MACKS CREEK, Mo -- Outbursts in Macks Creek where some are fighting to shut down their own local government. Residents showed up at city hall looking for a chance to speak their minds. The mayor and the council tried to keep things quiet.
The otherwise quiet community of Macks Creek came alive Monday evening, even though the Mayor and Board of Alderman opted to remove any public comment. However, comments are exactly what they got.
There's a battle brewing in the town of less than 200 registered voters.
"They have no income coming in. I don't know why they are fighting us so hard," said concerned citizen Joe Crain.
On one side, you have a group of residents trying to disincorporate the city government.
"After the traffic revenue, the town didn't have enough money to survive," said concerned citizen Leslie Chamberlin.
They successfully gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot come August.