John McKay on his way to Jackson to m...

John McKay on his way to Jackson to meet with State of Ms investigators

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City Slicker

Ocean Springs, MS

#1 May 14, 2013
Will he take the DMR airplane? They had one that no one can find. What will he say? Who is he taking with him?
LadyGagaRedoubt

Tampa, FL

#2 May 14, 2013
He's bringing them fish and birthday cake.
City Slicker

Ocean Springs, MS

#3 May 14, 2013
But this is not really a trip to beg for some relief, that is just kid's talk. Hope they got someone from the local news in Jackson to get the real story,not the version they will come up with on the drive back.
Conrad Birdie

Ocean Springs, MS

#4 May 14, 2013
He proudly stated tonight that there would be no investigation of him by the state. He neglected to mention Federal investigations. I wouldn't be prancing around too quickly Johnny boy!! The FBI are hard to shake! They are not influenced by the almighty Goold ole boys of the Republican Party of the great state of Mississippi!!
City Slicker

Ocean Springs, MS

#5 May 15, 2013
He was way to exited over nothing.It was a very calculated statement.
justthinkin

Pearl River, LA

#6 May 15, 2013
Will HE mentioned that - as Board of Supervisors President - he oversaw the OVERPAYMENT of $240,000 in Architectural Fees.

Fess associated with the New Prison Complex that has Yet to be built - but over $3,000,000 has been spent on FEES. I.e., FEES THAT ARE PAID FOR WITH TAXPAYER DOLLARS.
City Slicker

Ocean Springs, MS

#7 May 15, 2013
We still want to know who got some of that money that was represented by Scott Walker? That is being ignored.
LadyGagaRedoubt

Tampa, FL

#8 May 15, 2013
City Slicker wrote:
We still want to know who got some of that money that was represented by Scott Walker? That is being ignored.
I don't understand the question. To which incident do you refer? I know he got a big fee from D'Iberville that the city council over there is going to have to pay back. And I realize that the charges against him in DC which were dismissed probably involved a substantial payment to the young lady he hit. What money are you asking about.
City Slicker

Ocean Springs, MS

#9 May 15, 2013
Maxwell-Walker which Scott Walker is a partner in represented companies that were pursuing the design and/or construction of the Jackson County jail project. Who do they currently represent that is working on this project? John McKay and Scott Walker knows.
Watchful Eye

Washington, DC

#10 May 15, 2013
In late July, Goldberg, Sullivan and McCrerey Architects and Planners were among four companies pitching alternate jail designs.

The company's plan featured modular steel cells that can be stacked two or four cells high upon a deep foundation, an option that representatives touted and compact, lightweight, hygienic, flexible in design and less expensive.

Lawrence Goldberg said at the time that he could have the project ready for bid within six weeks and that construction would take about 12 months.

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Supervisor Tommy Brodnax said Pryor and Morrow, the contracted firm that has already completed an approved design of the jail, has developed a plan that the county needs to follow.

"They're doing the design that our sheriff has approved," Brodnax said. "It's a real jail, not some makeshift jail."

But other supervisors are open to at least considering the product.

The manufacturer of the domes approached Florence-based Hemphill Construction Co., Pascagoula Mayor Robbie Maxwell said, and asked for Hemphill's help in getting a proposal to supervisors.

Hemphill then asked Maxwell's business, Maxwell-Walker Consulting Group, for help submitting the information to the board. The consulting firm is made up of Maxwell and Ocean Springs businessman Scott Walker.

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It appears that the BOS did like the idea of the modualr round jail. However, they went with a different company. A competing company in lieu of the one proposed by Maxwell/Walker

The total cost -- including furniture, fixtures and equipment -- would be $29.5 million to $30 million, he said.

Goldberg's option would include individual two- or four-man cells with a small amount of dormitory space.

Dorms are not ideal, he said, because the operational costs and risks are "horrific."

The supervisors terminated a design contract last month with Pryor and Morrow because the price of the project had grown to $35 million.
Jones

Ocean Springs, MS

#11 May 15, 2013
I wonder if McKay will go to Washington next to meet with Eric Holder/USDOJ and the FBI to get a statement from both federal agencies or letter stating that he is not part of an ongoing Federal investigation into the misuse of federal monies by the DMR and Bill Walker. This would make sense since this ongoing investigation is active within the Bolton Building and has already made a couple of house calls.Maybe this would help his campaign an exite him again.
LadyGagaRedoubt

Byram, MS

#12 May 16, 2013
Someone needs to take that shovel away from John. A few days ago he was in a small hole. He needs to quit digging.
Shrimp Boat Sammy

Ocean Springs, MS

#13 May 16, 2013
That my friend is just the truth. He started in a mud hole and now he has a full blown dirt pitgoing on.His supporters need to get him locked up until after June 4.He is in the self destruct mode.
Gulf

Sioux City, IA

#14 May 16, 2013
justthinkin wrote:
Will HE mentioned that - as Board of Supervisors President - he oversaw the OVERPAYMENT of $240,000 in Architectural Fees.
Fess associated with the New Prison Complex that has Yet to be built - but over $3,000,000 has been spent on FEES. I.e., FEES THAT ARE PAID FOR WITH TAXPAYER DOLLARS.
While I think McKay is a crooked good old boy like the rest of them I don't think that particular case is anything other than typical redneck Mississippi incompetence. Some out-of-town firm who knows how to ride the free public gravy train stalls out various "fees" to do their "work" & then take their sweet time to maximize how much $$ they fleece.

That's not McKay's fault so much as the whole BOS is incompetent.
Conrad Birdie

Ocean Springs, MS

#15 May 17, 2013
As much as John McKay emphasizes "Leadership" as one of his main attributes, this is truly one of the sorriest excuses for leadership I have ever seen. His parents must not have ever held his responsible for anything! His biggest problem is his "arrogance" and he feels he is "beyond reproach". If you think for one moment that Pickering in going to take a fall for a lowly Jackson County Supervisor, you're sadly mistaken. He's got big aspirations in Politics and Pickering has no plans of standing next to " mud puddle McKay"! Get over it John!! Time to pay the piper!!
Conrad Birdie

Ocean Springs, MS

#16 May 17, 2013
I also hear there's trouble in paradise between McKay and the Walkers over his " mud puddle" comments!
City Slicker

Ocean Springs, MS

#17 May 17, 2013
I think somebody should get the Walkers some CONNIE MORAN FOR MAYOR AGAIN signs. Rumor has it John got chewed out by Bill and Sharon about referring to the Walkers as the mud puddle he stood to close to and got splashed with the mod from them. He is in this mud hole and cannot get out. Pickering sent word thru his "no comment" statement that his office will not participate with this muddy mess. I am going to do a driveby today to see if the John McKay signs are still up at Scott's million dollar mansion. I will report back.
Conrad Birdie

Ocean Springs, MS

#18 May 17, 2013
No signs in his yard!! I don't think Mayor Moran would be too thrilled to have her sign in his yard!! Lol!
City Slicker

Ocean Springs, MS

#19 May 18, 2013
I guess now that we all know the outcome of McKay's trip to Jackson and meeting with Pickering's staff we must wonder what his plans are now. How does he address the "No comment on an ongoing investigation" statement from the auditor's office? I think he can only hope that no one gets indicted between now and June 4.If they do it will just be a reminder of the misuse of resources at the DMR. Bill Walker has him involved in this investigation whether he likes it or not.
justthinkin

Boise, ID

#20 May 19, 2013
Watchful EYE !!!!! You seem to be very close and factual to the Prison Issue. If fact, IF you remember the July hearings you Must remember that all the NEW Proposals approached the $ 30M proposed Cost. Do you think the Firm that offered to build the Complex for WELL BELOW THAT NUMBER was ever considered ??? Probably not, huh, since there PROBABLY would be NO EXTRAS in the PROJECT for " ANYTHING / ANYONE - of than Bricks and Mortar, And, that is How IT IT SUPPOSE to work.
Watchful Eye wrote:
In late July, Goldberg, Sullivan and McCrerey Architects and Planners were among four companies pitching alternate jail designs.
The company's plan featured modular steel cells that can be stacked two or four cells high upon a deep foundation, an option that representatives touted and compact, lightweight, hygienic, flexible in design and less expensive.
Lawrence Goldberg said at the time that he could have the project ready for bid within six weeks and that construction would take about 12 months.
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Supervisor Tommy Brodnax said Pryor and Morrow, the contracted firm that has already completed an approved design of the jail, has developed a plan that the county needs to follow.
"They're doing the design that our sheriff has approved," Brodnax said. "It's a real jail, not some makeshift jail."
But other supervisors are open to at least considering the product.
The manufacturer of the domes approached Florence-based Hemphill Construction Co., Pascagoula Mayor Robbie Maxwell said, and asked for Hemphill's help in getting a proposal to supervisors.
Hemphill then asked Maxwell's business, Maxwell-Walker Consulting Group, for help submitting the information to the board. The consulting firm is made up of Maxwell and Ocean Springs businessman Scott Walker.
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It appears that the BOS did like the idea of the modualr round jail. However, they went with a different company. A competing company in lieu of the one proposed by Maxwell/Walker
The total cost -- including furniture, fixtures and equipment -- would be $29.5 million to $30 million, he said.
Goldberg's option would include individual two- or four-man cells with a small amount of dormitory space.
Dorms are not ideal, he said, because the operational costs and risks are "horrific."
The supervisors terminated a design contract last month with Pryor and Morrow because the price of the project had grown to $35 million.

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