Thursday, December 8, 2022

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Paid for by taxpayers in… City of Des Moines


Amount: $916.40

To: Farmer’s Insurance Group (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

For: Payment for property damage claim against police department for incident on Jan. 22 when a police chase resulted in the damage of a car.


Amount: $446

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To: Home Furnishings Sales and Rentals

For: The purchase of a bunk bed and three twin-sized mattresses for Housing Services Division.


Amount: $560

To: Paplow Roofing

For: The installation of gutters at 933 S.E. 28th St.


Amount: $400

To: Brevard Extraditions (Melbourne, Fla.)

For: The cost of transporting a prisoner from Bartholomew County, Ind., to Des Moines to be processed at the Polk County Jail.


Amount: $455

To: Violation Processing Center (Latham, N.Y.)

For: Payment for services doling out red light- and speed camera-issued citations at city government facilities from March 8 – 14. There were seven different citations, $65 each.


Amount: $2,000

To: Walnut Creek Promotions

For: The purchase of long-sleeved logo T-shirts for the Guns n’ Hoses hockey game between police officers and firefighters.


Amount: $30

To: Sandra Zimmerman

For: Payment of a property damage claim after Zimmerman’s mailbox was damaged during snow removal.


Amount: $46,083

To: Central Iowa Shelter and Services

For: Payment for emergency shelter and support services for 2012.


Amount: $1,495

To: The Iowa Clinic

For: Cost of treadmill tests for Des Moines firefighters.


Amount: $ 71,200

To: J. Pettiecord Inc.

For: Payment for demolition services at 1823 Raccoon St.


Amount: $1,985


For: Advertising for Human Rights department for the Fair Housing campaign.


Amount: $445

To: Prairie Moon Nursery

For: The purchase of various native seeds for Spring Planting Inc.


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Name: Herbert Hovenkamp

Title: Professor; Ben and Dorothy Willie Chair

Department: The University of Iowa College of Law

Years of service: 27

Annual salary: $302,514.18



Des Moines City Council recently approved Senior Police Officer Jim Kelly to travel to Westminster, Colo., from April 21 – 26, to receive training which is said to enable him with the knowhow to repair Smith and Wesson revolvers and pistols. This travel expense comes with a $2,307 price tag to local taxpayers. CV

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