Friday, January 28, 2022

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Paid for by taxpayers in… City of Des Moines


Amount: $210,440

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).


Amount: $540.29


To: Marlene Anderson

For: Reimbursement for the purchase of Christmas wreaths for resale at city cemeteries.


Amount: $15,460

To: Decarlo Demolition Company

For: Cost to demolish a structure at 121 Lincoln Place Drive, including demolition, site clearance and disconnection of plumbing services.


Amount: $4,200

To: Fareway Store

For: Purchase of 210 gift certificates at $20 each for the Holiday Food Program.


Amount: $100

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.


Amount: $108

To: Polk County Treasurer

For: Purchase of 2,600 “warm wishes” flyers for the library.


Amount: $14,955

To: Rew Services Corporation

For: Payment for asbestos removal services at 14 east side buildings.


Amount: $2,500

To: Violation Processing Center (Latham, N.Y.)

For: Payment for 40 red light and speed camera citations paid from Dec. 7-13.


Amount: $90,132

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.


Amount: $195

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.


Amount: $2,030

To: Government Finance Officers Association (Chicago, Ill.)

For: Payment of annual membership fee for the finance department.


Amount: $263,759.43

To: MidAmerican Energy Company

For: Payment for street lighting project, including $41,370.53 for the underground lines and $222,388.90 for overhead.


Salary 010313Salaries 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

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