Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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Paid for by taxpayers in… Polk County


Amount: $2,750

To: Acme Signs

For: Purchase of 10 basic graphic kits for 10 new Ford Explorer police vehicles, not including the cost of installation.


Amount: $23,730.48

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To: Ahlers and Cooney P.C.

For: Payment for legal fees in relation to a Polk County vs. Populous Inc. lawsuit, including $1,347.88 charged for travel expenses alone.


Amount: $1,300

To: Broadlawns Medical Center

For: Payment for general laboratory services and a reimbursement of a fixed expense.


Amount: $710.65

To: Business Publications

For: Payment for printing fees in order to publish Polk County Board of Supervisor proceedings.


Amount: $918

To: Central Iowa Regional Transportation Planning Alliance

For: Payment of the 2014 fiscal year’s transportation planning activities at a 13-cent per capita assessment rate with the 7,060 populations figure based on the 2010 Census.


Amount: $42,000

To: Central Iowa Shelter and Services

For: Payment for the 2013-14 term of a three-year contract that allows individuals 18 years and older to have access to shelter and services through the term of July 1, 2012 to July 30, 2015.


Amount: $1,959.14

To: CenturyLink

For: Monthly payment for a 100 Mbps Internet IQ Port, 100 M CenturyLink Loop and Internet service for the 101 Court Ave. building.


Amount: $1,041.86

To: Des Moines Area Radio Group

For: Monthly payment for a tower lease at KIOA 93.3.


Amount: $177.40

To: The Des Moines Register

For: Purchase of space to run advertising for applications for six open fifth-district magistrate positions four times.


Amount: $27,000

To: Fair Board

For: Contribution for the 2013-14 fair.


Amount: $2,059

To: Polk County Community, Family and Youth Services

For: Reimbursement of expenses for the electronic monitoring services provided during May 2013.


SALARYSalaries and Such

Name: Lea VanderVelde

Title: Josephine R. Witte Chair

Department: University of Iowa College of Law

Years of service: 28

Annual salary: $205,936.04


Law enforcement grants

The City of Des Moines and Polk County are applying for funding from the 2013 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in the amount of $155,827 in order to purchase law enforcement equipment. The allocation for the City of Des Moines is $143,494 and for Polk County is $12,333. There is no match requirement for this grant opportunity, so the Des Moines City Council recently approved the Justice Assistance Grant application. Sgt. Brent Long said the Polk County Sheriff’s Office is planning to use the money to purchase three in-car video camera systems. The Des Moines Police Department intends to use the money for evidence lab work centers and equipment, a live scan fingerprint machine, ruggedized laptop computers, mobile tablets, hydraulic lifts and safety stands, rolling step ladders, evidence storage lockers and shelving. CV

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