It's Your Money

June 16, 2011 |


Paid for by taxpayers in…


Polk County

(paid during the week of June 6)


Amount: $1,300

To: Aerko Midwest LLC (Painseville, Ohio)

For: Purchase of a Flip Top Streamer freezer for the jail.


Amount: $3,000

To: Amanda Cares Inc.

For: Allocation of Community Betterment funds.


Amount: $2,804.11

To: Bob Barker Company Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.)

For: Purchase and shipping of several mesh fabric storage boxes for the jail.


Amount: $3,302.95

To: Bravo Company USA (Hartland, Wisc.)

For: Purchase and shipping of 11 Daniel Defense 12.5-inch carbine gas barrels and 11 carbine gas tubes for the jail.


Amount: $44,443.66

To: Constellation Energy (La Vista, Neb.)

For: Payment for energy service for the month of April.


Amount: $4,450

To: Dave’s Backhoe

For: Installation of septic services for the emergency housing program.

Amount: $1,260

To: Des Moines Health Center, Inc.

For: Contracted dental services of a dental hygienist to provide screenings and referrals to patients at the Polk County Health Department.


Amount: $669.04


For: Purchase of 46 T-shirts and five polo shirts for the Norwoodville Community Center.


Amount: $100

To: Cody L. Evison

For: Reimbursement for the purchase of new safety boots from Scheels, as required for the job.

Amount: $2,600

To: Evolution Solution LLC

For: Forty hours of business analysis services to the Information Technology Division at $65 per hour.


Amount: $5,000

To: Federal Advocates Inc. (Sterling, Va.)

For: Payment for federal advocacy services for the month of May.


Amount: $9,110

To: Iowa Department of Public Safety

For: Payment for monthly transmittal for new and renewed weapon permits in April.

Amount: $7,340

To: Iowa State Fair

For: Rental fees for buildings, meeting rooms, tables, chairs, windmasters and stage sections for Senior Fare.


Salaries and Such


Name Pat Grassley

Title State representative (R-New Hartford)

Years experience 4

Annual salary $25,000




By a unanimous vote, the Des Moines City Council recently submitted applications to the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) for Fiscal Year 2013 Traffic Safety Funds for three projects. The IDOT has an annual program to provide funds for Traffic Safety Fund improvements. After reviewing various locations, the city staff has developed three projects for submittal: Beaver Avenue and Urbandale Avenue intersection roundabout; East 4th Street traffic signals at Court Avenue and Walnut Street; and a citywide school flasher system upgrade at a total projected cost of $1,755,000. CV