Grantville citizens, police show support for chief

by Celia Shortt /


Photo by Clay Neely

The Grantville Police Department recognized Police Chief Doug Jordan for his service to the community and the police department. From left, Mayor Jim Sells, Officer William Faulkner, Sergeant William Baker, Chief Doug Jordan, Lieutenant Dustin Bulcher, and Investigator Scott Wilson.

Grantville citizens and members of the city’s police department showed their support for Police Chief Doug Jordan at Monday evening’s Grantville City Council meeting.

“I feel honored to be here in this city and have a good outfit to work with,” said Jordan. “We work as a team.”

Sandra Luttrell from Grantville Better Home Town gave an update on the Crosstie Festival in Grantville. She and council members verbally sparred over council members’ request to see the financials of the non-profit and their ability to enhance downtown.

“As I studied Grantville Better Home Town, their goal is to enhance downtowns,” said Grantville Mayor Jim Sells. “I don’t see them doing that. Do the festival, but you’re not contributing to downtown other than that day. You should pay the fees and participate in the festival that way.”

Luttrell also introduced her new co-director for the Crosstie Festival, Deborah Jenkins, who is handling all the donations for the festival.

“It is my understanding that all the money is going to Bridging the Gap,” said Jenkins.

In other business:

• The city council set public hearing dates for the proposed 2013-14 Fiscal Year budget on Sept 9 and 23. Both will take place at 6 p.m., before the city council meetings on those dates.

• City council renewed a contract with Coweta County for non-residential building inspections and commercial building inspections.

• City council set a utility committee meeting on Sept 3 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss a water line extension and replacement to install a fire hydrant on Grandma Branch Road.

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