Friday, January 21, 2022

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Paid for by taxpayers in… West Des Moines


Amount: $248
To: Lee’s Standard

For: Purchase of 62 car washes at $4 each for the police department in the month of September.


Amount: $1,198.81
To: Love’s Travel Shops and Country (Kansas City, Mo.)

For: Purchase of diesel fuel for city vehicles (12 total transactions).


Amount: $173.72
To: William L. Laidlaw Jr.

For: Payment for repairing two mailboxes on 31st Street that were damaged during storm debris clean-up in August.



Amount: $1,508.53
To: Team Services

For: Cost of a sewer repair project at Valley High School including three hours of labor at $27.25 per hour and a one-hour test for $38.


Amount: $13,370.93
To: Baker and Taylor Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.) and Brodart Co. (Williamsport, Penn.)

For: Purchase of books for the library ($7,752 to Baker and Taylor Inc. and $5,618.31 to Brodart Co.)


Amount: $75
To: Bridges of Iowa Inc.

For: Rental fees to use the Celebration Room at Bridges of Iowa, 1211 Vine St., on Oct. 2 for the Development Services Planning Division.


Amount: $203.94
To: Brockway Mechanical and Roofing

For: Payment for roof repair services to fix a leak by the skylight due to deteriorating flashing at Fire Station 18, including three hours of labor at $48 per hour and $59.94 for materials.


Amount: $1,050 
To: Brown Equipment

For: Payment for installation of Rim Guard Fluid in the tires on a Case IH 140 tractor (350 gallons at $3 per gallon).


Amount: $2,510
To: Business Publications

For: Purchase of advertising in IA Magazine (one-time, half-page for on Sept. 15).


Amount: $1,150
To: Gladys Garnet c/o Roy Shaw (Laargo, Fla.)

For: Payment for sale of a cemetery lot at Jordan Cemetery.


Amount: $7,081.10
To: GBA Systems Integrators LLC (Lenexa, Kan.)

For: Payment for services to install/maintain telecommunication networking including $4,687.50 in labor, $1,945 to move fiber equipment, tech support and troubleshooting and $448.60 in repair fees.


Salaries and Such

Name: Ben Jacobson

Title: Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Department: University of Northern Iowa Athletics

Years served: Since 2006

Annual salary: $450,000



The Des Moines City Council recently approved Mayor T.M. Franklin Cownie to travel to Seoul, South Korea, from Oct. 16 – 21 to attend the World Mayors Council and Global Executive Committee for International Council for Local Environmental Issues (ICLEI). ICLEI will reimburse the City for airfare and the meeting hosts are to cover all other costs of travel, so the cost to local taxpayers is zero. CV

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