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Paid for by taxpayers in… Windsor Heights


Amount: $1,168

To: Alliance Technologies

For: Payment for anti-virus management, server hosting, spam filtering and web site content hosting, support and maintenance for Windows server and other contracted services for the month of May, including $95 for one hour of work by Adam Mack.


Amount: $1,019.20

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To: Mulch Mart LLC

For: Purchase of Western Red Cedar mulch.


Amount: $935.06

To: Judy Braucht

For: Monthly pension payment based on sergeant’s salary.


Amount: $2,297.65

To: William Hitchcock

For: Monthly pension payment based on chief’s salary.


Amount: $2,828.84

To: Arrowhead Scientific Inc. Arrowhead Forensics (Lenexa, Kan.)

For: Purchase of police equipment such as a fuming chamber ($1,345), two deluxe biohazard kits ($58), four half facepiece respirators ($108.80), a portable humidifier ($265), two field kit boxes ($59) and other materials, including free T-shirts, coffee mugs and pens with the order and an $85.50 freight fee.


Amount: $4,600.39

To: Earl May Nursery and Garden Center

For: Purchase of flowers and planting materials for the 66th Street planters and the community center planters, as well as for summer hanging baskets including installation ($300) and maintenance in May ($294), as per contractual agreement.


Amount: $2,795.40

To: Calhoun-Burns and Associates Inc.

For: Payment for engineering services for 63rd Street/Hickman Road widening project from March 17 to May 18, including $1,130 for 7.2 hours of work by the principal 1 engineer, $347.50 for 2.5 hours of work by the professional engineer III and $1,317.50 for 15.5 hours of work by technician III.


Amount: $1,846

To: Swank Motion Pictures Inc. (St. Louis, Mo.)

For: Cost to use “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” “Rise of the Guardians,” “Dolphin Tale,” “Up,” “101 Dalmatians” and “The Avengers” for the community movie nights from June to August at $500 apiece.


Amount: $6,825

To: Gatso USA (Beverly, Mass.)

For: Payment for services providing provisions of the Red Light Camera Program for the month of May (273 paid citations at $25 each), as per contractual agreement.


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Name: John-Mark Stenvaag

Title: Charlotte and Frederick Hubbell Professor of Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Department: University of Iowa College of Law

Years of service: Since 1987

Annual salary: $212,257



The Des Moines City Council recently approved Mayor T.M. Franklin Cownie to travel to Las Vegas, Nev., from June 21 – 24, to attend the 81st Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors. The meeting promises to provide an opportunity for Cownie to connect with fellow Mayors, elected officials and business leaders while learning about best practices from other communities. This trip comes at a cost of $2,297.24 to local tax payers. CV

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