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Nov 10, 2011
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Paid for by taxpayers in…

West Des Moines

(paid during the week of Oct. 31)

Amount: $375

To: All Makes Office Interiors (Omaha, Neb.)

For: Payment for the cost of labor to reconfigure one work station at the City Hall using existing products and materials.

Amount: $590.56

To: Automatic Door Group Inc.

For: Fees for services fixing an interior door at the entrance of the library by replacing the narrow open microswitch, drive bearings and two carrier wheels, including $245 for 3.5 hours of labor at $70 per hour.

Amount: $20,402

To: Excel Mechanical Inc.

For: Fees for building maintenance services throughout the city buildings, including leaky faucets, heat pump repairs and replacements, restroom maintenance and summer inspections.

Amount: $1,353.81

To: Electronic Engineering

For: Service fees to install new equipment and repairs due to a faulty connector in one of the patrol cars for the police department, including labor costs at $57.50 per hour.

Amount: $590.10

To: Factory Motor Parts Company (Eagan, Minn.)

For: Purchase of six siren batteries for the fire department.

Amount: $3,342.50

To: Claudia Henning

For: Recurring monthly payment for restorative justice consultation work as part of the Youth Justice Initiative.

Amount: $963.59

To: Matheson-Linweld (Dallas, Texas)

For: Purchase of several tanks of oxygen for the West Des Moines ambulance.

Amount: $217.50

To: Mid Iowa Petroleum Services Inc.

For: Repair fees for a gas pump that was damaged during a drive-off, including 2.75 hours of labor at $50 per hour, for the public works department.

Amount: $215

To: Iowa Emergency Medical Association

For: Registration fee for Neil Weglarz to attend the two-day IEMA Annual Conference and Tradeshow at the Polk County Convention Center in Des Moines Nov. 10-12.

Amount: $367.29

To: Iowa Interstate Railroad LTD

For: Cost for the maintenance of 33 signals along the Jordan Creek Trail.

Amount: $6,732.50

To: Iowa Prison Industries

For: Purchase of street signs and posts.

Salaries and Such

Name: Dale Bennethum

Title Polk County maintenance worker

Department Administrative serives

Years served Since December, 2006

Annual salary $33,287.52


The City of Des Moines recently approved Sgt. Chris Hardy, of the police department, to travel to Bloomington, Minn., from Feb. 5–11 to attend training in Tactical Communications sponsored by the Mall of America Security Department. The training is said to teach the officer to better serve the community by providing the tools needed to diffuse tense situations. The cost for the trip is $2,063. CV

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