Brady Lake Village will remain a village longer than expected.
On Tuesday, the Portage County Board of Commissioners were expected to vote on dissolving the village and then annexing the land designated as Brady Lake Township to Franklin Township.
However, that vote did not happen. In fact, the vote isn't likely to take place for weeks, possibly even months, according to the commissioners' office.
JoAnn Townend, director of countywide internal services, told the board that Denise Smith of the county prosecutor's office would not be in attendance for explanation, nor was legislation ready for the board to sign.
Last week, Portage County Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci told the Record-Courier that the legislation was expected to be passed.
However, Smith is recommending that the commissioners hold a public meeting with representatives from both Franklin Township and Brady Lake village to discuss the issue. A date or location has not been discussed for this meeting.
It's also still uncertain if the Ohio Secretary of State's office has signed off on the dissolution, which residents voted in favor of in May. County Auditor Janet Esposito said last week that her office has been working with the Auditor of State's office to finalize contracts, tax rolls and other financial aspects left in limbo after the vote.
And it was recently remembered by county officials that the village was reformed in 1993 after it was discovered the land had not been officially annexed from Franklin in 1927. Now, the commissioners must dissolve the village, annex the land to another municipality (likely Franklin Township) and then sign off on the transfer.
That process could take weeks, if not months, Townend said.