Macks Creek, no longer....voters approve dissolving town
For years, Macks Creek had one of the most infamous speed traps in the entire nation, with a strictly enforced 45-MPH speed limit along US 54, which currently has a 60-MPH speed limit on either side of town. However, in 1995, this practice ended when the State of Missouri passed a law prohibiting Missouri cities and towns from collecting more than 45% of their total revenue from speeding tickets. Macks Creek reportedly had been collecting approximately 85% of its revenue from speeding tickets. The police department later resigned as well along with the mayor.
In 1997, a state audit of Macks Creeks treasury uncovered major financial woes. Shortly afterward, virtually every town official resigned from office and the city itself declared bankruptcy.
In 2012, Voters approved dissolving the town.
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