During a brief meeting on Monday, the Truman City Council received a report on the community building project. Deputy Clerk Carol Becker reported that the city has received a total of $40,000 in grant money and about $5,700 in donations this year for the project. Becker mentioned that $27,200 of the grant has already been spent, with outstanding bills for recent roof and floor work still to be paid. Once these bills are settled, the grant money will likely be depleted. Additionally, approximately $5,000 of the total donated money has been used for stainless steel backsplash, and there is almost $2,000 remaining from the donated funds.

Becker also shared that the city received a request for funds from the card club to paint the fireplace room in the community building. However, after considering their options, the council approved a motion to allow the card club to use their own funds for the project instead of seeking funding from the city’s budget.

In other news, Utility Foreman Brent Brown provided updates on the 2024 utility budget. Although no adjustments have been made recently, Brown 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 evaluated by council members, an option will be presented for approval and then incorporated into next year’s budget.

The council also approved elections for both the fire department and ambulance department officials as well as passed a resolution to contract with a city official at an amended total cost.

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