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Putting on the right face

On Tuesday, South Point’s village council decided to boost their ordinance against overgrown yards in the village.

In a 6-0 vote, the council voted to set the cite residential lawns where grass is more than 8 inches tall, as well as commercial properties where it has exceeded 12 inches.

Those cited by the village will face a $100 fine, with a potential for $500 on a second offense within a year.

If the homeowner requires the village to cut the grass, it will be at a cost of $100.

We applaud the village’s move, as it will help to keep their part of the county looking good.

This will tie in with a meeting which takes place today of Project First Impression, a group of leaders countywide, organized by the Lawrence County Commission and the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste District.

This group is focused on cleaning up Lawrence County and, as its name implies, making a good first impression on visitors and potential businesses.

And there is the work of the county’s land bank, which has taken down more than 100 blighted properties since its inception.

There is still a lot of work to be done. For instance, Monday’s meeting of Chesapeake’s village council focused on the need to clean up dumping on North Huntington Heights, which officials hope to tackle soon.

It is our hope that all resources will be available to help local communities solutions to making our county look better.