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Sponsored by: Clerk <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2009 -142 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT THROUGH DECEMBER 31, <br /> 2010, WITH ALASKA NEWSPAPERS, INC. FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING <br /> IN THE SEWARD PHOENIX LOG AT A REDUCED RATE OF $335.50 PER <br /> WEEK AND ESTABLISHES OTHER CITY ADVERTISING RATES AT <br /> $11.00 PER COLUMN INCH <br /> WHEREAS, the City Clerk's Office produces, on a weekly basis, display advertisements <br /> announcing City of Seward meetings which are required by law; and <br /> WHEREAS, these ads are usually produced in the Seward Phoenix Log under the section <br /> known as the "City Calendar "; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City's contract for advertising in The Seward Phoenix Log expires every <br /> December; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Seward Phoenix Log has provided advertising services in the past and has <br /> given the City a huge measure of flexibility in meeting deadlines in order to guarantee that <br /> advertising occurs during established code - required, and Alaska Open Meeting Law time frames; and <br /> WHEREAS, to keep the city' s business, Alaska Newspapers, Inc. has agreed to reduce rates, <br /> not only for the city calendar, but for other department's advertising needs to $11.00 per column <br /> inch; and <br /> WHEREAS, this results in approximately a 32% decrease for department advertising, and a <br /> 20% decrease for the city calendar advertising, taking it back to 2007 prices; and <br /> WHEREAS, this agreement obligates the City to advertise a half page, 30 column inch ad <br /> for 52 weeks with Alaska Newspapers, Inc. at a reduced rate of $11.00 per column inch each week, <br /> plus a $5.50 weekly notarized Affidavit of Publication; and <br /> WHEREAS, this contract also establishes additional city advertising for other departments at <br /> the much reduced rate of $11.00 per column inch for the same year; and <br /> WHEREAS, it is required by charter and code and in the public interest to publish the bulk <br /> of the City's ads in a local newspaper, and The Seward Phoenix Log is currently the only regularly <br /> published newspaper within the City of Seward. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br />