The Truman City Council held a brief meeting on Monday to discuss the community building project and receive a report on its progress. Deputy Clerk Carol Becker announced that the city had received a $40,000 grant for the project, as well as about $5,700 in donations this year. Becker stated that $27,200 of the grant has already been spent, and there are still outstanding bills for recent roof and floor work. Once those bills are paid, the grant money will likely be depleted. Additionally, approximately $5,000 of the total donated money has been used for stainless steel backsplash, and there is almost $2,000 remaining from the donated funds.
Becker also shared that the city had received a request for funds from the card club to paint the fireplace room in the community building. However, after considering their options, the council approved a resolution to let them use their own funds for the project.
In other news, Utility Foreman Brent Brown provided updates on the 2024 utility budget. He stated that no adjustments have been made recently to it, although some items have been rearranged. Brown also mentioned that they have received two quotes for power plant roof repairs and are waiting on a third quote before making a decision. Once all quotes are in hand, they will be presented to the council for final approval before being incorporated into the budget.
Finally, The council approved elections for both fire department and ambulance department officials as well as passed an amended resolution to contract with a city official at their meeting on Monday night