Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines5/21/2014
To: Carpenter Uniform
For: Purchase of uniforms for the Sheriff’s Office, including $275.70 for patrol; $938.80 for detectives; $4,647.34 for jail staff; $879.93 for court staging; $384.48 for court services; and $2,993.40 worth of patrol vests.
To: Clive Power Equipment
For: Purchase of parts, repair and maintenance for the Conservation Department, including fuel, air and oil filters and a $91.07 seatbelt kit for mowers.
To: Michelle Collette
For: Payment for 111.5 primary hours serving as the nurse examiner for the Sexual Assault Response Team.
To: Ed Roehr Safety Products (Missouri)
For: Purchase of air cartridges for Tasers for the Conservation Board.
To: Fexsteve Limited Company
For: Payment for lead-removal services provided to 1301 Payton Ave.
To: Field Paper Company (Nebraska)
For: Purchase of paper.
To: Forestry Suppliers Inc. (Mississippi)
For: Purchase of a GPS mapping device ($199.99), fuses for forest fire torch ($358.50), a retractable ratchet tie-down ($21.25), gloves ($18.90), wind/waterproof lighters ($49.50) and two books — ”Getting To Know ARC GIS” ($79.95) and “Field Guide to Wildflowers” ($21.95) — plus $106.36 in shipping charges for the Conservation Board.
To: Hammer Pharmacy
For: Purchase of medications for youth in detention.
Amount: $868.74 (Texas)
To: Insight Public Sector
For: Purchase of data processing supplies ($190.44) and PC software ($678.30).
To: Iowa Cancer Consortium
For: Payment for services mitigating radon from people’s homes.
To: Iowa Department of Public Health
For: Purchase of Vital Records security paper.
To: Iowa Events Center
For: Payment for catering ($121) and audio-visual ($80) services for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Meeting held on Feb. 13.
Salaries and such
Name: Randy Ripperger
Title: Polk County Assessor
Department: Polk County Assessor’s Office
Annual Salary: $132,667
Years of service: Appointed by the Polk County Board of Supervisors last week after 33 years of service as the Chief Deputy Assessor (which afforded him 6 percent longevity pay equaling $7,509).
The Des Moines City Council recently approved Senior Police Officer John Scarlett to travel to Austin, Texas, from June 15-19, to attend the International Narcotics Interdiction Association’s “Sky Narc” Training Conference. The training promises to offer numerous classes on the current trends regarding illegal narcotic trafficking, terrorist interdiction and other criminal activity associated with drug distribution. This travel expense came with a $1,561 price tag to local taxpayers. CV