Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines Public Schools12/4/2013
To: Ablenet Inc.
For: Purchase of Little Step-by-Step with levels, including $25 in shipping fees.
To: Achievement Products
For: Purchase of Hokki stool, including $236.72 in shipping fees.
To: Action Accents
For: Purchase of Hoover High School girls swim suits.
To: Adaptivation Inc.
For: Purchase of Voice Pal levels ($450), a vibrating motor ($35), a carrying case ($59), LEDs ($30) and $24 for shipping.
To: All American Sports Corp.
For: Reconditioned football helmets.
To: Anderson Erickson Dairy
For: Purchase of milk and dairy products.
To: Apple Computer Inc.
For: Purchase of iPad 2s with WiFi and 16GB, plus a $1,000 Apple voucher for East High School.
To: Armored Knights
For: Payment for armored car services at $211.45 each.
To: Alison Arnold
For: Reimbursement payment for a purchase of snacks from Dahls Foods for conferences.
To: Baker Electric Inc.
For: Payment for services installing cameras at Prospect and Pleasant Hill, an intercom at Madison and other services.
To: Band Shoppe
For: Purchase of a 10-inch plume storage case ($129.90), plus next-day air shipping ($141.20).
To: Linda Bender
For: Payment for the cost of repurposing old T-shirts.
Salaries 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