Sunday, January 23, 2022

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Paid for by taxpayers in…Polk County



Amount: $2,333.10

To: AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Local 1868

For: Reimbursement payment for Amanda Tyler’s earnings for the pay period Sept. 8 – 21, and Sept. 22 – Oct. 5 ($22.22 per hour).



Amount: $1,227.20

To: American Solutions for Business

For: Purchase of paper to use for 40,000 Treasurer’s Office tax forms.


Amount: $19,200

To: B and G Construction

For: Payment for work completed at 3835 16th St., including $10,000 in lead removal.


Amount: $2,870

To: Cott Systems Inc. (Columbus, Ohio)

For: Payment for maintenance services ($142), monthly fees ($186) and licensing ($2,542) for software.


Amount: $4,125


For: Payment to Carlos Alarcon, M.D., for providing on-call services, la ley and chart review/green card paperwork for the month of September for the Health Department.


Amount: $674.53

To: Dent Eliminators Inc.

For: Purchase of a new bumper and brackets plus painting and installation on a 2010 Explorer for the Sheriff’s Office.


Amount: $4,121.58

To: Des Moines Skywalk Association

For: Payment for dues and membership for the Administration Building ($676.53) and Convention Center ($3,445.05) as per the fourth quarter assessment.


Amount: $1,547.80

To: Fifth Judicial District – Department of Correctional Services

For: Payment for electric monitoring services for the Youth on Impact program for the month of August.


Amount: $269.95

To: Hobart Sales and Service (Carol Stream, Ill.)

For: Payment for services repairing the dishwasher at the Juvenile Detention Center.


Amount: $604.50

To: Hobart Sales and Service (Carol Stream, Ill.)

For: Payment for repair and maintenance services to the control board at the jail, including $180 in labor, $366.50 in parts and $58 in travel fees.


Amount: $1,177

To: Laserwash of Urbandale

For: Cost of washing county vehicles for the Sheriff’s Office, $1,001 of which was strictly for patrol vehicles for the month of September.



Salaries and Such

Name: Sally Mason

Title: President

Department: University of Iowa

Years served: 5

Annual salary: $493,272



The Des Moines City Council recently approved Debbie Grimm, Fleet Services service writer, to travel to Chicago, Ill., from Sept. 17 – 21, to attend training sponsored by Ron Turley Associates on the work management system used by the Equipment Maintenance Center. This travel and training expense comes with a $1,613.48 price tag to local tax payers. CV

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