Paid for by taxpayers in… City of Des Moines4/3/2013
To: Farmer’s Insurance Group (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
For: Payment for property damage claim against police department for incident on Jan. 22 when a police chase resulted in the damage of a car.
To: Home Furnishings Sales and Rentals
For: The purchase of a bunk bed and three twin-sized mattresses for Housing Services Division.
To: Paplow Roofing
For: The installation of gutters at 933 S.E. 28th St.
To: Brevard Extraditions (Melbourne, Fla.)
For: The cost of transporting a prisoner from Bartholomew County, Ind., to Des Moines to be processed at the Polk County Jail.
To: Violation Processing Center (Latham, N.Y.)
For: Payment for services doling out red light- and speed camera-issued citations at city government facilities from March 8 – 14. There were seven different citations, $65 each.
To: Walnut Creek Promotions
For: The purchase of long-sleeved logo T-shirts for the Guns n’ Hoses hockey game between police officers and firefighters.
To: Sandra Zimmerman
For: Payment of a property damage claim after Zimmerman’s mailbox was damaged during snow removal.
To: Central Iowa Shelter and Services
For: Payment for emergency shelter and support services for 2012.
To: The Iowa Clinic
For: Cost of treadmill tests for Des Moines firefighters.
Amount: $ 71,200
To: J. Pettiecord Inc.
For: Payment for demolition services at 1823 Raccoon St.
For: Advertising for Human Rights department for the Fair Housing campaign.
To: Prairie Moon Nursery
For: The purchase of various native seeds for Spring Planting Inc.
Salaries and Such
Name: Herbert Hovenkamp
Title: Professor; Ben and Dorothy Willie Chair
Department: The University of Iowa College of Law
Years of service: 27
Annual salary: $302,514.18
Des Moines City Council recently approved Senior Police Officer Jim Kelly to travel to Westminster, Colo., from April 21 – 26, to receive training which is said to enable him with the knowhow to repair Smith and Wesson revolvers and pistols. This travel expense comes with a $2,307 price tag to local taxpayers. CV