Since: Aug 10

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#63 Oct 13, 2010
Jennifer Walters wrote:
I would like to point out that I have never Mr. Sells in my life so this comes out of no partiality towards Mr. Sells over Mr. Jewel. I have done my research on Mr. Sells and I have to say I like what I have learned and I will be voting for Mr. Sells!
Mr. Sells was not my landlord however I like many have lived in a rental home in the past, it is just that a rental home! This is Grantville and as far as I know and I could be incorrect I have not seen any rental homes in Grantville that compare to rentals in in communities/areas such as Lake Redwine, Lake Spivey and The Virginia Highlands etc... when you want a luxury rental home you look in these communities/areas. When luxury is not an option you just get a rental home and well Grantville for the most part is not at all comparable to the communities/areas that are on the more elite side of life!
Please note before you start throwing the term Slum Lord out there that a Slum Lord is a person who owns property and rents it out to low income people and never bothers to keep the rentals up to health code standards.
Mr. Sell's is a Landlord. A Landlord is a person who makes an honest living by purchasing property and then renting out space to tenants. Usually hated by said tenants because they seem to ignore the fact that the landlord had to pay for the property!
I know that there are others out there that support Mr. Sell's! He would be a refreshing breath of fresh air in an environment currently polluted by the stench of smegma!
Jennifer, I agree with you completely!!! Grantville needs a mayor like Jim Sells. This would bring the city back alive once again. Mr. Jewell has had his turn. Grantville needs a fresh new start!!!
Jennifer is right

United States

#64 Oct 18, 2010
I own my own home, have never rented from Jim Sales AND I have my own rental property (non are in Grantville). I tend to agree with Jennifer when she says that low-income folks usually do not keep a rental property in livable conditions.

Regardless of the price of rent, there is always going to be a certain mentality that just doesn’t take care for their home.[The house may belong to Jim/ or any other land lord, but it’s YOUR home]. It’s all about respect.

Respect isn’t being taught today like it was in past generations. If it doesn’t belong to you, you should take BETTER care of it, instead of thinking “it ain’t mine, so I don’t give a crap about it”.

A prime example is that trailer behind the Dollar Store. That poor guy put thousand of dollar into it, and when the last low-income tenants left, it was completely destroyed. Windows broken out, trash scattered about. Guess what he did next; he just made it livable and didn’t put a lot money into it – period. Can’t blame him myself, been there, done that, and learned a harsh lesson, if you expect low-rent, non-home owners to be respectful of your house and their home – especially in Grantville – your just kidding yourself.

You can tell that the community of Grantville doesn’t encourage respect. Just listen to the filthy talk on the street, eff this and MF that.
Judge Not

Lawrenceville, GA

#65 Oct 18, 2010
Interesting...Jim Sells does not even live in this city full time. His primary residence is in Peachtree City. Already starting off by lying to the citizens is not the way to go. Jim is a slumlord and NOT what the city needs. People wake up!

Since: Oct 10

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#66 Oct 18, 2010
Judge Not wrote:
Interesting...Jim Sells does not even live in this city full time. His primary residence is in Peachtree City. Already starting off by lying to the citizens is not the way to go. Jim is a slumlord and NOT what the city needs. People wake up!
I am wide awake but it seems we have way too many with their eyes wide shut! Mr. Sells who is a landlord owns a number of rental properties in our town which means he is paying property taxes for each one of the homes that are in his name in the City of Grantville! Why does it matter where his primary residence is, it could be in Haiti for all I care…he pays more in property taxes then most of us including myself because I only own one home. Is it really that hard of a concept to think that Mr. Sells would love to see the City of Grantville grow and prosper due to the fact that he has so much invested in our community?

I was not born and raised in Grantville, this may be why I do not see the same picture that you are trying to get across with this slumlord garbage but I can tell you I have no problem taking anyone that wants to go on a joyride a few counties over and showing you exactly what rental properties look like that are owned by slumlords and I can tell you with nothing but sincerity that not one of Mr. Sells properties would even qualify in the same league as a property owned by a real slumlord! I am not able to copy and paste examples for you and the only place off the top of my head that I can give you to even compare what the living conditions are like living in a rental property owned by a slumlord would be the Cabrini-Green Projects in Chicago, IL; Cabrini-Green was/is “government housing” and not slumlord rentals but it will give you an excellent idea of what the living conditions are like in a slum type situation those poor residents had to deal with ungodly living conditions. If you are not aware of Cabrini-Green please research it and if you are aware of Cabrini-Green then it is very obvious that Mr. Sells is not at all a slumlord.
Judge Not

Lawrenceville, GA

#67 Oct 18, 2010
It makes sense that the mayor should actually have a primary residence in the city in which they want to be mayor! HELLO????? Jim will not do as mayor.
Mr. Sells has everthing to gain by being mayor because of his business. He can help push policies through that will only benefit him. How would he not benefit from being in charge of the code enforcer? The very one that dings him time after time for violations! huh? Example- he will not want to raise property taxes, even needed to help with fire or police services, because that would hurt his bottom line. I don't agree with Keith Brady being the mayor of Newnan. Same thing applies to him as well.

Plus I don't think that Jim has the personality to get Selma under control. Someone needs to call her out and Doug will take care of that with no problem.
disagree

United States

#68 Oct 18, 2010
[QUOTE who="Judge Not"
Plus I don't think that Jim has the personality to get Selma under control. Someone needs to call her out and Doug will take care of that with no problem.[/QUOTE]

In one quote you have explained exactly why we need to elect Jim Sells. Doug WILL bully Selma to get her to agree with him or shut up. That is his style, " My way or the highway"! That's why he was RECALLED when he was Mayor. Then 10 years later they gave him another chance. Arguementative, do nothing. He was trounced when he ran for reelection. You want more argueing and fighting? He would be your man.
Mr Sells has made it clear he is all about getting rid of the animosity and working together. You are right, he is not the man to get to get Selma under control. He wants to move Grantville forward, not fight and do nothing!
Fm - Jennifer is right

United States

#69 Oct 21, 2010
To Judge Not: You said that Jim “can help push policies through that will only benefit him”.(A) Are you an idiot?? The four council persons vote on policies, the mayor only votes if there is a tie – good gosh, go to a meeting why don’t you, and see how things are done! Quite making stuff up in your head, or believing what others have made up in their mentally challenged heads and quite believing their warped views of politics.
B) do you really think that anyone, including Jim, can push anything through the council?? Have you met any of the council persons personally?? I can’t think of a single one of them that can be pushed around. If you think they can, then you haven’t been to council meeting – have you?
concerned citizen

United States

#70 Oct 22, 2010
Huh wrote:
OK, I am the genius that said Sasso was running. I am shocked only 2 people ran. My humble apologies to the King of Pizza, Mr Nick and his wife Kim. I was wrong, I was wrong, I was wrong! I am turning in my mensa card and enrolling in adult ed.


Lol.... Sasso king of the pizza.... The only claim to king of anything is the roaches you see in his so called restaurant. I would eat dirt before I'd eat his food even if I was starving & either Sasso was trying to give it to me free. Why in the world would anyone eat from any place in this town? The only thing in town is 2 roach infested run down restaurants & a corner store where every drug addict within 20 miles hang out in front of. Also, how many hand me down thrift stores does 1 town need? You don't need a store for that. You are all family so why not just pass your junk around? You all don't have a problem standing in line for free food even though you all probably get food stamps. Jim Sells fixes properties that even code enforcement wouldn't allow rodents to live in. As far as downtown development, what a joke. There isn't a downtown because unless you're one of the family members that run this town. Have you ever wondered why you don't see any Coweta County Sheriff Dept deputys in this town? It's because they would prefer to forget that this town is in their county. Why did Grantville not allow the movie "The Crazies" be filmed here? Do any of you realize how much money that would have brought this town? Oh wait, then the dirty little secrets of Grantville would get out. All of this is a huge joke just as most of the people that think they have everyone in this town fooled. You all know just who I am talking about. So, there is an old saying "A guilty dog barks first" & I for one can't wait to see who the guilty dog is when they bark at this comment.
Too Bad

Tyrone, GA

#71 Oct 22, 2010
concerned citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
All of this is a huge joke just as most of the people that think they have everyone in this town fooled. You all know just who I am talking about. So, there is an old saying "A guilty dog barks first" & I for one can't wait to see who the guilty dog is when they bark at this comment.
You have no class and no brain. This would be a good site for discussion except for traash like you.
sloppy side walks

United States

#72 Oct 28, 2010
The “Down Town Development Authority” that Concerned Citizen is referring to was a ploy on Jableys part. She wanted a business loan that required the city have a Development Authority; Jabley got a Development Authority going, got her loan and that’s that. If the new sidewalks are being considered “development”, than that’s just plain sad, they’re crooked and sloppy.

In January of this year, Jabley was adamant that she was going to get a grocery store here; she was going to get before the end of the year. Jabley was going to show Houston just how to ‘get-R-done’.(Sarcastically speaking), she might start selling groceries in that new addition that shes adding to her liquor store? The one where she doesn’t have a building permit, and is using a contractor that doesn’t have any worker comp insurance (the same one that she keep recommending the city use, even though she KNOWs he doesn’t carry workers comp ins and could be a huge liability for the city).
Just Sayin

AOL

#73 Oct 28, 2010
I have always heard that Ms. Jabley does not do anything unless it benefits her as this Down Town Development Committee which mostly consist of her click. Why doesn't the city stop her?
GCC

AOL

#74 Oct 28, 2010
Do you think Ms.Dee Berry who is running for council will stand up to her close friend Ms. Jabley if need be in the future council? I have doubts, I'm afraid not. We need someone on council who is not afraid to stand up for the people of the town and disagree with Jabley if need be. Maybe that is why Mr. Luttrell is being singled out because he will. Think about it.
You dumb bunnies

United States

#75 Oct 28, 2010
Lets me see if I understand this correctly, ya’ll want someone that will stand up, be non conforming and get something done for the community as a whole, BUT you bad mouthed Houston and Sasso when they did things. Kinda two-faced, aren’t ya?
Yep

Tyrone, GA

#76 Oct 28, 2010
You dumb bunnies wrote:
Lets me see if I understand this correctly, ya’ll want someone that will stand up, be non conforming and get something done for the community as a whole, BUT you bad mouthed Houston and Sasso when they did things. Kinda two-faced, aren’t ya?
Of course. Two faced, three faced, four faced! This is the website so you can anonymously make completly stupid comments while you trash everyone who does anything. Only those that do nothing escape!
Documentable Truths

United States

#77 Oct 28, 2010
Jennifer Walters wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr. Sells who is a landlord owns a number of rental properties in our town which means he is paying property taxes for each one of the homes that are in his name in the City of Grantville! Why does it matter where his primary residence is, it could be in Haiti for all I care…he pays more in property taxes then most of us including myself because I only own one home.
Residency is about the law. That is a huge part of the problems that just won't go away in Grantville ... getting elected officials to commit to THE LAW instead of what they feel like doing today. Until the entire Council is committed to the learning and operating by law(s), the community and potential investors will have no real reason to think they (The Mayor and Council) are serious about much of anything.
Real

United States

#78 Oct 28, 2010
A. No loans have been discussed or signed off by the Grantville DDA. They are still organizing their training and bylaws and stuff.

B. Mr. Luttrell is being singled out for poor behavior in and around City Hall. He has shown repeated total lack respect for the current and past elected and city officials; appeared at meetings showing lack of understanding for the laws he's ranting about and now expects to be elected to hold one of those offices. He may well be someone to consider, but he has an unimpressive track record.

C. Johnny cooks is a man who has a long and rather impressive personal and professional resume who knows what it means to work with planning, teamwork, and goals. Talk to the man .... looong history working successfully with teens and young adults as well. He has been a successful coach at several universities. Ran seveal businesses. What are the quaifications the other to Post 2 candidates bring to the game?

D. I want business owners and property owners to be involved in city government! They are personally invested in the town succeeding. Does it create a potential for conflict of interests? Yup. Do you want the vagrant begging down on the corner for Mayor? How about the guy who just got out of prison ... he doesn't have any property to be 'cheating' for? I want some 'skin in the game' and then lots of people watching and paying attention to see what they get accomplished and what needs to be called out. Don't disqualify successful people!!! That's who we want!!! Just be watchful and help keep everything honest.

Doug Jewell sat on the council for years and couldn't get the Library built. Houston, Palmer/Sasso/Jabaley worked with Weyman Jenkins and got the groundwork done in 6 months. Funding came through the next couple years, and we have a $1.5 million facility that is just awesome. Jewell let if flounder till we almost lost the County's committment. He deserves huge credit for the time he spent on the job ... but his philosophies tend to leave the city isolated and with no one outside the town respecting the City Government.
Nick Sasso

United States

#79 Oct 28, 2010
Ooops. that last one was me. Wanted to put my name on it, but hit post too soon. Said my piece. Agree or not. I'm not going to get into a serious thing on this rumor board. Just offering a different idea.
Very Good

Monticello, FL

#80 Oct 29, 2010
Well said. Thank you. I agree on C and D. I am voting for Jim Sells for Mayor and Johnnie Cooks for council. Mr Sells certainly has a lot of "skin" in the game. Mr Cooks has the right background. Both know how to work with people and run a business. That is very needed.
woopsy daisy

United States

#81 Oct 30, 2010
Anyone who thinks Jim Sells is a reputable businessman, must have not ever have done business with him. Having many properties doesn't make one great. Could be that he's a crook...well who am I kidding. I know he is! Giving him the responsibility of leading a city is like allowing a pedophile to lead a school. People of Grantville will be his prey...hahaha
GCC

AOL

#82 Oct 30, 2010
Nick Sasso wrote:
Ooops. that last one was me. Wanted to put my name on it, but hit post too soon. Said my piece. Agree or not. I'm not going to get into a serious thing on this rumor board. Just offering a different idea.
Might have known it would be you tooting your own horn.

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