Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines


Amount: $336.24

To: Language Line Services (Dallas, Texas)

For: Payment for over-the-phone language interpreting services for five Spanish-speaking customers and one Swahili-speaking person (309.1 minutes total, including $30 for domestic dial-out fees and $3.29 for other surcharges, taxes and fees) for the police department.


Amount: $38,319.02

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To: Metro Waste Authority

For: Disposal fees for solid waste removal, including yard waste ($2,994.58), residential materials ($34,310.10), commercial materials ($1,014.34) for the public works department.


Amount: $594.02

To: CDW Government (Chicago, Ill.)

For: Purchase of an Apple iPad wi-fi 16GB ($489.02) and a Zaggfolio case ($105) for the WRA Wastewater Reclamation Facility.


Amount: $3,289.30

To: The Conley Group Inc.

For: Payment for patrol security services at the WRA Wastewater Reclamation Facility for the month of September.


Amount: $2,088

To: FBG Service Corporation (Omaha, Neb.)

For: Payment for cleaning services for the month of June at the East Side Library ($871), South Side Library ($793) and Forest Avenue Library ($424).


Amount: $999

To: G and S Towing

For: Payment for unlocking vehicles ($25 each) and towing vehicles ($20-50 each), mostly at the downtown Farmers’ Market in August and Sepember — 16 total.


Amount: $214

To: Carter Printing

For: Cost to have four sludge cup labels printed for the public works.


Amount: $5,550

To: QPS Employment Group (USA Staffing Inc.)

For: Payment for the temporary employment of eight full-time employees at the Wastewater Reclamation Facility for one week of work.


Amount: $210.28

To: Sherwin-Williams

For: Purchase of paint for Birdland Pool.


Amount: $186.30

To: Vance Brothers (Kansas City, Mo.)

For: Purchase of paint for the pickle ball/tennis court after vandals tagged it.


Salaries and Such

Name: Fred Hoiberg

Title: Iowa State University Men’s Basketball Coach

Department: Iowa State University Athletics

Years served: Since 2010

Annual salary: $800,000



The Des Moines City Council recently approved sergeant/special events coordinator Jack Beardsley to travel to Key West, Fla., from Oct. 16 – 20, to attend a Special Events seminar sponsored by the Center for Police Organizational Studies. Beardsley will receive 32 hours of training in topics such as: a safe and secure venue, preventing riotous behavior, understanding crowd psychology, reducing liabilities efficiently, efficient pedestrian and traffic control plans, alcohol management and working with a restricted budget. This trip and training comes at a cost of $1,816 to local taxpayers. CV

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