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July 12, 2012
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Paid for by taxpayers in…Polk County

(paid during the week of July 2)

Amount: $1,056

To: A+ Lawn and Landscaping Inc.

For: Payment for services pruning all the shrubs around county property, pulling weeds and cutting volunteer growth from beds in April.

Amount: $1,325

To: Adventureland of America Inc.

For: Purchase of 53 passes at $25 apiece for a June 21 outing to the amusement park for kids at the Norwood Community Center.

Amount: $27,000

To: Fair Board

For: Contribution payment for the FY12-13 fair budget.

Amount: $400

To: Illinois Association of County Veterans

For: Registration fees for veteran representatives Angel Kifer and Alec Quijano to attend the Veteran Service Organization Accreditation and Continuing Education Units Training Conference in Bloomington, Ill., Sept. 10-13.

Amount: $220,455.61

To: Insight Public Sector

For: Payment for Microsoft technology services and licensing for the Information Technology Department in June.

Amount: $10,000

To: Parenting Way Inc., Urbandale Booster Inc. and West Des Moines Community Schools

For: Community Betterment Grants paid out to help fund projects and programs such as soccer clubs, community foundations, etc. The CBGs are funded through the FY11-12 Prairie Meadows Revenue Gaming Plan.

Amount: $3,467.10

To: Mercy Medical Center

For: Reimbursement payments for local women who meet specific eligibility requirements to obtain breast cancer prevention treatments. These payments are funded through the Susan G. Komen grant dollars.

Amount: $3,993.86

To: Diagnostic Imaging Association

For: Reimbursement payment through the Susan G. Komen grant for women who meet the certain eligibility requirements to get mammograms.

Amount: $6,284.17

To: Employee and Family Resources

For: Recurring monthly payment.

Amount: $902

To: Capitol City Mini Storage

For: Monthly payment for the use of seven units.

Amount: $112.50

To: Midwest Cryogenics Inc.

For: Quarterly recurring payment for providing the Polk County Health Department with liquid nitrogen ($37.50 per month).

Amount: $1,247

To: Iowa Beverage Systems ($104) and Doll Distributing ($1,143)

For: Payment for beer at the Iowa Events Center for the week ending June 29.

Salaries and Such

Name Brian Arnold

Title Assessor

Department Warren County Assessor

Annual salary $67,470.70


The Des Moines City Council recently approved Mayor T.M. Franklin Cownie to travel to Nanjing, China, from June 20-24, with a delegation from the United States Conference of Mayors to discuss economic cooperation and investment between U.S. cities and China. All expenses for this trip will be paid by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Mayor Cownie was also approved to travel to Washington, D.C., on June 28 to attend a White House Forum on Sustainable Communities. The cost for that trip is $859. CV

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