BOILING FROG

“The boiling frog is a fable describing a frog being slowly boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death.”

This fable reminds me of Parker Road and Hwy.98 and how the traffic seems to get more congested at that intersection every day. To enter the Publix off Parker Road is only 8 car lengths, to exit is also 8 vehicles. As soon as those 8 vehicles stack up for the light on 98, they block the gas station entrance, and usually only those cars make the light.

Just like the frog, people have been trying to bring to the attention of the highway department and the City of Fairhope, that the future congestion is only going to get worse. No one sees the water boiling yet.

Consider that the apartments and townhouses approved on Fly Creek, around 300 units, have only two ways into the development, off 98 and Parker Road. The Parker Road light will have 700 to 1000 more vehicles, per day when the apartments are complete. The majority coming and going to the apartments, getting into Publix will not be easy.

To compound the situation even more is the Fire station at the head of Highridge Road off Parker. How will the Fire truck get through a blocked intersection? To make it even more complicated Parker Road on the Publix side is only about 1000 feet long, half in the county and half in Fairhope, neither one has done any maintenance on Parker for years.

CATALYST DOES FAIRHOPE

Sorry folks about being late for Wonderful Wednesday, which is now FREAKY FRIDAY but I have been in Facebook Jail for three days. The Ripp Report pushed someone’s button and they complained to…

Please Read: rippreport.com/2018/04/20/catalyst-does-fairhope/

The gateway to Fairhope, Parker Road, is going to be malfunction junction and the frog will boil before
Anyone addresses the issue. Remember this at election time.

Hwy 98 Adaptive Traffic Signal Project Completed

Hwy 98 Adaptive Traffic Signal Project Completed

News and information for Fairhope and Baldwin County, Alabama.

Please Read: thefairhopetimes.blogspot.com/2019/01/hwy-98-adaptive-traffic-signal-project.html

PLEASE REMEMBER FAIRHOPE VOTERS: IT WAS THE FAIRHOPE, CATALYST, CITY COUNCIL WHO APPROVED THE APARTMENTS

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Anonymous

I am remembering the boiled frog. I along with other voters are going to get these bums off MY council
The council and Kant was forced by the landowner to get the rezoning rammed through. I knew one council member crying crocodile tears as she voted for it. She list the next election. This next election we will get the rest of them out

Stacey Lynn

They started rigging the elections again. Watch them.

Machinemgr

They have never rigged a single election in Fairhope.
Sad little liars.

RIPP REPORT

We proved you wrong

Karinfan16

People are against development.
Politicians like catalyst whores elliott and burrell are all for.
Something has to give. Property values are declining.

Catalyst is evil

Yes property values are declining and taxes are going up. Where is this wealth going? To the Catalyst politicians
These guys are stealing our hometown and playing for keeps

EaglescoutMom

Amazed that the reitirees put up up with all the corruption.
Bad look for Fairhope. Seventy five percent voted 4 Roy Moore.
Scaey af.

Christmas in July

Fairhope is on the brink.

Anonymous

We have been here four generations and are seeing this town be ruined by the real estate vuzzards

RIPP REPORT

CATALYST

Samuel Garfunkle

When’s the next council election?
Ready to march for a clean sweep of the council.

Georgia Orwell

Good luck……they are somehow linked in to enough voters (clueless voters) that worship them. Fairhope’s biggest problem is the willingness of the voters to bury their heads in the sand and listen to our coin-operated Council tell them to drink the Kool-aid.

Anonymous

Their base is only 3000 to 3600 at most. Voters just need to vote to defeat the Catalyst council.

Anonymous

2020 they all need to go

Clam M.

Need some new young faces. Catalyst will not back all five jackasses.

RIPP REPORT

You are right NEW and Young No CATALYST

RIPP REPORT

2020

NOTaJackFAN

Those who think growth for the sake of growth is good don’t understand what’s happening. Schools won’t be able to keep up with the demand for new desks and teachers. We will have overcrowded schools that underperform. All of this is the name of a buck. It is sick. Sick. Jack Burrell and this council are pure evil incarnate.

Robin Hood

I see the wonderful mayor and planning commission and council in Robertsdale has taken a page out of the Fairhope playbook. You think the Eastern Shore has sewer overflow problems, Robertsdale is worse. They are siding with developers and not the citizens on new housing to put on this already dinosaur over flowing sewer problem. The King here doesn’t care about the people just do as I say and take it. Debt close to 28 million just bring him money so he can spend.

RIPP REPORT

Robin Hood please contact the Ripp Report we would like to hear more FACTS.

NYtraffic

still crap in the bay and they are building more homes and no new roads.
smdh.

Anonymous

We will get the roads after we get tax hikes to pay for dr Horton and Truland
I say let growth pay for growth
IMPACT FEES
But the developers will kill the very mention of IMPACT FEES

Pamela Francis

Ribbitt.
Catalyst.
Ribbitt.

Karinfan

Saddened reading this board. Fairhope could have been a nice town. Overdevelopment has ruint it. Never thought I’d see it. So many have sold the place out. Terrible.

Angeldremembered

When corte cuts a road thru woodlands and rock creek ripp will be able to again say i told u so.
Ignorant fairhopers not paying attention.

THE TRUTH

You are soooo right about the cut through road to Rock Creek. You think Jack Burrell has a lot of enemies now. Wait until that road is cut. It will take his two little nuts at the same time. Just wait.

Know the Good Ole Boys and their tricks

The people there will deserve what they get. Rock Creek and Woodlands paid around $400,000 if not more for their houses. Now they will lose the values of their homes and it will be their fault.

Robert B. Goode

You can easily fit a hundred thou on the eastern shore. We just need to keep the minorities out and our property values will stay high.
Ripp we are the number one place to live in Alabama!!!! Wake up to the lies people!!

Anonymous

A lot of the “minorities” you mention are families that have lived here and worked for generations
Now they are being squeezed out
Don’t think you can keep who you don’t like out of here. I did not want the Yankees here but I had to live with it and learned to like it
Now how I wish it was just Yankees

Rockcreeker

Has everybody forgot the $12 million for the “archery park” slash dyas triangle?

Wow the amnesia in Fairhope is worse than opioids. Smdh.

Dean

This council has stolen millions
Time to wake up.

Bringbacktim

I cannot believe you have not been sued.

THE TRUTH

Hey Bring back Tim. What a dumbass you have shown to be. Yeah. Who do you think started, second after no good Nix, thievery in Fairhope.

RIPP REPORT

Who Tim Can’t? He ignored infrastructure, sewers and promoted CATALYST. Now we are faced with fixing his mess.

Anonymous

You cannot believe Ripp has not been sued? Well wake up and see. It looks as Y O U have been drinking the koolaid, Cataloyst flunky.

RIPP REPORT

People do not sue people that are telling the truth and have documents to back it up

Hemiwolfgang5

I heard the Jester buiding his dream home on our dime.

In police work, we call this a CLUE.

Jester is none other than councilman Robert Brown.

The money for this excessive structure on a questionable location came from renovations ti the arts center done by his company, voted on by the Arts Center board of directors.

The Jester is a board member.

Silly Fairhope.

You will always be like Oz.

Free yourself.

Pull back the curtain!!

Georgia Orwell

This comment is more than a bit misleading. Robert Brown is a partner in Pitman-Brown, a very respected building contractor. Whatever PB made off of the ESAC remodel surely has nothing to do with Robert Brown’s personal home. He can probably well afford to build anything he wants any place that he wants. I agree that he is very arrogant on the Council, but libel is less attractive than arrogance.

RIPP REPORT

Pittman Brown should never have been involved with the Art Center contract,Brown is a Councilman and a Board member of the Art Center a clear conflict of interest and Pittman is his partner and director of Single Tax who had inside information on the contract amounts, there was no BID PROCESS, still a valid complaint that may see the light of day, very soon.

Georgia Orwell

You may be correct but perhaps PB won the contract because they did it for a fair price and they do excellent work. I don’t know Cliff Pitman personally but have had business interactions with him and I would trust him 100 percent (which is why I trust Robert Brown). There are a lot of shoddy contractors out there, particularly with commercial work. I think that the City avoided a lot of problems by hiring PB. Too bad the library was built by someone else!