On Wonderful Wednesday we posted a story about Daphmont Neighborhood in Daphne.


Daphne and Fairhope have a lot more in common than some think. One thing is that, if you allow the developers full rein, they will develop every square inch of land. Fairhope has Fly Creek Apartments…

Source: rippreport.com/2017/06/21/misery-loves-company/

I attended the Daphne Planning and Zoning Board meeting, along with over 100 other people, all concerned about a request to change the zoning on a parcel that is located at the entrance to Daphmont Subdivision. Now I admit that I have become a little jaded when it comes to city officials doing the right thing, listing to citizens, so I was little negative when I got to the meeting.

I went to the meeting to see if Daphne operated any different than Fairhope. The first observation that I made was that Fairhope and Daphne Planning and Zoning boards, operate independent of each other. Both make decisions that impact each others municipalities however never communicate with one another. That’s how you get apartments on apartments and gas stations on every corner.

The proposed 24 hour service station with a drive through food service was proposed for the intersection of Johnson Road and Highway 98, next to the recently built Colonaid Apartments. If you travel 98 this affects you and your drive time.

Many people spoke against the re-zoning none spoke for it. One women explained that after the school bus left the apartments, which was the first stop, and entered Daphmont, that the bus was full by the third stop. Another person spoke of all the negative effects of 24 hour convenience stores and the crime and congestion that comes with it. Others spoke of how the apartments have had a profoundly negative effect on the subdivision already. A college student, from U of A in Tuscaloosa, said when she returned to her neighborhood and saw the apartments she cried.

The developer said they were only going to develop the first of the three lots to be re zoned and explained that the grade was such that he doubted it would be developed. It was then pointed out that they built the apartments in a gully and old sand pit and did not believe one damn word about not developing the balance of property.

The neighborhood came out in force and were very direct about their rejection of any zoning request.

Then I witnessed something I have never seen in Fairhope. The planning and zoning board rejected the request and recommended to the Daphne City Council do the same. They listened to the CITIZENS, CITIZENS, CITIZENS.


FAIRHOPE “CITIZENS CITIZENS CITIZENS” WAKE UP! Mayor Wilson told Jack Burrell, Council President, Airport Authority Board member and liaison to the city, and who also sits on the committee to select…

Source: rippreport.com/2017/01/06/fairhope-citizens-citizens-citizens/

That is the power of people however in Fairhope, 9 meetings have been held in relation to Fly Creek Apartments, with a total of over 1000 attending, 99% opposed the project.

Despite public outcry, Fly Creek apartments win approval – Lagniappe Mobile

For nearly three hours on Monday and for the second time in nearly two months, Fairhope residents railed against a proposed apartment development behind the Publix on U.S. Highway 98 at Parker Road. But unlike a similar meeting in early December, this time the Fairhope Planning Commission voted to recommend its approval to the Fairhope …

Source: lagniappemobile.com/despite-public-outcry-fly-creek-apartments-win-approval/

Fairhope Planning and Zoning as well as the council have yet to listen to the Citizens Citizens Citizens.

The last meeting of the city council to discuss the apartments cowered, held their hands over their ears and closed their eyes. Only one council person was listening, the rest had been castrated.

Controversial Fly Creek apartments get extension – Lagniappe Mobile

The Fly Creek upscale apartment development was a key issue in last year’s Fairhope municipal elections, costing some city leaders their offices. At least some voters hoped with a new mayor and three new council members the controversial apartments to be built behind Publix would go away. That’s not what happened Monday when a crucial …

Source: lagniappemobile.com/controversial-fly-creek-apartments-get-extension/

The mayor of Fairhope has never wavered in her opposition to the project while most of the council has plugged ears, a mouthful of marbles and no balls.

Congratulations Daphmont neighborhood and the Daphne Planning and Zoning Board.


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97 Comments on "TALE OF TWO CITIES"

  1. Anonymous | June 23, 2017 at 6:58 pm |

    Why aren’t more project proposals and rezoning request rejected by Fairhope’s Planning and Zoning Commission? Wouldn’t this prevent these requests from ever reaching the city council? Are not members of the P&Z Commission and the city’s Planning Director appointed by the mayor?

    • Anonymous | June 23, 2017 at 8:07 pm |

      A lot of those that are in progress now, including the Fly Creek Apartments, were all approved by Mayor Kant’s Planning Commission. As I recall, there was only one member, Holly something, who voted against the apartments. The rest of them appeared to be on Corte’s payroll. Now our current city council is letting it go through by blaming it all on the prior planning commission; they could stop it tomorrow but they won’t. All they care about is that they are probably getting paid to Not stop it and they can blame someone else. They are all spineless witless blights on humanity.

      • I was told this and I have no reason to not believe it. But, I would bet there can be an a notorized advidavit from several individuals brought to a council meeting showing where 3 maybe even four Councilmen saying they would vote against the Fly Creek project if they got your vote and won a city council seat? Why is this even still being discussed now in June if 2017? Where there lies made? Prove me wrong! How much would you place on this bet?

        • Quick Sand | June 24, 2017 at 1:03 am |

          Beware of the MOLES Mayor Wilson….
          It might even be the people you hired.
          I heard it from a friend in the FRUIT and NUT neighborhood!!

          • Kantlover | June 24, 2017 at 7:59 am |

            Bring back rigged elections. We must control this place. It is our birthrite!! OURS!!!

        • Violet Garcia | June 24, 2017 at 5:24 am |

          They all get paid for votes. Wake up it’s corrupt!!

          • MAKE SOME NOISE | June 24, 2017 at 7:34 am |

            Look how fast the city council voted on the airport appropriations. They did not wait for a budget.

        • Anonymous | June 24, 2017 at 9:57 am |

          Not sure what you can get signed but I bet you can’t get 3 or 4 of the Councilmen to sign anything saying they didn’t promise to vote No on the Fly Creek Apartments. Saw them on TV, articles and at fundraisers, all saying that they would vote “NO” regarding the Fly Creek Apartments if elected. They have made us all look stupid! Liers! Don’t have to prove you wrong. We all saw it and heard it all personally. Can’t answer why are we still talking about the Fly Creek Apartments. Before being elected we had more than enough votes promised if elected, and they were elected to crush the project and didn’t. You can take that bet and deposit it right into the bank. It’s a winner while we are still the losers of the Councilmen not delivering on their promises. If those stepped down that promised they would vote no regarding the Fly Creek Apartments. We might have one Councilman left. There’s you two bets that you can win to start your weekend off and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!!! They should be impeached!!! And the airport authority? It will be proven that unethical things have and still are taking place everyday!!!!

          • Anonymous | June 24, 2017 at 8:57 pm |

            I am sure that you are correct in your comments but I have given up hope that anything will ever be proven and that any corrective action will ever take place.
            I had a thought that we have so many residents who are older and perhaps not internet news savvy… also, Fairhope’s much-touted internet downtown seldom works, probably because Fairhope’s mayor and Council do not want the voters to know about the sewage in the Bay, etc..
            Could we possibly have the Ripp Report & the Fairhope Times printed and put into newspaper machines so that we can make our more ‘disconnected via internet’ residents read about the problems that Fairhope is experiencing? I almost think that we are at the point of a ‘knock on doors’ approach and get everyone out to someplace like that amphitheater or whatever it is that has never been utilized and force the Council members and Mayor to address the ‘citizens’?
            Fairhope has the potential to become what it used to be, but we need to force our city officials (to whom we pay a lot of money and benefits) to do what we want??????
            This is becoming North Korea! We need to force a visible confrontation among everyone involved!

            • Jester Triple-Six | June 24, 2017 at 10:21 pm |

              LOL…the council makes about $1,000 a month for all the bs they have to deal with. The council members have a paying job outside of being a council member. Unlike the Queen that loves to spend our money!

              I hate to break the news to you, there has been sewage in the bay for years, and years.

              It is like all cities, just asks all the Tallahassee Florida residents how much sewage flow down the Chattahoochee River when Atlanta flushes.

              I hope this is not new to you, have you been living under a rock!

              • It is against the moral code to dump poo in the bay. Sick bastards!

              • In the know | June 28, 2017 at 4:42 pm |

                Jester give us the 666 (your opinion) on city council.-New hires-Old employees- airport- sewer- Pandora- Fidler-catalyst -Kant
                Break it down for us!! Hard & Fast

              • Francis Paul Ripp | June 29, 2017 at 10:54 am |

                So it is ok

            • Angel Cobb | June 25, 2017 at 9:56 pm |

              Dumping raw sewage in the bay is disgusting. How was this kept from the public for so long? Gross! Fix it! It is 2020 almost!

            • True. But don’t give up the fight against the lying Council. It’s so easy to prove the lies so don’t stop believing now.

      • Perpetuity | June 24, 2017 at 12:54 am |

        Remember Jay Robinson was on planning and zoning … Also, Volkert donated to his campaign for city council.

        • Jasmine Denton | June 24, 2017 at 5:23 am |

          Jay Robinson loves hearing himself speak.

          • Jester Triple-Six | June 24, 2017 at 4:21 pm |

            No, Robinson is trying to explain to the citizens the reason he is voting for something. He is articulate, smart, well read and he can spell.

            Queen Karin the First of Fairhope is the one that talks, talks, and talks, uh, oh, well, I am trying to explain, you know what I mean, uh, well, I am not sure, it’s the council’s fault, it’s the media’s fault, it is the employees fault, it is certainly not my fault. She has had 100 complaints, that is less than half-of-one-percent of the population.

            It seems QKFF can not even get her public disclosures forms correct, 2016 she had 3 siblings, and in 2017 she has only 1 sibling, huh. Sends a letter that has misspells, she lacks the details one would think someone would have with this “over 25 years of business experience.” And she calls this meeting!

            It seems those on this blog can only see things through one lens, and that is the lens of Queen Karin. She is at national mayors conference, not regional, but at a national conference where Bill Clinton is speaking. Spending OUR money! AND the mayor of New York, and the Mayor of New Orleans!

            If you look at the attendees, most are from larger metro cities, almost all are Democrats. Bloggers on here speak of GOB’s not accepting a woman as mayor then this mayor goes to a meeting where Bill Clinton is the speaker. Please!

            Yeah, she is spending our money wisely. I am out of town on this meeting, out of town on that meeting, spending money upon money. Only 4 mayors from Alabama attended this meeting, the Tuscaloosa, Bessemer, Birmingham, and Fairhope mayors are attendees. Hum! AT least the other mayor look like mayors!

            QKFF needs to attend a class(s) on how to make friends and influence people. Now that would be money well spent! QKFF new proclamation – if you speak out against me, I will delete your comments from Facebook.

            Now, I tell people that I live on the Gulf Coast and not Fairhope. That is a damn shame to feel that way too. I said it before and will say it again, what 2 mayors built in 30+ years she will destroy in 4 years. In year 2 of her tenure the city will have less on the balance sheet, then in year 3 and 4, the balance sheet will really fall.

            Strike Fast! Strike Hard!

            • Ripplover | June 24, 2017 at 7:06 pm |

              What a freak post. Has to be burrell. Drunk again?

            • Anonymous | June 24, 2017 at 9:35 pm |

              I have splendid idea …..don’t be ashamed of Fairhope move your ass somewhere else that you can be proud of.
              Problem solved
              Maybe I’ll run for mayor

              • Jester Triple-Six | June 24, 2017 at 10:00 pm |

                Why should I move, we have been here for generations. It is scallywags and carpetbaggers that are ruining this town. Those of us that have been around for a while know how humble this town use to be, not a bunch people thinking they are something special. All these new people are de novo carpetbaggers and scallywags!

                • This Jester Triple-Six group S so obvious that it’s the few supporters and the most of the Councilmen themselves. Ridiculous comments from a group of imature people. Posted that these creeps are sloppy, sleazy and shady. It’s been proven numerous times by their own posting! What a shame we have to live and be around these kind of people. Most of us have been putting up with these ignorant bitches for YEARS! But don’t fear, the tide is changing. Watch out for continuing ignorant post from Jester Triple-Six and the Councilmen that are part of this. We can all see how they don’t have time to do anything else with all the posting they are doing. You can see how they act at the city council meetings from just how they post. The same ole song. BS at its best.

                  • Jester Triple-Six | June 25, 2017 at 12:12 pm |

                    I fly solo, so not a part of any group. I just tell it like it is, and all of the Queen’s supporters can not handle the truth. I have all the time to post, it is really simple to use technology like a smartphone or other technology, you drop a line or two. It is called multitasking!

                    Sloopy, sleazy and shady is the Queen’s tactics by placing spyware only on 7 computers, an assault charge, the hiring of non-qualified friends, now that is Sloopy, sleazy and shady. The list goes on and on.

                    “It is a shame to have to live around these people” Have you ever read The Ripp Report? That is all this is, bashing of those that are doing their best to make decisions that are right. All everyone does is bash them.

                    Here’s is a question, why is it that the Queen doesn’t get along with others that were born and raised here just like she was? Why is it that is seems that it is their fault when maybe the Queen needs to look herself in the mirror and stop her bs.

                    • Martina Cottrell | June 25, 2017 at 6:31 pm |

                      What friends has she hired?
                      Businesses all across the world use tracking software because people do their personal things during company time: the do social media; the visit dating sites; they visit porn sites; they shop online; they search for other jobs. They’re not doing what they should. And who cares if it’s 1, 7 or 700 computers. It’s about time. Queen a Karin has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING against any laws, nothing unethical, not committed any infractions. You dear just want to spread hate gossip and stopped allegations that Burrell was behind. Stop the insanity. By a vowel and get a clue or spin the wheel and take your 6th generation butt outta here! You’re now the minority.

                    • Jester Triple-Six | June 25, 2017 at 7:41 pm |

                      Whistle Britches and the Yankee. AND if they do track (spygate), then it should be on all of the computers not seven! Queen Karin targeted individuals for political reasons and that is retaliation!

                      Has the Queen ever used a city cell phone or computer for personal reasons, a city vehicle to stop by and pick up something personal? How do you know what sites they visit, you are the gossip monger unless you are in the administration and now leaking inside information, the Queen is unethical and foolish. She assaulted an employee! The list goes on and on and on and on!

                      You know it and we all know it, she in a babbling fool. She will be “one and done” “a one hit wonder” – The Queen is down spending our money in Miami trying to get photo opportunities so she can hang them on the wall and admire herself.

                      Actually, I am a 9th generation Alabamian dumbass! You are obviously a Carbetbagger or a Scallywag. You wait and see what happens in the next election, she is done!

                      I have stated facts! AND I don’t give a Ripp what you think!

                    • Conference of Mayors | June 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm |

                      “The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30000 or more.” That is straight from the USCM’s website! He/she may have a point. Ripp is this true?

                    • Anonymous | June 25, 2017 at 8:47 pm |

                      Uhh OHhhhhh, let’s see how she spins out of this one.

                    • Anonymous | June 25, 2017 at 9:31 pm |

                      Actually, this is true…….she is just having a big ego weekend, but Kant had many of them (with Fidler at his side). Karin is an idiot b/c she can’t comprehend the optics of her foolish decisions (particularly with her two overpaid cult followers (Botop and Maser). Actually, this may work to Fairhope’s benefit because everyone is beginning to see that she is stupid. That does not change the fact that I am thrilled that Kant is toast. Karin was our ill thought out transition Mayor but we will elect a leader next time……perhaps Karin should think about this and maybe work for the city for a change.

                      Her chance to actually lead is right here……get rid of your drinking buddies on our payroll, start actually caring about Fairhope other than yourself, take a good hard look at our utilities, infrastructure, growth problems (all of those things that you campaigned for) and stop spending OUR money on Botop’s trips (she’s a moron and will never bring anything good to Fairhope) and your trips……you have no business at this conference……you should be here dealing with the sewer and apartment problems.
                      I know that this sounds so mean and I am so sorry, but I am MAD!!

                    • This is such bullshit. Jack put the fricking bottle down!

                    • Jester Triple-Six | June 25, 2017 at 10:36 pm |

                      Well said indeed, well said!

                    • Is mayor at this conference with Botop? I was at the council meeting and did not see Botop and the mayor sent her ‘attorney’ to represent her? What is this about. She wants the citizens to pay for her an attorney that will sue the city, if she sues the city then she is suing all of us. I think the mayor has lost her mind, she needs to take a hard look at how this looks and focus on the issues at hand. I have to say the council meeting was pleasant last night. No drama. I never thought I would say this but the council is our saving grace. Pray for Fairhope.

                    • Chocbay Surfer | June 25, 2017 at 9:53 pm |

                      There was porn on them computers. The truth will set you free.
                      Like a Pandora’s Box.

                    • Say it ain\'t so | June 25, 2017 at 11:29 pm |

                      Well I’ll tell you Jester Triple-Six. If you would get all of the Councilmen’s Cocks out of your mouth for two second. You might realize that every time you post for the Councilmen it’s obviously delicious! Maybe that’s what you like! Can’t see you loving anything else since we have read over and over that no matter what. You love cock and that you won’t even consider working together on anything positive no matter whose at fault or to blame. You have shown your ass, Sorry for turning you on, for months and now it time to shove your mouth closed full of what you love and shut up. If you are truly an individual, you have plenty to suck on and I’m sure of it. Sorry, but you have proven this on a daily basis. Perverts!!! Warned you months ago to say something in front of us or our families. You scared little bitches!!! Wish you would. You’d never would have to suck anything else ever again! Your pain would be at ease!

                    • Mayor, control yourself and put down the pills.

                    • I’m not the Mayor bitch!

                    • Excuse me. I’m not the Mayor or even know the Mayor you pompous bitch.

                    • Jester Triple-Six | June 26, 2017 at 8:15 am |

                      I don’t post for the Councilman, never have. I have seen how dangerous the Queen is. In her April town hall meeting, she said the mission statement for Fairhope now is “trustworthy leadership”. I was one of the few that showed up for the meeting. Then, Spygate occurs, the Queen is so stupid she thinks people can not see through her.

                      She tried to explain her points but the Superintendant of Education had to intervene because she was saying – uh, well, okay, unhuh, duh, giggle, my, yes, it is this, well, do you know what I mean, oh my, well…..

                      So, you and your supporters like to use sexual remarks to make points because you lack the intelligence, that, combined with all the whiskey you have been drinking, in an attempt to make some point. I did not vote for Kant, didn’t vote for the Queen either, didn’t vote for all the council members.

                      The Queen does everything for the wrong reseasons. The Queen is in this for the Queen, it is all about the Queen, she somehow thinks how she is going to move up in politics to a higher officer. She is indeed making a name for herself, and that name, well, I have refrained from using language on here that is not worthy.

                      You will not call out the mayor on the crap she pulls, you have your head in the sand, and you should be upset with all of her bs too.

                      AND take care of your partner to get all the sexual tension off of your mind. If they will let you touch them with that mouth, I bet your mother is proud of you.

                    • Francis Paul Ripp | June 29, 2017 at 11:27 am |

                      You are the classic example why Kant lost and you will be replaced like all the other Gob’s. The very people you invited here and made money off of will be who will replaces you.

                    • Francis Paul Ripp | June 29, 2017 at 11:13 am |

                      You cannot handle the truth.

                  • StarkVega$ | June 25, 2017 at 9:51 pm |

                    Burrell reads this page and posts here. I’m not saying which one but he is on here.

                    • Melvin Beam | June 26, 2017 at 8:11 am |

                      Burrell reads this? I hope so. If he does then I hope he will repent of his ways. I think he is s nice guy but he got in way over his head with the wrong people.

              • Melvin Beam | June 25, 2017 at 1:26 pm |

                No YOU move and take your developer buddies with you. This is our home and we are just beginning to fight you evil predators

                • Anonymous | June 25, 2017 at 1:37 pm |

                  Not an evil predator or developer but I am PROUD of FAIRHOPE.
                  That is why I said if you are not move.
                  That’s all

                  I do think you an idealistic MORON….with all due respect

            • Martina Cottrell | June 25, 2017 at 6:24 pm |

              You are incorrect on all accounts. Queen Karin is cleaning up the books, the inappropriate spending, the corrupt voted for my buddies engineering firm etc.
              You, dear, are acting like a fool because your candidate lost. Why would anyone allow ONE PERSON to let the be ashamed of where they live. Shame on you. Fairhopians have been ashamed and appalled at Kant for over 16-years. He’s finally out. Celebrations abound not just because Queen Karin won, but because Kant lost! Take your corruption and your hate and move along. You dear are part of the problem.

            • Francis Paul Ripp | June 29, 2017 at 11:08 am |

              The first Mayor was forced out of office to avoid prosecution of Corruption, and Kant left you the mess you now have, infrastructure, sewage problems,needed renovations to rec. Center, nix center, golf course clubhouse plus more. plus fly creek, apartments, the 6 million in the soccer field and how about the Airport? I guess you think It is Mayor Wilson’s Fault. Kant lost the first FAIR election in Fairhope, it would not matter who won the GOBS still would act like sore losers

          • Anonymous | June 24, 2017 at 9:02 pm |

            Jay Robinson thinks that he is the cutest and wittiest toad on the planet. I liked him for one Council meeting and then discovered that he is fairly dim-witted and just likes to make people laugh at him……stuck in his toddler stage! He may not be an idiot, but one could not judge by spending time with him…..his aim is reality television.

    • Yes but that just happened and council can override

    • Anonymous | June 24, 2017 at 6:50 am |

      I have been to P&Z meetings and the Former Mayor was weighing in on all the proposals.
      Not sure if he was a voting member or presiding over the “Rubber Stamp Sham” meeting. I do not recall one “Nay” vote!

    • Anonymous | June 24, 2017 at 3:35 pm |

      If you have .0041 of the population that cares, then it means a whole lot more are okay with progress. It seems if 100 people oppose zoning and the population is 24,000 that equates to ‘who cares’.

      • Anonymous | June 24, 2017 at 5:07 pm |

        Most people care, just not that many willing to take the time to actually do something about it, especially when your elected officials consistently ignore your concerns. This blog, for example, ask yourself how many people would be willing to take the time and money to keep this thing up and running. Agree with him or not, Ripp should be commended to making this forum available to discuss these topics.

  2. Wendy Webb Solomon | June 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm |

    If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito- African Proverb


  3. Melvin Beam | June 23, 2017 at 10:23 pm |

    Daphne’s city government is run by tvecrwzl estate developers. The mayor is a real estate person and another works for DR Horton. Daphne is ruined. Gatgiid Dorsey and Elliott were run out of Seascape so they settled here to ruin us

    • More please on the Dorsey Elliott history
      I know about The DUI but not about SeaSide or whatever

      • Melvin Beam | June 25, 2017 at 1:31 pm |

        Haygood Elliott and Dorsey came from Atlanta. Haygood studied comp science in college and had an algorithm to win elections. After being run out of Seaside this group came here and with Lynn Stacey reincorporated the election firm. Today this is Catalystownex by Boone’s son. This is why Dorsey and his bunch rose so fast up the politics. Look it up

        • Sotiredofcrooks | June 25, 2017 at 9:48 pm |

          Catalyst is a bunch of crooks. This is boone and burrell and boone’s son and elliott and haygood and that douche rocket tucker dorsey who has a dirt company they buy dirt from to build the soccer fields.

          • JesterDoubleSeven | June 26, 2017 at 8:21 am |

            Look at the politicians’ campaign reports. So many of them pay Catalyst. Catalyst brags that it has a near 100% win record. Who donates to the politicians who pay Catalyst? Look and see for yourself. I cannot make this stuff up. When you see for yourself you will see why Ripp harps so much on this stuff. The only reason why I am signing my name anonymously is because there are specific people will take revenge

        • Tucker Dorsey will not win another bid for any office. He has committed to many sins that even his own church member know the truth about him. Elliot is just a freaking joke. An alcoholic with a drinking problem that still thinks he didnt get a dui. Pittman to fall by the wayside too!!! Bet you on that triple parlay. Shitheads! That’s what they represent! Always have. Won’t no more!!!

  4. Robert Perkins | June 24, 2017 at 3:33 am |

    Let’s get a couple more gas stations. How about one on a roundabout? Rednecks gonna neck. Jay Robinson is light in the loafers.

    • Dan Baldwin | June 24, 2017 at 8:35 pm |

      I know Jay well, he is a great guy and a family man. I love Fairhope and want what is best for this city. I genuinely believe he does as well. I hope all the negative criticism will not discourage good, hardworking individuals in our community from stepping up to serve.

      • Jester Triple-Six | June 24, 2017 at 9:56 pm |

        It will stop many to step up and serve, why would anyone subject themselves to this type of criticism! That is why we have the mayor we have, you wait and see, the best qualified will shy away from running. If not for this council, this city would be in shambles. This new economic development director, what economic development has she done? She is an overpaid PR person, she doesn’t understand economics because all she has ever done is, well, nothing. I want to see the economic impact she has brought to Fairhope. I also want to see how much the Queen is spending on her travels.

        • Anonymous | June 25, 2017 at 9:56 am |

          I thought the Council eliminated this position. Whatever she is spending has to be approved by the Council because I read that they voted to eliminate the Mayor’s discretionary spending for that reason. Does anyone know what Botop’s salary is now?

        • Martina Cottrell | June 25, 2017 at 6:35 pm |

          For some reason I want to call Emily. Or is it Teddy?
          Your being frivolous and your comments are irrelevant. You started with a decent POV but have now digressed to attempting to grab
          At something that isn’t there.
          Take a nap and start again… before you hit the liquor cabinet.

        • Francis Paul Ripp | June 29, 2017 at 11:37 am |

          The council has not done one thing but obstruct the Mayor any way possible, they cannot handle a woman being Mayor. The council is banking on come fly with me Jack and they will crash with him as well.

      • Jay does what the kingpen clarence tells him. Just like the rezt of the gob. If you want good govt move to Vermont!

        • Dan Baldwin | June 25, 2017 at 8:42 am |

          Who is Kingpen Clarence? I want the best for my community and don’t want to move anywhere. I hope Mayor Wilson and all the council want the same. They must care about our community to submit themselves to contsant ridicule. Any positive comments?

  5. Thelma Yates | June 24, 2017 at 3:37 am |

    No regionalism between th w cities and county schools. Unfortunately we are run by the developer folks.

  6. Sewerpipe | June 24, 2017 at 7:28 pm |

    So the goobers think they can ruin Fairhope? Never. We will fight you burrell. We will fight you Boone. Same goes to you ladyboy jay. It’s going down. You ain’t gonna ruin our town! Change is coming. Beware.

  7. Took me 28 minutes to get from Barnwell to the interstate yesterday. Used to take ten.

  8. Oh wait yall think jay r. Is a “good man”? What a joke. A good Christian right? Omg.

  9. Interesting blog and message board.

  10. Anonymous | June 26, 2017 at 9:50 am |

    This beginning to remind me of Junior High School.
    More or less a personality contest. Half the people don’t care for the mayor. The other half do not care the members (and especially two) of the City Council.
    Issues discussed or arguing about issues is more interesting than name calling and innuendo. C’mon people if you have proof of misdeeds let’s hear it.
    If you don’t keep your personal attacks to yourself.

    • Jester777 | June 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm |

      Ok, here is proof that can be verified: Haygood and Elliott once worked for Lynne Stacey in politics. Lynne Stacey – and now his son- has been kingmakers in this area for the past 40 years. Haygood came to this are with his two other buddies (Elliot and Tucker whatever his last name really is) and once they formed Catalyst, Haygood went from council member to mayor in less than eight years. Elliot and Tucker literally jumped on the County Commission. What is their REAL business? Real estate of course! They don’t really CARE about serving “the people” – they just want to get inside tracks into making money off this area. Subdivisions in Daphne were built by Tucker. Tucker’s involvement with the corporations located in Summerdale along with Baldwin County Sewer System just shows it. Haygood flips real estate. No sooner was he mayor thane he built the Smoothie King and built an illegal road. A former council member filed an ethics complaint but it was too late. Elliot is right there in the middle with them.
      These are NOT meant to be personal attacks – just sad stories of how this area has been RUINED by these.

      • They rigged the county elections. Ripp ended tgat practice in Fairhope. Hopefully

        • Jester Triple-Six | June 26, 2017 at 6:29 pm |

          According to the US Census in 2010, Fairhope had 15,326 in population. And of the population, approximately 11,651 (74%) were old enough to vote. Now, using the US Census estimates for 2016, the city of Fairhope has an estimate of 19,421 population, and using the same percentages of voters (74%) this means there are a possible 14,372 voters. That means everyone over the age of 18 is registered to vote.

          According to the Fairhope website, in 2016 there 15,777 registered voters and of that only 6,625 voted (41.99%). If you use the above percentages, how can there be that many registered voters in 2016?


          I wonder how many absentee ballots there were, and who voted for whom? Are there people on the voting rolls that need to be purged and are there people of the voting rolls that do not homestead in Fairhope or are registered to vote in two cities? If this is their second home, then they are allowed to vote but they need to be homestead, tags, taxes, ectara, etc. You can vote in national elections because the federal government does care, but the state and cities do care!

          Was it the absentee voting that won the mayor office in 2016? Hum….

          • Todd Marshall | June 26, 2017 at 8:33 pm |

            It may or may not have been absentee voting – but compare Fairhope’s election to Daphne’s elections the very same day. Daphne’s elections were a joke. The Daphne Council decided to shut all the precincts down except for the Civic Center to keep minorities from voting. Any political consultant will tell you that shutting local precincts discourages minority voters. Anyway to answer your question, it seemed as if Karin’s Atlanta-based political firm was smarter than the local Goober’s firm in 2016.

            • Kant may not have started out his life as a crook, but he certainly secured that reputation for good reason.

              Karin Wilson is riding his coattails! What an entitled moron…..we believed in her campaign lies and we voted for her. What did she do? She hired high school grads at MIT degree prices to be her buddies. It’s pretty much all over for Queen Karin (as she has been crowned). My heart breaks for Fairhope and for Karin’s cute daughters. I was so excited to campaign for her and I was thrilled when she won……I’m the idiot…..and so are you if you voted for her. So sad but please don’t punish her husband and daughters!
              Their private life may be hell but it is not the ‘citizens’ business.

              • She fooled a lot of us, we believed in her and she let us all down. I will never vote her for anything, ever!

          • Francis Paul Ripp | July 2, 2017 at 5:23 pm |

            No it was an honest election monitored by the Alabama Sec. of State, You just cannot except the loss.

        • Jester777 | June 26, 2017 at 8:27 pm |

          Yep, Ripp beat Catalyst because he demanded the Secretary of State monitor Fairhope’s elections. Catalyst was kept at bay in Fairhope’s mayoral elections. But Catalyst slipped through in the others

      • Anonymous | June 27, 2017 at 7:22 am |

        Ok Jester
        I had not heard any of these claims before. Maybe I don’t get out as much as I used to, but I am surprised the people you mentioned have been able to keep this quiet.
        We need some decent people in office

  11. Rene Thompson | June 26, 2017 at 8:31 pm |

    Can we please fix the poo pipe in the bay? Thx. Kind of embarrassing. Relatives heard about it.

  12. Anonymous | June 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm |

    Hey Jester 666, it is etcetera, not ectara…you almost sounded intelligent. Next time, even if your Mommy formulates your cut and paste post, please check your spelling. MORON!

    • Jester Triple-Six | June 27, 2017 at 11:35 pm |

      You are indeed correct, it is actually “etcetera, etc.,….” I don’t cut and paste, do not have to and since this is all you can correct in my post, give me a 97%. I am glad you agree with my post! Fool!

  13. Sandy Hook | June 28, 2017 at 6:36 am |

    Porn on computers.

    Let’s talk.

  14. Just-a-Moron 666, 97% might be accurate, as you are certainly not functioning at 98.6%.

  15. Samantha Pratt | June 28, 2017 at 6:36 pm |

    Fairhope is the fastest growing city in Alabama.

    Proves horrible mismanagement by the planning apparatus under Timothy Kant and his favourite son, one Jack Burrell.

    Fairhope best wake up cuz things are quickly heading south in terms of livability and life quality. You can feel it. It’s steadily slipping away. Who will we blame among us for doing nothing to make a difference? Is Fairhope even worth fighting for? Is Ripp just nutso?

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