Harbor Landing in Ocean Springs eventually to be razed

Dec 10, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Mississippi Press

The buildings on the Harbor Landing property in Ocean Springs will eventually be removed, said William Walker, executive director the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

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Dec 10, 2010
 
I don't get this. FEMA money (our government tax dollars) were PROBABLY, I repeat, PROBABLY, used to rebuild building on this location. Now our government tax dollars are being used to BUY this from the owner????? Smells a little off to me.
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Dec 10, 2010
 

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FEMA money WAS NOT i repeat WAS NOT used to build this facility. You are as uninformed as the person that wrote the article. What should have been stated is that the facility was built within NFIP (national flood insurance program) requirements. Im sure someone was confused since at the time of construction both government entities were sharing a common building/facility and often work together.

if you want to talk about fishy here is where I pose questions.

The principle purpose of the government program is to buy properties with repetitve damages in low lying properties. How on earth could the restaurant built AFTER Katrina have had any repetitive damages? The ONLY storm that could have caused any damage was gustav and due to the fact the building WAS built to NFIP requirements it did NOT sustain any damage. I could see that perhaps (a stretch) that the boat house would be eligible but not the restaurant. This money should have been used to purchase the homes in hancock county and St. Martin that flood during heavy rainstorms and tropical events.
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Dec 10, 2010
 
watchful eye wrote:
FEMA money WAS NOT i repeat WAS NOT used to build this facility. You are as uninformed as the person that wrote the article. What should have been stated is that the facility was built within NFIP (national flood insurance program) requirements. Im sure someone was confused since at the time of construction both government entities were sharing a common building/facility and often work together.
if you want to talk about fishy here is where I pose questions.
The principle purpose of the government program is to buy properties with repetitve damages in low lying properties. How on earth could the restaurant built AFTER Katrina have had any repetitive damages? The ONLY storm that could have caused any damage was gustav and due to the fact the building WAS built to NFIP requirements it did NOT sustain any damage. I could see that perhaps (a stretch) that the boat house would be eligible but not the restaurant. This money should have been used to purchase the homes in hancock county and St. Martin that flood during heavy rainstorms and tropical events.
Well, just excuse me, Oh you, the informed one. Bet you are fun to be around. Everyone looks short to you.
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Watchful Eye you are 100% correct.How could this have happened when families have waited years for their home that is located in a low lying area and floods is up for consideration? something is wrong with this.And the nerve of a public official refusing to disclose the purchase price is unreal. FBI come on down!
David

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Dec 10, 2010
 
Friends in high places are nice to have. The money will be more than I dreamed of.
Broke ass tax payer

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Dec 11, 2010
 
I wonder what deal was made for this to take place. Has anyone thought to look into the dealings of the DMR. We are told that we don't need to know how much "public money" was spent to take a commercial business off the tax rolls. I guess it pay$ to have friends in high places.
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Dec 14, 2010
 
Another scam to cheat the taxpayers. Would make a great plot to investigate! It makes one wonder how he gets away with this?
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Dec 14, 2010
 
btw, for years and years and years!
Nutcracker

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Dec 15, 2010
 
I also think it's a scam. C'mon, man, this is just another Cedar Point. We got "David" braggin' on the money, so put up or shut up...how much David?

I want to know who did the appraisal on the place. I remember when Earl Fayard owned that lot, what did it sell for?

The fact that it wasn't an empty space is a waste of the grant money. If they only got 14 mil and spent over 3 mil on David, the money would have bought out a lot more properties that didn't have buildings on them that they had to pay for and then tear down, no?
O S DOG

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Dec 15, 2010
 
SUNHEARLD has just reported the purchase price as breaking news. A whole lot of money for two acres of green space that will no longer pay property taxes.That would have purchased many flood prone properties that are in need of real relief.But instead an active business was somehow maneuvered to a purchase by the previous owner with the help of others.we should all be outraged.
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Dec 15, 2010
 
O S DOG wrote:
SUNHEARLD has just reported the purchase price as breaking news. A whole lot of money for two acres of green space that will no longer pay property taxes.That would have purchased many flood prone properties that are in need of real relief.But instead an active business was somehow maneuvered to a purchase by the previous owner with the help of others.we should all be outraged.
I am. What can we do??????
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Dec 16, 2010
 
I just heard, that's unreal. It was suggested by local conservationists that the better buy would be Bellefontaine Beach properties, which are waterfront but have no houses on them at all!

3.6 MILLION? What's a "Yellow Book" appraisal? One that's been peed on?

Write the Gov, I guess.
Who Dat

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Dec 16, 2010
 
Who dat be tryin to make us think he be the owner. Only a dum azz would be sayin thanks fo the money when he no it a scam...dumb azz david...
Dave

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Dec 16, 2010
 
The money is good, but the deal was even better
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Dec 17, 2010
 
Not only is the purchase price high by any measure during this real estate recession this amount could have been utilized in a much better way by purchasing properties with a true need to relocate due to property elevation. But instead the tax payers reward someone who decides that he can not make money as a yacht club.And now we find out that this was the all of the available money to be used for mitigation. After demolition and removal this "green space" will have cost us more than $2,000,000. per acre. This is just wrong,while maybe legal,just plain wrong.
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Dec 17, 2010
 
And the boat storage is to be run by the previous owner for eighteen months.How much will he collect from this.And why? This is just further insult and proof of a bad deal for the people who fund these programs,THE TAXPAYER!
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Dec 17, 2010
 
^probably around 1-1.2 million in storage fees if it stays full
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Dec 17, 2010
 
WOW and the abuse goes on.
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Dec 17, 2010
 
well i believe they had a unique payment program where discounts were offered for prepayment....such as

7 bucks a foot for a 2 year prepayment
8 bucks a foot for a 1 year prepayment
9 bucks a foot per month

So if they were prepayed then they would either have to a)refund the money or b) extend services to the duration of the agreement (most likely where the 18 month extension comes from) I tell you what for being a old school group of folks these peoble sure have a swager/savy to them.
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Dec 22, 2010
 

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You mean they don't pay rent to the DMR? How's that for a scam? Where's the FBI when you need them?

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