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June 14, 2014 at 3:12 am #7235
As you know the contract between the POA Board and Jacobs Entertainment was approved. The 1st part of the week I called the MS Gaming Commission and was told there are two phrases that must pass before he can start construction.
1. Site Approval which is presented to the hearing board. If that is approved then he has 1-2 years to go to phrase 2.
2.Approval Development Plan. This when he presents complete construction plans.
I was told by the MGC that they have quite a few letters all against the development. I have created a petition against it. My goal is to acquire as many signatures as I can to submit to the MGC. Before the 1st hearing.
Now, I was also told that the 1st step listed above could take place as early as June 26. I will know on the 20th if he is on the agenda for that hearing. So I need to send it off to them no later then Friday.
I plan to be parked in the Dollar Tree-Goodys facing Rouse at the follow times. Today Saturday and Sunday 7/7:30-11AM. I drive a Chevy blue pickup and camper shell and many signs for the upcoming POA Board elections. Weather permitting.
Each adult living in the household can sign it. If anyone would like a copy of the petition and have your neighbors and friends sign it, I can email you the file. I would be happy to pick them up or meet somewhere when you have your signatures completed. If anyone would like to volunteer please email me at
Or call me 342-5462June 14, 2014 at 9:32 am #7234
From a PURCELL CO. letter to the POA PRESIDENT, Jan. 24, 2003:
RE: Non-member Use of Common Facilities (AMENITIES)
…In connection with the POA’s operation and management of the Common Facilities, we would respectfully call your attention to SECTION 6(b) of the SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT which provides for the POA to indemnify, defend and hold harmless PURCELL from ay claim arising out of the POA’s alleged failure to operate the Common Facilities in accordance with the requirements that such amenities “…SHALL BE FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF PROPERTY OWNERS and their guests…”June 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm #7237
I want to thank everyone who stopped today and signed the petition I plan to be there tomorrow Sunday around 7 a.m. And probably stay there till 11 when it gets too hot thank you again for everyones signature and the ones who have asked for the files to take around to your neighbors and friends LisaJune 14, 2014 at 3:33 pm #7238
Many thanks to you for doing this, Lisa! It’s important that opponents of the casino location take action now to register that opposition with the Gaming Commission, and you’re providing a quick, easy way to do it. Please send out word if you run into any harassment and want others there with you for support.June 15, 2014 at 5:19 am #7245
Also I want to add if anybody wants to write individual letter to the game commission against Jacobs/Casino, I will be more than happy to send them with the rest of my paperwork I’m sending up possibly the end of the week so if you have any please get in touch with me no later then this Thursday and I’ll do that for you LisaJune 15, 2014 at 5:26 am #7246
Be sure to mark everything sent to the Gaming Commission “CONFIDENTIAL”.
Otherwise, Jacob’s lawyers can get a copy.
Tell letter writers to mark their letters CONFIDENTIAL.
Jacobs lawyers have gotten copies of several letters already sent to the Gaming Commission.
If you snap some photos of the BULLIES, we can help them “go viral,” at least around Diamondhead and to local law enforcement.June 15, 2014 at 11:15 am #7251
Sorry to say I have agreed to just about everything you all have said on this site. I do agree that the POA did not need to make a deal with the casino group. But I do support having a casino as many others, because Diamondhead will not survive if we do not start generating taxes. I think a casino will relieve us of our high property tax, plus we are not drawing in the businesses that we need. I understand your concerns and I was on the fence with this issue.June 15, 2014 at 12:20 pm #7252
Benmike, the opinion you describe is more widely held by the property owners of Diamondhead and I believe a majority, than those who dissent so vigorously and have no solutions for bringing revenues into Diamondhead. Practicality here seems obsolete and shouted down by ignorance and obsession to be the center of attention. You are not a fence walker, like most in Diamondhead you see no other solution that will provide the support to our community that is available from gaming and available to our limited geographic resources.June 15, 2014 at 2:14 pm #7257
âWhenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.â – Mark TwainJune 15, 2014 at 2:51 pm #7258
Have you read the April, 2014 article titled “Local Casinos Are a Losing Bet” at Businessweek.com? Sorry, I haven’t learned how to insert a link here but you can find it at http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-03/casinos-close-as-revenue-falls-in-gambling-saturated-u-dot-s
Has a professional study ever been done of economic development possibilities at Diamondhead and in the county? I haven’t heard of any. The part of the state around Columbus, Starkville, and West Point is experiencing an amazing surge in economic development right now thanks in large part to expert advice and help. It’s one thing to support a casino here if you know for a fact that it truly is the only solution, but I haven’t seen or heard any evidence that such is the case. I just hear a kind of passive despair that claims we’re incapable of doing any better. Why jump on the rapidly fading casino bandwagon now when, at least to my knowledge, our homework has not been done on what’s really possible here.June 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm #7259
Like I mentioned before, this is one issue I struggle with, it’s damned if we do or damned if we don’t. As mentioned many times on this site, there never has been and it looks there never will be any business plans for the city of Diamondhead. It has been like let’s become a city and then we will fly by the seat of out pants.June 15, 2014 at 4:42 pm #7260
I totally understand and respect your struggle. There sure aren’t easy answers to the problem, and it’s made harder by lack of leadership among the purported leaders here. Hopefully we can change that!June 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm #7261
Just imagine if we had spent all that money that was spent on golf course renovations, the âGolf Academyâ double wide, driving range update, various golf experts and consultant on a professional study for the community. But that would mean competent leaders were elected. Diamondhead went for the fluff and friends, not the creative and capable.June 16, 2014 at 12:58 am #7262
I will be back out today, Monday at the parking area at the old Rouse 7-11AM with the petition. I have watched all weekend and can see why Goodys will be closing. No business. They all go into Dollar Tree. Saturday, I counted 1 customer going into Goodys.June 16, 2014 at 7:11 am #7266
I have to agree that the only business large enough to produce enough revenue to keep up with the spending is a Casino. With the City spending a million plus on the church purchase and POA spending nearly the same on a tennis facility you can expect a huge increase in your property taxes and your POA dues are not getting lowered. I am afraid there will be a mass exodus from Diamondhead if something doesn’t give pretty soon. You can’t keep building dollar stores and resturants that close in a few months and hope to achieve the revenues that will keep this very hungry machine satisfied. I understand from a very good source that St. Bernard Parish had to call a halt to the opening of any more dollar stores. They have tons of industry and a much larger tax base and they can see the light. Folks, it isn’t a matter of should we allow a venture that would generate close to 50% of the operating bugdet of this city, its a matter of how soon we can get it done, seriously!
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