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 grant received for the project was $40,000 and an additional $5,700 in donations have been collected this year. However, Becker noted that $27,200 of the grant has already been spent, with outstanding bills for recent roof and floor work still needing to be paid. Once these expenses are settled, the remaining grant funds will likely be depleted.
Becker also mentioned that about $5,000 of the total donated money has been used for stainless steel backsplash, leaving almost $2,000 remaining. Additionally, the city received a request for funds from the card club to paint the fireplace room in the community building. However, after considering their own funds and getting approval from council members, the card club decided to use their own resources for this project.
In other news during Monday’s meeting, Utility Foreman Brent Brown provided updates on next year’s utility budget. He stated that no significant changes have been made recently but some items have been rearranged in anticipation of future adjustments. Brown also announced that two quotes have been obtained for power plant roof repairs and they are waiting on a third quote before making a final decision on which option to proceed with and incorporating it into next year’s budget.
The council also approved elections for both fire department and ambulance department positions as well as passed a resolution to contract with a city official with an amended total cost.