The Village of Lake Odessa is working to collaborate with the Ionia County Prosecuting Attorney to prosecute violations of Village ordinances committed within the municipal limits. Collaboration will result in a reduction of legal fees that the Village would acquire through the current retained law firm. The Ionia County Prosecuting Attorney will be paid through a portion of the fines and costs and the remaining portion will be remitted to the Village.
2012 UPDATE: This joint venture was executed January 1, 2012. Savings are being realized through this effort by both participating entities. Attorney and legal fees for ordinance violations were not incurred during 2012, creating a savings of approximately $2,000.00 for the village.
2013 UPDATE: The joint venture is still in place and participating entities are continuing to work together to make the collaboration work. The Village of Lake Odessa is not incurring any legal fees for ordinance violations which saves the village approximately $2,000.00 per year.
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