'Concerned Citizens' meet Saturday

Grantville group seeking potential candidates

The Grantville Coalition of Concerned Citizens is inviting potential candidates for city posts to attend the group’s next meeting.

The meeting will be Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Nemo’s, 700 Meriwether St. “We have changed the meeting time from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in order to accommodate those who work Saturdays and who have difficulty making a 2 p.m. meeting,” Selma Coty said.

Coty said candidates and citizens are invited, and candidates will have “your first opportunity to talk with citizens about issues, respond to questions, and to talk about your goals and objectives.”

The coalition “is interested in disseminating facts to our voters in order for them to be better informed about the candidates and the issues,” Coty said.

Candidates will be given 10 minutes to state their positions. There will also be time for questions and answers. “We will make every effort to keep the meeting to less than two hours,” Coty said.

Councilman Barham Lundy is letting GCCC use Nemo’s for a meeting place. The coalition has asked for permission to meet at city hall without paying a fee, but that request was denied.

“The recently enacted rental fees for city facilities are a challenge for our small organization,” Coty said. She said the GCCC’s only other options for outdoor venues, and it was decided summer temperatures would not be “conducive to a meeting such as this,” she said.

“Rumors about personal safety are just that – rumors,” Coty said. “The GCCC hopes the public will keep in mind these rumors are simply attempts to discourage citizens from changing the direction and future of our community.”



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