The residents of Brady Lake narrowly voted this week to dissolve the tiny Portage County village.
This was the second vote in four years to disband the roughly 500-resident village. A 2014 state audit found the village was consistently mismanaging funds.
Brady Lake’s state funding, which paid for everything from EMS services to road maintenance, had been steadily declining. Mayor Hal Lehman says Brady Lake’s fate is part of a trend.