Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines


Amount: $875

To: Commercial Bag and Supply Co.

For: Purchase of 500 blue shop rags for the Public Works Department.


Amount: $1,171.30


To: Becker Professional Education

For: Payment for training for accounting and inventory coordinator Matt Durand to become certified in Business Environment and Concepts through the Iowa Accountancy Examining Board. He passed the training with a 77 out of 99 possible.


Amount: $750

To: Economy Rolloff

For: Cost for Birdland Shelter remodel project at 2100 Saylor Road.


Amount: $195

To: Glock Professional Inc.

For: Registration fee for “Glock Armorer’s School” on May 30 for senior police officer Aaron Nord, which is said to teach the officer how to armor Glock handguns, which would allow him to assist with in-service training and troubleshoot problems with such guns during third-watch patrol.


Amount: $862.50

To: Iowa Native Lands Inc.

For: Purchase of native plants for Ingers Leftover Native Plant Sale through the Parks and Rec Department.


Amount: $460

To: Floyd J. Sommers

For: Payment services repairing the brickwork at the Woodland Cemetery receiving wall.


Amount: $35,375

To: Raul Camarena

For: Uniform Relocation Assistance payment for Camarena’s moving expenses ($925) and the purchases of his land ($34,450), as he was relocated from his home at 718 S.E. 28th St. to the 1700 block of East Park Avenue as per the city’s acquisition of the necessary right-of-way and easement for the Southeast Connector project — Southeast 14th to Southeast 30th streets.


Amount: $4,505.95

To: Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management (Roselle, Ill.)

For: Payment for mosquito control application through Community Development – Neighborhood Inspection Division.


Amount: $427.80

To: Grainger (Kansas City, Mo.)

For: Purchase of a couple pairs of fire boots for the Fire Department.


Amount: $554.93

To: Hy-Vee

For: Purchase of Italian meals, spices, fruit, cookies, water and pop for the officers’ training and open house for the Fire Department.


Salary 060613Salaries and Such

Name: Caroline Sheerin

Title: Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Research

Department: University of Iowa College of Law

Years of service: 7

Annual salary: $95,155.06



The Des Moines City Council recently approved Mayor T.M. Franklin Cownie to travel to Louisville, Ky., from May 17 – 20, to attend the United States Conference of Mayors Compassion in Government meeting. The meeting will involve a discussion of compassion and its role in the leadership of communities. This comes with a $1,233.80 price tag to local tax payers. CV

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