsy, “email to all council members and Mayor Wilson would greatly benefit the City. It...
By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter The most sickening moments in former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s public corruption trial came when emails between Hubbard and former Gov. Bob Riley were shown on screens and read aloud. Those emails were mostly Hubbard whining about being unable to live on a…
It's a sad day when people have become above reproach and still maintain their jobs and positions. If someone knows they can't be stopped, what are they capable of doing?
Why does the lift station by the Publix require 3 or so acres when the other dozens of lift station we have sit on 100 SF or less? Sounds like the owner and/or developer not wanting to be responsible (liable) for damage the "wetlands" that comprises these 3 acres will inevitably cause. And now the city (and taxpayers) will be responsible. Gee thanks for having our best interest...
Accountability will come like the fog...in increased commute times, declining property values and a lower quality of life
I’ve spent the last week reflecting on the ways to move the city forward and please know I will do my part to positively change the things I can control.
I promised to bring absolute transparency and ask the hard questions. But I also recognize that this transparency has shined a light on dissension that would otherwise be kept hidden, so it is a two-edged sword.
A collaborative relationship between Mayor and City Council is paramount. I will continue to reach out at every opportunity for their input, suggestions and ideas on how our city can remain the Fairhope that we all love. I will also try to be a better communicator and look for different approaches to cultivate relationships as we navigate the waters.
I know that some questioned why I left last week’s council meeting. There's an adage: "It's not personal, it's business." But business is personal...and politics is too. That's why each one who serve you need to be vigilant about the way we treat one another because nothing good can come from personal attacks.
After I was told to sit down by the Council President, and further scolded by our City Attorney, I knew it was best for me to remove myself from this environment. Please understand that I am only human and I have family who also hurt when things are said out of frustration or anger.
I have received so much support from many wonderful people in this town that I love. Please know that I will continue to work for you, and will do my best to make inroads with the Council to alleviate the disharmony that we all know exists. ...