Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Paid for by taxpayers in… the city of Des Moines

8/13/2014

Amount: $350

To: Plumbing Inc.

For: Additional saw cutting of the street to the west of a street excavation

Amount: $301.68

To: Metro Waste Authority

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For: Street construction and demolition

Amount: $6,828.44

To: Neighborhood Development Corp. C/O Knapp Properties

For: August rent at a 6th Avenue apartment

Amount: $44,978.36

To: Principal Life Insurance Company

For: Various types of insurance for policyholder City of Des Moines

Amount: $358,091

To: Jester Insurance Services

For: Excess work comp policy

Amount: $262.38

To: The Bench Factory (Illinois)

For: Two replacements for Madison bench

Amount: $500

To: Skillpath Seminars (Kansas)

For: Enrollment to attend the Adobe Photoshop Users Conference in Des Moines on Aug. 7

Amount: $2,049.49

To: Midwest Tape (Ohio)

For: Movies and TV shows on DVD for the Des Moines Public Library

Amount: $1,242.97

To: Office Max (Kansas)

For: Various office supplies for the several City of Des Moines departments

Amount: $928

To: Commonwealth Electric Company

For: Material for LED flood lights with wall brackets for the Waste Water Reclamation Facility

Amount: $2,909

To: Namescape (Arizona)

For: rDirectory Enterprise Edition + myPassword one-year maintenance and support renewal

Amount: $142.40

To: Iowa Veterinary Specialties

For: Emergency examination fee, ear cytology and medication for police department canine

Amount: $3,015

To: ATW Training & Consulting Inc.

For: Two leadership academy seminars, one by Max Gage and one by Denise Forney, both at the end of July

Correction: The July 31 issue stated items were paid for by the taxpayers of Polk County, though they were paid for by the taxpayers of the City of Des Moines.

Salaries 8-14Salaries and such

Name: Ronald Weigel

Title: Associate Vice President for UI Health Alliance

Department: University of Iowa

Annual Salary: $734,497

Travel

The Des Moines City Council approved travel for Anthony Beminio, senior police office, to travel to Kansas City, Missouri, from Sept. 14-19 at the July 28 meeting. Beminio will attend a five-day seminar called “Detective and New Criminal Investigator” conducted by the Public Agency Training Council Training Center. It is designed to help familiarize officers with how to conduct follow-up investigations and start to provide the foundation of techniques they can use to become effective detectives. This comes at a cost of $1,364 to taxpayers. CV

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