Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Paid for by taxpayers in… City of Des Moines


Amount: $76.32

To: DEMCO (Wisconsin)

For: Four aluminum directional arrow signs

Amount: $18,425

To: Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (Illinois)


For: Analytical services

Amount: $127.08

To: Carpenter Uniform Co

For: Various polo shirts and “Community Ambassador” clothing transfers

Amount: $61.02

To: Best Buy

For: Logitech wireless keyboard shipped to the police department

Amount: $250

To: World Food Prize

For: Rental fee for the City of Des Moines Reception and Dinner held at the Hall of Laureates

Amount: $34

To: Recorder Polk County

For: One affidavit and one deed for the City of Des Moines Engineering Department

Amount: $300

To: Akili Design

For: The design of a softball logo charged to the Parks and Recreation Department

Amount: $300

To: Jim’s Sailing Center

For: Four sailboat halyard lines and wires

Amount: $1,500

To: After School Arts Program

For: Programming for the ASAP Summer Arts Camp

Amount: $71.50

To: Des Moines Rental Events & Equipment

For: One Honda generator used for three to four days

Amount: $600

To: Christopher the Conquered

For: A performance at E.K. Davis Park on July 5

Amount: $460.28

To: AmSan (Florida)

For: Bath tissue, paper towels, foam soap and other sanitation items for the Des Moines Public Library

Amount: $650

To: Digital Matters Production

For: A 30-minute show of City Spotlight – Special Sports Edition

Amount: $4,871.72

To: Eurest Services (Illinois)

For: Monthly janitorial services for the Public Library of Des Moines

salaries 7-24Salaries and such

Name: Kalpaj Parekch

Title: Physician and Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Department: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Annual Salary: $450,000


The Des Moines City Council approved the travel expenses for Chief of Police Judy Bradshaw to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual meeting from Oct. 24-29. The conference provides networking opportunities with other police chiefs around the world, along with training classes and information about new products and technologies available for law enforcement. This comes at a cost of $2,078 to taxpayers. CV

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