In recent news, the Truman City Council held a brief meeting on Monday to discuss various updates and reports. One of the key topics discussed was the community building project, for which the city has received a grant of $40,000 and over $5,700 in donations this year. Deputy Clerk Carol Becker reported that while they have already spent $27,200 of the grant money, there are still outstanding bills for recent roof and floor work. Once these bills are paid, it is likely that the grant money will be depleted. However, approximately $5,000 of the total donated money has been used for stainless steel backsplash, leaving nearly $2,000 remaining.
Another update provided by Becker was on a request for funds from the card club to paint the fireplace room in the community building. While initially approved by the council, the card club decided to use their own funds for the project instead.
In other news at the meeting, Utility Foreman Brent Brown provided an update on the 2024 utility budget. No adjustments have been made recently to this budget, although some 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 have been received and analyzed by council members, options will be presented and then incorporated into the budget as necessary.
Finally, during this meeting of Truman City Council members voted to approve elections for both fire department and ambulance department officials as well as passed a resolution to contract with a city official with an amended total amount allocated within budgetary constraints.