A Defiance business has dropped a lawsuit it had filed against Defiance City Hall over annexation policy after reaching an agreement with the city.
Stykemain Enterprises filed the suit last month, in which the business requested a preliminary injunction to keep the city from shutting off water service and a declaration that the business is not required to annex into Defiance.
According to the Crescent News, the issue came about after the city’s attempts at annexations of properties which receive municipal water and are contiguous to the city limits. City officials gave affected property owners until a certain date to begin annexation procedures or have their water shut off.
Stykemain, which had declined to proceed with annexation proceedings as requested, had received a notice from the city stating that the business’ water service would be shut off on Feb. 13. On Feb. 12, Stykemain filed its suit in common pleas court, and the shut-off was put on hold.