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City extends contract with marketing firm FrazierHeiby

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Hilliard City Council has extended a contract with FrazierHeiby to continue community outreach and branding on behalf of the city.

City Council on Jan. 13 adopted a resolution authorizing Economic Development Director David Meeks to enter into a contract renewal for services in an amount not to exceed $65,000.

During the past two years, the Columbus firm developed the city's new logo and motto, "Real People. Real Possibilities," and assisted the city in promoting events.

In other action Jan. 13, City Council members approved resolutions appointing Brent Gilmore and Dean Worthington to the board of zoning appeals. Their terms expired Dec. 31 and each was appointed to a five-year term.

The Planning, Projects and Services Committee also met immediately prior to the City Council session.

Butch Seidle, director of public services, reviewed a bid package for refuse collection and recycling.

The committee approved the draft document and Seidle said he would prepare a formal bid document to be completed by the end of February.

The document provides bidders with all the required information for submitting bids.

Instead of seeking a three-year deal with an option for two one-year extensions, the city's standard practice in the past, the city is seeking a five-year contract with no extensions.

Seidle said the city plans to purchase containers from a third party rather than use the containers a provider would supply, which might be too large for some residences.

The city will bid it separately, potentially with Columbus, and the provider would distribute the containers, Seidle said.

Seidle said he expects as many as five companies to bid.

The current contract for refuse collection and recycling with Rumpke Recycling expires June 30.

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