Paid for by taxpayers in… City of Des Moines3/6/2013
To: Bass Pro Shop (Springfield, Mo.)
For: 20 pairs of canoe paddles.
To: Carquest Auto Parts (Atlanta, Ga.)
For: Employee Mechanical Training classes for five Des Moines Fleet Services employees to learn about low-amp current probes, digital storage oscilloscopes, tire pressure monitoring systems and evaporative emission systems.
To: Polk County Clerk of Court
For: Two speeding tickets paid for John Henss and Richard Meinders.
To: National Association of Clean Waters Agencies (Potomac Falls, Va.)
For: Annual membership dues.
To: Polk County Print Shop
For: One thousand sex offender notification door hanger signs.
To: Preferred Pest Control, Inc.
For: To chemically treat the office and lobby at Des Moines Community Action Agency for bedbugs.
To: Sprint (Carol Stream, Ill.)
For: The purchase of an iPhone 5 for the Police Department.
To: TEES (Horn Lake, Miss.)
For: Registration fees for 20 bomb technicians to attend a breeching course.
To: Beautiful Lands Products
For: One thousand bags of soil for the Parks Department.
To: Emergency Vehicle Sales and Services
For: Two 2013 Life Line ambulances for the Fire Department.
To: Temptation Fountain
For: Three chocolate fountains and enough chocolate to feed 300 people at a Father/Daughter Valentine Dances.
For: Purchase of 40 pounds of Strong Point dog food for the Police Department.
Salaries and Such
Name: Michelle Falkoff
Title: Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Research
Department: The University of Iowa College of Law
Years served: Various capacities at UI since 2004
Annual salary: $97,140.46
The Des Moines City Council recently approved Mayor T.M. Franklin Cownie to travel to Washington, D.C., from Feb. 27 to March 4, to attend the Winter Leadership Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors. This comes with a $1,417 price tag to local tax payers. CV