Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Paid for by taxpayers in… City of Des Moines


Amount: $499.80

To: Bass Pro Shop (Springfield, Mo.)

For: 20 pairs of canoe paddles.


Amount: $1,188


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.


Amount: $190

To: Polk County Clerk of Court

For: Two speeding tickets paid for John Henss and Richard Meinders.


Amount: $10,770

To: National Association of Clean Waters Agencies (Potomac Falls, Va.)

For: Annual membership dues.


Amount: $55

To: Polk County Print Shop

For: One thousand sex offender notification door hanger signs.


Amount: $75

To: Preferred Pest Control, Inc.

For: To chemically treat the office and lobby at Des Moines Community Action Agency for bedbugs.


Amount: $199.99

To: Sprint (Carol Stream, Ill.)

For: The purchase of an iPhone 5 for the Police Department.


Amount: $27,000

To: TEES (Horn Lake, Miss.)

For: Registration fees for 20 bomb technicians to attend a breeching course.


Amount: $9,743.76

To: Beautiful Lands Products

For: One thousand bags of soil for the Parks Department.


Amount: $369,378

To: Emergency Vehicle Sales and Services

For: Two 2013 Life Line ambulances for the Fire Department.


Amount: $1,167

To: Temptation Fountain

For: Three chocolate fountains and enough chocolate to feed 300 people at a Father/Daughter Valentine Dances.


Amount: $104.07

To: Bone-A-Patreat

For: Purchase of 40 pounds of Strong Point dog food for the Police Department.


Salary 030713Salaries 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

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