Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines.


Amount: $148.76

To: Bone-A-Patreat

For: Purchase of dog food for canine and bomb squad dogs at the police department.


Amount: $406.25


To: Applied Ecological Services Inc.

For: Payment for services assessing impacts to golf course.


Amount: $340

To: Architectural Wall Systems

For: Mirror replacement at Forest Avenue Library.


Amount: $175.80

To: Bound Tree Medical

For: Stethoscope for Des Moines Fire Department


Amount: $340

To: CDW Government

For: Samsung LED TV at Wastewater Rec Facility


Amount: $435.24

To: Chicago Tribune

For: Des Moines Public Library newspaper subscription.


Amount: $30,500

To: Elder Corporation

For: Cost to demolish a home at 5403 S.W. Eighth St.


Amount: $144

To: Distinctive Sound

For: Music services at Des Moines Public Library.


Amount: $15

To: Jody Goode

For: Refund on deceased cat.


Amount: $80

To: Steven Barclay Agency

For: Reimbursement payment for airport ground transportation in New York City, N.Y., for Amy Tan’s November 2013 engagement.


Amount: $8,141

To: Iowa Storm Water Education Program

For: Purchase of educational materials.


Amount: $72,500

To: Blank Park Zoo Foundation

For: First quarter payment.


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Name: Ning Fang

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry

Annual salary: $76,105.55

Years on the job: 5.5 years



The Des Moines City Council recently approved building inspectors Jay Mattas and Jeffrey Van Maanen, to travel to Clark County, Nev., from March 9-15, to attend the EduCODE 2014 conference. The conference promises to provide a level of education unavailable locally by assembling national experts in the building codes who will lead classes on the latest codes. The classes and training are said to feature deep discussion of code issues, critical to building inspections and maintaining code compliant, safe and structurally sound projects. The conference will also be an opportunity to network with building professionals who are enforcing current codes and to meet with building officials and inspectors from metropolitan areas all over the country. The total cost for both to go is $3,912.44, paid for by local tax dollars. CV

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