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Coopersville City Council approves renewing inmate work agreement
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Coopersville City Council approves renewing inmate work agreement

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.--  Coopersville will continue to use Ottawa County’s Sentence Work Abatement Program to help ease the workload of its Department of Public Works.

During Monday night’s meeting, the council unanimously approved renewing its SWAP service agreement for the year.  City Manager Steven Patrick says the program puts inmates to work, providing additional labor for the city at an economical rate.  Inmates are assigned to low-priority but necessary tasks like clearing paths, walkways, storm retention areas and washing city vehicles.

Patrick says Coopersville has been participating in SWAP for more than a decade.  

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