"In a small village like this, it is unlikely you would interview people you don't know," said Kastberg.
Kohout said he knows some people might feel the supervisor job was some sort of a handout or he was given favoritism in the hiring process, but he said that isn't the case. All he has heard so far is positives from people about his recent appointment.
"I was never given any indication that I was a favorite or anything like that. I feel my chances were as good as anyone else's," he said. "I really took myself out of anything to do with this."
As of the morning of Wednesday, March 9, the village's website has been updated with Neals' picture and name on the Board of Trustees section with Kohout's picture removed. Also, Neals' name has been added to the village's website contact information section and Kohout's removed. What has yet to be changed on the website is under the contact information section Jeffrey Stuart is still listed as the public works superintendent and he is still listed similarly on the department's section, with Kohout's name still missing from both.""