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Paid for by taxpayers in… City of West Des Moines


Amount: $7,206.35

To: Polk County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections

For: Fees for holding a special Ward 2 election on Feb. 12, including printing ballots and registers ($2,496.50), legal publications ($328), preparation, maintenance and deliver of a voting machine ($375), rental of a poling precinct ($480), mileage reimbursements ($275.70), postage for absentee ballots and election cards ($609.85), telephone and modem expenses ($373.80), elections supplies such as maps and precinct equipment ($170) and payroll for precinct officials ($2,097.50).


Amount: $2,390.11

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To: D and K Products

For: Purchase of 6,700 pounds of fertilizer for Raccoon River Park Softball complex.


Amount: $49.81

To: Sgt. Ed Harvey

For: Reimbursement for annual gun inspection fees for service at Scheels.


Amount: $4,183.39

To: Hawkeye Truck Equipment

For: Payment for maintenance and repair fees, including the purchase of parts, for two public works vehicles. This amount includes $400 in labor.


Amount: $3,449.78

To: Rogue Fitness (Columbus, Ohio)

For: Purchase of work-out equipment such as weight sets and amenities, climbing rope, a pull-up package, an abmat, kettlebells, a rower machine and equipment, etc., including $125.24 in shipping fees, for the police department.


Amount: $25,500

To: Business Edge LLC

For: Payment for professional training services teaching three citywide quality education classes to 66 “key managers and staff people” in January and February.


Amount: $19,642

To: Stivers Ford

For: Purchase of a $23,142 2013 Ford Escape with a $3,500 trade-in on a 2002 Ford Explorer.


Amount: $150.86

To: City Clerk and Deputy City Manager Jody E. Smith

For: Reimbursement for mileage roundtrip to Iowa City for the 2013 Iowa Municipal Management Institute Conference, March 20-22.


Amount: $70,518

To: Sprint Nextel Corp. (Reston, Va.)

For: Payment for subscriber equipment reconfiguration services (per Finance Reconciliation Statement prepared by Sprint-Nextel) for the City of West Des Moines.


Amount: $1,168.54

To: Windstar Lines

For: Deposit payment for charter bus services for eight Planet 7 trips to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City planned for this summer — four for Indian Hills Junior High School students in Clive and four for Stillwell Junior High School students in West Des Moines.


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Name: Emily Hughes

Title: Professor and Bouma Fellow in Law

Department: University of Iowa College of Law

Years of service: 1.5

Annual salary: $209,788.80



The Des Moines City Council recently approved two of its own members, Christine Hensley and Skip Moore, to travel to Washington, D.C., from May 8 – 10, to participate in the annual Greater Des Moines Partnership lobbying trip to speak with congressional leaders about needs of the City. The approved travel expense is $2,220 for Hensley and $2,150 for Moore, paid for by local taxes. CV

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