Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… Polk County


Amount: $1,674

To: A Rifkin Company (Wilkes-Barre, Penn.) 

For: Purchase of posts and barriers to rope off election sites.


Amount: $777.70

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To: ASFCME Local 1868 

For: Reimbursement payment for half of Amanda Tyler’s earnings who provides support staffing ($22.22 per hour).


Amount: $4,164.25 

To: Allendan Seed Company

For: Purchase of seed for the conservation department.


Amount: $872.29 

To: Barnes Distribution Group Inc. 

For: Purchase of parts and shop supplies for the conservation board.


Amount: $1,489.10

To: Bob Barker Company Inc. (Fuquay-Varina, N.C.)

For: Purchase of bath products such as toothpaste and soap for the Polk County Jail.


Amount: $159.50 

To: Brandmeyer Popcorn Company 

For: Purchase of 100 pounds of yellow popcorn and oil pouches for the Southside Senior Center.


Amount: $147.20

To: Child Abuse Council (Rock Island, Ill.) 

For: Payment for travel expenses for participation at the Annual IFDA Retreat, including mileage at 40 cents per mile ($47.20).


Amount: $1,158.74 

To: Inter-Mountain Laboratories Inc. (Sheridan, Wyo.) 

For: Payment for services re-certifying and re-calibrating the Streamline FTS at the Polk County Health Department.


Amount: $900 

To: Commercial Bag and Supply Company 

For: Purchase of 500 pounds of shop towels.


Amount: $461.61 

To: Domino’s Pizza

For: Purchase of pizzas for the Polk County Family Enrichment Center workshops throughout October ($186.52), plus purchase of 33 pizzas for an Oct. 23 special function at the Central Senior Center ($275.09).


Amount: $3,780.87 

To: Hawkeye Food Service Distribution 

For: Purchase of fruits and veggies for the Polk County Jail.


Amount: $4,410

To: Iowa Department of Public Safety 

For: Fees for 427 new and 13 renewed weapons permits in Polk County.


Salaries and Such 

Name: Tanya Warren 

Title: University of Northern Iowa Women’s Basketball Head Coach 

Department: Athetics

Years served: Since 2008

Annual salary: $105,000



The Des Moines City Council recently approved Detective Denise Schafnitz to travel to Austin, Texas, from Dec. 2 – 6, to attend a Principles of Fraud Examination course sponsored by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. The course offers basic training in fraud examination which is said to enhance investigative skills, resulting in higher quality case investigations and improved court testimony. This expense comes with a $2,380.40 price tag to local tax-payers. CV

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