Voters approve new lodging tax in Horn Lake; turn out low
Published: October 9,2013
HORN LAKE — Horn Lake voters handily approved a $2-per-night tax on hotel and motel stays, providing a financial boost that city officials will use to promote economic development.
According to complete but unofficial totals, the proposed tax got 415 favorable votes, or 91.4 percent, compared to 39 votes, or 8.6 percent, against it. As expected, turnout was low yesterday, with only 3.4 percent of the city’s 13,264 registered voters casting ballots.
Mayor Allen Latimer says the tax should generate $80,000 to $100,000 annually.
The Commercial Appeal reports city officials already have plans for the money. Aldermen have been discussing hiring a consultant to help attract new business to Horn Lake.
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