Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines11/20/2013
To: Doors Inc.
For: Purchase of six double toilet paper dispensers installed at Saers Park.
To: Ampco System Parking
For: Reimbursement payment for the month of September for downtown parking garages.
For: Postage cost for the Fall 2013 newsletter to mail at a saturation rate of 1.158 cents each (79,782 total).
To: Golden Valley Hardscapes LLC (Illinois)
For: Purchase of playground mulch for the Riverwalk Dog Park, 1111 Illinois St.
To: KFL Inc.
For: Payment for boarding up damaged properties through the Neighborhood Inspection Division including an overhead garage door on East 35th Street ($240), a basement window at East Emma Avenue ($48) and four windows at 73rd Place.
To: Karl Chevrolet
For: Cost of labor to apply vinyl wrap to the hood of two patrol cars.
To: LexisNexis (Pennsylvania)
For: Payment for services including 43 people searches, 305 advanced people searches, 27 next steps relatives searches, one business search, one property search and one people at work search for the Neighborhood Inspection Division.
To: Tempworks Management Services Inc. (Minnesota)
For: Four temporary employee payroll payments for landscaping work at $13.68 per hour.
To: Adventure Diving Inc.
For: Purchase of safety and protective gear for the police department.
To: AmSan (Florida)
For: Purchase of Renown GS toilet tissue for the fire station.
To: Employees James C. Chadwick and Cody P. Grimes
For: Over-time payments for working at the airport during the Des Moines Marathon (14 hours total between both employees on three different dates, Oct. 19, 20 and 26.)
Salaries and Such
Name: Jim Trenberth
Title: Lighting designer and production manager
Department: Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Theatre
Years of service: 20
Annual salary: $46,032
The Des Moines City Council recently approved assistant to the city manager, Laura Graham, to travel to to Seattle, Wash., from Nov. 12-16, to attend the 2013 National League of Cities Congress of Cities, where she will be a speaker. The conference is said to also provide access to an abundance of educational, information sharing and networking tools to help Graham better manage local government. This travel expense comes with a $1,371.72 price tag to local taxpayers. CV