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Hats off to village officials

Bravo to the village of South Point for not allowing the illegal act of one employee to slow the process of improving infrastructure in the village.

Newly appointed village administrator Russ McDonald recently filled the position, left vacant by a longtime administrator who resigned following being cited for soliciting a prostitute in Huntington.

While only being on the job a short time, McDonald has already kept himself busy with a water tie-in project for a new Family Dollar store in the village. He has also said he will work to replace the village’s aging valves, as well as replace old fire hydrants.

When village or city employees are caught breaking the law, it is easy for the community at large to see that act as reflecting on the municipality as a whole. While that mindset may not ever completely go away, the best way to combat the situation is for other officials to acknowledge it and move forward.

South Point village council did the right thing by quickly appointing McDonald, who so far, seems to be taking the job seriously and working to keep the village moving forward.