GOING DOWN WITH THE SHIP

 

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City asking GulfQuest to cough up utility payments, as agreed – Lagniappe Mobile

City asking GulfQuest to cough up utility payments, as agreed – Lagniappe Mobile

According to Executive Director of Finance Paul Wesch, GulfQuest National Maritime Museum has not been holding up its end of an agreement with the city to pay its utility bills. Wesch said the city and GulfQuest had reached an agreement about a year ago where the city would pay the building’s monthly utility costs then …

Source: lagniappemobile.com/city-asking-gulfquest-to-cough-up-utility-payments-as-agreed/

The Maritime museum cost 42 million dollars a project that took 5 years to build. Taxpayers funded 28 million dollars into a concrete building resembling a ship.

It now looks like the ship is sinking in a sea of taxpayer money.

The museum has not paid a single utility bill since it opened and the total is over $400,000 PAST DUE. Sounds more like a white elephant that is going to need taxpayers dollars to stay afloat.

You have to ask yourself how the Board of Directors ever thought they were going to pay for it. Then again, their attitude may have been, “build it and let’s worry later.”

Hello it is later?

What are you going to do now?

Saddle us with years of tax dollars trying to keep a concrete ship afloat?

One of the Board members, Mr. Angus Cooper, is well known in Fairhope. He is a major supporter of soon to be EX Mayor . He also headed up the Senior Bowl in Mobile and talked Mayor out of $35,000 for a football practice session held at Fairhope facilities for free.

Yes, you read that right.

Fairhope paid them to practice on our facilities for free.

The world gets even smaller when you consider Fairhope Councilwomen Diana was hired as the marketing and public relations director of the museum. This is the same Diana who was for the Apartments. Those apartments are being pushed down the citizen’s throats by Mr. , a Tim fan for decades, and friend of Mr. Cooper.

Mr. Cooper has donated $2500 to Diana’s re-election bid and Mr. Cooper’s secretary also donated $1500 in an effort to maintain Diana’s loyalty.

This all sounds a little sticky. But what the hell  that’s politics in Baldwin County

GOING DOWN WITH THE SHIP

Diana had better get a lot better at her job or she will go down with the ship. Her stance on the Apartments has shifted with the wind. Once a proponent of the project  she now says, while in a runoff, whatever you want to hear.

October 3rd is the 6th meeting involving the Apartments. Over 250 people have attended each of the meetings with an average of 98% opposed. Get ready Fairhope — for a dirty trick. It is rumored that he and Jennifer have other plans than to attend.

Could they be planning to fail at forming a quorum and forcing acceptance of the apartments through some sleight of hand?

PLEASE ATTEND

THEY ARE COUNTING ON YOU NOT SHOWING UP


FYI the city of Fairhope just lost a Supreme Court case involving; you guessed it, Planning and Zoning. This is yet one more lawsuit our former Mayor caused with the assistance of the Planning and Zoning Board. The city lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money.

The attorneys won we lost.

They need to be fired.

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pete Gleszer

Re: P&Z meeting on October 3rd. I assume it will be in Council Meeting Room but what time.
I admit that I should know but don’t — and suspect that I am not alone in needing this information.

Sorry pete I saw this too late

Ed Kastelic

Karin Wilson please as your first act as mayor fire all of Kants people.

Melvin Beam

Here’s an idea: Karin, make Tim Kant the Utility Director. Tim has done some good with the city and doing so will solidify Kant’s people to you. Kant wasn’t all that bad He did work his way up – he just got in with the wrong people who led him astray – especially with the apartments deal.

Melvin Beam

By the way, Jimmy Conyers. We know you are a banker. Be careful before you approve mortgages with apartment builders here in town to build more stressors on the infrastructure.
You were elected because the people were MAD at Brewer.