The city of Gillette is setting aside money for its annual membership dues to the Wyoming Association of Municipalities, but it isn't handing over the money just yet.
The Gillette News Record reports the City Council decided at a work session Tuesday to see if its concerns with the advocacy group can be fixed first.
City officials most recently have been upset about new state legislation that says cities can't enforce ordinances beyond a half-mile of city limits. Mayor Tom Murphy says the Wyoming County Commissioners Association lobbied successfully for the bill while the Wyoming Association of Municipalities did little to stop it.
Wyoming Association of Municipalities executive director George Parks says there's time to address the city's concerns before membership dues must be paid in October.