The Truman City Council had a brief meeting on Monday to discuss the community building project. Deputy Clerk Carol Becker reported that the city has received a grant of $40,000 and about $5,700 in donations this year for the project. However, Becker mentioned 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 money.
Becker also shared that the city received a request for funds from the card club to paint the fireplace room in the community building. However, the card club decided to use their own funds for the project, which was approved by the council.
In other news, Utility Foreman Brent Brown provided updates on the 2024 utility budget. Brown stated that no adjustments have been made recently but a few items have been rearranged. He also mentioned that they have received two quotes for power plant roof repairs and are waiting on a third quote. Once all quotes are received, options will be presented to council for decision before being worked into budget.
The council approved fire department and ambulance department elections as well as a resolution to contract with city officials with an amended total.