THREE STRIKES

If you attended or watched on YouTube, the 3 hour and 34 minute Fairhope City Council meeting, May 29th, then there should be no doubt in your mind how dysfunctional the Council is. It makes no difference what attorneys, city staff, citizens or the Mayor recommend to the council the council does the opposite and acts like a Dictatorship. It is all political and the Fairhope City Council is holding up the progress of the city.

The first 1 hour and 15 minutes has the Mayor’s comments and public participation.

Three major issues were on the agenda: Strike one

26. Resolution – That the City Council approves the selection of Equity Valuation Partners for Professional Appraisal Services to prepare an Appraisal on the property for City Parkland with a cost not to exceed TBD.

The council has chosen to turn its back on the children that were counting on purchasing the Twin Beech road property. It was the staff and Mayor’s recommendation, supported by outside sources. The Council however said they all agree on Twin Beech Road but it cost to much. Remember folks they bought the soccer fields because it was the cheapest. That cost us over a million dollars to correct the grade and then they never built the fields to specifications, such as sanitizing the soil. Council President Burrell wants an appraisal. This is not about money this is about quality of life and supporting a neighborhood that has been ignored.

STRIKE TWO

28. Resolution – That the City Council hereby authorizes Council President to execute a Conservation Easement Agreement between the City of Fairhope and Weeks Bay Foundation, Inc. for two conservation easements for the properties known collectively as the Dyas/Triangle property and to outline the terms of the easement transaction. The total cost of the conservation easement, due diligence, and closing fees for the property shall be $39,025.00.

This is the most asinine proposal that this council ever came up with. When I asked the Council President “who’s idea was this?” Burrell was silent then I asked again and he said “he could not remember.” He could not remember, who thought giving up 109 acres of City property worth 18 million plus, was a good idea? His nose was growing as he spoke.

Fairhope tables proposed conservation easement for ‘Dyas Triangle’ – Lagniappe Mobile

Fairhope tables proposed conservation easement for ‘Dyas Triangle’ – Lagniappe Mobile

During a three-and-a-half hour meeting Wednesday night, the Fairhope City Council tabled a sudden and somewhat surprising resolution to enter into a conservation easement agreement with the Weeks Bay Foundation on a piece of property behind the “Welcome to Fairhope” sign known as the Dyas Triangle. The city purchased the undeveloped 108-acre property in 2014 …

Source: lagniappemobile.com/fairhope-tables-proposed-conservation-easement-for-dyas-triangle/

Weeks Bay Foundation got played by the political machine. The private sector developers, do not want the Triangle in the City’s hands. The same people that caused the lawsuit and resulting legal settlement are now trying, with council help, to do just what the developers want.

The Council wants the citizens to “dispose” of 18 million in property and some anonymous donor is going to pay to make it happen. Who the hell is the donor and who’s idea was this.

What about an appraisal Jack ? let the citizens of Fairhope know just how much tax money you and the council are giving away.

Well I do not know the donor but I was told by a councilman that Diana Brewer of Weeks Bay reached out to the council about the Conservation Easement. Diana Brewer was a Fairhope council woman, who was in favor of the Fly Creek Apartments and pro developer, she was voted out of office. This was, and is her POLITICAL agenda, supported by the Council.

GOING DOWN WITH THE SHIP

GOING DOWN WITH THE SHIP | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

Be sure you read 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.

Source: rippreport.com/2016/09/30/going-down-with-the-ship/

In the meeting the Director of Weeks Bay said several times that Weeks Bay did not seek out Fairhope for the Conservation Easement. The Director may not have known Diana was going rouge and trying to advance her political agenda, at the expense of Fairhope Citizens. As a former councilwoman she knew damn well that a conservation easement was not in the best interest of the city.

HELLO CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW

HELLO CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

Jimmy Conyers steamed rolled incumbent Diana Brewer for a Fairhope City Council seat with 66% of the vote. Diana now joins Tim Kant, as the second person to lose their job because they refused to…

Source: rippreport.com/2016/10/05/hello-can-you-hear-me-now/

Councilman Boone and Burrell also are in bed with the developers. They saddled the City with the responsibility of wet lands the developer screwed up.

RE-GIFT GIFT ??

RE-GIFT GIFT ?? | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

ATTENTION FAIRHOPE TAXPAYERS FW: Fly Creek PUD Amendment & the Deed to the City of the Most Sensitive 4 Acres Mitsy, “email to all council members and Mayor Wilson would greatly benefit the City.

Source: rippreport.com/2017/05/05/re-gift-gift/

Councilman Brown also gets credit with VOTING to satisfy the developer, not surprising when he is a developer and contractor and close friend of Arthur Corte. Mr Brown was the contractor for the soccer field building and the Art Center contract, where he is a Board member. Down home Robert Brown doing the town.

Trust me folks the Ripp Report will use the Court of public Opinion and if necessary the Judicial Courts to fight giving away land valued at 18 million dollars plus, while some anonymous donor, Robert Brown and Diana Brewer are laughing at our ignorance.

STRIKE THREE

Council President again is front and center in another controversy. He did not follow up, dropped the ball, then blamed the Developer. Jay Robinson backed up Jack by saying he had 46 complaints. Hello! the Council had hundreds of complaints and only a hand full of supporters over the Fly Creek Apartments. That did not stop the entire council overriding the citizens for the developer. The Mayor stood with the citizens when it came to opposing the apartments.

Boutique hotel at iconic Fairhope intersection in limbo

Boutique hotel at ‘iconic’ Fairhope intersection in limbo

The three-story, 31-room boutique hotel at the corner of Section Street and Fairhope Avenue would be several feet away from the city’s iconic street clock. To some council members, the location is unacceptable.

Source: www.al.com/news/mobile/2019/05/boutique-hotel-at-iconic-fairhope-intersection-in-limbo.html

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Nastradomas

Robert brown the ass clown from Fairhope town! Fairhope is a joke.

Anonymous

They are Christian Conservatives. They are doing the Lord’s work
God directs their decisions

Uncle Remus

Trolling teens is not the Lord’s work.

Anonymous

Some people have been questioning whether Jack Burrell is lying about being a licensed engineer. I did a little bit of research. His website for the last election says he works for Integrated Innovations as does his LinkedIn profile which lists him as the Principal Structural Engineer. Both sites say he continues to hold the position. It’s possible he hasn’t updated these pages, but according to the license record search, he is not currently licensed in Alabama. The only site that lists him under that position is ZoomInfo. ZoomInfo says they get their information from personal profile updates and credible web sources. I’m guessing their source is LinkedIn. So it doesn’t say much. There’s no mention of him on the company website when searched through Google. So, nothing definitive. There is an email button on the ZoomInfo page but you have to pay to see it.

Ailene Crawford

Meanwhile…during the mtg. another half million went to the airport…nobody cares…what could be coming into the airport at night that would make Jack and the other airport “leaders” so secretive?

Anonymous

As long as the voters are convinced that the council members are doing a good job then one cannot expect anybody to care

Tony K.

Voters are convinced burrell is a pedophile.

LinkedIn

He is a rocket engineer for the US Govt. His Top Secret clearance prevents us from seeing details.

Anonymous

I think you’re joking but his job is listed as a structural engineer. He would still need to be licensed.

Good Deeds

His job is too secret to be licensed. His work keeps the US safe from advanced technological threats. He is doing God’s work
Stop questioning his work and his motives

Top Secreylt

Secret govt work doesn’t need license. He may be working to keep ahead of Russia and China. We need people like that at the federal and local level. Such work will save us

Anonymous

I still can’t tell if your joking. So it’s so top secret that they won’t list his license, but LinkedIn is just fine? Ok. If you think God’s work pertains to competition for the best deadly weapons, I think you have a problem with logic. Besides, 71% of Russia is Christian. If you remember, Pussy Riot was arrested and jailed for blasphemy. That doesn’t happen here.

Christian Conservative

His license could be so important that is in a classification of its own.
Russia may be Christian but it isn’t Christian Conservative. Being Christian is only half of God’s work.

Anonymous

Ok ok. Leaning towards you’re joking and I’m the gullible one.

DD Simms

Top Secret double secret probation.

Noname

Jack has two charges against him involving a juvenile.
I understand it is more than one juvenile in question.

Anonymous

Hilarious. He wants you to believe that for sure.

Citizen

The possibility of Jack Burrell having an engineering Licence is about as much as Obama having been a good president. Zero chance. When or if he runs again he will be vetted on any kind of license that he may have told us for years as well as the Fairhope police report, you will see other city’s police records as well. There is one person that has stepped us with a $10,000 to have Jack Burrell correctly vetted. This will be great as well as entertaining I’m sure. Looking forward to more lies from Jack Burrell. Whether you are a Jackass fan or not. Next time you see Burrell, ask him to provide proof of having a Engineering Licence. He works for all of us so their should not be a problem with him providing it. It’s just that simple.

Anonymous

He is NOT the Principal Structural Engineer at Integrated Innovations. He is a lier. If his lips are moving, he is either bullying someone or lying. He has to make up stuff so people think he’s important.

Pete Sims

Check with the State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in Montgomery. They should be able to tell you if he a registeed Professional Engineer.

Anonymous
Claudene H.

After three strikes you’re out.
fyi.

Roger "T-Bird" Thomas FH

So everyone is cool with Burrell and Company giving away a $20 million asset like the Triangle to their friends under the guise of a “conservation easement”? Why is everyone afraid to call these guys on the city council what they are–crooks! They are doing the work of people who line their pockets and provide their marching orders. Let me tell you boys and girls something:
If you don’t replace this council Fairhope is doomed.
Doomed I tell you.
Roger

DT Sammy

Why is the triangle being given away if we paid 12 point five million for it?
I’m am a gonna hang up and listen Paul.
Thanks!

Chess Player

By putting a “conservation easement” on it, the council can “legitimately” deny most developers from building on it. Then when the dust settles, the council can lift the easement for their friends. It allows a cover to deny others while allowing their friends to do whatever they want.
It’s not really that complicated. You must keep in mind these guys are playing chess at a checkers tournament. When you keep this in mind you can see through these guys and guess their next move. In doing so, you see greedy politicians owned by outside interests posing as Christians and Reagan Republicans so they can get voted in

Nonamefhschool

Eureka!!!
God $ave the queen.

Spanish Fort Oracle

You nailed it, Chess Player. From up here in Spanish Fort, I see a free-for-all with the out of control growth. What is more, notice how the developers (aka robbers) are the same folks that give money to these same public “servants.”
Do NOT bother asking how these “servants” sleep at night because the question mistakenly assumes they would need to have a conscience in the first place to even keep them up at night.
These “servants” sleep well – very well.
It is amazing what one can due once one jettisons their conscious and any trace of morality.

Anonymous

Once a conversation easement is in place there is no turning back. It will restrict the property’s use FOREVER. and the decision was going to happen without anyone knowing. I pray Fairhope will bring in a clean slate of good people who truly want to serve our city and want to be a part of a plan.

Francis Ripp

CATALYST

Amos N' Andy

So the word is Burell will have some serious competition next year.
Once the name drops everyone will be totally completely utterly shocked.

Francis Ripp

Just as long as they are not CATALYST

ConservativeGOPer

I asked a man who knows Jack if he is a true Christian.
He replied, “Jack needs acting school.”

Growthpro

Wtf does this even mean?
You people are nuts! Jack is easily the smartest politicians on the eastern shore. Everyone wants to live here.

Five Generations

My family has lived here for five generations and I can say this place was a wonderful place long before this mafia-like bunch known as CATALYST even knew about this place and targeted it for their gain.
We were fine long before they swooped in with their phony Christian religious piety to save us
Yes, they May be smart because they are smart at deceiving so many

A Professional in Fairhope

Let me tell you about LinkedIn – you personally can put WHATEVER you want To on it. I am a professional & have had several employees that have left & I have looked at their LinkedIn & they have LIED about what they did & their position. Totally LIED they put they were some supervisor on it etc. – TOTALLY LIED – I would NOT trust anything that is on LInkedin at all. totally false info that people are putting anything they want to to make themselves look better. I Totally HATE social media – most is totally false info. When are we going to wake up???

Anonymous

But I love FAKEBOOK. It shows everybody else having good times while I sit being jealous. Besides all the info that social media uses to track us let’s marketers know what we want whether or not we need it