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Unformatted text preview: located. Some of the services that are provided by the county are water, sewer, and sanitation services. The people that govern counties are about 3-5 people or board of commissioners. They act as a legislature by adopting ordinances, making a budget, and levying taxes. The countys chief law enforcement officer is the sheriff. His department manages the county jail and court orders. The countys prosecutor is normally called the district attorney. This person investigates crimes, brings charges against suspected law breakers, and prosecutes the cases in court. Town- small city. A for of government that occurs in New England states. It contains both an urban and rural area. Town Meetings- These are an exercise in direct democracy as opposed to the representative democracy common throughout most of the United States. Townships- Town ships are divisions of counties....
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