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(1) Any agreement made hereunder shall specify the following:
(a) Its duration.
(b) Its purpose or purposes.
(c) The precise organization, composition, nature and powers of any separate legal or administrative entity created thereby; the specific citation of statutory authority vested in each of the local governmental units which is to be a party to the agreement.
(d) The manner of financing, staffing and supplying the joint or cooperative undertaking and of establishing and maintaining a budget therefor; provided that the treasurer and/or disbursing officer of one (1) of the local governmental units shall be designated in the agreement to receive, disburse and account for all funds of the joint undertaking as a part of the duties of the officer or officers.
(e) The permissible method or methods to be employed in accomplishing the partial or complete termination or amendment of the agreement and for disposing of property upon such partial or complete termination or amendment.
(f) The provision for administration, through a joint board or other appropriate means, of the joint or cooperative undertaking in the event that the agreement does not or may not establish a separate legal entity to conduct the joint or cooperative undertaking. In the case of a joint board, all local governmental units party to the agreement shall be represented.
(g) The manner of acquiring, holding and disposing of real and personal property used in the joint or cooperative undertaking in the event that the agreement does not or may not establish a separate legal entity to conduct the joint or cooperative undertaking.
(h) Any other necessary and proper matters.
(2) Any municipality may enter into an agreement with a county under this chapter to provide that sales of property for the nonpayment of taxes levied or the nonpayment of special assessments as provided in Section 21-19-11 by such municipality shall be made by the county tax collector at the county courthouse in the same manner as provided by law for sales of like property for unpaid county taxes, and that redemptions of property sold for taxes or special assessments levied by such municipality shall be made through the chancery clerk of the county.
(3) Municipalities having as a common border a road or street may enter into an agreement pursuant to this chapter for the provision of police protection and law enforcement within the right-of-way of the street or roadway. An interlocal agreement undertaken pursuant to this subsection shall make the following provisions concerning violations occurring within the area subject to the agreement:
(a) Joint or several enforcement of all penal laws of the State of Mississippi which are misdemeanors made a violation of city ordinance by operation of the provisions of Section 21-13-19;
(b) Prosecution in the municipal court of the municipality employing the officer who made the arrest or issued the citation; jurisdiction shall lie in either municipality, and no charge filed in either municipal court shall be dismissed because of improper venue or lack of jurisdiction asserted solely on the grounds that the violation did not actually occur in the jurisdiction in which it is being prosecuted if the violation occurred in either jurisdiction; and
(c) Any actions reasonably necessary to provide police protection and law enforcement pursuant to the agreement.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 17. Local Government; Provisions Common to Counties and Municipalities § 17-13-9. Agreement specifications; tax sales; law enforcement - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-17-local-government-provisions-common-to-counties-and-municipalities/ms-code-sect-17-13-9/
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