Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines2/6/2013
To: Mid-American Energy Company
For: Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program payments for 426 local residents — 386 for heat and 40 for electricity — through the Housing Services Department, Community Services Division.
To: Bi-Rite Furniture and TV
For: Purchase of twin bunk beds (without the mattresses) for two local residents through the Housing Services Department.
To: Dale’s Towing Inc.
For: Payment for 10 days of storage for a Neighborhood Inspection Division vehicle.
To: Global Equipment (Charlotte, N.C.)
For: Purchase of a porcelain steel marker board for the police station, including $63.86 in shipping fees.
To: Sharen and James Lyttle of Des Moines
For: Payment to settle a bodily injury claim filed on Dec. 22, 2012, by Sharen Lyttle who tripped on a piece of plastic landscape edging contained in a planter adjacent to the curb at 3623 6th Ave., injuring her back, hip and knee. She filed for $7,000, and after months of discussion she and her husband agreed to settle for $1,200.
To: Pool Care
For: Payment for repair services to the pool tables at the Pioneer Columbus Community Center ($150) and the Four Mile Community Center ($75) through Parks and Rec.
To: ABM Janitorial Services (Chicago, Ill.)
For: Payment for janitorial work at the Four Mile, Pioneer Columbus and Southeast Community Centers.
To: BSN Sports (Dallas, Texas)
For: Purchase of 12 basketball scoreboards for the Four Mile Community Center.
To: Mayor T.M. Franklin Cownie
For: Reimbursement payment for the purchase of catered breakfast from Gateway Market for a Jan. 9 Sustainability Committee meeting at the Argonne Armory Building.
To: Deery Brothers Chevrolet
For: Payment of a property damage claim filed on Dec. 26, 2012, by Nicole Lorton of Urbandale after Officer Trevor Spear made a right-hand turn from the left (or inside) lane and hit her vehicle at the intersection of Southeast 14th Street and East King Avenue.
To: Green Plaque
For: Purchase of two 16-inch, clear glass plaques for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification at the Library.
Salaries and Such
Name: Arthur E. Bonfield
Title: Associate Dean
Department: University of Iowa College of Law
Years served: 50
Annual salary: $324,780.84
The Des Moines City Council recently approved human resources director James Wells to travel to San Antonio, Texas, from April 7 – 10, to attend the National Public Employees Labor Relations Association 2013 Annual Training Conference. The conference promises to provide the opportunity for Wells to further develop skills in bargaining and negotiations and enhance his knowledge in most areas of labor management. This travel expense comes with a $1,750 price tag to local tax payers. CV