The Fly Creek apartments, aka, Fairhope Village Apartments at Publix was one of the most blatant acts of corruption in Fairhope. Over 5 lawsuits, resulting from polluting Fly Creek, drainage issues and multiple violations, has cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Many public meetings were held some with attendance of 250 to 300 people opposing the project being built on the banks of fly Creek. It was one of the reasons Tim Can’t lost his re-election bid and the council was exposed for back door meetings with developers.
The biggest bare face liars were the then Mayor and his benefactor developer Arthur Corte who spun more bull-shit than a cattle farm. Council President Jack Burrell did his usual babble acting as if he was listening to the public, only to betray them in the end.
The academy award for lying, goes hands down to Mr. Stewart “The Liar” Speed of the Leaf River Group, the developers from Mississippi. Mr. Speed , told the Fairhope audience, 250 to 300 citizens, that the apartments would be a luxury apartments. That they were going to be the signature apartments of Leaf River and would never be sold to any other apartment management group. He said it would be environmental sound and never contaminate Fly Creek. Everything he told the audience was lies and he knew it when he said it. This was all recorded live so there is no denying it.
Since construction their has been 5 lawsuits, contamination of the creek, destruction of easements and right-a-ways and failure to provide infrastructure for traffic on Parker Road, these are just a few of the issues. The apartments, since completion, have suffered poor management, partial flooding, electric and water pressure issues. Management by Leaf River Group was poor and soon replaced only to be replaced again when the project was sold. That’s right they sold the apartments just as predicted.
A lawyer and an employee of the Grand Hotel gave me a little insight into Mr Speed’s history. Seems he moved on to a project in Mobile where he again used his talent of lying on another project. That project was sold before completion and Mr. Speed’s performance matched his failings in Fairhope.
Another thing that has come to light, and not a surprise, was the behind the scenes communications Speedy had with Council President Jack Burrell. Burrell was responsible for the gift.
Speed is still working on town homes being built in the same Fly Creek project. Overpriced with a view of the Publix loading dock and surrounded by red clay, they are not selling well.
Seems Mr. Speed likes Fairhope and he now is going to make it his new home. He has divorced his wife of 25 years and is going to remarry at the Grand Hotel this Friday. You can bet that crowd is the who’s who of Baldwin development. Baldwin County is ripe for development rape and with Mr. Speed’s well earned reputation of lying to the every day citizens, this certainly qualifies him as a Baldwin County developer.
Consumers, Citizens and investors beware Mr Liar Liar Pants on Fire, Speed, should not be trusted and certainly not believed.
He is a good man and a fine Christian. Watch your pretty mouth boy.
Who are you referring to?
He is in fact a liar. You might fool some of the people with hypocritical Christian trope but not us. He is a liar and you too are a liar,Fairhoper4life. You need to be run out of town, you are a developer’s bitch punk
Whoa there. Before you call anyone a lying punk make sure that you know that Stewart did in fact lied. Oh wait he did lie. I saw those renderings he put before the council back then and I see the huge soon to be ghetto slums he built. So he is a liar
Never mind. He is in fact a lying bitch punk
We are going to find out who yuh are for saying this
I feel sorry for the good, fair, gullable people of Fairhope. They have been a honey hole for predatory developers for some time now and the building is going crazy on the outskirt of town and I am afraid its curtains for the rest of us. They have allowed way too many people with not enough new roads built. Any body can plainly see there is no end to the madness.
Honest graft in Fairhope. Jester made millions. Flew the fricking coop! Fact. Sickening. Now hes gone. Brown from our hometown my a$$!!
The ignorance of the people of Fairhope is limitless. The place has been ruint.It wants to be Mountain Brook but you can’t put a tuxedo on a chicken.
Who on the council is the most crooked? I vote Jack with Jay right behind him. Jay carries Jack’s water. Washes his car. Watches his dog. Jay is a sad little man. Sold his soul to the machine and the city lost. If he was a decemt3 attorney he would have not had to go back but he is clueless when it comes to lawyering. The city loses of course. Jay is just a yes man. Plain to see. I wonder if he and Robert Brown still talk. They are rumored to be in cahoots with different business ventures. These guys are shady. Beware of their moves
Dollar bills y’all.
Dollar F’n Dollar Bills.
Fairhope has got nohope I tell you.
A person yelling at Pelosi from half a mile away? In a crowd of 2 people and some photographers? Ok
And all the company’s emails were sent bcc to a random account in Russia
Any word on the mega site? We could use the money in baldwin.
What about the new toll roads going up? We are going broke and need revenues. I say we should legalize dope. All the kids do it anyway. We should tax it legally and let everybody come and buy it here on the way to the beach. Just an idea. Alabama is too old in its ways.
Yep, Legalize the Devil’s lettuce. Alabama would collect lots of taxes, reduce the prison population, unclog the courts, and make the weed dealers either go out of business or start legitimate businesses
This is what kept California afloat these years
California is a turd, going around the bowl. America is now a commie sh*thole. Look at the consumer price index. Inflation is through the roof. The military is gay and weak and Chinese influenced. Our dim pols are bought by china. Shit most of the republicans are. Our country is going down the toilet. A pedophile senator of 42 years got 81 million votes! No more mean tweets tho. carry one plebes.
The same media that assured us the Hunter Biden laptop story was 100% false debunked Russian disinformation(confirmed Russian disinformation by the FBI according to Wolf Blitzer and CNN Washington correspondents last October by the way) is totally honest with us about COVID and the vaccines. Sure pull my other leg it has bells. We are being hoodwinked. Pfizer made $19 billion in quarter two. 221 million a day Rippster. All government money. See the scam now???
You have a good point. The media, government, and US pharmaceutical industry have given us no reason to trust them. We needed to pull in one direction but it’s impossible if no one trusts the ones in charge.
I’ve said before that places like Denmark and New Zealand have been able to open back up completely. It’s no coincidence those countries are ranked at the top for lack of government corruption.
It worked for them, so I believe it would work for us. Pfizer is not the only vaccine out there. They should not be able to profit off of this. But what do you do, commie?
Don’t forget Afghaniscam.
See my other comment with the link to twitter. A ton of data got hacked from a web host. There’s a lot to go through but there’s already evidence that all these right-wing websites, including infowars, had their personal information being forwarded to an account in Russia including security questions. I can’t tell you what to believe but I don’t think you will find truth in Russian propaganda either.
This is THEIR world and you are just in it. You stupid people do not deserve freedom. You drive your cars and pollute the air. You are not as sophisticated like the elites who know what is good for you. You just want to eat junk food, watch football and complain about things you know nothing about
You need somebody to rule over you for your own good
Mr. Ripp what happened to my body my choice? If it saves one life???
It never was your body. It belongs to the Government.