Compiled By Rebecca
(paid during the week of Sept. 10)
To: Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors
For: Payment for the city’s quarterly share
of the hotel/motel tax.
To: Crane Rental and Rigging (Omaha, Neb.)
For: Rental fees to use a crane to install
a new pump for the Southtown Simming Pool at
Southwest 9th and Southeast Porter streets (3.5
hours of regular work at $150 per hour and half
an hour of over-time at $170 per hour).
To: Diversity Farms
For: Purchase of replacement native plants
for a Gray’s Lake shoreline restoration and
Sargent Park project.
To: Nestingen Inc.
For: Payment for the installation of vice and
narcotics software at the police department
in order to create and implement a program for
“vice narcotic complaint, cases and seized property
To: Carter Printing Company
For: Purchase of 1,500 no-parking signs.
To: Burgin Drapery Workroom Inc.
For: Purchase of two mini blinds for the property
management department at the police station.
To: Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
For: Cost of using the Terrace Ballroom and
buffet for the Service Awards Dinner on Sept.
To: Violation Processing Center (Latham, N.Y.)
For: Payment for 18 red light and speed camera
citations from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6 at $65 a piece.
To: Jim’s John Inc.
For: Rental and service fees to supply additional
kaibos for athletics at Savage Park, for the
Star Party at Ewing Park and the triathlon concert
in the city hall parking lot and at Fifth and
To: University Printing Services
For: Purchase of 250 Band-Aid holders ($262.50),
250 larger carbiners, ($272), 1,000 recruitment
brochures ($414.28) and 500 hand sanitizers
($460) for the parks and rec department.
To: Paul Ecke Ranch (Encinitas, Calif.)
For: Purchase of eight trays of poinsettia
cuttings for the parks and rec department, including
$144 in shipping fees.
Salaries and Such
Title Iowa State University Head Football Coach
Department Iowa State Athletics
Years served 3 years as head coach
Annual salary $1,099,999.96
The Des Moines City Council recently approved
Identification Technician Rex Sparks to travel
to Tucson, Ariz., from Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 to
attend the 2012 International Association of
Bloodstain Pattern Analysts conference. The
conference promises to fulfill the continuing
education Sparks needs to maintain expert witness
status as a bloodstain pattern analyst for the
city. This item comes with a $1,830 price tag
to local taxpayers. CV