Compiled by Matt Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Paid for by taxpayers in…
(paid during the week of Sept. 7)
To: Accel Small Engine
For: Service and labor on equipment owned by West Des Moines Fire Department.
To: Acme Printing Co.
For: Fee for 32,000 copies of the Summer/Fall 2009 West Des Moines Magazine Issue No. 19.
To: ADP Screening and Selection
For: Background/screening checks for new hires from July 28 to Aug. 29 by West Des Moines Human Resources.
For: Purchase of medical supplies for West Des Moines Fire Department.
To: Bennett’s Tree Service Inc.
For: Removal of storm-damaged Ash Tree in over sidewalk by shelter issued by West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department.
To: Mark Brewick
For: Mileage reimbursement for month of August.
To: Celebration River Cruises
For: River lunch cruise for 88 passengers for the Senior Day Trip on Oct. 21 by West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department.
To: Don Cox
For: Miscellaneous reimbursement for Don Cox to attend the Chief’s Conference in Dallas, Texas, from Aug. 24 to 29.
To: Fesler’s Inc.
For: Purchase of 129 decibel rotating CD siren used by West Des Moines Fire Department, 3421 Ashworth Road.
To: Greater Des Moines Baseball Co.
For: Admission fees for the Youth in Parks program on Aug. 12 by West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department.
To: Historic Valley Junction Foundation
For: Registration for Downtown Summit Conference in Ames from Aug. 25 to 28.
To: Hy-Vee Inc.
For: Pound supplies and prisoner meals, West Des Moines Police Department.
To: Iowa Methodist Occupational
For: New and rehire Employee drug/physicals for West Des Moines Human Resources Department.
To: West Des Moines Community Schools
For: Payment for gym rental at Hillside Elementary, April 2009.
To: Jerry Keener
For: Mileage reimbursement from Aug. 11 and 12.
To: Progressive Medical International
For: Purchase of medical supplies for West Des Moines EMS.
To: The Quad City Times – Muscatine Journal
For: Recruitment ad for one-time run of 90 lines for law enforcement police officer by City of West Des Moines.
Your taxes (not) at work
Location: Overpass of I-80/35 and Hickman Road.
Problem: Displaced highway sign — for several weeks — which continues to be a hazard to motorists.
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Salaries and Such
Name: Tom Gronstal
Title: Superintendent of Iowa Division of Banking
Years experience: 8
Annual salary: $105,116.65
The Des Moines City Council recently approved $1,318 for Brian Dennis, FSS coordinator, to attend the 2009 National Service Coordinator Conference in Chicago, Ill., from Sept. 19 to 23. The council also approved $850 for Thomas Vlassis, council member, to attend the National League of Cities Conference in Muskegon, Mich., from Sept. 22 to 26. The council also approved $2,190 for Douglas Philiph, assistant city attorney, to attend the IACP Annual Conference in Denver, Colo., from Oct. 2 to 6. The conference allows attorneys to keep current on legal and other issues affecting law enforcement. The amount budgeted for travel for the 2010 fiscal year is $629,436. The amount expended for travel as of Sept. 4 is $56,177.