Monday, February 27, 2017

Fairhope Council enacts Hiring Freeze


It was standing room only today in the Fairhope City Council Chambers for a vote on a resolution to suspend hiring for the city of Fairhope. 

Recent actions by new Mayor Karin Wilson have prompted the freeze to safeguard against illegal/unethical hiring practices perceived by many of the town's residents. 

No public participation was allowed at today's meeting and all discussion was directed to the March 9th meeting of the City Council. 

The Council voted unanimously to suspend hiring for 60 days. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Colony Election Results

The Fairhope Single Tax Corporation annual Election of Officers was held February 2nd, 2017.

The results are:

President: Lee Turner

Vice-President: Charles Lake  77
                        Dean Mosher    29

Secretary: C. Michael Arnold

Treasurer: Michael Upchurch

Trustee, Place 3: George Gilmore

Director, Place 3: Geoff Kennedy

Director, Place 4: Fred Watkins, Jr.

Director, Place 5: Jim Reid           77
                           Jessie Patterson   25

Fairhope History Series


FAIRHOPE HISTORY SERIES THIS WEEK!

 

Come hear Donnie Barrett speak on the "Founding of Fairhope" Thursday, February 2nd from 6-7 at the Fairhope Public Library. 

 

TOPIC: FOUNDING OF FAIRHOPE

Speaker: Donnie Barrett, Director Fairhope

Museum of History

 

This discussion will begin with a description of the first landing parties and the young town they founded. You will be entertained by Donnie’s descriptions of many of the first settlers who contributed so much to Fairhope.

 

Donnie Barrett is a Fairhope native who remembers when Fairhope was a small village surrounded by dirt roads. He has watched Fairhope grow exponentially and has embraced and accepted the changes. Donnie has a BA degree in history and is involved constantly in Fairhope history.

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"Politics at its worst", Burrell apologizes to Airport Authority

City Council President Jack Burrell apologized to the board at an Airport Authority meeting Jan 31 for dragging them into a "political game".