00-0853R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH DULUTH-SUPERIOR PUBLIC ACCESS COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC., FOR COMMUNITY ACCESS CABLECASTING, TRAINING, PRODUCTION AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES IN 2001 FOR AN AMOUNT OF $170,950.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized and directed to execute that certain agreement filed as Public Document No. ________________ with Duluth-Superior Public Access Community Television, Inc., for providing cablecasting, training, production and administrative services relating to public access television, for a sum of $170,950 to be paid from General Fund 100-015-2050-5541.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes an agreement with PACT to continue to provide services for public access television in Duluth. This agreement is similar to the one PACT operated under last year, except that the funding has increased from $157,500 to $170,950 to cover increased costs of staffing and operating the public access television studio and that contract has been modified to include the live telecasts of city council agenda sessions. The city council had requested the live telecast of its agenda sessions in Resolution No. 00-0589.