FAIRHOPE’S “TRIANGLE” MEGA-SITE

Baldwin County Commissioners have their Mega “dump” Site.

DEAD LAST

Mid term elections will again bring up all the advantages of the Baldwin County Mega site. Politicians, county commissioners and their hacks, all on board with the annual round of promises that the…

Source: rippreport.com/2018/01/17/dead-last/

Fairhope’s Mega-Site is the Triangle property and just like the County’s Mega-Site, politicians have saddled the tax payers with the debt while satisfying a few good ole boys and select developers.

Liar Liar pants on fire, leading the charge to keep the triangle from being developed is Councilman Burrell and Boone. They are lying through their teeth to the entire community now and have been for 6 years about the “settlement” vs. Park. They did have the support of the city hired attorneys who supported the lies that later came to the surface, after 3 million in legal fees.

“Dyas Triangle” Phony Lawsuit Conspiracy Alleged

“Dyas Triangle” Phony Lawsuit Conspiracy Alleged

Fairhope, Alabama: newspaper, information, government, events, arts, music, entertainment, travel, arts and crafts,

Source: thefairhopetimes.blogspot.com/2011/01/dyas-triangle-phony-lawsuit-conspiracy.html

THE TRIANGLE PROPERTY WAS PURCHASED BY THE CITY OF FAIRHOPE TO “SETTLE” A LAWSUIT.

Mr. Burrell and Boone want you to believe it was a voluntary purchase for a City Park, that is absolutely false. They want to declare the property as a conservation easement, insuring nothing can be built on the property.

Fairhope settles with former insurer over ‘Dyas Triangle’ legal fees – Lagniappe Mobile

Fairhope settles with former insurer over ‘Dyas Triangle’ legal fees – Lagniappe Mobile

Four years and $1.6 million later, the city of Fairhope reached a settlement agreement Nov. 7 with the Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation (AMIC) over the reimbursement of attorneys fees charged to litigate a lawsuit over a rejected retail development. Mayor Tim Kant said the tentative settlement will leave the city on the hook for $500,000, …

Source: lagniappemobile.com/fairhope-settles-former-insurer-dyas-triangle-legal-fees/

The lawsuit settlement cost the City 11.25 million dollars, 3 million in attorney fees, for attorneys who promised us that the City would pay no attorney fees and would win the lawsuit. Wrong on both counts.

The purchase also had some tax incentives favoring the sellers. The estimated value, today, is somewhere between 16 and 20 million dollars. The last City council, Burrell and Boone, settled the lawsuit without any public participation, in fact they went to great length, with Mayor Kant, to keep the public in the dark.

The next thing to happen was Mayor Kant along with his water carriers, Burrell and Boone, tried to prove that the property was a park. They came up with a plan that was so bad that the first arrow never was released.

New Plan For ‘Dyas Triangle’ Property Emerges

New Plan For ‘Dyas Triangle’ Property Emerges

Fairhope, Alabama: newspaper, information, government, events, arts, music, entertainment, travel, arts and crafts,

Source: thefairhopetimes.blogspot.com/2016/05/new-plan-for-dyas-triangle-property.html

This Jewell of a project would have a price tag of 16 to 20 million in land cost and 2 million for development, 22 Million for an Archery Range, walking trail and what Kant called a “Arbortorium.”

Burrell and Boone want to have a City Council vote, asap, before any comprehensive plan of Fairhope. This should not happen, without a referendum or being vetted through public participation while developing a current and citizen approved Comprehensive plan.

Vision & Planning: $650,000 Fairhope Area Community-based Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Vision & Planning: $650,000 Fairhope Area Community-based Comprehensive Land Use Plan

The City of Fairhope will begin the Fairhope Area Community-based Comprehensive Land Use Plan, a 2-year project, with $650,000 RESTORE Act funding by the end of this year. It will serve as a guide …

Source: www.mayorkarinwilson.com/vision-planning-650000-fairhope-area-community-based-comprehensive-land-use-plan/

Mayor Wilson worked for the last 18 months for the 17.2 million the city got from BP Restore funds. The 650,000 dollars for a Comprehensive Plan must include the Triangle property.

Fairhope you have a decision; Let Burrell and Boone, and most likely the Jester Brown, make a 20 million dollar decision for you or use the $650,000 Comprehensive Plan, that will include public participation, in determining the best use of the property for the community.

IT AIN’T THE MAYOR

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Anonymous

I would not be surprised if they put another set of apartments on the Triangle.

Rippfan2

Burrell and Noone are cheap Christian cons. Plain to see.

Knowbe4

I know the answer but I’d like you to ask. Specifically where did the cash come from to purchase this land?

The Ripp Report

cash from city 2.5 million, took 3 million from utility fund and another three million for the blood sucking attorneys.

Nephthys

$5.5 million from the utility fund?

Hammer Time

More dumb totally false information from this MR. Ripp dude. The purchase of the property gaurantees that we will one day have a beautiful city owned developement of some type.To be used by all our citizens for generations to come. The alternative would have been some undesirable development that would have been nothing but profit based. The total amount spent by the city to aquire the property was well worth every dollar regardless of the price. Once developed I hope they require a city sticker to utilize the property just like the beach. We won’t have to see goofy rowdy Ripp because he doesn’t live in our beautiful city.

All thanks to our wonderful former Mayor Mr. Tim Kant.

Georgia Orwell

LOL…….clearly you are being facetious! What a funny guy!!

The Ripp Report

Hammer Time or just hammered, can you not read? I live in Fairhope

JTS

No, Paul, you do not live in Fairhope. You live in the Fairhope Police Jurisdiction and you do not vote in any city elections or do you pay the full tax that other Fairhopian’s pay.
You claim to state fact, you need to set the record straight that you do not live in Fairhope.

The Ripp Report

Fairhope City Limits has a population close to 20,000 Fairhope “outside folks” but still called Fairhope and controlled by Fairhope city, without the ability to vote, has 20,000. I am an Outside person however my office is 3 feet from the city limits. What a ridiculous argument, must be Catalyst talking.

JTS

By your logic, if you live 3 feet from the Florida line and you are in Alabama, you are not taxed by Alabama? Either you live in Fairhope or you do not live in Fairhope. Pretty simple question and should be a pretty simple answer. If all of your children went to Fairhope schools, and your grandchildren go to Fairhope schools then you are the one the mayor condemns for not paying enough taxes, right? You use Fairhope assets but do not pay your share of taxes!

The Ripp Report

Oh! you are so right and that brings up annexation, to bring those property’s into the city limits. At the same time, or before, the city needs to go to districts and not a council at large that has no accountability. Want to know why I am not in the city? Because the former Mayor of Fairhope and the local good ole boys did not want the black community in the city limits. That is a fact Jack. To achieve that the city took the position not to annex anyone, that is why Fairhope has all these pockets of land that SHOULD be in the city. Another fact is that the only piece of property in Fairhope to be, legislatively, forced into the city limits was Wal Mart. That was after the former mayor lost about 8 million in taxes by not inviting Wal Mart in , once it was determined Fairhope could not stop Wal Mart location, the city’s position at the time.Annexation and Districts will come up soon and watch the good ole boys and Catalyst push back on both.I look forward to both issues coming forward, being annexed, and represented by a specific representative. Then I can… Read more »

JTS

I do not care why you are not in the city, save that story for someone that cares. I just want you to state the facts and answer a simple question. You did that, finally, and as you have stated, you are not a Fairhope citizen, and you do not vote! Good Day.

Anonymous

JTS – I consider Ripp more a citizen of Fairhope than most voters because he stays engaged and looks out for what is good for Fairhope citizens. Why are you spending your time on commenting here? Obviously he has struck a nerve with you or you somehow feel threatened by what he says.

What do you think Ripp’s agenda is? He isn’t getting paid to write for a newspaper that sells ads like fake GCN/Courier. People read what he has to say because he isn’t a politician, he’s not getting paid to do this and he keeps citizens up to date on corruption in Fairhope and Baldwin Co. The only people who have a problem with Ripp are special interests.

Anonymous

“State the facts and answer a simple question”….
Are you a lawyer?
The facts are :
Ripp lives by the fire station on Parker Road( unusual placement), the Publix ( there’s a story behind this one too), the approved fly creek apartments, the FEMA funded replacment of a supposed sewer pipe failure in 2014 and the contaminated fly creek but yet you say he doesn’t deserve to be called a Fairhope citizen?

We need districts, annexation, diversification and advocation for Fairhope!!

JTS

Indeed, Ripp does not vote, does not pay Fairhope taxes nor can he hold any elected office, but Ripp always states that he just tells the facts, but as usual, he is causing trouble in a place where he does not live. He wants to sue, he supports the mayor and her high budgets but he does not pay a dime in Fairhope City taxes.

Soccerkidsshamed

Dude lives in Alabama not Florida.

JTS

Duh…The “dude” lives in Fairhope Police Jurisdiction and not Fairhope. That is my point, you can live 2-inches from the Fairhope City Limit line but you are still not in Fairhope.

Corkern

Hammered like Burrell.

Knowbe4

Do you in fact live in Fairhope? Yes or no.

Phil Atio

Ripp is Fairhope.
Get over it goob

The Ripp Report

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Paul fan

His daughter graduated from Fairhope High. His grandkids go to fairhope schools.

Think about it.

Kant lost to Karin.

Karin is the hardest working mayor on the eastern shore.

What does that say anoit haygood and catalyst?

Anon

Well Haygood and tvT catalyst group think they own the entire county so that doesn’t count.
Hey Chuckie aka Baldwin Insider: we haven’t heard from you lately. Waiting to manipulate the next election?

Plotonium

Chuck is speaking to the friends of the Fairhope library this week about first amendment protections and integrity in journalism.

You can’t make this sh#t up.

Georgia Orwell

When is that event occurring? I would love to see it……he doesn’t know what journalism is and he certainly has no integrity!

GoRipp

Does GCN know he is Chuckie of the Baldwin Insider?

Anon

He would live in Fairhope but the Council
will not annex his part of town because they would not want to dilute the vote- just like they keep the areas south of the hospital from entering in the city. You guys are so predictable and we now have your number. You are losing power and you are twisting like the worms you really are. We are laughing at your desperate attempts to hold on you your repressive power.

Hemiwolfgang5

There is change in the air. Merrill is on the scene in Baldwin. Hoss Mack and his able gang of deputies best watch themselves. Power to the People!

The Ripp Report

Hoss where is the prisoner food money?

No name

Hoss is like the Cheshire cat!

Tawdry

Somebody put a microphone in Little Hueys face and ask him point blank about the food money for inmates.

Hammer Time

Ha ha another funny person

Knowbe4

I thought High Risge Road had not been annexed in. Has it?

Anonymous

I look at it this way. We have the land which we overpaid for but I think it was unwise, not fraudulent. I think we should immediately prevent any development and then decide later exactly how to handle the land. The land will be the same. If you leave it alone I promise it will still be there next year. It does sound like there should have been controlled burning and we should have been doing that. Mr Dyas knows as much about that stuff as anyone. I personally think it should be either unblemished or have very limited trail access. As long as you leave it be we don’t need to rush. On the other hand this has gone on far too long and something needs to be decided sooner rather than later.

Whether or not anything criminal happened the truth is we paid way too much for the soccer field, this land, and too much for the land near the airport. Stupid is almost as bad as criminal. Just because some appraiser affixes a ridiculous price to a property doesn’t make it worth it.

New Fairhopian

Another Catalyst flunky trying to justify their evil ways. Even their conscious catches up with them and keeps them from sleeping st night. You see, when you let growth get out of hand you bring in people that do not agree with you. This is what you have done. Now face the fruition of yurt out of control growth. Like a cancer your Catalyst body is infected.

Georgia Orwell

Well stated. However, Fairhope taxpayers need to wake up to the fraud and/or ignorance of our coin-operated Council.

Gill Net

Coin operated council run by the Hood Ole Boys. Now their currency is becoming non legal tender

New Fairhopian

More catalyst crap

Rook

Burrell needs to keep his ink dry. He’s gonna be writing Ripp a huge check soon when thst Marine judge hears the case for final.

Violet Chiff

I heard the judge has ordered a settlement.

Anonymoud

Great location for something similar to an Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery!

Work session: 1:07 minutes in…… What was Burrell & Boone referring to? It was in regards to the airport land and something they all were in favor of….
( not what Richard Peterson brought to the table).

Hammer Time

He does not live in the city and never has. Unless they annexed his property in the last year. Which they haven’t he is an outsider always trying to start problems. People that know him knows he’s just a silly brainless person. If you’ve never met him when you do it won’t take long to figure it out. His brainless activities have never been proven no one has ever been indited and or convicted. All he ever does is slander good people and his day is coming soon.

Anonymous

Hammertime is about as dumb as a box of rocks. This person clearly is just another poor excuse for the Jestet and birth control. Who gives 2 shits where someone lives. You seem to not care if something bad happens to our city. FU hammertime. If you are so tough. Tell us who you are. I think we know. Gutless creep that only wants to do something if it puts money in your pocket. Damn child!

The Ripp Report

You are drinking again

JTS

Don’t drink, only the facts!

Anonymous

Keep beating that straw man! You’re totally convincing yourself. Good job.

Tibby

Dude has been sued four times.

Won every case.

Has a case against City council chairwoman Burrell.

Marine is the presiding judge.

Gonna be nice when Ripp gets a six figure check for being deprived his constitutional right to free speech.

I’m sure he will use the money to bury catslyst candidates going forward.

Jackfan

Ripp will lose this free speech suit because he is not a citizen.

JTS

Ripp knows he will lose, he just likes to make people think he is noble. Ripp has lost every ethics complaint he has filed.

RippFan

His day will come when the turds on the council are flushed down the overburdened sewers that even Tucker’s sewers cannot handle. Until then the slow moving train wreck of Boone’s political group self destruct

Anonamyass

His day will come? How funny. He’s been spewing crap for years now yet nothing has ever stuck. Just another yankee blowhard with nothing better to do than try to stir it up. What an absolute joke you are!

Tony

If I’m not mistaking I thought Fairhope in the beginning was established by Yankees?

Anonymous

Indians

Votet

It was established by community oriented people from Iowa. This bunch in office are a bunch of predatory developers who don’t care about the community

JTS

Iowa stands for Idiots Out Wandering Around

Anon

Ripp s blowhard yankee? What about Tucker? He too is from out of state.

RippFan3

Oh yes he has Fipp has exposed the corruption that put Karin in. Just recently Ripp’s efforts have saved the gully. Ripp has put to light the political machine called Catalyst.
You see, Ripp has planted many seeds that are just beginning to sprout.
In short, Ripp has changed Baldwin County politics.

The Ripp Report

Spewing crap for years and nothing has ever stuck? Ha Tim Kant is gone, as well as a dozen employees? and you are on this page? Stay tuned and you will see far more stick. Thanks for responding posts like this just turn me on more to expose Catalyst.

Fruitnut

Sewer has been spewibg crap for years.

Ew.

Violet Chiff

Kant is not dead. We must watch him.

Anonymous

Just another Jester prick. Ripp, ole ANONAMYASS is one of the catalyst pricks.

BigRipFan

Ripp stop stirring up the Catalyst cockroaches. They are scurrying like the pests they are. Can you let them breathe before we step on them and vote them out of their stolen offices?

Paul Rippster FAN

So how many live outside city and claim Fairhope as home?

Anon

All can say because they are victims of the Catalyst group. Whether they live in Foly or Daphne or Bay Minette people of Baldwin County are under the tyranny of Tucker, Elliott, Boone, Burrell, Haygood, Thomason, and the rest of the crooks bought and owned by Catalyst.

CIRRUS

It’s in the PIPELINE

Hemiwolfgang7

I can confirm. Merrill is making calls about Baldwin.

Yaya sistahood

Fairhope will soon hit 50k.
Fastest growing city in AL.

Soccerkids

Soccer fields are not level.

Anonymous

If they were they should not drain properly. Football fields are not level

Violet Chiff

Nice try. Thet are not level…like you and boone and catalyst! Nothing is on level! Nothing what it seems! Third rate soccer fields are a joke and will never be used for tournament play. Embarrassing!!

Mobilerider

Do not forget amy Thompson said Kant would bring in millions in international soccer play.

BigRipFan

I notice TgT not one- NOT ONE – of the Catalyst flnkiez can justify the evil that they doAll they can do is ask about Ripp’ address. Well I will say I do live on the city limits and Ripp speaks for me

Anon

Hey BigRipFan, can you say”Boom – Mic drop?” Because you just did.
Ripp IS Fairhope. Ripp knows more about what goes on than the normal person living in the gerrymandered city limits

Save Baldwin County from Catalyst

I wonder if the head honchos of Catalyst read these posts and comments. Not just the flunkies but the head honchos. Are you there Stacey? Tucker Willis? Haygood? Perry? Ball? Davis? Thomason? Elliott?

Turkeyfat

Burrell. Boone.

Anonymous

I am HERE. You need to get a life. The Airport will be a profit center for the city for many years. We hope to make an announcement soon. I ask Mr Ripp to give credit when the news of the deal is made public.

The Ripp Report

You can be sure we will watch and investigate anything going on at Jack Burrell Airport. Burrell has represented the Airport, before the city interests. He has fought tooth and nail to maintain control of the Airport Board and keep the city at a arms length away. The 1% at the Airport
have Jack in their pocket. His involvement in the Airport scandal is not over.
You don’t know Jack, better watch him very close, especially when it comes to the Airport.

Anonymous

Does this mean the Airport will pay their own mortgage?

Anonymous

YOU need to get a life. You need to get a legitimate life where you earn a living without manipulating elections and ruining your home. You need to get a life AFTER you and your good ole boy buddies get booted out of office.

Gill Net

Hey Catalyst, by the time you and your political group make that announcement, many of your cronies and co/conspirators will be voted out of office. Yiu guys don’t get it: when you overbuild and overcrowd the county then you fill it with people that vote you out.
When you guys target your next area to trash try to get people that will not vote you out.

Turkeyfat

It loses money annually. Dealing drugs is not a profit center.

Red Huffman

For the People it aint!!

Anonymous

WHO are you? Also, prove it.

Thank you Paul

Notice how this article was originally about the “Triangle” and has turned into a Catalyst post? Good.
People are becoming aware of Catalyst and now want to know more and more of how their county has been stolen from them.
We must demand an accounting from our candidates that are owned by Catalyst why they have turned to the dark side
If it was not for Ripp, many would have been aware if this group that hides in the dark and manipulates the elections in the county

Yaya sistahood

Boones son is the head of catalyst. He too has a monster truck with illegal tint.

Votet

How can one learn about the history of this Catalyst group? How long have they been in business?

Anonymous

Since we are getting off subject. This is completely true at the national level and true much of the time at the state level. Politicians receive too much in the way of perks and salary. How many jobs are there where a lot of people are spending money to get the job and fighting to keep,it.? You can pay these people a lot less and still get plenty of people wanting the job. Why do so many want to be county commissioners ? That also kinda works for city employees. The only jobs that folks aren’t hankering to get are the heavy equipment operators because a good operator can make lots more privately. The paper pusher jobs are all full. They get paid too much.

Spanish Fort

Also these politicians get in office to pass laws and get their subdivisions and real estate deals through. Just look that since this bunch got on the Commission and the local city offices then the overdevelopment happened. Dorsey, Haygood, Boone, Burrell, Elliott, and Coleman are examples. They are all developers. Not just paper pushers but developers of this he rabid type

Opal Neu

Folks in Fairhope are waking up…finally…to a nightmare.

Georgia Orwell

Actually, they are not! The big money in Fairhope believes that Mayor Wilson is a criminal and that Burrell, Boone and (to a lesser extent Brown because he is an idiot) are protecting their city! What are these people drinking!

She Keeps Bees

Anyone that believes the Council or Mayor alone is entirely at fault for the pathetic leadership of this city simply is biased and has no real interest in holding the entire city administration (Mayor & Council) accountable for the exigent issues facing this city. The mayor and council are good people and are taking actions they believe are in the best interest of the city. They have all made poor and inexcusable decisions, but none are corrupt as some would suggest. Overall, they (The Six) have miserable failed to deliver any meaningful leadership. Both are at fault. The only hope for the remainder of this term is for the people of this city to abandon the blatant and unabashed partisanship and hold all of these officials responsible. On the current topic, the Dyas Triangle, it should be designated for public parklands, not commercialized and developed.

Anonymous

What specifically do you think the mayor has done? Balancing the bisget, getting millions for the city and bringing in a plan.

The Ripp Report

Your position would be a park before repairing the infrastructure. That has been the mindset of previous Mayor and council, that is why we have a 30 million dollar problem. Mayor Wilson has completed all the sewer and infrastructure studies, she has secured 10.8 million for sewer infrastructure. The Mayor and superintendents have also informed the council of the serious situation, the council is dragging it’s feet on sewer infrastructure but pushing a park,???. Bottom line is that the triangle, as well as, Districts and Annexation should be decided by city referendum.

Locust Grove

Ripp do a real cleansweep this time. I think it will work.

Yaya sistahood

Boone and burrell and brown are corrupt.

Old Timer

You can thank the council for this. They were so busy trying to please the Good Ole Boys. When the over building collapses the infrastructure then I hope these guys are prosecuted and barred from ever doing what they have done.
As for the rest of the county candidates they need to know the people are on to them.
It use to be you guys won 100 percent of your rigged elections. Paul Ripp showed us that we do not have to tolerate your crookedness.

Georgia Orwell

I love Old Timer! You are not afraid of the truth (as are so many Fairhope people who fear the 3 B’s).

USMC1967

This site is a public service.
Semper Fi.

The Ripp Report

Semper Fi 1966, Never, Ever Give up.

Tibby

People forget Ripp had burrell and boone and brown on his clean swerp ticket.

BigRippFan

It will be another two years before we can sweep these guys out. Until then, we can sweep out the candidates this June that are Catalyst. This will indicate to the Good Ole Boys that we know them.
What is even more, sweeping out the Catalyst folks at the county level will send a message to the council that the voters elected Karin and she needs to be left alone – or they will be sept out too.

Karinfan

Boone brown and burrell were supported by Ripp? Huh?

BigRippFan

I am saying that tve council will be swept out if they don’t change their behavior. I respect our mayor and donot appreciate the council not supporting her
They can at least show her some courtesy but hate the fact that she beat Kant
Kant would still be in office if he would have stopped the apartments. But the Good Ole Boys forc d him todo it. It was here where he lost

Rook

Fricking turn the effin vote out next time. Slow growth to a crawl.annex point clear and outlying sreas. Go districts.

Hammer Time

Mr. Ripp your claiming to be a Marine and a vet kudos if thats true. With that being said and all else aside. We do all have the right to our opinions if in fact you were a Marine I do appreciate your service!! You have my respect as a fellow veteran.

But I must say look out for election time because everything you think you accomplished will be turned back to the way it was before. The citizens are sick of what’s been going on and many voters have wished they voted the other way now.

Locust Grove

Ripp IS a marine.
Like the judge in the freedom of speech case.

Go Ripp

Hammertime must be working for Catalyst.
Hey there, Catalyst! We will have poll watchers and the Secretary of State AND we will be watching the boxes so you guys cannot rig them. It will be a felony if you get caught – AND YOU WILL BE CAUGHT IF YOU AND YOUR HENCHMEN TRY TO RIG THE ELECTIONS.

Locust Grove

We aint going back to kantville!!

The Ripp Report

NO WAY

KANT turn back !!!

AMEN!!

Hammer Time

If you live in the city limits you are only one vote. Good luck with that.

Paul fan

I sure hope the good folks of Fairhope vote out the three bs

Samantha Urich

Any person can see that the developers have stacked the council. These are people who want to exploit Fairhope. These are people who call themselves Christian and screw you every chance they get.

Go Ripp

Yes, they use the tagline “Christian Conservative” because that is what sounds good when they campaign. Christ called them hypocrites