Paid for by taxpayers in… City of Des Moines4/17/2013
To: Bankers Trust Company
For: Network engineer job posting on careerbuilder.com ($419) and Monster ($212).
For: The purchase of refreshments for Coffee and Conversation programs, plus dish soap and snacks for teen programming at Forest Avenue Library.
To: Voorhees Taekwondo Inc.
For: Payment for taekwondo instruction services provided at Pioneer Columbus Community Center and Four Mile Community Center.
To: Adventure Diving Inc.
For: Payment for dive team suit repairs due to age and tearing.
To: Bevel, Gardner and Associates (Edmond, Okla.)
For: Course registration fees paid for the class “Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation” slated for May 20 – 24 for the police department.
To: Carpenter Uniform and Promotional Products
For: Purchase of Community Ambassador blue polo shirts.
To: Gatso (Beverly, Maine)
For: Fees for processing the red light and speed camera citations — more than 60 days old.
To: Hallett Materials (Chicago, Ill.)
For: Purchase of ice control sand for Parks and Rec.
To: In The Bag
For: Lunch for noon work session on Public Spaces objective and another meeting with a developer.
To: Richard Lefleur
For: Purchase of a hands-free Bluetooth headset.
Salaries and Such
Name: William G. Buss
Title: O.K. Patton Professor Emeritus
Department: University of Iowa College of Law
Years of service: 46
Annual salary: $2,000 (travel) — Prof. Buss is currently devoting all of his work to researching and writing about the American influence on the Australian Constitution, as he thinks it is important for Americans and Australians to know how deep and wide that influence was on the Australians who wrote their Constitution and the similarities between the two constitutions.
The Des Moines City Council recently approved Capt. Michael Steverson, to travel to Boston, Mass., from June 8 – 28, to attend training sponsored by the Senior Management Institute for Police. The training provides classes in management theory, policy development, planning processes and organizational structure. This travel expense comes with a $9,345 price tag to local taxpayers. CV