With the fire department intact, Council meeting more run of the Mills

(Mills Fire Department via Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — More seating was available at the Mills Town Council meeting than at recent sessions.

But one face may have been familiar to citizens who’ve attended Town Council meetings prior to an agreement being reached with the Mills Professional Firefighters union to keep a full-time fire department for another year.

At the Wednesday, June 12 meeting, Mills resident Leah Juarez brought a few budget questions to the Town Council.

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She attended recent meetings in which the Council’s decision to eliminate the fire department was still in effect. Juarez has said she plans to run for the next open seat on the Council and has been coordinating efforts to review the Mills budget.

While she had a few questions for the Council, Juarez also said she’d like to take up a proposal from Mills Mayor Seth Coleman to sit down together and discuss her questions about the budget.

Besides Juarez’s presence at the meeting, it appeared to proceed in a more routine manner.

The Council approved new contractor licenses for 307 Remodeling, AC Electric, Casper Gymnastics Center, Precision Plumbing and Wing It.

They also approved the renewal of 28 business and contractor licenses.

The Council also approved the Fire Department payroll for the period from May 5 to May 21, in the amount of $13,604.33.

The Town Council will next look to establish a fiscal year 2020 budget on Tuesday, June 18.