Over the recent years in Dutch town’s flooding has caused residents to move taking buyouts from FEMA; lowering 2010’s population from 94 to today’s current 50. Since 2010, elected officials have left and no one ran in 2015 or 2016. Cape Girardeau County director of floodplain and storm water management Ken Eftink says having no officials means no one was in office to set the property-tax rate or collect property-tax revenue from property owners in 2015 or 2016. He said that out of 50 citizens only 18 are registered voters and under Mo State Law if a petition has signatures of more than half the registered voters residing in a town, the county may move to disincorporate it by ballot measure. Disincorporation would have little effect on the average person of Dutch town. A town-hall meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dutch town Used Furniture.