City Check Register: Feb ’08

Kid in a candy store, baby. I love reading the city’s check register. A couple months ago I found out that beaver removal costs $250. Who knew?

Here are a few highlights from February 2008:

  • The City of DeKalb paid over $1500 for coffee for all departments
  • A check for $370 was issued to the high school’s post-prom committee
  • Hitchcock Design was paid nearly $43,000
  • DeKalb’s firefighters bought 3 shiny new french fry cutters from Cabela’s for a total of $291.54
  • Here is Cabela’s industrial french fry cutter. Sounds pretty cool:

    Made from heavy-duty cast iron, this simple-to-operate manual cutter features a stainless steel trough, sturdy frame and pusher block and a cast-iron handle. Will cut potatoes up to 6″ long. Can be countertop-mounted or vertically mounted on a wall. Capable of producing up to 50 lbs. of fries per hour.

    In truth, I have a hard time begrudging the firefighters anything and don’t mean to be petty, but if I were having a budget crisis I’d find a way to make do with a cutting board and sharp knife.