In a brief meeting on Monday, the Truman City Council received updates on several projects and initiatives. Deputy Clerk Carol Becker reported that the community building project has received a grant of $40,000 and about $5,700 in donations this year. However, Becker noted that only $27,200 of the grant has been spent so far, with outstanding bills for recent roof and floor work still to be paid. Once these bills are settled, the grant money may run out. Additionally, approximately $5,000 of the donated funds have already been used for stainless steel backsplash, leaving almost $2,000 remaining.
In other news, Utility Foreman Brent Brown provided an update on the 2024 utility budget. He stated that no significant changes have been made recently to the budget and that a few items have been rearranged. Brown also mentioned that they have received two quotes for power plant roof repairs and are waiting for a third quote before making a decision. Once all quotes are in hand, the council will review them before making any decisions regarding funding options for the project.
The council also approved elections for both the fire department and ambulance department as well as passed a resolution to contract with a city official with an amended total amount. Overall it was a productive meeting with important updates shared by key members of staff like Deputy Clerk Becker and Utility Foreman Brown.