PEDALING BACKWARDS

The Fairhope City Council is in full re-election mode, for 2020, and are trying desperately to accomplish anything they can claim for a victory. So far, going on three years, they have yet to produce anything they can claim as a major accomplishment.

POP UP TARGET

POP UP TARGET | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

Jack Burrell is like a pop up target. He is involved in one controversy after the other. The newest “sketchy and secretive” project is the K-1 Center. I eluded to it in the last post under B.

Source: rippreport.com/2018/08/31/pop-up-target/

They recently failed miserably on a federal grant for the K-1 center, as predicted.

JACK GETS AN F – AGAIN

JACK GETS AN F – AGAIN | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

Fairhope Council President fails, again. The Fairhope City Council rushed into a deal to obtain grant money to purchase the K-1 center. Council president Burrell would not consider any other options…

Source: rippreport.com/2019/02/15/jack-gets-an-f-again/

The Fairhope council uses the city attorney as their tool to obstruct the Mayor and push through half baked ideas that are not financial responsible. The latest is a proposed bike trail on the 11.25 million dollar property, the triangle, that was purchased through a LEGAL SETTLEMENT. The council tried to convenience the citizens of the community that the purchase was for a park, a total lie. They LOST the lawsuit.

Fairhope mayor, council spar on governmental powers on professional services

Fairhope mayor, council spar on governmental powers on professional services

While the Fairhope City Council passed a resolution last week that authorized spending $9,730 for a mountain bike trail feasibility study at the Triangle Property, it led to a disagreement over …

Source: www.gulfcoastnewstoday.com/the-courier/stories/fairhope-mayor-council-spar-on-governmental-powers-on-professional-services,73884

A bike trail on 11.25 million dollar property sounds as ridiculous as the first suggestion of an archery range, that failed and never was endorsed by the citizens of the community. The council is set to spend 10,000 dollars for a feasibility study, that is not in the budget, for a bike trail.

New Plan For ‘Dyas Triangle’ Property Emerges

New Plan For ‘Dyas Triangle’ Property Emerges

News and information for Fairhope and Baldwin County, Alabama.

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

The council will use feasibility studies to promote their plans except when the plan does not conform to their liking. The current Fairhope Council is composed of Catalyst loyalist who often do not listen to the advise of committees but prefer to lend their ear to Catalyst plans for re-election.

Council President Burrell and Councilman Boone get full credit for pulling the wool over voters eyes when it comes to the Triangle settlement.

FAIRHOPE’S “TRIANGLE” MEGA-SITE

FAIRHOPE’S “TRIANGLE” MEGA-SITE | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

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…

Source: rippreport.com/2018/03/30/fairhopes-triangle-mega-site/

The council and city attorney have worked in concert to obstruct the Mayor, committees or anyone else that does not share their agenda. Their lack of communication with the Mayor is by design and that is costing the city valuable resources.

COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

Can you hear me now! How many times in the last 18 months has the Mayor of Fairhope gone on record, with the City Council, about the lack of communication between the Mayor’s office and the City…

Source: rippreport.com/2019/02/06/communication/

Citizens of Fairhope get ready because another subject, dear to all our hearts, is going to be the focus of the council, education and our schools. I predict the council will, again, elect to shelter themselves from any decision and relegate that responsibility to anyone other than themselves. They care about one thing and one thing only, returning to the good ole days of Can’t.

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

I have followed four Fairhope city councils and one thing I can tell you is with each new council several things became abundantly clear. The new members of the council are usually influenced by…

Source: rippreport.com/2016/11/25/you-dont-know-jack/

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Anonymous

First of all, there is no such thing as an “Arbortorium”,as depicted on the Kant era map of the Triangle. Perhaps well-intentioned, the bike trail would be a nightmare on the quite sandy and erodible soils of the Triangle.However, like most feasibility studies, none are designed to disappoint the political proponents who proposed them, so I assume they will be built with money we do not have.

Locust Grove

Can’t doesn’t prefer women.

Kiddiddler

All trust Jack.
The joe Biden of Fairhope!

No Charge Dumbasses

It would be absolutely stupid to put in a mountain bike trail. That should have never even been considered. It will be detrimental to our conservation efforts and as soon as someone gets hurt and they will. They “WILL” sue the city and win. There you go! Just saved y’all $10,000! Plus having additional lawsuits filed against Fairhope that we the taxpayers are responsible for. Every nut in this town forgets there are consequences for the terrible actions of this Council. This Fairhope Council really SUX! Let them start paying for these scams out of their own pockets and see how quick these dumbasses stop coming up with stupid ideas! Mountain Bike Trail! LOL LOL LOL LOL

People are Sheep

This council is crooked. They literally spot zoned a piece of property by the north east corner of Morphy and 98.
The property was bought for a restaurant to be built but the property was zoned for light industrial. So the council changed the rules so that restaurants are industrial
If I lived in that neighborhood I would sue
But since the people are sheep and do not stand up for their rights, they get run over

Ole Faurhoper

Their fault. Gawthorne Glenn folk can’t get their act together. If they were smart they would fight

Anonymous

Just dumb yankee move-ins

Ralph T.

the dumb rednecks have screwed this place up not the yanks!

Name and IQ Witheld

People please wake up and see what is happening. Baldwin County is the fastest-growing county in the Southeastern U.S.

And it has no planning apparatus. No zoned growth plan with diversified areas. No impact fees. No new infrastructure.

It is the wild west of real estate!!! Every hot blonde and brunette with a good pair is moving here to help exploit the trend. B.C. is doomed I tell ya!

Doomed. Catalyst has already defeated you Rippster.

No Charge Dumbasses

Your IQ is around 14. No charge for posting it for you.

Taxpayers

So I am hearing the schools are starting to get crowded in Fairhope.
Hello!
Fairhope is the fastest growing city in AL. Why is it being forced to
deal with county development / growth costs!

Unfair to citizens of Fairhope.

Anonymous Ex-Pat

Things are going pretty good in fairhope lately. I think the development problem is overblown. All big cities have traffic. It’s the price we must pay for progress. We aren’t a small town anymore. Soon we will be a city and we should annex the outlying areas and get that tax money. I would like to see more mixed use developments in fairhope with residential and commercial mixed. If the election were held tomorrow I would vote for only one of the councilmen and from what I hear he isn’t running. It will be interesting to see who steps up and grabs the torch. If Burrell runs I think he will have a hard time but will get the hard core old fairhope vote. I’m wondering if that’s enough anymore though because there are a lot more new voters in the city limit. The Triangle should be mixed use development high end restaurants shops and condos. It would be so nice. The kids are crammed in the schools. We need to build more real buildings. This requires work with the county and city and school board to find funding due to growth. These problems can be solved if we work… Read more »

Catalyst is evil

I say they should put a moratorium on new subdivisions and run Truland and DR Horton out of town and not let them back until impact fees are imposed
These developers have severely damaged this area. They must psy for what they have done. Are you listening Prebble, Dorsey
and Cox?

Tiredoflies

Kant is running again and will win if you don’t stop him Ripp. They are gonna try and do like they always have. It’s crazy. It’s like the showdown at the okay korral. Strange times we livin in.

Stephanie Rice Smith

The lure of easy money always brings trouble.
BC is a lot like the wild west right now. I know a young Auburn grad making serious money selling condos and small retirement homes in Foley and Gulf Shores. The birds are flocking here.

Weep for Baldwin

When the real estate folk tear up this place they will move to another area to pillage like the mauraders they are.