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March 8, 2012
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Paid for by taxpayers in…Polk County

(paid during the week of Feb. 27)

Amount: $814.08

To: Adecco Employment Services (Melville, N.Y.)

For: Payment for temporary extra help for Meg Wholwend who did clerk work for the county at $25.44 per hour (32 hours clocked).

Amount: $1,209.60

To: American Solutions for Business

For: Purchase of 24 pounds of white, triple perforated paper and 24 pounds of white, single horizon paper for the Information Technology Department.

Amount: $15,000

To: Ankeny Economic Development Co.

For: A zero-percent forgivable loan toward a $4.7 million Virtual Building/Shovel Ready Project manufacturing facility that is said to build a 57,000 square-foot warehouse and light manufacturing facility that will encourage a new, retained or expanded business in the county and provide 15 full-time jobs to the county.

Amount: $18,070.50

To: Auquaverve (Green Brook, N.J.)

For: Cost for construction work at the Iowa Events Center – Wells Fargo Arena to install a bottleless water cooler in Canadian cherry wood, hand stained in brown and varnished to a furniture finish including a stainless steel reservoir with a five-year warranty refrigeration system, dual float assembly, float control valve, charcoal filters, brackets and mounting hardware, including $575 in freight fees.

Amount: $900

To: Architectural Wall Systems

For: Cost to remodel the ticket booth at the auditor’s office, removing and re-installing the glass in the information booth.

Amount: $3,306

To: Broadlawns Medical Center

For: Payment for morgue services.

Amount: $2,040

To: Crucell Vaccines, Inc. (Miami Lakes, Fla.)

For: Purchase of 60 packages of typhoid vaccines for the Polk County Health Department.

Amount: $441

To: DES Staffing Services Inc.

For: Payment for temporary extra help provided by Judith Ortiz, at $14 per hour, at the health department.

Amount: $1,044.42

To: Dummies Unlimited Inc. (Pomona, Calif.)

For: Purchase of one 185-pound “Survivor” agility training manikin, including Heavy Duty Feet and $205.42 for shipping and handling, for the jail.

Amount: $1,827.50

To: First Choice Distributing

For: Purchase of toilet paper for General Services.

Salaries and Such

Name Darryl Eschete

Title Director

Department West Des Moines Library

Years served Newly hired on Feb. 23; starts on April 16

Annual salary $96,134

Travel

The City of Des Moines recently approved Fleet Manager Brian Bennett to travel to Las Vegas, Nev., from March 18-23, to attend the annual Ron Turley and Associates Users Conference at a cost of $1,493.18. The conference is said to provide annual training, group sessions, open forum discussions, reviews of newly released features and previews of upcoming software releases. CV



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