Sunday, January 23, 2022

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Paid for by taxpayers in… Polk County.


Amount: $31,491.88

To: Anderson Erickson Dairy Co.

For: Purchase of dairy products such as milk and cheese and other things like lemonade for the jail.


Amount: $5,010.22


To: Cassidy Technologies (Minnesota)

For: Purchase of two cameras at $55 each, two lock boxes at $125 each, a $110 camera lens, a $277 three-mega-pixel camera lens plus other supplies and shipping costs for various county departments.


Amount: $1,616.71

To: Central Salt

For: Purchase of more than 25 tons of de-icing salt, at $63.60 per ton, on Nov. 1.


Amount: $2,262.24

To: Central Service and Supply Inc. 

For: Purchase of two pairs of chains at $1,131.12 each on Nov. 5.


Amount: $17,453

To: Control Installations IA Inc.

For: Purchase and installation of VAV boxes with DDC control in the micro film area of the Polk County Administration Building.


Amount: $2,924

To: Cott Systems Inc. (Ohio)

For: Payment for maintenance and software support services, including a $186 monthly fee.


Amount: $340

To: Drake Law School

For: Registration fee for Faye Jenkins of the Polk County Attorney’s Office, to participate in the 2013-14 Continuing Legal Education General Practice Review from Dec. 12-13, which offers instruction on business law, workers compensation, bankruptcy, federal practice, ethics and Iowa legal practice, criminal practice and procedures, ethics in mental health and substance abuse issues affecting Iowa lawyers, family law, real estate, employment law, insurance, agriculture law and Iowa civil procedures.


Amount: $102.83

To: Todd Galetich of the Sheriff’s Office

For: Reimbursement payment for meal expenses incurred during a trip to Brookings, S.D., from Oct. 20-25.


Amount: $18,207.18

To: Global Spectrum (Pennsylvania)

For: Payment for management fees for the month of November.


Amount: $1,267

To: Shirley J. Harder DVM

For: Payment for fall shots and teeth floats as well as other veterinary services for animals at the Jester Park Equestrian Center.


Amount: $1,090.06

To: H and S Feed and County Store Inc. 

For: Purchase of horse feed for the Jester Park Equestrian Center.


salarySalaries and Such

Name: Stephanie Madon

Title: Associate professor and associate department chair

Department: Iowa State University Department of Psychology

Annual salary: $91,677.79



The Des Moines City Council approved RMS/DMS specialist John Petersen to travel to Minneapolis, Minn., from Oct. 20-23, where he received training offered by Hands On Training, Inc., covering SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, which focus on setting up SQL Reporting Services, configuring the application and writing advanced reports. The Police Department’s RMS system operates on the SQL database platform, so the city officials felt the training was necessary to maintain the current level of reporting. This came at a $2,321 cost to local taxpayers. CV

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