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September 6, 2012
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Paid for by taxpayers in…Polk County

(paid during the week of Aug. 27)

Amount: $312

To: Acxiom Identity Solutions (Chicago, Ill.)

For: Cost of equipment upgrade.

Amount: $10,400

To: All Covered Inc. (San Francisco, Calif.)

For: Payment for data processing services for 80 hours at $130 per hour.

Amount: $91,325

To: American Fence Company of Iowa Inc.

For: Payment for installation of a chain link fence and gate at the Polk County Jail.

Amount: $6,374.30

To: Broadlawns Medical Center

For: Payment for the installation of a new sink and cabinets.

Amount: $34,663.17

To: Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority

For: Payment for providing transportation for congregate meals programming for Polk County citizens.

Amount: $2,637.05

To: Samantha J. Gronewald

For: Payment for guardianship services through the legal department.

Amount: $600.85

To: Hobart Sales and Service

For: Payment for repair and maintenance services of the Flight Type Warewasher at the new jail.

Amount: $2,215.26

To: Iowa Signal Inc.

For: Payment for services maintaining traffic signals including $118 for three traffic bulb replacements ($6 per bulb and $50 per service call), $1,529 for nine light inspections at various county locations ($50 per service call plus parts), as well as other miscellaneous service calls.

Amount: $1,210.82

To: Manatron Inc. (Chicago, Ill.)

For: Payment for certified travel services performed by David Bader for countywide travel, training and education including $526.20 for air fare and baggage, $433.44 for lodging, $136.50 per diem, $64.68 for miscellaneous tax, Internet and parking fees and $50 for travel to and from the airport at 50 cents per mile.

Amount: $971

To: Minute Menu Systems Inc. (Richardson, Texas)

For: Payment for online services taking kids’ e-claims (259 claims between June and July) as part of Polk County Community Family and Youth Services’ Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Salaries and Such

Name Kevin L. Kane

Title Program Manager I

Department Iowa State University Geographic Information Systems Support and Research Facility

Years served 15

Annual salary $93,111


The Des Moines City Council recently approved Information Technology Business Analyst Deb Maier to travel to Daytona Beach, Fla., from Sept. 6 – 13 to attend the Lucity annual users conference. Lucity is the software Public Works uses for sewer work orders. The conference is said to allow the City to explore options for additional ways to gain efficiency and to network with other municipalities in order to learn how to use Lucity to identify ways other cities are using the software in order to potentially add value for the City. The cost for this trip is $1,502. CV

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