One thing you can say about Fairhope City Council, is that they are consistent. Council President Jack Burrell, who has stained the seat as President of Fairhope Council for two terms, is now beginning his third term, as President. For 9 years Jack has monopolize a position that is normally shared by the whole council, but they do things different in Fairhope.
Mr Burrell and Council was sued, in Federal court, for denying public speech:
The meeting in question, along with Ripp’s nasty confrontation with Council President Burrell—who denied Ripp his right to speak in a public forum sanctioned by City of Fairhope ordinance—and threatened his removal and arrest for trying to address the council—was captured on the official video of the council meeting.
The city lost the lawsuit and cost taxpayers thousands of dollars. This had no effect on Burrell who has a history of sneaky methods to hide, what should be public information or quash public participation.
Jack’s latest stunt involves the Fairhope Airport Authority, FAA, where he already has an infamous reputation for bid rigging. The latest stunt is that there will be NO Airport Authority meetings on line for the public to see. Not since February has their been a recorded meeting, nor has there been any explanation or public notice.
It seems that the only reason they were public was that the former Mayor Wilson demanded that they be on line for transparency and accountability.
Our new Mayor is leaving it up to Jack.
Burrell has now deemed the Fairhope Airport Authority, a separate entity of the city, which is totally subsidized by the city, and that recording the meetings is not necessary.
The other excuse given is that the meetings will be held a 5:00 pm, which requires overtime to be paid to the audio tech. Total B.S.
This is a classic, “No Radar”, Jack move.
No public participation, no video record, no accountability, no transparency, no explanation.
Jack has cost Fairhope millions of dollars in very poor decisions, where he alone or with a few selected friends, made bad deals without any oversight. He has a well established record of suppressing information while providing, bogus B.S.
The Airport Authority sent out an RFP on September 21, 2015 and had a submittal date of October 13, 2015.
This was only 22 days?
The next step was an RFP opening of the bids October 20, 2015. This was for a ground lease for a commercial hanger on plat 2, a second commercial hanger. October minutes of the Airport Authority reflect
In Fairhope, the quarterback is none other than the most sneaky and corrupt politician in Baldwin County. The great negotiator, Sneaky Jack Burrell, who chose tonight to use the City Council meeting, which no-one goes to, to swear in the Municipal Judge Haymes Snedeker.
In a letter to Sullivan and Council President Jack Burrell last week, Raines expressed concern the proposal will not be fully vetted by citizens prior to council approval.
The council denies they knew anything about Robert Brown purchasing his ”family” property July 21 2020. Once it was made public and on the record, Council President Burrell got all tongue tied trying to defend his railroad nomination process. He contradicts himself numerous times and ends up with one of his episodes of gibberish.
The Fairhope Mayor and acting Mayor Burrell are moving at lightning speed to replace Robert Brown’s seat on the City Council, before any citizens can say a word.
The City attorney, Marcus McDowell, works for the council, Jack Burrell controls the council. McSharry is, or was, Jack’s closest friend. Fairhope councilman “Strawman” Kevin Boone is the father of Scott Boone and the conduit to SBC, this is a very cozy and politically connected Cabal.
Fairhope remains the number one place to retire in the ??.
Give it up Ripp!!
And it has nothing to do with Jack. He, all council and Sullivan are supported by developers. Developers are the ones who are destroying our quality of life.
Yes the developers are destroying this town
Do not blame developers, Catalyst Scott Boone Consulting, CSB has a political stranglehold on Fairhope. The good ole boy, who knows who mentality will only be broken by citizen participation and voting out the cabal. Fairhope should also have a city manager and certainly districts, CSB opposes both.
Don’t blame the developers? Tell me then, who funds these politicians? Yep, the developers. SCB/Catalyst connects the political candidates with the developers. The developers fund the campaigns to the candidates. In turn the candidates pass out-of-control growth policies from which the developers profit.
SCB/Catalyst collects fees from the campaigns.
Modern day TRIANGLE TRADE.
The politicians get elected
The developers get their subdivisions approved
Catalyst makes its money
Number one according to? Last ranking I can find is number 2 in 2016.
If a person is interested they can GO to the airport mtg. It isn’t required to be taped or on video. GO to the mtg if you want. It’s not violating anything. GO if you want. Stop making a big deal out of nothing.
Bid Rigging is nothing?
Bid rigging is nothing unless you get the bid. Then it is just friends helping friends
What’s so bad about that?
Mayor Wilson recorded all meetings. Many watch these when they have time so they know what’s going on. Obviously you don’t feel that citizens holding elected official accountable is important.
In Fairhope they are “different”
The developers built this town. Wake up ☝
Few developers did NOT build this town.
The Fairhope Single Tax built this town.
Are you that bereft of this town’s history?
Single tax was the driving force.
Oh so you are a banker? The developers build, you finance, and you make money off of the pillaging of the town
Single tax is another tax. CSB controls that too. Wake up and smell the coffee.
It’s a new day in Fairhope. Smell the money. Salaries are going up and that’s all that matters to folks wanting a way up. We do need to build schools because the kids are coming. Line it up. Let’s get it.
People can become members of Fairhope Singletax. But they are too busy trying to join the Yacht Club and join the right church
Then they buy a house on single tax land then cry because they did not buy the land
So how did that work for you, you social climbers?
Move back to Hoover or Alabaster
Don’t tell me to move back to Hoover or Alabaster because I came from Pelham
I just feel like the charm has worn off and it’s not easy to polish a bay turd.
Turds are no longer flowing. Jack has personally solved the problem. Our hero. The tirdslayer. Jack you know him. Or do you?
Jack is so full of [email protected] that he cannot tell the difference that when he looks down he cannot tell if a fly is biting him or it is Jester servicing him
Y’all laugh at Ripp. Fairhope is not improving as a city. It is not Mountain Brook or Vestavia.
So Ripp–you believe Biden got 90 million votes–more than Obama?
And you say Fairhope has no radar?
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Who is President?
We live in the age of information. We can search, find, and start reading court documents for ourselves. We can see over a thousand videos showing a violent insurrection at the capitol. We can do simple searches to find out that whatever moron posts “As seen on NBC!”, that the statement is false. You can hit a button on your phone and ask your phone to bring up things to research. There are “?” buttons on each article post on Facebook which will bring up the date the website address was registered and see that it was made a month ago.
But for some stupid reason, we leave that up to a documented conman and a crackhead pillow guy. Research Trumps history before he got into politics. But you won’t. You’ll only listen to some moron on the tv or radio to do the research for you. Morons that are openly pushing for certain candidates. Employed by a rich guy with vested interest in controlling you. Funded by Hedge Funds that bet against you.
Ignorance, in the age of information, is no excuse. Show us where your information is coming from so we can judge for ourselves. I’ve yet to come across anything remotely convincing.
So 110 percent of Wisconsin folks voting is legit?
Here, let me help you “do your research”.
Michigan also had over 100 percent voting turnout.
Midwesterners just care more than Alabamans. Maybe you should move there
and start a Biden support group instead, Ripp?
That was part of the kraken. They mixed up Minnesota with Michigan. Remember how it was going to get biblical, darkness into light, etc. The moron who made that all up says you have to be stupid to believe it. Awwww no junta for you.
I heard they call Monntgomery “Lil Detroit” now.
Goat Hill is now Goat Hood.
What a great day for Anglo-Saxon men everywhere.
Carjacking is the new midnight basketball y’all!
If you liked midnight basketball then you will LOVE carjacking. I call dibbs on the Fairhope folks who drive the Mercedes Benzes or the Land Rovers. Whoop Whoop!
Don’t worry – most of them are leased cars where the drivers want to make people think that they got money.
You cant be serious about matt gaetz. What about hunter biden?
Gaetz slept with an 18byear old.
Biden w chinese kids. Yiu arr one twisted persin.
Gaetz is on video with his guilty pleading sex trafficking buddy rifling through drivers licenses. Nothing to see there.
Hunter Biden is not an elected official. If there’s evidence, then convict him. If there is evidence that proves President Biden took money improperly, impeach him.
Call me a radical, but I don’t care whose on the blue team or red team when it comes to sex trafficking or other crimes.
Come on Ripp, you are behind in your reports. You are behind on your posts. Tell is more about SBC.and this dingy council.
I would like more in deapth reporting on hoss mack. He has been indescrimanantly running his office like its 1958. Sick little man he is that hoss. He should have never got a badge. The people of baldwin county would be shocked if they knew.
I am so glad I found this page. Yes the current Mayor and Council needs to go.