Cieslik running for Grantville City Council

by Celia Shortt

Grantville citizen Marion “Sarge” Cieslik is running for Post 4, the one currently held by Rochelle Jabaley, on the Grantville City Council in the upcoming November election.

Cieslik’s campaign involves fixing problems in the city. In his platform, he says they can start fixing the problems by shortening terms for elected officials. He wants to reduce council seats to two years and the mayor’s term to three years. He also believes that council members should not serve “at-large,” but rather represent their district only.

“Let’s not listen to empty dreams, unfulfilled promises and development that the government cannot deliver. And never has,” he said. “Compare our growth to Hogansville. Talk is cheap.”

If elected and in his words, Cieslik wants to focus on the following projects:

• “There’s a lot of industry moving into Meriwether County, just across the tracks. Let’s tell them about Grantville and what a nice place to live… and subdivisions to build in! You already pay for the utilities and streets! Let’s start building!”

• “Stop calling Grantville a drug town… This kind of talk will reduce our real estate values and deter people from locating here. Image is very important. Yes, we got our problems, but we can handle it!”

• “Let’s stop “talking,” but “doing” about downtown.”

• “Tell the city to install “Wi-Fi” downtown. Hot spot the strip. That brings people around. Let’s get out of the cave and meet.”



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