Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines.


Amount: $510

To: Competitive Edge

For: Purchase of 500 polyester lanyards for Des Moines Parks and Recreation, including $16 in freight fees.


Amount: $382.50

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To: Graffiti Graffics Inc. (sic)

For: Purchase of 15 two-sided “Walk In the Park” graphics for Parks and Rec.


Amount: $210

To: Hy-Vee Hickory House

For: Purchase of 30 catered $7 meals on Oct. 3 during snow plow testing.


Amount: $46,742.66

To: Iowa Cubs Sports Turf Management

For: Purchase of Cownie Soccer products and equipment ($15,161.67) and salary and benefits ($10,177.30); Little League products and equipment ($1,351.24), plus salary and benefits ($3,798.47); and DSM Softball products and equipment ($2,172.94) and salary and benefits ($14,081.04).

Amount: $1,235

To: MERIT Managment Resources Inc.

For: Payment for an Oct. 2 customer service training class for six Public Works employees, four police, one person in the Finance Department, one in engineering, two Parks employees, eight in housing, one library staff member, two in Human Resources and one CD/NID.


Amount: $679.80

To: Midwest Professional Staffing LLC

For: Payment for temporary employment wages for Rebecca Doran, 93.5 hours at $17.21 per hour at the Police Department.


Amount: $100

To: Spotlight Entertainment

For: Payment for services providing Super Bowl announcing and music on Oct. 24.


Amount: $972.50

To: Dennis Streyffelen

For: Purchase of 700 corn stalks ($245) and 97 bales of straw ($727.50) for East Locust Street.


Amount: $998.50

To: United Seeds Inc.

For: Purchase of 40 pounds of Butte Side oats ($648), Jerry Seed oats ($38) and Iowa State University special mix ($312.50).


Amount: $190

To: Universal Printing Services

For: Purchase order for five Nike Performance yoga shirts through Parks and Rec.


Amount: $1,036

To: Voorhees Taekwondo LLC

For: Payment for Pioneer-Columbus regular classes and pee-wee classes.


Amount: $2,130.67

To: Carpenter Uniform Co.

For: Purchase of gun holsters, belts and magazine pouches for the Police Department.



Salary 103113Salaries and Such

Name: James McCormick

Title: Professor and Department Chair

Department: Iowa State University Department of Political Science

Annual salary: $136,034



The Des Moines City Council recently approved Housing Services director Douglas Romig to travel to Cleveland, Ohio, from Oct. 23-26 to attend the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) 2013 National Conference. The conference is said to provide educational sessions and national networking opportunities looking at best practices within the Public Housing industry. This comes at a cost of $1,779 to local taxpayers. CV

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