NAIL IN THE COFFIN

Fairhope City Council and Jack Burrell

The Fairhope City council just put the final nail in their re-election coffin.

Without any public participation at council meetings or any community engagement, the Fairhope City council bullied the community into a 2.65 million dollar land purchase for recreation. This property will remain vacant for years and required the council to raid city accounts in order to purchase the property.

This untimely purchase will delay infrastructure, sewer and capital improvements that the city already had scheduled. It will also impact the 2020 budget and cost countless hours of staff who will have to make changes to accommodate the 2.65 million dollar purchase. The Council has voted themselves a raise and full family insurance, as part time employees.


City Council Agenda

19. Resolution – That the City Council authorizes and allocates funding of $2,650,000.00 for the purchase of approximately 114 acres of land located on the northwest corner of County Road 13 and 32 (8875 County Road 32) as follows: Investment CD – Savings: $1,065,146.07; Prepay Debt Reserve: $700,285.37; Impact Fees – Recreation: $884,568.56; for a Total amount of $2,650,000.00.

They are stripping savings, reserves and impact fees, without budget approval or even having a budget in place. Keep in mind they have not approved the 2020 budget nor have they in 4 years, delivered a budget on time.

What this council did was to simply delay the budget with the next agenda item.

20. Resolution – That the Budget for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019 be extended to allow the invoices and expenditures to continue as needed until the parts of Budget FY2020 are adopted.

QUID PRO QUO

THE RIPP REPORT – QUID PRO QUO

Please read the Mayor’s comments and file written complaints to those listed at the end of the article. Stop being silent gullible pawns of a council that does nothing for nothing and always does something for something.

Source: rippreport.com/2019/10/02/quid-quo-pro/

The council has used a very questionable appraisal to boost the purchase of the land. Fact is the council first promised on Oct. 29,2019, that only an appraisal was being sought, not a sale. They approved the appraisal and then moved forward to purchase.

They lied, not only did they lie they conspired among themselves to pass the purchase without public input.

WHY?

Because they could not get public support through legitimate public engagement.

HONEY BEES

HONEY BEES | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

he Fairhope Council is made up of all 🚫Catalyst candidates. Three bees, Burrell, Boone and Brown, who have all used their elected office for personal gain, are going for the honey, again.

Source: rippreport.com/2019/10/09/honey-bees/

Let’s look at some of the parks and purchases of the Fairhope City Council:

1.The Triangle PARK

The council President, Jack Burrell insisted for years this PARK was purchased for 8.25 million. Jack had to eat his words when several attorneys and publications pointed out that it was not a purchase, nor a PARK, at all.

It was a legal settlement, of a lawsuit the city lost.

The city HAD to purchase the property. With attorney fees the final cost was close to 13 million dollars.

Burrell led the unsuccessful effort, supported by a 🚫CATALYST council, to give it away. The property value today is around 20 million.

Do not be surprised to see the City Council come up with another bright idea to give away municipal property worth 20 million. 🚫CATALYST wants control of the Triangle.

GOLD MINE FOR SALE

GOLD MINE FOR SALE | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

The Fairhope Conservation Easement is in limbo while Weeks Bay and the city council, does damage control. Let me make it clear that there is nothing wrong with conservation easements.

Source: rippreport.com/2019/07/10/gold-mine-for-sale/

2.Soccer Fields purchase.

What an absolute corrupt deal this was. The council, in office at the time, did the same thing this council is doing, draining city accounts for an unnecessary land deal for the good ole boys.

The property remained vacant for years, without the slightest plan, the city decided they would install soccer fields.

Over 5 million dollars later, maybe as high as 7 million, the fields today have a host of problems and are considered “fair practice fields”.

Fairhope soccer complex construction set to kick off as council awards $2.4 million in bids

Fairhope soccer complex construction set to kick off as council awards $2.4 million in bids

Years of planning and reeling in costs came together Monday night with the Fairhope City Council’s approval of bids, totaling $2.42 million, for a new soccer complex on Manley Road.

Source: www.al.com/news/mobile/2015/04/fairhope_soccer_complex_constr.html

3.The purchase of the K1 and Nix center

City of Fairhope agrees to purchase former K1 Center from school board – Lagniappe Mobile

City of Fairhope agrees to purchase former K1 Center from school board – Lagniappe Mobile

The Fairhope City Council voted today to enter into a purchase agreement with the Baldwin County Board of Education for three parcels of property — including the landmark former K1 Center in downtown — for a price of $4 million. Other parcels include the K1 Center’s playground and the property that encompases the Nix Center …

Source: lagniappemobile.com/city-of-fairhope-agrees-to-purchase-former-k1-center-from-school-board/

The City Council screwed up this deal for months. One proposal after another went down the toilet until finally the Mayor secured the sale. Now they own it and have no plan and no money.

The council discussed in the work session prior to the council meeting as to how they could come up with money to do minor repairs, such as a roof, on K1. People wake up! They do not have the money for a roof on a building falling down, or a replacement roof for city hall, or improvements for the Nix Center.

But they approve 2.65 million for dirt???

4.

FAIRHOPE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER

FAIRHOPE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

The citizens of Fairhope must know that they are being sold out by developers, the city council and those with appointed positions, such as municipal judge. In the mist of the Fairhope budget process…

Source: rippreport.com/2019/10/16/fairhope-sold-to-the-highest-bidder/

You will hear much more about this good ole boy deal because people are already coming forward with details and information never made public. This should be the nail in the coffin for the city council in 2020.

This is in your face corruption with 🚫CATALYST fingerprints all over it.

Be aware folks the Fairhope City Council is 100% 🚫CATALYST. For those of you who do not know who 🚫CATALYST is, just understand that they do not represent the Citizens of Fairhope or Baldwin County.

CATALYST DOES FAIRHOPE

CATALYST DOES FAIRHOPE | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE

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…

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

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E. P. Feelgood

Fairhope shore is dirty.

Big Al

YAWN …. No Facts, just more BS from Crazy Karin’s pocket parrot. Krazy Karin wouldn’t even know where the youth baseball parks are located. She has not even stepped foot at Volanta since she got in office. Probably because they dont sell wine there ….Ha!

Anonymous

Correct …and they dont sell dope there either. Anyone with nasty gecko tats all up her kankle has smoked a lot of weed. Great example of a human being Fairhope has for a Mayor.

Anonymous

Her tattoo is nothing to the mark of the beast Burrell has on his soul

Francis Ripp

You must be Big Al Just BS no substance

Anonymous

I bet Big Al has a tattoo of Burrell on his butt

Anonymous

Hey Anonymous! Aren’t you just the almighty one to actually Judge another person. No wonder you pathetically leave your message without using your name.

Anonymous

Anonymous kind of like your reply post you pinhead. Ha!

Georgia Orwell

I can’t even address your ignorance, “Big Al” (?)…what bravado (LOL!)

Big Al

Blow it out your ass Georgie. Go to the parks yourself and make your own conclusions about what the city needs for its future rec needs. Crazy Karin cant get out of her own way. She moves from one stupid stunt to another and still cant figure out her mandated statutory role in our city. Her only remaining supporters are composed of her family and a few simple minded morons.

Francis Ripp

Big Al you are looking like a dumb ass and at the same time the three B’s are robbing Fairhope.Only the three councilman make a 2.65 million dollar purchase land and no community involvement, you think that is right.

Big Al Rules

Plenty of community involvement. See all of the Pubilc Rec board meetings and Council work sessions. Very clear the entire Board and the entire Council favored the 113 acres and not the way overpriced 40 in a bad location. The walkability song and dance is more of Karins BS. If she ever visited Volanta or any Park for that matter, she would know that nobody and I mean nobody walks to the ballpark. Families haul bats, bags, water, chairs, dogs, fans, coolers etc ….nobody walks. 2.6mill is a steal and will serve Fairhope for 100 years or more. Walk if you want …you will be alone.

Georgia Orwell

‘Bad area’ to you meaning primarily African American and therefore less entitled to have any of their tax dollars spent in their area of town? I don’t have a dog in the fight as to which property was chosen for the park, but I did see many residents advocate for a park in the area that doesn’t have many public amenities. I was surprised that, once again, Burrell and his posse did not even consider doing something good for a part of town in which they don’t reside. Of course, they don’t have a council person representing them. Pretty sad state of affairs.

Anonymous

They dont have representation because the area is not in the city limits. The owners could annex into town but choose otherwise. Their fault…

Terminal Lee Aille

Scam for monwy.
Need reelection dough.
Gottsta fight ripp report.

Exposing Catalyst

Hey Big Al go collect your paycheck from Catalyst. We know you crooks and you can yawn all you want
As more people find out about you and your employer yiu will see more elections will not go your way
Corte, Cox, Prebble are next
We took out Dorsey and more crooks will follow
Even Haygood is in our sights

4fh

Good v Evil.
Take your side.

Francis Ripp

You must be a Christian friend of Jack Burrel, you know Jack with the Police Report.You are talking third grade trash and ignoring the obvious.

Citizencane

Ghanfi to you big al

Cloverfields

Soccer fields “required 300 loads” of dirt from tucker dorsey’s dirt farm.
Huge inside job. Many on the council and kids got a piece. The result? A sub standard facility. Foley has a world class facility.

Let that sink in.

2020 election cannot come soon enough.
The little people in town need to rise up and go vote. Miss Karin aint gonna let them cheat her at the ballot box like before! She don’t gonna play that sillyhillbillygame!!!

Big Al Rules

Keep drinkin Raul Pipps koolaid cloverfields. You must be the one person that walks to the fields. HA!

Anonymous

Hey Big Al why don’t you stop drinking Burrell’s koolaid (or whatever you call his “juice”) and admit that you really do not care about Fairhope because you all make money off the destruction of this town by selling off what many of us have built up?
I say follow the money and you and your hypocritical Christian conservative phonies are bad people on their knees in front of these crooks

Anonymous

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Mahatma Gandhi

Anonymous

Amen. We W I L L win
Catalyst we are coming for you and your filthy satanic evil
You will end up in Hell
Boone, Burrell, and the Catalyst Cronies are going to Hell Satan awaits your corrupt souls

Cog Bishop

“Christians” who mislead go straight to hell.

Citizens

Hey Big Al Rules! Get you head out of your ass. Wait a minute. Get your head out of Burrell’s ass, then get your head out of you own ass. You are right. It’s a steal at 2.6 million. A steal from the citizens of Faihope. It might not be a steal if it was properly purchased. Should have had more discussions and LEGITIMATE paperwork including a plan and more than one appraisal. Dumb ass! Big Al rules! Yea, a legend in your own mind! You must frequent the gully as well. You are actually thinking you are important to this community. Just another pimple on Burrell’s butt! You’ll get popped one day.

Lezlie G.

Sad that more real men and women don’t get involved. Someone needs to stand up to these thieves. Feds need to step in. Land deal is a quid pro quo theft of tax money.

Anonymous

There are not enough real men left in Fairhope anymore
Just a bunch of wine sipping pansies

Anonymous

You are right. We have too many Gulley type men in Fairhope. Is that why I always see Burrell meeting with other males in a circle???

Freida

Ew.

Bishop Knight

How is the judge allowed to take a large, runny dump on the town and the city council votes on it? This is highway robbery. The quality of life of the town is over with. I am ashamed to say I am from Fairhope.