Thursday, December 8, 2022

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Paid for by taxpayers in… Polk County


Amount: $2,560

To: Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler

For: Payment for legal defense services preparing a subpoena for David Wetsch and other pretrial services and conferences (12.8 hours at $200 per hour).


Amount: $6,905

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To: Pay-Less Office Products Inc. (Omaha, Neb.)

For: Purchase of office chairs, including $82 in total freight fees.


Amount: $1,032

To: Quail Rock Ranch LLC

For: Purchase of 240 bags of livestock bedding for Jester Park.


Amount: $76.52

To: Pay-Less Office Products Inc. (Omaha, Neb.)

For: Purchase of two boxes of Ibuprofen.


Amount: $165.11

To: H and S Feed and Country Store

For: Purchase of horse feed for the Jester Park Equestrian Center.


Amount: $6,257

To: Jaguar Software (Sullivan, Ill.)

For: Payment for software development services.


Amount: $1,105

To: JC’s Tree Services

For: Purchase of a semitruck load of playground mulch, shipped to Malley’s with a $25 fuel surcharge included for Polk County Conservation.


Amount: $735.78

To: John Boyt Industrial Sewing

For: Payment for repair and maintenance services to a 65-inch, 13-ounce laminate curtain, including track and parts, for the new jail.


Amount: $1,895.17

To: Keltek Inc.

For: Purchase of a 14-inch HD laptop with a three-year protection plan for the Sheriff’s Office.


Amount: $700

To: Dave Knock

For: Payment for mediation services for the Polk County Attorney’s Office Restorative Justice Center — six sessions in all, at $40 an hour.


Amount: $239,191

To: Manatron Inc. (Chicago, Ill.)

For: Payment for contracted services setting up county-wide data processing, including data conversion and user training through the Polk County Information Technology Department.


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Name: Barry D. Matsumoto

Title: Associate Professor of Law

Department: University of Iowa College of Law

Years of service: 39

Annual salary: $102,474.62



The Des Moines City Council recently approved PTS Administrator Robert Fox and CAD Specialist Dani Wilson to travel to Las Vegas, Nev., from June 3 – 6, to attend a conference sponsored by Hexagon Corporation, the developer of Intergraph software. The conference is said to provide opportunities for them to learn more about the current and future releases of Intergraph and also provide an opportunity for their certification on the product. Each was approved a $1,900 travel expense funded by local tax payers. CV

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