Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines.1/8/2014
To: Bright Grandview Golf Course
For: Purchase of 75 pizza buffet orders at $12.95 each, including a $125 non-alcoholic drink package, for a Human Resources reception that was held in August.
To: Environmental Compliance Technologies Inc. (Missouri)
For: Payment for services calibrating, verifying and programming the existing Magnetrol Ultrasonic open flow meter at the Des Moines Metropolitan Water Reclamation Authority, including travel and per diem expenses.
To: Family Tree Care LLC
For: Payment for services removing eight trees at Waveland Golf Course on Nov. 11 for the Public Works Department.
To: Jones Lang LaSalle (Illinois)
For: Payment for repair services to the skywalk roof at 801 Grand.
To: Tyco Simplex Grinnell (Illinois)
For: Payment of inspection fees and testing services at Solid Waste, 216 S.E. Fifth St.
To: University of Iowa Public Policy Center
For: Registration fee for Patrick Kozitza to attend the Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy symposium “Adapting to Weather Extremes: the Economic Impact in Iowa,” which was held at Hy-Vee Hall on Dec. 11.
To: Wapsipinicon Almanac
For: Purchase of two almanacs for the library.
To: Iowa Department of Transportation
For: Payment for tabulation of assurance and verification testing costs, including materials, incurred when United Contractors Inc. and Subsidiaries serviced the new dual Pretentioned Precast Concrete Beam (PPCB) bridges over the Des Moines River.
To: Midwest Lock and Security Inc.
For: Payment for services provided to at the Police Department on Dec. 5, including $20 for opening two front-door locks and $50 for making the trip.
Salaries and Such
Name: Mohamad Al-Saqer
Department : Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Science Department of Physics and Astronomy
Annual salary: $34,459
The Des Moines City Council recently approved mayor T. M. Franklin Cownie to travel to Washington, D.C., from Jan. 21-26 to attend the 82nd Winter Meeting of the Unites States Conference of Mayors. The meetings allow Cownie to have peer-to-peer exchange with other mayors on common problems and solutions and also promises sound strategies and effective tools to address the city’s issues in an innovative way. The meetings also offer the chance to engage directly with top officials in the Administration and Congress on priorities. This travel expense comes with a $2,116 price tag to local taxpayers. In lieu of that meeting, for an additional $284.70, the mayor was also approved to attend the 2014 Mayors Innovation Project Winter Meeting in D.C., which also allows for peer-to-peer exchange with other mayors on common problems and solutions, while also providing sound strategies and effective tools to address the city’s issues in an innovative and inclusive way. CV