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It's Your Money

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March 17th, 2011 |
Compiled by Amber Wiliams amber@dmcityview.com

West Des Moines

(paid during the week of March 7)


Amount: $10,000

To: Walnut Creek Family YMCA

For: Direct payment for annual teen and intramural programs such as sports, clubs, Teen Center lock-ins and Saturday Night Live.

Amount: $100

To: Officer Rob Weir of the West Des Moines Police Department

For: Meal allowance advancement for the National Lifesavers Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. March 26-29.

Amount: $200

To: West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce

For: Reimbursement for four $40 tickets to The Big Deal annual Chamber dinner April 1 for Steve and Sally Gaer, Tricia Smith and Ted Ohmart.

Amount: $975

To: Ultramax Ammunition

For: The purchase of various ammunition for the police department’s support services division.

Amount: $34,458.44

To: The Weitz Company

For: The purchase of sprinkler infrastructure services for Valley Junction last summer.

Amount: $923.05

To: Skold Door & Floor Company

For: January service calls, repairs and parts for the fire department.

Amount: $2,906.23

To: Star Equipment

For: Maintenance and repair to a public works crane as per Star Equipment’s annual inspection of the machine.

Amount: $332.60

To: Stoney Creek Inn

For: Charges accrued during a staff retreat and training for the Department of Human Services Feb. 10-13, including banquet beverages, meeting room rentals, banquet food and catered meals.

Amount: $367.72

To: Strauss Safe and Lock Company

For: The purchase of supplies for the public works department and a service call to the human services garage to extract a key that was broken off into the lock on the overhead door.

Amount: $975

To: Per Mar Security

For: Payment for contracted security services at Raccoon River Park Jan. 29 and through February for more than 30 stops/citations per week.

Amount: $315

To: Iowa State University Extension

For: Registration fees for Planning and Zoning Commissioners and Board of Adjustment members to attend the Introduction to Planning & Zoning for Local Officials course on March 30.


Salaries and Such


Name Mary Gaskill

Title Iowa State Representative

Years experience 8

Annual salary $24,122


Travel

The Des Moines City Council approved four travel requests from the City Planning Department to send City Planners Bert Drost, Sadie Hildebrand, Kyle Larson and Amber Lynch to Boston, Mass., from April 8 - 12 to attend the annual National American Planning Association Conference. Participants can attend their choice of more than 100 workshops and mobile tours on planning related issues, including transportation planning, land use planning, neighborhood planning and sustainability. The cost to send all four to the conference is $6,948 total. CV