It's Your Money

Compiled by Matt Miller matt@dmcityview.com


Paid for by taxpayers in…

Polk Co.
(paid during the week of Jan. 21)


Amount: $2,768
To: Adventureland Amusement Park
For: Palace rental and lunches for Active Shooter training issued by West Des Moines Police Department.


Amount: $536.58
To: Galeton Gloves
For: Purchase of safety gloves for West Des Moines Public Works Department.


Amount: $870.07
To: Linweld
For: Purchase of EMS supplies for West Des Moines EMS.


Amount: $370
To: Preferred Pest Control
For: Pest control services for various West Des Moines city buildings.


Amount: $69
To: Charles Shields
For: Payment for officiating three adult basketball league games.


Amount: $8,158.98
To: Playtime
For: Final payment for Tugboat Slide Repair at Valley View.


Amount: $519.95
To: Curt Schroeder
For: Reimbursement for purchasing sheet music for community band.


Amount: $48.40
To: Todd Seaman
For: Mileage reimbursement for month of December.


Amount: $730
To: Security Equipment Inc.
For: Purchase of door security equipment for West Des Moines Police Department.


Amount: $45
To: Sig Sauer Inc.
For: Payment for firearms maintenance for West Des Moines Police Department.


Amount: $100
To: Society of Land Surveyors of Iowa
For: 2010 membership annual dues for Duane Wittstock.


Amount: $62.38
To: Matt Stevermer
For: Reimbursement for mailbox replacement damage during snow/ice removal.


Amount: $29,255.06
To: Storey-Kenworthy Co.
For: Purchase of new construction areas in Law Enforcement Center by West Des Moines Police Department.


Amount: $2,226
To: Tometich Engineering Inc.
For: Payment for engineering services for repairing fishing piers for City of West Des Moines.


Salaries and Such

Name: Raymond Walton
Title: Director of Department of Administrative Services
Years experience: 4
Annual salary: $126,427.64



The Des Moines City Council recently approved $2,200 for Tom Turner, human resources director, to attend the 2010 Annual Conference of National Public Employer Labor Relations Association in New Orleans, La., from April 24 to 28. The conference is designed to provide an in-depth look at collective bargaining, labor relations and human resources. The council also approved $1,650 for Sgt. Mark Wessels to attend Patrol Rifle Instructor School from April 25 to 30 in Charlotte, Mich. The training will provide instructor certification, which will allow the officer to instruct Patrol Rifle School In-Service Training. CV




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