Friday, August 12, 2022

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Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines Public Schools


Amount: $548.60

To: Ablenet Inc.

For: Purchase of Little Step-by-Step with levels, including $25 in shipping fees.


Amount: $1,796.07

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To: Achievement Products

For: Purchase of Hokki stool, including $236.72 in shipping fees.


Amount: $799.70

To: Action Accents

For: Purchase of Hoover High School girls swim suits.


Amount: $598

To: Adaptivation Inc.

For: Purchase of Voice Pal levels ($450), a vibrating motor ($35), a carrying case ($59), LEDs ($30) and $24 for shipping.


Amount: $2,327.48

To: All American Sports Corp.

For: Reconditioned football helmets.


Amount: $30,386.61

To: Anderson Erickson Dairy

For: Purchase of milk and dairy products.


Amount: $7,331

To: Apple Computer Inc.

For: Purchase of iPad 2s with WiFi and 16GB, plus a $1,000 Apple voucher for East High School.


Amount: $2,750

To: Armored Knights

For: Payment for armored car services at $211.45 each.


Amount: $23.86

To: Alison Arnold

For: Reimbursement payment for a purchase of snacks from Dahls Foods for conferences.


Amount: $9,021.27

To: Baker Electric Inc.

For: Payment for services installing cameras at Prospect and Pleasant Hill, an intercom at Madison and other services.


Amount: $271.10

To: Band Shoppe

For: Purchase of a 10-inch plume storage case ($129.90), plus next-day air shipping ($141.20).


Amount: $96

To: Linda Bender

For: Payment for the cost of repurposing old T-shirts.


SalarySalaries and Such

Name: Charles Achter

Title: Lecturer and Assistant to the Director of Administration

Department: Iowa State University School of Education

Annual salary: $48,949.67



The mayor was in Florida last week after the Des Moines City Council approved his travel request at its Nov. 18 meeting. Mayor T.M. Franklin Cownie was in Miami from Dec. 1-5 attending a forum entitled “Towards Sustainable and Resilient Communities in the Americas.” The Permanent Mission of the United States and Colombia to the Organization of American States sponsored the event. Its purpose was to initiate a pilot program to encourage cooperation, the exchange of knowledge and implementation of best practices related to municipal development, economic opportunity and democratic governance. This came at no cost to local taxpayers. CV

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