TAX INCREMENT FINANCING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF STRAFFORD, MISSOURI

 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Tax Increment Financing Commission of the City of Strafford, Missouri, will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on July 23, 2019 at City Hall at 126 S. Washington, Strafford, MO 65756. This hearing is being held pursuant to the requirements of Sections 99.800 to 99.865 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, as amended, to consider the approval of the proposed Southwest Missouri Regional Rail Park Redevelopment Plan (the “Redevelopment Plan”). The City will use tax increment financing to finance certain costs of developing the redevelopment area and redevelopment project described within the Redevelopment Plan. The Redevelopment Plan is intended to remediate the conditions that qualify the redevelopment area as a “blighted area,” facilitate redevelopment, and cure economic underutilization.

 The proposed redevelopment area is in the City and is part of the property between the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad on the North; Peachtree Lane/Highway 125 on the West; Cinnabar Lane on the South; and South Madison Street/N. Farm Road 231 on the East (the “Redevelopment Area”). A map of the proposed Redevelopment Area is on file with the City and may be reviewed at City Hall at the address set forth above, during regular business hours.

 The proposed redevelopment project consists of the construction of a rail-served industrial park, including the construction of various types of industrial and manufacturing facilities and supportive infrastructure (“The Redevelopment Project”).

 A draft of the Redevelopment Plan will be available for review by any interested party on and after June 25, 2019 during regular business hours at City Hall in Strafford, at the address set forth above. For further information, please contact Steve Bodenhamer, City Administrator at (417) 736-2154.

 The public and representatives of all taxing districts affected by the Redevelopment Plan are invited to submit comments to the Commission prior to the date of the hearing at the address listed below. All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing.

 Tax Increment Financing Commission

Attn: Steve Bodenhamer, City Administrator

P.O. Box 66

126 S. Washington, Strafford, MO 65756