The Truman City Council held a brief meeting on Monday to discuss the community building project. Deputy Clerk Carol Becker reported that the city had received a $40,000 grant and around $5,700 in donations this year for the project. 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 these 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, with 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 discussing it with council members, they decided to use their own funds for the project. The decision was approved by the council.
In other news during Monday’s meeting, Utility Foreman Brent Brown provided updates on the 2024 utility budget. He stated that no adjustments have been made recently but that a few 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 presenting options to the council for a decision and working them into the budget.
The Truman City Council also approved fire department and ambulance department elections and passed a resolution to contract with a city official with an amended total during Monday’s meeting.