Bayfield County Journal The

Bayfield County Journal The
SCOTT WALKER
GOVERNOR
SCOTT A. NEITZEL
SECRETARY
Division of Enterprise Operations
State Bureau of Procurement
101 East Wilson Street, 6th Floor
Post Office Box 7867
Madison, WI 53707-7867
Voice (608) 266-2605
Fax (608) 267-0600
http://vendornet.state.wi.us
December 11, 2015
KEEP THIS DOCUMENT FOR YOUR RECORDS
Bayfield County Journal The
Carol Rydberg
122 W 3rd Street
PO Box 313
Ashland, WI 54806-1661
2016 Certification of Legal Notice Rates for Newspapers
This letter certifies that the newspaper listed above may collect a fee for publishing legal notices required by
Wisconsin law. Certification requirements are reviewed and legal are updated annually pursuant Chapter 10
ELECTION DATES AND NOTICES and 985 PUBLICATION OF LEGAL NOTICES; PUBLIC NEWSPAPERS;
FEES of the Wisconsin Statutes.
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Part One lists information currently on file about this newspaper
Part Two addresses general legal/public notices
Part Three covers election facsimile ballots
Part Four contains general information about the certification process
Effective Dates
Unless otherwise updated and amended, this certification letter governs notices published on:
January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.
Part 1 -- Newspaper Information
The information below will determine the rates/fee for this newspaper and is published on the Internet. Contact the
Department of Administration IMMEDIATELY with changes to any of the information listed in this document:
Paid Circulation:
Circulation Adjust:
Day(s) Published:
County:
551
0%
Th
Ashland
Telephone:
Fax:
E-Mail:
Parent Co.:
(715) 682-2313
(715) 682-4699
crydberg@ashlanddailypress.net
APG Media of Wisconsin, LLC
Part 2 -- General Legal Notices
Section 985.08 of the Wisconsin Statutes provides for publishing legal notices calculated on a per line basis:
Fees for publishing. (1) “The fee for publishing a legal notice shall be not more than the rate issued by the department
of administration for the first and subsequent insertions per standard line. The charge for the publication of a facsimile
ballot shall be computed as if the area occupied by the ballot were set in standard lines. If a legal notice contains tabulated
matter, then the fees allowable for the area containing such matter shall be increased 50% of the standard line base rate
without adjustment for circulation premium. Composed matter shall be interpreted as being tabular when it contains 2 or
more justifications per line.”
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Your newspaper is certified for the fonts and column widths in the following list. Use the corresponding adjusted line
rates to calculate fees.
Font(s)
Point
Size
Alphabet
Length
Column
Width
Font
Base
Arial
Arial
Arial
Arial
Arial
Arial
Arial Bold
Arial Bold
Arial Bold
Arial Bold
Arial Bold
Arial Bold
Arial Italic
Arial Italic
Arial Italic
Arial Italic
Arial Italic
Arial Italic
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
102
102
102
102
102
102
112
112
112
112
112
112
102
102
102
102
102
102
9.83
20.26
30.68
41.12
51.55
61.98
9.83
20.26
30.68
41.12
51.55
61.98
9.83
20.26
30.68
41.12
51.55
61.98
0.4973
1.0249
1.5525
2.0804
2.6080
3.1359
0.4529
0.9334
1.4139
1.8946
2.3751
2.8559
0.4973
1.0249
1.5525
2.0804
2.6080
3.1359
ADJUSTED RATES
First
Subsqt
Insert
Insert
0.4973
1.0249
1.5525
2.0804
2.6080
3.1359
0.4529
0.9334
1.4139
1.8946
2.3751
2.8559
0.4973
1.0249
1.5525
2.0804
2.6080
3.1359
0.3928
0.8095
1.2263
1.6433
2.0600
2.4770
0.3577
0.7372
1.1168
1.4965
1.8761
2.2558
0.3928
0.8095
1.2263
1.6433
2.0600
2.4770
State law allows state agencies, municipalities, and any other units of government may place an order for public
notices in a display or classified manner. Section 985.08(7), Wis. Stats., provides as follows:
“The discretion of utilizing the display method of publishing official materials shall be vested solely in the
public authority ordering such publication and the rate charged for publication in this instance shall not exceed
the regular commercial display advertising rate of the publisher.”
Part 3 -- Ballots
Fees for publishing ballots are calculated by area. The fee is charged as if the area occupied by the ballot were set in
the standard line described in s. 985.08 (2)(a), Wis. Stats.
“All legal notices shall be in Arial type face. A standard line shall be 6−point Arial on a 6−point leading
without spacing between the lines, and 11 picas in length. One inch equals 6 postscript pica and 72 postscript
points. Nonstandard line lengths shall be allowed with adjustments in fees according to variations in line
length.”
To calculate ballot rates use the current statute standard line rate of $0.7096 first insert and $0.5605 subsequent
insertion, multiplying by 12 lines per inch, then dividing by 11 picas per column and applying the newspaper’s
circulation adjustment.
Use the following worksheet to calculate fees for ballots:
a) Measure the width of the ballot in picas (1 inch = 6 picas = 72 points):
b) Measure the height (single column) of the ballot in inches:
c) Multiply line (a) times line (b) equals:
d) Enter the appropriate adjusted facsimile ballot rate from the table below:
Range
First Insert:
8,0000 or less
8,001-12,000
12,001-16,000
16,001-20,000
20,001-24,000
24,001 and up
Subsequent Insert:
(a) __________
(b) __________
(c) __________
(d) $__________
Circulation Adjustment
$0.7096
0%
15%
30%
45%
60%
75%
$0.5605
Ballot Rate per line
$0.7741
$0.8902
$1.0063
$1.1225
$1.2386
$1.3547
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8,0000 or less
8,001-12,000
12,001-16,000
16,001-20,000
20,001-24,000
24,001 and up
e) Multiply line (c) times line (d) =
0%
15%
30%
45%
60%
75%
$0.6115
$0.7032
$0.7949
$0.8866
$0.9783
$1.0700
TOTAL $__________
Sample Ballots shall be published per the copy furnished by the county and municipal clerks. Introductory and
descriptive text includes material which accompanies the ballot but which in itself is not part of the actual ballot. Fees
for such are not calculated as facsimile ballots. Unless directed otherwise by the election official, this material should
be published using the appropriate legal notice font and line rate from this certification.
s. 5.94 “Sample ballots; publication. When an electronic voting system employing a ballot that is distributed to
electors is used, the county and municipal clerk of the county and municipality in which the polling place
designated for use of the system is located shall cause to be published, in the type B notices, a true actual−size
copy of the ballot containing the names of offices and candidates and statements of measures to be voted on, as
nearly as possible, in the form in which they will appear on the official ballot on election day. The notice may
be published as a newspaper insert. Municipal clerks may post the notice if the remainder of the type B notice
is posted.”
SIZE: Election ballots may not be enlarged. If appropriate to provide a proper fit for a newspaper's standard column
width, ballots may be reduced in size photographically. If reduced, the fee calculations are based on the area covered
by the ballot as published, i.e., after it is reduced.
Chapter 10 of the Wisconsin Statutes provides the information necessary to publish election ballots in newspapers.
OPTICAL SCAN BALLOTS: These were developed after the requirements of Chapter 985 Wisconsin Statutes were
established. Responsibility for readability lies with the county or municipality placing the notice.
Part 4 -- General Information
QUALIFICATIONS: Section 985.03, Wis. Stats., establishes the minimum requirements for a newspaper to be
eligible to publish legal notices. See 985.03(1) for clarification of the following:
a) Has been published regularly and continuously for 2 of the 5 preceding years in the city, village or town where
published.
b) Has had a bona fide paid circulation during the period in (a) above which constitutes 50% or more of its
circulation.
c) That has had actual subscribers at each publication of not less than 1,000 copies in 1st and 2nd class cities, or 300
copies if in 3rd and 4th class cities, villages or towns.
d) Appears at regular intervals and at least once a week and contains reports of happenings of recent occurrence of a
varied character, such as political, social, moral and religious subjects, designed to inform the general reader.
MEASUREMENTS: For purposes of this certification, 1 inch = 6 picas = 72 points.
RATES: Wisconsin Statutes establish the standard line rate for publication of legal notices and the annual adjustment
procedure. The rates for each newspaper are calculated by adjusting for the font alphabet length, the newspaper's
column width(s) and total paid circulation. (Please refer to s. 985.08(2)(a), Wis. Stats.)
INSERTION: Use first insert rates to calculate fees for the first date a notice or ballot is published. First insert rates
include an allowance for preparatory work by the publisher. Use subsequent insert rates for repeat publications of the
same notice or ballot, i.e., when no additional preparation is needed.
COPY: When electronic copy for the entire legal notice or substantial areas thereof is provided, eliminating
typesetting, enlargements or reductions, or other changes by the newspaper, the maximum rate is the same as the
maximum rate established under sub.(1) for subsequent insertions. (Please refer to s. 985.08 (2)(b), Wis. Stats.))
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TEAR SHEETS: Upon request, a tear sheet proof of a multiple insertion notice shall be mailed to the advertiser or
the advertiser's attorney within 72 hours after the first insertion, and an additional charge of $1 for such tear sheet
proof may be made. (Please refer to s. 985.08 (8), Wis. Stats.)
AFFIDAVITS: The fee for an affidavit of publication shall be $1.00. (Please refer to s. 985.12(4), Wis. Stats.)
RENEWALS: Annually updated legal notice rate certification to newspapers who meet the statutory requirements.
Newspapers need to contact the State Bureau of Procurement for any changes in address, font size, column width or
any of the items listed in this certification. (Please refer to s. 985.08(1), Wis. Stats.)
Newspapers must contact the Department of Administration for any changes in public notice contact personnel,
address, font sizes, column width and/or any of the items listed in this certification.
If you have any questions about this certification, please email me at: william2.goff@wisconsin.gov or you can call me
at (608) 266-1002.
Sincerely,
Bill Goff
Newspaper Certification Program
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