The GulfQuest Maritime Museum is scheduled to close only 13 months after it opened in September of 2015.

According to census.gov, the City of Mobile has an estimated population of 194,288 as of July 1, 2015. Going by City minutes, the City of Mobile has contributed approximately $34,386,906 to the GulfQuest Maritime Museum project.

Completely ignoring any interest that will have to be repaid with these monies, that amounts to $177 for every man woman and child in the City limits!

In fact, it may be even worse than that:

City manager Colby Cooper issued a ledger for the project to AL.com showing that it cost $43 million.

If all of the $43M was City money, that brings the per-citizen cost up to $221.

DATE
RESOLUTION
COMPANY
TASK
AMOUNT (USD)
01/29/2008
21-048-2008
R. L. & ASSOCIATES
CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATE
15,000.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Johnson, Williams, Hudson, Gregory, Copeland
12/09/2008
21-675-2008
HOAR PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES
998,259.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Johnson, Williams, Hudson, Gregory, Copeland
11/17/2009
07-697-2009

MUSEUM CONTRIBUTION
25,000,000.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Hudson, Gregory, Copeland
11/17/2009
07-697-2009

PARKING LOT CONTRIBUTION
1,100,000.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Hudson, Gregory, Copeland
01/12/2010
21-007-2010
ASPHALT SERVICES, INC.
SITE PREPARATION
62,772.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Williams, Hudson, Gregory, Copeland
02/02/2010
21-037-2010
THOMPSON ENGINEERING
GEOTECHNICAL TESTING AND EVALUATION
16,900.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Hudson, Gregory, Copeland
02/02/2010
21-038-2010
THOMPSON ENGINEERING
NPDES CONSULTING SERVICES
45,000.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Hudson, Gregory, Copeland
03/02/2010
21-098-2010
ROWE SURVEYING AND ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC.
SITE FLOOD STUDY
8,552.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Williams, Hudson, Gregory, Copeland
03/16/2010
21-115-2010
JAMES H. ADAMS & SON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.
SITE PRE-LOAD PACKAGE
92,444.00
AYES: Carroll, Williams, Hudson, Gregory, Copeland
04/20/2010
21-169-2010
TUSCO FENCE, INC.
SECURITY FENCE RELOCATION
117,526.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Williams, Hudson, Gregory, Copeland
04/27/2010
21-189-2010
SOUTHERN EARTH SCIENCES, INC.
ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SOILS AND GROUNDWATER
23,870.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Williams, Hudson, Gregory
06/01/2010
21-225-2010
THOMPSON ENGINEERING
DEEP FOUNDATION PACKAGE, FOR DDP LOAD TEST AND PRODUCTION PILE INSTALLATION MONITORING SERVICES
92,690.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Williams, Hudson, Gregory, Copeland
07/06/2010
21-279-2010
VANCE MCCOWN CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.
DEEP FOUNDATION PACKAGE
2,492,891.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Williams, Hudson, Gregory, Copeland
09/07/2010
21-408-2010
GREER ENTERPRISES, LLC
CONTAMINATED SOIL TRANSPORTATION PACKAGE
180,500.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Gregory, Copeland
09/14/2010
21-414-2010
MDS CONSTRUCTION
WATERFRONT CONSTRUCTION FENCING
11,635.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Williams, Gregory, Copeland
10/12/2010
21-450-2010
SJ&L, INC.
INSTALL PIPE SLEEVE FOR CONCRETE PLUMB LINE
19,777.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Williams, Gregory, Copeland
11/01/2011
13-521-2011
W. G. YATES & SONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
STRUCTURAL – CHANGE ORDER 2
164,175.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Williams, Rich, Gregory, Copeland
11/29/2011
13-581-2011
VANCE MCCOWN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.
DEEP FOUNDATION PACKAGE – CHANGE ORDER #7
32,736.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Williams, Rich, Gregory, Copeland
01/17/2012
25-025-2012
ALABAMA POWER COMPANY
EASEMENT
1.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Williams, Rich, Gregory, Copeland
07/31/2012
21-273-2012
BEN M. RADCLIFF CONTRACTOR, INC.
SITE UTILITY AND GENERAL SITEWORK PACKAGE
628,770.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Williams, Rich, Gregory, Copeland
08/21/2012
21-313-2012
THOMPSON ENGINEERING
NPDES CONSULTING SERVICES (DESIGN, PERMIT & COMPLIANCE)
12,900.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Burrell, Williams, Rich, Gregory, Copeland
11/13/2012
21-421-2012
JUBILEE LANDSCAPE, INC.
LANDSCAPE & IRRIGATION PACKAGE
95,000.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Williams, Rich, Gregory, Copeland
11/13/2012
21-422-2012
VALLEYCREST LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT
HARDSCAPE
392,000.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Williams, Rich, Gregory, Copeland
12/18/2012
21-456-2012
HOAR PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES – AMENDMENT
800,778.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Small, Williams, Gregory, Copeland
06/11/2013
13-252-2013
BEN M. RADCLIFF CONTRACTOR, INC.
MCD MOBILE LANDING – CHANGE ORDERS 7-10
877,716.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Small, Williams, Gregory, Copeland
06/11/2013
13-253-2013
WAYNE J. GRIFFIN ELECTRIC, INC.
MCD MOBILE LANDING – CHANGE ORDERS 5, 7
90,095.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Small, Williams, Gregory, Copeland
07/09/2013
13-290-2013
BEN M. RADCLIFF CONTRACTOR, INC.
GENERAL TRADES/INTERIOR FINISHES/ELEVATOR PACKAGE – CHANGE ORDER 11
246,610.00
AYES: Carroll, Small, Williams, Gregory, Copeland
10/22/2013
13-469-2013
BEN M. RADCLIFF CONTRACTOR, INC.
SITE UTILITY PACKAGE – CHANGE ORDER 4
153,667.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Small, Williams, Gregory, Copeland
10/22/2013
13-470-2013
BEN M. RADCLIFF CONTRACTOR, INC.
GENERAL TRADES/INTERIOR FINISHES/ELEVATOR PACKAGE – CHANGE ORDER 12
527,149.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Small, Williams, Gregory, Copeland
10/22/2013
13-471-2013
BATCHELOR’S MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, INC.
PLUMBING & HVAC PACKAGE – CHANGE ORDER 8
35,510.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Small, Williams, Gregory, Copeland
10/22/2013
13-472-2013
BATCHELOR’S MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, INC.
GENERAL BUILDING AND SITE ELECTRICAL PACKAGE – CHANGE ORDER 8
47,631.00
AYES: Richardson, Carroll, Small, Williams, Gregory, Copeland
03/05/2014
21-071-2014
THOMPSON ENGINEERING
NPDES CONSULTING SERVICE
4,352.36
AYES: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Gregory
TOTAL: 34,386,906.36

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