Recognizing Village Administrator Ed Vanvickle and Mayor Eric Sandine of Lithopolis, Ohioby Representative Steve Stivers
Posted on 2013-01-15
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Mr. STIVERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Village
Administrator Ed VanVickle and Mayor Eric Sandine of Lithopolis, Ohio,
for their heroic efforts to fix a water main break that left half of
the village without water.
In most cities, a water main break would mean hiring someone else to fix it, but in Lithopolis, Mayor Sandine has made unconventional, but necessary, cuts to save money. Now he and Mr. VanVickle roll up their sleeves and do the dirty work themselves, even though it is not part of their job descriptions. With no more than household plumbing experience, these men were able to fix the water main break in freezing temperatures.
On top of fixing the water lines, these men, along with the village's maintenance crew, fix sewer lines and pot holes. They even go as far as operating snow plows and the water treatment plant.
These two men represent what it means to be a true leader. They do not do this extra work for money or recognition. Instead, they do what is best for their community because it is what they believe is the right thing to do.
I would again like commend Ed VanVickle and Eric Sandine for their heroic efforts and their incredible leadership in the Village of Lithopolis.