Friday, August 19, 2022

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Paid for by taxpayers in… Polk County


Amount: $9,935.70

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

For: The purchase of supplies such as bathroom sandals, razors, socks and trousers for the Polk County Jail inmates.


Amount: $4,493.44

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To: Central Service and Supply Inc.

For: Purchase of public works materials such as 10 grab hooks ($196) and four tire chains (at $1,074.36 each).


Amount: $1,693.75

To: Communications Technologies Inc.

For: Payment for information technology services, labor and materials for a project on Jan. 9 connecting fiber optic cables at Second Avenue and Court Avenue.


Amount: $45,1173.07

To: Corizon DBA Prison Health Services Inc. (Chicago, Ill.)

For: Payment for off-site aggregate health care services and products rendered for July 2010 to June 2013 as per contractual agreement.


Amount: $2,040

To: Crucell Vaccines Inc. (Miami Lakes, Fla.)

For: Purchase of 240 typhoid vaccines for the Polk County Health Department.


Amount: $1,499

To: EnerGov Solutions (Duluth, Ga.)

For: Registration fee for public works employee, Jacqueline Hibbard, to attend the System Administration Certification courses during a four-day stay, April 7-10.


Amount: $624.57

To: Event Decorators of Iowa Inc.

For: Purchase of 17 folding chairs and 18, six-foot, skirted tables for the Polk Coutny Family Enrichment Center’s legislative days at the State Capitol, including a $70 delivery fee and $30 in labor.


Amount: $340

To: FBI National Academy Associates (Stafford, Va.)

For: Payment of 2013 membership dues for four Polk County Sheriff’s Office employees at $85 each.


Amount: $2,353.35

To: Gempler’s (Madison, Wis.)

For: Purchase of supplies, such as pig skin insulated gloves, bandanas, ear plugs, shovels, spray gun and tubes of hand cleaner for the Conservation Department.


Amount: $5,157.75

To: General Fire and Safety Equipment Company

For: Fees for annual alarm inspections ($1,245) and general repair and maintenance at the courthouse and the new county jail, plus new materials, including $25 in freight fees.


Amount: $2,045.40

To: GoodSource Solutions (Carlsbad, Calif.)

For: Purchase of beef and veil patties and peanut butter for the county jail.


Amount: $2,115.38

To: Hewlett-Packard Company (Chicago, Ill.)

For: Purchase of two laptops, a docking station, a printer and an LCD monitor for General Services Deparment.


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Name: Carin Crain

Title: Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Department: The University of Iowa College of Law

Years served: 4.5

Annual salary: $140,065.04



The Des Moines City Council recently approved senior park planner Kevin Moran to travel to San Antonio, Texas, from May 12 – 15, to attend The National ADA Symposium. The conference is said to provide educational opportunities necessary for Moran to complete certification as an ADA Coordinator. Federal law requires a minimum of one ADA coordinator on staff for a city of greater than 50 employees. This travel expense comes with a $1,509.84 price tag to local taxpayers. CV

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