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Member asks that Casper Historic Preservation Commission term limits be dropped

A family poses in front of a fresh house on the corner of 8th and Beech circa early 1900s. The picture is labeled "Daly Home". (Courtesy Photo/Chuck Morrison Collection, Casper College Western History Center)

CASPER, Wyo. — Connie Hall of the Casper Historic Preservation Commission said on Tuesday, May 21 that she thinks term limits for commission members should be dropped.

She explained to the City Council the nature of the commission’s work.

“We guide the City of Casper on preservation, what to tear down and what not to tear down, things like that,” she said.

Hall added that term limits have sometimes made it difficult to find enough members for the commission to function effectively. She asked the City Council to consider dropping the term limits.

“Is it possible to drop our term limits?” she asked.

Casper Mayor Charlie Powell asked City Attorney John Henley whether the commission’s by-laws required Council approval to be amended.

Henley said he wasn’t sure of the answer to that question.

“I’ll have to take a look,” he said.

Powell said that the Council would get back to the commission with an answer.

“We’ll find out,” he said.