Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines10/31/2012
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.
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.
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.
To: The Conley Group Inc.
For: Payment for patrol security services at the WRA Wastewater Reclamation Facility for the month of September.
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).
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.
To: Carter Printing
For: Cost to have four sludge cup labels printed for the public works.
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.
For: Purchase of paint for Birdland Pool.
To: Vance Brothers (Kansas City, Mo.)
For: Purchase of paint for the pickle ball/tennis court after vandals tagged it.
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