Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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Paid for by taxpayers in… West Des Moines


Amount: $914.50

To: A Team Apparel

For: Purchase of 310 adult Volleyball League Champ T-shirts through Parks and Rec.


Amount: $1,060.80

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To: Josalynn Agnew of West Des Moines

For: Payment for services provided for the First Steps Dance Classes, Spring 2013 provided for 34 local youths.


Amount: $1,113.27

To: Awards Program Services Inc.

For: Purchase of basketball and volleyball trophies for the adult winter league teams.


Amount: $2,077.64

To: Suzanne Benjamin of Indianola

For: Payment for services providing ballroom dancing instruction to 66 individuals during the winter/spring 2013 session-two classes through Parks and Rec.


Amount: $68

To: Bow Wow Waste (San Diego, Calif.)

For: Purchase of dog poop bags.


Amount: $564

To: Capitol Decorating

For: Purchase of three mesh shades for the City Hall, including installation.


Amount: $3,490

To: Phil Dickey of Urbandale

For: Payment for services providing 107 youths with tae kwon do and Little Ninjas instruction for the winter/spring 2013 session-two classes through Parks and Rec.


Amount: $2,181

To: Discount Audio Inc. (Carlsbad, Calif.)

For: Purchase of a portable battery sound system good for up to 1,000 people, plus mics, for Parks and Rec.


Amount: $1,600

To: Richard Doggett of Doggett Properties in Urbandale

For: Payment for one month’s rent at two West Des Moines addresses through the Transitional Housing Program.


Amount: $1,850

To: 8 Block’s Maintenance Company (Duenweg, Mo.)

For: Half payment for services provided for the aquatic centers water slide pre-season maintenance.


Amount: $1,379

To: Golden Valley Hardscapes (Cordova, Ill.)

For: Purchase of bulk mulch — 70 yards at $18.45 each, plus an energy surcharge of $87.50.


Amount: $1,033.97

To: Naomi Hamlett, WDM city planner in the Community and Economic Development Department

For: Reimbursement for travel expenses while attending the CORFAC International Spring Conference April 1-6 in Las Vegas, Nev., including $31.38 for meals, $305.95 for airfare/shuttle, $696.64 for a three-night stay in the resort room at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.


Salary 050913Salaries and Such

Name…………….. Sheldon Kurtz

Title…………….. Percy Bordwell Professor

Department…………….. University of Iowa College of Law

Years of service…………….. 40

Annual salary………….. $249,250.08



The Des Moines City Council recently approved fire fighter Kelly Dooley to travel to Orland Park, Ill., from May 19 – 24, to attend a Peer Fitness Trainer Course to become a certified Peer Fitness Trainer to contribute to the Fire Department’s current Wellness Initiative Program. This comes at a $1,330 expense to local tax payers. CV

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