Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines9/18/2013
To: Polk County Medical Examiner
For: Fee for having a blood sample drawn from a 20-year-old Urbandale resident who Des Moines police officer Brian Cuppy suspected may have been operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol at 1:55 a.m. on Aug. 10 at Methodist Hopsital.
For: Payment for 24 traffic enforcement camera violations in August as per contractual agreement.
To: Carpenter Uniform Co.
For: Purchase of uniforms and accessories for the fire department.
To: ABM Parking Services
For: Reimbursement payments for May’s collection from downtown parking areas and a park-and-ride location at Seventh and Center streets.
To: KFL Inc.
For: Payment for services boarding up a house and attached garage at 3229 E. Ovid Ave.
To: AGR Funding Inc (New Jersey)
For: Payment for temporary labor via PeopleWorks Staffing of three landscaping workers each at $13.64 per hour.
To: Corinthian Baptist Church
For: Rental fee for the Fellowship Hall for the Holiday Toy Distribution program in December.
To: Excel Mechanical Co. Inc.
For: Payment for services moving the thermostat in the skywalk at Fifth Street and Keo Way, including two hours of labor at $92 per hour, a $20 trip charge and $23 in materials.
To: Greenwood’s Sewer Service
For: Payment for services televising a two-inch PVC irrigation from where it was dug up and exposed by the control valve on the south side of Court Avenue to locate and fix a broken pipe for the Riverfront Walk project.
To: Illowa Communications
For: Fees to rent the tower for a month ($1,265.31) and utilities ($300) as well as control system access ($300).
To: Pro Boxing Supplies (California)
For: Purchase of two removal uppercut donuts at $74.99 a piece plus an $85.69 freight charge for John Saunders of Windsor Heights to be used by the Eastside Boxing Club.
Salaries and Such
Name: Dong U. Ahn
Title: Professor of Animal Science, poultry products technology
Department: Iowa State University
Annual salary: $86,672
The Des Moines city council recently approved GIS manager Anna Whipple to travel to Providence, R.I., from Sept. 15-19, to attend the URISA GIS Pro Conference to accept for the City an Exemplary Systems in Government Award and give a presentation on the use of GIS for snow operations. This award recognizes the achievements of information technology, public works and the City Clerk’s office to create a GIS tool for both staff and the public to use to understand the snow removal ordinance in effect for their homes, businesss or places of interest. This travel expense costs $1,438.68 to local taxpayers. CV