The Truman City Council had a brief meeting on Monday, with the main focus being the community building project report. Deputy Clerk Carol Becker reported that the city had received a $40,000 grant for the project, along with approximately $5,700 in donations this year. Becker informed the council that $27,200 of the grant has already been spent, leaving the project in need of additional funds for recent roof and floor work.
Regarding the donated money, Becker stated that approximately $5,000 had been used for stainless steel backsplash, with nearly $2,000 still remaining. The council also received a request for funds from the card club for painting the fireplace room in the community building, but the club ultimately decided to use its own funds for the project.
Utility Foreman, Brent Brown, provided updates on the 2024 utility budget, stating that no recent adjustments had been made, but a few items had been moved around. The council also approved the fire department and ambulance department elections and a resolution to contract with a city official, with an amended total. Brown also mentioned that the council received two quotes for power plant roof repairs and are awaiting one more before making a decision.
In summary, the meeting emphasized the status of the community building project, updates on the utility budget, and various approvals related to the fire and ambulance departments.