MID-TERM ELECTIONS - VOTE INCUMBENTS OUT
Baldwin County will be voting for all four county commissioners seats. The Ripp Report will be posting meet and greets for many candidates, no charge. Any comments, such as this, is the sole responsibility of...
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PEOPLE POWER
Congratulations Fairhope citizens your 2276 signatures on a petition convinced the Fairhope Single Tax to back off the proposed Tuberville subdivision. https://www.change.org/p/fairhope-city-council-save-big-head-gulley-in-fairhope-al Your participation has helped put a light on the serious sewer infrastructure problem...
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BIG HEADS
Notice: CITY OF FAIRHOPE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA THURSDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2018 – 6:00 P.M. – CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER 5. Final Adoption – An Ordinance Directing the Transfer of an Acre of Land to Fairhope Single...
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BEND OVER FAIRHOPE
The Fairhope City Council is the worst council in the history of the community. Public trust, oath of office and conflict of interest are ignored and leadership is non existent. Their primary goal has been...
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PEOPLE POWER

Congratulations Fairhope citizens your 2276 signatures on a petition convinced the Fairhope Single Tax to back off the proposed Tuberville subdivision. https://www.change.org/p/fairhope-city-council-save-big-head-gulley-in-fairhope-al Your participation has helped put a light on the serious sewer infrastructure problem…

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BIG HEADS

Notice: CITY OF FAIRHOPE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA THURSDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2018 – 6:00 P.M. – CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER 5. Final Adoption – An Ordinance Directing the Transfer of an Acre of Land to Fairhope Single…

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The Ripp Report

The Fairhope City Council is playing with your quality of life. It ain't the Mayor. Contact the council and tell them to do their job.On Monday one of our residents asked me to update on the 100,000-500,000-gallon sewage spill that occurred over the weekend due to the intense rains we experienced. She asked me specifically what is being done to prevent it from happening again. That’s a question I want to answer for all of you, as well.

Simply put: we are waiting on the City Council.

Upgrading the sewer system infrastructure has been a priority since I took office in November 2016. We imposed a building moratorium last spring with the goal in mind of assessing the needs for future growth so our city can grow in the smartest, most environmentally conscious way possible.

Last August we received the results of the sewer study conducted when that moratorium was placed and the findings were disappointing but not a surprise. We were warned in 2011 that the development of a comprehensive sanitary sewer collection and conveyance management plan was necessary for future operational and budgetary needs.

And yet in 2017 consideration for those needs had not been taken. Now, six months later, we sit in the same position as we wait for the City Council to also make this a priority. The Council has seen this sewer study, and they’ve also been instructed on the dangers of not taking
action.

The upgrades we need aren’t new news; they are truly the second phase of what we should have done in 2012. For seven years now we’ve known that these upgrades are essential to the health of our sewer system and the diverse and complex Mobile Bay Estuary our community sits on.

What we need can not be done in a piecemeal fashion; we’ve got to do this phase of the upgrade now - all of it.

The council’s sense of urgency is missing. They’ve talked about not needing to spend this money now. All of this infrastructure was put into the 2018 budget and they removed it.

Yes, it’s costly, but the long-term health of our community is priceless. By continuing on as we are going right now, we are spending more money while contributing to the continued and increased negative environmental impact of the area we hold so dear.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

If a fix - a permanent one - isn’t approved, the sewage spill we experienced this weekend will become a more and more common occurrence.

This is not the big-picture approach our residents deserve nor is it the way I want to continue.

Sewer Study Update from Aug 2017:
mayorkarinwilson.com/sewer-study-summary-2017/
...

The Fairhope City Council is playing with your quality of life. It aint the Mayor. Contact the council and tell them to do their job.

2 days ago

The Ripp Report

Come Meet Bille Jo Underwood!February 22, 2018, 5:30pmAmerican Legion Post 199, Fairhope ALCome out and meet Billie Jo Underwood! Billie Jo is a lifelong resident of Baldwin County who is running for Baldwin County Commission, District 3. ...

Come Meet Bille Jo Underwood!
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