Paid for by taxpayers in… City of Des Moines1/2/2013
To: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
For: Payment to the LIHEAP program to assist 475 Des Moines residents with heating (446) and electricity (29).
To: Marlene Anderson
For: Reimbursement for the purchase of Christmas wreaths for resale at city cemeteries.
To: Decarlo Demolition Company
For: Cost to demolish a structure at 121 Lincoln Place Drive, including demolition, site clearance and disconnection of plumbing services.
To: Fareway Store
For: Purchase of 210 gift certificates at $20 each for the Holiday Food Program.
To: Iowa Department of Justice
For: Payment of registration fee for a 2000 Suzuki TL1000R motorcycle which was forfeited to the county and sold to the Des Moines Police Department narcotics division after its Urbandale owner was arrested for delivery of a methamphetamine charges.
To: Polk County Treasurer
For: Purchase of 2,600 “warm wishes” flyers for the library.
To: Rew Services Corporation
For: Payment for asbestos removal services at 14 east side buildings.
To: Violation Processing Center (Latham, N.Y.)
For: Payment for 40 red light and speed camera citations paid from Dec. 7-13.
To: City of Ankeny
For: Payment for operation control and maintenance services for portions of the former Ankeny Wastewater Treatment Plant as per the $250,000 28E agreement by and between the Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority and the City of Ankeny.
To: Ann DiDonato, assistant city attorney
For: Reimbursement payment for registration fees to attend a continuing education webinar conference, “Navigating the Right of Publicity in the Age of Social Media,” on Dec. 18.
To: Government Finance Officers Association (Chicago, Ill.)
For: Payment of annual membership fee for the finance department.
To: MidAmerican Energy Company
For: Payment for street lighting project, including $41,370.53 for the underground lines and $222,388.90 for overhead.
Salaries and Such
Name: Thomas Ahart
Title: Associate superintendent
Department: Des Moines Public School District
Years served: 4
Annual salary: $140,000
Des Moines City Council recently approved Senior Police Officer Scott Neely to travel to Huntsville, Ala., from Jan. 5 – Feb. 16, to attend a six-week, basic FBI hazardous devices technician certification school. Graduates of the school are said to be prepared for entry level enforcement operations division requirements related to the detection, diagnosis and disposal of improvised hazardous devices, evidence collection, post-blast reconstruction and CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive) related operations. This travel expense comes with a $6,195 price tag to local tax payers. CV