Thursday, June 9, 2011

Uh-oh, Here comes Burwell

Watch out. Bumblin' Burwell is back asking for another extension to his reservoir leases. The Shoreline Development and Environmental Quality Committee for the PRVWSD meets Monday at 3:30. John Burwell is on the agenda asking for an extension to his lease. You do remember Burwell, don't you? He's the guy who promised us a fabulous Harborwalk project in Main Harbour. You know the drill. He shows up in front of Ridgeland and the PRVWSD board. They cream their panties as he shows them these fancy plans and drawings for what he was going to build if they just saw things his way on the leases.

Well, several years have now passed. There is no Harborwalk. There is construction. There is nothing going on and Bumblin' Burwell has closed off Main Harbor to fishing and other activities people used to enjoy. Bumblin' Burwell has never told the same story twice. First he has financing. Then he doesn't. He tells the media he is starting on a particular day, then nothing happens or he says he obtained financing and then lets it slip no actual loan closing has taken place. Don't take my word for it. Read the earlier posts below. They tell the whole story from start to finish.

There is not going to be a Harborwalk. Burwell is in over his head and has forfeited his right to develop Main Harbor. The District needs to stop this charade by denying his requests. If he loses the lease he loses the lease but the Reservoir should be one of the crown jewels of the Jackson area and Burwell has turned it into a giant mudhole.

Send this guy home without an extension. Now.

Earlier posts:
Uh-oh, Bumblin' Burwell is back
Harborwalk: Hoax or folly?
Harborwalk Update September 2010
Is there a Harborwalk?
Harborwalk: Here we go again.
Today is the day


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Instead of pushing for a NASCAR track, Phil should have mentioned that he was pushing to get Harborwalk underway and to fruition.

Anonymous said...

Harborwalk and NASCAR are identical in terms of feasibility. Same snake oil; different salesmen. Of course, Bryant and Burwell certainly have their similarities in this respect. Like Burwell before him, Bryant is making promises he knows he can't keep in order to obtain a position that he is ill-equipped to handle.

Boarzombie said...

I disagree with 4:52 about a harborwalk type development being unfeasible. I've heard The Dock was the largest non-casino account at the Tax Commission re alcohol sales. There's money to be made in Burwell's hole -- there just needs to be a new team and a new man put on it. LLL -- Let the Lease Lapse. There's a lot of potential there, and the stagnation of it all makes me SICK! Let someone else have a shot. This might be a case where the devil we don't know is better than the devil we know.

Keep holding their feet to the fire, JJ!!!

Anonymous said...

Poor ole Joe T add ends up behind Harbor Walk update again.

Anonymous said...

In the immortal of Antoine Dodson:

Hide yo kids, hide yo wife...

Anonymous said...

I think thw wordsmith/rapper, Eli Porter, on the public access program Iron Mic said it best when he said "I deeeeeed it".


Anonymous said...

Word on the street is C.E, Claiborne and Yandell Wideman are in hot pursuit after the lease. I know i mention two names that are in hot water now, but the 3rd one might could change this thing around and make something out of the HarborWalk project.

Anonymous said...

I checked with the Madison Co Tax collector and Harborwalk pays over $150,000 a year in taxes on property that was state land - NO REVENUE - His rent to the PRV in over $450,000 this year - over 5% of their budget - All this is easily verified - I personally think the new piers and Harbor Station are a very nice addition to this Harbor - You need to cut on CNBC and check on financing now in America - I think someone willing to stay the course and spend millions of dollars will be hard to replace

Anonymous said...

11:07, Your last sentence is full of bull shit it almost sounds like Burwell is gonna used that line Monday when he gets up there begging for an extension.

Anonymous said...

My last line? WHAT about all the true FACTS - It looks like you have an axe to grind about the Dock being gone - ITS OVER - get some other place to get drunk and puke someplace else

Anonymous said...

Burwell, why don't you finish what you started? Or, start what you never started? Or do something. Hell, Terry built a nice building why can't you?

Anonymous said...

THIS IS TERRY - Ask somebody who made me spend that much money to build a $1.8 million dollar facility - you really dont want to know -

Anonymous said...

Serious consideration should be made in not renewing this lease, and other options should be explored.
Otherwise, nothing will ever happen.

Anonymous said...

This thing has already cost the citizens in Ridgeland $2,000,000 for the access road that the Mayor wanted. I think the taxpayers have contributed all that we need to on this one.

Anonymous said...

2:26, I've never been to the Dock and second i don't drink. After today you and your dick head buddy Burwell can kiss all our asses. Its not the Dock that is bring all this heat on Burwell, its how he has lied about certain things and the fact is he don't have the money to finish what he started. Bottom line its time to kick his ass to the curve and let someone else come in and finance the project. KF what is your opinion about this?

Anonymous said...

8:04 I guess your ass isn't available today! If you get time why don't you stop by the Harbor and ask those who live there now how things are going - we love it - The Breakers - North Harbor - Dana Burney (new owner) - Keep up the heat - I guess you think it's working

Anonymous said...

You can't comment

Anonymous said...

6:27, You seem to know so damn much does the same person own the main harbor station and pelican cove or is it two different people?

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