Councilman Lonnie Falgout has released a statement regarding the incident with local businessman

As most of you are aware I have been and will continue to be a critic of the lack of code enforcement, ADA Compliance Laws, architectural protocol and controls by The City of Bay St. Louis’ Code Enforcement within our Bay St. Louis Building Department.

Since 2005 many governments, organizations and especially our citizens have been “bilked” out of hundreds of millions of dollars by unscrupulous “contractors and individuals” that promised “we’ll help your recovery” giving “trust me” assurances. We should have learned a valuable lesson! But unfortunately folks, the problem is still thriving and hurting our constituents. We as legislators from Jackson to local Council and Alderman board rooms must put in, enact and pass laws to protect our citizens. From simple jobs to building homes, our expectations must be of the highest standard of accountability for all. Constractors should be licensed, bonded, insured and in good standing or we will force them and prosecute according with our laws. We should not accept anything but quality work.

This “confrontation” with Keith Marquar of L&L (Marine) Construction is a “direct” result of many constituents and vendors complaints to me regarding L&L.

As for the aggression incident on January 24, 2017, I as a Councilman and/or as a private citizen, did not knowingly or willfully place my hands on Mr. Marquar as alleged. I have and will continue to consult with our City Attorney, Police Chief, City Prosecutor and my personal attorney on the options available to me as a Councilman and as a individual to resolve this matter within the justice system.

9 thoughts on “Councilman Lonnie Falgout has released a statement regarding the incident with local businessman”

  1. Lonnie,
    You know as well as anyone that noghing will ever be done to improve the services of the Building Dept. as long as it is an Administrstive Dept.
    No leadership.

  2. What about the local contractors that were black balled after Les became mayor? For no reason other than a popularity contest. Y’all should be ashamed.

    1. Great suggestion. Reading should also be a requirement. They only enforce as Les wants it. He does not hire professionals. He hires cronies who have no credentials to lose and alternatives for employment…..hence he owns them.

  3. When looking at problems always start at the Top. In this case it is the Mayor. He runs a rouge operation in every department. Rules and Laws are merely a suggestion to them.

    I was in the Utility Office last week and there was open conversation about Katey being absent is causing a lot of problems but the alternative is worse……she causes a lot of problems when she is there.

  4. Allow a brief distraction?

    Unfortunate book titles, fornicating pastors and internet buzz for $600!

    A well-known Tallahassee pastor was forced to flee naked after a husband came home early and found him having sex with the man’s wife.


    The scandal broke during the same week Simmons and the church were celebrating the 11th anniversary of his leadership. He was scheduled to hold a signing of his first book “I Need a Man”, which, according to his website’s description, “offers a fresh perspective on the issues of godly manhood and mentoring.”

    Not much additional commentary needed about that. There was a timely filed police report since they were called to the scene.

    According to the woman, Simmons came over to discuss starting a business and providing less fortunate kids with clothes and shoes,” but they ended up in bed together. The woman told police she and Simmons began “establishing a relationship” last October.

    Cue the church lady!

    After the husband interrupted the tryst, he yelled “I’m gonna kill him” and ran to the master bedroom for his handgun; Simmons fled the apartment naked and hid behind a nearby fence.

    The wife then called the police and her husband left with Simmons’ clothes, wallet and car keys, which he threatened to drop off at the church. He also threatened to expose Simmons on Facebook.

    There’s a video to watch.


  5. The problem does start at the top. The mayor’s daughter should be relieved of her duties and find a job else where. Or maybe she can’t, no one will hire her because of her personal duties each day. I wish I had a job where I could come and go as I please and still get paid for a full day.
    As for the building department, how many years have we fought this? Get Bonded??? he can’t get licensed much less bonded. We have the most incompetent set of directors in any given position in an administration. We do have a few good ones, but the bad out weights the good. Kudos to Les for this wonderful achievement.!! That is why the city is a mess.
    Lonnie keep fighting, I know you would never put yourself in a position, being an elected official and representing the city, of fighting on the street. I support you.

  6. Now the mayor is trying to recruit his next council lapdogs. The guy that rent jumpers for 6, no show McDonald for 1, lying Buddy for 5, pecker breath Larry for Compretta’s place, and still calling around. Things can always be worse.

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