Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines


Amount: $1,225.00

To: Metal Masters

For: The removal of signage placards at Birdland Pool in Des Moines.


Amount: $520


To: U.S. Postal Service

For: Six-month rental fee for a post office box.


Amount: $610.06

To: Acorn Naturalists (California)

For: Purchase of butterfly posters, an owl skull and insect nets for Parks and Rec.


Amount: $382.48

To: Grainger (Kansas City, Missouri)

For: Purchase of 14 portable storage clipboards with memo pads for the fire department.


Amount: $600

To: Sheryl Ebert

For: Payment for two clowns to entertain between the hours of 2-4 p.m. on July 6 for the Jazz in July event.


Amount: $150

To: Integral Delivery

For: Payment for services moving a Cybex Treadmill and a Star Trac Elliptical from one room to another at Fire Station No. 9 on Douglas Avenue.


Amount: $383.15

To: InCord (Connecticut)

For: Purchase of a polyester cargo climbing rope net in the color sand.


Amount: $255

To: Golf Cars of Iowa

For: Rental fees for six two-passenger golf carts and workhorses for two days.


Amount: $1,579.60

To: Midwest Tape

For: Purchase of DVDs, including “Yoga For Wimps,” “South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut” and “Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp” as well as four Tyler Perry movies.


Amount: $13,218

To: Frontline Lawn and Landscape LLC

For: Cost of materials and installation of 14 Skyline Honey Locust trees, planting beds and retaining wall blocks at Cownie Soccer Park.


Amount: $2,492.60

To: Quality Painting Company                 

For: Payment for graffiti removal services at 25 Des Moines locations, at $43.50 hour in labor charges.


Amount: $2,909

To: Namescape (Phoenix, Ariz.)

For: Payment for one-year renewal of “myPassword Maintenance and Support” — a program that generates complex passwords.


Salary 070413Salaries and Such

Name: Mark J. Osiel

Title: Aliber Family Chair in Law

Department: University of Iowa College of Law

Years of service: Since 2008

Annual salary: $172,775.94


Claim settlements

The Des Moines City Council recently approved a claim settlement filed by public works employee Charlene Ramirez, who injured her right ankle while on the job. Ramirez will receive $14,672.93, authorized under Codes 529810 and PW247413.

The city council also agreed to settle a claim with library employee Jan Choda, who injured her back while working. According to the council, Choda has received a rating from the treating doctor, which the City is required by law to pay, therefore it’s the opinion of the Legal Department that the city will pay Choda $15,685.38. CV

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