Paid for by taxpayers in…
West Des Moines
(paid during the week of May 2)
To: T&T Sprinkler Service, Inc.
For: Payment for services and miscellaneous repairs to start up the irrigation system at the Raccoon River Park Softball Complex.
To: Transit Works (Lincoln, Neb.)
For: Payment for on-site training for the police department to learn Sokkia Reflectorless software and for microfilming for the engineering department.
To: Strauss Safe and Lock Co.
For: Purchase and payment for services to fix or replace locks at the Holiday Girls Softball restrooms plus six padlocks for other city parks and other locations.
To: Sandry Fire Supply LLC
For: Payment for repair services to a thermal imaging camera and a purchase of another thermal imaging camera, plus other equipment for the fire department.
To: Schildberg Construction Co.
For: Purchase of several tons of road rock for the public works department.
To: Signs Now
For: Purchase of 32 trail warning signs for the parks and rec department.
To: Steve Simmons (Shorewood, Minn.)
For: Rental refund payment for his tournament being shortened by one day due to rain.
To: Slavin Management Consultants (Norcross, Ga.)
For: Payment for executive search for a new city manager including airfare ($1,428.21), hotel ($722.05), car rental and fuel ($275.27), meals ($191.34) plus other expenses such as parking, tips, mileage, background checks and postage fees.
To: Swimming Pool Supply Co.
For: Purchase of rope and bouys for the Raccoon River Park beach.
To: Rhonda Richards, WDM Police Dept.
For: Meal advance payment for her during the 2011 Sungard SUGA Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. from May 15 to May 20.
To: Frank Robinson (Apple Valley, Calif.)
For: City manager recruitment expenses including meals, airline tickets ($1,082.60) and parking other expenses for Robinson and his wife during their stay in the metro from March 26 to March 29.
To: Roto-Rooter Corp.
For: Repair fees to unplug the sink at the community center.
Salaries and Such
Name Ako Abdul-Samad
Title State representative (D-Des Moines)
Years experience 4
Annual salary $25,566
The City of West Des Moines recently approved its public works department to hold an auction of surplus city equipment on Saturday, June 4 at the public works building. The sale has an approximate revenue of $10,000 to the general fund. The total proceeds of last year's sale were $14,210.50 with $693.56 in expenses — $257.20 was paid back to the City of Waukee and $13.65 to the Water Works, with a total revenue of $12,246.08. CV