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Feb 16, 2012
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Paid for by taxpayers in…West Des Moines

(paid during the week of Feb. 6)

Amount: $915.73

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

For: Purchase of supplies and materials to reconfigure the work stations in the Financial Department offices.

Amount: $500

To: Des Moines Bicycle Collective

For: Payment for 2012 Bike Month sponsorship.

Amount: $152.50


For: Five Emergency Management Services (EMS) employees to take the MCI training course for certification at $10 per person, plus $2.50 in postage fees and a $100 coordination/approval fee.

Amount: $300

To: Emergency Services Marketing (Dewitt, N.Y.)

For: Purchase of a one-year subscription renewal to “I Am Responding,” an emergency responder reply system, for Westcom Emergency Communications.

Amount: $1,922.37

To: Ed Roehr Safety Products (St. Louis, Mo.)

For: Purchase of 100 15-foot air cartridges at $18.95 a piece, including $27 for shipping and handling, for the police department.

Amount: $33

To: Emergency Vehicle Sales

For: Purchase of four red LED marker lights, at $8.25 each, for EMS vehicle maintenance.

Amount: $2,149.47

To: Feld Fire

For: Purchase of parts and supplies, such as air packs, foam, ignition switch, chains, shafts and seals for the fire department, including $8 in freight fees from Carroll.

Amount: $160

To: Mark Fey

For: Payment for instruction services four boys, ages 4-7, to attend the Winter/Spring CompuChild Technology Education classes (four three-hour classes between Jan. 3 and 24), at $40 per kid, through the parks and recreation department.

Amount: $25,513

To: Greater Des Moines Partnership

For: Payment to the 2011 Investment Campaign (year four of five) for the city manager’s office, including $513 in air fare.

Amount: $97.69

To: H.B. Leiserowitz Company

For: Purchase of a Canon PowerShot digital camera ($109) and a 1GB SanDisk card ($8.92), including a $20-off rebate, for the police department.

Amount: $158.92

To: Hawkeye Truck Equipment

For: Purchase of an adapter part, including $8.92 in freight fees, for the public works department.

Salaries and Such

Name Clarence Key Jr.

Title Public Service Executive

Department Iowa Parole Board

Annual salary $89,710.40


The City of West Des Moines recently approved Enterprise Applications Manager Darrel Greifzu, of the ITS Department, to attend Energove Solutions for a System Administrations class, which is required training, at Duluth, Ga., from Feb. 5-10. The cost to taxpayers for the trip and training is $1,499. CV

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