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Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines.


Amount: $5,720

To: All Country Construction

For: Payment for services for conducting a final inspection of a residential property at 3120 E. Washington Ave., in Des Moines.


Amount: $205.50

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To: Forestry Suppliers Inc. (Mississippi)

For: Purchase of three bark scrapers, including $12.93 in shipping charges, for the Public Works Forestry Division.


Amount: $250

To: Iowa Association of Building Officials

For: Payment for a 2014 membership for building 11 Permit and Development Center officials.


Amount: $350

To: Iowa Department of Public Safety

For: Fees paid for senior police officers Joe Frentress and Jeff Dawson to attend Law Enforcement Intelligence Network School at Des Moines Area Community College April 7-18, offered by the state’s Detective Bureau, which promises to train them on covert surveillance tactics.


Amount: $1,270

To: Bmg Management LLC/AAMCO Transmissions Total Car Care

For: Payment for repair services and parts on a 2010 Ford E-250, which involved swapping out a malfunctioning transmission for rebuilt one ($856 in total transmission parts) and $414 in labor.


Amount: $7.95

To: Alibris (California)

For: Purchase of the book “The Undead Kama Sutra” for the library.


Amount: $85.05

To: Answer Plus Inc.

For: Payment for temporary telephone answering services provided to the city’s “Odor Hotline.”


Amount: $1,000.67

To: Boone Glass Co.

For: Payment for services permanently boarding up windows on the front of the Chesterfield Community Center, first floor only.


Amount: $38,780

To: DTS (Florida)

For: Payment for VUEWorks software contract, including sign inventory, retroflectivity assessment, a $6,000 annual hosting fee and annual maintence.


Amount: $152,604.28

To: Edge Commercial LLC

For: Partial payment for construction work to the police department’s evidence storage facility─a contracted $1,460,200 project.


Salary 2.27Salaries and Such

Name: Boris Jovanovic

Title: Post-Doctorate resident associate

Department: Iowa State University Office of Precollegiate Programs for Talented and Gifted

Annual salary: $22,766.62



The Des Moines City Council recently approved Mechanical Inspector Josh Sullivan to travel to Denver, Colo., from March 2-8, to obtain training offered by the Colorado Chapter of the International Code Council. The training will consist of advanced mechanical training focused on grease hood and duct systems, whole house ventilation, residential mechanical inspection, commercial mechanical inspection and commercial mechanical plan review. This travel expense comes with a $1,994 cost to local taxpayers. CV

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