Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines8/7/2013
To: CDW Government (Chicago, Ill.)
For: Purchase of a Kodak 12600 Scanner.
To: Kaldenberg’s PBS Landscaping
For: Payment for services repairing a wall at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
To: Amana Furniture Shop
For: Purchase of three AAA Cherry Harvest Highboy clocks ($49 each) and accompanying lasers ($20 each), plus shipping ($15) for the City Manager’s Office.
To: Helm Incorporated (Plymouth, Mich.)
For: Purchase of Ford Motor Company IDS Diagnostic software renewal for one year for the City of Des Moines Fleet Service.
To: Iowa EMS Alliance
For: Payment for providing ambulance stand-by services for a total of 36 hours ($75 per hour) for the Midwest Regional Soccer Tournament, June 22-24.
To: Cari Jones
For: Payment for services teaching aerobics at the Four Mile Community Center (85 percent of the total registration fees, which are based on the number of nights per week participants attend) from May 9 to July 16.
Amount: $3,475 and $575
To: KCCI Des Moines Channel 8 News and MeTV Des Moines KCCI 8.2, respectively
For: Payments for advertising the Des Moines Human Rights Fair Housing 2013 campaign.
To: MidAmerican Energy
For: Payment for services installing two street lights for the Riverwalk on Second Avenue from Watson Powell to Park Street.
To: SEL Corporation
For: Payment for 11 Parks and Rec employees to attend a first aid/CPR certification course.
To: USA Blue Book (Gurnee, Ill.)
For: Purchase of Applied Math for Wastewater Operators course packet, including a workbook, and $14.82 in freight fees.
To: Vernon Graphics/Promotions
For: Purchase of 50 Rosewood pen sets ($11.30 apiece), two engraved pens with a box ($90 each) plus $32 in shipping fees for the Des Moines Police Department.
To: The Waldinger Corporation
For: Payment for services installing duct work to the Birdland Park Shelter.
Salaries and Such
Name: Derek Lord
Title: Economic Development Director
Department: City of Ankeny
Years of service: Start date is Aug. 26, 2013
Annual salary: $109,762
The Des Moines City Council recently approved senior police officer Eric Hartman to travel to Charlotte, N.C., from Aug. 19 – 23, to attend the Police Fleet Expo. The expo brings together all the major police vehicle manufacturers along with major vendors of equipment to up-fit police vehicles. The information is said to be important to the department because vendors release their latest equipment to fit the new Ford Police Interceptors, which the City has begun integrating into its fleet. This travel expense comes with a $1,344.88 price tag to local tax payers. CV