The Truman City Council held a brief meeting on Monday to discuss the progress of the community building project. Deputy Clerk Carol Becker reported that the city has received a total of $40,000 in grant funding and about $5,700 in donations this year for the project. She mentioned that $27,200 of the grant has already been spent, with outstanding bills for recent roof and floor work still to be paid. Once these bills are settled, the grant money is likely to run out. Additionally, approximately $5,000 of the total donated money has been used for stainless steel backsplash, leaving almost $2,000 remaining.
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. He stated that no adjustments have been made recently, although 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 making a decision. Once all quotes are received, they will be presented to the council for approval and incorporated into the budget.
The council also approved elections for both fire department and ambulance department positions as well as a resolution to contract with a city official with an amended total amount.