Truman Receives Update on Community Development Progress: News, Sports, Jobs

The Truman City Council held a brief meeting on Monday to discuss the community building project and other important matters. During the session, Deputy Clerk Carol Becker presented a report on the grant and donations received for the project. She informed the council that they had received a grant of $40,000 and about $5,700 in donations this year.

Becker also shared that $27,200 of the grant has already been spent, with outstanding bills for recent roof and floor work still remaining. Once these bills are paid, the grant money will likely be depleted. Additionally, approximately $5,000 of the total donated money has been used for stainless steel backsplash, leaving almost $2,000 remaining from the donated funds.

In other news, Utility Foreman Brent Brown provided updates on the 2024 utility budget. He stated that no adjustments have been made recently but a few items have been rearranged. Brown also mentioned that they had received two quotes for power plant roof repairs and were waiting on a third quote before making a decision on which option to choose. Once all quotes are received, they will then be incorporated into the budget.

The council also approved the fire department and ambulance department elections as well as a resolution to contract with a city official with an amended total amount.

Overall, it was a productive meeting for the Truman City Council as they discussed various aspects of their work and made important decisions regarding projects such as community building and utility budgeting.

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