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Dec 8, 2011
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Paid for by taxpayers in…

Polk County

(paid during the week of Nov. 27)

Amount: $452.81

To: A. Rifkin Co. (Wilkes-Barre, Penn.)

For: Purchase of 1,000 tamper-evident election labels, including the cost of shipping ($8.31) for the Polk County Elections Office.

Amount: $2,350

To: Beemer Fisheries

For: Purchase of 1,600 walleye (at $1.25 each) and 300 catfish (at 75 cents each) for the conservation department, including the cost of delivery ($125).

Amount: $250

To: Lee Cole

For: Payment for providing entertainment at the Altoona Senior Meal Site on Nov. 17.

Amount: $175.31

To: Dahl’s Food Mart
For: Purchase of refreshments and food for the Senior Services Administration and Youth Services departments, including Halloween and Bingo party supplies at the Martin Luther King congregate meal site.

Amount: $355.20

To: First Choice Distributing

For: Purchase of Superbowl non-acid toilet bowl and restroom cleaner for the General Services Depatment.

Amount: $175

To: Fresh Brewed Coffee Service

For: Purchase of coffee for meetings at the Family Enrichment Center.

Amount: $143.75

To: Griffieon Farms

For: Purchase of 25 bales of wheat straw (at $5.75 each) for a Department of General Services project.

Amount: $5,380

To: Iowa Department of Public Safety

For: Payments for 623 weapon permits issued in the county during October.

Amount: $6,750

To: Des Moines Area Religious Council

For: Payment from the Community Betterment Grant.

Amount: $1,276.59

To: Bruce Bernard and Associates

For: Reimbursement for grant expenses as a consultant for the Community and Family Services Department, including planning with the court officials; “Undoing Racism — Cultural Understanding, miscellaneous management, communication and reporting duties; state meetings; and detention alternatives (21.75 total hours for the month of October).

Amount: $624.59

To: Gall’s Inc. (Lexington, Ky.)

For: Purchase of flares, flashlight cones and traffic vests for the jail.

Amount: $1,305

To: Government Finance Officers

For: Payment for annual membership dues for Central Accounting Manager, Keith W. Olson, Accounting Supervisor Jo Ellen Bigelow, Director Ben Lacey, Budget Director Deb Anderson and County Administrator David Jones.

Salaries and Such

Name John F. Quinn

Title Public Safety Chief

Department Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation

Years served 3

Annual salary $126,303.47


The Des Moines City Council recently approved Mayor T.M. Franklin Cownie to travel to Washington D.C. from Jan. 17-21 to attend the United States Council of Mayors 80th Annual Winter Meeting and the Mayors Innovation Project Winter meeting at a cost of $2,905. CV

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