Incredible, only three Fairhope City Councilmen, the 3 B’s, ?Burrell, ?Brown and ?Boone, approved and purchased, 2.65 million in land for recreation, that did NOT have the approval of National Park Service. They did this without any public participation and a very questionable appraisal. Then they closed the sale with lighting speed.
This land will remain vacant for years and the council robbed multiple city accounts to come up with 2.65 million. The Mayor has warned this will cause delays in capital and infrastructure projects in the city.
Now the same council supports the Park Service for an effort to use the Triangle for bike trails??
The Mayor encouraged the council to wait on the Park Service study before buying recreation land. The 3 B’s bullied forward with the purchase.
They already knew the 2.65 million dollar site was NOT approved by the Park Service and they needed to close the sale BEFORE the Connectivity Master Plan Workshop, Nov 7th.
They closed on the property last Friday, Nov. 1st, less than a week before the scheduled Nov. 7th meeting. Council first, citizens last.
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.
The same council not 2 months ago tried to convert the triangle into a conservation easement, taking the land out of the control of the city. That failed but you can be sure they will try it again, when everyone is asleep.
Due to the non-budgeted 2.65 million land purchase, the council is now having difficulty approving a budget, which is past due, just like the last three city budget’s. Now the council is talking about police and employee cuts as well as infrastructure and sewer repairs, being delayed.
They are now having to amend the budget that they have yet to approve.
To top it off the entire council voted themselves a full family insurance package, valued at $17,000 a year.
Council is a part time job and no other part time city employees enjoys the same insurance package. The council also keep this information hidden from the public, until the Mayor EXPOSED THE HIDDEN DETAILS to the citizens.
Every council member has had family insurance claims.
Is anyone covering you with full family insurance?
DOCUMENTS – THE RIPP REPORT – WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY
Backstory Podcast @BackstoryPodcast Fairhope City Councilman Robert Brown has been defending his contract with the Eastern Shore Art Center since the publication of: Backstory Podcast @
Let’s not forget the Attorney General complaint against Councilman ?Brown involving the Eastern Shore Art Center, using his office for personal gain.
THE JESTER | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE
The Jester is back and now he wants to give away 106 acres of municipal land to Weeks Bay. The very same Jester who used his elected position for personal gain by securing the Fairhope Art Center…
?Robert Brown For Our Hometown is a perfect example of what CATALYST stands for. Wake up Fairhope the present council needs to be voted out of office in 2020.
We need candidates to oust the CATALYST tumor.
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.
So let’s get this straight 3 of the 5 Fairhope Council have used their office for personal gain. The Jester ?Robert Brown, Captain ?Jack Burrell and LLC ?Kevin Boone.
BOONE-DOGGLE | THE RIPP REPORT / BALDWIN COUNTY LEGAL EAGLE
Well if you read the wonderful Wednesday this week, Well folks if you were watching football this last Monday night and have no idea what is going on with the Fairhope City Council, that same night…
ALL five of the city council appointed the Municipal Judge and City Attorney for the City of Fairhope. The Mayor when elected, encouraged the council to consider replacements for both positions.
What she did not say, but I will, is that both positions represented the past status quo, of the good ole boys, aka ?CATALYST?, which is exactly what the council wanted.
The council and city attorney will now show their ?CATALYST? COLORS.
The Fairhope Municipal Judge is going to be the developer of the largest housing development in Fairhope.
In order for his project to be approved he has to have the voted approval of the Fairhope City Council that appointed him to office.
READ THAT AGAIN!
How in the hell could anyone not see this as a Conflict of Interest?
Only in Alabama.
CORRIDOR OF CHAOS
CORRIDOR OF CHAOS
PODCAST LIVE TODAY – Old Battles Place will have 94 units and now THE “CORRIDOR OF CHAOS”. 232 Apartments, 77 single family houses and 16 commercial units.
This is exactly why Alabama and Baldwin County are so corrupt. You are going to be told by Council and the good Judge “That nothing is wrong with the council approving a development for the Judge they appointed.”
I hope the Junior Council of Fairhope is paying attention to their “leaders”. The Jr. Council should run a candidate for City Council 2020 because the present “senior” council is selling out Fairhope.
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…