Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines6/12/2013
To: General Binding Corporation
For: Purchase of 10 rolls of gloss laminating paper for the library.
To: TMC Auto Body
For: Payment for a settlement claim after a May 3 incident where Police Officer Charles Negrete changed lanes and struck the claimant Charles Maddex’s right front bumper and light assembly at the 1300 block of East Grand Avenue. There will be a claim for a car rental expense later.
To: Lounsbury Sand and Gravel
For: Purchase of topsoil and dirt (both priced by the ton) for Public Works.
To: Midwest Office Technology
For: Payment for monthly maintenance and lease on a black-and-white and color copier for Des Moines Waste Water Treatment.
To: Pepsi Beverages Company
For: Purchase of 68 cases of Pepsi products (pop, Gatorade and Aquafina) for Grays Lake Overlook Terrace.
To: All Makes Office Interior
For: Purchase of 13 Trinity lounging recliners with removable backs and loose seat cushions (priced at $714 each), shipped to the City of Des Moines Fire Department, Station 1.
To: JayPro Sports LLC
For: Purchase of 30 royal blue bleacher pads for the Parks Department.
To: Nite Owl Printing
For: Design and layout of the Police Annual Report (including 20 pages plus front and back covers).
Salaries and Such
Name: Alexander Somek
Title: Charles E. Floete Chair in Law and professor
Department: University of Iowa College of Law
Years of service: 10
Annual salary: $196,967.94
The Des Moines City Council recently approved Mayor T.M. Franklin Cownie to travel to Denver, Colo., from June 3 – 7 to attend the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council meeting. Attendees will discuss best practices for the conversion and restoration of local forests in an effort to become more resilient to climate change while improving forest health, creating new jobs, and reconnecting citizens with their natural resources. This came at no cost to local taxpayers.
The city council also recently approved district chief Matt Porter to travel to Baltimore, Md., from June 5 – 10, to attend the IAFC International Hazardous Materials Response Teams conference. The conference promises to provide sessions that will increase knowledge of hazmat response and techniques, which is said to enhance effective operational decision-making at emergency events. This travel expense comes with a $1,360 price tag to Des Moines taxpayers. CV