BE IT KNOWN, a public hearing will be held before the Board of Aldermen, City of Strafford, 126 South Washington Ave., Strafford, Missouri 65757, on July 5, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. to consider a Petition Requesting Annexation into the City of Strafford and the establishment of Highway Commercial (HC) zoning on the subject tract.  Specifically, Wilson MO Holdings, LLC (property owner) has requested annexation of 4.75 +/- acres of unaddressed property located approximately one-half mile west of the intersection of E. Evergreen Street and N. Gillespie Lane.  In conjunction with the annexation, the applicant has requested the subject parcel be immediately rezoned from R-1 Residential Single-Family district (the zoning classification assigned to all property annexed into Strafford city limits) to H-C Highway Commercial district.


The legal description of said property to be annexed is available for review by the public at Strafford City Hall during regular business hours.



All interested members of the public are invited to attend and be heard.



Martha E Smartt, City Administrator


BE IT KNOWN, a public hearing will be held before the Board of Aldermen, City of Strafford, 126 South Washington Ave., Strafford, Missouri 65757, on July 5, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. to consider a request to amend the Wilson Logistics PUD, a 116.8-acre commercial development on the north side of E. Evergreen Street and zoned HC Highway Commercial District, on behalf of Wilson MO Holdings, LLC (property owner).


The PUD amendment will amend the Wilson Logistics PUD approved by City of Strafford Board of Aldermen on September 21, 2021 as follows:


Add a third parcel of land (Greene County PARID #1035401001) containing 4.7 acres in the southeast corner of the property that, by separate action, is being annexed into the City and zoned HC Highway Commercial district, to the existing PUD for a total PUD land area of +/- 116.8 acres.


Add new uses to the PUD plan that were not included in the original PUD, including a self-service storage facility, a commercial center with medical, daycare and retail uses, and a long-term parking area for RVs and trucks.


Move some of the uses shown on the original request to different locations on the property, including a Greene County Sherriff’s firing range and law enforcement training facility, and a truck wash facility.


Adjust the overall building sizes and/or lot areas of several uses, including a hotel, a restaurant, an expanded truck driver training facility, and a warehouse.


Eliminate some previously allowed uses from the PUD such as an animal kennel facility and a sales lot for Heavy Machinery (which will instead be designated for new and used truck sales).


The legal description of said property, a PUD Site Plan, and PUD Improvement Plan, and a PUD Zoning Amendment Report that further details the PUD Amendment is available for review by the public at Strafford City Hall during regular business hours.


All interested members of the public are invited to attend and be heard.



Martha E Smartt, City Administrator



The City of Strafford, Missouri, (pop. 2,358), is accepting applications for the position of a full-time Police Sergeant. Must possess current P.O.S.T. certification from the Missouri Department of Public Safety. Please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to City of Strafford, Chief, P.O. Box 66, Strafford, MO 65757 or contact Chief Shook. EOE. Open until filled.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000/year

Job Description for the City of Strafford, MO

                                 Position Title:                   Police Sergeant

                                 FLSA Status:                      Non-Exempt

Primary Purpose

Provide supervision, guidance, and direction to Police staff, interprets procedure, policy, and regulations, and administers police activities. Acts as the Police Chief in their absence.


Reports to the Chief of Police.  When in the role as acting Chief, the Sergeant will report to City Administrator.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Performs the general functions and duties of a Police Detective and Police Officer.
  2. Plans, coordinates, directs, and participates in the activities of an assigned squad, unit, or work shift regarding law enforcement, investigations, technical, or support operations. Conducts briefings and disseminates information to subordinates.
  3. Assists in the development of departmental programs, including training, improved job performance, public confidence and efficient use of manpower, equipment, and facilities.
  4. Exercises authority commensurate with assigned responsibilities, which often requires independent judgment.
  5. Prepares and submits appropriate reports to the supervisor, as required, to accurately reflect problems, solutions, services, or activities of the unit.
  6. Handles a variety of personnel matters including assigning appropriate duties and responsibilities to staff members, completing performance evaluations, etc. Maintains records on personnel assigned to the unit.  Prepares monthly schedule for Patrol Division which includes leave requests and scheduled time off.  Participates as a member of hiring boards.
  7. Assists with budget planning based on departmental assignments. Maintains proper inspections and care of department equipment. Monitors and records the condition of department vehicles, locating new vehicles and reporting repairs to the necessary officials.
  8. Carefully reviews assigned reports for accuracy and provides feedback in a timely manner. Prepares and presents clear and accurate written and oral reports.
  9. Observes, analyzes, and evaluates situations to determine appropriate action. Assumes command of field incidents, where appropriate, until relieved by a commanding officer.  Responds to radio dispatched calls for service.
  10. Conducts Internal Affairs investigations as directed by the Police Chief.
  11. Testifies in court when required.
  12. Prepares and delivers presentations to the public regarding community-oriented policing and programs involving drug education, safety, security, etc. Evaluates citizen complaints.
  13. When not responding to calls for service, officer is expected to use self-directed work time in an efficient manner by self-initiating work on those tasks identified by supervisory personnel as priorities for this job position.
  14. Deals effectively and courteously with fellow employees and the public.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

 Important Duties

  1. Maintains a neat and orderly work area.
  2. Maintains appropriate supplies for assigned area.
  3. Attends and participates in-service training sessions or other training sessions deemed appropriate by supervisor or department head.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Must be a High School graduate or equivalent.
  • An Associate Degree in the Law Enforcement field or completion of a minimum of sixty-two (62) semester credit hours with at least twenty-one (21) semester credit hours in law enforcement curriculum from an accredited college or university.
  • Must have a minimum of four (4) years of prior commissioned law enforcement experience.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of prior commissioned law enforcement supervisory experience at the Police Sergeant rank or higher.
  • Work experience may be considered in lieu of education on a year-for-year basis.

 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Must be knowledgeable in the principles, procedures, and equipment involved in police work;  Knowledgeable in federal, state, and local laws and community oriented policing techniques;  Must be able to interpret and enforce laws, policy, procedure, and ordinances;  Computer experience with some knowledge of Microsoft Applications;  Must be able to operate a computer including word processing, spreadsheet and database police department report writing software programs; 10-key calculator; must operate phone, copy machine, fax machine;  Must be able to memorize, retain, and recall various information;  Must be able to effectively communicate through written and verbal skills;  Must have good cognitive and analytical skills; Must be able to handle stressful situations, quickly assess or judge situations, follow directions, and make decisions under pressure in areas of responsibility; Knowledgeable of the geography of the Strafford area and the location of various buildings and landmarks;  Must understand and exercise proper use of self-defense tactics and use of force.

Must be able to perform effectively as a member of a team, demonstrating overall professionalism and displaying the utmost integrity, discretion, courtesy, cooperation, discipline, and behavior.

 Special Requirements

  • Must possess a valid Missouri State Driver’s License.
  • Must possess a valid Missouri Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) License.
  • Must be certified in First Aid/CPR.
  • Must successfully complete annual firearms certification.
  • Must not be the Respondent on a Full Order of Protection.

 Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Will be required to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends, or holidays.
  • Subject to emergency call-in.
  • Will be subject to random substance abuse testing.

Supplemental Information

Physical Demands

Sight, hearing, smelling, and speech, coordinated use of both arms, hands, legs, and feet at once, bending, carrying, and stooping; Must be able to reach, hold and grip; Must have lateral mobility; Must possess the manual dexterity to use a computer; Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 40 pounds; Must be able to walk, sit, or stand for prolonged periods; Must be able to crawl, run, jump, twist, climb, bend, squat, and kneel as needed.  Ability to work in an office environment or outdoors. 

 Work Environment

            May be exposed to extreme weather conditions.  Will be exposed to life threatening             conditions associated with firefighting, emergency medical situations, and hazardous chemicals.  Exposure may be but is not limited to dust or pollen, toxic fumes, chemicals or smoke, contagious diseases, electrical or mechanical hazards, poor visibility and ventilation, extreme noise and working in cramped spaces.

Selection Guidelines

Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview, background and reference check and job-related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


My signature certifies that I have read the job description and can perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.


__________________________________________              _____________________

Employee Signature                                                                            Date






Revised 06/07/2022


              City of Strafford, Missouri          
                                      Summary of Revenues and Expenditures          
                                              Six Months Ended March 31, 2022          
         Governmental Funds     Type Fund      
      General Park TIF Grant   Water &      
      Fund Fund Fund Fund   Sewer     Total
  City Sales Tax & Capital Improvement  $                    454,129  $                   -  $                 -  $                 -    $                                 -      $        454,129
  Property Taxes                            128,409                        -                     -                     -                                        -                128,409
  Parks Sales Tax                                          -            68,984                     -                     -                                        -                   68,984
  Other Parks Revenue                                        -                  189                     -                     -                                        -                         189
  Gas Tax                              34,449                        -                     -                     -                                        -                   34,449
  Other Taxes                              99,669                        -                     -                     -                                        -                   99,669
  Franchise Fees                              89,355                        -                     -                     -                                        -                   89,355
  Traffic Fines & Other Court Revenue                          10,833                        -                     -                     -                                        -                   10,833
  Grants                              11,726                        -                     -                     -                                        -                   11,726
  Sewer Sales                                          -                        -                     -                     -                          458,726                458,726
  Trash Service                                          -                        -                     -                     -                            64,244                   64,244
  Water Sales                                          -                        -                     -                     -                          145,121                145,121
  Other Revenues & Adjustments                          38,269                        -          65,807                  97                            22,349                126,522
  Total Revenues                            866,839            69,173          65,807                  97                          690,440             1,692,356
  General & Administrative                          116,181                        -                     -                     -                                        -                116,181
  Streets & Maintenance                          100,868                        -                     -                     -                                        -                100,868
  Police                            273,765                        -                     -                     -                                        -                273,765
  Municipal Court                              24,697                        -                     -                     -                                        -                   24,697
  Building                              65,267                        -                     -                     -                                        -                   65,267
  Parks                                          -            22,091                     -                     -                                        -                   22,091
  Other                                 5,445                        -          39,116                     -                                        -                   44,561
  Water                                          -                        -                     -                     -                          207,835                207,835
  Sewer                                          -                        -                     -                     -                          354,380                354,380
  Trash                                          -                        -                     -                     -                            62,627                   62,627
  Total Expenditures                          586,223            22,091          39,116                     -                          624,842             1,272,272
Net Excess                             280,616            47,082          26,691                  97                            65,598                420,084
Beginning Net Position - restated                    1,903,983          210,419          93,128                     -                      5,045,253             7,252,783
Ending Net Position    $                2,184,599  $      257,501  $   119,819  $              97    $                5,110,851      $    7,672,867
            Schedule of Long-Term Debt          
      Debt         Debt      
      Outstanding          Outstanding      
      September 30, 2021 Issued Retired     March 31, 2022      
Certificates of Participation:                  
  City Hall      $                      60,000                        - 10,000      $                      50,000      
Bank Loans-Vehicles & Equipment  $                      17,739                        - 17,739      $                                 -      


The City of Strafford, MO (pop. 2,358) is seeking an experienced Maintenance Worker to work as a crewmember in the Public Works Department. High School diploma or equivalent required. One year experience performing general building, mechanical, construction, and/or grounds maintenance.  Must have a valid CDL-Class B license or able to obtain within 6 months of employment.  This full-time position has a starting pay range of $15.00 - $16.45/hr, depending on experience. Excellent benefits including health insurance, vision, dental, and retirement are provided. 

Complete job description at

Application deadline: April 8, 2022.  Open until filled.

How to Apply

Submit application and three professional references to City of Strafford, ATTN: City Clerk, P.O. Box 66, Strafford, MO  65757 or email to  Applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment physical & drug test and a background check.  Salary based on qualifications.  EOE.