Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines.10/30/2013
To: Competitive Edge
For: Purchase of 500 polyester lanyards for Des Moines Parks and Recreation, including $16 in freight fees.
To: Graffiti Graffics Inc. (sic)
For: Purchase of 15 two-sided “Walk In the Park” graphics for Parks and Rec.
To: Hy-Vee Hickory House
For: Purchase of 30 catered $7 meals on Oct. 3 during snow plow testing.
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).
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.
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.
To: Spotlight Entertainment
For: Payment for services providing Super Bowl announcing and music on Oct. 24.
To: Dennis Streyffelen
For: Purchase of 700 corn stalks ($245) and 97 bales of straw ($727.50) for East Locust Street.
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).
To: Universal Printing Services
For: Purchase order for five Nike Performance yoga shirts through Parks and Rec.
To: Voorhees Taekwondo LLC
For: Payment for Pioneer-Columbus regular classes and pee-wee classes.
To: Carpenter Uniform Co.
For: Purchase of gun holsters, belts and magazine pouches for the Police Department.
Salaries 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