The Truman City Council held a brief meeting on Monday to review progress on the community building project and discuss budget updates. Deputy Clerk Carol Becker presented a report indicating that the city had received $40,000 in donations for the project, along with an additional $5,700 in community building donations this year.
Becker noted that $27,200 of the grant has already been spent and there are outstanding bills for recent roofing and flooring work. However, once those bills are paid, the remaining grant money will likely be used for other expenses related to the project. She also mentioned that approximately $5,000 of the total donated money was used for the stainless steel backdrop, leaving nearly $2,000 available for future use.
In other news, utility manager Brent Brown provided an update on the 2024 utility budget. He stated that no adjustments have been made recently and a few items have been rearranged within the budget. Brown also noted that they had received two bids to repair the power plant roof and were waiting on a third bid before making a decision. Once all three quotes are in hand, they will be presented to the council for consideration and inclusion in the final budget.
The council also approved elections for both fire departments and EMS as well as a resolution to enter into a contract with city officials. The number of officials involved in this resolution was changed from what was previously reported.