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Horn Lake Board of Aldermen highlights

Photo: Daniel Arata, Teddy Underwood, Jesse Wims and Dan Arata were recognized at Tuesday night’s Horn Lake Board of Aldermen for their recent participation in the Special Olympics games held in Orlando, Florida. (Courtesy photo)

During a relatively routine Horn Lake Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday evening, Mayor Allen Latimer and the board congratulated and issued a proclamation for the four young men who took part in the recent Special Olympics Games held in Orlando, Florida.  Daniel Arata, Teddy Underwood, Jesse Wims, and Dan Arata were recognized by the board during the meeting.  

Aldermen also issued a proclamation declaring September as Down Syndrome Awareness Month.  

The board finalized its budget and set the millage rate for Fiscal Year 2023 at Tuesday’s meeting. Millage will remain the same with no increase.  

Aldermen also approved hazard pay for paramedics and EMT drivers.

There was discussion about a possible site and cost for a new animal shelter in the city, however it was determined to continue discussion at a future date while more information is sought.  

The board also offered condolences to the family of District Attorney John Champion, who passed away after a long illness at the age of 61.

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