Thursday, December 8, 2022

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Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines Public School District


Amount: $8,000

To: Allied Construction Services

For: Payment for services putting up a wall between the cafeteria and the gym.


Amount: $2,800

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To: City of Des Moines

For: Fee incurred for public safety officials to follow-up on 22 false alarm fire calls, priced at $100 each.


Amount: $847

To: Decker Sporting Goods

For: Purchase of Diamond catcher’s gear.


Amount: $2,160

To: Forte Banquet and Conference Center

For: Cost of the June 7 Lincoln High School golf outing.


Amount: $11,550

To: Johnston Community School District

For: Purchase of tickets to Adventureland.


Amount: $6,000

To: Marzano Research Laboratory

For: Payment to have guest speaker Dr. Debra Pickering.


Amount: $333.73

To: Papa John’s

For: Purchase of pizza for a choir party.


Amount: $8,120

To: Polk County

For: Payment for truancy mediation in the months of March, April and May.


Amount: $379.28

To: Target

For: Purchase of a Keurig and Keurig carousel.


Amount: $1,258.44

To: Lincoln Town and Country Motors

For: Drivers education car fees.


Amount: $158.27

To: The Yoga Warehouse

For: Purchase of yoga mats plus shipping.


Amount: $8,886.50

To: Metro Sales and Service

For: Purchase of computerized sewing machines.


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Name: Todd Pettys

Title: Associate Dean for Faculty and H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Civil Litigation

Department: University of Iowa College of Law

Years of service: 14

Annual salary: $209,167.98



The Des Moines City Council recently approved Fire Chief John TeKippe to travel to Chicago, Ill., from Aug. 13-17, to attend the International Association of Fire Chiefs 2013 Annual Conference and Expo. The conference promises to provide educational programs including resource deployment planning, community risk analysis, methods of determining appropriate levels of service and effective management of personnel. This travel expense was approved for $2,050 of tax-funded money. CV

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