Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines


Amount: $10,100

To: Lyceum Agency (Oregon)

For: Forty percent of a lecture fee for Rebecca Skloot at the Des Moines Public Library on April 1-2

Amount: $700

To: Public Agency Training Council (Indiana)

Prep Iowa

For: Two police officers to attend a three-day seminar called “Bloodstain Pattern” in Ankeny

Amount: $300

To: U-Select-It

For: Annual renewal of monitoring software

Amount: $1,500

To: ATW Training & Consulting Inc.

For: A seminar called “Leadership Academy: Personal Effectiveness,” given by Rachel Spyksma on July 17

Amount: $816.23

To: Safariland, LLC (Florida)

For: Three knife box packs of 100 and 16 gun boxes with 25 per bundle

Amount: $1,820

To: Plumb Supply Company

For: Two discharge sewage pumps

Amount: $1,500

To: ALLDATA (California)

For: Series of online repairs for the East Side Library

Amount: $654.75

To: AmSan (Florida)

For: Various bathroom and cleaning products for the Des Moines Fire Station

Amount: $87.19

To: Answer Plus

For: Telephone answering service for the City of Des Moines – Odor Hot Line

Amount: $662.65

To: Beautiful Lawns by Long’s LLC

For: Leaf and flower cleanup and bush trimming and removal at the Franklin Library

Amount: $2,426.14

To: Beautiful Lawns by Long’s LLC

For: Mowing, trimming and sidewalk cleaning at municipal buildings and vacant lots paid by the City of Des Moines Real Estate

Amount: $37.19

To: Bone-A-Patreat

For: One “wholesomes lamb” for officer Anthony Ballantini

Amount: $12,378.79

To: BoundTree Medical (Ohio)

For: Various medical, health and safety items for the Des Moines Fire Department

Amount: $2,768.97

To: Bankers Trust Company

For: Parking ramps, Park & Ride and General & Trust and Agency

Salaries 8-7Salaries and such

Name: Mark A. Farley

Title: Football Head Coach

Department:  University of Northern Iowa

Annual Salary: $338,253.08


The Des Moines City Council recently approved funding for travel expenses for Denise Schafnitz, senior police officer, to travel to Las Vegas from Sept. 23-27 to attend two courses sponsored by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. The courses are titled “Effective Report Writing for Fraud Examiners” and “Money Laundering Schemes: Identifying and Investigating.” Both are designed to improve investigative skills and result in higher quality case investigation and a greater suspect prosecution rate. This comes at a cost of $2,041.64 to taxpayers. CV

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