ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting ended in a heated discussion over how Aberdeen will tackle this crisis.
Aberdeen city leaders met Tuesday night to discuss the city’s executive order. The meeting ended with members of the Board and Mayor Maurice Howard frustrated over decisions made.
The city made minor changes to their expired executive order. Starting April 1, there will be a city-wide curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Violators of this curfew must pay a $100 fine for the first offense and $500 for the second offense.
The city will also fine businesses $1,000 for violating the 10 people or less rule and $500 for families.
These decisions were made without much discussion, but the issue of businesses caused the meeting to come to an abrupt end.
City leaders could not decide on whether to enforce the 10 or less rule or close all non-essential businesses.
At the end of the meeting, Howard asked the Board to re-instate his salary from two years ago while he tries to provide for his family during this pandemic.
The Board did not make a motion.