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July 26, 2012
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Paid for by taxpayers in…Des Moines Public Schools

(paid during the week of July 10)

Amount: $835.75

To: 247 Security Inc. (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

For: Purchase and installation of digital camera parts for the busses ($645.75 for parts, $160 for labor and $30 in freight fees).

Amount: $18,929.80

To: A+ Lawn and Landscaping Inc.

For: Payment for services mowing the district properties during the 2011-12 school year.

Amount: $49

To: Ablenet Inc. (Roseville, Minn.)

For: Purchase of a flip-over puppy for the Special Education curriculum.

Amount: $5,883

To: Adel-DeSoto-Minburn CSD

For: Payment for four open enrolled students for the fourth quarter (June, 2012).

Amount: $21,293

To: Advanced Environmental

For: Payment for services removing asbestos from the Madison Elementary School building.

Amount: $9,999.25

To: Adventureland

For: Cost of admission for a May 30 Conflict Manager field trip for middle school students, including meal tickets.

Amount: $150

To: Art Educators of Iowa

For: Registration fees for a Brubaker Elementary teacher to attend the three-day Art Educators of Iowa Fall Conference 2011, Oct. 7-9 last year.

Amount: $275

To: Airport Signs and Graphics

For: Purchase of five golf outing signs for the Lincoln High School ($75) and two corporate banners ($200).

Amount: $5,394.09

To: All American Sports Corporation

For: Purchase of jerseys ($3,094) and helmets ($2,299.73) last year for East High School.

Amount: $786.32

To: All Iowa Pool and Supply

For: Payment for pool needs at North High School ($510.72) and at Ruby Van Meter ($255.36) during the 2011-12 school year.

Amount: $116.28

To: Erin Anderson

For: Reimbursement for the purchase of “social committee items” such as gift bags, pastries, produce, balloons and snack foods.

Amount: $48.89

To: Aramark Uniform Service

For: Payment for monthly clean towel services at Central Campus.

Salaries and Such

Name Mark Fields

Title Environmental Specialist

Department Air Quality Stack Test Observation for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Annual salary $48,329.60


The Des Moines City Council recently approved Assistant City Manager-Public Works Director William G. Stowe to travel to Anaheim, Calif., from Aug. 25-29, to the 2012 American Public Works Association International Public Works Congress and Exposition. The conference is said to provide the latest innovations in public works, deliver top-notch motivational speakers to elevate its attendees and their communities to new heights. The cost to local tax payers is $1,844. CV

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